The acceleration in Poundland’s worth has mirrored the economic crisis since 2007 – its fortunes rose as the wider economy in the UK fell further into recession. Photograph: Matthew Lloyd/Bloomberg via Getty Images

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Mountjoy Prison in Dublin

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Brish soldiers Private Phillip Hewett and Private Lee Ellis were killed fighting in Iraq

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