A vicars' pension scheme could be facing a precarious future unless church chiefs face up to a potentially massive deficit. John Ralfe, an independent pension expert, claimed this week that the pension scheme for some 16,400 Church of England clergy is "the riskiest in the country in terms of asset-type".
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Wednesday 18 December 2013
The saga sums up the crass stupidity of authoritarian regimes, whose fear of even mild challenges leads them to endlessly create martyrs
Wednesday 11 December 2013
Colleagues of a police constable who died when the helicopter she was in crashed through the roof of a pub have joined mourning relatives at her funeral.
Tuesday 19 November 2013
Where can a full and frank porn talk go aside from one person decreeing that the other cannot have the sexual outlet they rely on?
Tuesday 12 November 2013
The composer’s work breathed new life into the popular genre
Monday 11 November 2013
The reinterment of Richard III looks likely to be delayed after a key decision over the construction of his tomb was put off.
Friday 08 November 2013
Four Durham students rebuked by dean after drunken prank goes wrong
Sunday 06 October 2013
The singers insist that they aren't a Satanic cult
Tuesday 24 September 2013
Around 150 people were evacuated from a shopping centre after a fire at Jamie Oliver’s Barbecoa restaurant.
Monday 23 September 2013
Members of the Richard III Society have withdrawn money they donated for a tomb to hold the remains of the recently discovered king in protest at the proposed design.
Monday 23 September 2013
A jailed member of the punk band Pussy Riot has launched a hunger strike to protest against living conditions in prison which she says “treat women like cattle”.
Friday 20 September 2013
Number of tenants up nearly 14% in last 12 months though 'reluctant landlords' figures are dropping
Imagine the late fine! Back at last, the holy book that someone 'borrowed' from St Paul's Cathedral library in the 1800s
Monday 02 September 2013
The Missal of Sarum, that went missing from St Paul’s Cathedral, has now been found
Saturday 31 August 2013
These days pilgrims to north-west Spain seek its quiet beaches and great seafood, but there’s still the shrine of St James, says Mick Webb
Friday 30 August 2013
Tuesday 27 August 2013
9 reasons Greece's experiment with the radical left is doomed to failure
'We would evict Queen from Buckingham Palace and allocate her council house,' say Greens
Have we reached 'peak food'? Shortages loom as global production rates slow
Greece elections: Syriza and EU on collision course after election win for left-wing party
British grandmother Lindsay Sandiford faces execution by firing squad in Indonesia
Liberal Democrat minister defends comments suggesting immigration causes pub closures
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