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Seven extremely rare photographs of Churchill have been restored and rescued from a barn in Cirencester

Track of trouble

Track of trouble

Boy, 15, accused of Lawrence murder

A 15-year-old boy was last night accused of the murder of Philip Lawrence, the headmaster who died after being stabbed outside his school last month.

Queen's donation

Queen's donation

Brother accused

Brother accused

Carlisle cruising ahead

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Sympathy strikes hit mail deliveries

Postal services were disrupted yesterday after 13,000 London workers went on strike in an escalating dispute over working practices.

Post staff urged to end strike

Striking postal workers who disrupted services in London will be urged by their union to end their action and accept a peace deal today.

Cyanide death

A MAN aged 41 was found dead in a vat of cyanide solution. Terry Norwood's head, shoulders and arms were immersed in the sodium cyanide at a metal finishing company in Wembley, north- west London. The death was not being treated as suspicious.

Letter: Toast to waffle

It is just a coincidence that the TUC's new logo includes a diagram of a waffle?

Letter: Minimal requirement

Sir: If the evolution of MPs' salaries has to be linked to anything, surely it should be the guaranteed minimum wage.

Eviction for bird feeders

Council tenants in north-west London are being threatened with eviction if they feed pigeons on their estate.

Reader's Dives

The Location: Sleek-legged ladies try their best to ignore the pile of rubbish at the bus-stop outside Jaeger and Waterstone's in Hampstead High Street. The flea-ridden carpets, broken chairs and bin bags, almost obscures their view of the street's chic boutiques and the public's view of them.

Newsbrief: Home grants

Elderly owner-occupiers and those on low incomes will be eligible for Camden council grants for minor repairs and maintenance.

Councillor censured for racist policy

A black Tory councillor who tried to replace Asian staff with black Africans acted illegally, a tribunal found yesterday.

Letter: Overdue at the library

Sir: Catherine Delano Smith's letter of 4 July ('British Library readers ill-served') raises the serious issues about services in the British Library's Bloomsbury reading rooms.
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