Voices 19 November 2013: A man walks down steps from a tanker that was washed ashore in a particularly badly damaged part of Tacloban during Typhoon Haiyan in Leyte, Philippines

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

Clean-up under way in flood-hit Cornwall

A major clean-up was under way today as flood-battered Cornwall recovered from devastating torrential rain.

Quarter of cancers discovered late

Nearly a quarter of cancer diagnoses in England are made when patients arrive at hospital in an emergency, a study has found.

Widespread neglect of elderly patients revealed

The shocking neglect of elderly patients admitted to hospital for emergency surgery is revealed in a report today.

Murder probe after two men shot dead

A murder inquiry is under way after two men were killed in a shooting, police said today.

Bonfire Night fire strike called off

A planned Bonfire Night strike by thousands of firefighters in a bitter row over new contracts was dramatically called off tonight just hours before it was due to start.

Fear that 'worst is yet to come' from Indonesian volcano

Towering clouds of hot ash gushed from the mouth of Indonesia's deadly volcano today, hours after its most explosive eruption in a week sent screaming women and children fleeing mountainside villages and emergency shelters.

Firefighters to strike on bonfire night

London will be without full-time fire cover on one of the busiest nights of the year after firefighters announced a strike on Bonfire Night.

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

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

Shock after death of woman found on fire

Neighbours spoke of their shock today after a young woman, thought to be pregnant, died after she was found on fire behind a house.

London firefighters vote for strike

Firefighters in London have voted by more than 3-1 to go on strike in a row over new contracts, it was announced today.

Tapes reveal the confusion that followed blasts

"I think this is a possible power surge problem, not terrorist related. But we don't know." The chaos and confusion that followed the three explosions on Tube trains on 7 July 2005 was revealed yesterday as a series of telephone calls between London Underground staff and the emergency services were played on the first day of the inquest.

Race is on to build emergency dam

Workers raced to build an emergency dam in western Hungary yesterday as cracks in a reservoir widened, threatening to unleash a second torrent of toxic sludge on the village of Kolontar and nearby rivers.

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Firefighters battle blaze at their own station

Firefighters on Mull had to tackle a blaze in the roof of their own station.

Homes buried in Mexico landslides

The state governor fears as many as 1,000 could be buried in the southern state of Oaxaca

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Zac Goldsmith: 'I'll trigger a by-election over Heathrow'

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Five voters from different backgrounds tell us what they expect from Syriza's charismatic leader Alexis Tsipras
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The wars that come back to haunt us

David Cameron should not escape blame for his role in conflicts that are still raging, argues Patrick Cockburn
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Too busy to surf? Head to The Pool

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UK's Major Tum to blast off on a spice odyssey

Nothing but the best for British astronaut as chef Heston Blumenthal cooks up his rations
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‘Longitude’ clock sets new record - 300 years on

Greenwich horologists celebrate as it keeps to within a second of real time over a 100-day test
Fears in the US of being outgunned in the vital propaganda wars by Russia, China - and even Isis - have prompted a rethink on overseas broadcasters

Let the propaganda wars begin - again

'Accurate, objective, comprehensive': that was Voice of America's creed, but now its masters want it to promote US policy, reports Rupert Cornwell
Why Japan's incredible long-distance runners will never win the London Marathon

Japan's incredible long-distance runners

Every year, Japanese long-distance runners post some of the world's fastest times – yet, come next weekend, not a single elite competitor from the country will be at the London Marathon
Why does Tom Drury remain the greatest writer you've never heard of?

Tom Drury: The quiet American

His debut was considered one of the finest novels of the past 50 years, and he is every bit the equal of his contemporaries, Jonathan Franzen, Dave Eggers and David Foster Wallace
You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

You should judge a person by how they peel a potato

Dave Hax's domestic tips are reminiscent of George Orwell's tea routine. The world might need revolution, but we like to sweat the small stuff, says DJ Taylor
Beige is back: The drab car colours of the 1970s are proving popular again

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Flares and flounce are back on catwalks but a revival in ’70s car paintjobs was a stack-heeled step too far – until now
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Bill Granger cooks with fresh cheeses

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Aston Villa vs Liverpool: 'This FA Cup run has been wonderful,' says veteran Shay Given

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The Villa keeper has been overlooked for a long time and has unhappy memories of the national stadium – but he is savouring his chance to play at Wembley
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