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The football star who died fighting in British Army in WW1

William Manning (back row, far right) was part of the Antrim team that reach two All-Ireland finals When in August 1912 Antrim achieved what is considered their greatest ever Gaelic football victory, a 12-point defeat…

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Royal British Legion helps ex-soldier Neil Preece’s PTSD recovery

A former soldier who ended up living rough after losing his job, family and home is urging ex-service personnel facing mental health issues to seek help. Neil Preece, 34, from Oldbury, West Midlands, has been…


British sailor admits killing wife at sea

Image copyright PA/Broward Sheriff’s Office Image caption Lewis Bennett was given a seven-month jail sentence for smuggling stolen coins A British man who claimed his American wife had disappeared at sea after their catamaran sank…


Artist draws British service personnel killed in Iraq and Afghanistan

Image copyright Sam Bailey Image caption Sam Bailey said she hopes her drawings “gives these conflicts an identity, a face” An art teacher has sketched every member of the British armed forces who lost their…


New £50 note will feature a British scientist

Image copyright Getty Images The new £50 note will feature a prominent British scientist, the Bank of England has announced, with the public being asked for nominations. In addition to the Queen, the note will…


Ed Sheeran and Dua Lipa help British music to record year

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption L-R: Harry Styles, Ed Sheeran, Dua Lipa, Ed Sheeran, Harry Styles and Dua Lipa are among the artists who helped propel British music to a record year in 2017,…


The Great British Bake Off: 2018 winner revealed

Image copyright Love Productions Image caption The final saw Kim-Joy, Rahul and Ruby don their aprons one last time Rahul Mandal has won this year’s Great British Bake Off, triumphing over fellow finalists Kim-Joy Hewlett…


Irish passport refusals for British applicants skyrocket

Image copyright Getty Images Image caption Irish passport holders will retain EU travel benefits after Brexit The number of British applications for an Irish passport being turned down has skyrocketed – from just one in…




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