Ronnie Biggs

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Tom Cavanagh at the opening of the Cavanagh bridge at University College Cork. Photograph: Clare Keogh

Turin, Moscow and Havana are three iconic cities which helped shape the outlook and work of Tom Cavanagh, businessman, philanthropist and optimist. I(...)

The Ulsterman: Patrick McKenna. Photograph  courtesy of the McKenna family/The Great British Train Robbery

On August 8th, 1963, when a 16-strong gang stole £2.6million – equivalent to £45 million, or €57 million, today – from the Royal Mail’s travelling pos(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Kate O’Toole, daughter of Peter O’Toole, at London’s Old Vic theatre yesterday for  a celebration of Peter O’Toole’s life and work. Photograph: Simon Annand

The ashes of Peter O’Toole, the larger than life Irish actor who died in December, will make a final journey to the West of Ireland this year. For now(...)

Great Train robber Ronnie Biggs (right) with his son Michael in London in November 2011. Photograph: Reuters/Paul Hackett
Final surrender for Ronnie Biggs
  • UK
  • December 19, 2013, 01:00

Great Train robber Ronnie Biggs, the best-known member of a gang that stole £2.6 million from a Glasgow-to-London mail train in 1963, has died at the (...)

Police mug shots of Ronnie Biggs, who died today aged 84.  Photograph: Getty Images

British criminal Ronnie Biggs, who won worldwide notoriety for his role in the Great Train Robbery and for escaping from prison and living the high li(...)