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

Letter: Waterloo shops

Sir: Bill Bryson's vision of corporate hypocrisy ("No service today, for your convenience", 15 November) may well be alive and well at Waterloo, which used to be a station but is now a shopping mall.

Jubilee extension misses another deadline

THE HIGH-PROFILE and much-delayed Jubilee Line extension (JLE) from central London to the Millennium Dome has missed yet another deadline.

Rugby Union: Burke gives Cardiff the edge

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From Garbo with my father to `Star Wars' with my son

Years later I ask myself how strange it is to remember one day out of so many

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Tim Perry

Books: Marks of woe in the East End

Liquid City by Marc Atkins and Iain Sinclair Reaktion pounds 14.95

Essay: The outer-space documentary as big as the Ritz

When Francis Spufford went to Imax, he found it unexpectedly - and gloriously - overwhelming

Trees that shaded Napoleon's troops face their Waterloo

ONE OF the best-loved features of France - the tree-lined road - is falling victim to the country's rising toll of traffic deaths. Despite complaints by ecologists and local people, several departements have begun a systematic policy of felling trees along busy stretches of road.

Theatre: But where's `Waterloo'?

Mamma Mia!

Historical Notes: For want of a nail the battle was lost

WAR IS not about trumpets and military glory, war is about death. Or, to paraphrase Georges Clemenceau, the man who led France from the horror of the First World War: "War is much too important to be left to generals."

Gulf uranium link denied

ANY LINK between the use of depleted uranium in the Gulf War and illnesses suffered by veterans is "extremely unlikely", the Government said yesterday.

French meet their Waterloo over Eurostar

FRANCE'S STATE-owned railway may have met its Waterloo. SNCF and the Belgian state operator SNCB are surrendering key functions in the running of Eurostar, the international passenger rail service, to a new company based at the London train station named after Wellington's famous military victory.

The Irritations of Modern Life: 32. Eurostar

IT IS extremely cool to like Eurostar. There's a lovely whispering, whooshing sound to lull you to sleep. The blurred view and the speed ("Are we really going that fast, Dad?") keep children in silent wonder for three hours. The trains are so convenient that Paris is almost as easy to reach as a suburb of London.

The Diary: I bet Johnson spoke clearly, teeth or not

On Tuesday of last week I went to the Liberal Club to attend a splendid luncheon given by W H Smith on the occasion of its 1999 book awards. I had a very merry time and ended up being presented with a cheque for pounds 10,000 for Master Georgie.
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