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With "structured reality" shows like The Only Way is Essex making all the noise now (and taking some of the Baftas) it's perhaps worth remembering that all documentaries structure reality – it's just that the traditional kind does it after the event rather than before. Take 24 Hours in A&E, for example, Channel 4's observational series about King's College Hospital emergency room, which on the face of it cedes pretty much all of its construction to contingent life. The structure, notionally at least, is simply one damn thing after another, and the principal characters are whoever gets wheeled through the swing doors on a stretcher or – as in last night's rather dramatic episode – staggers through the door, having been shot in the face.

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When her daughter started choking, the terrifying few minutes that followed showed Kate Hilpern just how unprepared we are for this common emergency. She shares the lifesaving advice every parent should know

IPCC clears officers over collapse

Three police officers did all they could to save a woman who died after collapsing in a locked toilet, the police watchdog said today.

Man killed in car explosion named

Police named a man today who died in an explosion in his car.

Major incident as blast kills man

The emergency services launched a major incident operation after a man was blown up in his car today.

Sacked cashier in China bank bomb attack

A cashier sacked for stealing money hurled a petrol bomb inside a bank in north-western China today, injuring dozens of people, some of whom jumped from a fifth-floor window to escape.

Three questioned over schoolboy murder

Three teenagers were being questioned today on suspicion of murdering a schoolboy in a gang knife attack.

Boy aged 15 stabbed to death in London

A teenage schoolboy has been stabbed to death in the street. The 15-year-old was set upon in Camberwell, south London, last night.

NHS chief executive pay has jumped by 4.5%

The basic pay of NHS chief executives has jumped by 4.5%, with median earnings now more than £150,000, research revealed today.

Ken Livingstone: Our resolve saw us through. Now we must learn lessons

The terror attacks of 7 July are still vivid. No one can forget how we felt as the news came through that a normal London activity like taking a tube or bus had become a murderous nightmare.

Emergency services 'can do better'

The emergency services must work better with each other at major incidents to help them respond more quickly and "hopefully prevent future deaths", the coroner said.

Andreas Whittam Smith: Our aversion to risk turns civilian heroes into cowards

The first paramedic who turned up on 7/7 said he could not treat the two injured people, because he had to assess what resources were needed

Surfer drowns off Suffolk coast

A surfer has died after getting into difficulties off the coast of Suffolk.

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