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Women War Artists, Imperial War Museum, London

They also serve, who only stand and paint

Boy killed on motorway after row

A boy of 15 was killed after wandering into the path of motorway traffic following a minor row with his father over his drinking at a family wedding, an inquest heard today.

'Human cannonball' death probed

Investigations were continuing today after a "human cannonball" stuntman plunged to his death at a daredevil show.

Two more die as Yemeni forces fire on protesters

Forces loyal to Yemen's embattled President opened fire at protesters demanding his removal yesterday, killing two demonstrators at two separate rallies and wounding at least 10 people at a third protest, activists said.

Next World Novella, By Matthias Politycki

A German gem found in translation

Man charged with stabbing murder

A 46-year-old man has been charged with the murder of a 29-year-old man found stabbed to death, police said.

Teenager killed after window fall

A 14-year-old boy has fallen to his death from the sixth floor of a tower block after opening his bedroom window to look out.

Divine duet: when Lark Ascending met Bolero

When Ralph Vaughan Williams went to Paris to learn from the younger Maurice Ravel, it set British music on a new and exciting path. Jessica Duchen explains

Rescue, By Anita Shreve

Since the publication of her 1998 novel, The Pilot's Wife, Anita Shreve's angst-ridden romances have never been far from the bestseller lists. After a novel set in the heat of East Africa, here she returns to her native New England with a stirring story of trauma room emergency and testing times.

Richard Sollom: The shocking thing is that Bahrain abuse is systematic

In two decades of conducting human rights investigations in more than 20 countries, I have never seen such widespread and systematic violations of medical neutrality as I did in Bahrain.

Ambulance cuts 'will affect the front line'

A leading union representing paramedics warned yesterday that the closure of ambulance stations to meet NHS cost-cutting would inevitably have an impact on frontline services and staff. Simon Jones of the Association of Professional Ambulance Personnel said a review under way in Greater Manchester, which has left the future of half the region's stations in doubt, could result in crews spending more time travelling to restock drugs and medical equipment or taking breaks.

David Prosser: It's time for a truce before more cyclists' lives are lost

Eyewitness: Cyclists, like drivers, do idiotic things... but when drivers don't pay attention, people die

Fire suicide train passenger named

A woman believed to have committed suicide in a fire in a toilet on board a commuter train has been named by police.

Ambulance service to cut hundreds of frontline jobs

The London Ambulance Service announced plans yesterday to cut 890 jobs – including 560 frontline staff – over the next five years.

London Ambulance Service to axe 890 jobs

London Ambulance Service today announced plans to axe 890 jobs over the next five years to make savings of £53 million.

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