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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.

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In condemnation of games

Bridge

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Arrest horrible, says freed heir

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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?

In the old days we skied badly but cheerfully. If only that was still the case today

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It was all talk and no action - yet

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