A Fathers4Justice campaigner has been found guilty of defacing a portrait of the Queen with purple paint while it was hanging in Westminster Abbey.
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'Megrahi was my friend. He did not kill my daughter': Lockerbie father says British government is not telling the truth about the bombing
Sunday 22 December 2013
On the 25th anniversary of the atrocity, Dr Jim Swire accuses the Government of covering up key facts about the bomb that killed 270 in 1988
Monday 11 November 2013
Do we really have no idea who he is?
Tuesday 17 September 2013
Tim Haries is alleged to have smuggled a can of spray paint into the abbey before defacing portrait
Sunday 15 September 2013
The countertenor John Whitworth was second only to Alfred Deller in prominence during the countertenor revival that took place in the late 1940s and 1950s. Based in London as an alto lay-vicar in the Westminster Abbey choir, he was conveniently on hand for concerts, recitals, broadcasts and recordings, not only as a singer but also as a choir director
Second art attack at Westminster Abbey: 'Suffragette-style' protester arrested for criminal damage after statue is spray-painted
Monday 01 July 2013
A woman has been held in London for a 'protest against the family courts system' just weeks after a portrait of the Queen was vandalised
Sunday 19 May 2013
Could this former stained-glass factory become a theatreland favourite, asks Amol Rajan.
Wednesday 13 March 2013
He was rescued from the council car park - and is now heading for a plain-looking tomb in Leicester Cathedral
Thursday 22 November 2012
Chronicles of Narnia author C.S. Lewis will be honoured next year with a memorial stone in Poets' Corner at Westminster Abbey in central London.
Sunday 18 November 2012
More than 1,000 clergy and senior laity back the historic move in an open letter to The Independent
Saturday 27 October 2012
Veterans of the Battle of El Alamein today described the horror of losing than 4,000 Allied troops as they marked its 70th anniversary.
Wednesday 01 August 2012
Three 20-something women who look, in their courtroom cage, no more than girls, are being tried in Moscow for "hooliganism". The charge, which could see them imprisoned for seven years, relates to an anti-Putin song they sang in Moscow's main cathedral. The case of the Pussy Riot Three has, rightly, prompted outrage, both that criminal charges were brought at all for what appears little more than a punk-band prank and for the harshness of their treatment – they have spent the past five months in custody. The celebrated quotation about "a butterfly broken on a wheel", which headed a Times editorial about Mick Jagger's 1967 drugs trial, has received a new outing in the English-speaking world.
Wednesday 25 July 2012
Sports stars who win medals at the Olympic Games have it made: money from sponsorship deals, a nation's adulation, corporate speaking gigs for daft fees and a guaranteed spot on their choice of Dancing on Ice or Strictly Come Dancing. But Royal Mail are adding to these accolades by painting red postboxes in their home towns in the colour of whatever medal they should win.
Thursday 12 April 2012
The UK Independence Party has more reason than any other to complain about the British election system: despite winning 900,000 votes at the last general election it has no MPs. In the European Parliament, which is elected by proportional representation, the party has a dozen MEPs.
Tuesday 06 December 2011
Protesters camping in Parliament Square could finally have their tents removed under a new by-law being introduced by Westminster City Council.
Friday 19 August 2011
The design has been chosen for the United Kingdom's first-ever statue of its greatest novelist, Charles Dickens, in spite of his request, made at his funeral, that there should be no monuments in his honour.
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