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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 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.

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.

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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General Election 2015: Chuka Umunna on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband

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The shadow business secretary on the benefits of immigration, humility – and his leader Ed Miliband
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Yemen's exotic war will soon affect Europe

Terrorism and boatloads of desperate migrants will be the outcome of the Saudi air campaign, says Patrick Cockburn
Marginal Streets project aims to document voters in the run-up to the General Election

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Independent photographers Joseph Fox and Orlando Gili are uploading two portraits of constituents to their website for each day of the campaign
Game of Thrones: Visit the real-life kingdom of Westeros to see where violent history ends and telly tourism begins

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Is there something a little uncomfortable about Game of Thrones shooting in Northern Ireland?
How to survive a social-media mauling, by the tough women of Twitter

How to survive a Twitter mauling

Mary Beard, Caroline Criado-Perez, Louise Mensch, Bunny La Roche and Courtney Barrasford reveal how to trounce the trolls
Gallipoli centenary: At dawn, the young remember the young who perished in one of the First World War's bloodiest battles

At dawn, the young remember the young

A century ago, soldiers of the Empire – many no more than boys – spilt on to Gallipoli’s beaches. On this 100th Anzac Day, there are personal, poetic tributes to their sacrifice
Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves

Follow the money as never before

Dissent is slowly building against the billions spent on presidential campaigns – even among politicians themselves, reports Rupert Cornwell
Samuel West interview: The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents

Samuel West interview

The actor and director on austerity, unionisation, and not mentioning his famous parents
General Election 2015: Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Imagine if the leading political parties were fashion labels

Fashion editor, Alexander Fury, on what the leaders' appearances tell us about them
Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

Phumzile Mlambo-Ngcuka: Home can be the unsafest place for women

The architect of the HeForShe movement and head of UN Women on the world's failure to combat domestic violence
Public relations as 'art'? Surely not

Confessions of a former PR man

The 'art' of public relations is being celebrated by the V&A museum, triggering some happy memories for DJ Taylor
Bill Granger recipes: Our chef succumbs to his sugar cravings with super-luxurious sweet treats

Bill Granger's luxurious sweet treats

Our chef loves to stop for 30 minutes to catch up on the day's gossip, while nibbling on something sweet
London Marathon 2015: Paula Radcliffe and the mother of all goodbyes

The mother of all goodbyes

Paula Radcliffe's farewell to the London Marathon will be a family affair
Everton vs Manchester United: Steven Naismith demands 'better' if Toffees are to upset the odds against United

Steven Naismith: 'We know we must do better'

The Everton forward explains the reasons behind club's decline this season
Arsenal vs Chelsea: Praise to Arsene Wenger for having the courage of his convictions

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