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Tragic youngster left sleeping on this hospital floor wrapped in coats deserved better from Boris johnson and Matt Hancock – The Yorkshire Post says

IT is difficult to know what is the greater scandal– the pitiful plight of four-year-old Jack Williment, sleeping on the floor of Leeds General Infirmary with suspected pneumonia due to a shortage of beds, or the arrogance of Boris Johnson and Matt Hancock.

First published in the

yesterday 19:14
Health Secretary Matt Hancock diverted to Leeds hospital for 'reassurance' over Jack Williment's ordeal

Mr Hancock was being briefed on Jack Williment's case, after the Yorkshire Evening Post yesterday revealed the four-year-old had been forced to sleep on a makeshift bed made from coats on in the hospital's A&E due to a lack of beds.

Mr Hancock met the hospital's chief executive, but

yesterday 18:11
Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions over why he avoided looking at photo of Leeds youngster on hospital floor

Boris Johnson has failed to explain why he found it difficult to look at the photo of four-year-old Jack Williment-Barr whose mother was forced to cover him with coats as he was left on the floor of Leeds General Infirmary A&E, despite being repeatedly questioned by journalists.

The

yesterday 17:08
'Psychopath' who committed string of horrific sex attacks handed 33 life sentences

"Classic psychopath" Joseph McCann has been handed 33 life sentences and a minimum term of 30 years for a string of horrific sex attacks on 11 women and children.

Convicted burglar McCann, 34, had been freed after a probation service error, two months before he embarked on a cocaine and

yesterday 15:02
Boris Johnson targets northern Labour heartlands over Brexit 'betrayal'

The Prime Minister will spend the three days before polls open targeting voters in traditional Labour strongholds, which his party views as key to securing a Conservative majority.

In a bid to help crack the so-called "red wall" of Labour seats across the North of England, the Conservative

yesterday 12:56
Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologises to family of Leeds four-year-old boy forced to sleep on floor of LGI

Prime Minister Boris Johnson has apologised to the family of a Leeds four-year-old boy who was forced to sleep on the floor of the LGI.

Sarah Williment, 34, said her son Jack was rushed to the Leeds hospital by ambulance with suspected pneumonia on December 3.

However, during the

yesterday 09:47
Voters would cast aside party ties for real investment in the North, survey finds

The politicians who are most likely to deliver real change for people of the North and rebalance the economy are more likely to gain votes in Yorkshire - regardless of their political party.

That was the finding of a new wide-ranging survey, which revealed the vast majority of northerners

yesterday 06:38
Week Ahead: Will stars align for Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn as meteor shower follows General Election?

Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn will be hoping the stars align for them on election day in a week when astronomers have plenty to look forward to. Chris Burn reports.

DECISION DAY

After weeks of campaigning in the cold, dark and wet, as well as in television studios and on social

2019-12-08 21:05
It's time for farmers to speak out about mental health issues - and these are the people who will listen

In my near thirty years of writing about agriculture, farming and the rural way of life one statistic has always loomed darkly over the often solitary and isolated existence of the farmer.

As the festive season approaches with all its seasonal hubbub of fun, laughter and

2019-12-08 15:50
Why just 82 people voting tactically in Dewsbury could help deny Boris Johnson a General Election majority

New analysis by pro-EU campaign group Best for Britain suggests that as few as 40,704 tactical votes across just 36 marginal seats would be enough to prevent a Conservative majority.

It says that although the Tory majority has halved in the space of a fortnight, without tactical voting

2019-12-08 09:32
Yorkshire mother's 40-year battle with rare condition where her body is under constant attack

Even the smallest of routine tasks could take a Herculean effort, says Alison Wrigglesworth, when coupled with the hidden condition which sees her own body attacking itself.

She's lived with a rare and incredibly painful auto-immune disease for over 40 years, only recently discovering she

2019-12-07 21:59
Another Yorkshire school to shut due to Norovirus outbreak

A Yorkshire secondary school will be closed on Monday for a deep clean to try to rid the building of the Norovirus.

The Principal of Farnley Academy, in West Leeds, wrote to parents on Friday informing them of the closure.

Chris Stokes wrote: "As you will likely be aware, across

2019-12-07 16:44
Three more schools to be deep cleaned this weekend due to norovirus outbreak

Three more schools are set to be deep cleaned this weekend due to the outbreak of norovirus.

Contract cleaning company Clear Choice UK - based in Leeds - said they will be working at two secondary schools and one primary school in the city this weekend to ensure they would be open on

2019-12-07 15:41
Boris Johnson, Jeremy Corbyn and Jo Swinson reveal their visions for Yorkshire

Their exclusive articles come after The Yorkshire Post asked the Tory, Labour and Lib Dem leaders to respond to the Manifesto for the North published by newspapers and business leaders at the campaign’s outset. They were also asked to address social care.

All three main parties are

2019-12-07 09:23
'Someone knows what happened to our son' - parents speak of anguish nearly 10 years after teenager vanished without a trace

The parents of an East Yorkshire teenager who vanished nearly 10 years ago have spoken of their quest for justice as they believe a third party was involved in their son's disappearance.

Russell Bohling, a bricklaying student at Bishop Burton College, left the home he shared with his

2019-12-06 23:56
Flood defence spending must not come at expense of overseas aid – Yorkshire Post Letters

From: Canon Ailsa Newby, Canon Pastor, Ripon Cathedral.

IN reply to Ian Fuller (The Yorkshire Post, November 28), floods that have inundated South Yorkshire and other parts of the UK have devastated lives, livelihoods and communities.

Divert the billions we spend on overseas aid to

2019-12-06 19:44
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Former Barnsley head coach Daniel Stendel expresses his disappointment at a statement issued by his old club on his departure

The statement, issued on Stendel's Facebook account, came after a war of words had broken out between Barnsley and Heart of Midlothian after the Scottish Premier League side dismissed the Reds’ claim for compensation for the services of the German as being ‘entirely without

today 00:29
Barnsley FC explain decision to sack Daniel Stendel as Hearts pledge to fight any compensation claims in 'strongest possible terms'

The German, 45, axed by Barnsley in early October, was installed as the new head coach at SPL side Heart of Midlothian on Saturday.

Stendel and his representatives have been in dispute over a severance package with Barnsley - with his contract due to run until next summer. It is understood

yesterday 18:11
Yorkshire woman's Christmas gift to keep mother's memory alive

Trapped in grief after the loss of her mother, Claire Baskind had been struck by the knowledge that she would never again get to buy her a gift.

On a whim, she spent the money on craft kits for children at a local hospice, hoping to pass on an ounce of kindness and to help keep her

yesterday 18:11
Sam Spinner versus Windsor Avenue at Doncaster on Saturday

YORKSHIRE’S top two novice steeplechasers are set to put their respective unbeaten records on the line at Doncaster this Saturday.

Both Jedd O’Keeffe’s Sam Spinner and Brian Ellison’s Windsor Avenue have been handed entries into the Bet365 December Novices Chase.

Windsor

yesterday 17:08
Charlton v Huddersfield Town – Danny Cowley aiming to avoid an unwanted hat-trick

Danny Cowley is facing a mini-milestone at The Valley, and Huddersfield Town’s manager is keen to swerve it.

Not since April, 2016, when he was manager of Conference South Braintree Town, has Cowley been beaten in three consecutive league matches.

That is what he is facing if

yesterday 17:08
The way Sheffield United are winging it up the Premier League is no surprise, say Enda Stevens and George Baldock

“You don't often see two full-backs score in the same game,” a radio reporter remarked to Enda Stevens after Sheffield United's 2-1 win at Norwich City.

READ MORE - Norwich City 1 Sheffield United 2: Blades continuing to impress as Chris Basham makes VAR history

But

yesterday 17:08
Leeds United's unselfish centre-forward Patrick Bamford admits he wants individual glory too

It is his unselfishness Marcelo Bielsa values highly in Patrick Bamford, but the Leeds United striker admits he keeps a quiet eye on individual glory too.

READ MORE - Leeds United to go up and Huddersfield Town to stay up - say the respective managers

Bamford's willingness to

yesterday 17:08
Here are the winners from Yorkshire Business awards organised by Variety

A courageous young sportswoman and a man who has dedicated his life to honouring the courage of a wartime bomber crew were among the stars of the Yorkshire Business Awards.

The awards, which are organised by Variety, the children’s charity, shine the spotlight on the world class

yesterday 16:05
Latest news from Leeds
today 00:29 Former Barnsley head coach Daniel Stendel expresses his disappointment at a statement issued by his old club on his departure
yesterday 19:14 Tragic youngster left sleeping on this hospital floor wrapped in coats deserved better from Boris johnson and Matt Hancock – The Yorkshire Post says
yesterday 18:11 Barnsley FC explain decision to sack Daniel Stendel as Hearts pledge to fight any compensation claims in 'strongest possible terms'
yesterday 18:11 Yorkshire woman's Christmas gift to keep mother's memory alive
yesterday 18:11 Health Secretary Matt Hancock diverted to Leeds hospital for 'reassurance' over Jack Williment's ordeal
yesterday 17:08 Sam Spinner versus Windsor Avenue at Doncaster on Saturday
yesterday 17:08 Charlton v Huddersfield Town – Danny Cowley aiming to avoid an unwanted hat-trick
yesterday 17:08 The way Sheffield United are winging it up the Premier League is no surprise, say Enda Stevens and George Baldock
yesterday 17:08 Leeds United's unselfish centre-forward Patrick Bamford admits he wants individual glory too
yesterday 17:08 Boris Johnson refuses to answer questions over why he avoided looking at photo of Leeds youngster on hospital floor
yesterday 16:05 Here are the winners from Yorkshire Business awards organised by Variety
yesterday 16:05 Sir Ian McGeechan fires shot at Leeds Rhinos as one of reasons Yorkshire Carnegie failed on his watch
yesterday 16:05 Which Leeds United, Sheffield United, Sheffield Wednesday, Hull City and Huddersfield Town players make our Team of the Week?
yesterday 15:02 Barnsley FC - why we sacked Daniel Stendel
yesterday 15:02 'Psychopath' who committed string of horrific sex attacks handed 33 life sentences
yesterday 13:59 Remembering 30 years ago: When crowd crush took the gloss off Leeds United's win at Middlesbrough
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yesterday 12:56 The age when leaders had the time to answer questions - Greg Wright
yesterday 12:56 Drastic measures needed to tackle climate change - starting with doubling diesel prices: David Bowen
yesterday 12:56 Bettys and the art of Christmas window displays
yesterday 12:56 Northern voters will determine the General Election - here’s how the winning party can deliver a bright future for region: Sir Hugh Sykes
yesterday 12:56 'Golden opportunity' as Labour and the Tories set out their visions for the North
yesterday 12:56 Boris Johnson targets northern Labour heartlands over Brexit 'betrayal'
yesterday 09:47 Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologises to family of Leeds four-year-old boy forced to sleep on floor of LGI
yesterday 08:44 Why the wet and windy November caused gloom for the UK's pubs and restaurants
yesterday 08:44 Smaller house builders are under strain due to Brexit uncertainty, says survey
yesterday 08:44 WHP Telecoms secures deal to transform it into a £100m turnover group
yesterday 08:44 UK could face years of 'anaemic' activity, warns British Chambers of Commerce
yesterday 07:41 Leeds United have set the yardstick Huddersfield Town must aspire to
yesterday 07:41 Little from Rotherham United to whet the appetite
yesterday 07:41 Norwich City 1 Sheffield United 2: Blades continuing to impress as Chris Basham makes VAR history
yesterday 07:41 Move over Superman, here’s Hull City’s Jarrod Bowen
yesterday 07:41 Jordan Rhodes makes timely return for Sheffield Wednesday as Steven Fletcher strikes at the double
yesterday 07:41 Leeds United to go up and Huddersfield Town to stay up - say the respective managers
yesterday 06:38 'The perfect northern noir' - Book set on Yorkshire moors up for £10,000 prize
yesterday 06:38 Jeremy Corbyn's claims that the NHS is for sale don't stand up to scrutiny - Yorkshire Post Letters
yesterday 06:38 Privileged politicians don’t understand the pain of countless families being plunged into the social care abyss - Jayne Dowle
yesterday 06:38 Men still get a negative reaction when talking about mental health, research shows
yesterday 06:38 Politicians must deliver on promises to the North after election is over: The Yorkshire Post says
yesterday 06:38 Emergency doctors' warning over patients waiting more than 12 hours in A&E
yesterday 06:38 Voters would cast aside party ties for real investment in the North, survey finds
yesterday 01:23 Revealed: Who the bookmakers are tipping for Premier League promotion - including Leeds United, West Brom and Nottingham Forest
yesterday 00:20 Revealed: Who the bookmakers are tipping for Premier League promotion - including Leeds United, West Brom and Nottingham Forest
yesterday 23:17 We are going in right direction, says Barnsley chief Gerhard Struber
yesterday 23:17 UK champion Ding Junhui ends long wait for trophy at York Barbican
yesterday 23:17 How Chris Wilder’s half-time pep talk cured Sheffield United’s hangover at Carrow Road
2019-12-08 21:05 Don’t blame Brexit and European Union for North’s economic woes – Yorkshire Post Letters
2019-12-08 21:05 Booths Christmas book shows family recipes still hold a special place in the kitchen even in era of celebrity chefs - The Yorkshire Post says
2019-12-08 21:05 Week Ahead: Will stars align for Boris Johnson or Jeremy Corbyn as meteor shower follows General Election?
2019-12-08 15:50 Why tenant demand for residential property is soaring in the heart of Leeds
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