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#SpeakYourMind: ‘Teachers need to be equipped’ to spot signs of mental health in children

“Our teachers must be equipped to spot the signs of mental health issues of children in schools”.

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Six of the Best: Apple Days in Yorkshire

As Autumn approaches, a harvest of summer fruits is ready to be gathered, with a bumper crop of apples this year.

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Karen Watson, East Street Arts' founder and artistic director

‘Winning the Capital of Culture bid will expand art’s role in Leeds society’

A haven for emerging and established artists alike, East Street Arts is a pioneering national arts organization that has provided creative spaces, opportunity and inspiration to artists for the past 25 years.

Our city
The latest list of top names for boys and girls has been released.

Oliver's army is here to stay while Olivia usurps Amelia... the top baby names are revealed

Olivia has replaced Amelia as the most popular name given to baby girls in England and Wales in 2016, official statistics show.

Your leeds
J R R Tolkiens correspondence with fellow writer Arthur Ransome, held in the Special Collections archive at the University of Leeds.

Tolkien and Leeds - The Hobbit author and his time in Yorkshire

It’s 80 years this week since The Hobbit was published. Its author, JRR Tolkien, lived in Leeds for a spell and his time here influenced his work, as Chris Bond discovered.

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Leeds Mind chief executive Helen Kemp, Leeds North East MP Fabian Hamilton and Gordon Johnston, who spoke about his own experiences.

#SpeakYourMind: MPs hear first hand about impact of mental health issues

MPs were told first hand about the real difficulties faced by people living with mental health issues in Leeds at a special reception in Parliament.

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Ryanair has been forced to cancel flights due to issues with pilot holidays.

The full list of cancelled Ryanair flights

Troubled Ryanair has released a full list of the flights which are having to be cancelled due to the mess surrounding pilot holidays.
Transport
All aboard: Google has converted a traditional double decker bus into a mobile digital training hub.

On the road with Google

Following our ongoing success in getting people engaged and learning via our high street Digital Garage in Sheffield, we wanted to make our free training even more accessible.

Your leeds
You have one more month to spend your old pound coins.

There’s only one month left to spend your old pound coins

Look under your sofa, empty your piggy bank and check your pockets – there are only 30 days left to spend the old £1 coin before it becomes worthless.
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Pubs are struggling financially in the current climate.

28,000 pubs close as industry is now facing a ‘ticking time bomb’

AS MANY as 28,000 pubs have closed since the 1970s as the sector faces a “ticking time bomb” over its future, a report published today has warned.

Business
The new 10 note enters circulation today.

How does your new £10 note measure up?

Just over one billion polymer £10 notes featuring Pride And Prejudice author Jane Austen have been printed ready for issue.

Business
Sarah Hall.

The Leeds funeral directors with a difference

A year ago former doctor Sarah Jones set up a funeral directors with a difference. Catherine Scott reports.

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Stamp collector Richard Smith looks at his collection. Picture Tony Johnson.

Why stamp collecting might be on the brink of a comeback

It might be second only to trainspotting when it comes to nerd value, but Sarah Freeman meets the men determined to inject a little cool into the art of stamp collecting.

Your leeds
Yorkshire is one of the cheapest places to buy a beer... but where is the most expensive?

North-south divide applies to beer prices

The difference between the cheapest and most expensive pint of beer in the country is now more that £1.

Business

Scenes of devastation as Hurricane Irma leaves path of destruction across Florida

A massive but weakened Hurricane Irma has zeroed in on the Tampa Bay region after hammering much of Florida with roof-ripping winds, gushing floodwaters and widespread power outages.

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Yorkshire pudding pizza on the menu - and it looks amazing

A BBQ restaurant has created a pizza with a difference - in a YORKSHIRE PUDDING.

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The Bridge Inn.

Six of the Best: Rural Yorkshire pubs

As the summer holidays come to an end, you might just want one last hurrah.

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YEP Says: We must work together for Leeds to win the cultural title

IT IS impossible to over-estimate the benefit that Leeds winning the European Capital of Culture race could have on the city and, indeed, the county.

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Leeds 2023: Thousands sign online pledge backing city’s European Capital of Culture bid

Leeds’ hopes of becoming Europe’s Capital of Culture is gathering pace after a surge of online support.

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