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Paul Rogers: Why us? The straightforward, yet uncomfortable answer, is that Britain is at war.

THIS week’s attack was the worst in London for 12 years and has caused shock and horror, especially for the way in which a vehicle was so easily and violently used to killed innocent pedestrians. We will know in the coming days the extent to which this was an individual attack or whether it involved others and, if the latter, why there was apparently no warning.

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Armed police in the immediate aftermath of the terrorist attack at Westminster which exemplified the best and worst of humanity.

Nick Baines: From a Palace of democracy to an Abbey of prayer, the best and worst of humanity

WHEN I got to the Bishops’ Room in the House of Lords on Wednesday morning the screen above me said ‘Threat Level Severe’. It usually says that. And I usually ignore it. I park my coat, grab the papers for the day’s sitting, then head for the library or the tea room.

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Kelly Pegg: Being a mum is the most special job in the world

Kelly Pegg: Being a mum is the most special job in the world

So it’s Mothering Sunday this weekend and for lots of you it will be hard if you, like me, have lost your mum.

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Jayne Dawson: Follow your gut instinct and you won’t go far wrong

I don’t want anybody falling into despair, okay?

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Jo Cox was killed in Birstall last summer.

Andrew Vine: An everyday life of loneliness in our modern age

IT’S the mundane everyday detail of life that constantly reminds Alan that loneliness haunts him.

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Kelly Pegg: Is it possible for an open relationship to really work?

Kelly Pegg: Is it possible for an open relationship to really work?

I’m an old fashioned girl who grew up dreaming about finding “the one.”

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Jayne Dawson: Unruly kids are just one danger for home workers

Well yes, I think we can all agree the professor didn’t get it quite right.

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BBC1's The Replacement starring Morven Christie (right) as an architect on maternity leave and Vicky McClure as the stand-in who seems to want to take over her life. But what is really going on? We find out in the concluding episode.

Stephanie Smith: The Replacement plays with women’s very real fears

Pity all the poor mums-to-be out there who are currently contemplating their maternity leave.

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INTRUSIVE: Nuisance phone calls can be distressing.

Blaise Tapp: Unwanted calls can be hard to shrug off

Modern life is full of irritants: losing the remote control, smartphones which are out of battery by lunch and Katie Hopkins are all enough to cause anyone to choke on their skinny latte.

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Industrial action in London and the South East spreads to Yorkshire today.

David Behrens: Railway strike is not about safety, it’s just union self-preservation

IF THE RMT rail union believes it is helping its cause by hauling its members out on strike, inflicting incalculable inconvenience upon millions of travellers across the North, its logic is as shot as some of the rolling stock on which its members are required to work.

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Kelly Pegg: Would you help stop someone being attacked?

Kelly Pegg: Would you help stop someone being attacked?

We only have to turn on the TV to see all the bad things that are going on in the world.

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Geri Halliwell. PIC: PA

Jayne Dawson: It’s Geraldine to you, mate says former Ginger Spice

Well then. Can you hear that sound? It’s metal on metal, the teeth-jarring giveaway that knives are being sharpened.

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Rachel Reeves and Judith Blake column: Let’s ‘change the balance’ of Leeds artwork on International Women’s Day

On International Women’s Day it’s a great time to reflect on the great women who have inspired us. In Leeds there are many.

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Sky Bet boss Richard Flint

Richard Flint: Why digital revolution will be a winner with taxman’s support

THE Government published its Digital Strategy last week with the worthy aim of making Britain the best place in the world to start and grow a digital business.

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REALITY CHECK: Police budgets have shrunk 22 per cent in five years.

Blaise Tapp: When the austerity cuts really start to hit

The phrase ‘you get what you pay for’ is one of those gems of the English language which is passed down from each generation to the next.

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Sir Gerald Kaufman, who died this week.

Richard Heller: Gerald Kaufman set the standard of hard work and principle

THE death of a major political figure produces a regular cliché: we shall not see his or her like again. For Sir Gerald Kaufman, who died last Sunday, the cliché is true.

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Will a parkway station and park and ride site improve access to Leeds Bradford Airport?

Tom Richmond: First trolleybus, now answers over Leeds Bradford Airport link fail to get off the ground

HERE we go again. Having wasted a small fortune on a trolleybus system that was flawed from the moment it was imposed upon Leeds by Alistair Darling, the then Transport Secretary, history appears to be repeating itself.

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Kelly Pegg: Our true role models are often right under our noses

Kelly Pegg: Our true role models are often right under our noses

We live in a celebrity obsessed culture where we spend our time wishing we looked like Angelina Jolie or were as successful as David Beckham.

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Jayne Dawson: Are you feeling lucky today? I wish I could believe you

Are you superstitious?

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Actress Paula Williamson who appeared on TV this week talking about her engagement to prisoner Charles Bronson.

Kelly Pegg: Is it the man’s duty to pay when you’re on a first date?

A single friend of mine recently went on a date with a guy she’d been keen on for a while.

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