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Downing Street defends Boris Johnson over Brexit WWII reference

Downing Street has defended comments made by the Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, after he appeared to compare the French President Francois Hollande to a Nazi during a visit to India

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One of the exhibits which featured on the Antiques Roadshow programme dedicated to the Holcaust. It is  a long-lost ring that belonged to British missionary Jane Haining who died in Auschwitz.

Neil McNicholas: Easter at Christmas? Present goes past in our rush to future

WHY are we in such a rush to the future? This evening as I write this, the BBC is screening a special Holocaust memorial edition of the Antiques Roadshow – which is fine, but the date is only January 15 and Holocaust Memorial Day isn’t until January 27.

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Tourists lay on the beach in Gambia's capital Banjul

Thomas Cook flies home 1,000 holidaymakers over Gambia unrest

Nearly 1,000 holidaymakers on Thomas Cook packages in Gambia are to be flown home amid growing concerns about political unrest in the west African nation.

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GP Taylor: Why Trump the loose cannon may be our best hope for peace

GP Taylor: Why Trump the loose cannon may be our best hope for peace

I AM beginning to feel that I am the only person looking forward to seeing Donald Trump as the President of the United States. It might be a way of losing many friends, but I really believe that Trump might prove many of his critics spectacularly wrong.

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Theresa May delivers her Brexit speech.

YP Comment: Brexit to define Britain’s future. May reveals her negotiating plan

THERESA MAY’S long-awaited Brexit speech will reassure all those who voted for Britain to leave the European Union. She now needs to convince Remain supporters that withdrawing from the single market is in the country’s long-term economic interests.

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Video: Good deal or no deal, May warns Europe on Brexit

Theresa May has issued a stark warning to her critics on the continent not to use Brexit talks to score “political points” against the UK, as she made it clear she would rather walk away empty-handed than accept a “punitive” deal.

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Prime Minister Theresa May

PM’s Brexit speech issues a stark warning to EU critics

Theresa May has issued a stark warning to her critics on the continent not to use Brexit talks to score “political points” against the UK, as she made it clear she would rather walk away empty-handed than accept a “punitive” deal.

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VIDEO: Yorkshire Post live debate on what Brexit means for Yorkshire

Hard Brexit, soft Brexit... Brexit means Brexit - a lot of talk has been flying around about Brexit today after Prime Minister Theresa May revealed her plans for leaving the EU.

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York Minster

Burial law would have helped King Richard III’s dying wishes, says MP

A LAW which may have ensured the wishes of King Richard III to be buried in York Minster were followed through is being proposed by an MP.

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Brexit Secretary David Davis

Will Yorkshire’s voice be heard at Brexit summit?

BREXIT SECRETARY David Davis has been warned Yorkshire’s voice may not be heard at a summit he will hold in York later this year.

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Theresa May pauses for thought during her speech today

Analysis: Now the real business of Brexit begins

THE LAST time a British Prime Minister gave a major speech setting out the future of this country’s relationship with the European Union it was well-received.

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Cartoon: Graeme Bandeira

Bernard Ingham: Calm down, Mr President, the world needs a leader

THOSE of us who are increasingly concerned about what kind of world we shall leave for our grandchildren will soon begin to find out. On Friday, Donald Trump will be inaugurated as the 45th president of the United States and so far no one has a clue how he will handle his awesome responsibility.

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Mary Creagh blasts Gove over ‘thumbs up’ Trump Tower interview

Mary Creagh blasts Gove over ‘thumbs up’ Trump Tower interview

Mary Creagh MP blasted Tory Michael Gove on live TV over an interview he carried out with US president-elect Donald Trump.

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Leeds landmark goes from blot to hot after revamp

It was once dubbed an eyesore, and became the focus of a long-running and very public wrangle between its charismatic owner and Leeds City Council.

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Neo-Nazi Thomas Mair murdered Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox in June.

Bradford teen accused of planning terror attack ‘called Jo Cox’s killer a hero’

A teenager accused of making a pipe bomb in preparation for a terrorist act celebrated the killing of MP Jo Cox on the day she died, praising her murderer as a hero, a court has heard.

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Prime Minister Theresa May leaving Downing Street in London, ahead of her speech on Brexit.

PM’s 12 terms for Brexit - and the speech in full

Theresa May has spelled out her 12 objectives for Britain’s Brexit negotiations, in today’s keynote speech.

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POLL: Is Theresa May right to leave the single market?

POLL: Is Theresa May right to leave the single market?

After prime minister Theresa May announced today that she will seek to leave the single market when Britain exits the EU, we want to know what you think.
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Prime Minister Theresa May speaking at Lancaster House in London where she outlined her plans for Brexit

Pound soars as May pledges to avoid Brexit ‘cliff edge’

The pound has soared as Prime Minister Theresa May outlined her vision for how Britain should divorce from the European Union.

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Calderdale Council's leader Tim Swift

Council tax to rise in Calderdale - but services will be cut

A raft of proposals, including an increase in council tax, has been revealed to fight the “exceptional” budget challenges facing Calderdale Council.

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A promotional image from 'Water Music', part of Aarhus 2017.

Leeds 2023 culture bid team is hoping for a helping hand (or two) from Denmark

Key members of the Leeds European Capital of Culture 2023 bid are due to travel to Denmark next week to pick up tips from the current host city of the prestigious title.

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