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Now for this week's parenting news...

Stephen Lawrence murder suspects to stand trial: Two men are to stand trial, accused of being part of a racist white gang that "targeted and killed" black teenager Stephen Lawrence in 1993. Lawrence's murder is one of Britain's most notorious unsolved crimes, with a 1999 enquiry into the failure of the original murder investigation concluding that the police force at the time was "institutionally racist". (BBC News 18.05.11; join the discussion on Talk)

Ken Clarke in 'serious rape' row: Justice Minister Ken Clarke says he will "choose [his] words more carefully" after appearing to suggest, in an interview on Radio 5 Live, that some rapes are less serious than others. Labour leader Ed Miliband has called for Clarke to resign for effectively suggesting there are "other categories of rape". (BBC News 19.05.11; join the discussion on Talk)

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Quote of the week: whomovedmychocolate comes up with a brilliant (if not entirely practical) solution for the sudden growth of bingo wings: "Stick feathers to your armpits and set yourself up as a low fares airline."


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Aitch's TV round-up: World's Tallest Man: Looking for Love, Thursday 26 May, Channel 4, 10pm
<spooky voice whisper> Bodyshooooooooooock. This one features Sultan Kösen, from Turkey, the world's tallest man at over 8ft tall. Fear not re the programme title (that's just a bit of telly hype): he's not hitting the dating agencies. In fact, the programme's more about him trying to find a cure for his gigantism and meeting a new best friend in the form of fellow giant George Bell. As usual, Bodyshock does a good job of satisfying the more prurient audience interests, while very much drawing a fine portrait of an unusual man...
Discuss this show (and others) on our Telly Addicts Talk board.

Recipe of the week: Divatheshopaholic's Strawberry gateau cake
It's a bumper year for strawberries, apparently. Something that, we feel, should be celebrated in a suitably cake-related fashion...
You can review this recipe here - or why not upload one of your own?

That's all from us. We're off to get in a flap with some feathers and glue...
Love, MNHQ

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