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

Britain set to sizzle over the Easter weekend

Britain is set to be engulfed by another spell of glorious barbecue weather over the Easter weekend - as forecasters predict one of the hottest Aprils on record.

The hot cross buns from this
191-year-old North London
bakery are worth a diversion
if you live in the capital. A
dense bite with a strong
whiff of cinnamon.<br/>
£1.99 for 4, dunns-bakery.co.uk

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The mercury (and wisteria) is rising

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Sunny Easter expected across the UK

The ghost of summer future seems to be haunting our spring.

Velvet milk chocolate on the
outside, Marc de Champagne truffles on the inside – what’s not to like about this egg
from royal chocolatier
Charbonnel et Walker?.<br/>
£12, charbonnel.co.uk

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Bargain Hunter: Cracking Easter getaways

Lastminute.com's first major sale of the year has seen the cost of Easter breaks slashed. Top European destinations include Rome, where hotel rooms start at £35 a night, and Dublin where a night's stay is available from £44. Further afield, New York hotels can be booked for £49 a night, while an evening's accommodation in Dubai, below, is available for just £42. A conclusive list can be found at http://ind.pn/fmwRnz.

Millions head off on Easter getaway

An Easter getaway with a difference began today with millions heading off into a "holidaymaker's heaven" caused by the ultra-late Easter and the royal wedding.

Video: Kirstie Allsopp's iced Easter biscuits

Kirstie Allsopp makes iced Easter biscuits.

Ten Top... Easter getaways

1 Britain: Celebrate Easter at Turnberry (luxurycollection.com/ turnberry) on the Scottish coast, where rooms cost £135 per night for a special seven-night stay.

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Starring: James Marsden, Russell Brand, Hugh Laurie

Snow Report: It's still looking good for some late Easter snow

Talk of climate change is no longer fashionable in winter sports. In any case, when you try to analyse one winter compared with any other, it's hard to say what is "normal".

Science Museum's own experts will be your guides this Easter

With Easter fast approaching, UK attractions are busy thinking how to help fill all that spare time with the kids. But the Science Museum in London (sciencemuseum.org.uk) has come up with an innovative idea to appeal to us adults.

England must produce best demands Nick Easter

Stand-in captain Nick Easter warned England will have to produce their best ever performance if they are to win the Grand Slam against Ireland tomorrow.

Travel challenge: A family break in the Algarve at Easter

Each week we invite competing companies to give us their best deal for a specific holiday. Today: a one-week Easter break in the Algarve, based on a family of four travelling together in mid-April...

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