Parishioners and local residents are campaigning to make Betstyle Roundabout safer for pedestrians. The roundabout is on the walk to school route of four local primaries: Our Lady, St Paul's, Garfield and Holly Park, and every day mothers and fathers have to scramble across with their children. If you'd like to help, please contact your local councillor or leave a comment on the videos below by going here or here.

You may have heard of St Joseph's Pastoral Centre, but do you know where it is or what it does?

Tucked away towards the end of the Northern Line, 10 minutes away from Hendon Central station is St Joseph’s Pastoral Centre.  St Joseph’s is part of the Pastoral Affairs department for the Diocese of Westminster, but it specialises in working with people with learning difficulties.

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VATICAN CITY, JUNE 2, 2008 ( The Shroud of Turin, a cloth widely believed to be the burial linen of Jesus, will be put on exposition in the spring of 2010, announced Benedict XVI.

The Pope divulged the news today upon receiving in audience some 7,000 faithful from the Archdiocese of Turin. Prior to the audience, Cardinal Severino Poletto, archbishop of Turin, had celebrated Mass for the pilgrims in St. Peter's Basilica.

VATICAN CITY, JUNE 3, 2008 ( The Vatican has recognized a miracle attributed to the intercession of Blessed Belgian Blessed Damien de Veuster, known as the apostle of lepers in Molokai, Hawaii.

Father Bruno Benati, general postulator of Father Damien's cause, announced earlier this month that the Congregation for Saints' Causes ruled that a Hawaiian woman’s cure from cancer was a miracle linked to her prayers to Father Damien (1840-1889).

This moves the blessed one step closer to being declared a saint.

Our lords and masters could not even bring themselves to reduce the age limit on abortions from 24 to 22 weeks.

The time limit for abortion was kept at 24 weeks last night in the first vote on the issue in 18 years.

Gordon Brown voted against any reduction after insisting there was no medical evidence to justify a change in the law

David Cameron, the Tory leader, backed a reduction, indicating that he favoured it being lowered to 20 weeks, while Gordon Brown and a majority of MPs voted to keep the current limit.

A lowering of the limit had been predicted, but MPs instead rejected all the amendments that would have lowered the limit.

An attempt to prevent two-mother families being legally enshrined also failed.


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