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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 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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