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Chris Bond: In memory of the war’s forgotten heroes of Dunkirk

On June 4, 1940, as the last of the exhausted soldiers arrived in England from Dunkirk following a dramatic and fraught 10-day evacuation, Winston Churchill, who had been Prime Minister for less than a month, stood up in the House of Commons and gave a moving speech in which he gave thanks for what he described as the “miracle of deliverance” from Dunkirk.

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Bradford West MP Naz Shah's speech on Gaza has been criticised.

YP Letters: Only Hamas and Abbas are to blame for suffering in Gaza

From: John Collins, Leeds.

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Bradford West MP Naz Shah spoke in the Commons this week on the conflict between Israel and Palestine.

Naz Shah: Conflict without end as suffering of Gaza deepens

SINCE the Trump Administration came to power, on the surface they have projected an image of trying to bring Israel and Palestine back into talks.

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Towton

Site of Britain’s biggest battle now extended over far greater area

Britain’s bloodiest battle, which saw tens of thousands killed at Towton near Tadcaster, has now been found to have extended over a far greater area than originally thought.

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D Day veteran Ken Cooke.

YP Letters: Vivid memory of my D-Day school day

From: Margaret W Whitaker, Harswell.

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Captain Megan Couto of the 2nd Battalion, Princess Patricia's Canadian Light Infantry

I’m staying humble says first woman to captain Queen’s Guard

A Canadian soldier who has become the first female officer to command troops guarding the Queen at Buckingham Palace said she was focused on “doing my job and staying humble”.

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Through the eye of a needle, navy’s largest ship sets sail for the first time

Through the eye of a needle, navy’s largest ship sets sail for the first time

It was like passing the proverbial camel through the eye of a needle, except that what they were dealing with was the largest and most powerful ship the Royal Navy has ever commissioned.

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The Prince of Wales visits tributes left at the scene of the Finsbury Mosque attack alongside Imam Mohammed Mahmoud during a visit to Muslim Welfare House in north London.

YP Letters: Not just mosques that need more protection

From: Bob Watson, Baildon.

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Author Frank White, 90, pictured at his home in Lincolnshire. (Scott Merrylees).

Author’s wartime novel published more than 50 years after his last one

Frank White’s new novel is set in the north of England during the Second World War and is being published 53 years after he wrote his last one. Chris Bond talked to him.

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Floral tributes outside a mosque in Finsbury Park where a van ploughed into Muslims leaving evening prayers.

Neil McNicholas: All of us can do more to help conquer hatred

FOLLOWING this week’s appalling incident outside a mosque in Finsbury Park, London, Brendan Cox, husband of the murdered MP Jo Cox, said: “Anger is a very legitimate human response; we shouldn’t tell people not to be angry.”

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Ali Helal, Burouk Aldbi and daughter Elizabeth, who they named after Her Majesty the Queen to say thanks for taking them in

Syrian couple's Elizabethan thank you to the country which saved them from the horrors of war

A Syrian couple who escaped the horrors of the conflict in their homeland have named their child Elizabeth as a thank you to the country which took them in.
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The Queen met firefighters following the Grenfell Tower blaze.

Jayne Dowle: Why I feel London’s pain and fear for all our futures despite the Queen’s reassuring leadership

I LIVED in London for 14 years. I still visit the capital, and skirt its sprawling outskirts to see family in Kent and Surrey. I remember the sheer energy of the
West End and the beauty of the River Thames and exactly where to stand on the Tube.

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Yorkshire armed forces personnel and their families are growing increasingly frustrated with the raw deal they are receiving from Britains insurers

Military personnel think financial services are not to be trusted

Just 4​ per cent​ of ​military personnel in Yorkshire ​think th​at​ UK financial services are reliable or trustworthy​ a​nd 38​ per cent​ feel that insurers do not understand their specific military needs.

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Police investigators and members of the DOVO (bomb clearing squad) work inside Central Station in Brussels after a reported explosion on Tuesday. Picture: (AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert)

Terror alert: Brussels railway station reopens after terror blast

Security remains high across Brussels after a man blew up an explosive device at the city's Central Station.

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The community of Finsbury Park has come together since the attack on Monday morning.

Finsbury Park attack: Here is what we know so far

A man has been arrested in connection with a terror attack near a north London mosque.

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Metropolitan Police Commissioner Cressida Dick joins members of the public as they gather close to Finsbury Park Mosque in north London, after a van was driven into pedestrians near the north London mosque, leaving one man dead and eight injured. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Wire

'Our hearts go out to the injured' says family of terror van suspect Darren Osborne

The family of Darren Osborne, the man held by police over the Finsbury Park attack, say they are "massively shocked" and "their hearts go out to the injured".
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Theresa May leaves the scene of the latest terrorist attack in Finsbury Park.

YP Comment: Attack on one is attack on all. Sheer futility of mosque outrage

THE tears of sorrow rolling down the cheeks of a forlorn firefighter epitomised the nation’s sombre mood at this desperately challenging time.

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D-Day veteran Ken Cooke, 92, at his home in York. (Gary Longbottom).

York veteran recalls the D-Day landings

Ken Cooke is one of the last surviving D-Day veterans from York and his wartime experiences are among those recounted in a new play. Chris Bond talked to him.

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Attack on mosque happened after community gathered to remember Jo Cox

A suspected terror attack on worshippers near a mosque was carried out just 48 hours after the community had gathered to remember MP Jo Cox.

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Theresa May spoke in 10 Downing Street after the latest terrorist attack.

Theresa May: Extremists will never break those bonds of citizenship that define our United Kingdom.

OUR country woke to news of another terrorist attack on the streets of our capital city: the second this month and every bit as sickening as those which have come before.

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