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Britain's hopes to end a 12-year medal drought in judo competition took a tumble today with defeats for both Sarah Clark and Daniel Williams.

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Gymnast Beth Tweddle has hailed the "amazing" achievements of her Great Britain team-mates ahead of tomorrow's Olympic team final at the North Greenwich Arena.

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British fencer Corinna Lawrence advanced to the last 32 of the women's epee with a 15-12 victory over Chilean Caterin Bravo Aranguiz at the ExCeL.

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Liam Vernon: The risks for the labour traffickers are still too low

The Connors case is an unusual one because most of the victims are British nationals. Labour exploitation and trafficking is a complex crime and the true scale of it is largely hidden. What we do know is that the UK Human Trafficking Centre saw a 35 per cent increase in the number of potential trafficking victims from 2010 to 2011.

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Witold Lutoslawski's memorial to Béla Bartók opens a programme infused with nostalgia.

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The company that clinched the multimillion pound deal to provide translators for courts and inquests is being monitored daily after a chaotic start to its contract, the Ministry of Justice said today.

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Album: Stuttgarter Kammerorchester, Dennis Russell DaviesLutoslawski/Bartók: Musique, Funèbre (ECM New Series)

Bringing together three Bartók suites with the funeral music composed in his memory by his admirer Witold Lutoslawski, Dennis Russell Davies here offers convincing confirmation of the former's influence on the latter.

Boyd Tonkin: A witness for a younger Jewish generation

Aharon Appelfeld, who lives outside Jerusalem, was born in 1932 in Czernowitz in Bukovina, now in Ukraine. German was his mother tongue. "I come from a deeply assimilated Jewish home," he told me last week. "My parents thought of themselves as Europeans, not particularly Jewish. But my grandparents were very observant Jews."

Aharon Appelfeld, who escaped from the ghetto uses his own experiences to write 'Booms of Darkness'

'Love can overcome brutality': foreign fiction award won by Holocaust novel

An octogenarian Holocaust survivor has won The Independent Foreign Fiction Prize for a novel loosely based on his experiences during the Second World War in which he escaped from a labour camp.

Gymnastics: Golden day for Romanian team

Romania added three more apparatus gold medals to their team title yesterday to dominate the European gymnastics championships and establish themselves as leading challengers for the London Olympics.

32 people injured after bus crash in Romania

An official said that 32 people were injured after a bus crashed in southern Romania.

Romanian beggars 'flooding' London

Eastern European migrants are arriving in London in "unprecedented" numbers, flooding the capital with beggars, pickpockets and prostitutes before the Olympics, officials have warned.

Last Night's Viewing: Fraud Squad, ITV1<br />White Heat, BBC2

I don't know whether you've ever examined your bank account to find an unexplained cash withdrawal from an ATM in Chigwell, but if you have you might find it comforting to know that the unpleasant shocks can travel in the other direction. In one of the more gratifying moments in Fraud Squad, two Romanian card skimmers arrived back home halfway through a police search of their flat. Alerted to their arrival outside, everyone inside suddenly hushed up, as if they were throwing a surprise birthday party. No sooner had he put his key in the door than the guest of honour found himself face down on his kitchen floor with two burly men on his back. By the look on his face, his heart and his stomach were still outside on the landing: "Fuck! You scared me, guys!" he said in aggrieved tones, as if they'd taken a prank a little too far. "I just came from work, guys, I'm a floorlayer." You are now, sir.

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