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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.

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Visual Arts: At home with the Ideal World Exhibition

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Letter: Battle for Bart's

Sir: The recent vote of the consultant staff at the Royal Hospitals NHS Trust's five sites (Bart's, Royal London, Mile End, London Chest and Queen Elizabeth Children's Hospitals), supported a single-site option only if clinical facilities and bed numbers were sufficient to support current and expected future levels of clinical activity.

Bloom's kosher court appeal

The man who ran Bloom's, the famous Jewish restaurant in the East End of London, yesterday launched a High Court attempt to overturn a religious court's decision to ban him from the kosher food business.

pounds 100m plan to mothball Guy's and build new hospital - with fewer beds

Britain's largest NHS trust, Guy's and St Thomas', is bidding to build a new pounds 100m hospital opposite the Houses of Parliament while mothballing an 11-storey tower three-quarters of a mile away by London Bridge.

Long live the Mexican revolution; EXHIBITIONS

David Alfaro Siqueiros tried to kill Trotsky. But the Mexican revolutionary was a far better muralist than murderer. And, a new show reveals, he was a pretty good easel painter too

Master of the near-miss

David Alfaro Siqueiros's images of struggle and misery exploit a dialect of violence to achieve maximum impact. Yet, says Tom Lubbock, the man who took a pot-shot at Trotsky (and missed) was no more accurate with the brush

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Exhibitions: Love divined and kama sutured

The Whitechapel Gallery has coupled the Hindu god of love with a surrealist sculptor of the female anatomy. But Krishna the Divine Lover looks happier in the union than Cathy de Monchaux

Health review offers hope for Bart's

The possibility of a reprieve for St Bartholomew's hospital, one of London's oldest medical institutions, arose yesterday as the Government announced the membership of the panel appointed to review health services in the capital.

Seductive mind over matter

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THE EYE ON VISUAL ARTS

Krishna: the Divine Lover is at the Whitechapel Gallery, Whitechapel High Street, London E1 (0171-522 7888) to 27 Jul

New baby for the Mother of Parliaments

The Labour media machine might be taking a breather after its election push but it was back on prolific form yesterday when it seized on a photo opportunity with one of its new MPs.

East-Enders brighten Tories' rainy day

John Major was mobbed by Asian supporters yesterday when his campaign went to the East End of London.
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