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Jun 17, 2009 Millionaire’s death at 41 — Macclesfield Express (UK)
Macclesfield Express (UK)
A MILLIONAIRE businessman who helped fund a controversial church has died suddenly aged 41.
Piers Springthorpe, of Leek Road, Gawsworth, lost his battle for life after a 25-day fight at Wythenshawe Hospital.
The businessman was a member of the Church of Scientology, whose members include Hollywood stars Tom Cruise and John Travolta.
Mr Springthorpe, who lived in a Macclesfield mansion with wife and fellow believer Yvonne, was a key member of the Manchester branch and was one of the major contributors ...
Jun 9, 2009 Kooky Cage visits Camelot — Daily Mail (UK)
Daily Mail (UK)
He is known to have an interest in matters mystical and he reputedly bought his £865,000 house in Somerset because of its proximity to Glastonbury at the convergence of six ley-lines. Now, Hollywood star Nicolas Cage has visited the Camelot Castle Hotel in Tintagel, Cornwall, which is co-owned by Winchester-educated scientologist John Mappin, a scion of the Mappin & Webb jewellery dynasty.
Mystery tour: Nicolas Cage (right) with Ted Stourton at Camelot Castle Afterwards, Mappin boasted to 'dear friends and noble ...
Apr 19, 2009 Anger at tent set up by 'cult' — The Star
Type: Press release
AN EXHIBITION in Sheffield by followers of the controversial Scientology religion prompted complaints from some members of the public. Scientologists – whose celebrity members include Tom Cruise and John Travolta – set up a bright yellow tent in Barker's Pool to educate people about the religion. But critics have dubbed the religion a "cult" and Star reader Mark Nuttall said he thought it was "appalling" Sheffield Council had given the Scientologists permission to set up the tent. He said: "I would ...
Apr 12, 2009 The free world bars free speech — Washington Post More: jonathanturley.org
For years, the Western world has listened aghast to stories out of Iran, Saudi Arabia and other Middle Eastern nations of citizens being imprisoned or executed for questioning or offending Islam. Even the most seemingly minor infractions elicit draconian punishments. Late last year, two Afghan journalists were sentenced to prison for blasphemy because they translated the Koran into a Farsi dialect that Afghans can read. In Jordan, a poet was arrested for incorporating Koranic verses into his work. And last week, ...
Mar 20, 2009 Did Charles Manson's murder gang strike in Britain? — Daily Mail (UK)
Mar 11, 2009 Prominent East Grinstead figure mourned — East Grinstead Courier (UK)
East Grinstead Courier (UK)
Prominent East Grinstead figure mourned
Wednesday, March 11, 2009, 13:00
A WELL-known East Grinstead businessman and supporter of the local arts scene has died.
David Bernard Gaiman passed away after he suffered a heart attack on Saturday.
He was best known as the owner of G&G, the vitamin and health food producing company, which he started with his wife, Sheila, in a room of their house in 1965.
As the business grew it moved first to larger premises in Railway Approach ...
Mar 7, 2009 CPS gives Scientologists same legal protection as mainstream religions — Daily Mail (UK)
Daily Mail (UK)
The Crown Prosecution Service has decided that anyone who attacks Scientology can be prosecuted under faith hate laws. The move will for the first time provide the controversial Church of Scientology – described by some as a cult – the same protection as other mainstream religions. Critics of the organisation, whose members include Tom Cruise and John Travolta, attacked the decision last night, saying it would encourage Scientologists to push for official recognition in Britain. The Mail on Sunday understands the ...
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