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Daily Media Briefing: Thursday 29 November

Good Morning from the Church of England Communications Office

Daily Briefing for Thursday 29th November 2012

Issued at 08.55 by lh

Day of Intercession and Thanksgiving for the Missionary Work of the Church
Tomorrow: Andrew the Apostle


Today's press coverage

D Tel p2; Gdn p6; Times p11
Reports of this week's Abps' Council meeting and future of women bps legislation. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/faith/article3614712.ece http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2012/nov/28/church-of-england-female-bishops 

D Mirror p2; FT p3; Gdn p4; Ind p6; Times p11; D Tel p16; D Mail p32; Metro p12
Reports that Gov't has accepted principle of proposed Lords amendment about 'pay-day loans' to Financial Services Bill supported by, inter alia, the Bp of Durham. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/money/borrowing/article3614446.ece http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240122/Crippling-payday-loan-rates-capped-Government-vowed-crackdown-lenders.html http://www.metro.co.uk/news/newsfocus/919260-are-payday-loans-really-the-answer-to-help-us-out-of-our-debt-problems http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-politics-20531126  http://www.mirror.co.uk/money/personal-finance/end-legal-loan-sharking-campaign-1462890  http://www.telegraph.co.uk/finance/personalfinance/borrowing/loans/9709028/Growing-debt-crisis-as-men-borrow-400-a-month.html http://www.guardian.co.uk/money/2012/nov/28/payday-loan-cap  http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/85bfcd34-3982-11e2-8881-00144feabdc0.html http://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/politics/victory-for-payday-loans-campaign-as-ministers-agree-crackdown-on-charges-8364858.html

D Tel p14
Report that Abp of Westminster has described proper funding of care for the elderly as "a fundamental test of civilized society". http://www.telegraph.co.uk/health/elderhealth/9709508/Politicians-face-test-of-civilisation-over-elderly-care-says-Archbishop.html

Times T2 p3 (George Booth)
Piece about parental pretences involved in getting children admitted to a C of E primary school. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/life/families/article3614570.ece

D Mail p19
Report of 'anger' as Gov't releases phone app 'to ease the path for couples wanting to separate'. http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2240090/Anger-Coalition-releases-app-make-divorce-easier-crisis-family-break-grows.html

D Tel p25
Report of Vatican appeal to restore St Peter's Square, Rome. http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/europe/vaticancityandholysee/9709232/Vatican-to-sell-stamps-to-restore-Berninis-St-Peters-Square-colonnades.html

Midweek Sport p16
Report of research findings to effect that atheists enjoy better sex lives.

Letter
Times p36, on the Synod women bishops vote, from Tom Sutcliffe, Mary Judkins, and six others. http://www.thetimes.co.uk/tto/opinion/letters/article3614366.ece