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Letter: Don’t ignore problems of isolation

John Appleyard, by email

A recent programme on BBC Radio 4 dealt with the problem of loneliness and isolation, in an interview a woman made a very telling comment in that she never took photos because she had no one to show them to.

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Leeds plan

Letters September 1: Why demolish beautiful buildings?

Shaun Kavanagh, by email

Reading the report (‘Praise for hotel complex plans’, YEP August 24) relating to the potential creation of hotels, offices and leisure complex in Great George Street on the site of the Leonardo and Thoresby buildings, many will ask why demolish such long established, beautiful architecturally designed buildings? All too often we see such architecture destroyed nationally. Why not clean such facades and incorporate the new internal requirements to achieve the best of both worlds?

Would Leeds City Council replace the Town and Civic Halls with modern monstrosities?

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The clean-up operation at Leeds Festival. PIC: Gaz Mack

Letters August 31: Mess left at festival helping city’s homeless

Charities and community groups are making the most of the mess left behind at Leeds Festival to benefit the less fortunate. Several local groups have been scavenging the hundreds of leftover tents sleeping bags and other useful resources to help the homeless and less fortunate around Leeds and further afield. Gaz Mack and a team of volunteers for the Community Kitchen - a non-profit grassroots organisation - raided the abandoned campsites at Bramham Park filling a van to the rafters with dozens of leftover items. We asked YEP readers for their views and here’s what some of them said on social media...

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