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The procedure which made West Ham the first choice to move into the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games was not compromised, an independent investigation has ruled.

LEARN TO SKI

TODAY is the last day of National Ski Week and we haven't seen so much as a snowflake. Piste off? If so, you'd head for East London's Beckton Alps. They are less picturesque than the French Alps and smaller - they consist of a 200 metre long plastic slope - but they're cheaper, nearer and if you're a ski virgin the instructors don't make you feel like a prat.

LETTER: The legal duty of those who care

From Mr Richard Gordon, QC

Councils seek powers to cut teacher absenteeism

FRAN ABRAMS

Yeboah's blows

By Bob Houston

Man charged with boy's murder

A 30-year-old man will appear in court in east London today charged with the murder of nine-year-old Daniel Handley. Brett Tyler, of no fixed address, is the second man to be charged with killing Daniel, whose body was found near Bristol in March, six months after he disappeared from his home in Beckton, east London.

site unseen Old Station Museum, E16

you don't have to wear an anorak and stand on windswept platforms jotting down numbers to appreciate what the railways have meant to London. Despite being starved of funds, just compare how much we and the French spend on this vital part of the infrastructure - British Rail struggles valiantly to make the best of a bad job.

Blair faces constant shelling from Conservative trenches

Inside Parliament

Wiggin affair hangs around the House like a bad smell

Speaker to examine alleged breach Privatisation takes back seat to 'stink'

Winning start for Belgrave

ATHLETICS

The multi-function, multilingual, multimedia kiosk

Residents of Britain's poorest borough may soon have access to a whole range of services on cashpoint-style machines in the high street. Paul Gosling reports

Inside Parliament : Peers heavily under the influence of Europe

Shortage of scepticism as Lords call on Government to get in step `Nationalist' bishop invokes common calling

CASE SUMMARIES : Building

The following notes of judgments were prepared by the reporters of the All England Law Reports.

The Attack on Sleaze: Major 'did not meet' lobby firm

Angela Rumbold, a deputy chairman of the Tory Party, sought yesterday to defend her connection - severed this week - with the lobbying firm that helped to secure a key international rail station at Ebbsfleet, Kent.

The Attack on Sleaze: Firm's key role in pounds 1bn station decision: Lobbyists may have tipped balance for cement company, writes Will Bennett

Decision Makers is one of the most experienced lobbying firms operating at Westminster and is believed to have played a crucial role in the battle for the site of an international station on the Channel tunnel rail link.

Education: Extra curriculum: Some bodies are fitter than others

GOVERNING bodies have too many passengers who don't pull their weight, according to a new survey by the National Foundation for Education Research.
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