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Tube staff offered £850 Olympic pay

Thousands of London Underground workers have been offered a payment of £850 each for working during the Olympic Games, it was learned today.

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Tips and deals: 09/08/2009

The deal

Go first class. Virgin Trains is offering weekend upgrades from £5 per child and £15 per adult for a single rail journey. With a first-class ticket you get access to free Wi-Fi, bigger seats, more legroom and free refreshments. For details go to

Claire Beale on Advertising: Cars for boys, chocolate for girls

It was a bad week for being a man last week. The scientists said you're stumbling towards extinction, having mislaid 1,355 genes from your chromosomes; only 45 left apparently. And then the advertisers said that, really, you're entirely too stupid to use ordinary household cleaning products.