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Is the Church finally facing up to its failings?

An inquiry by the Archbishop of Canterbury has shed further light on the scandal which lies at the heart of the Church of England diocese in Chichester.

Dr Williams’s inquiry found fresh allegations of clergy abuse

Archbishop sorry for child abuse failings

The Archbishop of Canterbury has apologised to victims of child abuse in a Church of England diocese after an inquiry by his own office found "fresh and disturbing" allegations against members of the clergy.

Neglect fear over disabled children

Some disabled children are at risk of not being properly protected from neglect and abuse, inspectors warned today.

Sussex ex-priest charged over child sex

A former parish priest has been charged with historic sexual offences against three young boys.

Rugby league ref held in 'child sex' probe

A Rugby league referee and former international player has been arrested on suspicion of sexual activity with a child.

Rochdale paedophile gangleader is named

A sexual predator who led a gang of Asian men in grooming young white girls for sex was named today after he was convicted of 30 child rape charges.

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Ex-PCSO jailed over child sex abuse

A former police community support officer (PCSO) who was involved in caring for vulnerable children was today condemned as a "predatory paedophile" as he was sentenced to 10 years in jail for child sex offences.

Child protection red tape to be cut

Hundreds of pages of instruction manuals about child protection are to be replaced with more precise guidance in an attempt to reduce the burden of red tape on social workers, under new proposals announced by the Government.

Sarah Ferguson tried in absentia in Turkey

A Turkish court has begun a trial against Britain's Duchess of York for allegedly taking part in the secret filming of two orphanages in Turkey, the state-run news agency said.

Tax-relief cap on gifts 'not Conservative'

Lord Ashcroft, the former deputy Tory chairman, has attacked the Government's plans to cap the tax relief on charitable donations as "profoundly un-Conservative".

Torture case report is 'insufficient' says Michael Gove

Education Secretary Michael Gove today said a report into the torture of two young boys was "insufficient" and showed the current system of serious case reviews is "failing".

British Asians back family 'honour'

Two-thirds of young British Asians believe families should live according to the concept of “honour”, a new poll suggests.

US couple kept boy 'caged inside closet'

A police report says a Florida couple locked an extremely malnourished boy inside a closet as punishment for stealing food they were withholding from him.

BARONESS SCOTLAND: The Labour peer has cross bench support in her bid to amend the Legal Aid Bill

Women and children could die because of legal aid cuts says former attorney general

Women and children could die as a result of the Government’s legal aid cuts, warns a former attorney general, who will today make a last-ditch attempt to overturn the changes in the House of Lords.

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The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
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Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
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Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
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How to run a restaurant

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Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

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Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
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Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

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Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...