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Russell Howard: Why I am always worried about outstaying my welcome

He is one of the country’s most popular comedians, now Russell Howard talks to Phil Penfold ahead of his latest tour.

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Date: 23rd March 2017.
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The Leeds Fund, has once again distributed more grants to local community projects to help people across the city of Leeds, with support from John Lewis Leeds. 
Pictured Kate Hainsworth, from Leeds Community Foundation, James Prince, from John Lewis Leeds, (Centre) members of three local charites that have benefited from the grants (left to right) Jessica Kennan, from Kidz Club, Francessa Joy, from Imagine If Theatre Company, Scarlett Kelly, Sharon kennedy, and Simon Johnson, from Luv2meet.

#SpeakYourMind: Funding boost for vital projects at heart of Leeds

A series of grants have been awarded to projects that put Leeds communities at the heart of their work.

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Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.

Compensation payments could soon be paid for poor broadband or landline service

Customers who receive a poor service from their landline or broadband provider could be in line for automatic compensation as part of new proposals.
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Tom Hollins sounds like he’s describing the after-effects of taking mind-altering drugs when he says: “I was hallucinating, having déjà vu. It was night and it was misty so all you could see were the flagstones, and in every single flagstone I’d see a different face...”. In fact he was remembering the last section of the Spine, a non-stop 268-mile foot race along the Pennine Way held each January.

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VIDEO: Drug dealers are ‘preying on Leeds’s most vulnerable patients’ at hospital

Police officers, a sniffer dog and NHS security staff teamed up yesterday for a day of action at Leeds’ main mental health facility amid concerns drugs are being smuggled in by dealers or visitors.

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Harry Smith, 94, was in Hamburg when the war ended in 1945.

How songs and music brought hope in the dark days of the Second World War

As Dame Vera Lynn celebrates her 100th birthday, Chris Bond speaks to people about their wartime memories and finds out why songs and music were so important to them.

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Harden Beck in Goit Stock Woods. PIC: Tony Johnson

Six of the Best: Scenic views across Yorkshire

We’re blessed in this part of the world, having the Yorkshire landscape right on our doorstep.

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Mums are still 'lending' money to their adult children.

Bank of Mum: 17% of mothers still lend money to their adult children, survey finds

Mothers are more likely than fathers to continue giving their children cash handouts after they have grown up, a survey has found.

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Theresa May praises ‘brave’ YEP readers for #SpeakYourMind campaign

When The Yorkshire Evening Post first launched our #SpeakYourMind campaign five months ago, we wanted to make a real difference by helping to break down stigma surrounding mental health in Leeds.

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Barnsley's Roy Taylor will skipper one of the 12 boats in this year's Clipper Race.

Land-locked Yorkshireman Roy Taylor handed dream of skippering in Clipper Race

IT is famed the world over for being one of the longest and most grueling races ever conceived.
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Rochelle Gold wants to raise awareness of the genetic mutations linked to increased risk of breast and ovarian cancer.

Why I was relieved to be diagnosed with breast cancer gene

Two years ago Rochelle Gold discovered she had a genetic mutation linked to breast cancer. Having undergone a mastectomy and awaiting a hysterectomy, she tells Sarah Freeman why the diagnosis came as a relief.

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Prue Leith says she has yet to be confirmed as the Channel 4 replacement for Mary Berry.

Prue Leith casts doubt over suggestions she will be paid three times as much to replace Mary Berry on Bake Off

Prue Leith says reports she is to be paid three times as much as Mary Berry for a role on The Great British Bake Off are "complete nonsense" and that she does not yet know if she has the job.

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Seeing the Northern Lights is in the top 20 of the bucket list.

Top 50 things everyone should do by the age of 50

Researchers have identified the top 50 things everyone should do before they turn 50 - such as getting a tattoo, seeing the Northern Lights - and having sex on the beach.

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Six of the Best: Mother’s Day gifts

It’s never too early to plan for such events.

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RELAXING: Many readers enjoy a glass of wine after a hard weeks work.

Leeds recommends: Fav white or red wine

This week, we asked the people of Leeds to recommend their favourite white or red wine to our readers

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HIGHLIGHT: Joe Taylor and Dreda Blow preview Northern Ballets new production of Casanova. PIC: Tony Johnson

Culture vultures unite for Leeds 2023 bid

Big hitters from businesses and organisations across the city united last night to hear how they could get involved in Leeds’ bid to become European Capital of Culture 2023.

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Inspiring: Leeds-born Beryl Burton deserves recognition as one of the greatest ever cyclists.

Why Leeds should have more statues of pioneering women

Following the launch of a campaign to honour Leeds’s female pioneers, Chris Bond puts the spotlight on some of those who merit having a statue in the city.

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Mel C, Annie Lennox, and Emeli Sande , at the start of the March4Women event in London. Picture by Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire.

On International Women’s Day... what I wish I’d known growing up

First celebrated in New York in 1909, International Women’s Day (and yes, before anyone asks there is an International Men’s Day - it’s on November 19) became a worldwide event in the 1970s after it was backed by the United Nations.

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From Captain Cook to CBeebies at the seaside

it was famously home to a young James Cook before the seafaring adventurer made his name as the captain who helped map the Pacific.

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Lab staff at the Regional Scientific Support Unit, Calder Park, Wakefield.

Murder in mind: Yorkshire forensics site’s unique approach to catching killers

Despite a new national scandal, a unique partnership between Yorkshire’s police forces and top scientists is helping to crack the county’s most serious crimes. Chris Burn reports.

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