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  1. Vaccine offer as Leeds students arrive for Freshers' Week

    BBC Radio Leeds

    Leeds students who have not had a coronavirus jab are being encouraged to book one at a campus clinic.

    Leeds Beckett University sign

    Leeds Beckett University's vice chancellor says his institution is working with the University of Leeds to offer vaccinations to students returning after the summer.

    As Freshers' Week gets under way, Prof Peter Slee says he is "delighted" to be welcoming students back to campus, without most of the restrictions that dominated last year.

    Prof Slee told BBC Radio Leeds: "The difficulties that students have faced have been mirrored across all parts of society - lockdown was very different for everyone.

    "It's not just about being able to go out - its about social learning and being together in the same place."

    Emily, a second year student in Leeds, said she was looking forward to celebrating Freshers' Week, as she did not get the chance to last year.

    Sshe added: "It wasn't the same experience compared to other years. We went with high expectations, but you could only go to the pub, you couldn't go clubbing."

    Despite the lifting of restrictions, some teaching will still not take place face-to-face and students are being urged to take precautions, such as wearing masks and using hand sanitiser.

  2. Yorkshire and Lincolnshire's Monday weather forecast

    BBC Weather

    Today in Yorkshire, any morning mist and fog will clear to leave a mostly fine and sunny day. A few patches of cloud may move in during the afternoon but there will be plenty of sunshine:

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    Lincolnshire will see a mostly cloudy day with the risk of a few scattered showers. In the afternoon, there will be sunny spells in between the showers, but these can be sharp in places:

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  3. Claim that patient was given terminal diagnosis by phone

    Local Democracy Reporting Service

    A patient was told they had just 12 months to live during a telephone consultation, a local councillor claimed.

    Phone being dialed

    The call, which is said to have involved a person from Wakefield, was described as “unacceptable” by Labour's Charlie Keith during a meeting of the council's health scrutiny committee.

    Mr Keith said a number of his constituents had raised concerns that it was difficult to get a face-to-face consultation.

    “I fully understand that they were used during Covid and I understand why, but people are concerned that it’s becoming the norm," he said.

    “It’s happening from consultant level to GP appointments level. "This week I had somebody who was told they had 12 months to live by telephone," Mr Keith added:“It’s completely wrong the way it was done. It’s unacceptable. There seems to be no training or protocol being done, so that that kind of news is not handed down by phone.”

    In a statement, Wakefield Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) said that demand for its services was far exceeding pre-pandemic levels.

    It said it is currently ranked 11 out of 104 CCGs across the country in terms of the number of healthcare appointments it is delivering.

    “Alongside remote appointments, all practices in Wakefield continue to provide face-to-face appointments," the CCG said.“In July, 57% of appointments were face-to-face.“

  4. Victims of violence urged to share stories to help others

    Gemma Dillon

    Political Reporter

    Women and girls from across West Yorkshire are being encouraged to share their experiences of violence in a bid to help improve safety for others.

    The mayor of West Yorkshire, Tracy Brabin, and her deputy, Alison Lowe, are currently carrying out a consultation, with people having until Friday to submit their views:

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    Lexi, from Halifax, who experienced domestic violence over a number of years, has told BBC Radio Leeds she struggled to get help. You can listen to Lexi's story here:

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    Video caption: A victim of domestic abuse shares her story.

    So far during the consultation, people have shared experiences of issues including stalking, sexual offences, honour-based abuse, misogyny and safety in public spaces.

    West Yorkshire's deputy mayor for policing and crime, Alison Lowe, says: "Talking about my own past experiences of abuse brought home the huge significance of this work and what it means to so many.

    "Everyone has a voice in directing our future response," she adds.