Titanic Centenary

The Titanic has been poignantly brought back to life – more than 100 years after she sank in one of the greatest stories
A minute's silence was held on Sunday as a memorial was opened in Belfast marking the centenary of the sinking of the Titanic
The crowd, 30,000 strong, had been gathered for hours at Cunard's Pier 54, standing silent in the fog. Out of the gloaming, at almost 8pm on 18 April 1912, emerged Carpathia, the ship carrying the survivors of Titanic's sinking.
Like many artists and writers before her, award-winning poet Allison McVety has drawn inspiration from the story of the Titanic
I can't be the only one who thinks that there are ways to mark such as tragedy as the Titanic and a menu consisting of the dishes eaten by people who were about to die, or lose loved ones, is not the way to do it.
This week is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. But is it right to be celebrating, creating a banquet that takes days to prepare, relishing the excess of food, maybe even reading the countdown notes, while watching a TV reconstruction of the tragedy of lives torn apart or lost on that maiden voyage a hundred years ago this week?
A cruise ship which is retracing the route of the ill-fated liner RMS Titanic has made a short detour after a BBC cameraman
April 2012 marks the centenary of a disaster that still haunts us. Shortly before midnight on 14 April 1912, the maiden voyage of the White Star Line's beacon of luxury and progress, RMS Titanic, ended in tragedy when she struck an iceberg and sank with the loss of 1,517 lives.
My favourite concerns the presence of a mysterious mummy aboard the ship that was said to have cursed the White Star liner before it left Southampton. Crazy? Perhaps, but at the time the story was written up in respectable papers such as The Washington Post and The New York Times.
My grandfather Jock Hume was a violinist in the Titanic's band, playing until the ship went down. He was 21. At 2:20 am, the last lifeboats long since gone, he joined 1,500 men, women and children in the sea, using his violin case for extra buoyancy. Half an hour later they were all dead from hypothermia.
The family of an officer who chose to go down with the Titanic have appealed for help to return to his home town a letter
The Royal Mint has released a £5 coin to mark the 100th anniversary of the Titanic's doomed maiden voyage in 1912. Royal
Pressing a penny piece into the hands of his two sons, Thomas Millar told them not to spend the money until he came home