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The proposed plans - designed to improve safety for cyclists - would cost over £200m

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Sheffield electricity substation

Brutal and bleak, England’s modern architectural gems join heritage list

A Sheffield substation and a Cold War bunker get Grade II* status

Amsterdam’s canals

Summer Guide 2013: Cities

Head to Amsterdam's canals as the city marks the 400th anniversary of these waterways, and take a look, too, at the Rijksmuseum (rijksmuseum.nl), which has just reopened following a 10-year restoration. Doubletree by Hilton (00 31 20 5300 800; doubletree.com) is offering a Canal Tour Package throughout summer, including two nights with breakfast and a one-hour canal tour. Price €338 (£286) for two people sharing. International travel extra.

It's good to walk: the redesigned Exhibition Road in west London is a 'shared space' for pedestrians and cars

This town is big enough for the both of us

I am standing at the junction of two of the busiest streets in central London – High Holborn and Shaftesbury Avenue. In one direction is Centre Point and the start of Oxford Street; in another Leicester Square; to the south-east is Covent Garden; behind me is Bloomsbury and the giant hulk of the British Museum. It's quite a vista. But my view only lasts for eight seconds before the little green man turns red and a herd of black cabs rev their engines.

It's good to walk: the redesigned Exhibition Road in west London is a 'shared space' for pedestrians and cars

Walk on the wild side: Pedestrians could soon be given equal footing with cars

Traditional planning put cars at the centre of our streets but a radical rethink of how modern cities work could change all that.

Tony Blair with Kazakhstan President Nursultan Nazarbayev in Downing Street in 2006

The two faces of Tony Blair

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London landmark goes up in smoke

A famous building in London's West End caught fire yesterday, sending thick plumes of smoke rising over the heart of the capital.

Labour's school building scheme 'wasted £2.5bn'

The days of swanky new flagship academies operating in "truly world class" school buildings are over, according to a government review published yesterday.

Norman Foster: Portrait of a master builder

Norman Foster has been the world's most powerful architect for decades. But what does he do on his days off? Jay Merrick probes a new film for answers

The supersize skyline: Why 2011 will be the year architecture takes a giant leap upwards

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Leading article: The demeaning of British democracy

Lord Foster has pointed out that he is not a nom-domiciled UK resident and has never sought "non-dom" status, his letter setting out his position is here.

A matter of honour: Clamour grows for non-dom peers to give up their titles

Lord Foster has pointed out that he is not a nom-domiciled UK resident and has never sought "non-dom" status, his letter setting out his position is here.

Foster resigns his seat in Lords over 'non-dom' rules

Lord Foster has pointed out that he is not a nom-domiciled UK resident and has never sought "non-dom" status, his letter setting out his position is here.

Barcelona select new president

Sandro Rosell will be the 39th president of Barcelona after winning a landslide vote among club members on Sunday, the Spanish champions said on their website.

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