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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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The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

The drugs revolution starts now as MPs agree its high time for change

Commons debate highlights growing cross-party consensus on softening UK drugs legislation, unchanged for 43 years
The camera is turned on tabloid editors in Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter'

Gotcha! The camera is turned on tabloid editors

Hugh Grant says Richard Peppiatt's 'One Rogue Reporter' documentary will highlight issues raised by Leveson
Fall of the Berlin Wall: It was thanks to Mikhail Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell

Fall of the Berlin Wall

It was thanks to Gorbachev that this symbol of division fell
Halloween 2014: What makes Ouija boards, demon dolls, and evil clowns so frightening?

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Ouija boards, demon dolls, evil children and clowns are all classic tropes of horror, and this year’s Halloween releases feature them all. What makes them so frightening, decade after decade?
A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

Rouse decided to walk and talk with as many different people as possible in her neighbourhood of Harlesden and her experiences have been published in a new book
Welcome to my world of no smell and odd tastes: How a bike accident left one woman living with unwanted food mash-ups

'My world of no smell and odd tastes'

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Matt Parker is proud of his square roots

The "stand-up mathematician" is using comedy nights to preach maths to big audiences
Paul Scholes column: Beating Manchester City is vital part of life at Manchester United. This is first major test for Luke Shaw, Angel Di Maria and Radamel Falcao – it’s not a game to lose

Paul Scholes column

Beating City is vital part of life at United. This is first major test for Shaw, Di Maria and Falcao – it’s not a game to lose
Frank Warren: Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing

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Call me an old git, but I just can't see that there's a place for women’s boxing
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Simon Hart: Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

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A Syrian general speaks

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‘A bit of a shock...’ Cambridge economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

‘A bit of a shock...’ Economist with Glasgow roots becomes Zambia’s acting President

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Fall of the Berlin Wall

History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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Turn your mobile phone into easy money

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