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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

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Survivors told yesterday how they frantically dug with their hands to try to find victims buried by a string of landslides which struck hillside communities around Rio de Janeiro, as Brazil's flood death toll climbed to more than 460.

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Fans not happy with 'Archers' birthday drama

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Jeremy Laurance: It's such an obvious route to take – so why the wait?

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Mary Dejevsky: Heroes born the day 999 let us down

Time and again passengers have noted how official help was, for an excruciatingly long time, simply not there

7/7 paramedics raided cupboard for supplies

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