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Best state schools add £77,000 to the value of nearby homes

A top-performing state school can add up to £77,000 to the value of a house within its catchment area, according to new research, with the cost of properties near the 50 best-performing state schools 35 per cent higher than in the rest of the UK.

London riots spiral out of control

Rioters were rampaging across Britain's capital again tonight as politicians and police chiefs tried desperately to curb the "sheer criminality".

The beer mat show

Tegestologists can admire coasters by Ben Eine, Bob and Roberta Smith, Sarah Baker and Gavin Turk

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How do you sell south London's 'housing estate from hell'?

It sounds like the marketing job from hell. A top public relations firm has been hired to give a good name to one of Britain's most notorious housing estates. The 7,500 residents of the Aylesbury Estate in south London are well aware that their home has become a byword for all that is worst about the concrete jungles built in haste during the 1960s housing boom.

Look on the bright side: Optimistic Art

Think there's no upside to the credit crunch? A group of young artists has opened a gallery on a run-down industrial estate just to prove you wrong. Alice Jones soaks up the optimism

Zennstrom and Peckham stay at front in trophy hunt

A clutch of regular winners swept aside the early bleak conditions on the second day of Skandia Cowes Week to add more victories yesterday to those of the opening day on Saturday. A clutch of regular winners swept aside the early bleak conditions for the second day of Skandia Cowes Week to add victories again yesterday to the opening day on Saturday.