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Letter: Off the map

Sir: Three events last week led me to Liverpool Street station. The Queen's Speech heralding the Transport Bill and the opening of the Jubilee Line coincided with my moving into London with my boat to stay until after the millennium. Obviously I will be using public transport, so I decided to obtain an integrated rail plan of London. The enquiry assistant asked if I wanted the plan that showed the railway and London Transport systems together. Why was I not surprised when he informed me that they had stopped producing that map?

M&S takes wraps off new store design

MARKS & SPENCER unveiled another element of its recovery strategy yesterday when it took the wraps off a new store design in the City of London. The store on Finsbury Pavement near Liverpool Street station only opened four years ago but has been given a major facelift to give it a brighter, more modern look.

Exhibitions: Journey to the centre of the City

The Missing Voice (Case Study B)

Minerva's City plans

ANDREW ROSENFELD and his Minerva property group are proposing the biggest building schemes in the City since Godfrey Bradman and Stuart Lipton built the Broadgate centre over Liverpool Street station in the 1980s.

Minerva's pounds 800m City plans

ANDREW ROSENFELD and his Minerva property group are proposing the biggest building schemes in the City since Godfrey Bradman and Stuart Lipton built the Broadgate centre over Liverpool Street station in the 1980s.

Property: The Low-Down

Transport: the Barbican is between Barbican and Moorgate stations, on the Circle, Metropolitan, and Hammersmith and City lines. Barbican station also serves ThamesLink, while Moorgate serves the line to Cambridge, Peterborough and the North-east. Numerous buses converge at Moorgate, with more slender pickings available on Goswell Road and City Wall.

Bill for repairs after City riot will run into millions

THE COST of cleaning up the carnage left in the City of London by violent clashes between anarchist demonstrators and police last week is expected to run into several millions pounds.

City braces itself for debt protest

THE HEART of Britain's financial centre, London's Square Mile, was today bracing itself for an invasion of thousands of anti-capitalism demonstrators, protesting against debt in developing countries.

How to create sports drama out of a transport crisis

HOLST'S PLANETS? Durer's etchings? Shakespeare's sonnets? God, they're all marvellous at the right time. But at the wrong time - when you have a thumping headache or a raging toothache - they are all irrelevant. Extraneous, useless.

The Independent Archive; A programme with a life of its own -1 June 1988

As Michael Aspel takes over `This is Your Life', Peter Dunn examines what it is that makes the show so popular

Travel: UK - Millennium Park life

Forget the mayhem of Greenwich. How about Lee Valley for your New Year celebrations? By Frank Partridge

Letter: Dry wit

Sir: A travel poster on Liverpool Street Station commending "Harwich for the Continent" was once much improved by the addition of graffiti stating, "Frinton for the incontinent." This goes a long way towards explaining, on firm medical grounds, why a pub might not be seen as at all necessary to the Frinton locals (Quote of the Day, 16 February).
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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee