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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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