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Source: The Guradian

Man who went viral with show of solidarity for Muslims says: ‘We must build bridges’

Monday 11:44 GMT

A man from Manchester whose expression of solidarity with his local Muslim community went viral last week has spoken of the need to “take the first step sometimes and build bridges”.

Images of Graystone warmly grinning as he held his sign of support went viral, with people on Twitter commending his act of solidarity. Graystone said: “I have received around 100,000 messages in the last 24 hours – and hardly any negative messages.

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Source: The Guradian

'Laughter is the great unifier' – behind the incredible life of Molly Ivins

Tuesday 07:00 GMT

Ivins died of cancer in 2007, at the age of 62. Now, she is the subject of a documentary, Raise Hell: The Life & Times of Molly Ivins, which is making its way around the festival circuit after showing at Sundance and SXSW.

After Pat Buchanan delivered an infamous speech at the 1992 Republican convention, couching the struggle with Democrats in terms of a “cultural war”, columnist Molly Ivins wrote that it “probably sounded better in the original German”.

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Source: The Guradian

Leader of Nigel Farage's party resigns over anti-Islam messages

Thursday 14:31 GMT

The leader of the new pro-Brexit party backed by Nigel Farage has abruptly resigned, after the Guardian asked her about a series of deleted anti-Islam Twitter messages sent from her account before she took on the role.

Catherine Blaiklock, the leader of the Brexit party, repeatedly retweeted posts from far-right figures as well as sending her own messages. Among the messages she shared was one by Mark Collett, a former British National party (BNP) activist, referring to “white genocide”.


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