News Jonny Benjamin (left) and Neil Laybourn meet after Mr Benjamin launched a campaign to find the stranger who stopped him from taking his life in 2008.

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.

Behind the song

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.

Preview: Exhibition: It came from out of the Fifties

Hammer Horror

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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The super-rich now live in their own Elysium - they breathe better air, and eat better food, when they're not making beans on toast for their kids

The super-rich now live in their own Elysium

They breathe better air, eat better food, take better medicine
A generation of dropouts failed by colleges

Dropout generation failed by colleges

£800m a year wasted on students who quit courses before they graduate
Entering civilian life 'can be like going into the jungle' for returning soldiers

Homeless Veterans appeal

Entering civilian life can be like going into the jungle
Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Sam Taylor-Johnson: Woman on top

Fifty Shades of Grey director on bringing the hit to the screen
Shazam! Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

Shazam: Story of the $1bn 'what's that song?' app

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

As in 1942, Germany must show restraint over Greece

Mussolini tried to warn his ally of the danger of bringing the country to its knees. So should we, says Patrick Cockburn
Britain's widening poverty gap should be causing outrage at the start of the election campaign

The short stroll that should be our walk of shame

Courting the global elite has failed to benefit Britain, as the vast disparity in wealth on display in the capital shows
Homeless Veterans appeal: The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty

Homeless Veterans appeal

The rise of the working poor: when having a job cannot prevent poverty
Prince Charles the saviour of the nation? A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king

Prince Charles the saviour of the nation?

A new book highlights concerns about how political he will be when he eventually becomes king
How books can defeat Isis: Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad

How books can defeat Isis

Patrick Cockburn was able to update his agenda-setting 'The Rise of Islamic State' while under attack in Baghdad
Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

Judith Hackitt: The myths of elf 'n' safety

She may be in charge of minimising our risks of injury, but the chair of the Health and Safety Executive still wants children to be able to hurt themselves
The open loathing between Barack Obama and Benjamin Netanyahu just got worse

The open loathing between Obama and Netanyahu just got worse

The Israeli PM's relationship with the Obama has always been chilly, but going over the President's head on Iran will do him no favours, says Rupert Cornwell
French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

French chefs get 'le huff' as nation slips down global cuisine rankings

Fury at British best restaurants survey sees French magazine produce a rival list
Star choreographer Matthew Bourne gives young carers a chance to perform at Sadler's Wells

Young carers to make dance debut

What happened when superstar choreographer Matthew Bourne encouraged 27 teenage carers to think about themselves for once?
Design Council's 70th anniversary: Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch

Design Council's 70th anniversary

Four of the most intriguing prototypes from Ones to Watch