Voices

The  story of a primary-school teacher, Margaret Skinnider, who was shot and wounded during the Easter 1916 uprising, has rightly caught the eye of Dublin journalists

Sale sign Mark Easter from Northampton

Sale Sharks have announced the signing of number eight Mark Easter from their Aviva Premiership rivals Northampton.

Leading article: May Day on the move

A proposal by the tourism minister to abolish the May Day holiday and replace it with a free day earlier or later in the year has naturally been received with hostility by trade unions and others for whom 1 May has special significance.

David Flatman: Hape and Easter make space by cracking the code

From the Front Row: Like Ashton, England's ability to put the manaway comes from the dark side of great divide

Could Easter revision courses give A-level results a boost?

With A-level grade offers for university entrance this autumn certain to be even higher than they were last year, more students are signing up for Easter Revision courses to maximise their chances of summer success. Competition for places at good universities is more intense than ever, with more courses for example requiring A* grades as part of their standard offer.

Giant crabs close in on Blackpool

The world's biggest species of crab will take centre stage in a new £200,000 Blackpool attraction called Claws.

Travel challenge: Easter in Mallorca

Every week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a week in Mallorca at Easter. Prices are per person, based on two people travelling together on 16 April for seven nights on the island...

Lily Allen's lesson for Easter

Lily Allen, once described by David Cameron as unsuitable listening for his daughter, is being recommended to churchgoers before Easter. Steven Croft, the Bishop of Sheffield, suggested Allen's song "The Fear" would put Bible students in the mood for a course entitled Exploring God's Mercy.

Easter heads for England duty after helping Quins fly the flag

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Nick Easter would relish England captaincy

Nick Easter would be "honoured" to captain England in the forthcoming RBS 6 Nations after Lewis Moody picked up a knee injury.

Trail of the unexpected: Adrenalin Quarry

Zipping down a wire from a cliff in Cornwall is exhilarating, beautiful – and strangely addictive, says Chris Moran

Berlusconi government 'will fall by Easter'

Despite a dramatic victory on Tuesday for Italian premier Silvio Berlusconi in a make-or-break confidence vote, one of his ministerial colleagues was yesterday predicting that his government would fall by Easter.

Daniel Ilabaca: The UK’s top free runner

Daniel Ilabaca is considered to be one of the best free runners in the country. He has appeared on Top Gear showing off his ability in this form of urban acrobatics.

Bath buoyed by Lewis Moody return

Bath boss Steve Meehan is relishing England captain Lewis Moody's return to rugby this weekend.

Angry Easter stung by Wasps' late leveller

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How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
Renée Zellweger's real crime has been to age in an industry that prizes women's youth over humanity

'Renée Zellweger's real crime was to age'

The actress's altered appearance raised eyebrows at Elle's Women in Hollywood awards on Monday
From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

From Cinderella to The Jungle Book, Patrick Grafton-Green wonders if they can ever recapture the old magic
Thousands of teenagers to visit battlefields of the First World War in new Government scheme

Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

A new Government scheme aims to bring the the horrors of the conflict to life over the next five years
The 10 best smartphone accessories

Make the most of your mobile: 10 best smartphone accessories

Try these add-ons for everything from secret charging to making sure you never lose your keys again
Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time against Real Madrid: Was this shirt swapping the real reason?

Liverpool v Real Madrid

Mario Balotelli substituted at half-time. Was shirt swapping the real reason?
West Indies tour of India: Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Hurricane set to sweep Windies into the shadows

Decision to pull out of India tour leaves the WICB fighting for its existence with an off-field storm building
Indiana serial killer? Man arrested for murdering teenage prostitute confesses to six other murders - and police fear there could be many more

A new American serial killer?

Police fear man arrested for murder of teen prostitute could be responsible for killing spree dating back 20 years
Sweetie, the fake 10-year-old girl designed to catch online predators, claims her first scalp

Sting to trap paedophiles may not carry weight in UK courts

Computer image of ‘Sweetie’ represented entrapment, experts say
Fukushima nuclear crisis: Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on - and may never return home

Return to Fukushima – a land they will never call home again

Evacuees still stuck in cramped emergency housing three years on from nuclear disaster
Wildlife Photographer of the Year: Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize

Wildlife Photographer of the Year

Intimate image of resting lions claims top prize
Online petitions: Sign here to change the world

Want to change the world? Just sign here

The proliferation of online petitions allows us to register our protests at the touch of a button. But do they change anything?