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Community group helps elderly people who find themselves alone

During her life the MP Jo Cox dedicated herself to getting something done to tackle loneliness.

Today the government took drastic action to do just that and appointed a minister for loneliness.

We've been to meet one community group that endeavours to help elderly people who find themselves alone.

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Neighbours rescue ambulance stuck in snow in Halifax

Neighbours came to the rescue when an ambulance got stuck in the snow in Halifax.

In slippery conditions, one 4x4 driver towed the emergency vehicle while others provided an escort on foot.

They managed to get the ambulance out of trouble in the incident, which happened on Keighley Road.

Yorkshire Ambulance Service was unable to provide details of the original call-out but paid tribute to those who helped.

John McSorley, divisional commander of A&E operations, said: "The blizzard conditions we faced overnight were challenging in some locations across the region and we’d like to pass on our sincere thanks to the passers-by who kindly helped our staff when they encountered difficult driving conditions. We’re very grateful for their assistance.”

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Your early morning weather update with Jon Mitchell

Here is what the weather has in store for North, West and South Yorkshire.

And this is what to expect from the weather in East Yorkshire and Lincolnshire.

Last Orders: Yorkshire politicians debate Carillion, NHS pressures and Brexit

A trio of Yorkshire politicians discuss the financial woes of Carillion and the financial challenges of the NHS on the latest edition of Last Orders.

Host Paul Brand asks it time for a new tax to give a fixed portion of our pay packets to the health service? All that, plus does Brexit really mean Brexit? Or should we have a second vote?

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