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They appear to have become infected with malaise that infects the City; to get bright, talented people to do important jobs they need to be paid ridiculous salaries

Leading article: The greatest emergency of all is being ignored

Our response to climate change should be as urgent as it is to crises in Libya and Ivory Coast

Patrick Wolf, Koko, London

The last night of a tour is often a special thing, and Patrick Wolf, dressed like Lord Byron at the height of his hedonism, is clearly enjoying himself. Singing his opening notes off-stage, Wolf's almost mythological reputation among fans is amplified, and the excitement of the crowd is tangible before he emerges. Afterwards, it's overrunning.

Five things we've learnt from two encouraging performances

Sam Wallace and Mark Fleming dissect England's promising week in which questions over personnel and tactics have been answered

C&W Worldwide warns on profits again

The telecoms provider Cable & Wireless Worldwide (CWW) has warned on profits for the second time in less than a year.

OAP spared jail over wife's death

A frail 84-year-old who killed his ailing wife after becoming terrified that she would be taken into a care home wept as he was spared jail today.

Steve Connor: The problem with the Fukushima reactors is their age

The Fukushima reactors were installed in the 1970s, but their design goes back to the 1960s, when the nuclear industry was still learning about the myriad of things that can go wrong when nuclear fission is used to generate electrical power. Since then, the industry has strived to make important safety improvements to lessen the risks of radioactive leaks, fires and meltdowns.

Video: Man alive after 5 days under rubble

A man has been pulled out of the rubble alive in Japan five days after the earthquake struck.

A nation struggles to imagine its future

Prime Minister Naoto Kan has called the disaster Japan’s worst crisis since the Second World War, with the financial costs estimated at up to £110bn.

Trying to sleep through Japan’s earthquakes

People are incredibly calm, despite the ground constantly shaking.

State of emergency declared over fears of nuclear leaks

Japan was fighting to avert a nuclear disaster last night as it declared a state of emergency and evacuated thousands of people from around two damaged power plants.

Tube shocked by bloodied gun victim

A bloodied gunshot victim left train passengers horrified as he staggered on to a carriage moments after being attacked, police said today.

A Day That Shook The World: Zeebrugge ferry disaster

On 6 March 1987 193 people were killed when the British ferry Herald Of Free Enterprise capsized off the coast of Belgium.

Government failed to act on volcanic ash threat, say MPs

The Government failed to plan for a possible volcanic eruption in Iceland that paralysed air traffic in the UK and caused hundreds of millions of pounds worth of disruption despite being warned of the threat, an official investigation into national emergencies has found.

Serena Williams in blood clot scare

Serena Williams has undergone emergency treatment as a result of a blood clot in her lung, according to reports in the United States. The 29-year-old's spokesperson Nicole Chabot confirmed to People magazine she had had treatment on Monday for a haematoma, the result of a pulmonary embolism diagnosed last week.

Pandorama back in reckoning for Gold Cup

In the fortnight still dividing jump racing professionals from their defining challenge, all they expect is for things to go wrong. For punters, equally, fresh positives for the Cheltenham Festival will be few and largely inconsequential. It would be wrong, however, to treat absolutely every racecourse gallop as stage-managed, every pronouncement of optimism as bland or meaningless. And Noel Meade, for one, surely deserves to be taken at his word, after working Pandorama at Leopardstown yesterday morning.

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