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Anti-racism protesters kettled by police after breaking away from counter-demonstration

Time may have been wasted at 7/7 site, says paramedic

A paramedic admitted today that "precious time" could have been "wasted" as medical teams waited above ground for an update on casualties in a Tube train bombed in the 7/7 attacks.

Fire crews 'lacked supplies to help 7/7 wounded'

Firefighters spoke today of their frustration at shortages of first aid equipment that hampered their attempts to save lives after the 7/7 bombings.

Anger flares at 7/7 medics' delays

The first paramedic to arrive at one of the 7/7 bombings refused to take seriously injured victims to hospital because he said his job was to stay at the scene, an inquest heard yesterday.

7/7 paramedics 'complained of lack of equipment'

Paramedics who treated survivors of the 7/7 bombings complained that some people died because they lacked equipment to move them, an inquest heard today.

7/7 officer tells of frustration over firefighters

A senior policeman spoke today of his frustration at firefighters who refused to enter a Tube tunnel to rescue survivors of the July 7 bombings despite being shown it was safe.

Tube workers praised for 7/7 bravery

London Underground staff ignored concerns for their own safety and rushed to help victims of the 7/7 bombings, the inquest into the deaths of the 52 people killed heard yesterday.

7/7 tube manager 'stopped from sending staff back to track after blast'

A station manager was stopped from sending London Underground staff down to the Tube track after a bomb ripped apart a train on July 7, he said today.

7/7 tube driver asked for phones as radio failed

A Tube driver asked passengers if their mobile phones were working when his radio failed after his train was struck by one of the July 7 bombers, it emerged today.

Olympic bid advisor describes 7/7 ordeal

A legal advisor to the London 2012 Olympic bid described today how she was blown from a Tube train by one of the deadly July 7 explosions.

Rescuers should be able to choose risks, says 7/7 survivor

Bombing victim tells Jonathan Owen he is pressing coroner to reassess emergency protocols

Commuter commended for helping victims of 7/7 attacks

A commuter who came to the aid of three victims of the 7 July bombings was yesterday praised by the coroner at the inquest into the 2005 terrorist attacks.

Policeman breaks down over 'mayhem' of 7/7 attacks

A senior policeman broke down today as he described his attempts to save lives in the "absolute mayhem" of the 7/7 attacks.

'Courageous' doctor thanked for comforting 7/7 victims

A doctor spoke today of her distress at being unable to do more to help dying victims of the 7/7 attacks.

7/7 victims tell of horrific injuries

Only when he struggled to get up to help other injured passengers did Andrew Brown realise he had lost his legs, he explained yesterday.

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Homeless Veterans Christmas Appeal: ‘We give them hope. They come to us when no one else can help’

Christmas Appeal

Meet the charity giving homeless veterans hope – and who they turn to when no one else can help
Should doctors and patients learn to plan humane, happier endings rather than trying to prolong life?

Is it always right to try to prolong life?

Most of us would prefer to die in our own beds, with our families beside us. But, as a GP, Margaret McCartney sees too many end their days in a medicalised battle
Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night - is that what it takes for women to get to the top?

What does it take for women to get to the top?

Thomas Cook's outgoing boss Harriet Green got by on four hours sleep a night and told women they had to do more if they wanted to get on
Christmas jumper craze: Inside the UK factory behind this year's multicultural must-have

Knitting pretty: British Christmas Jumpers

Simmy Richman visits Jack Masters, the company behind this year's multicultural must-have
French chefs have launched a campaign to end violence in kitchens - should British restaurants follow suit?

French chefs campaign against bullying

A group of top chefs signed a manifesto against violence in kitchens following the sacking of a chef at a Paris restaurant for scalding his kitchen assistant with a white-hot spoon
Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour War and Peace on New Year's Day as Controller warns of cuts

Just what you need on a New Year hangover...

Radio 4 to broadcast 10-hour adaptation of War and Peace on first day of 2015
Cuba set to stage its first US musical in 50 years

Cuba to stage first US musical in 50 years

Claire Allfree finds out if the new production of Rent will hit the right note in Havana
Christmas 2014: 10 best educational toys

Learn and play: 10 best educational toys

Of course you want them to have fun, but even better if they can learn at the same time
Paul Scholes column: I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season

Paul Scholes column

I like Brendan Rodgers as a manager but Liverpool seem to be going backwards not forwards this season
Lewis Moody column: Stuart Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

Lewis Moody: Lancaster has made all the right calls – now England must deliver

So what must the red-rose do differently? They have to take the points on offer 
Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

Cameron, Miliband and Clegg join forces for Homeless Veterans campaign

It's in all our interests to look after servicemen and women who fall on hard times, say party leaders
Millionaire Sol Campbell wades into wealthy backlash against Labour's mansion tax

Sol Campbell cries foul at Labour's mansion tax

The former England defender joins Myleene Klass, Griff Rhys Jones and Melvyn Bragg in criticising proposals
Nicolas Sarkozy returns: The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?

Sarkozy returns

The ex-President is preparing to fight for the leadership of France's main opposition party – but will he win big enough?
Is the criticism of Ed Miliband a coded form of anti-Semitism?

Is the criticism of Miliband anti-Semitic?

Attacks on the Labour leader have coalesced around a sense that he is different, weird, a man apart. But is the criticism more sinister?
Ouija boards are the must-have gift this Christmas, fuelled by a schlock horror film

Ouija boards are the must-have festive gift

Simon Usborne explores the appeal - and mysteries - of a century-old parlour game