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First he was the outsider in his own country; then the doors stayed shut in the West. Sir Andrzej Panufnik has not been the last artist to suffer the British cold shoulder for his uncompromising streak. At least acceptance came in his own lifetime. That made the Park Lane Group's memorial concert at the Queen Elizabeth Hall, just under a year after he died, a fundamentally joyous occasion, free of guilt-ridden attempts to atone for past wrongs.

Japan's invisible underclass hits back

UNEMPLOYED workers rioting on the streets against the withdrawal of welfare payments is not the kind of thing normally associated with Japan. But on Thursday and Friday last week up to 1,000 people went on the rampage in a poor district of Osaka, Japan's second largest city, burning bicycles and a car and leaving 13 people injured. Seven arrests were made and 1,500 riot police were on the streets of the Airin district of the city last night to prevent a further outbreak of violence.

Japanese workers on rampage

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LSE delivers 65m pounds bid for County Hall

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