News The number of forensic examinations carried out on victims of rape and serious sexual assault in London has plummeted despite a dramatic rise in attacks being reported to police (the picture was posed by models)

The number of forensic examinations carried out on victims of rape and serious sexual assault in London has plummeted despite a dramatic rise in attacks being reported to police.

Caught in the Net: Sail away on the high seas of folk

Initially released three years ago, Sea Sew, the debut LP from the Irish indie-folk singer Lisa Hannigan, picked up plaudits, fans and a Mercury Music Prize nomination. Now she returns with the follow-up record, Passenger, to be released on 10 October.

Thomas Struth: Photographs 1978&ndash;2010, Whitechapel Gallery, London<br/>Vivian Maier: A Life Uncovered, German Gymnasium, London

Where have Thomas Struth's 4m-tall, gargantuan-format series been hiding all these years?

Paul Graham: Photographs 1981- 2006

The photography of Paul Graham charts all walks of life, from recession-hit Britain to the streets of Tokyo.

The Liberty Bell, By Gary B Nash

Though two million pay homage to this fissured symbol every year, the Liberty Bell is little known in this country. If we know it at all, we tend to claim that it was "cast in Whitechapel".

New series of Whitechapel commissioned

'Whitechapel' has been commissioned for a new six-part series.

Stezaker: King of cut and paste

A long overdue retrospective of John Stezaker&rsquo;s unsettling collages of found images and vintage postcards is a bewitching hit, says Laura McLean-Ferris

John Stezaker, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

Take some old film portraits, cut, and paste together. Hey presto, you've got a cute Hollywood in-joke &ndash; and one of the saddest and cleverest shows in town

Siege of Sidney Street: How the dramatic stand-off changed British police, politics and the media forever

One hundred years ago, a botched robbery in the City of London ended in tragedy

Driver sought after death of pensioner

A motorist who fled after his sports car was involved in an accident in which an elderly pedestrian died was being hunted by police today.

Last Night's TV - Horizon: Miracle Cure? A Decade of the Human Genome, BBC2; Freak Like Me, BBC3

Is there any cure for Monday's schedules?

Last Night's TV - Whitechapel, ITV1; A History of Horror with Mark Gatiss, BBC4

The usual suspects don't make the cut

12 years in jail for man in 'vile' porn plot

A handyman who ruined a school caretaker's life by planting child pornography on his computer was jailed for 12 years today.

Keeping It Real: Subversive Abstraction, Whitechapel Art Gallery, London

This is the real thing &ndash; putrid cheese and all

'Grumpy' caretaker tells court of shock over child porn accusations

A "grumpy" school caretaker told today of his shock at being wrongly arrested for having child porn on his computer.

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Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of a killing in Iraq 11 years ago

Murder of Japanese hostage has grim echoes of another killing

Japanese mood was against what was seen as irresponsible trips to a vicious war zone
Syria crisis: Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more refugees as one young mother tells of torture by Assad regime

Celebrities call on David Cameron to take more Syrian refugees

One young mother tells of torture by Assad regime
The enemy within: People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back – with promising results

The enemy within

People who hear voices in their heads are being encouraged to talk back
'In Auschwitz you got used to anything'

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Survivors of the Nazi concentration camp remember its horror, 70 years on
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