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


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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German soldier who died fighting for UK in Battle of Waterloo should be removed from museum display and given dignified funeral, say historians

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A Belgian museum's display of the skeleton of a soldier killed at Waterloo prompts calls for him to be given a dignified funeral