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

Me and My Home: Books and a book man

Caroline Wingfield talks to the author Paul Bailey

Fulham return to the Cottage

La Chaumiere, London

A Chelsea brasserie with a huge, open brick fire, a limited menu of meat dishes and gimmicky serving? This one's strictly for the (City) boys, says Tracey MacLeod

Mustajab Malikzada: Refugees can contribute to this country

From a speech by an asylum-seeker from Afghanistan, at the South Bank, London, to launch Refugee Week

The magnetic attraction of useless cures

'I bought the inner soles. I put them in my shoes. I wore them for a month. Nothing happened'

The sad case of the non-existent-bank robber

`We thought we heard music - but there shouldn't be anyone in a bank after 9pm except bank robbers'

Oratory still asks parents for money despite loan offer

THE HEAD teacher of the London Oratory School said yesterday he would continue to ask parents of pupils - including Tony and Cherie Blair - for contributions of up to pounds 45 a month, despite being offered a pounds 250,000 loan to overcome the school's budget problems.

Fast-track teachers will be recruited at college

AN ELITE squad of 20,000 "superteachers" will be recruited by the Government - most of them before they have started their first teaching job.

Inquiry over risks in cancer therapy

A SENIOR doctor has been suspended amid allegations that safety controls were breached at London's Hammersmith Hospital in a pioneering gene-therapy trial on overseas patients dying of liver cancer.

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Brook Green experienced an evolutionary change last century with the drying up of the stream which provided it with half its name. As a new century approaches, another revolutionary development promises even profounder change. The epicentre of the radical rumblings lies just across the border with Shepherd's Bush.
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn