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Emirates Air Line had just four Oyster card holders using it more than five times during one week in October

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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Isis hostage crisis: The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power

Isis hostage crisis

The prisoner swap has only one purpose for the militants - recognition its Islamic State exists and that foreign nations acknowledge its power, says Robert Fisk
Missing salvage expert who found $50m of sunken treasure before disappearing, tracked down at last

The runaway buccaneers and the ship full of gold

Salvage expert Tommy Thompson found sunken treasure worth millions. Then he vanished... until now
Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Homeless Veterans appeal: ‘If you’re hard on the world you are hard on yourself’

Maverick artist Grayson Perry backs our campaign
Assisted Dying Bill: I want to be able to decide about my own death - I want to have control of my life

Assisted Dying Bill: 'I want control of my life'

This week the Assisted Dying Bill is debated in the Lords. Virginia Ironside, who has already made plans for her own self-deliverance, argues that it's time we allowed people a humane, compassionate death
Move over, kale - cabbage is the new rising star

Cabbage is king again

Sophie Morris banishes thoughts of soggy school dinners and turns over a new leaf
11 best winter skin treats

Give your moisturiser a helping hand: 11 best winter skin treats

Get an extra boost of nourishment from one of these hard-working products
Paul Scholes column: The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him

Paul Scholes column

The more Jose Mourinho attempts to influence match officials, the more they are likely to ignore him
Frank Warren column: No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans

Frank Warren's Ringside

No cigar, but pots of money: here come the Cubans
Isis hostage crisis: Militant group stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

Isis stands strong as its numerous enemies fail to find a common plan to defeat it

The jihadis are being squeezed militarily and economically, but there is no sign of an implosion, says Patrick Cockburn
Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action

Virtual reality: Seeing is believing

Virtual reality thrusts viewers into the frontline of global events - and puts film-goers at the heart of the action
Homeless Veterans appeal: MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’

Homeless Veterans appeal

MP says Coalition ‘not doing enough’ to help
Larry David, Steve Coogan and other comedians share stories of depression in new documentary

Comedians share stories of depression

The director of the new documentary, Kevin Pollak, tells Jessica Barrett how he got them to talk
Has The Archers lost the plot with it's spicy storylines?

Has The Archers lost the plot?

A growing number of listeners are voicing their discontent over the rural soap's spicy storylines; so loudly that even the BBC's director-general seems worried, says Simon Kelner
English Heritage adds 14 post-war office buildings to its protected lists

14 office buildings added to protected lists

Christopher Beanland explores the underrated appeal of these palaces of pen-pushing
Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Human skull discovery in Israel proves humans lived side-by-side with Neanderthals

Scientists unearthed the cranial fragments from Manot Cave in West Galilee