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Pearson reshuffle sets succession fight scene

Pearson, the media group which owns the Financial Times, announced a boardroom re-shuffle yesterday which paves the way for a three-way battle for the top job when the chief executive, Frank Barlow, retires.

Mile-long road may cost pounds 540m

The final bill for the 1.1-mile Limehouse Link road, from the City of London to the Isle of Dogs, may exceed even the pounds 440m expenditure to date, it was revealed yesterday.

pounds 440m tunnel cost set to soar

The final bill for the 1.8 kilometre new Limehouse Link road, from the City of London to the Isle of Dogs, may exceed even the pounds 440m expenditure to date, it was revealed yesterday.

Pop / FLEADH Finsbury Park, London

The post of Lunatic Genius brings with it many duties - snubbing national anthems, desecrating pictures of religious leaders. So no wonder Sinead O'Connor's appearance at the Fleadh on Saturday evening was so rare; she must have her Filofax packed with stunts to make Salman Rushdie look like Nanette Newman.

Stanley Spencer's The Resurrection, Cookham has been given a face- lift and a whole new lease of life by a school on the Isle of Dogs

When in 1923 Stanley Spencer painted his famous work The Resurrection, Cookham, he can little have suspected that it would one day be used to educate East End teenagers. Spencer presents a surreal view of his local parish church, in which the dead, wrapped in winding sheets, rise uncorrupted from the grave to greet the living on the pleasant summer's afternoon of the day of resurrection.

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Pete Brighton finds that i.d.is not on the ball in its view of soccer hooligans

Frei adds to record haul

Imagine an athlete with the speed of the 800 metres runner Sebastian Coe and the marathon strength of Abebe Bikila: meet Heinz Frei, writes Duncan Mackay.

LETTERS:Trains and tubes in the Docklands

From Mr Steven Norris, MP Sir: Your article "Crucial links hold key to the future" ( 25 January) is not correct to say that "the opening of the Jubilee Line Extension will put the Docklands Light Railway at risk". As you say elsewhere in the article, "without the prospect of a tube line, the DLR would just not have been able to cope with the increased numbers of [Docklands] office workers". In fact, the DLR and the JLE will fit well together, as two distinct public transport schemes. The main Docklands development to be served by the JLE is of course the Canary Wharf development. Canary Wharf will, however, be the only JLE station on the Isle of Dogs, where there are several DLR stations providing more direct access to other office developments. For Isle of Dogs developments other than Canary Wharf, the JLE will complement the DLR by acting as a feeder for it.

Crucial links hold key to the future : DOCKLANDS A SPECIAL REPORT

The history of the redevelopment of Docklands has been dominated by the issue of transport. At first much of the Docklands area, particularly Canary Wharf, was completely inaccessible. There was the odd bus, a semi-defunct railway line and a lot o f roads which were all right in themselves for local use, but which quickly became hopelessly jammed at the access points to the rest of east London at peak hours.

It's not such a dog's life on the Island : DOCKLANDS A SPECIAL REPORT

London's Docklands may not be the brave new world the pioneers envisage d but it is starting to show pedigree. Anne Spackman reports

Cleaning up the `neighbourhoods' : LETTERS

From Mr Stephen Shaw Sir: John Torode ("Bad neighbours in Bow", 12 December) might have a less rosy view of Liberal Democrat Tower Hamlets had he lived here. As a journalist, he should have looked harder for the reasons that a 1990 Liberal majority of 30:20 was turned into a 1994 Labour majority of 43:7.

Bad neighbours in Bow

The radical Lib Dems are out, but is Tower Hamlets any happier? John To rode pays a return visit

Go-ahead for 'Cutty Sark' DLR station

(First Edition) HOPES were raised last night that a station would be built near the clipper the Cutty Sark, a world-famous tourist attraction at Greenwich, south-east London, after the Government said it could go ahead, provided that the pounds 14m cost was met by private sources, writes Colin Brown.

Docklands railway will be privatised

London's Docklands Light Railway is to be privatised, the Environment Secretary, John Gummer, announced yesterday.
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