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Andrew Vine: We Are Not Afraid – an ordinary day that defeated terrorism

IN the hours after the terrorist attack on Parliament, a four-word phrase began trending on social media that was all the more eloquent for its simplicity.

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As Britain prepares to leave the EU, the country will not be represented at today's events to mark the 60th anniversary of the treaty of Rome.

Robin Walker: Britain will remain a friend and ally of the EU after we leave

THE six founding members of the European Economic Community – Belgium, France, Italy, Luxembourg, the Netherlands and West Germany – signed the Treaty of Rome on March 25, 1957.

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A vigil took place to remember PC Keith Palmer and other victims of the Westminster terror attack.

YP Comment: A nation’s debt to heroic police. Keith Palmer: An example to all

OUT of the darkness from this week’s horrifying events in Westminster comes the poignant beacon of hope that is the outpouring of support towards the brave police officers, members of the military and public servants who protect us all.

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Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood shakes hands with an armed police officer as he arrives at the Houses of Parliament in London, Friday March 24, 2017. Ellwood desperately tried to save the life of Constable Keith Palmer, the police officer killed on Wednesday when a man went on a deadly rampage, first driving a car into pedestrians then stabbing a police officer to death before being fatally shot by police within Parliament's grounds in London.

Heroes of Westminster are honoured by the Queen

“Hero” MP Tobias Ellwood, who battled to save the life of a police officer in the Westminster terror attack, and security minister Ben Wallace have been honoured for their roles in responding to the atrocity.

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Crowds at the Trafalgar Square vigil after the Westminster terrorist attack.

Dr Mohammed Ali: Memo to the media – stop demonising Muslims over terrorism

WHAT do we really know about Khalid Masood? Well, police have now confirmed that the man who left four people dead and at least 50 injured in Wednesday’s Westminster attack was born Adrian Russell Ajao and used several other aliases.

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Jeremy Corbyn remains totally ineffective at PMQs.

Tom Richmond: SNP steps in at PMQs to do Corbyn’s job for him

IT speaks volumes about the state of domestic politics that the most effective opposition at Westminster is being provided by the Scottish Nationalists – the party which wants to break-up the United Kingdom.

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Claudia’s Law step nearer following backing from MPs

THE FATHER of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has welcomed MPs support for a new law carrying her name.

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Alexander Blackman must wait to learn his fate.

Forced to wait: Royal Marine who won Taliban murder conviction appeal to learn fate next Tuesday

A Royal Marine who is in prison for the fatal shooting of a Taliban fighter in Afghanistan must wait until next week to learn his fate.

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Fracking protesters outside County Hall, Northallerton.

YP Letters: Opposition shows that the North does not back fracking

From: Tim Padmore, Huddersfield.

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Nicola Sturgeon addresses the Scottish Parliament during the debate on independence.

YP Letters: Folly of Scots subsidised by English cash

From: Gordon Lawrence, Sheffield.

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Should Jonny Bairstow be preparing for the new cricket season?

YP Letters: Four-day junket in the sun simply isn’t cricket

From: Keith Handley, Scotland Way, Horsforth.

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Picture: Bruce Rollinson

More election fraud claims in Bradford and Huddersfield than London and West Midlands combined

NEARLY one in five alleged cases of British election fraud last year was recorded in West Yorkshire - with Bradford, Keighley and Huddersfield emerging as “high risk” areas, figures from the Electoral Commission show.

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Two more 'significant arrests' as details of Westminster killer's past emerge

Two more "significant arrests" have been made in connection with the Westminster attack, police have said.

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The UK's "divorce bill" for Brexit will be around 50 billion, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed.

UK faces £50bn divorce bill from Brexit - EC president Jean-Claude Juncker

The UK's "divorce bill" for Brexit will be around £50 billion, European Commission president Jean-Claude Juncker has confirmed.

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A Royal Marine who shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan will be sentenced today for diminished responsibility manslaughter, after his murder conviction was quashed by leading judges.

Marine who won Taliban murder conviction appeal to be sentenced

A Royal Marine who shot an injured Taliban fighter in Afghanistan will be sentenced today for diminished responsibility manslaughter, after his murder conviction was quashed by leading judges.

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Ambulance crews battle to save the lives of terrorist Khalid Masood and police officer Keith Palmer.

How religious conversion turned the boy from Kent into an Islamic terrorist

The Westminster attacker was born on Christmas Day and converted to Islam after years of criminality.
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The Westminster attacker has been named as Khalid Masood.

Police probe violent past of the London terrorist who was born on Christmas Day

Detectives are exploring the past of the middle-aged murderer of many aliases who wrought carnage on Westminster, as arrests connected to the outrage were made across the country.
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MPs observe a minute's silence to pay respect to the victims of Wednesday's terror attack in Westminster.

YP Comment: Defiance in the wake of terror – Why Britain will never be cowed

WHAT motivates Islamist extremists to murder and maim so indiscriminately has been – and remains – the world’s most intractable security challenge, with the noble pursuit of peace linked inextricably to the Middle East’s enduring bloodshed. Yet the most effective response is also the most simple – the “millions of acts of normality” highlighted by Theresa May as Parliament, London and the rest of the country showed that Britain will never waver in the face of terrorists like Khalid Masood, the known criminal and one-time teacher responsible for Wednesday’s atrocity.

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A floral tribute to victims of the Westminster terror attack.

Bill Carmichael: Good will prevail over the forces of evil

IN comments on Wednesday night, and again in Parliament yesterday, Prime Minister Theresa May rightly condemned the terror attack on Westminster as a “sick and depraved act” and vowed that the “forces of evil” would never be allowed to drive us apart.

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York chamber boss tells politicians to “set aside rivalries” over devolution

York chamber boss tells politicians to “set aside rivalries” over devolution

Politicians have been urged to “set aside petty rivalries and come together for the greater good” over a devolution settlement for the region.

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