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This veteran intellectual giant of the frothing right has been a delight since first being elected in 1983

'Disappeared' by the IRA, found at the beach his family treasured

Peter Wilson's body, which was carefully removed from beneath the sands of a picturesque Co Antrim beach yesterday, had lain there undisturbed for close on four decades.

Black Watch returns to Belfast

The Black Watch, one of the toughest regiments ever to come out of Scotland, has just returned to Belfast not in the form of foot patrols inching along dangerous city streets but in the shape of a compelling drama.

BNP establishes 'social networking' branch in America

The British National Party has set up a branch in the United States – nine years after it abandoned a fundraising drive across the Atlantic amid controversy over its links with American white supremacists.

Real IRA takes blame as Derry blast injures two policemen

The starkly different faces of Irish republicanism – old and new, political and violent – were on show in Northern Ireland and Britain yesterday in the very different forms of talking and bombing.

Birdsong, Comedy Theatre, London<br/>The Big Fellah, Lyric Hammersmith, London

The dramatisation of a towering novel misses the mark, but an Icelandic invasion brings an infernal vision that is both alarming and entertaining

Murder accused DNA 'in cigarette butt'

A cigarette butt found at the scene of a policeman's murder in Northern Ireland almost 30 years ago carries the DNA of the man accused of the shooting, a court heard today.

Real IRA chief's brother in court over 'arms sting'

A Lithuanian court has begun hearing evidence in a trial against a suspected IRA dissident accused of trying to buy weapons and explosives there.

'King Rat': the assassin too violent for his loyalist comrades

Billy Wright, known to all as "King Rat", was one of Northern Ireland's most feared loyalist assassins, surviving for years despite determined efforts to "take him out."

Army sends top IED expert from Afghanistan to Northern Ireland

One of the most senior counter-explosives officers in the British military has been sent to Northern Ireland to help plan the strategy to combat the rising tide of violence from dissident republicans.

David Sharrock: As unemployment soars, splinter cells think their time has come

Eyewitness: Republican 'micro-groups' are showing an alarming resurgence

School evacuated as MI5 warns of growing threat from former IRA men

Big rise in bomb attacks in Northern Ireland, as security sources say dissident republicans plan 'spectacular' attack on mainland

Geoffrey Johnson Smith: Television journalist who became a Conservative MP

Geoffrey Johnson Smith was a television journalist who became a Conservative MP. But though he rose to become a junior minister, his early promise was not fulfilled.

Church and state colluded to free 'IRA bomber priest'

Official report reveals how prime suspect in 1972 atrocity was protected

Catholic Church denies bomb atrocity cover-up

The Catholic Church today insisted it did not cover-up the Claudy bomb atrocity by moving a suspected terrorist priest out of Northern Ireland.

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