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

England tour: Johnno wants leaders to stand up and be counted

The trouble with Martin Johnson, as the man himself is undoubtedly aware, is that as things stand with a stuttering England team, he is the most dominant and recognisable personality associated with it. Short of genetic modification, the captain named by Johnson to lead the tour to New Zealand next month – Bath's Steve Borthwick – can never be a second-row skipper in the new manager's image. No one can.

Minnie Driver, Arts Theatre, London

As portrayed by Minnie Driver in Grosse Pointe Blank, Debi Newberry is one of the iconic film DJs. The part fitted Driver like a glove, since she had been a budding singer and was on the verge of signing a deal with EMI when she was offered the female lead in the film Circle of Friends in the mid-Nineties. Her music career has therefore little of the method acting so prevalent when other thespians attempt the transition.

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Nick Clegg has failed to shine as Lib Dem leader, and it is the Tories who benefit. All eyes are now on the race for Gwyneth's old seat

Ramsay turns pub landlord with plan to open chain of hostelries

His rough language should be an asset at closing time. Even so, the world of haute cuisine may be surprised to learn that Britain's most acclaimed chef is planning to become a publican.

Tracey Emin: My Life in a Column

I bet him anything that, before the night was out, he would say I was his girlfriend

Letter: Churchill's last journey

Sir: There are many reasons why the funeral train carrying Churchill's body left from Waterloo (letter, 4 February). The station stands very close to the Thames, which was an integral part of the funeral day. The locomotive hauling the train, a Battle of Britain pacific, bore the name Winston Churchill, and this was operated by the Southern region of British Railways, which included Waterloo. The fact that there is a line from there giving access to Oxfordshire via Reading was surely a factor.

Letter: Hero of Waterloo

Sir: Churchill's funeral did not end with "a homely chuffer pulling out of Paddington" ("Churchill the hero", 29 January), even though Paddington is the natural station for travel to Bladon, where Churchill is buried. The cortege crossed the river from St Paul's to Waterloo and travelled the long way, via Richmond and Ascot, joining the western line at Reading. Why was this? The likely sounding legend is that Churchill had decided upon Paddington if de Gaulle predeceased him, but if he predeceased de Gaulle the funeral train was to leave from Waterloo.

Eden Project architect to lead Royal Academy

Sir Nicholas Grimshaw, the architect who designed the Eden Project in Cornwall and the Eurostar terminal at Waterloo, was yesterday appointed the 25th president of the Royal Academy of Arts.

Chirac meets his Waterloo

Tomorrow, the French President will be entertained at Windsor Castle in the Waterloo Chamber, diplomatically re-labelled the Music Room for the day. But what is the legacy of the historic battle? By John Lichfield

Sun sets on Waterloo Eurostar terminal

Ambitious plans for a dual rail link between London and the Continent have been abandoned in a controversial decision to close Waterloo International station to be announced today.

The Cultural Tourist: Lille: it's the gem on our doorstep

To prejudiced Parisians, Lille will always remain a dreary, rainy city somewhere near the Belgian border. Brits know better. With the coming of the Eurostar, and the resurgence of France's northern capital in the past two decades, a brand-new, 1,000-year-old continental city has materialised on Britain's doorstep.

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