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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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Screwing your way to the top? Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth

Screwing your way to the top?

Good for Lana Del Rey for helping kill that myth, says Grace Dent
Will the young Britons fighting in Syria be allowed to return home and resume their lives?

Will Britons fighting in Syria be able to resume their lives?

Tony Blair's Terrorism Act 2006 has made it an offence to take part in military action abroad with a "political, ideological, religious or racial motive"
Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter, the wartime poster girl who became a feminist pin-up

Beyoncé poses as Rosie the Riveter

The wartime poster girl became the ultimate American symbol of female empowerment
The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones: Are custom, 3D printed earbuds the solution?

The quest to find the perfect pair of earphones

Earphones don't fit properly, offer mediocre audio quality and can even be painful. So the quest to design the perfect pair is music to Seth Stevenson's ears
US Army's shooting star: Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform

Meet the US Army's shooting star

Lt-Col Steven Cole is the man Hollywood calls when it wants to borrow a tank or check a military uniform
Climate change threatens to make the antarctic fur seal extinct

Take a good look while you can

How climate change could wipe out this seal
Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier for the terminally ill?

Farewell, my lovely

Should emergency hospital weddings be made easier?
Man Booker Prize 2014 longlist: Crowdfunded novel nominated for first time

Crowdfunded novel nominated for Booker Prize

Paul Kingsnorth's 'The Wake' is in contention for the prestigious award
Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster to ensure his meals aren't poisoned

Vladimir Putin employs a full-time food taster

John Walsh salutes those brave souls who have, throughout history, put their knives on the line
Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

Tour de France effect brings Hollywood blockbusters to Yorkshire

A $25m thriller starring Sam Worthington to be made in God's Own Country
Will The Minerva Project - the first 'elite' American university to be launched in a century - change the face of higher learning?

Will The Minerva Project change the face of higher learning?

The university has no lecture halls, no debating societies, no sports teams and no fraternities. Instead, the 33 students who have made the cut at Minerva, will travel the world and change the face of higher learning
The 10 best pedicure products

Feet treat: 10 best pedicure products

Bags packed and all prepped for holidays, but feet in a state? Get them flip-flop-ready with our pick of the items for a DIY treatment
Commonwealth Games 2014: Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games

Commonwealth Games 2014

Great Scots! Planes and pipers welcome in Glasgow's Games
Jack Pitt-Brooke: Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism

Jack Pitt-Brooke

Manchester City and Patrick Vieira make the right stand on racism
How Terry Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

How Newton tragedy made iron men seek help to tackle their psychological demons

Over a hundred rugby league players have contacted clinic to deal with mental challenges of game