News archive from 26 December 2016

Happiness study 'lets austerity off the hook', psychologists claim

Happiness study 'lets austerity off the hook', psychologists claim

Clinical psychologists have raised the alarm over a controversial piece of research led by a Labour peer, with one saying it “lets austerity off the hook” as a cause of mental health problems. The London School of Economics study led by Lord Richard...

Guardian, 00:02 in Health
 

Leeds floods one year on: How the community rallied

Volunteers in Leeds banded together after businesses and homes were lashed by the floods on Boxing Day last year. The remarkable clean-up effort, involving hundreds of volunteers, helped people get back on their feet by clearing debris and damage that...

 

Singer George Michael dies at age of 53

Pop superstar George Michael has died peacefully at home, his publicist said. The 53-year-old, who was set to release a documentary in 2017, rose to fame as a member of Wham!, known for their hits Club Tropicana and Last Christmas. Michael - whose...

 

Leeds floods one year on: Businesses get back on their feet

The destructive floods that arrived while Leeds was basking in festivities the day after Christmas in 2015 tore through the heart of the city. But the rainwater that lashed Leeds left more than material damage in its wake - the worst flooding in 70...

 

Consultations over plans to axe two fire engines and 44 jobs

WEST YORKSHIRE Fire and Rescue Authority chiefs have launched public and staff consultations on proposals to axe two fire engines and 44 jobs in a bid to save £1.8m a year. The proposals include removing both fire engines from stations at Stanningley...

 

West Yorks mum hails ‘miraculous’ results of Mexican MS treatment

A MUM who travelled to Mexico for pioneering MS treatment has described the effects as “life-changing”. Kate Dawson raised £45,000 to undergo the stem cell transplant which she hoped would prevent her from ending up in a wheelchair. Almost six months...

 

YEP Says: Our volunteers deserve praise for Leeds flood battles

IT’S HARD to think that a year ago today Leeds was plunged into chaos with the Boxing Day flooding. Volunteers rallied to help the emergency services in what was a fantastic community effort to help preserve lives and save livelihoods. If you needed...

 

YEP Leeds 2016: Floods battle, darts mania and a final salute to Harry

Your YEP takes a look back at what was making the news in January and February 2016. JANUARY * The year began with Leeds continuing its big clean-up after the city suffered its worst flooding since the Second World War. The Yorkshire Evening Post...

 
Strictly Come Dancing juniors: 'I'm proud to be a ballroom boy'

Strictly Come Dancing juniors: 'I'm proud to be a ballroom boy'

Despite being in its 14th year, this series of the BBC One show was the most popular yet, with the grand final pulling in its highest ratings to date.  A staggering 13.1 million viewers tuned in to watch Ore Oduba lift the glitterball trophy, up from...

 
Last night's TV reviewed: Festive dramas deliver

Last night's TV reviewed: Festive dramas deliver

The shop was Radio Rentals, and for Christmas 1954, all Mrs ‘Geordie’ Keating (Kacey Ainsworth) wanted was a telly. I’m not sure what the Christmas schedules were like back then but at least there would have been fewer repeats. The times might have...

 
David Moyes: This is what I really think of my time at Manchester United

David Moyes: This is what I really think of my time at Manchester United

He was in the dream job that turned into a nightmare. Now he is just in a nightmare with Sunderland locked into their annual relegation battle with no funds to strengthen in January. Moyes was proud to be offered the United job in the first place,...

 
Arsene Wenger: This is my message for the Arsenal dressing room

Arsene Wenger: This is my message for the Arsenal dressing room

During his 20-year reign, Wenger has come through tough periods where supporters have called for his head.  And even Olivier Giroud and Mesut Ozil, two of Arsenal’s most influential players, have not escaped heavy criticism in recent times. Wenger,...

 
Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka buries the hatchet with Burnley counterpart Sean Dyche

Middlesbrough manager Aitor Karanka buries the hatchet with Burnley counterpart Sean Dyche

Peace has broken out between the Middlesbrough manager and Dyche, who claimed Burnley’s promotion rivals were buying their way into the Premier League. His comments incensed Karanka but now both are plying their trade in the top flight, he prefers to...

 
West Brom boss Tony Pulis to bury feud with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: Here's why

West Brom boss Tony Pulis to bury feud with Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger: Here's why

He rates Arsene Wenger The Godfather of foreign bosses – but he is not expecting to find a horse’s head in his bed. West Brom boss Pulis opened the way to share a festive toast with Wenger after their Boxing Day clash at the Emirates.  “That’s down to...

 
Everton boss Ronald Koeman eyes Man Utd stars in stunning five-man January transfer spree

Everton boss Ronald Koeman eyes Man Utd stars in stunning five-man January transfer spree

A new centre-back, midfielder, winger and striker are among Koeman’s priorities for January in order to sustain a campaign that has been hit by injuries. Out-of-favour Manchester United duo Morgan Schneiderlin and Memphis Depay are at the top of...

 


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