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

Thank you for the music - after 25 years it's still money, money, money for Abba

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I WAS delighted to see Lord Douro posing for photographers by the statue of the Duke of Wellington in front of the Royal Exchange, to mark GRE's sale to AXA.

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Military Notes: The longbow is not a perfectible weapon

IN THE early 15th century artillery and the hand-held firearm were rapidly superseding the bow and edged weapons, and for the next 250 years "pike-and-shot" prevailed. Gunpowder so dominated the battlefield that armour, except for the helmet and breastplate worn by heavy cavalry and pikemen, was discarded.

Boy killed after falling from train

Boy killed after falling from train

Architecture: Opening the gate to Europe

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"Mad" Frankie Fraser, 76, was born and brought up in south-east London. One of the most feared of London's gangsters since the 1940s, he has spent 40 years of his life in prison, including 10 years for his part in the Richardson torture case and five for leading the Parkhurst Riots in 1970. He now makes a living from his stage show, running coach tours of the East End and writing his memoirs. He also appeared in the film `Hard Men'. Marilyn Wisbey, 43, also a native Londoner, is the daughter of the Great Train Robber Tommy Wisbey. A singer, she has done various jobs, including running a flower stall in Covent Garden. The pair now live together near the Elephant and Castle in south London

Travel: Railways - Crossed lines

If you have seen a figure scavenging furtively around station platforms and booking offices in the past few weeks, it was probably me. Trying to find out what rail deals are around is an exercise as frustrating as a stalled train. Most of the bargains here were picked up from posters and pamphlets in the stations themselves.

Cafe Society: South of the river

Tea Rooms des Artistes 697 Wandsworth Rd, SW4 (0171-652 6526) Former slaughterhouse converted over a decade ago into a bar and now a popular pre-club venue. Small but cosy garden, small but cosy menu, tight squeezes to get to the bar. Entrance charge after 9pm at weekends.

Roofless, but not without neighbours and a home

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