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Tony Blair’s apology for Irish famine written by aides, papers reveal
Former UK prime minister could not be reached to sign off 1997 speech seen as ‘significant moment’ in Anglo-Irish relations

Caroline Davies

20, Jul, 2021 @5:00 AM

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Tony Blair urged Nelson Mandela not to discuss Lockerbie trial, papers show
Blair wrote to then South African leader in 1997 after aides said raising issue at summit in Scotland would be ‘pretty disastrous’

Caroline Davies

19, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Tony Blair considered turning Millennium Dome into Diana tribute, papers reveal
National Archives documents reveal project was in danger of being scrapped two years before it opened

Caroline Davies

19, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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Bill Clinton fancied an Indian rather than tea with the Queen
Then US leader also turned down Chequers dinner because he wanted to ‘be a tourist’, archives show

Caroline Davies

19, Jul, 2021 @11:01 PM

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UK government admits ministers can use self-deleting messages
Exclusive: Civil servants also able to delete messages instantly, as fears grow about accountability

Haroon Siddique Legal affairs correspondent

13, Jun, 2021 @4:00 PM

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Australia teeters on the edge of a great memorial abyss | Paul Daley
The erosion of the national archives is indicative of Australia’s increasing militarisation of history and culture

Paul Daley

28, May, 2021 @4:21 AM

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‘Inconceivable’: why has Australia’s history been left to rot?
Historians are aghast that the National Archives have had to resort to crowdfunding to protect irreplaceable historical records

Elias Visontay

22, May, 2021 @8:00 PM

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John Major was warned of ‘PR disaster’ from Róisín McAliskey case
National Archives files reveal concern over detention of pregnant daughter of Northern Ireland civil rights leader

Owen Bowcott and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2020 @8:01 AM

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Kim Philby: new revelations about spy emerge in secret files
UK government launched campaign to block memoirs being published fearing damaging disclosures

Owen Bowcott and Caroline Davies

30, Dec, 2020 @6:01 AM

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How Edward Heath taking a bath exposed Chequers' lax security
Adviser felt compelled to complain about security at PM’s country residence after incident, files reveal

Caroline Davies and Owen Bowcott

30, Dec, 2020 @6:01 AM

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Princess Diana called criticism of landmine appeal a 'distraction'
Princess of Wales dismissed complaints about campaign for global ban, National Archives show

Caroline Davies and Owen Bowcott

30, Dec, 2020 @6:01 AM

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Rory Bremner prank may have averted Tory party revolt
TV impressionist pretended to be John Major in call to Eurosceptic rebel MP, National Archives show

Caroline Davies and Owen Bowcott

30, Dec, 2020 @12:01 AM

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