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Money matters: Photographer Mark Henley snaps the secretive world of Swiss banking

Thanks to the country's famous privacy laws, the Swiss banking industry holds colossal fortunes within its vaults. Photographer Mark Henley trains his lens on a high-finance haven. Click on the gallery above to see his images.

Tim Walker: Enough with the sparking, please

Tales From The Water Cooler: A quick Google News search suggests more and more outrage is sparked every day, around the world

Video: Deadly tram crash 'kills five'

At least five people have been killed and more than 30 injured after a tram derailed in Rio de Janeiro on Saturday.

Man jailed over street punch

A man who inflicted "catastrophic injuries" with a single punch in an unprovoked attack has been jailed for three years.

Derailed Cambridge service finally goes live

We are sorry to announce that the bus due on platform one is running approximately two years late.

Edinburgh, a city with tramlines – but still no trams

After more than 10 years in the pipeline, scrapping the project could cost as much as completing it

Great Works: Tram Stop, 1976, Joseph Beuys

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Peter Armitage to make Corrie return

Peter Armitage is returning to 'Coronation Street'. The veteran actor will see his on screen alter ego Bill Webster come back to Weatherfield in September with partner Pam Hobsowth -whose return was revealed earlier this week - and announce the pair plan to marry.

The Appointment, By Herta Müller

As serious-minded a piece of fiction as you might expect from a Nobel Prize winning author, Müller's 1997 novel takes place over the course of a tram ride as a woman travels to be interrogated by Ceausescu's secret police.

Council votes to back Edinburgh tram project

Councillors have voted to partly complete the tram project in Scotland's capital.

Mick Jagger: The Photobook, By François Hébel

What a curious idea to produce a photo-book that follows this somewhat passé figure from pouting adolescence through an extended girl-boy phase in the Seventies and the rock-aristo of the Eighties to his tram-lined old age. Why pick him when Keith has suddenly come from behind to become the quintessential Stone?

DVD: A Day in the Life, For retail (BFI Video)

In the 1950s and 1960s, John Krish made numerous short documentaries about British life, and the four compiled here are all either deeply moving, sparklingly funny, or both.

Montpellier: once and future city

Tradition and innovation combine to evoke the soul of Montpellier, writes Harriet O’Brien

DVD: A Day in the Life: Four Portraits of Postwar Britain by John Krish (E)

"Never seen the sea before, it's got a funny smell to it," narrates one of the deprived children taken on an away-day to Weston Super Mare in John Krish's sumptuous 1961 short film, They Took Us to the Sea, one of four documentaries in this evocative collection, celebrating one of the unsung masters of British cinema.

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