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'No one was around. The blood was still fresh on the ground'

Award-winning reporter Peter Taylor's story of Bloody Sunday, and the years to Saville's verdict

Michael Mansfield: Is nobody bothered that Widgery got it so wrong?

The recognition by David Cameron of a long-standing truth, in language as unequivocal as the Bloody Sunday report upon which it was based, restored faith, hope and life into a community that had laboured under a long shadow cast by unfounded innuendo. Combined with a full apology, it liberated the spirit of families who have been imprisoned for 38 years by an injustice perpetrated by the British state.

Geoffrey Wheatcroft: The hypocrisy of America's outrage

Last week two Englishmen said that they were deeply sorry, but David Cameron had an easier time of it than Tony Hayward. The prime minister’s unequivocal apology in Parliament for what he called the indefensible shootings in Londonderry in 1972 was universally praised for its candour and courage.

Paras admit 'mistakes' but reject report as one-sided

Paratroopers who served on Bloody Sunday have accused the Saville report of turning a blind eye to the role played by the IRA and pinning all the blame for the deaths on the soldiers.

David Cameron: 'It is painful to work with former IRA chief Martin McGuinness'

David Cameron admitted he finds it "painful" to work with former IRA chief Martin McGuinness today as he defended the Bloody Sunday Inquiry.

A soldier fired three shots into the air. Then all hell broke loose

Kim Sengupta scoured the Saville report to produce this definitive account of events

The reaction was instant. An electrifying roar of vindication

Derry came to a standstill for the news it has wanted to hear for 38 years. Cahal Milmo witnessed the city's jubilant reaction

The Sketch: If it draws a line under the experience, it might be value for money

It's a moral maze. They did well getting through it – the Government, the Opposition, the Irish parties, the former soldiers, the Paisleys, the member whose cousin had been gunned down by the IRA... Cameron was there, presenting the Saville report in the Commons with Iain Duncan Smith beside him.

Saville pins the blame for Bloody Sunday on British soldiers

There was a sense in the air yesterday that a longstanding injustice had been put right. It had taken 38 years of campaigning, two inquiries and £195m. But when the innocence of the dead of Bloody Sunday was formally proclaimed by the Saville inquiry at 3.30pm on a sunny afternoon there could be no doubt that a major step had been taken along a long road towards truth and reconciliation.

Soldier's view: I was in Derry that day. I just wish the Army hadn't been

I cannot pretend that I remember all the details of what happened that day

Henry Patterson: For many, Saville has fallen short

The report addresses some of the demands of the victims' families. But there will be disappointment that the terms 'murder' and 'unlawful killing' don't appear

Justice and truth have finally been served

The Saville report and David Cameron's response to it represent honourable attempts to put right things which went grievously and fatally wrong almost four decades ago. Bloody Sunday should never have happened, and Lord Chief Justice Lord Widgery should never have professed to believe that the soldiers involved told him the truth. He should not have implied that some of the dead were active terrorists.

Bloody Sunday 'unjustified and unjustifiable'

Fourteen civilians killed on Bloody Sunday died as a result of "unjustifiable firing" by British soldiers, the long-awaited Saville Inquiry found today.

12-year, 5,000-page report aiming to unlock the truth

The Saville Inquiry into the deaths of 13 civil rights marchers on Bloody Sunday is expected to exonerate the dead from involvement in violence and counter allegations from the first inquiry.

Bloody Sunday report to be published on 15 June

Almost four decades after the deaths of 13 people on the streets of Londonderry's Bogside, publication of the report into the incident has been set for 15 June. Owen Paterson, the Northern Ireland Secretary said the report compiled by Lord Saville, 12 years in the making, will be shown several hours in advance to the families of those killed and injured.

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