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If all the world’s a stage then Bradford’s Alhambra truly is a palace

This great county of ours has produced some true titans of the stage down the years including the likes of Dame Judi Dench, Dame Diana Rigg and Sir Ben Kingsley.

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Six of the Best: Days out in God’s own county

Now the weather is cheering up, you might want to plan some days out. Hannah Bryan and Danny Roberts have some suggestions for you.

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Lotherton Hall.

Leeds recommends: Best place in Yorkshire to get married

After Valentine’s Day put plenty of romance in the air, we asked the people of Leeds to recommend the best place in Yorkshire to get married.

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Sheridan Smith as Julie Bushby in The Moorside. Picture by Stuart Wood/ITV.

How The Moorside dared to put Britain’s underclass centre stage

The Moorside was one of the most talked about dramas of recent years and shone a spotlight on a section of society normally kept in the shadows says Sarah Freeman.

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Continuing battle: Racism still remains an issue in sport today. (PA).

Discrimination in sport and why it hasn’t gone away

We might like to think that discrimination in sport was a thing of the past, but a new book shows it hasn’t gone away. Chris Bond reports on the ugly side of sport.

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Actress heads appeal to get city marching for men this Father’s Day

Leeds is one of just three cities in the UK chosen to hold a March for Men. Catherine Scott reports.

Faye Burdett before (left) and after she contracted meningitis. Picture: Meningitis Now/PA Wire


Family devastated by meningitis B accuse government of complacency over vaccines

A year ago the image of a little girl overwhelmed by meningitis shocked the nation, so why are more youngsters still not being vaccinated? Grace Hammond reports?

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James Brown, whose new book is a homage to the game. (Picture: Marlais Brown).

A love letter to the unique world of five-a-side football

Loaded founder James Brown has written a heartfelt and celebratory book about the unique world of five-a-side football inspired by the death of a team-mate. Chris Bond met him.

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Six of the Best: Pancake Day events in Leeds, Yorkshire and beyond

Shrove Tuesday on February 28 marks the traditional feast day before Ash Wednesday, which then leads into the 40 days running up to Easter. Neil Hudson finds six good reasons to mark the day

TACKLING: Leeds Rhinos player Stevie Ward opened up about his own mental health issues this week.

Leeds Rhinos star tackled his own mental health issues

A Leeds Rhinos player is helping tackle stigma surrounding mental health by sharing his own experiences of depression.

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Leeds recommends: Best restaurant for romantic dinner

With Valentine’s Day round the corner, we asked the people of Leeds which is the best restaurant in the city for a romantic, candle-lit dinner.


Drax Power Station - transforming the way power is made

A quiet revolution is taking place at Drax Power Station, which could become the UK’s first to run entirely on wood pellets. Neil Hudson took a walk around the UK’s biggest power plant

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Caitlin Newdall. PIC: Bruce Rollinson

YEP Says: Caitlin spoke her mind powerfully

CAITLIN Newdall’s story of her battle with depression and self harm, and her attempts to take her own life was heartbreaking in its honesty.


Video: Leeds teenager talks how she battled mental illness - and won

Caitlin Newdall was 12 when she first tried to kill herself. Now 15 she is telling her story to raise awareness of children’s mental health.


Caitlin was 12 when she first tried to kill herself. Now she’s raising awareness of children’s mental health

Caitlin Newdall was 12 she first tried to kill herself. Now 15 she is telling her story to raise awareness of children’s mental health. Catherine Scott meets her

Claire Foy as Queen Elizabeth II in The Crown. PA Photo/Alex Bailey/Netflix.

The Crown creator Peter Morgan on why it’s the Queen’s flaws which make her human

From Tony Blair to Brian Clough and the Queen, screenwriter Peter Morgan tells Sarah Freeman how he has turned the lives of a succession of famous faces into award-winning drama.

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YEP Says: Generous Asda gift will make a real difference

HARDLY A week goes by without more statistics revealing worrying rises the number of people suffering mental health problems.

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CASH BONUS: Representatives from the Leeds Community Foundation, Asda Foundation and members of the community projects outside the St Georges Centre in Leeds. PIC: Simon Hulme

Thousands donated to mental health projects in Leeds

A total of £380,000 has been allocated to mental health projects in Leeds thanks to backing from a charity fund.


Inside the ‘disgrace’ of Yorkshire’s asylum seeker postcode lottery

Increasing numbers of asylum seekers are being moved to Yorkshire - and now MPs want more affluent areas to take their ‘fair share’. Chris Burn reports.

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YEP Says: Without change casualty will still be a first resort

it IS to society’s credit that there is increased awareness about mental health issues, not least because of enlightening awareness campaigns and the willingness of younger members of the Royal family to highlight a condition which was taboo until recently.

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