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Life in Politics column by Coun Andrew Carter: 70,000 new homes figure ‘unsustainable’

During this baking hot summer many of us, certainly within the Conservative group of councillors, are sitting through and participating in what is known as the Site Allocations Plan (Part 2), the planning examination before two planning inspectors on the Labour council’s proposals to build 70,000 houses in the planned period through to 2028.


Caroline Verdon: When karma has a way of biting you in the bottom...

Karma has a way of biting you in the bottom. Or at least revealing it.

Live and singing Fernando: Cher as Ruby Sheridan. PA Photo/Universal Pictures/Jonathan Prime.

Stephanie Smith: Mamma Mia, the happy antidote to our tricky times

“Somebody up there has got it in for me. I bet it’s my mother,” says Donna, aka Meryl Streep, in Mamma Mia.

IN THE CLASSROOM: School children will be given relationship classes.

Blaise Tapp: Sex education update for today’s world

There are some jobs that no parent relishes - changing nappies and mopping up bodily fluids being the obvious frontrunners.

My Leeds United: England’s World Cup dream ends in pain and pride

My Leeds United: England’s World Cup dream ends in pain and pride

Long before the term “bucket list” came into everyday use, I had my own personal lists, in various categories, of things I longed to witness or experience before I eventually kick that bucket and shuffle off this mortal coil.

How growing up in Leeds shaped me, by Dawn-Maria France, journalist, broadcaster and writer.

How growing up in Leeds shaped me, by Dawn-Maria France, journalist, broadcaster and writer.

I am the daughter of a hard-working Asian-Caribbean couple, who made their home in Leeds.

England Team Group: Front Row (left-right) - Harry Kane, Kieran Trippier, Jordan Henderson, Jesse Lingard and Ashley Young. Back Row - Kyle Walker, John Stones, England goalkeeper Jordan Pickford, Harry Maguire, Dele Alli and Raheem Sterling during the FIFA World Cup Group G match at The Volgograd Arena, Volgograd. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Picture date: Monday June 17, 2018. See PA story WORLDCUP England. Photo credit should read: Tim Goode/PA Wire. RESTRICTIONS: Editorial use only. No commercial use. No use with any unofficial 3rd party logos. No manipulation of images. No video emulation

Blaise Tapp column: Marvels who have restored national pride

As a nation we have gone football mad again over the last four weeks, having witnessed the transformation of the Three Lions from end-of-the-pier joke to well groomed living history.

FOOD: Caroline says everyone has a viewpoint on what constitutes a good diet.  PIC: PA

Healthy eating: what’s the right way to feed your child?

Healthy eating is an emotive topic. Everyone has their viewpoints on what constitutes a good diet and it’s rare these days for anyone to agree.

Leeds city centre

Life in Politics column by Coun Judith Blake: Leeds - where people and business grow

Ask 100 local people what makes Leeds unique or attractive and you’ll get a hundred different answers.


A word from the editor: I’m crazy for the seaside. . .

There really is nothing to beat the English seaside and in Yorkshire we are blessed with a fantastic coastline.

England players celebrate their World Cup quater-final win over Sweden with fans.

The Yorkshire Post says: Team spirit of Gareth Southgate’s ‘Band of Brothers’

UNLIKE 1966 when England were expected to win the World Cup on home soil, the advance of Gareth Southgate’s youthful side to the semi-final in Russia is unexpected.

New trains on the Wharfedale and Airedale lines will be too long for station platforms.

Tom Richmond: Network Rail’s platform snub rivals Chris Grayling for contempt of the North

IT is clear Network Rail has been taking additional lessons from Transport Secretary Chris Grayling over how best to insult Yorkshire rail commuters and abdicate their public service responsibilities.

Business leaders want clarity over Brexit, says Greg Wright

Greg Wright; The shambolic plans for Brexit pose threat to nation

When it comes to business confidence, Brexit isn’t so much the elephant in the room as the insomniac neighbour who is addicted to thrash metal; it is simply drowning out everything else.

Harry Kane celebrates scoring against Colombia. PIC: PA

Caroline Verdon: Why do we feel the need to dress like Harry Kane to watch the footy on the telly?

Football is a bit weird isn’t it. Good weird, but weird none the less.

Laura, left, and Dani, whose treatment on Love Island this week has resulted in 650 complaints to Ofcom. Love Island is on ITV2 every night at 9pm. Picture: ITV Studios.

Stephanie Smith: Love Island illuminates the disturbing reality of gaslighting

Love Island viewers are taking a stand against emotional abuse. About time, too.

Steve Riding in Kalingrad before the Belgium game

From Russia with love for the World Cup : Steve Riding, freelance photographer for the YEP, gives a first-hand account of the tournament.

I’VE TRAVELLED all over the world watching England but Russia takes some beating.

TALENT POOL: Leeds Beckett University's city centre campus.

Andrew Cooper: Young people are catalyst for city’s growth

A key part to the success of Leeds is attracting and keeping young people to live, study and work in Leeds.

GUTTED: Germany's Thomas Mueller wipes his face.

My Leeds United: Germany the authors of their own World Cup misfortune, but Pontus is smiling

The Germans have a word for it, as they usually do. And, since the reigning champions were toppled out of the World Cup on Thursday, it’s a word that has gained a great deal of currency in the UK and pretty much everywhere else, really.


Tom Richmond: Heathrow expansion is a betrayal of the provinces

THE Government had three chances this week to put the economic future of the regions first. It failed on all three counts because Cabinet ministers are too busy feuding amongst themselves rather than fighting for the country.

GADGETS: Mrs Doyle is clearly unimpressed with her Teamaster!

Aasma Day: Gadgets - what were were thinking about?

We’re all guilty of it – being seduced by shiny must-have kitchen gadgets which end up languishing in a cupboard never to see the light of day.

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