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Author Preti Taneja on realising she had taught the Fishmongers’ Hall attacker: ‘We were all unsafe’
It was the day after the London Bridge atrocity that the writer discovered she knew the man responsible. Two years later, she reflects on that time and the fallout that followed

Helen Pidd

27, Nov, 2021 @9:45 AM

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The Star Inn at Harome: police treating restaurant fire as arson
Investigators believe blaze at Michelin-starred pub in North Yorkshire was started deliberately

Helen Pidd North of England editor

26, Nov, 2021 @4:03 PM

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Hessle fire: explosions heard as firefighters tackle huge blaze near Hull
Some residents evacuated and public told to avoid area as emergency services respond to incident

Helen Pidd North of England editor

24, Nov, 2021 @6:13 PM

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‘They’re in the way’: Manchester rebels against grey advertising boxes
Pedestrians call them ugly and a nuisance but council says money is sorely needed after years of cuts

Helen Pidd and Weronika Strzyżyńska

24, Nov, 2021 @6:00 AM

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Tory councillor pays Jeremy Corbyn damages for fake Liverpool terror tweet
East Ridings’ Paul Nickerson admits posting defamatory image of Corbyn laying wreath by burning taxi

Helen Pidd North of England editor

23, Nov, 2021 @7:26 PM

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Man who guided people across Morecambe Bay for 56 years dies aged 88
Cedric Robinson, who was longest-serving Queen’s Guide to the Sands, steered hundreds of thousands of people across sands

Helen Pidd North of England editor

20, Nov, 2021 @1:38 PM

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Labour attacks ‘Whitehall power grab’ over northern rail policy
Shadow minister and Manchester mayor criticise removal of powers from Transport for the North

Helen Pidd and Aubrey Allegretti

19, Nov, 2021 @6:12 PM

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Government planning ‘to put HS2 on stilts through Manchester’
Andy Burnham demands underground station for new route rather than cheaper series of viaducts

Helen Pidd North of England editor

19, Nov, 2021 @5:49 PM

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‘A betrayal of the north’: Tory MPs frustrated at downgraded rail plan
Rail bosses previously warned axing HS2 lines for upgrades would mean decades of disruption for passengers

Gwyn Topham, Aubrey Allegretti, Helen Pidd

18, Nov, 2021 @8:10 PM

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Can we have our home back? HS2 U-turn leaves uprooted family reeling
The government has provided another twist in the farcical saga of Mexborough’s Shimmer estate

Helen Pidd North of England editor

18, Nov, 2021 @5:53 PM

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Tories’ rail spin won’t wash in the north, as plug is pulled on the powerhouse
Analysis: It’s hard to see why northern England should be grateful for this revival of old, discarded schemes

Helen Pidd North of England editor

18, Nov, 2021 @4:27 PM

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Liverpool’s leaders urge unity amid reports of Islamophobic attacks
Multi-faith representatives deliver statement of solidarity outside hospital where explosion took place

Helen Pidd and Maya Wolfe-Robinson

16, Nov, 2021 @5:12 PM

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