German and British troops sing “Silent Night” before playing a football match to commemorate the Christmas Truce of 1914, at the International Security Assistance Force Headquarters in Kabul. Photograph: Omar Sobhani/Reuters

The Christmas truce of 1914 really happened. It was not a myth elevated to the status of a fact by a public who wished it so. It didn’t just happened (...)

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If ever there was a place where time has stood still, it’s the Brooks & Co shop at 136 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2.The timber structure, dating (...)

Fresh attempts are being made to teach moral character in the classroom. Photograph: David Sleator

Parents and educators are increasingly asking how best they can pass on values to young people in the absence of religion. Commonly, the discussion(...)

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Image of the week: Red apple On Monday, the normally white logos at Apple stores such as this one on 5th Avenue in Manhattan, New York, were il(...)

This time 100 years ago, Winston Churchill, First Lord of the Admiralty (in effect, the political boss of Britain’s Royal Navy), had an idea. In Octob(...)

‘Several decisions by the Strasbourg Court have particularly upset Tories’. Above,  party leader David Cameron  addresses the Conservative party’s annual conference earlier this month. Photographer: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

In the rush by the Tory Party right to outdo Ukip in proving its anti-European credentials the target has moved beyond the “tyrannical” EU to Strasbou(...)

 King Edward VIII, formerly Edward, Prince of Wales, making his first radio broadcast to the world on the 1st March 1936. Newly released  files show that IRA volunteers tried to kidnap the Prince of Wales in 1922 in an attempt to have a death sentence commuted. Photograph: PA

IRA volunteers tried to kidnap the Prince of Wales in an attempt to have a death sentence commuted, the military pensions archives which have been rel(...)

British prime minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before the historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remain part of the United Kingdom, warning today that a breakaway vote would be irreversible. Photograph: Reuters

British prime minister David Cameron used his last visit to Scotland before the historic independence referendum this week to implore Scots to remai(...)

Not all courses are as spectacular as the Old Head in Kinsale but even modest ones tend to be beautiful
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I came late to golf after a lifetime of contempt for golfers and golf clubs. It wasn’t so much the game itself that was off-putting, although it looke(...)

Richard Attenborough in 2008: the film Gandhi marked the pinnacle of his career. Photograph: Getty Images 0:50

Richard Attenborough, the film director who chronicled the end of British colonial rule in India with his Oscar-winning epic Gandhi and performed in m(...)