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NEWS IN BRIEF

Foreign affairs ARCHBISHOP Maurice Couve de Murville of Birmingham met the Foreign Secretary, Robin Cook, last week as part of an eight-strong delegation of the Council of Churches for Britain and Ireland sent to discuss Christian concerns about the arms trade, unemployment and the enlargement of the European Union.

Age of consent

JACK STRAW has removed the controversial clause reducing the age of gay consent to 16 from the Crime and Disorder

whelmingly rejected by the House of Lords last week. Straw gave Labour backbenchers a written promise that he would introduce a Gay Rights Bill in the next session of Parliament.

Unwanted child A COUPLE told a pregnant surrogate mother they they no longer want a baby and will refuse it when it is born in December.

Fleischmann

WESTMINSTER Council unveiled a plaque commemorating the Catholic sculptor

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Tuesday. Fleischmann, who died in 1990, achieved worldwide fame for his innovative sculptures.

The plaque was unveiled at Fleischmann's former home in north London in the presence of the Austrian and Slovak ambassadors and the Deputy Lord Mayor of Westminster.

Kw'iksave gift

THE FOUNDER of the supermarket chain Kwiksave said he would leave £140m to the Church in his will. Albert Gubay, 69, said he was honouring a promise he made




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