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Pope Francis 'phones divorced woman' to say she can receive Communion. This is potentially a huge story – Telegraph Blogs

Pope Francis has phoned a divorced and remarried Catholic woman in Argentina to tell her that she could "safely receive Communion", according to an extraordinary report in La Stampa. The woman's husband, writing on Facebook, claims that the Pope – introducing himself as "Father Bergoglio" – spoke to his wife, who'd been divorced before marrying [...] Read more ...

via Telegraph
23 Apr 2014

Don't do it Boris!

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Is Boris Johnson about to announce his intention to stand at the next general election? The well-connected Jason Groves reports today that Boris will make clear his plans before the… [...] Read more ...

via Spectator
23 Apr 2014

The fightback against gendered toys

Do all girls really want to play with dolls and tea sets? Do all boys want guns and trucks? Of course not. Then why are toymakers so aggressive in marketing these stereotypes? Kira Cochrane charts the rise of the pink-blue divide [...] Read more ...

via Theguardian
23 Apr 2014

We are becoming less violent

Cardiff University researchers say the rising cost of alcohol and falling incomes, have led to a drop in binge drinking and serious violence. But are we really saying goodbye to binging? Read more ...

via Channel4
23 Apr 2014

'Trojan Horse' schools: Birmingham City Council tries to blame the Telegraph for revealing the scandal – Telegraph Blogs

Birmingham City Council’s leader, Sir Albert Bore, today attacked the Telegraph for its “wholly reprehensible and completely unacceptable” publication of a leaked Department for Education report into three of the so-called “Trojan Horse” schools taken over by Muslim hardliners. This is what in the trade is called “deflection": try to ma [...] Read more ...

via Telegraph
23 Apr 2014