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Group ‘good at bidding but not  at delivery’ says PAC chairman Margaret Hodge

Love, law and good old moral outrage

Turks believe the row over 13-year-old 'bride' is typical of English jingoism

Turkey embraces English girl-bride

HUGH POPE

Child bride ordered back to Britain

STEVE BOGGAN

Mother of bride, 13, faces Turkish police

STEVE BOGGAN and HUGH POPE

Turkish police threat to child bride's mother

STEVE BOGGAN and HUGH POPE

Concern grows over bride, aged 13

CLARE GARNER

LETTER : Political asylum does not permit propaganda campaigns

From Dr Pete Connolly

CASE SUMMARIES 11 December 1995

The following notes of judgments were prepared by the reporters of the All England Law Reports.

Letter: Good kings and bad kings

THERE is no acceptable evidence that proves that Edward V was "put to death aged 12 in 1483", with the implication that his uncle Richard III was involved ("Long-lived Queen likely to have another 20 years on the throne", 26 November). The invalidity of Edward IV's marriage to Elizabeth Woodville was broadly accepted in England, thereby allowing the crown to pass to his brother Richard following the former's death. It was sufficient for Richard to keep his nephews out of sight to ensure that there was no nucleus for his enemies to attach themselves to.

Where the future looms bright

Tradition is not dead in British weaving. Paul Rodgers visits a busy mill where things are what they used to be

On your marks, get set, recruit

Competition for sixth-form pupils, and the funding they bring, is causi ng friction between schools and colleges, writes Fran Abrams

Whatever it is, it should be stopped

What do you think of the new Sunday drinking and trading changes? We asked six members of the public for their comments ... Alice Treadgold, 24, quantity surveyor: "What do you mean, what do I think of the new Sunday drinking and trading regulations? This isn't one of those Jeremy Beadle things, is it, where I find my car has been crushed by a building falling on it and I am expected to say how funny it is? Or one of those pretend opinion samples done by people like Jonathan Dimbleby, when he says in Any Questions? "right let's have a totally undemocratic and unrepresentative show of hands just to see how people here feel about this, even though it is completely unscientific"? And you think to yourself: "Well, blimey, if it is totally undemocratic, and totally unrepresentative and completely unscientific, what on earth can be the point of having it ?" Is it one of those? Or is it some other kind?"

Football / Non-League Notebook: 'Tivvy' pursue Cup glamour

THE FA Cup is the focus of attention for the non-League fraternity this weekend, with Sunday's draw for the first round proper offering opportunities for lucrative, high-profile ties against the likes of Birmingham City and Burnley, writes Rupert Metcalf.

Lifted by the best practices

ON THE very day that the Government published its long-awaited white paper on competitiveness, a handful of British companies were demonstrating that they were on the way to competing with the best in the world.

Elections 1994: Is Braintree the best council in Great Britain?: One town in Essex is widely considered to have the most efficient local authority in the country. Martin Whitfield reports on how it has achieved its reputation

THE entrance to Causeway House, headquarters of Braintree council in Essex, has been designed like a hotel. Reception straight ahead, functions - council tax, housing, benefits, telephone, cloakrooms - clearly labelled.
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The current recommendation from Britain's Chief Medical Officer, is that people refrain from drinking on at least two days a week
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A nearly completed RoboThespian robot inside the Engineered Arts workshop is tested in Penryn, England. The Cornish company, operating from an industrial unit near Falmouth, is the world's only maker of commercially available life sized humanoid robots
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All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Robert Fisk: All this talk of an ‘apocalyptic’ threat is simply childish

Chuck Hagel and Martin Dempsey were pure Hollywood. They only needed Tom Cruise
Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

Mafia Dons: is the Camorra in control of the Granite City?

So claims an EU report which points to the Italian Mob’s alleged grip on everything from public works to property
Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Emmys look set to overhaul the Oscars as Hollywood’s prize draw

Once the poor relation, the awards show now has the top stars and boasts the best drama
What happens to African migrants once they land in Italy during the summer?

What happens to migrants once they land in Italy?

Memphis Barker follows their trail through southern Europe
French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

French connection: After 1,300 years, there’s a bridge to Mont Saint-Michel

The ugly causeway is being dismantled, an elegant connection erected in its place. So everyone’s happy, right?
Frank Mugisha: Uganda's most outspoken gay rights activist on changing people's attitudes, coming out, and the threat of being attacked

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Radio 1 to hire 'YouTube-famous' vloggers to broadcast online

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The ‘vloggers’ signed up to find twentysomething audience
David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

David Abraham: Big ideas for the small screen

A blistering attack on US influence on British television has lifted the savvy head of Channel 4 out of the shadows
Florence Knight's perfect picnic: Make the most of summer's last Bank Holiday weekend

Florence Knight's perfect picnic

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Horst P Horst: The fashion photography genius who inspired Madonna comes to the V&A

Horst P Horst comes to the V&A

The London's museum has delved into its archives to stage a far-reaching retrospective celebrating the photographer's six decades of creativity
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Mark Hix's summery soups

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Tim Sherwood column

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Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard: Young, gifted... not yet perfect

Eden Hazard admits he is still below the level of Ronaldo and Messi but, after a breakthrough season, is ready to thrill Chelsea’s fans
Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

Tim Howard: I’m an old dog. I don’t get too excited

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Match of the Day at 50: Show reminds us that even the most revered BBC institution may have a finite lifespan – thanks to the opposition

Tom Peck on Match of the Day at 50

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