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

Poetic licence: My own North-South divide

Tony Blair insisted this week that he leads a `One Nation' Government and that the divide in the country is between rich and poor rather than North and South

Letter: Nimby challenge

Sir: To take forward David Aaronovitch's "growing threat to our green and pleasant land" (20 October), if we try to accommodate, by 2016, 550,000 new homes in the South-east on greenfield sites around Milton Keynes, Ashford, Stansted and Crawley, then that means extra use of the already overloaded junctions linking the M25 to the M1, M20, M11, and M23. Do we then want the delayed, expensive and fiercely objected-to schemes for more lanes, flyovers, and relief roads?

Cricket: A silent testimony to inadequacy

Stephen Fay says the evidence of decline echoed around Old Trafford

`If they go wrong it is catastrophic'

CABLE CARS were invented in the mid-19th century, and their design has barely altered.

Alpine cable car disaster kills 20

AFTER FALLING 250ft, the cable car smashed like an egg, scattering 20 bodies over the snow-dusted meadows. The only piece of the car still recognisable was the immense hook, which had - for reasons unknown - detached itself from two of its three cables soon after the mountain-top commuters swung into the sky.

Britons lowered to safety after cable car ordeal

A PARTY of British and American tourists were winched to safety after being stranded in two cable cars at150ft for almost eight hours.

Jazz/classical: Composers bow down to the Duke

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Letter: Cabs in a jam

Sir: The 1935 traffic jam picture ("Car now as slow as train and bus", 2 April) showed a 25 per cent proportion of taxis at Hyde Park Corner.

Parking rage sets neighbours at war

THE STRESS of using an overcrowded and underfunded transport network has spawned another modern social phenomenon - parking rage.

US vow after cable car deaths

THE UNITED States and Italy have announced a comprehensive review of safety regulations relating to US forces in Italy in an attempt to ensure that the cable car disaster of a year ago is not repeated.

Worldwide: 48 hours in ... Rotterdam

Don't be misled by its steel-and-concrete veneer. Sharon Gethings uncovers a cultured heart to The Netherland's second city

Travel for mind, body and spirit: Bottom A tram ride in Melbourne

Bottom A tram ride in Melbourne

Travel: 48 hours in Helsinki

You need a break - and a short-cut to the soul of a city. This week, Nick Selby checks out summer in a place where the sun never sets

Girl, 12, abducted, killed and burned

A 12-YEAR-OLD girl was abducted and murdered at the weekend by a killer who set fire to her body. The remains of Lauren Carhart were found on wasteland behind a garage in the Crumpsall area of Manchester.
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Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

From #VOTESELFISH to Bite the Ballot
Poldark star Heida Reed: 'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'

Poldark star Heida Reed

'I don't think a single bodice gets ripped'
The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

The difference between America and Israel? There isn’t one

Netanyahu knows he can get away with anything in America, says Robert Fisk
Families clubbing together to build their own affordable accommodation

Do It Yourself approach to securing a new house

Community land trusts marking a new trend for taking the initiative away from developers
Head of WWF UK: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

David Nussbaum: We didn’t send Cameron to the Arctic to see green ideas freeze

The head of WWF UK remains sanguine despite the Government’s failure to live up to its pledges on the environment
Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Author Kazuo Ishiguro on being inspired by shoot-outs and samurai

Set in a mythologised 5th-century Britain, ‘The Buried Giant’ is a strange beast
With money, corruption and drugs, this monk fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’

Money, corruption and drugs

The monk who fears Buddhism in Thailand is a ‘poisoned fruit’
America's first slavery museum established at Django Unchained plantation - 150 years after slavery outlawed

150 years after it was outlawed...

... America's first slavery museum is established in Louisiana
Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

Kelly Clarkson: How I snubbed Simon Cowell and become a Grammy-winning superstar

The first 'American Idol' winner on how she manages to remain her own woman – Jane Austen fascination and all
Tony Oursler on exploring our uneasy relationship with technology with his new show

You won't believe your eyes

Tony Oursler's new show explores our uneasy relationship with technology. He's one of a growing number of artists with that preoccupation
Ian Herbert: Peter Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

Moores must go. He should never have been brought back to fail again

The England coach leaves players to find solutions - which makes you wonder where he adds value, says Ian Herbert
War with Isis: Fears that the looming battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

The battle for Mosul will unleash 'a million refugees'

Aid agencies prepare for vast exodus following planned Iraqi offensive against the Isis-held city, reports Patrick Cockburn