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London's housing boom is pushing businesses out of the West End, a leading commercial property advisor has warned.

Legionnaire's bug kills woman

Legionnaire's bug kills woman

MEPC office buy

MEPC, the property company, has agreed to purchase John Laing Property and Terrace Hill's office development, called Heathrow Approach, at Langley, near Heathrow in Berkshire.

Finance: Incredible shrinking council

A communications revolution is set to turn Surrey into the first virtual local authority. By Paul Gosling

Case summaries: 26 January 1998

The following notes of judgments were prepared by the reporters of the All England Law Reports.

Office space demand soars

Office space demand soars

... but Britain's not so keen on the revolution

The British are reluctant revolutionaries when it comes to working from home; both bosses and workers have, up to now, proved wary of a trend that has been much-hyped but has never quite taken off as predicted. According to the Teleworking Association (TA), only around 1.3 million people - less than five per cent of the working population - work from home, a figure they say has remained static for several years. Alan Denbigh of the TA says that around half of these "teleworkers" work purely for themselves and half remain contracted to their employer.

Does your office make you sick?

Jonathan Glancey prescribes fresh air, open spaces and light for the suffering staff in unhealthy workplaces

Police probe Oasis theft claim

The rock band Oasis have called in the police to investigate an attempt to sell a pirate copy of tracks from their next album to a national newspaper, according to a band spokesman. The claim comes as work continues on the third album - about which the band have been highly secretive - at a studio in Hampstead, north-west London.

Alone in a lift on NY Eve

No one likes to be alone on New Year's eve, or on New Year's day, and especially if they are stuck in an elevator.

New businesses for old farms

Measures to help small businesses get planning permission for development in the countryside are proposed in the White Paper.

Mr Smiley and the Crisp trick

I have been thinking about the problem of John Major, and I wonder if the answer lies somewhere in the direction of Quentin Crisp.

Taxman goes on warpath

THE Inland Revenue is planning to step up efforts to trace and collect unpaid taxes and take proceedings against tax evaders. On 1 March, an overall task force, euphemistically called the Special Compliance Office, was created to crack down on tax fraud and evasion, both corporate and personal.

Lofty idea turns offices into homes: David Lawson discovers a new use for London's deserted business premises - flats

A summer of train strikes draws to a close, leaving the warming prospect of more stoppages, leaves on the line, the wrong kind of snow and the privilege of paying several thousand pounds a year to be treated like cattle.

BT let confirms property revival: Rent of pounds 1.89m will give Argent 8% yield

THE announcement of one of the biggest office pre-let agreements for several years and the planned construction of a pounds 100m shopping centre yesterday provided further evidence of the gathering momentum of the property revival.

Ice Hockey: Cup riots in Vancouver

AROUND 200 people were injured, including two with serious head wounds, in the melee that broke out in Vancouver on Tuesday night after the Vancouver Canucks lost the final game of the Stanley Cup play-offs 3-2 on their visit to the New York Rangers.
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Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
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The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
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Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
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Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

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Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

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