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The most common phrase used by parents the world over is...

I’ve figured out that the most common phrase used by parents (myself included) is ‘come on then’. It is used innumerable times throughout the day, mostly to chivvy the little ones along.

Flower tributes for the victims of Monday's bombing are seen at St Ann's Square in central Manchester. (AP Photo/Rui Vieira)

John Sentamu: Manchester – act of hate defeated by outpouring of love

UNTIL earlier this week I had not heard of Ariana Grande. I didn’t know about her music or that she was so popular with children. But I now know much more about her.

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A vigil in memory of Michelle Kiss, who was killed in Monday's terror attack in Manchester. PHOTO: Kelvin Stuttard

Aisha Iqbal: Suffer all our children to be free of fear

I had an oddly emotional moment earlier in the week. I was on my way home, passing through Horsforth, and I stopped at a zebra crossing to let a little girl with a bike pass, as did another car on the opposite side of the road.

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23 May 2017.......    Red Rose White Rose for Manchester bombing. Picture Tony Johnson.

Kelly Pegg: We have to stand together and not let evil people win

I’m still in absolute shock at what happened at Manchester Arena on Monday night.


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.

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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Theresa May launched her manifesto in Halifax, but won't debate her blueprint with her opponents.

Tom Richmond: What are you afraid of, Mrs May? Party leaders shouldn’t be allowed to dodge a debate.

AS BREXIT was driven, in part, by a desire to repatriate decision-making powers from the EU, it’s curious that just three token paragraphs are afforded to the future of Parliament in the Tory manifesto.

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jeremy Corbyn's leadership continues to polarise opinion in the Labour party.

Andrew Vine: Where Labour’s many MPs could become the few

THERE’S an unofficial Labour election rallying cry being heard in my corner of Yorkshire that’s a long way removed from the party’s official line of “For the many, not the few”.

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YP Comment: Take civic duty more seriously

YP Comment: Take civic duty more seriously

TONIGHT marks one of the more significant election milestones – the deadline for electors to register to vote on June 8. Unlike last year when MPs passed emergency legislation to extend the cut-off point after computers crashed, this option is not possible because Parliament is now dissolved.

Qari Asim is urging young people of all faiths to register to vote.

Qari Asim: Apathy will win election if young people don’t register to vote

THE General Election will set the direction our country takes for generations. But millions of young people, including those from ethnic minorities, will not take part in electing the next government.

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Leeds United defender Kyle Bartley

Rob Atkinson: Leeds hold an advantage over Swans

Swansea City boss Paul Clement might be talking a good fight and looking to play hardball over his loaned-out defender Kyle Bartley, who has made such an impression during his season-long stint at Leeds United.

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PRESS PACK: Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn, surrounded by photographers on the campaign trail in Pudsey.

Aisha Iqbal: When did simple reporters like me go from eyes and ears to public enemy?

Most of the time, I absolutely love my job as a regional political reporter, and I couldn’t imagine ever doing anything else. But this week, I had one of those rare moments of doubt.

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Theresa May launches the Tory manifesto in Halifax.

Tom Richmond: Significance and symbolism of Theresa May launching Tory manifesto in Halifax

THE symbolism and significance of Theresa May’s decision to launch the Conservative Party manifesto in the working class mill town of Halifax should not be under-estimated as the general election finally looms.

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Picture: Ian West/PA Photos.

Kelly Pegg: Is it me or are there some questions you shouldn’t ask?

The actress Barbara Windsor recently said that every time she is interviewed she’s asked, “Why don’t you have any children?”

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YP Comment: For your eyes only – social etiquette of mobile phone users

YP Comment: For your eyes only – social etiquette of mobile phone users

THE extent to which new technology runs our lives is illustrated by comedian Chris Rock’s insistence that fans will be ejected from First Direct Arena, Leeds, if caught breaching a ban on the use of mobile phones, cameras and recording devices at his forthcoming show.

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Jessica Murray: It’s time for graduates to shape the future of Leeds

The UK’s fastest growing city outside London, Leeds is evolving at a rapid pace.

The age gap between Donald Trump and his wife Melania  is the same as that between French President-elect Emmanuel Macron and his wife, Brigitte (AP Photo/Alex Brandon).

Stephanie Smith: Mind the age gap? Why Hollywood men prefer a decade or two

It’s astonishing the lengths some Hollywood stars will go to in their quest to hold back the years.

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Jayne Dowle: Yes your vote does count, so make sure you register. This is not a party political broadcast

Jayne Dowle: Yes your vote does count, so make sure you register. This is not a party political broadcast

IF you don’t do it for your country, do it for your credit record. Registering to vote sounds about as exciting as a Saturday afternoon spent filing your bank statements.

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Kelly Pegg: Infidelity - is it a case of once a cheater always a cheater?

Once a cheater, always a cheater or a leopard never changes its spots.

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