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Faith schools, a law unto themselves

The vast majority of faith schools are breaking the law when admitting pupils, according to Government research published yesterday. The study shows that some seek money from parents and fail to give priority to children in care.

State schools are charging parents to secure child's place

Some state schools have been "charging" parents hundreds of pounds before allocating places for their children.

London to light way with LEDs

London yesterday launched an attempt to become the first city in the world to be lit by LEDs – light-emitting diodes. The city aims to install LEDs in all its street lights within five years.

Stillbirth: Life after loss

Their first baby, Jake, was stillborn. Now Andrew and Rachel Canter want to prevent other parents from suffering the same agonising grief. Esther Walker reports

Manchester United 4 Barnet 1

Flitney the fall guy as United stroll

Grazioli sleeps easy as Barnet gatecrash Theatre of Dreams

Their League form is a nightmare but inspiration at Old Trafford tonight may rest with a striker who once humiliated Newcastle, writes Glenn Moore

Fairclough still feisty as he plots the fall of Fergie

Basement boys Barnet have a manager who has shaken the aristocracy before

Two Thousand Years, Cottesloe NT, London

Leigh's latest play is tight, but not altogether kosher

Exeter run out of gas as Barnet go marching on

After the glory in defeat of their 2-0 FA Cup replay loss to Manchester United, it was back to Nationwide Conference business as usual for Exeter City with the most difficult match possible of that competition, a game against the runaway league leaders Barnet at Underhill.

Moss makes penalty practice pay off

Conference play-offs: Shrewsbury Town 1 Barnet 0 Agg 2-2; aet; Shrewsbury win 5-3 on penalties

Clist's dramatic header gives Barnet the advantage

Barnet 2 Shrewsbury Town 1
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