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Veteran teacher gains prize

Lord Mayor of Manchester, Cllr Mark Hackett, Mary Walsh and Kevin Fitzpatrick

An 86-year-old Irish dancing teacher receives award at the 2011 Manchester Irish Festival

Pippa achieves highest result in Maths

Pippa O’Riley, a Year 9 pupil at New Hall School, Essex, has achieved the highest result in the school in the UK Mathematics Trust Intermediate Maths Challenge and secured both a gold award and a place in the Olympiad competition

Pippa O’Riley, pupil at New Hall school in Chelmsford, Essex, wins Maths gold medal

Primary school pupils triumph in cross-country

Pupils at Margaret Roper Catholic primary school are pictured with their trophies

Pupils at Margaret Roper Catholic primary school, Purley, Surrey, take part in cross-country races organised by the South London Harriers

Medal for marriage veteran

Bishop McMahon gives the Benemerenti medal to Sidney McFarlane MBE

Marriage Care chairman is awarded papal medal

Pakistani Christian jailed for blasphemy found dead in prison cell

Protesters hold up a picture of Mumtaz Qadri, suspected murderer of Salmaan Taseer, at a rally against reforming the blasphemy laws (AP Photo/B.K.Bangash)

Prison authorities claim Qamar David died of a heart attack but his family have disputed this, saying he was fit and healthy

Road is named after Bishop Crispian Hollis

Councillor Gerald Vernon-Jackson showed the new sign to Bishop Hollis on Sunday

Portsmouth City Council re-names road ‘Bishop Crispian Way’ in honour of Bishop Hollis, who is nearing retirement after 22 years

Japanese Church officials struggle to react to earthquake

A tsunami hits the coastal area of Iwanuma in northeastern Japan (CNS photo/Reuters/Kyodo)

Bishops’ conference officials sleep overnight in offices amid aftershocks and ‘terrible’ tsunamis

Friars gather at Clare Priory

Augustinian friars from 11 countries are pictured outside Clare Priory church after morning Mass on Tuesday March 1, at the opening of last week’s conference of the Organisation of Augustinians in Europe (Photograph: Fr Bernard Rolls, OSA, Prior of Clare)

Augustinian friars from 11 countries met at Clare Priory in Suffolk last week

Nuncio takes horse-drawn carriage to Buckingham Palace

The Apostolic Nuncio, Archbishop Antonio Mennini, sets off on March 2 in a horse-drawn carriage to make the journey from Archbishop’s House, Westminster, to Buckingham Palace, where he presented his Letter of Credence to the Queen

Archbishop Antonio Mennini was presenting his diplomatic credentials to the Queen

Pupils and parents in ‘Rowathon’

Stationary rowers are pictured on Concept 2 machines

Staff, pupils and parents at Ampleforth College join ‘rowathon’ with aim of raising £30,000 for British-based charity Hope and Homes for Children