Sarah Lothian
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Sarah Lothian is a freelance journalist with 23 years of experience. She's worked as a tabloid reporter and a television producer and now writes human interest and lifestyle stories for newspapers and magazines.

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Churches Should Be Welcoming - All Year Round

(0) Comments | Posted 18 December 2013 | (14:16)

A vicar has told his congregation that only going to church at Christmas is a 'sham' and seems to suggest visitors should stay away if they don't fully embrace the Christian message.

"God is for life, not just for Christmas," the Reverend Steve Goodbody wrote in his parish newsletter, adding...

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Toddler Groups and Keeping It Real

(0) Comments | Posted 2 September 2013 | (22:54)

Tired mums will be hauling their lively offspring back to parent and toddler groups around the country this week after the long summer break.

Most gatherings provide an ideal chance for adults and children to socialise and let off steam. But some are probably best avoided - and I'm not...

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Dispelling Rape Myths

(0) Comments | Posted 13 March 2013 | (17:34)

The report couldn't have been clearer. So-called 'false allegations' of rape are 'very rare', according to Keir Starmer QC, the director of public prosecutions.

But that didn't stop Radio 1's Newsbeat running a story with the headline "False rape claims devastating say wrongly accused".
The...

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Should Rape Defendants Be Anonymous?

(105) Comments | Posted 20 February 2013 | (00:00)

Is a victim of rape or sexual assault automatically assumed to be a less reliable witness than a victim of another crime, say a violent robbery?

This seems to be the logical assumption behind the latest calls for anonymity for sex-case defendants, made by chair of the Bar...

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We're Being Watched...

(1) Comments | Posted 24 January 2013 | (11:43)

As President Obama began his inaugural speech an unholy row was brewing on twitter. A prominent American evangelical pastor called Mark Driscoll had tweeted that he was:
"Praying for our President, who today will place his hand on a Bible he does not believe to take an oath to...

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