Monday morning misery for commuters after cable theft

Rail travellers on busy commuter routes suffered delays today because of a fresh incident of cable theft.

A new serif in town

You might not notice them, but the fonts used on signs and shops can define a city, discovers Simon Usborne

Trajan-style typeface

A new serif in town: The fonts used on London's signs and shops have an army of fans

It's the dots that do it, on the "i's". Except that they're not dots at all, but diamonds. The adornments on an otherwise beautifully simple typeface are an identifying quirk of Johnston Sans, a font that is as synonymous with London as Big Ben. It has become known as the "handwriting" of the city, but can you identify it? Did you even know its name?

Rail commuters face disruption

Rail and Tube passengers suffered travel disruption today because of problems including another signal failure and attempted theft of lead from a station.

Jubilee line 'is biggest risk to Olympic transport plans'

The Jubilee line is the biggest risk to transport plans for the 2012 Games, the London Assembly claimed today.

WiFi at Tube stations for Olympics

Tube passengers will have access to free WiFi during the Olympic Games. Platforms at 80 stations will have wireless coverage after Transport for London appointed Virgin Media to provide the service.

Power station to generate interest

Battersea Power Station is to be offered for sale on the open market for the first time.

Battersea Power Station offered for sale

One of the UK's most striking buildings is to be offered for sale on the open market for the first time in its history.

Games drill for emergency services

A large scale exercise to test how the emergency services will need to react if a major incident strikes during the London 2012 Games will be staged this week.

Will Dean's Ideas Factory: Mapped out - the best way up (and around) the junction

Have you ever tried to get your head around Spaghetti Junction – or any of the, frankly terrifying, interchanges in the US – such as the swinging hoops of the New Jersey Turnpike and other big roads outside Newark Airport? On an ordinary map they make one's brain hurt.

Tube commuters endure Monday misery

Thousands of commuters suffered nightmare journeys to work today after a series of problems on the London Underground.

Stratford City, the new Westfield shopping centre, is one of the many attractions of a revamped east London

How to claim a share of the Olympic legacy

Buying a home built for the games may pay off, but be prepared to go the distance

Blue light for Tube emergency teams

Emergency teams rushing to incidents on the Tube are to travel under the same blue-light-and-siren system as police, ambulance and fire services, it was announced today.

Ian Burrell: Google will add real momentumto East London's technology hub

Google will announce plans this week for a seven-storey "campus" near East London's Silicon Roundabout. Twitter arrived in the area last year when it bought the UK business TweetDeck, and FourSquare, the location-based social networking site, is moving into the neighbourhood.

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