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Turf wars: Tales of fashion, greed and violent disorder that lie beneath the grass and behind the railings of London's elegant squares
Friday 04 June 2010
Thursday 27 May 2010
A bus poster that proclaimed "There definitely is a God" received more complaints than any other advert last year, the Advertising Standards Authority said yesterday.
Wednesday 26 May 2010
Saturday 08 May 2010
The Church of England today faced fresh turmoil within its ranks as it published proposals paving the way for the consecration of women bishops.
Friday 30 April 2010
Sunday 25 April 2010
Here's a charmingly old-fashioned thing: a personal pop-soul exegesis by a white woman with no apparent interest in being musically trendy.
Monday 19 April 2010
Given all we now know about the cover-up of clerical sexual abuse by Rome it's difficult to see what is significant about the Pope's meeting with a small number of victims in Malta. I appreciate that it may have been meaningful to those who chose to meet the Pope, but it hardly represents a major breakthrough in addressing the global scandals engulfing the Roman Catholic church.
Wednesday 14 April 2010
All-Ireland Catholic primate Cardinal Sean Brady was recovering at home today after falling ill at a service.
Wednesday 07 April 2010
A Roman Catholic priest charged with sexually assaulting a teenage parishioner in Minnesota has said he would willingly leave his native India and try to clear his name in the courts if the United States tried to extradite him.
Sunday 04 April 2010
Since the Enlightenment, educated Westerners have tended to assume that modernity, science and reason would kill religion off and the world would become increasingly secularised. That's what happened in Europe, at any rate until very recently, and it seemed natural to expect that the pattern would be globally replicated. As John Micklethwait and Adrian Wooldridge argue, however – with lashings of evidence – secularisation is very much not happening.
Sunday 04 April 2010
Saturday 03 April 2010
Tuesday 30 March 2010
Chosen by Simon Usborne
Monday 29 March 2010
A Christian nurse moved to an office role after refusing to remove a necklace bearing a crucifix told an employment tribunal today that taking it off would "violate her faith".
Friday 26 March 2010
Though set entirely within the iconic site of Catholic pilgrimage, Jessica Hausner's unsettling drama refuses to take sides on the meaning – or even the existence – of miracles.
As a white man, I'm surprised more women aren't tweeting the hashtag #KillAllWhiteMen
Scotland may have to leave the EU even if it votes to stay in, David Cameron confirms
Report finds that Britain's wages are the most unequal in Europe
The day that Britain resigned as a global power
Almost a third of school pupils believe 'Muslims are taking over our country', study claims
Gay marriage 'Bert and Ernie' cake bakery found guilty of discrimination in Northern Ireland
- 2 Purity balls: Girls in the US making virginity pledges as fathers vow to 'protect purity'
- 3 Picture of couple posing with beached dolphin 'that later died' causes outrage
- 4 16-year-old girl beaten and burned alive by lynch mob in Rio Bravo, Guatemala
- 5 Arsenal fan asks the Queen for tickets to the FA Cup final - gets a reply from Buckingham Palace