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‘It could now cost more to look after an elderly parent than to raise a child’

PAYING for the care of just one elderly parent for six years now costs £231,843 – which is the same as the average cost of raising a child for 21 years, according to new research.

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Matthew and Lyndsay Smith with their son, George.

Birthday milestone for Leeds Children’s Hospital boy who wasn’t expected to survive

A BOY who wasn’t expected to survive beyond a few months old is set to celebrate his third birthday tomorrow thanks to doctors at Leeds Children’s Hospital.

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Police identify suspects after two men shot and wounded in Bradford

DETECTIVES investigating a shooting incident in Bradford which left two men injured say they have identified two men they want to trace.
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Inspiration - The late Blue Peter legend John Noakes with his famous dog Shep.

Late Blue Peter legend inspires Harrogate charity show

A conversation with Blue Peter legend John Noakes has inspired a forthcoming Old Time Music Hall charity show in Harrogate.

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Knifepoint robber struck on Huddersfield street

Knifepoint robber struck on Huddersfield street

A TEENAGE knifepoint robber struck in Huddersfield just 20 minutes after an attempted robbery on the same street.
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Harrogate boy with life-limiting condition is able play with friends after charity’s gift

Harrogate boy with life-limiting condition is able play with friends after charity’s gift

A BOY suffering from a life-limiting neurological condition can play with friends at school thanks to a charity’s gift of more than £4,000 worth of specialist equipment.

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Fairytale kingdom at Kirkstall Abbey this weekend

Fairytale kingdom at Kirkstall Abbey this weekend

THE ruins of Kirkstall Abbey will be transformed into a magical fairytale kingdom complete with fairies and goblins this weekend.

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A-level results were announced today.

A-levels 2017: Your results guide for East Yorkshire

Here are the results from the schools and colleges across East Yorkshire.

Education
Clearing is the annual process that matches students without places.

A-levels 2017: Thousands of university places up for grabs... your guide to clearing

Tens of thousands of last-minute degree places could be available today, as universities scramble to attract students still searching for a course.

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Are our children being 'forced' into taking costly degree courses?

A-levels 2017: Students being forced into costly degrees says PMs former policy chief

The "unsustainable and ultimately pointless Ponzi scheme" that higher education has become is burdening graduates with debts and must be radically reformed, Theresa May's former chief of staff has said.
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Thousands of University places are still up for grabs.

A-levels 2017: More than 27,000 courses listed on University clearing website ahead of results

Tens of thousands of last-minute degree places could be available on Thursday, as universities scramble to attract students still searching for a course.
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Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today.

A-levels 2017: One in four expected to achieve top A-level grades

Thousands of teenagers will collect their long-awaited A-level results today, with around one in four entries expected to receive top grades.

Education
Inspirational 69-year-old Leeds athlete competing for Team GB in Canada

Inspirational 69-year-old Leeds athlete competing for Team GB in Canada

A GRANDFATHER-OF-TEN from Leeds is set to represent Team GB at an international sporting event.

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PETER BEAGRIE: Witnesses say he punched woman with fist after drinking in Harrogate.

Former footballer Beagrie spared prison after punching girlfriend in row

A FORMER PREMIER League footballer has avoided prison after being found guilty of punching his girlfriend in a drunken rage.

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Bradford City played Blackpool at Valley Parade earlier this month. Stock pic.

Police keep peace at Bradford City match with just eight liaison officers

A West Yorkshire Police commander has described how his force kept the peace at a Bradford City home game with just eight actively deployed officers after adopting an approach used at major protests.

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Concerned resident Clare McCormack outside the disputed Harrogate building - Victoria Park House. (17080774AM2)

Harrogate's Victorian heritage battles against demolition

A quiet, leafy Harrogate street is at the heart of an architectural battle for the soul of the town.

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Leeds Court

University of Huddersfield student choked girlfriend unconscious before inflicting facial injuries

A student suffered fractured facial bones when she was choked unconscious and had her head banged against the floor by her violent partner, a court heard.

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Killingbeck Police Station in Leeds, which is to be sold off.

Police stations in Leeds, Keighley and Bingley to be sold off

Yorkshire’s largest police force is to sell three of its police stations and four other buildings after revealing that several are rarely used by its officers.

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Armed police in Leeds. Only around 200 officers in West Yorkshire are trained to handle and use firearms.

Police in West Yorkshire want officers to remain largely unarmed

Most officers in West Yorkshire believe police in the county ought to remain largely unarmed, a survey published today has suggested.

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The new pool to replace the one at Ripon Spa Baths, is scheduled to be finished by December 2019.

Report reveals proposed facilities for Ripon's new swimming pool

The design stage for Ripon's new swimming pool could be one step closer, if a report outlining the plans is approved by the Harrogate Borough Council Cabinet on August 23.

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