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On the trail of Brazil’s shame

This journalist is also taking practical action, says Pat Ashworth

Highway to Hell: The road where childhoods are stolen
Matt Roper
Monarch £7.99
(978-0-85721-254-2)
Church Times Bookshop £7.20 

AS THE World Cup host for 2014, Brazil will be showcasing itself as a booming, picture-postcard country of sun, sea, and samba. No better time then, considers Matt Roper in this terse and angry book, to draw international attention to a parallel Brazil, where child sex exploitation and ...

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Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 18:59
@steveLIVS @RhodesWriter @c_of_e It wasn't our data, it was a survey by the British Election Study. HS

Fri 31 Jul 15 @ 15:25
Giving in @c_of_e up to £1 billion. But number of givers falling http://t.co/XTRi469vxv http://t.co/DZOtKmFWHH