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Jayne Dowle: We cannot despair in facing every parent’s nightmare

A PARENT’S job is to protect and reassure. How might we do this when a suicide bomber can enter the foyer of a concert arena and kill more than 20 people, including children and teenagers, while injuring and traumatising many, many more?


How will UK's 'critical' security level affect North Yorkshire?

Armed officers and increased patrols have been rolled out across North Yorkshire as the UK's security level is raised to 'critical' following the Manchester terror attack.

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The flag outside Harrogate Police Station. Picture: Sgt Paul Cording

Flag at Harrogate Police station flies half-mast in tribute to Manchester

Police officers have paid tribute to the victims of the Manchester terror attack on Monday (May 22) by flying the flag half-mast at Harrogate station.
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Vigil: Mourners gather in Manchester city centre on Tuesday evening.

School cancels trip after attack

A school has postponed a trip to London in the wake of Monday’s bombing at Manchester Arena.

YP Comment: Spirit of Britain

YP Comment: Spirit of Britain

As a stunned nation struggled to come to terms with the senseless carnage unleashed in Manchester on Monday night, the message from the city was one of unity and defiance.


Frankie Richardson: “Ye are many – they are few!” Manchester’s message to the world

MANCHESTER in the sun is beautiful. We don’t get it often, but when we do it’s perfect. Yesterday was one of those days, one of those days we wait for all year. Except it wasn’t.


Troops on the streets of Yorkshire? What the 'critical' terrorist threat level means

Britain is on critical terror alert today with military troops set to bolster police forces amid fears Manchester attacker Salman Abedi did not act alone.

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A peace vigil in London following the Manchester Arena terror atrocity.

Qari Asim: This was an attack on our society, an attack on all of us, on our shared home

TWENTY two people, including children, have died in the bomb blast at Manchester Arena. Whilst I was relieved to hear that the children of one of my colleagues, who were inside the arena, were safe, my heart breaks for the many young lives snatched away by the heartless terrorist.

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The peace vigil in Manchester's Albert Square.

Amjad Bashir: There is no conflict between being a good Muslim and being a good Briton – and we must not let Daesh or anyone else try to create one

I WRITE these words with huge sadness in my heart after yet again a terrorist atrocity has been committed on British soil.

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People gather ahead of a vigil in Albert Square, Manchester, in the wake of the terrorist attack. (PA).

YP Comment: Nation mourns terror victims - Worst UK attack since 2005

They were ordinary families and friends enjoying a night out at a pop concert – mothers and daughters, boyfriends and girlfriends, teenagers and schoolchildren.

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Mark Casci: Terrorists cannot steal the magic of music or the glory of Manchester

The experience of your first concert is a magical moment of your childhood that lives inside you forever.


Theresa May condemns 'callous terrorist attack' that targeted 'youngest in our society'

The Prime Minister has condemned last night's terrorist attack in Manchester as an act of "appalling, sickening cowardice" as she confirmed that police believe they have identified the perpetrator.

YP Comment: Laid to rest at last

YP Comment: Laid to rest at last

PRIVATE HENRY Parker was just another grim statistic when he was killed in the Battle of the Somme, the fate of the Yorkshire soldier unknown until his remains were discovered nearly a century later in a farmer’s field in France and successfully identified thanks to advancements in DNA technology which had not even been discovered when the First World War still raged.

The bearer party from the Yorkshire Regiment carrying the coffin of PrivateHenry  Parker in view of senior dignitaries.

Somme hero is finally laid to rest

He sacrificed his life for his country in what the remains the bloodiest episode British military history - The Battle of the Somme.

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Halifax woman charged with terror-related offences

A 19-year-old woman from Halifax has been charged with circulating terrorist publications.

A woman looks at the "Guernica" painting by Pablo Picasso. Picasso's path to Guernica exhibition is on at the Reina Sofia museum in Madrid. (AP)

Guernica - Birth of the blitzkrieg that rained death on a quiet town

It’s 80 years since German planes bombed the Spanish town of Guernica. Chris Bond looks back at what happened and why the attack was so significant.

What will be Boris Johnson's role during the election?

YP Letters: Turkey’s vote rules out prospect of it joining EU

From: John Turley, Dronfield Woodhouse.

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This undated image provided on Friday, April 21, 2017, by FLAG, an association of LGBT police officers, shows French police officer Xavier Jugele. The policeman killed on Paris' most famous boulevard was identified as Xavier Jugele by Flag! Its president, Mickael Bucheron, told AP the dead officer would have celebrated his 38th birthday at the beginning of May. (FLAG via AP)

Officer killed in attack is named as probe goes on

The Policeman killed in the Paris terror attack has been named as Xavier Jugelé as an investigation into the events are still on-going.

People hug at he place where a police officer was killed Thursday on the Champs Elysees boulevard, Friday, April 21, 2017 in Paris. The Champs-Elysees gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France's presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but then freed, two officials told The Associated Press on Friday. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)

French killer was detained
for threat
to police

The gunman who shot and killed a police officer just days before France’s presidential election was detained in February for threatening police but later freed.

North Korea's show of military force.

YP Letters: North Korea’s belligerence raises echoes of the Cold War

From: Karl Sheridan, Selby Road, Holme on Spalding Moor.

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