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Harry Reid: Biden, Pelosi, Schumer and Obama to attend Nevada memorial

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The life of the former Senate majority leader Harry Reid will be celebrated by two presidents and other Democratic leaders in Las Vegas on Saturday. President Joe Biden, the House speaker, Nancy Pelosi, and Senate ma...

Protest at Russian court as future of rights group Memorial hangs in balance

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A Russian court has begun hearing arguments on the liquidation of International Memorial, a human rights group founded to research and inform the public about state-sponsored crimes and repression under the Soviet Uni...

Court cases threatening human rights group Memorial start in Russia

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Russia may dissolve Memorial, the country’s premier human rights group, in an attack on civil society and symbolic reversal of the freedoms won by dissidents at the fall of the Soviet Union. A supreme court case, to b...

‘He understood our national psyche’: Terence Rattigan deserves a proper memorial

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What is the best tribute to a dead playwright? For their work to be regularly revived. On that score, admirers of Terence Rattigan have few grounds for complaint: his wartime comedy While the Sun Shines packed out the...

‘It’s a closure’: the artist making an endless, erasing Covid-19 memorial

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Rafael Lozano-Hemmer caught the first wave of the coronavirus pandemic. The media artist became infected in March last year during a visit to New York, then unwittingly took the deadly virus back home to Canada. “As f...

Michael Gove ‘open’ to keeping Grenfell Tower as a memorial

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Michael Gove has signalled he will explore “retention” options to preserve Grenfell Tower as a memorial to the 72 people killed in the 2017 fire, a move that has been welcomed by relatives of the dead. The new housing...

Matt Ratana: memorial service to be held for Met officer killed in line of duty

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A special memorial service for the Metropolitan police sergeant Matiu “Matt” Ratana, who was shot and killed on duty last year, will be held so police officers get the chance to say a final farewell to their colleague...

‘We won’t let it fade’: bereaved call for UK Covid memorial to be preserved

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Few memorials require restoration before they are complete, but that is the reality facing the bereaved who care for the national Covid memorial wall opposite the Houses of Parliament in London. Armed with pots of cri...

In the darkness and dust: memorial recalls the hard history of British mining

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They toiled far underground in dark, cramped and dangerous conditions, emerging at the end of their shifts caked in coal dust and often gasping for air. Towns grew up around the collieries; boys followed their fathers...

New police memorial honours officers killed in the line of duty

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If PC Fiona Bone had turned a different way, if she had been sick that day, if her degree in film production studies had led to more work, her father, Paul, would have not spent the last nine years grieving. For offic...

Wall of love: the incredible story behind the national Covid memorial

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On the morning of the day of the Euro 2020 final, Westminster Bridge is already bustling with football fans and England flags, but down by the riverside hush prevails. On the Albert Embankment, there is a wall, about ...

Cantlay admits Memorial win was ‘weird’ after Jon Rahm’s Covid-19 withdrawal

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Patrick Cantlay delivered a clutch birdie late in the round and a 12ft par putt in a playoff to win the Memorial on a Sunday filled with drama, a little rain and no Jon Rahm. Cantlay closed with a one-under 71 and won...

Normandy marks D-day anniversary with new memorial

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Along the coast of Normandy the flags were out. The pipe-and-drum bands were touring the cemeteries and memorials commemorating the dead. The motley ranks of war re-enactors in their khaki wool uniforms sped through t...

What should Britain’s memorial to the Covid pandemic look like?

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Memorials aim to be an eloquent last word on an event. A key quality is that they resist change: they attempt to fix for us an abiding sense of what exactly has happened. They can be many things: columns, tombs, plaqu...

Charity co-founder sentenced for using Anzac memorial funds for personal use

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A woman who claimed to be selling commemorative bricks honouring the Anzacs but instead used the money for her own personal living expenses has been sentenced to a 16-month intensive corrections order. Yvonne Hall, w...

Fund for Covid victims memorial at St Paul’s hits £2.3m target

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A fundraiser to create a memorial in St Paul’s Cathedral for those who have died in the Covid-19 pandemic has reached its £2.3m goal in under a month. An online book of remembrance will be installed in a portico struc...

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