News Scott Simon, a broadcaster on the US National Public Radio network, staged a Twitter vigil for his terminally ill mother

The American radio broadcaster who won praise for his poignant tweets from the bedside of his terminally ill mother has disclosed that she died on Monday night.

BBC journalists strike delayed

A second strike by BBC journalists in protest at compulsory redundancies has been put back by three days.

2011 Yamaha FZ8 Review

We check out Yamaha’s middleweight naked sports bike, and see how it matches up against its cheaper rivals.

Bryan Robson reviewing legal options following undercover investigation

Bryan Robson has confirmed he is taking legal advice over the Channel 4 Dispatches programme in which he is alleged to have offered Thailand businessmen advice about getting around strict rules on football ownership.

Tom Baldwin

In his sketch of yesterday Simon Carr wrote that while he was on The Times, Tom Baldwin (now Labour's director of strategy and communication) was the first journalist to name Dr David Kelly, starting a chain of events which led to Dr Kelly's death. In fact, as the Hutton inquiry report made clear, Dr Kelly was first named by the Financial Times; the Times journalist who later cited Dr Kelly was in fact Michael Evans.

England angry at India and ICC over changes to review system

England are furious about the changes they have been forced to make in the decision review system for the Test series against India. After the ICC changed their policy – when India exerted their influence – a much-diluted application of referrals will be used.

All the Time in the World, By EL Doctorow

A master falls short of his best

Correction

In an item in "The Week in Arts" published on 25 June 2011 we incorrectly stated that the critic Ruth Leon had written a review for her husband Sheridan Morley of a play which she had not seen. We are told, and accept, that while she did indeed file the review mentioned for her husband, he had written it and had seen the play. Ruth Leon assures us that she has never reviewed any production she has not seen. We are happy to set the record straight.

Audiobooks for summer: The sound of Little Hands Clapping

Franz Liszt, born 200 years ago, was a phenomenal child-prodigy and the greatest pianist of his day.

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A pub that specialises in strong shorts

The stolen Turners, the Serbian underworld, and a £24m insurance job

The Tate's extraordinary coup in securing both a massive payout and the return of the masterpieces can be told at last. Matthew Bell investigates

Reservists set 'for frontline training'

A review of the Territorial Army is to recommend that up to 5,000 reservists should be trained so that they are ready for frontline duties, it was reported today.

Review of Torchwood ‘The New World’

With an opening that has all the hallmarks of a Hollywood film, ‘Torchwood’ has come crashing back onto our screens and the first episode sends out a strong message: Torchwood is here to stay.

BBC journalist freed from prison in Tajikistan

A BBC World Service journalist jailed in Tajikistan on charges of belonging to a banned Islamic group has been released on bail.

Journalists strike over BBC cuts

BBC television and radio face disruption today as members of the National Union of Journalists walk out in a 24-hour strike.

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