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.

Ian Burrell: Time to build a legacy now the big boys have arrived at Silicon Roundabout

Viewpoint: The Silicon Roundabout district has now grown to about 600 businesses
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Where the spooks get their coffee fix: The busiest Starbucks in the US is also the most secretive

The secret CIA Starbucks

The coffee shop is deep inside the agency's forested Virginia compound
Revealed: How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Loch Ness Monster 'sighting'

How the Establishment closed ranks over fallout from Nessie 'sighting'

The Natural History Museum's chief scientist was dismissed for declaring he had found the monster
One million Britons using food banks, according to Trussell Trust

One million Britons using food banks

Huge surge in number of families dependent on emergency food aid
Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths 2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

2,500 years of history in 3,000 amazing objects

Excavation at Italian cafe to fix rising damp unearths trove
The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey, 25 years on

The Hubble Space Telescope's amazing journey 25 years on

The space telescope was seen as a costly flop on its first release
Did Conservative peer Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

Did Lord Ashcroft quit the House of Lords to become a non-dom?

A document seen by The Independent shows that a week after he resigned from the Lords he sold 350,000 shares in an American company - netting him $11.2m
Apple's ethnic emojis are being used to make racist comments on social media

Ethnic emojis used in racist comments

They were intended to promote harmony, but have achieved the opposite
Sir Kenneth Branagh interview: 'My bones are in the theatre'

Sir Kenneth Branagh: 'My bones are in the theatre'

The actor-turned-director’s new company will stage five plays from October – including works by Shakespeare and John Osborne
The sloth is now the face (and furry body) of three big advertising campaigns

The sloth is the face of three ad campaigns

Priya Elan discovers why slow and sleepy wins the race for brands in need of a new image
How to run a restaurant: As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food

How to run a restaurant

As two newbies discovered, there's more to it than good food
Record Store Day: Remembering an era when buying and selling discs were labours of love

Record Store Day: The vinyl countdown

For Lois Pryce, working in a record shop was a dream job - until the bean counters ruined it
Usher, Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert as part of the Global Poverty Project

Mary J Blige and Will.i.am to give free concert

The concert in Washington is part of the Global Citizen project, which aims to encourage young people to donate to charity
10 best tote bags

Accessorise with a stylish shopper this spring: 10 best tote bags

We find carriers with room for all your essentials (and a bit more)
Paul Scholes column: I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England

Paul Scholes column

I hear Manchester City are closing on Pep Guardiola for next summer – but I'd also love to see Jürgen Klopp managing in England
Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

Jessica Ennis-Hill: 'I just want to give it my best shot'

The heptathlete has gone from the toast of the nation to being a sleep-deprived mum - but she’s ready to compete again. She just doesn't know how well she'll do...