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No further action will be taken against a woman who was suspected of trying to pervert the course of justice in connection with the case of jailed teacher Jeremy Forrest.

Letter: More homes needed

Sir: There are lies, damned lies, statistics and future projections ("Land needed for 600,000 homes", 27 May). The population is not increasing; the homes won't be given to the homeless; guesses about future divorce rates seem a vague basis for such a dogmatic assertion.

Kidnapper of girls gets life

A PAEDOPHILE jailed for life for kidnapping two 10-year-old girls had previously been imprisoned after abducting another child.

Brother Kaiser, a snip at pounds 10,000

The instructions were explicit.

Museum spends pounds 1.8m on Romans in love

ONCE IT would have been the most shocking work of art in Britain. The director of the British Museum admitted yesterday: "There was a time we would have locked it away in a cupboard." But now as a sure sign that we are a culturally open-minded nation, the museum has spent pounds 1.8m - its most expensive purchase in over a decade - on a Roman goblet which depicts scenes of homosexual love-making and paedophilia. Some pounds 300,000 comes from the Lottery.

Books: Miserable but happy

Melancholia, brain dissections and Dickens for dinner - on George Eliot

Music Lyric Sheets: And so the God of Easy Listening Said...

The veteran singer Andy Williams, currently enjoying a renaissance with his retrospective collection, `In the Lounge with Andy Williams', has just entered the singles chart at No 9 with `Music to Watch Girls By'.

Letter: Cheesed off

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Hockey: Slough have to settle for silver again

SLOUGH HAD to settle for their third European indoor silver medal after losing 7-1 to Russelsheimer in Glasgow yesterday, the Germans winning their sixth successive title. Jane Smith had earlier scored two goals as Slough beat Siauliai of Lithuania 4-2 in the semi-final. Smith, with 13 goals, finished the event's top scorer.

Letter: No faith in music

Sir: Your correspondents (letters, 11 February) are disingenuous when they compare religion to concert-going and mountaineering. What distinguishes religious people is not the funny things they do but the beliefs they hold, and the fact that those beliefs cannot be verified by logic or evidence of the senses.

Education Letter: Parental unhelpfulness

SOME MUSICIANS did not have "the draconian hand of a parent propelling them forward" (Education, 4 February), but one propelling them firmly backwards. Thomas Arne, Berlioz, Boulez, Handel, Haydn and Johann Strauss II all encountered strong parental opposition.

Hockey: Holders Cannock confront Lewes

LEWES, THE only non-Premier League side guaranteed a place in the quarter-finals of the EHA Cup, were yesterday drawn away to the holders, Cannock, while Hounslow and Southgate will contest another Middlesex derby.

Hockey: Hounslow just in time

IN ONE of only two all-Premier ties in yesterday's fifth round of the EHA Cup, Hounslow needed extra time to beat Brooklands 5-3. They took command following two lengthy suspensions to Brooklands players.

Lib-Dems dash hope of pact

PADDY ASHDOWN'S hopes of wide-spread cooperation with Labour on key policies have been dashed by his MPs.

At last, the truth about George

GEORGE ELIOT: THE LAST VICTORIAN BY KATHRYN HUGHES, FOURTH ESTATE, pounds 20

Letter: Costly questions

Sir: Having voted for Norman Baker in the last election I am worried by the reputation he has acquired for asking a record number of allegedly trivial questions in the Commons, and his odd argument that extra work does not have any cost (letter, 7 December). One wonders which of his constituents' welfare was advanced by knowing the age of the oldest bottle of wine in the Foreign Office cellars.
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