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Paisley’s radicals to be brought back to life

A NEW project aims to bring Paisley’s radical history back to life as part of a £45 million refurbishment of the town’s museum. About 20,000 people rallied in the Scottish town in September 1819 to show solidarity with workers killed at Manchester’s Peterloo massacre a month prior. When protesters refused to have banners and flags confiscated by …

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Cora’s surprise letter is special delivery for granny Anne

When seven-year-old Cora Kelly Bell wrote a surprise letter to her granny in Northern Ireland, she decided to set a special challenge for the postman. Cora, who lives in Stirling in Scotland, addressed her letter simply with ‘Anne, who takes photographs of Fair Head, Ballycastle, N Ireland’. Grandmother Anne Kelly …

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Britain’s quarantine hotels open for business

LONDON — Britain’s newly established quarantine hotels have received their first guests as the government tries to prevent new variants of the coronavirus from derailing its fast-moving vaccination drive. Passengers arriving at London’s Heathrow Airport on Monday morning were escorted by security guards to buses that took them to nearby …

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