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Grandparents’ help ‘at risk’

by a staff reporter

INCREASING numbers of grandparents have to bring up their grandchildren because of parental alcohol or drug abuse.

A new survey by the charity Grandparents Plus suggests that grandparents often have to step in when their children become incapable of parenting. It reports that parental drug or alcohol abuse is the main reason why grand­parents raise their grandchildren. An estimated one in ten children in the UK has parents with alcohol problems, and one in 25 has parents with ...

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House for Duty Priest in Charge

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DIOCESE OF CARLISLE Black Combe Benefice St. Michael and All Angels Bootle; St. John The Baptist Corney; St. Mary's Whitbeck; St Mary's Whicham The Bishop of Carlisle seeks to appoint a House...  Read More

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Not only dancing in the aisles

Not only dancing in the aisles

From skateboarding to real ale, churches are being used to engage with their localities in ever more imaginative ways. Pat Ashworth reports  Subscribe to read more

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Listen to the Spirit - on the bus

A new initiative offers an appealing means of encouraging prayer, says Richard Chartres  Subscribe to read more

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