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‘Real risk to security’ if inquests on Tunisia beach victims are held in public

The Government wants inquests into the deaths of 30 Britons killed in a terror attack in Tunisia to be kept partly private in the interests of national security.

Theresa May welcomes Polish Prime Minister Beata Szydlo to 10 Downing Street

Yorkshire troops sent to Poland to beef up Nato defences

THERESA May has confirmed plans to deploy British troops to Poland, as she and her counterpart Beata Szydlo agreed on the need to deter Russian aggression.

Soldiers from NATO countries attend an opening ceremony of a military exercise in Lithuania last year. (PA).

Bill Carmichael: Brussels spearheads new threat to Nato

Nato – the great military alliance between Western democracies that has kept the peace in Europe for 70 years – is under threat like never before.

lest we forget: Wooden poppies in memory of the fallen pictured at the War Memorial in Victoria Gardens, Leeds. (Picture James Hardisty).

Neil McNicholas: Undimmed power of grief amid the sound of silence

Last Friday (Armistice Day) and on Remembrance Sunday, many of us will have experienced immaculately observed two-minute silences in respectful memory of those who lost their lives in both world wars and other more recent conflicts.

How will the foreign policies of Barack Obama and Donald Trump differ?

Alon Ben-Meir: President-elect must learn how to manage crises

IF nothing else, the 2016 elections have once again reaffirmed America’s solid democratic system. Without any major incidents, tens of millions of Americans went to polling stations across the land, voted for the candidate of their choice, and readied themselves, as always, for the peaceful transfer of power.

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The poppy remains the symbol of remembrance. Photo: James Hardisty.

Nicholas Baines: Remembrance - a silence that speaks of a loss beyond words

A COUPLE of years ago a book was published that offers readings, prayers, poems and reflections for Remembrance. It is called Hear My 
Cry – a repeated and heartfelt wrenching of the spirit taken from the Psalms.

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Bugler Stan Wilkinson plays the Last Post during a remembrance service on Armistice Day at the Royal Armouries, Leeds. Picture Tony Johnson

Moving Armistice Day service pays tribute to Leeds explosion victims

A moving Armistice Day ceremony was held at the Royal Armouries in Leeds this morning to commemorate those who have sacrificed their lives in war.

Armistice Day coincides with the centenary of the Battle of the Somme.

Andrew Vine: A time to keep the memory of the fallen alive

A ROSE was just beginning to come into bud at the foot of Private James Knighton’s headstone as the 100th anniversary of the Battle of the Somme approached.

Refugees from Hungary arrive in Switzerland in 1956 to start a new life. People in Yorkshire helped look after many refugees.

When Yorkshire opened its arms to Hungary’s refugees

Sixty years ago a refugee crisis in Hungary made the headlines. Historian Simon Hall looks at how people in Yorkshire opened their homes to those fleeing the Soviet invasion.

A giant poppy at a Premier League match but is the symbol of remembrance being devalued?

YP Letters: Do jewellery poppies contribute to good cause?

From: Keith Jowett, Woodland Rise, Silkstone Common, Barnsley.

Defence Secretary Sir Michael Fallon

1,200 march out of Yorkshire as 56 military sites shut down

MORE THAN 800 military personnel and 400 civilian staff are expected to be relocated from Army bases in Yorkshire following the announcement of 56 new MoD site closures.

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Jayne Dowle: Political battle over poppy misses its true meaning

IT’s a personal choice, wearing a poppy for Armistice Day. Why, then, has the decision become such a political statement?

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Soldiers of all faiths join for special event

MORE THAN 60 soldiers attended an interfaith study day to gain a greater understanding of the different religions in the service.

World War II veteran Garth Wright, 97, views a video installation unveiled by the Royal British Legion's Poppy Appeal in Paternoster Square in London, which invites people to rethink Remembrance.

YP Letters: Ahead of Poppy Day, what do we in UK know about peace?

From: Martin Deane, Hull and East Riding Green Party.

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Sunken ships in the Suez Canal.

How the Suez crisis sank the British empire

It’s sixty years since the Suez crisis shook Britain to its core. Chris Bond looks back at what happened, the impact it had and the legacy it left behind.

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YP Letters: Heroine Fry gone from note, but not forgotten

YP Letters: Heroine Fry gone from note, but not forgotten

From: Beryl Williams, Annie Street, Wakefield.

1955: From left to right my mum (Ilona), my grandmother (Erzsebet), aunt (Elizabeth), uncles George (behind) and Joseph (front) and my grandfather (Ignac).

Hungarian Revolution: The day the tanks rolled in

Sixty years ago, tends of thousands of people fled Hungary to escape the fighting on the streets. Among them was our reporter Yvette Huddleston’s mother. She tells her story.

Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson, asking why the Stop the War Coalition has not been lobbying the Russian Embassy?

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.

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