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She converted to Islam married Jermaine Lindsay in 2002 before he killed 26 people when he blew himself up in the July 7 terrorist attacks in London

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A disabled postgraduate has refused to attend her graduation ceremony, claiming she feels her university did not give her enough consideration after it tried and failed to fully accommodate her needs.

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Voices of 7/7: The survivors' testimonies form a searing but inspiring memorial to the 52 victims

Yesterday, after nearly five months, the Coroner's Inquests into the London bombings of 7 July 2005 finished taking evidence. It has been an astonishing process. The voices of 497 people, in court and in written statements, have not only told the full story of that shocking day, but have evoked in vivid detail the experiences of those caught up in the attacks.

Rookie policewoman ran to help, 7/7 inquest told

A new policewoman with just five weeks' service today told the 7/7 inquest how she "didn't give any thought to turning around" as she ran into a pitch black Tube tunnel where 26 people were killed.

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Pc sacked after non-consensual sex allegation

A police constable has been sacked after having non-consensual sex with a drunken woman in a railway station police locker room.

Melanie McDonagh: The shadows cast by unresolved traumas

The release of Dr Kelly’s post-mortem report may not serve its intended effect, which was to bring about the desired end to any modern trauma –closure

Survivor of 7/7 tells of anger at rescue delayed by 'protocols'

The full horror of the London 7/7 terrorist attacks was brought back into focus yesterday, as survivors recalled watching people die in agony before the emergency services could reach them.

Bloodstains and belongings visible amid the wreckage

As the police camera panned across the mangled and blood-spattered Tube carriages, the inquest saw in graphic detail the carnage caused by the four bombers on 7 July, 2005.

Passengers showed 'remarkable heroism' after bombings

Tube travellers displayed "remarkable heroism" in risking their lives to help injured and dying victims of the 7/7 attacks, an inquest heard today.

London bombs were meant for a different day – and different locations

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Tapes reveal the confusion that followed blasts

"I think this is a possible power surge problem, not terrorist related. But we don't know." The chaos and confusion that followed the three explosions on Tube trains on 7 July 2005 was revealed yesterday as a series of telephone calls between London Underground staff and the emergency services were played on the first day of the inquest.

Christina Patterson: The limits of multi-culturalism

When I first moved to Stamford Hill, I didn't realise that goyim were about as welcome in Hasidic Jewish shops as Martin Luther King at a Klu Klux Klan convention

Weathering the storm: How Paul Webley has pushed pushing Soas up the league tables and into the black

Nine months ago the director of the School of Oriental and African Studies, Paul Webley, was at the centre of a storm when 50 students occupied his office for 48 hours and harangued him, refusing to budge until he met their demands.

Poetry in motion: Carol Ann Duffy is going the distance

Interesting teenagers in verse can be a hard slog, but Carol Ann Duffy has taken to the road to give them inspiration. John Walsh joins the laureate who's going the distance
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Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
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The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker
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Disney plans live-action remakes of animated classics

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Pupils to visit First World War battlefields

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