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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Uganda's giants are flourishing once again

After the wholesale butchery of Idi Amin's regime, elephant populations are finally recovering
The London: After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

After 350 years, the riddle of Britain's exploding fleet is finally solved

Archaeologists will recover a crucial item from the wreck of the London which could help shed more light on what happened in the vessel's final seconds
Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

Airbus has patented a jet that could fly from London to New York in one hour

The invention involves turbojets and ramjets - a type of jet engine - and a rocket motor
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Protect delicate and sensitive skin with products specially formulated for little ones
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Tate Sensorium

New exhibition at Tate Britain invites art lovers to taste, smell and hear art
Ashes 2015: Nice guy Steven Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

Nice guy Finn is making up for lost time – and quickly

He was man-of-the-match in the third Test following his recall to the England side
Ashes 2015: Remember Ashton Agar? The No 11 that nearly toppled England

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The No 11 that nearly toppled England
Turkey-Kurdish conflict: Obama's deal with Ankara is a betrayal of Syrian Kurds and may not even weaken Isis

US betrayal of old ally brings limited reward

Since the accord, the Turks have only waged war on Kurds while no US bomber has used Incirlik airbase, says Patrick Cockburn
VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but doubts linger over security

'A gift from Egypt to the rest of the world'

VIPs gather for opening of second Suez Canal - but is it really needed?
Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Jeremy Corbyn dresses abysmally. That's a great thing because it's genuine

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, applauds a man who clearly has more important things on his mind
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Aches, pains and an inkling of mortality

So the male menopause is real, they say, but what would the Victorians, 'old' at 30, think of that, asks DJ Taylor
Man Booker Prize 2015: Anna Smaill - How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?

'How can I possibly be on the list with these writers I have idolised?'

Man Booker Prize nominee Anna Smaill on the rise of Kiwi lit
Bettany Hughes interview: The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems

Bettany Hughes interview

The historian on how Socrates would have solved Greece's problems
Art of the state: Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China

Art of the state

Pyongyang propaganda posters to be exhibited in China
Mildreds and Vanilla Black have given vegetarian food a makeover in new cookbooks

Vegetarian food gets a makeover

Long-time vegetarian Holly Williams tries to recreate some of the inventive recipes in Mildreds and Vanilla Black's new cookbooks