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Broadcaster and journalist Andrew Marr, 53, has left hospital two months after suffering a stroke.

The madness of living in fear

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Restaurant boss resigns for buyout

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Two injured in manhole cover blast

Two people were injured, one seriously, when a manhole cover was blown off by a blast yesterday in a crowded street. The incident happened at around 3pm on Newport Place at the junction of Charing Cross Road in London's West End.

Obituary: Helene Hanff

Helene Hanff will always be associated with what is, undoubtedly, her most endearing and enduring book, 84 Charing Cross Road (1971); yet this slim volume of correspondence between herself and Marks & Co, an antiquarian bookshop in London, was written at the lowest point in her career.

'84 Charing Cross Rd' author dies

Helene Hanff, author of the best-seller 84 Charing Cross Road, has died of pneumonia, aged 80.

Travel: All aboard the Namesakes Line

London Underground lines are grinding to a halt. So Simon Calder has devised an alternative, much more scenic line

In condemnation of games

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Underground passengers were led to safety yesterday after the derailment of a tube train at King's Cross/Euston.

Arrest horrible, says freed heir

The heir to one of Britain's grandest titles was released from police custody yesterday and said the experience had been harrowing. Peter Curzon said: "I have been in the same clothes for five days and have not had a bath."

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Violent patients turned away by full-up hospitals

Six mental health patients, five of whom are considered dangerous, were turned away from hospitals and clinics in London this week because of a lack of beds, it was revealed yesterday.

'I 'ad that columnist in the back of the cab once ...'

I was told the other day that times must be hard for the humble cabbie, as it is now much easier to get a cab back to Essex. I asked my informant how far from central London he lived. "Fifteen miles," was the chirpy answer. I find it almost impossible to get a cab four miles into South London, but then I'm not a bloke in a suit with a fat wedge.

Do we still enjoy skiing?

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Louis Theroux's affable Englishman routine begins to wear thin

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Power dressing is back

But banish all thoughts of Eighties shoulderpads
Spanish stone-age cave paintings 'under threat' after being re-opened to the public

Spanish stone-age cave paintings in Altamira 'under threat'

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'I was the bookies’ favourite to be first to leave the Cabinet'
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The Gaza fisherman who built his own reef - and was shot dead there by an Israeli gunboat

The death of a Gaza fisherman

He built his own reef, and was fatally shot there by an Israeli gunboat
Saudi Arabia's airstrikes in Yemen are fuelling the Gulf's fire

Saudi airstrikes are fuelling the Gulf's fire

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Zayn Malik's departure from One Direction shows the perils of fame in the age of social media

The only direction Zayn could go

We wince at the anguish of One Direction's fans, but Malik's departure shows the perils of fame in the age of social media
Young Magician of the Year 2015: Meet the schoolgirl from Newcastle who has her heart set on being the competition's first female winner

Spells like teen spirit

A 16-year-old from Newcastle has set her heart on being the first female to win Young Magician of the Year. Jonathan Owen meets her
Jonathan Anderson: If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

If fashion is a cycle, this young man knows just how to ride it

British designer Jonathan Anderson is putting his stamp on venerable house Loewe
Number plates scheme could provide a licence to offend in the land of the free

Licence to offend in the land of the free

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From farm to fork in Cornwall

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