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Will sport ever be clean?

Church of England ministers have opposed what they call the "pragmatic" approach taken by some authorities to sex and sport, which ignores the sometimes prevalent link with human trafficking.

The emergence of the "mega-brothel", facilitated by some German cities during the 2006 football World Cup to meet the demands of the estimated three million fans at the tournament, horrified the dioceses of Winchester and Newcastle.

Signs of the same thing happening at the South Africa football World Cup in 2010 prompted the dioceses to table a motion at next month's General Synod calling on the British government to prevent such a thing happening at the London Olympics 2012.

Tens of thousands of extra prostitutes were bussed into Germany, many of whom were likely to have been trafficked, the ministers said.

Doctor? Nurse? We’d rather be socialites, say today’s youngsters

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pararazzi1.jpgNo longer do little boys and girls dream of being doctors, nurses, firefighters and solicitors — commendable jobs that command a steady income and offer a career for life. These days, it seems, being famous is far more desirable.

The most desired careers among young people include being a musician, famous singer or band member, working in the media, and being a “celebrity or socialite”, according to research by Alliance & Leicester. Its poll of 1,077 people aged 16 to 21 showed that 25 percent want to be a famous musician, 24 percent desire a job in the media and 14 percent want to be famous for, well, being famous. Being a fashion designer (13 percent) or a teacher/ lecturer (13 percent) completes the top five most popular careers.

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