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Gwynne Dyer: Trump has no capital for his Jerusalem claim

“ALL of us are saying ‘Hey, United States, we don’t think this is a very good idea’,” said Jordan’s King Abdullah II in 2002, when it became clear that President George W. Bush was going to invade Iraq. But Bush didn’t listen, and it turned out to be an extremely bad idea.


Tragic tales of the Hull Blitz

Hull is featured in a new TV documentary series examining the legacy of the Blitz during the Second World War. Chris Bond reports on one woman’s moving family story.

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Bomb damage at Cossey Road after First World War Zeppelin raid on Sheffield.

Shadow of fear that brought death to Sheffield

The officers were away at a tea dance when, in the skies above the little school in Grenoside, they spotted the fearsome shadow of a Zeppelin.

Joy on the streets of Harare as Robert Mugabe's resignation was announced.

The Yorkshire Post says: Mugabe quits – but Zimbabwe must not replace one dictator with another on path to democracy

THE spontaneous outpouring of joy on the streets on Zimbabwe after the resignation of Robert Mugabe is the culmination of a bloodless coup that is remarkable by Africa’s standards.

Prime Minister Theresa May greets Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu as he arrives in Downing Street earlier this year.

YP Letters: Balfour centenary and missed chance for peace

From: David J Israel, Roundhay, Leeds.

War story: Benedict Cumberbatch as Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing in the film The Imitation Game. (PA/Studio Canal).

The Leeds warship that helped break the Enigma code

It’s 75 years this week since Bletchley Park received the codebooks that helped break the Enigma code. Hugh Sebag-Montefiore looks at the role played by HMS Aubretia.

A prison officer walks past a news stand in Harare, Zimbabwe Monday, Nov. 20, 2017. Longtime President Robert Mugabe ignored a midday deadline set by the ruling party to step down or face impeachment proceedings, while Zimbabweans, stunned by his lack of resignation during a national address, vowed more protests to make him leave. (AP Photo/Ben Curtis)

Too early to celebrate a new world for the wonderful people of Zimbabwe, writes Bishop of Leeds

TEN years ago I walked from farm to farm in the Midlands Province of Zimbabwe, near to its capital city Gweru.

More homes needed to meet North Yorkshire garrison’s expansion

The senior Army officer charged with overseeing the development of Europe’s largest military base has said major new infrastructure will need to be built in North Yorkshire to accommodate its expansion.

Britain needs a war on obesity.

YP Letters: War against obesity is one we must win

From: James Bond, Mulehouse Road, Sheffield.


Leeds remembers: Thousands fall silent to honour nation’s fallen on Remembrance Sunday

A poignant Remembrance service in Leeds saw thousands fall silent on Sunday to honour the nation’s war dead.


Mission to discover wartime link

It was a rainy day in April 2012 when Vic Jay took part in a Lancaster Bomber ‘taxy run’ experience at the Aviation Heritage Centre in Lincolnshire.


Remembrance will not wither with time

EXACTLY 100 years ago, a kind of peace had fallen on one of the Great War’s bloodiest and most horrific battlefields.

Poppy display

GP Taylor: Sorry snowflakes, I’m proud to wear a red poppy and we shouldn’t force white ones on children

A FEW days ago, I stood on the clifftop at Whitby and looked at the Bombardment Memorial. This reconstruction of a bombed-out house serves as a reminder to the German attack on Whitby in 1914. A young boy near me asked his mother what it was for. The woman didn’t know and said it was just something to do with the war.

Theresa May and Winston Churchill.

‘May must reach out if she wants to win Brexit battle’

HEGEL, the German philosopher, argued that what history teaches us is that nations and governments never learn anything from it. We just go on recycling our mistakes.


Five friends among the eight killed as truck careers down New York cycle path in terror attack

A man in a rented van mowed down cyclists and pedestrians in New York killing eight people in what the city's mayor called "a particularly cowardly act of terror".
Author Mark Haddon pictured at Yorks Cold War Bunker,  which inspired his ghost story for English Heritage. (Picture: David Levene).

Mark Haddon and a ghost story inspired by a Cold War bunker

Mark Haddon has written a ghost story inspired by York’s Cold War Bunker as part of a new collection for English Heritage. Chris Bond talked to the best-selling author.

Converts to the terror group IS 'believe in an "extremely hateful doctrine' and  'fighters can expect to be killed given the threat they pose to British security'.

British IS fighters in Syria must be killed in almost all cases, says Minister

The only way of dealing with British Islamic State fighters in Syria will be to kill them in almost every case, an international development minister has said.

Tim Marshall has travelled the world covering foreign affairs for Sky News.

How Leeds United fan Tim Marshall went from painting and decorating to broadcasting from war zones

Tim Marshall swapped being a ‘completely rubbish’ painter and decorator for reporting from some of the world’s most dangerous places for Sky News. Chris Burn reports.

Passengers evacuated after fighter jets are scrambled to intercept Ryanair plane

A security scare on board a Ryanair flight that was escorted by RAF jets and saw flights at Stansted Airport grounded was a suspected hoax, the airline said.

Mike Haines, the brother of David Haines who was murdered by Islamic State terrorists.

Yorkshire man remembered at anti-terror rally

VICTIMS of the Islamic State terror group and other injustices around the world have been remembered in a peaceful demonstration in London.

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