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Pharmacies deal with a surge in demand as coronavirus pandemic continues

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By Ryan Cumberworth The current Coronavirus pandemic has led to huge pressure on our hospitals – and with GP surgeries only offering telephone consultations, it’s meant that pharmacies have found themselves also under unprecedented demand.  

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Interview: Keeping spirits up in locked-down care homes

Interview: Keeping spirits up in locked-down care homes

By Richard Liddle Care home residents are some of the most at risk from COVID-19 – and lockdown measures mean they can no longer have visits from friends and family. David Bell talks to Yorkshire Voice about how care workers are trying to keep spirits up in locked-down care homes:

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Gambling on eSports soars as sports events cancelled globally

Gambling on eSports soars as sports events cancelled globally

by Jamie Heron eSports has seen a long period of investment and growth over the last few years. The mainstream appeal is slowly rising and competitive video games are starting to be shown on broadcast television. I spoke to Daniel Damian who works at esportsbettingtop.com about the rise in gambling on eSports during the lockdown period.

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Journalism never stops: Reporting during coronavirus

Journalism never stops: Reporting during coronavirus

By Jack Walker With the country at the heart of a global pandemic and national lockdown, it’s no surprise that more people have been turning to the news media for information about what’s happening. So in many ways, journalism has become more important than ever before. But how are the journalists themselves finding working in this new environment? Jack Walker […]

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Loneliness Charity OPAL receives 300 extra volunteers to help their local community in Leeds 16

Loneliness Charity OPAL receives 300 extra volunteers to help their local community in Leeds 16

Something positive that has come out of  Covid-19 is the influx of people coming to help charities and volunteering their time. Community-based charity OPAL has received 300 extra volunteers who are helping to achieve their goal of tackling loneliness through this time of social isolation. Emily Horner reports:

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Yorkshire’s Banksy: Rachel List explains the inspiration behind her work

Yorkshire’s Banksy: Rachel List explains the inspiration behind her work

By Grace Pritchard Pontefract’s very own Banksy, Rachel List, is the street artist who has captured hearts and minds with her murals to the NHS around Pontefract. Rachel has now teamed up with Essex gallery owner John Brandler for a limited edition project, sending free copies of her work to NHS staff. She told Yorkshire Voice reporter Grace Pritchard about […]

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Examination cancellations: How are Leeds GCSE students being affected?

Examination cancellations: How are Leeds GCSE students being affected?

As the Coronavirus lockdown continues, a lot of attention has naturally focused on the impact on our economy – with businesses closed and self-employed people struggling to pay the bills. But what about the schoolchildren, who have been off school for over a month now – and in particular, those who would have been taking important exams this year. Immy […]

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FEATURE INTERVIEW | Reverend Jonathan Cooper of Welbury in North Yorkshire

FEATURE INTERVIEW | Reverend Jonathan Cooper of Welbury in North Yorkshire

By Emily Hartley With COVID-19 impacting all of our lives, I spoke to Reverend Jonathan Cooper of St Leonards Church in Welbury, North Yorkshire, to find out how the pandemic has affected the Church and how he has adapted services and ceremonies to suit the circumstances.  

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How the TV and Film Industry are coping in Lockdown

How the TV and Film Industry are coping in Lockdown

By Kudzai Chinembiri Yorkshire – and Leeds in particular – has rapidly been becoming a hub for film and television production, with the likes of Channel 4 moving to the city.  But Coronavirus has put the brakes on this area of industry, just like many others. I spoke to Glyn Middleton to find out how freelancers and creatives are coping […]

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The Battle of COVID: The story of a retail worker during a pandemic

The Battle of COVID: The story of a retail worker during a pandemic

By Jamie Heron “Everyone has always thought that working in a supermarket is a rubbish job and now we’re superheroes. Without a doubt, we’ll be back to the bottom of the priority list soon.” For retail keyworker Sue Heron, 47, being thrown into the frontline in a global pandemic has touched her in more ways than just the temporary change […]

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