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Earlier this week in Dublin two Luke Kelly sculptures were doused in white paint. Photograph: Alan Betson

What do Luke Kelly and Edward Colston have in common? Kelly was a working class Dubliner, legendary singer, communist, folk hero. Colston was a mercha(...)

 A protective barrier is seen around the statue of Winston Churchill in Parliament Square in anticipation of protests in London. Photograph:  Peter Summers/Getty Images

Boris Johnson has described as “absurd and shameful” the boarding up of a statue of Winston Churchill as police in London fear clashes on Saturday bet(...)

Police stand in front of Oriel College during a protest of the ‘Rhodes Must Fall’ campaign. Photograph: Will Oliver/ EPA

Up to a thousand people have gathered in Oxford to demand the removal of a statue outside Oriel College of the imperialist Cecil Rhodes as councils ac(...)

 A worker cleans the Churchill statue in London’s Parliament Square, which had been spray-painted with the words “was a racist”. Photograph:  Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

All statues in London will be examined with a view to removing those with links to slavery and plantation owners, mayor Sadiq Khan has said. The Lond(...)

Some passengers wear face masks on a London underground train on Wednesday. Face coverings will be compulsory on public transport in England from June 15th. Photograph: Tolga Akmen/AFP via Getty

Face coverings will become mandatory on public transport in England from June 15th, with passengers not wearing them facing possible fines. Transpor(...)

Everton and Liverpool oppose plans to make them play at neutral venues. Photograph: Getty Images

Everton are hopeful of staging the Merseyside derby at Goodison Park when the Premier League season restarts after requesting a meeting of the local s(...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson speaks at a media briefing in Downing Street. Photograph: Eddie Mulholland/Daily Telegraph/PA Wire

Britain can turn the tide on coronavirus within 12 weeks, Boris Johnson has said, as the UK’s death toll from the Covid-19 pandemic reached 144. The B(...)

General Charles de Gaulle speaking in Bruneval, France, in March 1947.  File photograph: Jean-Jacques Levy/AP

The first biopic of the last great Frenchman, titled simply De Gaulle, opened in French cinemas on March 4th. It focuses on events leading up to Charl(...)

Passenger aircraft preparing to land at London’s Heathrow Airport. Photograph: Daniel LEAL-OLIVAS / AFP

Campaigners have won a Court of Appeal ruling against the UK government on environmental grounds over plans for a proposed £14 billion (€16.4 billion)(...)

Police outside London Central Mosque in Regent’s Park. Photograph: Victoria Jones/PA Wire

Scotland Yard has launched an investigation into attempted murder after a man was stabbed at a mosque during afternoon prayers. The mosque’s muezzin,(...)

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