Issue 1185

29 May 2017
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We have some moving tributes to the victims of the Manchester Arena attack from vendors based not just in the city but around the rest of the North West and Yorkshire and Humber too.

The latest instalment in the Pirates of the Caribbean franchise is out and there’s a new generation coming through. Aussie actor Brenton Thwaites tells us what it was like to film with stage parents Keira Knightley and Orlando Bloom, as well as Johnny Depp.

Who will be the winners and losers in this general election? Roger Ratcliffe begins a two-part series by revisiting four hotly contested battlegrounds highlighted by us during the 2015 election – Sheffield Hallam, Great Grimsby, Thirsk and Malton, and Lancaster and Fleetwood.

The biggest event in motorcycle racing, the Isle of Man TT takes place this week and Michael Dunlop, is taking part. Part of a legendary motorcycling dynasty he’s the fastest man ever round the island, writes Neil Tague.

Judith Kerr, creator of The Tiger Who Came To Tea, writes a letter to her younger self in which she scotches some myths about the big cat.

Plus arts and entertainment previews and reviews, crossword, Sudoku and more.