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The long life of an unconfessed lie

The things we try to hide can reveal something of our true selves, says Elaine Storkey

IT IS interesting how long a lie hangs around. It is more than ten years since the tennis player Andre Agassi used a forbidden drug, but now he admits he lied to the Associa­tion of Tennis Professionals to escape a ban. The French rugby centre Mathieu Bastareaud lied about being assaulted in New Zealand last June, but has now apologised and confessed that he fell while drunk.

Claims that Tony Blair lied to the Commons and the country about Saddam Hussein’s weapons ...

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House for Duty Priest

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THE DIOCESE OF ST DAVIDS wishes to appoint a HOUSE FOR DUTY PRIEST TO SERVE IN THE PARISHES OF ST DOGMAELS & NEVERN & MONINGTON. The parishes comprise the village of St Dogmaels with the ru...  Read More

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New home, with room to grow

New home, with room to grow

The Greenbelt Festival made its first appearance at Boughton House. Paul Handley introduces our review of the weekend's events  Subscribe to read more

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Should religion and ethnicity be considered as factors by the police and social services?

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Why boosts to self-esteem don’t cure all ills

Encouraging people to believe that they are special can be counter-productive, argues Glynn Harrison  Subscribe to read more

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