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19 July 2013

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Pressing on: a proposed design for a raised tomb for Richard III, unveiled on Thursday. The Cathedral plans to spend around £1 million on the reinterment, including for alterations to the building, preparations for the event and the ceremony itself

Pressing on: a proposed design for a raised tomb for Richard III, unveiled on Thursday. The Cathedral plans to spend around £1 million on the ...

Richard III awaits reburial

THE judicial review regarding the reinterment of Richard III must be speeded up, the Dean of Leicester, the Very Revd David Monteith, said on Tuesday. The review follows a challenge by the Plantagenet Alliance against the licence granted to the University of Leicester, which states that any human remains uncovered at the excavation at Greyfriars should be reinterred in Leicester Cathedral ( News, 8 February).

Police investigate 'terror act' in Tipton

THE explosion at a mosque, Kanzul Iman Masjid, in Tipton, last Friday, which is currently being investigated by the police as an act of terrorism, was a reminder of the need to "overcome distrust and hatred between communities", the Bishop of Wolverhampton, the Rt Revd Clive Gregory, said on Saturday. Faith leaders joined to issue a statement.

Welby pays tribute to 'exceptional friend and mentor'

THE Archbishop of Canterbury has paid tribute to the former Bishop of Coventry, the Rt Revd Colin Bennetts, who died on Wednesday of last week, aged 72. He had been diagnosed with a brain tumour nearly two years earlier. Archbishop Welby described Bishop Bennetts, whom he knew from his time as a canon at Coventry Cathedral, as "an outstanding bishop, a wonderful parish priest, and an exceptional friend and mentor to a huge number of people". Obituary

Website CharityGiving suspended

THE online-giving website charitygiving.co.uk has been suspended while the Charity Commission carries out a statutory inquiry into the Dove Trust, the charity that runs the site. A statement from the Charity Commission said: "The trustees [of Dove Trust] have not filed any accounts since the year ending 5 April 2009, and the Commission has serious concerns about mismanagement in the administration of the charity by the trustees in relation to the operation of the online donations portal and risk to charity funds."

Corrections: A ruling that the words "It's only rock and roll", and "Finally fell off his perch" were not appropriate on a memorial in a churchyard was given in the Consistory Court of the diocese of Lichfield, not Leicester, as we reported last week ( News, 12 July). The Ven. Christine Hardman is, since retiring last year, an Archdeacon Emeritus, not Archdeacon of Lewisham & Greenwich, as we said last week (Synod, 12 July). Our apologies.

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