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Parents have expressed frustration at a lack of places at St Mary's Catholic primary in Horwich, Bolton (Photo: PA)

Politicians and lobbyists claim that more sex education is the answer to almost every problem in our schools. Here’s why they are wrong

A celebrated photograph taken by Ernest Brooks during the Battle of Broodseinde on October 4 1917

A peacemaker betrayed

When Pope Benedict XV tried to end the First World War British Catholics shunned him, says Fr Ashley Beck

Dead cattle in Kenya: more than 10 million people are affected by the drought (AP Photo/ Sayyid Azim)

How to ease famine in Africa

Handing out money or food vouches will stop people starving and boost businesses at the same time