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Another day, another race. Silviniaco Conti, only third behind Cue Card when the pair met in the Betfair Chase at Haydock last month, took glorious revenge yesterday in the second of the domestic season’s four top-level staying chases, the King George VI Chase at Kempton. And the seven-year-old’s three-and-a-half-length defeat of his rival has sent him to the head of the market for the third, and most important, the Cheltenham Gold Cup itself.
The latest Doodle, to mark Boxing Day, from Google shows an isolated house surrounded by snow, with a star-lit sky as the backdrop. Search engine users around the world greeted by an illustration titled 'Tis the season!'.
The attacks bring the number of people killed so far in Iraq this month to 441
For many going to church is an act of life-risking bravery, he tells Christmas worshippers
Pope had gift packages delivered to the Dono di Maria homeless shelter in Rome
John Lewis has revealed that sales fell last week across all its London stores, compared with the same week a year ago, in the clearest sign yet that people are leaving their Christmas shopping later than ever.
Appeals took place during the Prince's visit to the Syriac Orthodox Church
The award recognises impact, not ethics. But in the Pope's case, we have a voice reminding us of tenderness, mercy and compassion
Criticism comes as after former Archbishop of Canterbury, Lord Carey, told a conference that more must done to attract young people into the Church
Share your views on how difficult it is to practice what's preached. Envelope enclosed,says Pope.
Christianity is threatened by extinction in some parts of the world where Christian communities are persecuted because they are a minority, a Government minister has warned.
Justin Welby defends right of Christians to speak out on political issues
Campaigners and religious groups are increasing pressure on the Ministry of Defence to raise the recruitment age from 16 to 18
Embarrassing gaffe sees Latin inscription call the Christian Messiah 'Lesus'
National Secular Society calls on Government to introduce stricter codes of conduct
Peter and Hazelmary Bull regard any sex outside marriage as a 'sin' but deny either direct or indirect discrimination