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Trial begins of 25 men over Sri Lanka Easter bombings in 2019

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The trial has begun of the 25 men accused of masterminding the 2019 Easter bombings in Sri Lanka, which killed almost 300 people when churches and luxury hotels were targeted by Islamic terrorist suicide bombers. The ...

Last Easter review – a lovable drama about life, death and theatre

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A play about serious illness and the search for a cure might resonate in our times but also runs the risk of being too cheerlessly close to home. So this revival of Bryony Lavery’s feelgood death drama – as upbeat as ...

Did you solve it? Tasty buns for Easter eggheads

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Earlier today I set you two puzzles by the veteran US puzzle inventor Sam Loyd. 1. The famous hot cross bun puzzle This familiar nursery rhyme conceals a riddle: Hot cross buns, hot cross buns,One a penny, two a penn...

Can you solve it? Tasty buns for Easter eggheads

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Hot cross teasersToday’s paschal problems are from the archive of US puzzle maker Sam Loyd [1841-1911]. Two dynamo teasers for ‘dynamo teaser’*.1. The famous hot cross bun puzzleThis familiar nursery rhyme conceals a ...

New Zealand town where Easter is all about wiping about bunnies

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New Zealand hunters have celebrated a return to tradition this Easter: shooting thousands of rabbits, an introduced species that threatens the country’s biodiversity as well as agriculture. The Great Easter Bunny Hunt...

Choose a better future for all, Justin Welby tells UK in Easter sermon

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The archbishop of Canterbury has called on Britons to be more generous as they emerge from the pandemic, urging people to provide a “better future for all” rather than living in a society that only benefits the rich a...

Easter promise: the patisserie built on a friendship that bridges Istanbul’s divides

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Fehmi Yıldıran remembers how, growing up in the Anatolian town of Bolu, every spring he and the other children used to boil eggs and dye them red using onion skins. He didn’t find out what the tradition was about unti...

The big picture: the end of the Easter eggs

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The Belgian photographer Nick Hannes took this picture of his daughter Billie last Easter, when the pandemic had first upended the world. It is one of the early pictures in his visual diary of lockdown, which he calls...

Easter promise: the patisserie built on a friendship that bridges Istanbul’s divide

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Fehmi Yıldıran remembers how, growing up in the Anatolian town of Bolu, every spring he and the other children used to boil eggs and dye them red using onion skins. He didn’t find out what the tradition was about unti...

Boris Johnson is the Easter bunny – cartoon

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The prime minister has some seasonal goodies in his basket (and a few bad eggs)•You can buy your own print of this cartoon

Salisbury Cathedral puts Covid jabs on hold for Easter worship

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In the past three months more than 25,000 people have filed through the spectacular nave of Salisbury Cathedral to be vaccinated against Covid to the sounds of Brahms, Elgar, Handel and others. Some may have offered a...

Police issue Easter Covid warning after mild weather forecast

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Police forces across the UK have warned people to avoid large gatherings and abide by the Covid travel restrictions that remain in place, after dry and sunny weather was forecast for much of the country over the Easte...

Give seals space during Easter break, public told

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Campaign urges caution near vulnerable mammals, which have come further inshore during lockdownsThe public are being urged to give seals space in order to protect them from human disturbance before the Easter weekend....

Country diary: rabbits pose for a classic Easter scene

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It’s one of those tranquil early spring evenings, the sky blushing pink as the egg-yolk yellow sun begins to slip below the horizon. Standing on the bridge that spans the Langbrook stream, I watch a pair of courting m...

Death by chocolate: Kennel Club in Easter warning to dog owners

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From chocolate eggs to hot cross buns and simnel cake, for many Easter is a time for sweet treats. But experts have warned they can cause potentially fatal health problems for dogs. According to data from the the Kenn...

Quiet Easter expected on UK roads as Covid rules deter most from travelling

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Motoring organisation polls show most people likely to stay home over traditionally busy holiday weekendTwo years ago, Easter brought warnings of traffic chaos, closed rail stations and crowded destinations, with stay...

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