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UK news in brief

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12 April 2013

CHURCH OF IRELAND

Rejoice! Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus, from a part book from Christ Church Cathed­ral, Dublin. Soloists and chorus members in the first performance in 1741 were drawn from Irish cathedrals

Rejoice! Handel's "Hallelujah" chorus, from a part book from Christ Church Cathed­ral, Dublin. Soloists and chorus members in the f...

Sex-club ban spreads nationwide

BEDFORD Council last week unanimously passed a "nil" policy regarding Sexual Entertainment Venues, curbing applications for such clubs. In the past few years, applications have also been refused in Oxford, Maidstone, and London. The chief executive of the Christian Legal Centre, Andrea Minichiello Williams, said: "City centres should be kept as community spaces where parents can take their children without fear."

Church of Scotland jewels lost

A CENTURY-OLD amethyst ring has been lost by the Moderator of the Church of Scotland General Assembly, the Rt Revd Albert Bogle. He was in Edinburgh airport at about 8.30 a.m. last Friday when his Peruvian-style bag, which also contained a gold cross on a silver chain, went missing. He said: "The jewellery and cross are of significant historical importance to the Church of Scotland. We would be grateful for any help the public can give to trace their whereabouts."

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