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Relic is considered to be of great religious significance

Beaten Saints refuse to sound alarm bells

Northampton 13 Harlequins 16

Care delivers as Quins land shock win at shabby Saints

Northampton 13 Harlequins 16: Visitors' victory against leaders Northampton leaves them hoping a corner has been turned

Chapelle du Roi, St John’s Smith Square

The British a cappella ensemble Chapelle du Roi was set up by singer-conductor Alistair Dixon with two objectives: to bring Renaissance music to a wider audience, and also, as their brochure puts it, ‘to unearth music that has languished unseen and unheard’.

The Timeline: Saint Nicholas

3rd century: Old Saint Nick

Ashton and Saints pack give Cardiff the Blues

Northampton Saints 23 Cardiff Blues 15: England wing profits as Northampton forwards turn power into valuable European points

Conversations With Myself, By Nelson Mandela

Talking about regeneration

Should we bestow sainthood on reckless adventurers?

Danny Boyle's new film recounts the harrowing tale of Aron Ralston. But is cutting off your own arm a heroic act?

Outback nun becomes Australia's first saint

It's a chant usually reserved for sporting heroes, but the Australian pilgrims gathered in St Peter's Square could not help themselves. "Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, Oi, Oi, Oi!" they yelled, as a 19th-century outback nun with a rebellious streak was canonised by the Pope yesterday, becoming the country's first saint.

Fast-finishing Exeter take heart from giving Saints a late scare

Northampton 27 Exeter 21

Budgen takes role of Chiefs tormentor as Saints sweat

Northampton 27 Exeter 21

Pressure grows as the new boys prepare to run Saints gauntlet

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Saints plan a final flourish at end of Knowsley Road

A place at the season's showpiece is the prize as St Helens play the last match at their home of 120 years

Christina Patterson: Saints, sinners and cloud cuckoo land

On Sunday, the son of a banker was set on the path to sainthood. This is a very big deal. It's a big deal not just because Britain has, for the past few centuries, been seriously under-represented in the higher echelons of heaven, or because it would seem to indicate that even the spawn of Satan can be redeemed, or even because, although his predecessor (who is himself on the waiting list) catapulted Catholics to the corridors of celestial power pretty much every time he brushed his teeth, God's current representative on earth has, in matters of beatification, been rather slower. It's a big deal because it's a hassle. You've got to have committees, and documentation and declarations and exhumations and certificates and then, after all that, you've got to have a miracle. You'd love to slash the bureaucracy and cut straight to frontline services, but rules are rules and you can't.

Saints pick Giants as Cunningham calls system 'daft'

Huddersfield will have to do something they have not managed since 1978 to reach the Super League Grand Final, after being given the dubious honour of bringing down the curtain at Knowsley Road.

From the Front Row: Injured Butch always grins and bears it

Shoulder surgery rules Bath fly-half out for two months but you can't wipe the smile off his face
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Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
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Promises, promises

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The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
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Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Arab intervention in Yemen risks entrenching Sunni-Shia divide and handing a victory to Isis, says Patrick Cockburn
Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

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We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

Cash-strapped states have hit on a way of making money out of drivers that may be in collision with the First Amendment, says Rupert Cornwell
From farm to fork: Meet the Cornish fishermen, vegetable-growers and butchers causing a stir in London's top restaurants

From farm to fork in Cornwall

One man is bringing together Cornwall's most accomplished growers, fishermen and butchers with London's best chefs to put the finest, freshest produce on the plates of some of the country’s best restaurants
Robert Parker interview: The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes

Robert Parker interview

The world's top wine critic on tasting 10,000 bottles a year, absurd drinking notes and New World wannabes
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Don't believe the stereotype - or should you?

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