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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.

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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.

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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.

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BBC journalist freed from prison in Tajikistan

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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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