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What do Zaha Hadid's BMW Building and Portuguese cardinal Jose Da Cruz Policar have in common? Surprisingly they are both in the running for this year's RIBA Stirling Prize, according to gambling website www. bestbetting. com. It seems the bookies have mixed up the frontrunners for architecture's most coveted prize with the favourites to fill Pope John Paul II's boots earlier in the year.

Astragal was amused to learn that Will Alsop's Fawood Children's Centre has slipped to a lowly tenth in the list.

The bookies think a number of clerics - including Oscar Maradiaga from Honduras (7/1) - have a better chance.

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