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Rape plot paedophile gets 3 years

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

A former bookseller who became addicted to child pornography has been jailed for plotting to rape three children.

Gerald Ingram used the internet to make contact with a woman and arrange to have sex with her two daughters aged three and five, and a 10-year-old boy.

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Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware nominated for Mercury Prize

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

Singer-songwriter Jessie Ware has been nominated for the prestigious Mercury music prize.

Ms Ware, a former intern at the JC, is on the 12-strong shortlist for the album of the year award alongside leading industry names including Plan B, Richard Hawley and The Maccabees.

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Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks and Richard Dawkins debate deity

By Jonathan Kalmus, September 13, 2012

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks has described the opening of atheist evolutionist Richard Dawkins’s God Delusion book as “antisemitic” and profoundly misrepresenting Judaism.

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TUC will go to Gaza with PSC

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

An anti-boycott group has criticised the Trades Union Congress’ plans to visit Gaza alongside Palestine Solidarity Campaign members.

Delegates voted unanimously to back a motion for a Gaza trip, moved by Communication Workers’ Union general secretary Billy Hayes at the TUC conference in Brighton on Tuesday.

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MPs using Iraq history to challenge Israel on Iran

By Jennifer Lipman, September 13, 2012

British politicians are downplaying the evidence for an Iranian nuclear threat on the basis of a comparison with the lead-up to the Iraq war. In doing so, they are criticising Israel for its approach to Tehran.

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They leapt into the Dragons’ Den lair and won

By Sandy Rashty, September 13, 2012

Three entrepreneurs in their early 20s triumphantly secured a £120,000 investment on the opening episode of Dragons’ Den last Sunday.

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Strip Patnick of knighthood says MP Mann

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

Campaigners have called for a former MP to be stripped of his knighthood over his role in the Hillsborough disaster.

Sir Irvine Patnick represented the Sheffield Hallam constituency when 96 Liverpool fans died at the FA Cup semi-final held at the stadium in April 1989.

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Matisyahu to give exclusive UJS concert

By Marcus Dysch, September 13, 2012

Rap star Matisyahu will perform an exclusive concert for Jewish students in London later this year.

The American rapper, who shocked fans by shaving off his beard and apparently rejecting his Chasidic beliefs, has been signed up by the Union of Jewish Students.

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'I don’t have the money' says tax fraudster

By Simon Rocker, September 13, 2012

A South African convicted of defrauding HM Revenue and Customs is fighting to keep out of jail as the authorities try to confiscate assets he claims he does not have.

Lawrence Goldberg, 48, has spent a year behind bars in Britain after pleading guilty last September to a tax scam of £1.1 million.

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Hundreds call to help Drugsline

By Anna Sheinman, September 13, 2012

The former executive director of drugs outreach charity Drugsline has been overwhelmed by the response from the community following the news that the charity had closed because of acute financial difficulties.

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