Pulitzer Prize winner and writer of ‘To Kill a Mockingbird’, Harper Lee. News that a rediscovered book by the author is to be published by HarperCollins has divided opinion in her home town of Monroeville, Alabama. A state investigation into whether Lee had sufficient mental awareness to approve the new book’s publication is taking place. Photograph: Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

The doubts arose almost immediately when HarperCollins announced last month that it would release a rediscovered book by Harper Lee: Did Lee – 88, pub(...)

Crowds gather on the Shankill Road for the service in the West Kirk Presbyterian Church. Photograph: Aidan O’Reilly/Pacemaker Press International

Several hundred people have attended a moving ceremony in memory of nine people who died in the IRA Shankill bombing 20 years ago yesterday.The West K(...)