News Jonny Benjamin (left) and Neil Laybourn meet after Mr Benjamin launched a campaign to find the stranger who stopped him from taking his life in 2008.

Now a mental health campaigner, Jonny Benjamin wanted to find the stranger so he could thank him

meanwhile, in cardboard city ...

DOWN in Cardboard City the last defiant few remain. There are none of the elaborate temporary structures that once defined the Bullring near Waterloo, only a handful of people huddled round a fire. More than 200 people once made the concrete underpass their home; now it is down to less than 30.

Homeless to be evicted

THE LAST homeless people living in one of Europe's oldest cardboard camps are to be evicted within a month.

Cool Britannia leaves me cold

POWER? COOL. First, you need a balcony and a bunch of people. You stand on the balcony and turn them into a crowd by continuously repeating slogans at them. Then you can insult them, threaten them, treat them like naughty children, and they will still love you. Why will they still love you? Because you turned them into a crowd.

After Dark: Brixton thrills

Brixton is (in)famous for many things. Anyone who has lived in the area will testify to the friendly locals, cultural diversity and a bustling tube station that attracts commuters and vagrants in equal number. And the area also boasts some of the capital's hottest nightspots

Brief visit to Brixton helps image of the law

A group of London barristers has moved from the Temple to set up practice in Brixton, forming the first self-styled neighbourhood chambers in the country. Michael Streeter looks at the changing face of the Bar.

Found: film Chaplin didn't find funny

A documentary film about Charlie Chaplin has come to light after 70 years. David Lister suggests that Chaplin kept the film out of the public eye because it stressed his working-class origins.

Racing: Maguire abandons Flagship in Cup clash

Adrian Maguire has chosen to desert Viking Flagship in favour of up-and-coming Mulligan in today's Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter. Richard Johnson takes the mount on the dual winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

WIN...

Following on from the success of last month's Whirl-Y-Gig launch at London's Forum comes the next instalment tomorrow night, when avant- garde rock band Gong are the special guests. The London Eye has four pairs of tickets to give away for tomorrow night's gig together with four copies of Gong's new album.

POSTCODE FROM THE EDGE: Lend an ear to Stockwell

For those in the know, Stockwell is as chic as Chelsea and Hampstead. Boasting a lively Spanish quarter and a Grade II-listed bus station, it is also the home of such luminaries as Will Self and Joanna Lumley

Eron the relentlessly mystifying

`Magic: the Gathering' has taken over people's brains ... my impulse is to dig up Tolkien and throw rocks at his moribund form

CASE SUMMARIES: 7 July 1997

The following notes of judgments were prepared by the reporters of the All England Law Reports.

Names fume over Lloyd's buyout move

John Charman, the deputy chairman of Lloyd's of London, has inflamed a delicate debate over the future of names in the insurance market by moving to buy out the hundreds of remaining individual investors on all of his syndicates.

Tulse Hill in move on to larger stage

Hockey

Centrica director quits in political feud

Tories oppose Lambeth Council chief's non-executive job

Carey taking two months off

The Archbishop of Canterbury, Dr George Carey, has started a two-month sabbatical, it was disclosed last night.
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