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Bishop calls for betting ban in Australian sport

A MORATORIUM on betting on sports, including cricket, should be considered as a response to the Australian Crime Commission's "devastating" report on sport in the country, the Bishop of Melbourne, the Rt Revd Philip Huggins, said last Friday. The report identified "widespread use" of illegal drugs, and evidence of links between professional athletes and organised criminal groups, which "may have resulted in match-fixing and the ...

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Wed 23 Apr 14 @ 13:49
Eight arguments over whether the UK is a Christian country http://t.co/CZFXvZYlAS

Wed 23 Apr 14 @ 13:20
House of Bishops has announced plan to double number of BME senior clergy. Read about history of CofE + immigrants: http://t.co/6Pv4ShFh1I