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Don't let the cynics and puritans ruin your St Patrick's Day

What are you doing for St Patrick's Day? Solemnly convening with your inner Celtic spirit, perhaps through the medium of an Enya CD? Or will you achieve that higher state of Gaelicness by digging out your novelty hat and fake beard and heading on down to your nearest O'Neill's to pretend you like …

Manchester United v Liverpool: live

Follow live minute-by-minute updates of the Premier League game between Manchester United and Liverpool at Old Trafford on Sunday 16 March 2014 at 13.30 GMT.<p><i>Email clive.whittingham@yahoo.co.uk or tweet @loftforwords with your thoughts on today's game, sightings of footballers in obscure places or</i> …

Melissa Gira Grant: 'I got into sex work to afford to be a writer'

American journalist Melissa Gira Grant wants to change the way we think about prostitution and sex work. Rather than dwelling on the "sex" part, Grant suggests we focus on "work". By doing so, she argues, sex workers become neither corrupters, nor victims who need rescuing, but workers who need …

10 of the best Tony Benn quotes - as picked by our readers

1) “If we can find the money to kill people, we can find the money to help people.”<p>Tony Benn was interviewed in Sicko, Michael Moore’s documentary film about the health industry in the US. Explaining the post-war creation of the welfare state, he said the popular mood of the 1945 election was: “If …

MH370: life on hold for brother of missing Malaysia Airlines passenger

When he first heard the disturbing news that a Malaysia Airlines plane had vanished, he wondered why the company had waited so long before announcing it had lost contact. It seemed like crucial time in the search could have been lost, he mused.<p>That was a week ago, before he discovered that his …

Investigators focus on foul play behind missing Malaysia plane-sources

KUALA LUMPUR (Reuters) - An investigation into a missing Malaysian jetliner, now into its second week, is focusing more on the possibility of foul play as evidence suggests it was deliberately flown hundreds of miles off course, sources familiar with the Malaysian probe said.<p>Two sources told …