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Monday 21 December 2009
Friday 18 December 2009
The saint who the legend of Santa Claus is based on is believed to be buried in Kilkenny, according to local historians.
Saturday 12 December 2009
Sunday 06 December 2009
Once again the shops are flooded with books based on TV shows, war-time hobbies and compendia of schoolboy knowledge played for ironic laughs. Who would have thought there was money to be made from clipping children's pastimes out of Arthur Mee's Children's Encyclopedia? Christmas wasn't always a cue to make money from old rope, though. In the past, there have been some inspired comic volumes, and it's a pleasure to see that Luis Ricardo Carlos Fernand d'Antin y Zuloaga van Rooten's masterpiece is back in bookstores this December.
Monday 09 November 2009
A US Roman Catholic deacon spoke today of how the agonising pain he had suffered from a spinal disorder disappeared after praying to the revered English Cardinal John Henry Newman.
Sunday 01 November 2009
Monday 26 October 2009
Sunday 25 October 2009
Monday 05 October 2009
Wednesday 30 September 2009
Saturday 08 August 2009
Unhappy lovers in Cyprus have been taking so much stone from the tomb of Saint Agapitikos to use in love potions that soon there won't be any left.
Thursday 23 July 2009
Saturday 18 July 2009
Allied Carpets, the UK's second biggest flooring retailer, collapsed into administration yesterday, putting more than 1,100 jobs at risk as the depressed housing market claimed another high-street name.
Tuesday 07 July 2009
Friday 03 July 2009
Campaigners for the canonisation of John Paul Newman are praying for another miracle after the Pope confirmed that the Cardinal was responsible for curing a case of spinal debility more than 100 years after his death.
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Archbishop of Canterbury admits doubts about existence of God
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