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Yorkshire Dales schools saved from closure but will face ‘significant’ change

THREE Wensleydale primary schools that were previously at risk of closure due to financial pressures and low pupil numbers will remain open, securing education in the dale for current and future pupils.

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Tony Day has been refused a visa to America to visit his dying sister Christine Hutchinson, pictured at his home at Burmantofts, Leeds...6th February 2018 ..Picture by Simon Hulme

Leeds man fears he may not see his sister again after US visa rejection

AN elderly man who has spent two decades helping members of the Kurdish community in Leeds fears he may not be allowed into America to see his desperately ill sister before she dies.

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Sarah Lucas's, Eating a Banana (1990), from Self-Portraits 1990-98. Arts Council Collection, Southbank Centre, London � the artist 2018.

Exhibition examines the art of the ‘selfie’

More than 25 self-portraits by UK-based artists, including Sarah Lucas’s Self Portrait With Banana (pictured above) will go on display at Yorkshire Sculpture Park next month.

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Sally Dickinson, Barbara Robinson and Lucy Hayward. Picture: Mark Bickerdike

Watch: Family of Wakefield cancer victim urge women to take part in “uplifting” Race for Life

THE MOTHER and two sisters of a Wakefield woman who died from secondary breast cancer in August 2016 say they will “keep her memory alive” by taking part in a Race For Life run in her honour this summer.

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Burns nurse Colleen King

Wakefield burns nurse believed to be the longest serving in the country

IT was quite the choice - take up the habit and become a nun, or train as a nurse.

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Spaces to rest for elderly folk

IT’S a simple idea, but one that could have a big impact on elderly people across the city.

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Travel review: An escape from reality at a snowy Staffordshire spa

There’s something really rather decadent about relaxing in an outdoor pool, warmed to a toasty 30 degrees, sipping a cocktail - and feeling droplets of snow fall on your face.

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Jeanette Boyle spent the day on an exercise bike in the window of Cancer Research UKs charity shop in Horsforth to launch a week of fun fundraising activities in the lead up to World Cancer Day on Sunday 4 February. Picture: Richard Walker / www.imagenorth.net

Leeds charity shop manager gets on her bike to help fight cancer

A CHARITY shop manager spent the day on an exercise bike in the window of her store to urge people to back Cancer Research UK’s campaign for World Cancer Day.

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Hats off to record breakers at Wakefield Girls’ High School

Students at Wakefield Girls’ High School donned party hats to smash a Guinness World Record and draw attention to a mental health campaign.

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Robots on a production line, as a new report predicts that one in five jobs in British cities is likely to be displaced by 2030 because of automation and globalisation. Picture: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

The rise of robots threatens 400,000 Yorkshire jobs

THE RISE of robots could put 400,000 Yorkshire jobs at risk by the end of the next decade - and compound the North/South divide, a new report has warned.

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Kristen Armstrong, who has organised a retro gaming fundraiser.

Retro gaming fans to battle it out for charity

FANS of Super Mario, Zelda or Sonic the Hedgehog will fight it out in a retro gaming tournament to raise money for a charity which helps put fun and inclusion into the lives of disabled people.

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Tracey Crouch, who has been appointed minister for loneliness. Picture: Matt Crossick/PA Wire

Minister for Loneliness is testament to Jo Cox, says the MP who now sits in her constituency

THE APPOINTMENT of a Minister for Loneliness is testament to the “tenacity and determination” of the late Yorkshire MP Jo Cox, the politician who now represents her constituency said.

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Yorkshire Cancer Research has previously funded researchers at the Bexley Wing at St James's University Hospital, Leeds. Picture: Jonathan Pow.

£3.1m boost for cancer projects

CANCER patients across Leeds are set to benefit from an investment of more than £3m in five new research projects aimed at helping to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of the disease.

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Volunteer gardener Bob Mansfield working at Beningborough Hall.
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Historic Yorkshire hall issues rallying cry for new volunteers

THE OWNERS of a historic North Yorkshire estate have issued a rallying cry to anyone looking for the chance to make a difference this new year.

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Attacks on frontline council staff 'will get worse' as austerity takes hold, unions warn after shocking figures revealed

Attacks on frontline council staff 'will get worse' as austerity takes hold, unions warn after shocking figures revealed

ATTACKS on front-line council staff are only likely to worsen as austerity continues to bite, unions have warned.

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REVEALED: Frontline council staff bitten, kicked, punched and assaulted thousands of times across Yorkshire

FRONT-LINE council staff across Yorkshire were kicked, punched, bitten, assaulted and verbally abused more than 7,250 times in the last two years, an investigation by The Yorkshire Post has revealed.

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Travel: Disruption across the region as snow hits

Snow has hit Yorkshire - with travel disruption across the region.

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Volunteers from the Kalgidhar Gurudwara Sikh Temple in Leeds came to RAISE to provide food and warm clothing for their homeless clients.  Pictured with Resource centre manager Liz Knight.   
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Volunteers see what a difference their help makes

VOLUNTEERS from a Sikh temple in Chapeltown spent the day giving out food, toiletries and warm clothing to those who needed it most at a centre helping the homeless.

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Marvina Newton (right)  founder of the Leeds charity Angels of Youth chats to Dana Lockwood at the Corn Exchange. PIC: Tony Johnson

Leeds volunteers rally round to give the lonely a Christmas to remember

A CHARITY founder was moved to tears when hundreds of lonely people came together to share a meal on Christmas Eve.

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Private Gregg Stone of 3rd Battalion, The Yorkshire Regiment, who wass killed in Helmand province, Afghanistan, in 2012

Charity trek inspired by heroic Yorkshire soldier

THE MANAGING director of an East Leeds maintenance firm will tackle a gruelling 192-mile coast-to-coast trek in memory of a Yorkshire soldier killed during a heroic rescue mission in Afghanistan.

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