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There were severe delays on the District line and hold-ups on the Hammersmith & Circle line

How to turn election night into a money-maker

Amid coverage of televised leaders' debates and party political posters, people often don't realise that elections have another side: an opportunity to earn money. Elections are labour intensive, requiring thousands of poll clerks, all of whom can earn a tidy sum on election night.

£1.2m National Lottery jackpot unclaimed

A ticket-holder who has won £1.2 million on the National Lottery is yet to come forward, Lotto chiefs said today.

Boxing: DeGale hyped up for London clash

Hammersmith-born James DeGale makes his London homecoming on Saturday. The 2008 Olympic middleweight champion makes his long-awaited return to the capital a year after turning professional when he meets Matthew Barr in his sixth paid fight at Wembley Arena.

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With its trainers and electric kettle (what, no samovar?), a new take on Chekhov blows the dust from his anniversary. Elsewhere, an ad-man tastes colours, and a Palestinian drama proves enchanting

Three Sisters, Lyric, Hammersmith, London

A thoroughly modern Chekhov

Susie Rushton: I fear the Tories don't need my vote

Urban Notebook

All change please &ndash; how new Tube line left passengers baffled

Where the old Circle line was creaking and unreliable, the new one, which opened yesterday, is incomprehensible, says Andy McSmith

David Lister: Part of London's heritage has been lost

Alarm bells first rang when I picked up a leaflet saying Transport for London was "changing the direction of the Circle line". Rubbish as I always have been at geometry, even I felt that you couldn't change the direction of a circle.

Union calls for 'contaminated' station to be closed

A leading union today called for a busy Tube station to be closed after claiming it had possibly been contaminated with anthrax and asbestos.

McNulty told to repay &#163;14,000 of expenses

Tony McNulty, former employment minister, had to make a humiliating apology in the Commons after claiming expenses on a property occupied rent-free by his parents.

Council news 'keeps local papers afloat'

A councillor yesterday claimed that local authority newsletters helped to sustain, rather than kill off local newspapers.

Policeman in court charged with sexual assault

A police officer appeared in court today accused of groping a woman in the street.

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Stop and search: the hunt for Britain's knives

Nine black and Asian teenagers have been stabbed inLondon so far this year. Andrew Johnson reports

Teenage gang detained for stabbing boy, 16, to death

Two teenagers were given life sentences yesterday for the murder of a schoolboy.

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