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

Trams make tracks for return to West End

Radical plans to revitalise Regent Street, one of London's premier shopping areas, including pedestrianisation and the reintroduction of trams, are being discussed with Westminster City Council.

Bus services come under scrutiny

A major review of bus services was launched yesterday by the Government in an attempt to reverse the precipitous decline in passenger numbers.

Courtaulds chief turns his back on the wonder fabric

People & Business

Henry has a period

This week, Henry has been walking around in a plaster cast because he's got a club foot. Last week, he spent his leisure hours with a wet flannel over his nose because he had severe photophobia. If it wasn't so time-consuming, it would be funny.

Letter: Off your trolley

Off your trolley

The Investment ColumnAmey thrives on PFI contracts

Amey is best known for being one of several companies to have made a killing from rail privatisation, having picked up British Rail's western region track maintenance business for a remarkably low pounds 15m earlier this year.

Guide dies as cable-cars fall

Three gondolas carrying skiers in the Swiss canton of Valais plummeted to the ground, crushing a local guide and injuring 18 people.

Mexico: last resort Tijuana

Start from the right place, and you can just walk to Latin America. The place is the end of the tram line in San Diego, California's second city, from this year linked to Gatwick by air. In less than half an hour, a tram rattles through the indulgences of suburban southern Californian life, then deposits you at the front line between First World and First, rich and poor, north and south,

Travel Portugal: Summertime: Lisbon is easy

Harriet O'Brien spent last weekend revelling in the vistas and vignettes of the Portuguese capital

Sheffield supertram falls victim to competition from cheap buses

For Sale. One tram system, one year old, was pounds 241m new. Offers well under pounds 100m enthusiastically considered.

Young Hustler can prevent another Sandown grey day at

Grey may not go down well in the opinion polls or with the players of Manchester United, but in racing it has always been attractive.

Amey finds new road to success

The Investment Column

Letter: Trams can be cheaper

THE article "Trams hit cost barrier" (Business, 17 March) was correct in its insight into the continuing problem of convincing politicians of the many virtues of electric street tramway operation. However, it is not correct that London's Docklands Light Railway was built without government support. In fact developers contributed only to the Bank section and Canary Wharf facilities. Of the pounds 800m so far invested in the DLR, only about 10 per cent did not come from central government sources.

Trams hit cost barrier

Light-rail travel, heralded as the answer to urban congestion and pollution, may prove too expensive. David Bowen reports

Blair to woo green voters

TONY Blair, the Labour leader, will make a clear pitch for the green vote this week by calling for a shift of traffic from road to rail, and promising an integrated national transport strategy.
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Wilko Johnson, now the bad news: musician splits with manager after police investigate assault claims

Wilko Johnson, now the bad news

Former Dr Feelgood splits with manager after police investigate assault claims
Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands ahead of the US midterm elections

Mark Udall: The Democrat Senator with a fight on his hands

The Senator for Colorado is for gay rights, for abortion rights – and in the Republicans’ sights as they threaten to take control of the Senate next month
New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

New discoveries show more contact between far-flung prehistoric humans than had been thought

Evidence found of contact between Easter Islanders and South America
Cerys Matthews reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of Dylan Thomas

Cerys Matthews on Dylan Thomas

The singer reveals how her uncle taped 150 interviews for a biography of the famous Welsh poet
DIY is not fun and we've finally realised this as a nation

Homebase closures: 'DIY is not fun'

Homebase has announced the closure of one in four of its stores. Nick Harding, who never did know his awl from his elbow, is glad to see the back of DIY
The Battle of the Five Armies: Air New Zealand releases new Hobbit-inspired in-flight video

Air New Zealand's wizard in-flight video

The airline has released a new Hobbit-inspired clip dubbed "The most epic safety video ever made"
Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month - but can you stomach the sweetness?

Pumpkin spice is the flavour of the month

The combination of cinnamon, clove, nutmeg (and no actual pumpkin), now flavours everything from lattes to cream cheese in the US
11 best sonic skincare brushes

11 best sonic skincare brushes

Forget the flannel - take skincare to the next level by using your favourite cleanser with a sonic facial brush
Paul Scholes column: I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Phil Jones and Marcos Rojo

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I'm not worried about Manchester United's defence - Chelsea test can be the making of Jones and Rojo
Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

Frank Warren: Boxing has its problems but in all my time I've never seen a crooked fight

While other sports are stalked by corruption, we are an easy target for the critics
Jamie Roberts exclusive interview: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Jamie Roberts: 'I'm a man of my word – I'll stay in Paris'

Wales centre says he’s not coming home but is looking to establish himself at Racing Métro
How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?

A crime that reveals London's dark heart

How could three tourists have been battered within an inch of their lives by a burglar in a plush London hotel?
Meet 'Porridge' and 'Vampire': Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker

Lost in translation: Western monikers

Chinese state TV is offering advice for citizens picking a Western moniker. Simon Usborne, who met a 'Porridge' and a 'Vampire' while in China, can see the problem
Handy hacks that make life easier: New book reveals how to rid your inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone

Handy hacks that make life easier

New book reveals how to rid your email inbox of spam, protect your passwords and amplify your iPhone with a loo-roll
KidZania lets children try their hands at being a firefighter, doctor or factory worker for the day

KidZania: It's a small world

The new 'educational entertainment experience' in London's Shepherd's Bush will allow children to try out the jobs that are usually undertaken by adults, including firefighter, doctor or factory worker