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

Lib Dem candidate accused of 'buying seat'

An "enormously wealthy" businessman hoping to become a Liberal Democrat MP has given the party almost £300,000 in just three years, it has emerged.

Cleve West: Combine harvesters head for the Garden Museum

Prepare for traffic chaos around the Lambeth Bridge area of London later this year as combine harvesters head for the Garden Museum. A wheat field has been planted there to celebrate the grow-your-own revolution sweeping the nation, and the museum's curator, Christopher Woodward, is hoping for enough flour to bake commemorative bread to mark the occasion. "Field" may be a slight exaggeration and a pair of secateurs will probably be the only tool needed come harvest, but whatever comes of it, the message is that gardening has re-discovered its roots. "Of course the field is symbolic, and even if we only get enough flour to make a croissant I'll be happy," said Woodward, who is eager to flag up the shift in gardening trends. "Our aim is simply to capture the garden zeitgeist."

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Teenage boy stabbed to death in south London

Detectives said today they had launched a murder investigation after a teenage boy was stabbed to death in a south London park.

Brixton axes dividend and posts loss

Brixton remains in talks to raise additional capital to bolster its balance sheet, Britain's largest owner of warehouses said yesterday, as it axed its final dividend and posted a huge loss from tumbling property values.

Montessori teaching attracts a wave of career-changers

One of the more unlikely beneficiaries of the economic downturn has come to light in recent weeks: more people are signing up to learn to teach Montessori.

Wheeler departs Brixton unexpectedly

Former investment chief Richard Dawson takes over

Brixton and Segro mull rights issues to shore up capital

Segro and Brixton, the commercial property companies, revealed yesterday that they were considering rights issues to strengthen balance sheets battered by the UK’s dire real estate market.

The Word On... Stockwell, ITV1

"ITV did a competent job of recreating the day the Metropolitan Police did such an incompetent job and the innocent Jean Charles de Menezes was shot dead. The introductory narration was unnecessarily hyperbolic, talking about 'a city gripped by panic and fear' and 'brought to its knees' in the aftermath of the London bombings." - thecustardtv.blogspot.com

Last Night's Television: Stockwell, ITV 1

Let's read the fine print first. Stockwell, ITV1's "fact-based drama" about the shooting of Jean Charles de Menezes, began with a familiar kind of disclaimer. "This is a true story," it read, "based on the testimony of police officers and eyewitnesses. Some events have been simplified and some characters and dialogue created for the purposes of dramatisation." Given the controversy that surrounded that incident, and that still persists despite official inquiries and inquests, it's worth examining some of those phrases more closely. Let's take "based on the testimony" first of all, a standard claim to research, which appears, at first glance, to have been admirably exhaustive. Police officers and eyewitnesses, you say? How thorough. The only problem being that the eyewitness statements in many cases directly contradicted those of police officers, so which do you privilege at the critical moment? Having both doesn't double the clarity, since they cancel each other out.

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Observations: Brixton goes hunting

"Shoot" and "Brixton" aren't usually words that bode well when together, but here, happily they do. The third Shoot Brixton is a photographic treasure hunt around the south London neighbourhood's streets which takes place tomorrow. Teams will be armed with cameras and given cryptic clues related to this year's "Going Places" theme.

Ronaldo at the double as Brazil overwhelm club team

The world champions Brazil warmed up in style for next month's jamboree in Germany with an 8-0 romp over a Lucerne select side in front of a capacity 30,000 crowd at the St Jakob stadium in Basle last night.

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