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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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The big cats kept in captivity to perform for paying audiences and then, when dead, their bodies used to fortify wine
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