2003 March 4: The news making the #YEPleeds front page

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The headlines that made the front page of the Yorkshire Evening Post on March 4.

Main story. The United States today dramatically stepped up its preparations for war on Iraq by ordering 60,000 extra troops to the Gulf. US Defence Secretary Donald Rumsfeld confirmed the move as fears grew in Britain about how smallpox vaccine shortages could afftect the country’s ability to cope with a biological attack.

Consumer. Rip off money lenders could end up before special new tribunals for charging crippling rates of interest under new laws to help those caught up in the debt trap.

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