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Sorry not sorry

The ‘New’ IRA has claimed responsibility for the murder of journalist Lyra McKee. No wait. That should say ‘has claimed irresponsibility’ for the murder of Lyra McKee. And they wish to offer their...

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Death of a Lion

And now Billy McNeill has died, one of the greatest footballers who ever lived and captain of the Lisbon Lions who in 1967 won the European Cup against Inter Milan. Watching the game on a tiny flickering black and white...

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Something for everyone

If you’d asked me 40 years ago what was the number one single was, I’d have happily given you the answer. I’d have probably reeled off the top 10, maybe the top 40, too. Music was so much better back then,...

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We need hope

Waking up to hear the news that at least 137 people have been killed and hundreds more injured in explosions at churches and hotels in Sri Lanka is beyond shocking. Everyone should be free to practice whatever religion they...

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Ukip – the filthy dregs of society

I arrive home from an afternoon out to find two leaflets have been delivered on behalf of the UK Independence Party. Two hugely unwanted leaflets. Let us be clear about one thing: Ukip is filling the void left by the National...