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Now a mental health campaigner, Jonny Benjamin wanted to find the stranger so he could thank him

Woman who tried to sell Diana letters held at Waterloo

THE WOMAN at the centre of the controversy over attempts to sell to a newspaper love letters from Diana, Princess of Wales to James Hewitt, was yesterday arrested by Scotland Yard officers.

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You know the hit, but do you know how it came to be written? What was the inspiration? Today: Waterloo Sunset by The Kinks

meanwhile, in cardboard city ...

DOWN in Cardboard City the last defiant few remain. There are none of the elaborate temporary structures that once defined the Bullring near Waterloo, only a handful of people huddled round a fire. More than 200 people once made the concrete underpass their home; now it is down to less than 30.

The badger's friends protest (with a little help from Linda and Paul)

WITH the blood sports lobby and their rural fellow travellers due to march in the capital on Sunday, friends of the badger and the hare are getting their protests in first.

Homeless to be evicted

THE LAST homeless people living in one of Europe's oldest cardboard camps are to be evicted within a month.

Letter: Tunnel rail link

Your article on the proposed Channel Tunnel high-speed rail link and cheaper alternatives ("Cut-price rescue proposed for Channel Tunnel link", 10 February) suggests that the cheapest would "provide half the benefits for one third the cost". This seems to be based on an assumption that the journey time on the English part of the journey into Waterloo would reduce by 15 minutes, rather than by 30 minutes into St Pancras.

Eurorail poised to retender for Channel Tunnel rail link

Eurorail, the consortium which lost out in the bidding to build the Channel Tunnel Rail Link, is set to announce it is interested in retendering for the project.

Tried & Tested: Portable Heaters - Hot competition

When the central heating can't compete with the wind-chill factor, you need extra help. Our panel loses its cool

First trains for London's new Jubilee line arrive four months late

The first of a pounds 250m fleet of Tube trains that will run on the multi-billion pound Jubilee Line Extension (JLE) pulled into passenger service yesterday.

Train-stopping: The long and winding railroad

The usual train from London to Manchester takes two-and-a-half hours to cover 184 dull miles. But Simon Calder tracked down a new, wayward addition to the schedules, which adds 150 `free' miles plus eight or so hours, as it meanders around some of the loveliest scenery of England and Wales.

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Jubilee Tube extension might not link up with existing line

A vital pounds 2.75bn Tube extension, already six months late, is likely to open in two separate sections because of signalling difficulties, it was revealed yesterday. And it could be several months before passengers using the Jubilee Line extension will be able to travel the entire route without changing trains, London Underground warned.

Intimacies: Beloved And Bonk: Diary of a divorce Diary of a divorce

If any more friends tell me how they want to stay close to both Beloved and me I'm going to scream. I am sick of people telling me proudly how they have managed to maintain relationships with both parties of other divorced friends. One person even told me how grateful she was that all her buddies stayed in touch with her ex. What? It's all madness. I want my friends to be on my side ... my female friends must spit in his eye and my male friends must break his jaw at the first available opportunity. They must loathe and revile him and revoke all previous good opinions. Stuff this spirit of liberal fairness. I demand the totally partisan.

Racing: Maguire abandons Flagship in Cup clash

Adrian Maguire has chosen to desert Viking Flagship in favour of up-and-coming Mulligan in today's Haldon Gold Cup at Exeter. Richard Johnson takes the mount on the dual winner of the Queen Mother Champion Chase.

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