The homefront

YP Letters: Prince William is a global ambassador that Britain needs

From: Dr Sheila Hopkinson, Gorman Close, Chesterfield.

Tributes left after the Manchester bombing last year. PA/Peter Byrne.

Delay to inquests distressing for Manchester bombing victims' families, says solicitor

Families of Manchester bombing victims are distressed by a further delay to the inquests into their deaths, a solicitor has said.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid has announced a new strategy to fight extremism.

YP Letters: We should shout about our free society

From: Richard Wimpenny, Huddersfield.

Daniel Stewart

Prisoner shouted 'Die you nonce' as he tried to strangle sex offender in Leeds prison cell

A PRISONER tried to murder a fellow sex offender by strangling him with a ripped bed sheet in their cell at Armley jail.

Secretary of State for Exiting the European Union David Davis delivers a speech in London, on the UK's vision for our future security relationship with the EU. Picture: PA

The Yorkshire Post says: EU must heed Brexit warning on international security

Brexit secretary David Davis did not mince his words when he warned European Union leaders may be on course to put international security at risk with their approach to negotiations.

A young girl leaves a message on the first anniversary of the London Bridge terror attack.

Sofia Mahmood: No ‘one size fits all’ for violent extremists

FROM the entrance hall of the Manchester Arena to London Bridge and the streets of Finsbury Park, the UK has seen its fair share of horrific terror attacks in the past year.

Home Secretary Sajid Javid.

The Yorkshire Post says: UK and EU’s duty. Safety of citizens come first

EVEN though Britain’s differences with the European Union are primarily to do with the economy and sovereignty, the first duty of both is to ensure the safety and security of its citizens.

Chris Collington watched by Bernie Broad, GB Captain at the Invictus games, who presented the beret on behalf of Captain Rose. Picture: David Hickes.

US hero’s support for Leeds army hopeful

When 18-year-old Chris Collington was turned down by the British Army on medical grounds, he expected support from family and friends.

Sajid Javid is setting out a new counter-terrorism strategy.

The Yorkshire Post says: Javid’s mission. Stepping up fight against extremism

THE FIRST Asian to hold one of the so-called ‘great offices of state’, Home Secretary Sajid Javid is justifiably proud of his upbringing in the north of England before a successful career in business and then politics.

Leeds United asked the Foreign Office to be publicly supportive of the club's Myanmar tour - but was turned down

Leeds United asked the Foreign Office to be publicly supportive of the club's Myanmar tour - but was turned down

Leeds United asked the Foreign Office to issue a statement supportive of the football club’s highly controversial trip to Myanmar but the request was turned down, official emails released to The Yorkshire Post show.

Vladimir Putin and Donald Trump meeting at the G20.

Bernard Ingham: Trump should learn from Thatcher and face Putin

AS international tension rises alarmingly, I recall Mikhail Gorbachev’s first encounter with Margaret Thatcher just before Christmas in 1984. She told me what she was going to say to him and I saw her do so at lunch.

Britain has betrayed the interpreters who assisted soldiers in Afghanistan.

The Yorkshire Post says: A matter of honour. Afghan interpreters betrayed

AS BRITAIN contemplates committing more soldiers to Afghanistan, it is shameful that the Government has not done more to assist those interpreters who risked their own lives to assist UK service personnel during previous deployments.

Britain has betrayed the interpreters who assisted soldiers in Afghanistan.

Patrick Mercer: A deadly trial of strength in Afghanistan that could ignite war

I THOUGHT that there were only two things in life that were guaranteed – death and taxes – but now we can add a third: British soldiers in Afghanistan.

Can Britain justify its aid budget?

The Yorkshire Post says: Let us put our own house in order before spending abroad

From: Karl Sheridan, Old Lea, Holme upon Spalding Moor.

Ernest Carr, who has deid this week, was reputed to be Britain's oldest poppy seller.

The Yorkshire Post says: A modest hero. 103-year-old poppy seller’s lifetime of service

THERE WILL be countless war veterans who owe a debt of gratitude to Ernest Carr, Britain’s oldest poppy seller, who has died at the venerable age of 103. Born during the Great War, he was a modest hero who was honoured with the French Légion d’Honneur for his role in the D-Day landings.

Archbishop of York Dr John Sentamu (right) greets Prime Minister Theresa May as she arrives for the Manchester Arena National Service of Commemoration at Manchester Cathedral to mark one year since the attack on Manchester Arena.

The Yorkshire Post says: Amazing grace – Nation remembers Manchester bombing victims

HOW fitting that the hymn Amazing Grace began the multi-faith memorial service at Manchester Cathedral, attended by Prince William, to mark the first anniversary of a terrorist attack which claimed 22 innocent lives. A city which refused to look back in anger, the poise and dignity of Mancunians – and all those caught up in the senseless atrocity – has been absolute.

Today marks the first anniversary of the Manchester Arena suicide bombing when a nationwide minute's silence will be observed.

Andrew Vine: Root out terror where it thrives on web’s dark side

THE minute’s silence observed at 2.30pm today in memory of the victims of the suicide bombing of the Manchester Arena a year ago will be especially poignant because so many of them were children.

Queen Elizabeth II speaks to Evie Mills,  from Harrogate, her  mother, Karen and dad, Craig, during a visit to the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital to meet victims of the terror attack in the city.

Jayne Dowle: My not so brave new world in the shadow of terror

TOMORROW marks a year since a suicide bomber at a Manchester Arena pop concert killed 22 people and maimed hundreds of children, teenagers, parents and friends. This is a day when we should all take a few moments to remember those who suffered, and to count our own blessings.

President Donald Trump.

YP Letters: America stood with us in darkest hours of war and peace

From: Mike Smith, Birkby, Huddersfield.


The Yorkshire Post says: Flying into history. The courage of the Dambusters

THE symbolism was striking as events took place to mark the 75th anniversary of Operation Chastise – the daring World War Two operation undertaken by the RAF’s Bomber Command to cripple Germany’s war machine.

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