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Bill Carmichael: Silence of the hypocrites as Syria suffers

DID you see that massive anti-war demonstration to protest against attacks by Russian warplanes on Syrian civilians?

Jon Knott, a  former RAF officer whose career was ended by multiple sclerosis and is calling on more service personnel to seek help for any mental health problems after being given a lifeline by a Help For Heroes project. Mr Knott suffered a life-changing loss of self-worth when he was diagnosed with MS, ending his 27-year career in the RAF.

RAF veteran in MS fight urges forces personnel to seek psychotherapy

A FORMER RAF officer whose career was ended by multiple sclerosis is calling on more service personnel to seek help for mental health problems after being given a lifeline by a Help For Heroes project.

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YP Letters: Syria more important than football

From: Paul Emsley, Hellifield.

Soldiers risked their lives in Iraq and Afghanistan. They should not be treated like criminals, argues Andrew Vine.

Andrew Vine: Time to stop persecuting Armed Forces and respect their sacrifice in Iraq and Afghanistan

AS the RAF transport plane circled over Kabul, all the lights on board were extinguished. Its approach to the airport had to be made in darkness to minimise the chances of missile attack from the ground, and once it landed, all of us aboard had to sprint under armed cover for the relative safety of buildings guarded by the RAF Regiment.

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Claudia Lawrence.

Family of missing Claudia Lawrence call for links between a double murderer and her case to be investigated

The family of missing York chef Claudia Lawrence has called for links between a double murderer and her case to be thoroughly investigated.

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Alone in the world, this little boy sits in the back of an ambulance in Aleppo after being rescued from the rubble of a bombed building as the campaign grows for the White Helmet aid workers to be given the Nobel Peace Prize.

If there’s any justice left in the world, the White Helmets – so close to the heart of Jo Cox and who helped to give this little boy a second chance in life – must win the Nobel Peace Prize.

“WHEN the bombs rain down, the Syria Civil Defense rush in. In the most dangerous place on earth these unarmed volunteers risk their lives to help anyone in need regardless of religion or politics.”

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Police arrive on the scene of an explosion in Manhattan's Chelsea neighborhood

IS link to mall knifeman as spate of attacks puts US on high alert

AMERICA WAS on high alert today after a series of knife and bomb attacks of which at least one was claimed by Islamic State.

Asbestos-related deaths is one of the hidden legacies of the 9/11 disaster.

YP Letters: Final toll of 9/11 may not emerge for decades

From: Craig Evans, General Manager, UK Asbestos Training Association.

Michael Egan and his sister, Christine

Family’s upset at council moving 9/11 memorial

Relatives of a Hull man who died with his sister in the September 11 attacks in New York have spoken of their upset after the city council said it was having to move memorials to the pair.

Should there be a Burkini ban?

GP Taylor: Fearful French have every right to ban burkini

BEING ginger and born and bred in Yorkshire, I have a love hate relationship with that golden orb known as the sun.

People carry a victim's coffin as they attend funeral services for dozens of people killed in last night's bomb attack targeting an outdoor wedding party in Gaziantep, southeastern Turkey.

Was Turkish wedding suicide bomber only 12 years old? Shocking claim as 51 people are dead and dozens injured in blast

An IS suicide bomber as young as 12 attacked an outdoor Kurdish wedding party in south-eastern Turkey, killing at least 51 people and wounding dozens of others, the Turkish president said.

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In this frame grab taken from video provided by the Syrian anti-government activist group Aleppo Media Center (AMC), a child sits in an ambulance after being pulled out or a building hit by an airstirke, in Aleppo, Syria, Wednesday. Picture: Aleppo Media Center via AP.

Russia in Aleppo ceasefire response as rescue boy image goes viral

THE Russian military is ready to back a UN call for weekly ceasefires for Syria’s contested city of Aleppo after haunting footage of a young boy’s rescue from the aftermath of an airstrike went viral.

Local historians Barbara Reardon, left, and Mary Twentyman, are joined by Anthony Greenwood, great-grandson of policeman Harold Reveley, who died on the day, whilst assisting the firemen. 
Picture: Jonathan Gawthorpe

At last it can be told: Fireball that ripped apart Bradford factory 100 years ago

A TRAGIC tale of sudden loss and unbridled terror as a fireball ripped through a Yorkshire munitions factory in the grip of wartime Britain.

Maria Patchett, pictured in her garden in Scalby, was one of the Basque refugees who came to England in 1937. (Picture Richard Ponter).

The Spanish Civil War 80 years on and the moving story of a former Basque refugee

It’s 80 years since the start of the Spanish Civil War which led to nearly 4,000 Basque child refugees being sent to Britain. Maria Patchett was one of them. Chris Bond talks to her.

Undated picture taken from a video produced by the International Brigades of Rojava of Dean Carl Evans, 22, from Reading, Berkshire, who has been killed fighting Islamic State militants in Syria. Image: International Brigades of Rojava/PA Wire

Comrades hail Briton killed fighting in Syria

A BRITISH man killed fighting Islamic State militants in Syria has been hailed as a martyr by his Kurdish comrades.

A picture of late Father Jacques Hamel is placed on flowers at the makeshift memorial in France to the priest who was murdered while conducting Mass. Daesh, the so-called Islamic State, has claimed responsibility.

James Jones: Preserving the fragility of freedom in new age of terror

As waves of terror crash across the shores of Europe, we brace ourselves for more indiscriminate acts of violence.

French police at the scene of Tuesday's attack.

Churches urged to review security in wake of Normandy terror attack

CHURCHES and places of worship are being encouraged to review their security in the wake of Tuesday’s terror attack in Normandy, France.

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Paddy Ashdown & Jeremy Bliss: Remember Jo Cox, more unites us than divides us

FOR those of us who believe in an open, tolerant Britain, 2016 has been a depressing year.

French soldiers stand guard near the scene of the attack in Saint-Etienne-du-Rouvray, Normandy

Police offer churches security advice in the wake of French terror attack

CHURCHES and places of worship will be encouraged to review their security arrangements in the wake of yesterday’s attack in Rouen, France.

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