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Man jailed for murdering student

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The children of Sir Edmund Hillary are going to court to keep control of their father's writings, old diaries and thousands of family photographs bequeathed to the Auckland Museum in his will.

St Luke Passion, Cathedral, Canterbury

Half a century ago, Krzysztof Penderecki saw his St Luke Passion travel the world as an instant sensation. It was that rare phenomenon, an avant-garde work on a grand scale that surpassed its difficulties of performance and moved large audiences. Then, it mysteriously disappeared. Saturday's revival by the Sounds New festival was the first in Britain for nearly 30 years. Bringing in a ready-prepared performance by top Polish musicians with the composer conducting, it was the culmination of this year's Polish Connections theme and, with the cathedral nave packed out, destined to put a previously local festival on the national map. But would it, on a musical level, make lightning strike again?

Knowing (15)

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Channel ferry grounded on wreck

A cross-Channel passenger ferry with nearly 400 people aboard became grounded in severe weather after the crew failed to detect a charted wreck, an official accident report said today.

Rowan's Rule, By Rupert Shortt

On the cover of this biography of Rowan Williams, the Archbishop of Canterbury's hand frames a face with a slight smile, the eyes looking with candour straight at the reader. What should we deduce from such an image? That it signals a book where the man behind the mitre might be exposed to our gaze?

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At a traditional time of goodwill, this year's seasonal utterances from pulpit and throne reflected a sombre and often pessimistic mood, punctuated with flashes of anger and recrimination towards those who had, or might, exploit others' woes for their own advantage.

'My son thinks daddy will be home for Christmas ... that is quite sad'

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Kenneth Pinnock: Educational publisher at John Murray

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