Courage: the Paris of 1942 comes vividly alive in No Stars at the Circus by Mary Finn

(...) largely friendless 14-year-old, finds himself accompanying Tschich, the school’s new and highly(...)

Labour TD Joe Costello: “In the past, Ireland has been to the forefront in leading EU thinking on the Middle East.” Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

(...) children. “Such attacks on civilian institutions such as schools and hospitals are utterly unacceptable(...)

Alan Dukes said the differency between the EU and other countries on the financial crisis had been the ‘tardiness of the response’.

(...) individual member states,” he told the summer school’s session on the future of the EU. On the financial(...)

An Israeli soldier during a media tour organized by the army of a tunnel said to be used by Palestinians for cross-border attacks, on the Israel-Gaza border yesterday. Photograph: Jack Guez/Pool via The New York Times

(...) pressure on the network of 83 UN-run schools that have been converted into emergency shelters and raised(...)

 Blackcurrants waiting to be made into jams, ice cream, cassis and cordial. Photograph: Richard Johnston

(...) hospitals, schools and nursing homes in the UK to treat vitamin C deficiency. The cordial was made by the(...)

Roadworks: building the town’s bypass. Photograph: Brian Farrell

(...), ranks well among western schools in the annual university league tables, but most of the town(...)

The crisis in Gaza

(...). There is ample evidence that it is using hospitals, residential areas and schools as platforms for(...)

A Palestinian man holds a girl medics said was injured in the  Israeli shelling of a UN-run school sheltering refugees, at a hospital in the Gaza Strip yesterday. Photograph: Finbarr O’Reilly/Reuters

(...) day. Co-ordinates UNRWA handed co-ordinates of its schools to the Israeli army after opening its(...)

 A wounded Palestinian woman runs in the street after Israeli airstrikes in Al Tufah neighbourhood,  eastern Gaza City, yesterday. Palestinians say there are fewer and fewer safe places in Gaza to take shelter. Photograph: EPA

(...) and her one-year-old baby. UN staff had been attempting to organise the school’s evacuation when the(...)

Palestinians carry a man injured in a UN shelter in Gaza yesterday. Witnesses in the shelter said Israeli tanks fired four shells at the building. Photograph: Oliver Weiken/EPA 1:09

(...) shells that hit the shelter. The UN relief agency, whose schools in Gaza have been converted into(...)