Loss of media museum 'hits deprived' - Baines
THE threatened closure of the National Media Museum in Bradford
revealed a London-centric bias and would deliver another blow to
those already being "deprived at every turn", the Bishop of
Bradford, the Rt Revd Nick Baines, wrote on his blog on Tuesday.
The Science Museum Group warned last week that if its budget was
cut by ten per cent in the Comprehensive Spending Review, it would
have no choice but to close one of its museums.
Non-Christians in England identify as British
MUSLIMS, Sikhs, and Hindus are more likely than Christians to
describe their national identity as British, new research suggests.
Analysis of the 2011 Census, published by the University of
Manchester last week, suggests that, in England, 62 per cent of
Sikhs, 57 per cent of Muslims, and 54 per cent of Hindus describe
themselves as British, compared with 15 per cent of Christians.
Sixty-five per cent of Christians, and 54 per cent of Jews, see
themselves as English.
Churches urge people to give blood
CHURCHES and charities have been taking to social media during
National Blood Week this week to encourage people to give blood.
People are encouraged to register as donors, and to book
appointments to give blood, at the website fleshandblood.org/bloodweek.
Man pleads guilty to organist's murder
JONATHAN BOWLING, aged 22, of Burngreave, Sheffield, pleaded
guilty at Sheffield Crown Court last Friday to the murder of Alan
Greaves, an organist and Reader, who died after being attacked in
Sheffield on Christmas Eve (
News, 4 January). Ashley Foster, aged 21, of Wesley Road, High
Green, has pleaded not guilty to murdering Mr Greaves, and will
stand trial on 24 June. Mr Bowling will be sentenced at the end of
Mr Foster's trial.
Trial of former Lincoln diocesan CEO adjourned
THE trial of the former chief executive of Lincoln diocese,
Maximilian Manin, who has been accused of fraud and lying about his
qualifications (News 10 May),
has been adjourned until 23 July and transferred to Lincoln Crown
Court. No plea has yet been entered.