Stanhope looks at merger

STANHOPE Properties confirmed yesterday that a review of its future may lead to the raising of new equity and a restructuring of the group's pounds 130m debts.

BR apology shock

OUR REGULAR travel pages contributor Simon Calder reports that British Rail seems to have undergone something of a sea change in its attitude towards dealing with disgruntled passengers.

Architecture: A station you'll want to come home to: The railway temples of old are returning in Modernist guise. Peter Dormer inspects some successful examples

UNLIKE their 20th-century rivals the motorways, railways have inspired many good buildings. While motorways struggle into life at one end and disappear into nowhere at the other, railways have the great city termini as their gateways and destinations. Motorway service areas, in comparison, are little more than glorified camp sites in an automotive subtopia.

Pembroke: Crime doesn't pay

DID YOU know that you've been able to include money made from nice little earners like bribes and terrorism in your tax returns all these years? Nor did we until we got an extraordinary missive from the Inland Revenue called 'Tax deductions for criminal payments'.

Architecture Update: Changing trains

PLANS TO restore St Pancras station, London, for use as a new European terminal have been unveiled by British Rail's Architect & Design Group. It is a radical alternative to Sir Norman Foster's scheme for a pounds 137m concourse building at King's Cross.

Major gives go-ahead for Crossrail

THE GO-AHEAD for the pounds 1.8bn Crossrail project was approved in principle yesterday by a Cabinet committee chaired by the Prime Minister, in spite of Treasury opposition, writes Colin Brown.

The Bishopsgate Bomb: Business as usual after firms find premises to rehouse staff

THE CITY of London went back to work yesterday determined to prove that it was business as usual despite the extensive damage caused by Saturday's IRA bomb in Bishopsgate.

The Bishopsgate Bomb: Station due to reopen

BRITISH RAIL was hoping to reopen Liverpool Street station in time for this morning's rush- hour, despite the extensive damage caused by Saturday's blast, writes Andrew Gliniecki.

Architecture: Could these be the last of the few?: Jonathan Glancey looks at some recent triumphs in British public building

THESE buildings are the envy of the world. They are also as rare as hen's teeth and about to become even rarer as plans to cut spending on new public buildings further exact their price on our future architectural heritage.

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City hopes dashed as Rosehaugh fails

ROSEHAUGH, one of the biggest and best-performing property companies of the 1980s, yesterday became the latest victim of the 1990s slump as it asked its banks to appoint an administrative receiver.

Workplace bans force smokers on to street: Employers have moved ahead of EC legislation to protect staff from the risks of passive smoking. Martin Whitfield reports

THE SMALL pile of cigarette ends tells the story. Three or four people stand idly on the pavement, smoking.
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