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28 September 2012

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Brown study: an engraving by Albrecht Dürer, St Jerome in his Study (1514), sold for £181,250 at Sotheby's last week. The estimate was between £100,000 and £150,000. The saint's day is on Sunday

Brown study: an engraving by Albrecht Dürer, St Jerome in his Study (1514), sold for £181,250 at Sotheby's last week. The estimate was between £100,...

Ban on radio advertisement goes to appeal

A BAN on a radio advertisement canvassing the views of listeners about the marginalisation of Christians (News, 7 May 2010) will be examined by the Court of Appeal. The advert, part-funded by the organisation Freedom of the Cross, and intended for broadcast on Premier, the Christian radio station, was banned by the Radio Advertising Clearance Centre, in a decision upheld by a judicial review in March this year. The chief executive of  Premier, Peter Kerridge, said on Tuesday: "The rights of Christians to the freedom of religious expression will now be tested in the Court of Appeal."

Murdered policewomen's funerals next week

THE funerals of the policewomen killed in an attack in Hattersley, Greater Manchester, last week will be held at Manchester Cathedral next week. The funeral of PC Nicola Hughes will take place at 1 p.m. on Wednesday, followed by the funeral of PC Fiona Bone at 10 a.m. on Thursday. Up to 500 people, including friends, family members, and colleagues, attended a public memorial service at the scene of the crime on Tuesday. The Bishop of Manchester, the Rt Revd Nigel McCulloch, has issued a prayer, for use by  churches in Greater Manchester and nationally.
http://www.manchester.anglican.org/news/1201/bishop-issues-prayers-for-police-constables

 

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