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TIBET is not marked on your map showing the sources of the Yangtse and the Mekong rivers (in Tibet), only China ("Explorers hail 1990s as 'golden age of discovery' ", 30 April). It is necessary to read the accompanying article in order to know that the location is in fact Tibet.

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GPs offered inner city reward

GPs are to be offered a 'golden hello' to work in deprived areas of north London. Camden and Islington Family Health Services Authority plans to offer a guaranteed salary of pounds 42,000 a year for GPs who take up posts in the area, where an estimated 50,000 residents are not registered with a GP.

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Don't look for Rose Street in your A to Z; this dustbin-alley off Garrick St obviously didn't strike the cartographers as being somewhere anyone would want to go.

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Eila Muriel Joice Campbell, geographer: born 15 December 1915; Professor of Geography, Birkbeck College, London 1970-81; died London 12 July 1994.

Out of Ukraine: Mapping out a new sense of identity

LVOV - The town's founder named it after his son, Lev. That was in 1256. Since then much of Europe has quarrelled over the pronunciation. But whether you prefer Lwow, Lvov, Lviv, Lemberg or any other variation, it remains a city of sublime, though by now, somewhat shabby, grace.

BOOK REVIEW / Humanist thinker who set out to rock the ship of fools: Erasmus the reformer - A G Dickens & Whitney R D Jones: Methuen, pounds 25

'ERASMUS Shmerasmus,' our high school history teacher in Buenos Aires muttered when we got to chapter VI of our Historia Universal. 'A braggart and a meddler. We'll start on chapter VII: The Counter Reformation.' The result of this pedagogical ellipsis was to send us scuttling for the renegade's books and that year the cafe next to our school was full of pimply 14-year-olds reading The Praise of Folly. Strange as it may seem, we found that here, at last, was something immensely appealing. Erasmus's sarcasm, his refusal to accept power without authority, his constant questioning, spoke temptingly to our rebellious urges. We too lived among fools.

GPs' deal means reduction in home visits at night

PATIENTS will receive fewer home visits at night and be asked more often to attend 24-hour family doctor surgeries under a deal struck yesterday between Dr Brian Mawhinney, the Minister for Health, and GPs' leaders.

Travel: City savers

Marriott Hotels (0800 221222) has just launched its Summer City Break programme, saving up to 50 percent on normal rates. Sample prices are pounds 56 for a night in Munich and pounds 66 in Athens, including breakfast and a free city map.

Doctors 'stressed'

About 40 per cent of GPs want to quit because National Health Service changes are causing stress, according to to a survey for BBC 2's Public Eye.

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