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A British-based former teacher embroiled in an international tug-of-love fight with her Russian ex-husband over custody of their two sons has won a “landmark” court ruling in Moscow, lawyers said today.

The City Madam, Swan Theatre, Stratford-upon-Avon

One man's purgatory is another man's happiness in Philip Massinger's remarkable 1632 city comedy of social climbing and mercenary deceit. Oh, the raptures, for instance, of being hurried in a coach to Brentford, Staines, or Barnet for ten-pound suppers and the shaking of the sheets.

Antwerp: A riverside renaissance

Antwerp's docklands are being transformed into a vibrant cultural quarter, says Adrian Mourby

Chinese girls born in single body with two heads

A hospital in southwestern China says conjoined twin girls with a single body and two heads have been born at its facility.

Mother: 'Doherty knows how my son died at party'

More than four years after her son plummeted to his death from a balcony following a row with singer Pete Doherty and his friends, Sheila Blanco will hear this week whether her long fight for justice has been successful.

Letter from the editor: It will get better!

So, how was it for you? Pretty good, I’d say, by the sound of things. I’m talking, of course, about the Saturday edition of i, which hit the streets at the weekend to a warm welcome.

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Nice aria, shame about the film

Operas on screen bring expensive productions within general reach. But the results are disappointing, says Jessica Duchen

Boyd Tonkin: Short cuts and grand designs

The week in books

The Eastern Moors are a beloved northern treasure – but are they also an unlikely threat to the climate?

They call the Eastern Moors the gateway to the Peak District. There could hardly be a more apt description. The residents of Totley, a village now absorbed within Sheffield's sprawling outskirts, can literally open their garden gates and step onto the drystone-walled pastures that rise to the blustery, heather-clad heights of Totley Moor.

Public inquiry for PC over G20 death

Police Constable Simon Harwood will become the first Metropolitan Police officer to face a public disciplinary inquiry, after an inquest ruled Ian Tomlinson – the man he pushed to the ground at the G20 protests in 2009 – was unlawfully killed.

Michael Glover: The best artist on the shortlist presents judges with a problem

Last year the Turner Prize went to a Scottish sound artist of negligible talent. This year all four shortlisted artists are quite distinctively non-metropolitan: one, George Shaw, is from Coventry, another, Hilary Lloyd, from Yorkshire, and the third and fourth – Martin Boyce and Karla Black – from Scotland. What is unusual about this year's shortlist is that it includes the work of an excellent artist, George Shaw, who stands head and shoulders above the rest. What is more, he is also a figurative painter who "almost" (as one of the judges scrupulously pointed out) paints photo-realistically. Does this mean that figurative painting is making a comeback? Yes and no. Most figurative painters would do better to spend their time breeding rabbits. Shaw, however, has a very special sensibility, and if he does not win this prize, we will have further confirmation of the ignorance and perversity of judges.

Murder suspect had lost court battle

A businessman suspected of murdering a family of four travelled to the victims' home just a day after losing a bitter court battle over their shared business interests, it emerged today.

Businessman key suspect in Northampton murder of four

A businessman dealing in herbal remedies, who left an apparent suicide note at his workplace, was yesterday named as the prime suspect in the murder of a Chinese university lecturer and his family.

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