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Relic is considered to be of great religious significance

Saint George, the canon and a flood of right-wing hate

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Saints go into derby on back of winning streak

St Helens will have history as well as form on their side as they look to avenge their Grand Final defeat by Super League champions Wigan in the Good Friday derby at the DW Stadium.

Gloucester withstand Saints' cavalry charge

Gloucester 27 Northampton 15

Saint-in-waiting: the miraculous afterlife of John Paul II

Devotees of the late Pope are driving the campaign for his 'fast-track' canonisation. Michael Day reports from Rome

Media Diary: Spinner joins the saints

After quitting Number 10 as the hacking furore continued, Andy Coulson has found a new gig.

Exeter shine as Saints feel the effects of stars' national duties

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They say that creativity prospers in hard times, and if this year's Central Saint Martin's MA show was anything to go by, then that appears to be the case.

Saints and Sinners, By Edna O'Brien

Still bidding her lyrical long goodbye

Unbeaten Saints out to break the mould by going all the way

Castres 12 Northampton 23

Ansbro and Saints are wholly convincing

Northampton make a splash by winning their Heineken pool undefeated

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Pope John Paul II 'cured' nun from beyond the grave

A French nun has spoken publicly of her "miraculous" cure from Parkinson's disease which the Vatican last week officially declared to have been an "intercession" from beyond the grave by Pope John Paul II.

Diggin scores four to ensure Northampton stroll to victory

Northampton 37 Edinburgh 0

Church prepares to beatify John Paul II

The late Pope John Paul II moved a big step closer to Roman Catholic sainthood yesterday when his successor approved a decree attributing a miracle to him and announced that he will be beatified on 1 May.

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