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March 25, 2017 7:01 AM Ben Lowry: McGuinness travelled a long way but his past was so ruthless it cannot be ignored

On Thursday I reported on the funeral of Martin McGuinness, walking like thousands of other people behind his coffin as it was carried from his house in Westland Terrace in the Bogside to St Columba’s church. There was a stand for reporters outside the church, where – amid a large crowd outside – we listened to the service inside on speakers 32

March 25, 2017 6:00 AM Grand Tour beach party (From York Press)

A NORTH Yorkshire town is planning a fun-packed weekend of events to coincide with this year’s Tour de Yorkshire. Scarborough will be a host town once again for the cycling extravaganza. To welcome the Tour de Yorkshire cyclists home after their 107-mile ride on April 28, events will be taking place right across the seaside town as part of its Grand 23 1

March 24, 2017 11:45 PM Sky Views: Has Westminster security gone too far?

This week's attack on Westminster was brutally simple. A lone assailant, Khalid Masood, killed four people and seriously wounded more than 20 others. It took a matter of seconds and the weapons - knives and a car - are readily available to most adults in this country. Masood did most damage on the soft targets - pedestrians, many of them tourists, crowding 34

March 24, 2017 10:37 PM How disastrous for Trump is healthcare collapse?

How bad was Friday's defeat of the American Health Care Act in the House of Representatives? Bad. Very bad. After a tumultuous week, it's worth stepping back for a bit of perspective. For the first time in 11 years, Republicans control the presidency and both chambers of the Congress. There are 44 more Republicans than Democrats in the House of Representatives 36

March 24, 2017 3:52 PM Putin hosts French presidential contender Le Pen in Kremlin

MOSCOW, March 24 (Reuters) - President Vladimir Putin granted an audience to French far-right party leader Marine Le Pen in the Kremlin on Friday, bestowing a level of international recognition that has so far eluded her in the countdown to France's presidential election. Opinion polls show Le Pen, who has said she admires Putin, getting through to the second 31

March 24, 2017 12:58 PM Father disputes co-pilot Lubitz’s guilt on Germanwings crash anniversary

Two years to the day after the deadly Germanwings crash in the French Alps, the father of co-pilot Andreas Lubitz spoke out yesterday to dispute official findings that his son deliberately downed the plane. Both the message and the timing of the first public appearance by a member of Lubitz’s close family since the 2015 disaster that claimed 150 lives 26

March 24, 2017 4:29 AM Laughs all round as Komedia wins title yet again

The Komedia in Gardner Street, Brighton, was named Best Venue in the South at the Chortle Awards for comedy. The news followed an online poll of 6,000 comedy fans from a shortlist chosen by independent industry experts. Gay-friendly Komedia comedy night Bent Double also picked up a gong for Best Club – the third time it has been awarded the accolade 30 1

March 24, 2017 4:15 AM There is no cause for complacency – but we mustn’t be alarmist about the pathetic Westminster attack

The pain now being experienced by each person who loved or cared about one of the four innocent people who were murdered on Wednesday is something few of us can even bear to imagine. Processing the senselessness of those deaths will be a long and complex journey. We can only hope that the public expression of solidarity with them helps in some small 29

March 23, 2017 4:37 PM #WeAreNotAfraid: London Tube station signs show spirit of the capital

Tube stations across London have brought out their whiteboards and written quotes and thoughts for commuters and Londoners to see as they travel across the city. In the aftermath of a terror attack which left three dead on Wednesday, Tower Hill station's whiteboard read: "The flower that blooms in adversity is the rarest and most beautiful of them all." The whiteboards 26

March 23, 2017 4:14 PM The Brief: A treaty is just a treaty

The European Union is, we are regularly told, based on the treaties. But who really cares about treaties? A treaty is just a boring, legal agreement. Hardly anyone reads them and no one in Europe wants to re-open them and look inside. The weekend’s celebrations of the 60th anniversary of the Treaty of Rome is not a party for the signing of a contract 35