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Frank Field was purged by Corbyn’s Labour, but his Christian idealism could actually change lives

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Lottie Ryan opens up about the pressure of following in dad Gerry's footsteps

Following in the footsteps  of famous parents can be both a blessing and a curse. Doors are more easily nudged open and a knowledge of the industry provides that important first step on the ladder denied to others who struggle ...

They depend on Machu Picchu to survive. They shut it down anyway.

MACHU PICCHU, Peru — If it were a normal day, thousands of tourists would be stepping off the train and into this picture-book town high in the Andes, the gateway to the ancient Inca ruins. But on this day, the ...

Down see off Tipp, last gasp goal earns London draw, Carlow and Wicklow share spoils

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Dublin Racing Festival graduates make Cotswolds grade

The impact of the Dublin Racing Festival has been significant in just five years. It was established as a prestigious weekend of elite racing that, significantly, is now drawing more cross-channel visitors with every renewal. As well as the attraction ...

Princess Kate dons £59 Hobbs fuchsia turtleneck and £15 earrings to sort food donations

Kate Middleton and Prince William visited Windsor Foodshare to learn about their work providing food parcels to those who are struggling financially. The Princess of Wales dazzled in a fuchsia pink coat and turtleneck jumper. Kate re-wore her Hobbs London ...

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Revolut made another step along the road to becoming a fully featured alternative to the traditional banks in recent days with the quiet launch of an exclusive waiting list to test joint accounts. Last week, with a loud fanfare, the ...

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If you’ve scrolled through TikTok long enough, you would have come across several clips discussing mascara and it all feels very random. That’s because creators aren’t speaking about the beauty product at all – in fact, TikTok’s ‘mascara trend’ kind ...

Boots creates 'price lock' on 400 health and beauty products with prices from €0.99

With the cost of living rising in every part of life (health and beauty products including) it’s great to see one place where there will be no increase in prices as Boots has created a ‘price lock’ on 400 goods. ...

Former Taoiseach 'dismissive' of abuse survivors but hopes new report will vindicate victims

A FORMER SOLDIER who suffered alleged abuse throughout her 30-year career has launched a stinging criticism of Government ministers, including Tánaiste Micheál Martin, and a senior civil servant for how they handed complaints. She has also rounded on senior military ...

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Pope Francis clarifies recent remarks on decriminalizing homosexuality Pope Francis has clarified his recent comments about homosexuality and sin, saying he was merely referring to official Catholic moral teaching that teaches that any sexual act outside of marriage is ...

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Manchester United are pushing forward Marcus Rashford into signing a new contract with the Old Trafford outfit, transfer guru Fabrizio Romano has told GiveMeSport. The 25-year-old currently has just 18 months remaining on his £200,000-per-week deal with Erik ten Hag’s ...

Shane McGuigan hits knockout points as Derry start NFL Division 2 campaign with comfortable win over Limerick

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Comedian Karl Spain: ‘I hope I’m there when they unveil the Sharon Horgan statue’

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Drugs sprayed on letters in prison smuggling operations

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