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
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Friday 06 April 2012
Biblical scenes unfolded in Trafalgar Square today as thousands of people gathered to watch a recreation of Jesus Christ's crucifixion and resurrection.
Friday 06 April 2012
Britain is braced for traditional April showers over the Easter holiday as rain and strong winds are predicted.
Thursday 05 April 2012
As Easter draws closer, here are some of the globe's best Easter traditions, compiled by us and Vyke mobile users around the world. From water-fights in Poland to beautiful hand-painted eggs in Germany to Australia's Easter bilby, Easter is certainly an exciting festival across nations.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
Planned strikes by ground staff at Stansted Airport over Easter have been called off after peace talks.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
Saturday 31 March 2012
After Unite, the union representing 2,000 fuel tanker drivers, ruled out the threat of strikes over Easter, the Government last night changed its advice to drivers.
Friday 30 March 2012
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Thursday 29 March 2012
The GMB union today announced that baggage handlers at Stansted Airport are to strike over Easter in a row over pay.
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Saturday 24 March 2012
Thursday 22 March 2012
The chocolate usually appears on the pillows in your hotel room, but at The Cavendish Hotel on London's Jermyn Street it is the hotel room.
Friday 16 March 2012
Riot police fired tear gas to disperse dozens of protesting steelworkers in Paris yesterday.
Thursday 08 March 2012
Today, 8 March, is results day for all those pupils who took A-level exams in January. Traditionally this was known as retake results day, as most of the candidates in this mid-winter session were resitting their papers from the previous summer to improve their grades or even achieve at least some pass grades. Nowadays, the clientele for this set of exams has changed enormously, as have their academic ambitions. Many January candidates have been taking early AS and A2 modules for the first time, in each of the sixth form years. Whether their results are good or bad, quite a few then take decisive action before the main June sessions and sign up for one of the many organised revision courses that are run by schools, colleges and tutoring agencies during the Easter holidays.
Wednesday 15 February 2012
Harlequins number eight Nick Easter has signed a new three-year contract that will tie him to Twickenham Stoop for the remainder of his career.
Saturday 04 February 2012
People flock there now for its perfectly picturesque seaside and Rick Stein's fish and chips, yet in Frank Meadow Sutcliffe's day, Whitby was a place of Bram Stoker stories, gambolling urchins and an endlessly photogenic sea.
Friday 03 February 2012
At one level Patrick Shovelton was the epitome of a conventional British senior civil servant whose education at a top public school and Oxford endowed him with a cut-glass accent. A Royal Artillery officer during the war, he rose to the highest echelons of the civil service and was awarded a CB and CMG. He was married to the daughter of the official historian of the RAF, who was herself a Dame of the British Empire.
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