Sport British heavyweight Anthony Joshua continued his unbeaten start to his professional boxing career

The Olympic gold medalist has no time to rest though as he will compete next Saturday on the undercard of Carl Froch v George Groves

Boxing: Williams and Harrison chase revenge and glory on 'Prizefighter' night

The current British heavyweight champion, three former champions, one Olympic gold medallist and two boxers with perfect records will take part in Barry Hearn's unique Prizefighter tournament at York Hall, Bethnal Green, on 2 October.

Student housing: Is this the end of dank digs?

Accommodation for students has long been below standard – now that's changing. Mary Wilson reports

The Blackest Streets, By Sarah Wise

The clarity and exactitude of Wise's reports from the dark underbelly of Victorian life bear comparison to the revelatory photographs of that era.

Galloway: I was abused as a child

George Galloway lent his support to a new government vetting system for those working with children, saying that he himself was a victim of child abuse. The Respect MP said he was abused by a janitor when he was 11.

Who's Frank?: An east London community project is making a horticultural hullabaloo of unsung heroes

Seemingly arbitrary names have been springing up in flowerbeds across east London. Except there's nothing random at all about artist Joshua Sofaer's dazzling community project, says Emma Townshend

G20 death family want action against police

The family of a newspaper seller who died of a heart attack minutes after being caught up in G20 protest clashes said today they were "hopeful" action would be taken against any police officer whose wrongdoing contributed to his death.



Yasmin Alibhai-Brown: Laughing at England People Very Nice left me with a nasty taste in my mouth

It took me days to decide what I thought of the controversial England People Very Nice at the National. My impressions shape-shifted, twisted and turned confusedly. What I might have said about the play in the first 48 hours didn't make sense on subsequent days. It was a bit like the regret and wisdom that follow the thrilling kick of a really hot curry. I wonder now about critics who scribble reviews only hours after they scurry off from press nights. Would recollection in tranquillity or time make a difference to their judgements?

Inflatable sculpture deaths: artist guilty

The creator of an inflatable artwork which broke free from its moorings and flipped over, killing two people, was found guilty today of breaching health and safety rules.

The Blitz tragedy that Churchill erased from history

At the time it was hushed up. But now survivors of Britain’s worst civilian tragedy, the Bethnal Green Tube shelter disaster, want a dignified memorial for its 173 victims, reports Jerome Taylor

England People Very Nice, Olivier, National Theatre London

Far too childish to be very nice

In the red corner, Cassandro the transvestite ...

Stars of Mexico's 'lucha libre' bring their kitsch form of wrestling to Britain

Virus halts hospital computers

A computer virus has shut down the entire computer system at three London hospitals, trust officials confirmed today.

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