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Archer offers job to London mayor rival

Lord Archer has offered a potential rival candidate for the post of mayor of London the job of deputy mayor in return for not standing against him.

So long, Docklands ...and pounds 1.8bn

A Billion-Pound Conservative flagship quango will be wound up in three months' time, with opinion still divided over whether it represented good value for the taxpayer or was a monumental waste of public money.

Affronted Tusa sweeps away the Baroness's muses

John Tusa, the head of the Barbican Centre, is to remove his predecessor's garish pride and joy - the nine Muses which sit above the glazed canopy at the Barbican's entrance.

Let me tell you about being Scottish

Forget about devolution - today's tribes are spread across the globe. The modern nationalist needs a satellite dish, not a state

Delays cause cremations crisis

A recent and unexplained surge in the death rate is causing three-week delays in cremations in parts of South East England, particularly in Kent.

Big business comes to aid of Millennium

The planned Millennium Exhibition to mark the start of the 21st century will definitely take place at Greenwich in south-east London, it was announced last night. After months of doubt and controversy about the funding of the pounds 500m exhibition, Virginia Bottomley, Secretary of State for National Heritage, announced that the event's future was assured.

RAC urges `fine' for roadworks

Cable and utility companies should pay up to pounds 5,000 a day for digging up roads and causing traffic congestion and delays, the RAC says.

EC may fund Millennium show

Part of the cost of staging the pounds 500m Millennium Exhibition at Greenwich may be met with European Commission cash, despite the "war" with Brussels.

Treasury opposes business levy for London

The Treasury is resisting a far-reaching proposal for a business levy which could provide much needed investment for London Underground and other public transport projects.

Labour leadership to press on with mayors

Tony Blair, the Labour leader, will today give an unmistakable signal of his intention to go ahead with plans for big-city mayors - including one for London - after overcoming opposition within his own party.

London's pounds 2.6 billion rail artery faces axe

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RSC staff fight switch from capital to regions

The Royal Shakespeare Company is in conflict with its own staff over its decision to leave London for six months of the year and tour the regions.

LETTER : City aldermen will 'have to go'

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Second coming attraction

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Nice caff, shame about the seven-day week

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