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Deborah Shaw
It was a shock to all of us because at the time it was very fast and unexpected. The deterioration up to his death was probably from April until July. That was the most serious deterioration. He received very good treatment from the hospital. That gave him a lot of time, several months. From Easter onwards he began to deteriorate. Still, he did all the groceries on the day before he died.feedback
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Oct 26 2017
Pope Francis, Theresa May and James Brokenshire, are the people who have been quoted the greatest number of times about Easter. You can find them on this page and an additional total of 229 people who have something to say about this topic. All the 318 quotes on this page are sorted by date and by name. You can also have access to the articles to get the context of the quotes. The most recent quote from Pope Francis is: “In the complex and often dramatic situations of today's world, may the Risen Lord guide the steps of all those who work for justice and peace. May he grant the leaders of nations the courage they need to prevent the spread of conflicts and to put a halt to the arms trade.”.
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Khatun Sapnara

The child has expressed a view to wanting to see that foster carer and says that she misses that foster carer.feedback

Luther Strange

We have laughed about it. He has told me, You're one of the few guys I'm dealing with here who hasn't asked me for something, and I appreciate that.' I don't want tickets to the Easter Egg Roll. Look, you and I have something in common. We're both new to Washington. You have a background of getting things done, so I'm going to support you.feedback

Marama Fox

We've done DNA studies from the Pacific – they link us to Taiwan, to Easter Island.feedback

Patrycja Art - Greenpeace

The first time in my life I came to Bialowieza before Easter this year, and I saw the scale of cutting, of logging, and it broke my heart – literally.feedback

Anthony Seldon

The two-year degree is no quart in a pint pot. For those who are brave enough not to follow the herd into three-year degrees, there are real advantages.feedback

Seth Meyers

One moment that best illustrated Trump's unfamiliarity with the Bible was when he referred to Second Corinthians during a speech at Liberty University, but called it something else. Two Corinthians, like it's a sequel to an action movie. And according to a Politico article from April, aside from Trump attending church services on inauguration day, making an appearance at the National Prayer Breakfast, and going to service on Easter, there's no public knowledge of any other church services that Trump has attended.feedback

Willie Walsh - International Airlines Group

We're reporting a very strong performance in quarter two. The underlying trend in unit revenue improved, benefiting partially from Easter and a weak base last year.feedback

Willie Walsh - International Airlines Group

In June, Level started long-haul flights from Barcelona to four destinations. Sales continue to be well ahead of our expectations. We've ordered three additional aircraft and are considering other European bases for the operation.feedback

John Browett

The Worldstores acquisition will provide a massive leap forward to our online and store offer that we think our customers will love. The integration is going well and we are confident in the benefits it will generate.feedback

Shelly Xie - RBC

Dunelm has had a reliable and consistent space growth strategy, however we believe the outlook for the homewares market remains tough - a combination of slowing housing transactions and falling consumer disposable income will put increasing pressure on discretionary spending.feedback

John Browett

We continue to invest in the business for the longer term to improve our customer proposition and infrastructure and, despite an uncertain consumer environment, we go into the next financial year with some good momentum.feedback

Emily Stella - Global Data

Dunelm's uplifting fourth-quarter performance is a positive sign for homewares in what is a challenging retail environment.feedback

Martin Thompson

Many more were involved in the disaster, but now, 28 years after I last saw my brother, there are people who will face justice. Last Tuesday night, as I was getting into bed I was thinking about the decision of the Crown Prosecution Service to charge six people in connection with the Hillsborough disaster. I thought about those people waiting on the decision whose lives were about to be turned upside down and the anxiety they were feeling.feedback

Tim Brant

My favorite spot was always the dining room. Janet changed the format a little bit and made it into a huge dining room. Now that our kids are grown and married, it's a big family. We can put everybody in there. It was just great. We would sit there for hours and have dinner – Christmas, Easter, whatever holiday. It's one of the prettiest spots. The deer come up to the fence and feed. You can see them from the house.feedback

Howard Archer - IHS

The rise in UK travellers abroad was markedly lower, as was the spend. This reflects the higher cost of travelling and being abroad due to the weakened pound.feedback

Howard Archer - IHS

This is clearly a positive for the UK economy, and the high tourism in April may well have also contributed to the spike in retail sales during the month.feedback

Andrew Sentance - PricewaterhouseCoopers

Already brittle consumer confidence and caution over making major purchases could be magnified by heightened economic and political uncertainties following the general election.feedback

James Knightley

This situation is unlikely to improve. The squeeze on household spending power because of slowing wage growth and rising prices of goods and services is clearly the main story here. So far, household spending has been supported by increases in unsecured borrowing, but this looks unsustainable and so we expect to see worse numbers for retail sales in coming months.feedback

Janice Dadds

It started growing on Easter Monday, growing at least six inches a day. We had a metal worker lined up to take the glass and glazing bar out.feedback

Julian Sanchez

It’s a Washington tradition as hoary as the White House Easter Egg Roll: Power changes hands, and partisans suddenly swap positions on an array of issues. Erstwhile champions of a strong executive begin worrying about tyrannical overreach (and vice versa). Laments about obstructionism and gridlock fade into paeans to our ingenious system of checks and [].feedback

Steve Rowe

Last year we outlined a comprehensive plan to build strong foundations for the future. We said we would recover and grow clothing and home, continue with our plans for Food growth, remove costs and simplify the business. We achieved a huge amount in the year and whilst there is still much to do, I am pleased with our progress and we remain on track. Looking ahead, we will continue our programme of self-help in a tough trading environment. We remain committed to delivering for our customers and shareholders as we build sustainable foundations for the future.feedback

Jenni Pacheco

We had a good day this past Easter. You can't predict when your work boots are going to need to be replaced, even if it's on a holiday. We have rodeos, fairs [the Colorado State Fair is held each August in Pueblo], concerts and even father-daughter dances that keep us busy all year.feedback

Howard Archer - IHS

April's sharp rebound in retail sales ... buoys hopes that consumer spending will not hamper UK GDP growth as it clearly did in the first quarter.feedback

Doug McMillon

We've made some progress in the UK and the team is executing their plan. We are navigating our way back to a position of strength in that highly competitive market. When normalising comp sales for the later Easter and Leap Day, we continued to see sequential improvement in the business, including customer traffic and ticket.feedback

Alan Clarke

With inflation likely to continue accelerating sharply, the headwinds facing the consumer will intensify, which in turn is likely to slow the pace of consumer spending later in the year. We therefore remain of the view that the pace of GDP growth has further downside into the end of the year.feedback

Richard Lim

The latest data showed shoppers continued to shrug off any Brexit and political uncertainty with retail sales beating even the most optimistic expectations. Despite the surge in inflation and squeeze on households' finances, consumers were out in force during the Easter break with the warm weather driving sales across the sector.feedback

Richard Lim

With inflation jumping to three-year highs we remain cautious as to whether consumers can keep up this impressive pace of spending. Real earnings are now shrinking and expected to remain in negative territory for the remainder of the year. Retailers will be hoping shoppers remain resilient in the face of further uncertainty.feedback

Ruth Gregory - Capital Economics

Today's figures do at least support our view that with credit conditions remaining supportive, employment growth still strong and consumers' confidence robust, household spending growth is likely to slow only gradually this year rather than collapse completely. Our forecast is for consumer spending growth of 2.0pc in 2017 and 1.5pc in 2018, down from 2016's 2.8pc rate.feedback

Michael Hewson - CMC Markets

While March was a surprisingly bad month, it could merely been a case of consumers holding back ahead of Easter, as all the indicators seen in recent data from food retailers suggested that shoppers recovered some of their mojo in April. The latest BRC retail sales numbers from last week showed that, and today's retail sales numbers are expected to show a rise of 1.2pc.feedback

Elsa Lignos - RBC

This more detailed release will show how much of the change was due to Easter timing effects (the price of those items affected by the timing of Easter are also included in the ECB's core inflation measure) or whether some pick-up in broader underlying inflation might be emerging.feedback

Scott Bowman

The sharp rise was mainly due to factors that, while they won't be reversed, shouldn't be repeated. Indeed, a large part of the rise in inflation reflected air fares reversing the previous month's fall as a result of Easter shifting from March last year to April this year.feedback

Joseph LaVorgna - Deutsche Bank

My sense is the late Easter really wreaked havoc. I think we're going to see some decent number, and I expect we'll see some revisions.feedback

Kevin Cummins - UBS

I think the main takeaway is you get a nice start to the quarter after the weakness we saw in the first quarter.feedback

Helen Dickinson

The positive distortion from the timing of Easter was largely responsible for the month's growth and looking to the longer-term signs of a slowdown, the outlook isn't as rosy. Although today's figures do indicate that consumers are still willing to spend, with a cocktail of rising costs and slowing wage growth as the backdrop, conditions for consumers will get tougher. The next government needs to deliver a plan that puts consumers first in its economic policies and the forthcoming Brexit negotiations.feedback

Howard Archer - IHS

There is a strong likelihood that consumer confidence and willingness to buy major items will soften – as it is not only pressurised by weakening purchasing power but also by increasing concerns over the economy and jobs as growth likely slows and uncertainties are magnified by Brexit coming more to the forefront now that Article 50 has been triggered.feedback

Alan Gielty

We have a beautiful little village as it is, but it is great to look out and see this beautiful beach instead of just rocks. Since people have seen the news of the beach, we have had plenty more visitors from the middle of the country.feedback

Sean Molloy

Some big storms destroyed the beach. It was completely washed away and 1984 was the last time the beach was there. Then in April we had that cold snap over Easter and the wind was coming from the north. It was steady and must have transported sand in from elsewhere.feedback

Kevin Jenkins - Visa Europe

Consumer spending slowed down further in April, as consumers tightened their belts in the face of rising prices running up against stalling wage growth. Annual spending growth fell back to 0.5 per cent, from an already subdued rate of 1 per cent in March. While overall figures suggest that clouds are gathering over British consumers, there were still some bright spots. Easter and the extended half-term break may have contributed towards a strong uplift of over 9 per cent in the hospitality sector.feedback

Sean Molloy

Before it disappeared, the beach had been there for as long as living memory, almost continuously, until 1984-85. During that time there was some big storms that really destroyed the beach and it was completely washed away and 1984 was the last time the beach was there. Then in April when we had that cold snap over Easter, the wind was coming in from the north. It was very constant and steady and it must have transported eroded material in from elsewhere.feedback

Lacey Baker

I was obsessed with watching my foster brothers skate. They asked me what I wanted for Easter and immediately my answer was skateboard.feedback

Brian Coulton - Fitch Ratings

It's job security that causes people to ask for wage rises. If it's easier for them to get a job outside their company, they're more likely to push for higher wages.feedback

Mike Hawes

With the rush to register new cars and avoid VED tax rises before the end of March, as well as fewer selling days due to the later Easter, April was always going to be much slower. It's important to note that the market remains at record levels as customers still see many benefits in purchasing a new car. We therefore expect demand to stabilise over the year as the turbulence created by these tax changes decreases. Much of our output goes to Europe and it's vital we maintain free trade between the UK and EU or we risk destroying this success story.feedback

Joel Kan

More prospective homebuyers returned to the market after two weeks of decreases in purchase activity, which were possibly due to spring break season and Easter.feedback

Fraser McKevitt - Kantar Worldpanel

All 10 major retailers are in growth for the first time in three-and-a-half years, when we last saw like-for-like grocery inflation as high as it is now. While prices do look set to rise further, the current inflation rate of 2.6% is still below the average level experienced by shoppers between 2010 and 2014. A strong Easter also contributed to the market's growth this period. In the past 12 weeks British shoppers splashed out £325 million on Easter eggs with almost three quarters of the population buying at least one.feedback

Fraser McKevitt - Kantar Worldpanel

Premium own label lines are continuing to see huge growth and Morrisons has been making the most of their popularity among consumers. Its 'The Best' line is performing well following last year's launch and has attracted more affluent shoppers through its doors, helping Morrisons become the fastest growing big four retailer. While fewer than 3 per cent of British households have shopped with Ocado in the past 12 weeks these consumers are considerably more affluent than average, meaning the retailer performs well in high-value categories such as fresh fish, chilled drinks and breakfast cereals.feedback

Ward McCarthy - Jefferies

This has been ongoing since Q4 of last year, where the upward momentum just petered out. It does seem like credit has tightened up somewhat, and of course you had both Easter and Passover in April, which is unusual. That could have been a factor. The bottom line is the upward trend in light vehicle sales peaked. Going forward light vehicle sales are not likely to contribute to trend growth. They'll be a factor in month-to-month changes in retail sales.feedback

Michael Gapen - Barclays

These factors combined with the timing of the Easter holiday, which was in April this year compared with March last year probably weighed on consumption growth. All of these effects will likely reverse in the second quarter and provide a modest boost to growth.feedback

Dara Khosrowshahi - Expedia

The biggest issue there was Easter. ... Last year, Easter was in the first quarter. This year Easter is in the second quarter. We saw London growth get a little bit weaker after the Westminster tragedy over there, but it seems to be coming back.feedback

Kirk Hadaway

Nontraditional groups, including once-marginal Protestant churches, smaller sects and non-Western religions, have increased. At the same time, a growing number of people have shed their particular religious affiliations, saying they are just 'religious, spiritual' or have no religion at all.feedback

David Haskell

[W]e found 93 percent of clergy members and 83 percent of worshipers from growing churches agreed with the statement 'Jesus rose from the dead with a real flesh-and-blood body leaving behind an empty tomb.' This compared with 67 percent of worshipers and 56 percent of clergy members from declining churches.feedback

Helane Becker - Cowen and Company

Unit revenue trend for Q2 is improving but it is slightly worse than elevated investor expectations, which have increased in recent weeks.feedback

Josephine Livingstone

The idea of one big mainstream reality that these shows traded on was, of course, never a reflection of most lives. By contrast, the niche reality shows reveal a range of American cultures and give the audience a new experience: the chance to plunge into others' unfamiliar realities. Dividing 'reality' into ever more microscopic fields, the joyously weird new contest shows celebrate the deviations from the normal, amplifying a subculture's arcana to stadium size.feedback

Victoria Clarke - Investec

But even bearing this in mind, it is difficult to put a positive spin on today's figures.feedback

Ian Gilmartin - Barclays

As retailers contend with significant cost increases in their supply chains it is inevitable that some of this will have to be passed on to their customers. Calculating how willing the public are to accept higher prices will be crucial over the next few months, with retailers attempting to balance the need to protect their margins at the same time as retaining footfall.feedback

Martin Beck

Combined with a poor set of macro data from other sectors, growth looks likely to have slowed from 0.7pc in the final quarter of 2016 to around 0.4-0.5pc. Looking ahead, the boost to the tradable sector from the weak pound and a buoyant world economy should mitigate weakness on the consumer side. But the dominance of the latter in the economy means that a shift in the source of growth is likely to come at the price of a further slowdown in the pace of expansion.feedback

Ian Gilmartin - Barclays

It's important not to overstate the severity of the figures, as the sector was still able to post monthly year-on-year growth and there were other bright spots, with clothing retailers posting good results boosted by a milder than usual March. The late Easter this year may also have slightly disrupted sales patterns, but the overall trend does suggest that it's going to be a tricky time for the wider industry as we move towards the summer season.feedback

Kathleen Roush

It's making America look foolish. Anyway, I'm going to go. Have a happy Easter.feedback

John Oladejo

We are grateful to all Rapid Response Team members, including government agency and partner staff, who have remained at their different field posts, through the Easter period working on this outbreak response and control.feedback

Oliver Monger

I've not really had a problem I've needed to talk to someone about, but meeting you is a new thing. I don't really know how to speak to someone so high. I'm quite shy. That was just fantastic. It has really boosted my confidence. I had no idea what to say at first but she really put me at ease.feedback

Marc Anthony

It's obvious. We've been having a great time. She's an amazing, amazing girl. One of the smartest human beings I've ever met and also an incredible mother.feedback

Loren Ridinger

She just likes simple things. She's a very, very simple person. Loves family, is a great sister, is a great daughter.feedback

Scott Kirby - American Airlines

It's really too early for us to tell anything about bookings, and in particular last week because it was the week before Easter – that's normally a very low booking period.feedback

Brooke Shields

My daughter Rowan doesn't have any of her passwords. She has to ask me to log her in. She's so mad and embarrassed with her friends, but I'm tough like that.feedback

Susie Polston

I feel like I'll never be able to open these doors again without coming through here and looking out here and scanning the whole porch.feedback

Steve Polston

We thought it was a joke maybe and we knocked on the window and it moved. So we were like, no, this is a serious prank if somebody did this.feedback

Christina El Moussa

My kids have food allergies so we all try and limit gluten and dairy. I eat five small meals a day that usually consist of overnight oats for breakfast, a green juice for a snack, salad with a protein for lunch, granola bar as a snack and then a healthy dinner of chicken or salmon and veggies, tacos or vegan chili. I love Justin's Organic Mini Peanut Butter Cups. Delish!feedback

Mike van Dulken - Accendo Markets

Calls for a negative open come after a mixed return by Asian investors following the long Easter weekend, at odds with last night's positive close on Wall Street. Geopolitical concerns may be off the boil and safe haven assets off their best, but they continue to simmer be it from a nuclear standpoint on the North Korean peninsula or politically in France and Turkey and across the Atlantic with the US Treasury secretary suggesting Healthcare bill problems will delay tax cuts.feedback

Christina El Moussa

At first, we just tried to be really vague. We're always remodeling our house or the yard, so when I moved out with the kids temporarily, we didn't really get into it, and she didn't ask. Taylor asked if we could get back together. We had to explain that sometimes couples get divorced but that she and Brayden are our No. 1 priority. We'll always be a family.feedback

Jamie Nicole Otis

After we fell in love, we would laugh about it all the time. He'd always pick on me that he knew my whole name, but I couldn't remember his.feedback

Robert Godwin Jr. - Godwin

He hugged my wife and me and said 'I'll see you guys next time.' I said 'OK, enjoy your Easter.feedback

Radley Balko

Two cops are fired after citizen-shot videos show them beating a man during a traffic stop.feedback

William Seale

They [the children] laughed, yelled, and played…in rolling down with their eggs the girls – some of them a pretty good size, too – were totally regardless of the extent of striped stockings displayed.feedback

George Washington

Would it be sufficient to receive publicly one day a week, or would even so limited a public exposure not merely invite impertinent applications and embarrassing situations insulting to the office of the President? Many things which appear of little importance, may have great and durable consequence for their having been established at the commencement of a new general government.feedback

Farrah Abraham

It's Hilarity how I single handily made more views & ratings then all three stooges on @TeenMom @mtv & make more rating then 1offs…sh! [I] have just made the choice to stay single and focus my energy a bit differently. I think Simon has had enough of my time.feedback

Pope Francis

In the complex and often dramatic situations of today's world, may the Risen Lord guide the steps of all those who work for justice and peace. May he grant the leaders of nations the courage they need to prevent the spread of conflicts and to put a halt to the arms trade.feedback

Paul Lockstone - Barclaycard

Easter spending also reflected the prevailing trends that we've seen over the past 12 months, with stronger growth online than in-store and a preference to spend on leisure time rather than on material goods, continuing the growth of the 'experience economy.feedback

Paul Lockstone - Barclaycard

A comparatively milder and later holiday weekend prompted consumers to make more purchases, although the smaller rise in transaction values suggests part of the appeal can be attributed to the discounting seen across the high street. This may have also counteracted increased prices elsewhere.feedback

Diane Wehrle

High streets have led the surge in footfall across the UK this Easter due to their adaptability and diverse hospitality offering, which supports their ability to respond to trends more quickly than retail parks and shopping centres.feedback

Amber Portwood

She's just not a person that I want to attach myself with. I do not want kids today who are watching the show to think that that is a strong woman. That is not a strong woman. That is a hateful woman. That is not what you want to be like. She's trying to be something that she's not.feedback

Ellie Schafer

The stakes are high because it's such a Washington tradition, and people just love it and have very strong feelings about it.feedback

Daniel Banaszek

I'm not religious, but I miss the food. And I miss having the second day of Easter off.feedback

Melissa McCarthy

Yes, you all got your wish this week, Spicey finally made a mistake. As we all know President Trump recently bombed Syria while eating the most beautiful slice of chocolate cake America has ever laid eyes on. That's a fact. It would be really great if the nitpickers could see the bigger picture and didn't focus on every little slur and lie I say.feedback

Stephanie Grisham

This year being our first, we've chosen to focus on the historic aspect of the Easter Egg Roll.feedback

Elizabeth Smart

These two make my Easter perfect! #soinlove #happyeaster #sundaysareforfamily #blessed #bigthingsinlittlepackages. I'm not sorry this happened to me anymore, because it made me grow up.feedback

Elizabeth Smart

I feel so fortunate that I was able to come through this unscarred. I want to tell other people, Don't give up. Miracles do happen.feedback

Zuma Nesta Rock

I would go shopping for glasses with my son and I saw how limited and boring the choices were. Wearing glasses should be a fun and positive experience for everyone – including kids and teens.feedback

Keira Hammond

That car was Nick's pride and joy, and he'd had it for about three-and-a-half-years, he loved it. He was a skilled mechanic, he was really experienced and he was always doing things to our cars. I can remember one occasion where he'd taken the engine out and painted it and then left it in the oven to dry, and I was always finding air filters in the dishwasher. It was just something he absolutely loved doing, and so he'd bought a suspension lowering kit which he decided to do over Easter. I couldn't see his head or chest, just his lower half.feedback

Pope Francis

The Church never ceases to say, faced with our defeats, our closed and fearful hearts, stop, the Lord has risen.' But if the Lord is risen, how come these things happen?feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

Those principles are at the heart of Christianity. And Christians throughout the world will this weekend be remembering Jesus's example of love and sacrifice, and the Easter message of redemption and peace. At a time of growing conflict, that message of peace could not have more urgency throughout the world. I meet Christians, and others of all faiths and none, on a daily basis, who share and live those ideals: people who give their time for others, to run food banks, protect the vulnerable, look after the sick, the elderly and our young people.feedback

Sean Spicer

Kids love the Easter Bunny. There is something real special about seeing all the families on the White House lawn….every child is special on this day. Most children are so excited to see the bunny that they are on their best behavior. I really get a kick out of the ones that thank the bunny for their basket or a gift they got on Easter.feedback

John Goldingay

Things stay the same, then Jesus appears and intervenes and things change, then things go back to being the same, then Jesus intervenes again. … Life involves an unremitting sequence of sadnesses and losses, but they are interwoven with appearances of Jesus, who shows up to make a difference.feedback

Pope Francis

In their faces we can see reflected all those who, walking the streets of our cities, feel the pain of dire poverty, the sorrow born of exploitation and human trafficking. We can also see the faces of those who are greeted with contempt because they are immigrants, deprived of country, house and family. We see faces whose eyes bespeak loneliness and abandonment, because their hands are creased with wrinkles.feedback

Rafiq Bishry

We expected that people would be too scared to attend prayers but there was no need for our expectations because there are a lot of people here. This is a clear message to the whole world that we are not afraid.feedback

Pope Francis

At this time support the efforts of those who are actively working to bring relief and comfort to civilians in Syria, the victim of a war that continues to sow horror and death. The latest despicable attack yesterday on fleeing refugees has resulted in numerous deaths and injuries. Bring peace to all the Middle East, from the Holy Land to Iraq and Yemen as well.feedback

Theresa May

I am a practising member of the Church of England and so forth – that lies behind what I do. We must continue to ensure that people feel able to speak about their faith, and that absolutely includes their faith in Christ.feedback

Alastair Campbell

I don't think I have ever known Britain more divided. As for her talk of compassion, community, citizenship and obligations to one another, she has taken an axe to those with regard to Britain's relations to the rest of the world, and plenty of her domestic agenda points in the opposite direction.feedback

Keith Porteous-Wood

There can be few countries, if any, where religious expression is as free as in Britain. Perhaps Mrs May's anxiety about Christians feeling constrained in speaking out is frustration that, in our multi-religious and less religious society, such messages increasingly fall on deaf ears.feedback

Theresa May

This year, after a period of intense debate over the right future for our country, there is a sense that people are coming together and uniting behind the opportunities that lie ahead. For at heart, this country is one great union of people and nations with a proud history and a bright future. And as we face the opportunities ahead – the opportunities that stem from our decision to leave the EU, and embrace the world – our shared interests, our shared ambitions and, above all, our shared values can and must bring us together. Our Christian heritage is something we can all be proud of.feedback

Theresa May

I'm not just a vicar's daughter, I'm a member of the National Trust as well.feedback

Theresa May

Easter is a moment to reflect, and an important time for Christians and others to gather together with families and friends.feedback

Alastair Campbell

I think even vicars' daughters should be a little wary of allying their politics to their faith. She does not exactly say if God had a vote he would have voted Leave, but she gets closer to it than she should. If she really thinks she is leading a united country full of hope ... I suggest she gets out more.feedback

Henry Zuckerberg

I'm not forced to see this. I grew up on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. I know not a single person in prison. I don't know anyone who's ever gone to a court hearing.feedback

Leslie Everheart

We've all felt condemned or known someone who was condemned. We've all taken up a cross. He falls three times. Who among us has not fallen, emotionally?feedback

Catriona Laing

This particular Christian devotional lends itself to modern interpretation. The Way of the Cross that Jesus walked as a traditional thing is traditionally a moment to reflect on someone who was oppressed, who was poor, who was a refugee at one time in his life, someone who was ultimately cast out and wrongly condemned.feedback

Leslie Everheart

For the past nine months, anywhere I went, even for pleasure, I was kind of in my mind working on the project. It immersed me in them in a way I'd never been immersed in them … . It helped me to see that these 14 stations are about one man, Jesus, but we've all walked this walk.feedback

Mark Cope

It has become normative in most secondary schools that the school day has been lengthened by proxy.feedback

Louis Kavanagh

If the classroom teacher is to be held culpable for everything, then the student is responsible for nothing - and the school is absolved.feedback

Maha Yahya

For many Copts, they feel as if their community is fast becoming the public face of this polarization and a flashpoint for regional tensions that have nothing to do with them.feedback

Maha Yahya

On the contrary, there is a palpable sense of increasing vulnerability at a time of heightened insecurity and polarization along identity lines.feedback

Catherine Pepinster

All across the continent, compassion has run dry as the right ignores the Gospel lessons. It is chocolate time for French children this morning, thanks to les cloches volantes – the flying bells. Legend has it that France’s church bells are silent between Good Friday and Easter Sunday because they fly to Rome to be blessed by the pope and then return laden with chocolate goodies. Children will be hunting in the grass for them as the bells ring out news of Christ’s resurrection. For a country that has always seemed secular, thanks to its sharp divide between church and state, France remains remarkably Catholic in its traditions.feedback

Reuven Rivlin

I am filled with sadness, as I received the terrible news of the murder of a young girl in the terror attack in Jerusalem. This week thousands have come through the ancient gates of Jerusalem, to celebrate the feasts of Passover and Easter throughout the city -- while the security forces work to ensure the safety of the dear residents and visitors to the city. And so we will continue to do. Terror can never overcome us. Terror will never destroy our lives here.feedback

Ashley Cooper

I'm not going anywhere. I have a 3-year-old inside with my husband, waiting to see the Easter Bunny. I'm out here trying to feed my 8-month-old. I'm a veteran mom. I've been nursing kids for three-and-a-half years. I chose a discreet corner on a bench. Now there's two security guards up here, and I'm just going to keep feeding my baby. I want to say thank you to so many people who have shared messages of support. Nursing, bottle, formula, gtube – no matter how your baby is fed, moms are allowed to feed their children anywhere and in any way!feedback

Ashley Cooper

I am at Short Pump mall, taking my kids to see the Easter Bunny, and my baby was screaming because she's hungry, so I'm on a bench trying to feed her quite discreetly. Security has just informed me I have to go into a nursing room, of which they have one, and it is currently occupied. I informed them that in the state of Virginia breastfeeding mothers can nurse anywhere that they are legally allowed to be.feedback

Kellie Young Summa

Our beautiful fur baby will be going over the rainbow bridge to run and play free once again. We asked them to make her feel beautiful on her last day and they took great care to make sure she was gently pampered and treated with the utmost care and tenderness. They even had the Easter Bunny come early just for her. We will be forever grateful that you all were part of her last day on this side.feedback

David Graham

Trump is not just not Obama or Clinton or Bush; he's not even sure who Trump is, which makes it impossible for anyone else to know, either.feedback

John Stamos

That to me is heartbreaking. He never knew his father. My grandfather was sort of very reserved as a Greek man. I think it took him in his later years to really get emotional with my father, and I know he didn't say 'I love you' a lot, or wasn't very affectionate.feedback

Evetta Petty

It's biblical for us. It's really important to cover your head when you're in church.feedback

Evetta Petty

Here in New York, people are wearing whatever is high-fashion to church now. It's not really just what would traditionally be a church hat. It has definitely evolved. But if you're going to cover it. My mom used to always say, When I get dressed up on Sunday morning, I'm dressing for Jesus, and I'm going to look good!feedback

Margaux Laskey

I was dubious, but I needn't have been. Was absolutely delicious and very moist.feedback

Chris Page

At this time of year a lot of our weather is influenced by wind direction. Last weekend we had a lot of wind from the south which was warm and coming from France and we had 25.5C (78F) in Cambridge on April 9, the hottest day of the year so far. This weekend is a different kettle of fish with winds coming in from the north as it is a lot cooler and a lot colder.feedback

Gemma Cooper - Nielsen

Changes in shopper behaviour - particularly the trend towards health and wellness - are driving changes to chocolate. Shoppers are increasingly looking for healthier snacking options, so traditional chocolate displays are being squeezed to make room for different types of healthy snacking options such as popcorn, breadsticks and snack bars.feedback

Jonathan Parkman - Marex

Prices had been relatively high for some years so that hit demand. This year we've transitioned from a structural deficit - when the cocoa consumed exceeds the amount produced - to a structural surplus.feedback

Prince Albert

Vladimir Putin. You ask them, Who is the head of Russia?' And yes, they actually reply, Putin'. [Gabriella] was the first with letters and numbers, but Jacques has caught up with her now. I think that's entirely Charlene's influence, and they are both pretty even.feedback

Semen Tarasov

Every child in my school put their hands on this egg. It means that the future of our country is in the hands of its children.feedback

Olha Malinkina

I chose a Beatles song as an idea for my work. Why? Because their songs are about common things: about kindness, love and peace. The peculiarity is the mirror. People can look in it and feel like passengers aboard the Yellow Submarine.feedback

Mary Magdalene

For me, the bottom line is that we are fed up with the way women's stories in the Bible have been retold in a way that sexualizes them unnecessarily and in ways that aren't supported by the biblical texts.feedback

Kate Wallace Nunneley

As we see with the story about the women in the Marines, their personhood gets overlooked and the men want to only focus on their sexuality.feedback

Kate Wallace Nunneley

Around Easter is really one of the only times in general evangelicalism that women get preached about. After we first ran that PSA … we heard from so many women who said they still heard [the myth]. One woman told me, I sent this to my pastor and he still preached about her being a prostitute.feedback

Pope Francis

When I'm looking at a prisoner, I ask myself: 'Why him and not me?' . Why did he fall and not me?' It's a mystery that brings me closer to them.feedback

Stephanie Grisham

We are very excited about this year's event. The focus is on the quality of the children's experience and the rich tradition of the Easter egg roll. We have over a dozen activity stations planned, including a few new additions that we are very excited about.feedback

Rob Sands - Grupo Modelo

That's really going to affect the numbers that you're going to be looking at on a short-term basis. Especially on wine and spirits because it tends to be more of a wine and spirits drinking holiday than a beer drinking holiday.feedback

Lawrence Kurzius

It does seem that there were some events that would have created a shift versus prior year, timing of Easter being one, weather being another. Lent had a big impact on us. Our business has a very high index to Hispanic consumers, who are more Catholic, the later Easter made all of Lent fall outside of the quarter.feedback

Michael Wakelin

I'm sure there was no attempt to offend, I'm sure that wasn't in their mind.feedback

Neil Worth

The afternoon rush hour is sure to start early this Thursday. Traffic volumes are expected to peak at around 6pm. We're expecting long queues at all the usual motorway and main road locations, including the approaches to the Dartford River Crossing, the M5 south from Bristol, the M55 approaching Blackpool and the A11 towards the Norfolk coast. To minimise the risk of sitting in stationary traffic for hours, we recommend planning your journey so you're travelling outside peak times. For example, if you're away for the weekend, then set off later on Thursday if it's feasible.feedback

Mark Tanzer

Whilst many families may have already begun their Easter break, the Easter weekend is always a busy time of year for the travel industry with many holidaymakers taking advantage of the bank holidays to grab some much-needed sunshine or a trip to one of the world's great cities. The roads will be busy, so we would recommend leaving a little extra time to get to your port of departure and if using public transport, to check in advance for engineering works.feedback

Michael Wakelin

It is just religious illiteracy; ignorance if you like, around what religious people hold dear, and that is my main concern.feedback

John Snowling

Despite fewer people planning to get away with Easter falling quite late this year, there will still be a lot of pressure on the main getaway routes, particularly to and from coastal regions and channel ports. For some it will be their first long-distance car journey of the year, which can reveal any underlying mechanical problems. Do the essential checks on your car before heading off, keep your fuel tank at least a quarter full to avoid running out on your journey, and pay particular attention to the tyres – you may need to adjust the pressures for a heavy load.feedback

Mark McCarthy

Within many people's lifetimes, spring in the UK has become appreciably warmer. The average spring temperature across the UK has risen by about 1 °C and the number of days recording grass frost has fallen slightly, particularly for Scotland. Although the number of frost days in spring has fallen, it can still be an issue right through spring across most of the UK. We have seen relatively few widespread frosts so far this year, but this Easter weekend gardeners in rural areas, especially in northern Britain, caring for tender plants may encounter a ground frost.feedback

Jason Zinoman

Just as it's impossible to understand another person's marriage completely, the relationship between parent and child is also a mystery. The gift that Mr. Letterman gave his fans was allowing them to see things not just from his point of view, but also from his mother's.feedback

James Brokenshire

I have already indicated that I will introduce legislation to set this year's regional rate to address the urgent need for rates bills to be issued by councils. In addition, I believe it is also right to introduce provisions that would enable an executive to be formed in early May should agreement be reached.feedback

James Brokenshire

All the parties have been actively engaged and some further progress has been made, including on the formation of an executive and on legacy. There is, however, still a lack of agreement between the parties on a small but significant number of issues. The restoration of devolved government remains achievable, but more time and a more focused engagement on the critical issues are required. The parties will have a final opportunity after Easter to reach agreement, building on the discussions which have taken place over the past six weeks.feedback

Sean Spicer

Part of existing is understanding that when you do something wrong, if you own up to it, you do it. You let people know, and I did. It's painful to myself to know that I did something like that, because that obviously was not my intention, and to know when you screw up that you possibly offended a lot of people. So I would ask for folks' forgiveness, to understand that I should not have tried to make a comparison. There's no comparing atrocities and this is a very solemn time for so many folks that this is part of that. I've let the President down… this was my mistake, my bad.feedback

Tracey Crouch

The UK is a world-class tourism destination with countless things to see and do, so it is no surprise that so many of us are planning to holiday at home this Easter. Staycations are integral to our thriving tourism industry, providing a significant boost to cities, towns, villages, and communities across the country.feedback

Kourtney Kardashian

The last several years, we have been using fruits and vegetables to make all-natural dyes. Some of the colors show up quickly, others take longer for the pigment to appear, so we leave them in overnight. The kids love to experiment with and decorate their eggs in their own unique way.feedback

Steve Ingham

Before the referendum we were growing at 13pc in the UK, so it has definitely had an impact. Moving jobs is a big decision for anyone and I think therefore if you're moving jobs and going through the risks associated with that you want to do it when you're feeling confident about the outlook.feedback

Bill O'Reilly

Often around this time of year, I grab some vacation because it's spring and Easter time. Last fall, I booked a trip that should be terrific.feedback

Bill O'Reilly

I grab some vacation, because it's spring and Easter time. I'll have a full report when I return. We all need R&R.feedback

Sean Spicer

Russia is on an island when it comes to its support of Syria or its lack of, frankly, acknowledgment of what happened. You had someone as despicable as Hitler who didn't even sink to using chemical weapons. It was a mistake. I shouldn't have done it and I won't do it again. It was inappropriate and insensitive.feedback

Neil Patrick Harris

The adventures have never ceased. The love has never waned. The gifts are never ending (the guy on the right, e.g.). Happy anniversary, @dbelicious. You're the best.feedback

Emad Thomas

No security measure can stop a suicide bomber with jihadist beliefs from blowing up a church. Egypt's Copts put their trust in God and not in security measures.feedback

Bill O'Reilly

I grab some vacation, because it's spring and Easter time. Last fall, I booked a trip that should be terrific. If you can possibly take two good trips a year, it will refresh your life. We all need R&R. Put it to good use.feedback

Joseph Rahal

Ninety percent of our people here are really Christians of the Middle East. It is a joyous time. If it wasn't for that resurrection, we wouldn't be Christian. Everything in our tradition is centered around this. You could call it the church of Easter.feedback

Cheryl Wassus - Pets for Vets

This is just a whole subculture I wasn't even aware existed. The only furry I'd ever seen was at Easter, when somebody might put on one of those gigantic Easter-bunny costumes at a local egg hunt. People were definitely listening and paying attention. To each his own. This seems pretty harmless. I saw little pieces of humanity I'd never seen before.feedback

Tara Strong

If you don't have the space to make a proper inclosure, don't get one. If you don't have the idea in your head that it could be a commitment of 18 years, don't get one.feedback

Tara Strong

The pony fans alone raised $40,000 so they could build their own vet clinic. We had a signing, myself, and [My Little Pony creator] Lauren Faust and Melissa McCarthy came and we did a signing with Pony stuff and everything. It was funny, outside the gates they've never seen that kind of group, it was all Bronies!feedback

Tara Strong

You know a lot of these kids don't have a lot of money but they feel like they're contributing and so I think for me, personally, social media/twitter has been the most effective for really getting people to be involved and to donate and have an awareness about animal cruelty and just helping save animals everywhere that they can.feedback

Tara Strong

This shelter that I got [mine] from had them every single year. Some jerks bought the bunnies for pictures with their children for Easter and then dumped them off at shelters. Horrible. So they now have a giant pen in my yard. People are like, Your bunny's condo is nicer than my house. We have like a heated house for them, we spoil them very badly.feedback

Tara Strong

My dogs love them. But the problem with Latke is that she kisses them non-stop and it drives them crazy. If I have them both out at the same time Latke will just not stop kissing them, it's really, really, really cute.feedback

Erik Wemple

White House officials are willing to speak on the record at length about internal politics. They’re willing to do likewise about Syria policy. And, of course, they’re always happy to speak on any basis - on the record, background, whatever - about how poorly the media handles their work.feedback

Ruth Gregory - Capital Economics

Air fares inflation should add a few tenths of a percentage point back onto the CPI rate in April, while electricity prices will rise sharply in the coming months as a result of utility companies' price hikes. As a result, we think that CPI inflation will peak at just over 3pc before the end of the year.feedback

Ruth Gregory - Capital Economics

While food price inflation rose, from 0.3 percent to 1.6 percent, this was offset by a fall in core inflation from 2.0 percent to 1.8 percent. However, the latter mainly reflects a statistical quirk related to the timing of Easter. We think that CPI (consumer price index) inflation will peak at just over 3 percent before the end of the year. But we don't think that that will panic the Monetary Policy Committee (MPC) into raising rates imminently. After all, the MPC tolerated an inflation overshoot of 3 percentage points in 2011.feedback

Oriol Balaguer

It surprises children, makes the smile because they can play with the 'mona'. We can – and must – create emotions for our customers, which is the most beautiful thing about this job. The most important and difficult task is to touch people's hearts, to make them smile and be surprised.feedback

Gill Meller

We cook down on the beach whenever we can. We take an old pan and build a fire of driftwood, cooking fish, sausages and any vegetables we have. We don't take plates but eat off flat stones. I did stash a grill down there but it was never seen again.feedback

Craig Rogers

If someone called me today and wanted 20 legs for Easter, I couldn't do it. I have animals, but the slaughterhouses are jammed.feedback

Natalie Rebetsky

I didn't care who was president when I went on the White House lawn. You just always knew the person in the White House is looking out for us and our children. I just don't feel that with this administration. Donald Trump has broken that trust with families and children.feedback

Natalie Rebetsky

It's really hard for all of us to jump out of our armchairs and be activists. I can't stand to imagine a world where there is no federal support of the arts. It's a first for me to put myself out on this issue.feedback

Theresa May

Walking in Wales is an opportunity to get out and about and see scenery and clear your mind and your thinking. We stay in a hotel and try to walk every day. Walking is about relaxing, getting exercise and fresh air.feedback

Helen Dickinson

Food sales continue to outperform non-food sales as shoppers focus their spending on essential items. This marginal growth in food was bolstered by slightly higher shop prices following increases in global food commodity costs and a weaker pound. The pressure on prices continues to build, albeit slowly, and will inevitably put a tighter squeeze on disposable income and so to ensure consumers continue to enjoy great quality, choice and value on goods, securing tariff-free trade must be the priority as the Brexit negotiations begin in earnest.feedback

Natalie Rebetsky

I may be one person, but I hope that this campaign will help to deliver my message.feedback

Siobhan Freegard

Easter should be about new beginnings and feeling invigorated - but mums and dads across the country report feeling quite the opposite! The heady combination of the clocks going forward, lighter nights, school holidays and children tucking into chocolate treats means Easter is the trickiest week for getting kids to sleep in the entire year. So see if you can spot the sleeping baby in the puzzle with your children. They may just take the hint, close their eyes and drift off to sleep.feedback

Ryan Mendoza

It's resurrected in the month of Easter in a city reborn after a wall was taken down and was not valued in a country that's intent on building a wall.feedback

Paul Lockstone - Barclaycard

While confidence levels have steadily improved over the past six months, consumers remain fully aware of the potential impact of inflation on their household budgets.feedback

Paul Martin

Easter being later in the year is likely to have contributed to the bleaker picture, alongside the other obstacles facing the sector – especially increased input costs. Food sales remained in the black for a full quarter, although this is largely being driven by rising inflation, so no reason for too much celebration. Women's footwear certainly stepped up, encouraged by the arrival of spring collections. Meanwhile, the rise in jewellery and beauty products is likely to have been helped by Mother's Day.feedback

Diane Wehrle

Last year Easter took place on 25 March, a few days in advance of national payday for many shoppers. This combined with poor weather conditions, impacted footfall, which declined across retail destinations from Easter Saturday onwards. Mild spring weather is forecast for this Easter, which falls after the national payday. This strongly indicates that more shoppers will visit retail destinations over the weekend compared with last year. This, together with the increasing importance of leisure and hospitality trips, is likely to bring about uplifts in spend in food and beverage outlets.feedback

Michela Vittoria Brambilla

Save the lives of lambs and kid goats, especially during Easter. This is what we are asking Italians and this is what former prime minister Berlusconi wanted when he adopted the three little lambs.feedback

Susan Goldsmith - GMC

We are aware that some locum doctors have told hospitals that they may withdraw services following new tax rules coming into effect. Health services are under severe pressure and we know that providers and the medical profession are working hard to cope with demand. Any unreasonable withdrawal of staff may exacerbate that pressure, and we would expect doctors planning to withdraw their services would give sufficient notice in line with their contractual agreements.feedback

Emma Boorman

From Monday onwards it's really all-change. The rain and cloud across the far north west is associated with a cold front. That will be making its way to the south-east during Sunday night and introducing a much colder feel as we head into the start of the new working week. Temperatures in some places, for example, could be a solid 10 degrees cooler on Monday than they were on Sunday. The Easter weekend is likely to see bands of rain or showers, turning wintry over northern hills, with the best of the dry and bright weather in the south.feedback

Anna Hicks

When I first heard she had bought some of my pieces, I thought it was a wind-up, but I am very pleased that she liked the rings. They are practical rings that can be worn every day. We would be delighted if she came back to the shop. Apparently she's a regular visitor and I think it's great that she buys locally when she is here.feedback

Diane Wehrle

[2016's] Easter took place on March 25, a few days in advance of national payday for many shoppers. This combined with poor weather conditions, impacted footfall, which declined across retail destinations from Easter Saturday onwards. Mild spring weather is forecast for this Easter, which falls after the national payday. This strongly indicates that more shoppers will visit retail destinations over the weekend compared with last year.feedback

Chris Harle

With good weather in sight, it is likely that mobile shoppers will continue to make purchases out in the sunshine via smartphone or tablet. However, with British springtime such a difficult period to predict, no one can say for definite whether April showers will encourage people to stay indoors. We are also likely to see consistent mobile usage throughout the day, including over the dinner table, with few dramatic spikes.feedback

Jurij Dobczansky

Breakage is a normal occurrence. This year, though, it didn't happen. There were no cries of anguish. No tearful whimpers from the children. No cleanups. What a relief! Some people are hooked the minute they see a pysanka emerging from beneath the blackened beeswax. Some are intrigued by the challenge of creating the perfect pysanka. . . . For others, pysanky evoke a cherished family tradition spanning several generations.feedback

Jurij Dobczansky

I remember first crafting – the correct Ukrainian term is 'writing' – pysanka around age 7 or 8. I achieved a respectable pysanka – colors, lines – in fourth grade. Then, of course, my mother decided to give my masterpieces away at Easter, and so I was encouraged to make a whole lot more. Eventually, I myself began giving away. The girls were impressed.feedback

Jurij Dobczansky

Often, it is asked why we invest so much time and effort into decorating a fragile eggshell. Were you to ask the over 800 who've participated in our workshops, you would probably hear 800 reasons. But above all, you'd sense an excitement, a joy, in learning this craft and its tradition.feedback

Robert Hitchens

We decorate these eggs to remind us of new life and the celebration of the resurrection of Christ.feedback

Donya Kolcio - Mclean

It's a very nice way to introduce your family to the heritage in a festive atmosphere.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

Having written to Theresa May on the back of the Scottish Parliamentary vote, I've said some time after the Easter recess I will set out what I consider the next steps to be, but I will set that out to parliament. These are not the kinds of things I am thinking of. I was elected as First Minister just less than a year ago. I've got a responsibility to lead this country. But I also think it's right that Scotland doesn't have our future direction as a country imposed on us, but that we get to choose that.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

But I also think it's right that at the right time Scotland doesn't have our future direction as a country imposed on us, but that we get to choose that.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

I'm absolutely clear that the position of Theresa May, I just don't think is politically sustainable. If the Scottish parliament is of the opinion, as it is because it has voted in this way, that Scotland should be given a choice, not now, but when the time is right, when there is clarity about Brexit and when obviously there is clarity also about independence, that we should have a choice about our future.feedback

Jeremy Leaf

What we have found on the ground is that there is more of a general acceptance that prices are flattening and if people want to move, then Easter is the time to get on with it and be more realistic about making and accepting offers.feedback

James Brokenshire

Public services will suffer if there continues to be political stalemate. Budgets need to be established in order to provide much-needed services for the public. That is why I am urging the political parties to continue to talk and find a way through the outstanding issues. It remains important that an agreement is reached which enables the restoration of devolved government. This is absolutely critical for Northern Ireland and its people. I need to make decisions over the Easter period to bring legislation forward at Westminster. That is the timeline I am working to.feedback

James Brokenshire

It is that Easter focus that I have on needing for me to take decisions and therefore to introduce legislation there afterwards so that we can get on with the job, get an Executive back in place and, equally for me, if we don't see that, to start to make decisions about what further contingencies may need to be put into place.feedback

Conor Murphy - Sinn Fein

If James Brokenshire wants to ensure public services run smoothly in the north then it's time he and his government lived up to their responsibilities to implement previous agreements.feedback

Harry B. Bronson

We're in a place where if decisions get made, we can put it together very quickly. But that's an if.feedback

Nicole Malliotakis

People miss their families, they have no clothes left, and nobody knows what's going on.feedback

Lisa Rutherford - John Lewis

Easter gifting has moved on from just confectionary, and alternatives to chocolate like children's soft toys and ceramic eggs are doing really well this year. We believe people are buying them for others.feedback

Lisa Rutherford - John Lewis

People who have Easter trees enjoy the ritual of decorating them. Our glass eggs have now become a collector's item. We do different designs every year and people coming into store to hunt them down.feedback

Nicky Marks

I just got back from Poland last Friday with a batch of handmade pajaki, and everytime I look at them they make me smile. I was told Pajaki were a way to bring good cheer and imitate aristocratic decor – chandeliers using whatever cheaper materials were available by the less well-off. They're perfect to welcome the spring.feedback

Rebecca Fisher

The main point from this report is that the joint select committee believe that the lord chancellor may be acting beyond her powers and that even if not acting beyond her powers, it is a very unexpected use of her powers. Ultimately, the committee were doubtful that a power could be used to increase probate fees for the purposes of funding services that would not be used by the executors, ie courts and tribunal services dealing with litigation. Unlike litigation, obtaining probate is akin to a registration service, not litigation.feedback

Rebecca Fisher

Any form of taxation requires the consent of parliament. Given the committee believe this is akin to taxation and the manner in which the lord chancellor seeks to use her powers is quite extraordinary, the ball is firmly back in the Ministry of Justice's court.feedback

Ali Fedotowksy

I'm so grateful that I've been able to nurse for this long. I know a lot of women can't, or their schedules make it too hard to do it this long, so I feel incredibly fortunate that I've been able to. I don't know how long I'll go. I keep saying I need to stop because it's hard – you have to always be available!feedback

Ali Fedotowksy

Molly's not going to remember this Easter, but we will. I want her to have photos of this to look back on – I don't have photos of my first Easter ever and I wish I did, you know?feedback

Ali Fedotowksy

She beats me up when I'm breastfeeding. She's a seriously active baby – she never sits still. So while she's breastfeeding, she punches me and pulls my hair! But it creates such a special bond, so I'm so grateful that we get to have that together.feedback

Ali Fedotowksy

If I put my phone on my selfie mode, she knows where to push the button to take the photo – and she's 9 months old! She's definitely mastered her role as my little Instagram model. We constantly have our nice professional camera out because everything she does is cute. And we want to document it all! We decorated all these pretty eggs and took adorable photos of her in bunny ears. As she grows up, we're going to continue decorating every year – it'll be a tradition in our house. She loves eggs.feedback

Ali Fedotowksy

It's not like before we would have walked away from the relationship because we have a daughter together – there's no bigger commitment than having a child with somebody, in my opinion. But we have decided that we are bound together. It's hard to put in words – there's just something different about it, but it's a really good different. It's a feeling of unity.feedback

Alexis Tsipras

I think the initiative will have to be taken at the higher level to have a positive outcome before Easter, in any case within April, even if this means calling a euro area summit. But this endless negotiation must come to an end. Our finance ministers should do the work to achieve an agreement. This is the only positive result for Greece and for the whole community.feedback

Martin Clayton - Morrisons

Easter is a time to share and celebrate with family and friends. We wanted to do something to help our customers make someone's day, which is why we're giving away free hand-made hot cross buns in our stores and asking customers to pass them on.feedback

Mike Hawes

These record figures are undoubtedly boosted by consumers and businesses reacting to new VED changes, pulling forward purchases into March, especially those ultra-low emission vehicles that will no longer benefit from a zero-rate fee. This bumper performance probably means we will see a slowdown in April, exacerbated by the fact there are fewer selling days this year given Easter timing. Looking ahead to the rest of the year, we still expect the market to cool only slightly given broader political uncertainties as there are still attractive deals on offer.feedback

Geoff Millard

We had just been testing the crosses for weight. And this was picked up on, and the next day there was a post on the crowdfunding page offering 'the full crucifixion experience'. I think they got carried away. It's just enthusiasm - people are very excited.feedback

Paul Bickley

Religion is being marginalised, but not by political correctness or multiculturalism gone mad but by corporate culture. For Cadbury, it's about selling chocolate. But it's the job of the church, not Cadbury, to speak about the message and significance of Easter.feedback

Jeremy Corbyn

It upsets me because I don't think Cadbury should take over the name of Easter.feedback

Linda Woodhead

The C of E feels that every other faith gets recognition and treated with deference, but it's fine to trash Christianity. It feels that we don't nurture and cherish our cultural identity. There's a lot of sensitivity around that. As a vicar's daughter, she's genuine about it. But the people she most wants to appeal to are the ones who will be most exercised by this.feedback

David Tollerton

The Church of England has much bigger problems with both falling attendances and debates about sexuality that make it appear morally out of touch. With Easter, like Christmas, trying to work out where the 'religious' ends and the 'secular' begins is a pretty imprecise business in which the noisiest commentators clearly have axes to grind.feedback

Rivera Spade - Naya

The Tooth Fairy and the Easter Bunny are for sure dating you guys, I just saw it.feedback

Barbara Drozdowicz

After Brexit, our phones went off the hooks. People phone in and ask, Can I go home for Easter break? Will they still let me back in?feedback

Chris Pounds

Our other donkey, Larry, is unphased by anything. He's doing three parades this year. But Clover won't have it. She won't cross the road or walk anywhere where there are drain covers, holes or puddles. She thinks she'll fall down them, so she stops dead and has to be coaxed round them. That's impracticable when it comes to a church procession through the streets.feedback

Adam Atkinson

The donkey is such a draw for the children, and if it's from the local farm they know it by name which is very sweet.feedback

Chris Pounds

Larry is quite happy to take part. He'll go anywhere, especially as people tend to give him carrots and apples along the route.feedback

Chris Pounds

It's a busy time for donkeys. We are getting more calls - they ring as if no-one has ever thought of it before and we have to say that we're already doing four events.feedback

Chris Pounds

Having a donkey on the parade adds a realism to the event and gets people to focus on what it's about and the reasons behind the procession, It adds another dimension to have a donkey followed by a choir and congregation. Sometimes it's up to 100 people and people stop and watch it pass.feedback

Kay Daniel Neufeld

Fluctuations in the oil price have led to heightened volatility in the headline inflation index in recent years, which is why the European Central Bank stressed at its latest policy meeting that any decision to change monetary policy would need to be based in a sustained change in core inflation.feedback

Jack Allen - Capital Economics

Accordingly, core inflation will probably nudge back up to 0.9 percent next month. Nevertheless, underlying price pressures remain subdued.feedback

Alex Burkill

There is a good chance temperatures will reach 22C in the South East of England, especially in Kent, Sussex and Essex. These will be the hottest places in the UK. It is due to really warm air being dragged up from Iberia. It will be dry and sunny but in the rest of the country there will be cloudy and it could be a bit breezy. Although it will still be warm and better than average for the time of year. In the north there will be highs of between 14C to 18C. The usual temperature for the UK in March is 9C and 11.4C in April.feedback

Alex Burkill

The temperatures are a good five to six degrees higher than average this year, with even night time temperatures in double figures. It is definitely quite a bit milder, . Last time we reached 20.9 was in March 2014. The last time we saw figures this high at this time of year was in 2012 when they reached 23.6C. There is a good chance it will be the warmest day of the year so far.feedback

Alex Burkill

The start of April will be settled but it is set to become more unsettled in the middle around Easter time. It is still too early for us to know precisely at the moment though.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

Today's vote must now be respected. If it does so, I will enter discussion in good faith and with a willingness to compromise. However if it chooses not to do so, I will return to the Parliament following the Easter recess to set out the steps the Scottish Government will take to progress the will of Parliament. This is, first and foremost, about giving the people of Scotland a choice on this country's future.feedback

Nicola Sturgeon

I hope the UK government will respect the will of this parliament. If it does so then I will enter into discussions in good faith with a willingness to compromise. However, if it chooses not to do so then I will return to the parliament following the Easter recess to set out the steps the Scottish government will take to progress the will of parliament. If a majority in the Scottish Parliament endorses [a new referendum], the Prime Minister should be clear about this.feedback

Helen Glover

Now that's a complete nightmare. I spent eight years of my life trying to be best in world. Every time I trained I was trying to answer the question: would this win me the Olympics? Now I'm going out to see if I can complete the course. Twenty five per cent of entrants don't finish. All we want is to cross the finish line, even if we're last. Very different. Some days I think I want to go back, some days I think I might retire, some days I change my mind three or four times. My deadline keeps extending. The latest one I've given myself is I'll decide by Easter. But I'll probably extend it.feedback

James Brokenshire

The "window of opportunity is short. If these talks are successful, it would be my intention quickly to bring forward legislation after the Easter recess to allow an executive to be formed, avoiding a second Assembly election, for which I detect little public appetite. All options are under consideration. It is vital that devolved government, and all of the institutions under the successive agreements, is returned to Northern Ireland as soon as possible. And the Government's unrelenting focus is on achieving that objective. Northern Ireland needs strong devolved government.feedback

Kerry Gabriel - Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals

With the Easter holidays coming up, this case is a reminder to pet owners of the importance of ensuring their animals are safe and cared for when they go away. It is not enough to just leave a couple of bowls of food down - dogs, cats and, indeed, all domestic animals, need proper supervision and care. In this case one of the cats sadly died while the couple had gone away on their holiday for two weeks, due to lack of veterinary care. This would have been a very lonely and probably painful death, poor thing.feedback

Brendan O'Carroll

It can't be a Christmas special because we've already got one [the regular Mrs Brown Christmas show has been commissioned by the BBC to 2020] but there's nothing wrong with it being an Easter special.feedback

Kate Bottley

For Christians E aster is bigger than Christmas as it celebrates Jesus's Crucifixion and Resurrection. S o I think its a great thing that people are going to more effort. Of course businesses will want to make money off the back of it, but that will never change. I think a nything that starts a conversation about what Easter is all about, and which brings about a resurgence in community and family time is a brilliant idea.feedback

Carolyn Bailey

This is the first year we have included Easter crackers as we feel people now want that extra touch to finish off the table. This year we've seen more people buying gifts and decorations for Easter, including crackers which are normally bought for Christmas, but now Easter is becoming like a second Christmas.feedback

Matt Cruickshank - Google

I thoroughly enjoyed populating this magical island with shamrock people, even one from a shamrock galaxy far, far away.feedback

Tom Cotton

I don't think Americans care whether this bill passes by Easter or Memorial Day. There is no three-phase process. There is no three-step plan. That is just political talk. It's just politicians engaging in spin.feedback

Mary Clancey

As time went by, the potbelly just kept moving along. The cyst pushed everything way to the sides. I was like a hollow Easter egg. That to me was the scariest part.feedback

David Rowell

For 10 years The Washington Post featured a Peeps contest, in which people from all over created dioramas depicting scenes that reflected the country as they saw it, but populated with marshmallow bunnies and chicks. Hard journalism this was not, but for us the contest offered its own sweet rewards. As fewer submissions began to come in, though, echoing the decline in readership of this feature, we knew that it was time to let bunnies be free again, and we have ended the Peeps contest run.feedback

Edwina Wolstencroft - BBC Radio

As part of our International Women's Day programming we want to give a platform and a voice to female composers who have been unjustly neglected by history.feedback

Sheila Hayman

The story of my ancestor Fanny Mendelssohn becomes more fascinating the more you explore it, and the still-unfinished detective story of the Easter Sonata brings it right into the present. It's wonderful that the discovery of this lost work, its proper attribution to Fanny, and the continuing quest to locate the manuscript and produce a definitive edition, have given us a way to help bring Fanny back to public attention, give her due recognition and with luck, bring more of her unpublished music into the world.feedback

Edwina Wolstencroft - BBC Radio

We are delighted to be able to broadcast Fanny Mendelssohn's Easter Sonata for the first time with its rightful attribution, and hope that the live broadcast contributes towards Fanny's overdue recognition as a musical genius.feedback

Angela Mace Christian

This is a major work, and one of huge ambition for someone aged only twenty-three. Its rediscovery and proper attribution shows Fanny's stature as a composer in a completely new light.feedback

Tom Kloza - Oil Price Information Service

There will be a spike and everyone will be talking about it and it will probably be between Easter and Memorial Day.feedback

Jeff Bock

This isn't the end of the series, it's just the beginning. There are so many holidays left. There's Easter, St. Patrick's Day, and he hasn't even done a Thanksgiving one yet.feedback

Michael Brune - Sierra Club

To put the fate of our climate on clean coal and so-called next-gen nuclear is about the riskiest proposition in the world. We might as well bet on leprechauns and the Easter bunny.feedback

Hank McKay

The workers at the company's PEEPS plant have devoted much of their lives to producing these iconic Just Born candies. And the company has benefited from their skills and dedication through soaring profits. Workers deserve to be treated fairly with reasonable wage increases and a pension that allows them to retire with dignity.feedback

Gareth McCartney - UBS

IPO demand is very robust now. post-Easter, $6.5 billion has been raised in EMEA via 19 transactions - this implies that the window is open.feedback

Gareth McCartney - UBS

We are in the midst of a post-Easter sweet spot for issuance ahead of the major event risk upcoming in the second half of June. Investor appetite for liquidity events is good and we have enjoyed a prolonged period of lower volatility with the VIX Index below 20.feedback

Oleh Shamshur

The work is expected to be finished at the end of 2017 but of course the contents of the container must be decontaminated. This will take more time. If I am not mistaken, it is projected to be finished in 2023.feedback

Paul Sochon

I'm sure the last thing the group of daring Capel residents expected when they set out on Friday afternoon was to abandon their Easter egg hunt to assist us in a police search but the initiative they demonstrated proved to be invaluable. . The swift action taken by the group of parents and their children was the sort of thing you would usually associate with an Enid Blyton adventure but their ingenuity proved a great help for our crews.feedback

Ehsanullah Ehsan

Everyone will get their turn in this war, especially the slave Pakistani media. We are just waiting for the appropriate time.feedback

Ehsanullah Ehsan

Let Nawaz Sharif know that this war has now come to the threshold of his home. The winners of this war will, God willing, be the righteous mujahideen.feedback

Ehsanullah Ehsan

Members of the Christian community who were celebrating Easter today were our prime target. We didn't want to kill women and children. Our targets were male members of the Christian community.feedback

Pope Francis

We see and will continue to see problems both inside and out. They will always be there. Let us not allow darkness and fear to distract us and control our hearts.feedback

Michael D Higgins

You really have to, if you're involved in the ethics of memory, you have to transact it. So therefore you recognise it and you look at the complexity. And that's when you must be open to the different narratives that must be.feedback

Pope Francis

Oh Cross of Christ, today too we see you in expressions of fundamentalism and in terrorist acts committed by followers of some religions which profane the name of God and which use the holy name to justify their unprecedented violence.feedback

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