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Those wanting help - or wanting to recommend others for help - from the support fund, please ask one of the churchwardens or James. Decisions are made by the three of them together and are completely confidential, except for the treasurer who writes the cheque. - St Luke's Church Magazine, Poole, Dorset (Pat Griffiths)

Research launched by the Broadcasting Standards Commission, which provides insight into viewers' attitudes towards the depiction of sex on television, says most people accept sex as a fact of broadcasting life. A teenage girl interviewed said: "It's like a Marks & Spencer sandwich - an everyday thing." - Independent (Derek Morgan)

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This article first appeared in the 22 January 1999 issue of the New Statesman, Goodbye to all that boiled cabbage