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Ian Tomlinson family see footage of G20 death

Ian Tomlinson, the newspaper seller who died at the G20 protest in London, seemed "drunk" before he was pushed to the ground, an ex-police officer said at the opening of an inquest yesterday, in which the jury was shown new footage of the moment the 47-year-old died.

Widow weeps at G20 death footage

Family members of Ian Tomlinson were in tears today as an inquest jury was shown harrowing new video of the newspaper seller dying at the G20 protests.

Price rises keep the shoppers away

Record price rises kept consumers out of the shops last month as official figures today highlighted the strain on the UK's economic recovery.

Language teaching goes online with new site

A social networking site set up "to help every person on earth to achieve fluency in a new language" is targeting the UK and has enlisted publisher Collins to encourage more subscribers.

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Coulson may be witness at Sheridan perjury trial

David Cameron's director of communications Andy Coulson may be be cross-examined under oath in a Scottish courtroom at the perjury trial of the former Socialist MSP Tommy Sheridan, it emerged last night. The top Tory aide and ex-News of the World editor has been added to the list of defence witnesses to be called, along with Glenn Mulcaire, a private investigator. Mr Coulson gave a statement to Mr Sheridan's solicitor last month.

Revealed: the final moments of gun-toting barrister

A police marksman who shot a drunken barrister who was firing a shotgun from a window insisted yesterday that what he did was "absolutely necessary" to save lives.

Flight recorder: The witness box

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Apple's rivals eye tablet market at Computex fair

The Taiwanese electronics company Asustek yesterday unveiled the latest challenger to Apple's iPad, showcasing a cheaper tablet computer at the Computex Show in Taiwan – the world's second-biggest computing fair after the CeBIT exhibition held in Hanover, Germany, each year.

Man sets new lawn-mower speed record - video

A British lawn mower raced into the record books by cutting through the world land speed record.

Five killed after Mexico concert stampede

At least five people were trampled to death when concert-goers panicked at the sound of gunfire and caused a stampede in a city which has been on edge since drug violence flared.

Union issues mental health alert after teacher's attack

The danger of ignoring mental health problems was highlighted by a teaching union yesterday after dramatic video footage was released showing the moment that a stressed science master attacked a pupil with a 3kg dumbbell.

Behind the scenes of scary games

Creating scary video games can be a lucrative business - and it's not just murderous monsters that make us quake. Michael Plant meets the designers for whom terror is all in a day's work.
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