Tim Worner’s time as Seven West CEO should be up. But somehow isn’t …

By Stephen Mayne

Seven West CEO Tim Worner has dragged the scandal of his affair with Amber Harrison through courts both legal and of public opinion. For the sake of his company it is time to put this matter to bed.

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How the Yes campaign is being co-opted for bra sales, not solidarity

By Helen Razer

Many brands and public figures are draping themselves in rainbow colours and proudly sloganeering for the Yes campaign. However, this is often more part of a cynical marketing campaign than useful solidarity with the LGBTI community.

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Crikey Worm: yet another possible dual citizen, One Nation’s ABC demands unlikely to get up

By Emily Watkins

Another government minister has been caught up in the dual citizenship chaos, and One Nation’s media reform conditions are unlikely to get through. It’s the news you need to know, by Emily Watkins and Max Chalmers.

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Better ways to spend the garden bridge cash | Letters

By Letters

David Nowell says the garden bridge’s initial approval was undemocratic, Toby Wood wishes someone would throw Peterborough a crumb – and LJS Lesley and Jonathan Longstaff have alternative proposals for London

The proposed garden bridge across the Thames was bound to fail as soon as Zac Goldsmith lost to Sadiq Khan, given that the project never had the support of a majority of the 25-member London assembly (Recriminations fly after garden bridge cancelled, 15 August). The parties opposed to the scheme, with 16 members of the assembly between them, were one seat short of the two-thirds super majority required to stop Boris Johnson and George Osborne frittering the best part of £52m, which had the support of only nine Conservative members. Ultimately, the origins of this fiasco lies with the Blairite fixation with experimenting with directly elected local potentates, rather than properly constituted English regional assemblies and the single transferable vote for local elections.
David Nowell
New Barnet, Hertfordshire

• Peterborough Civic Society, along with the local newspaper and residents, has been campaigning for a new city centre cycle/footbridge across the city’s river Nene. Our city council has said that it cannot currently afford the £2.5m necessary for the project. This figure pales into insignificance when compared with the £37m of public money wasted on the now abandoned Thames garden bridge. I wonder if Joanna Lumley and chums could just check down the back of their sofas and, if any loose change turns up, please chuck it our way.
Toby Wood
Vice-chairman, Peterborough Civic Society

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Pamela Singh's best photograph – a woman dying in India's City of Widows

By Interview by Edward Siddons

‘The town of Vrindavan is a magnet for bereaved women. Elderly widows come to this square to die in the sun’

One day in 1994, while staying in Vrindavan, a small town in Uttar Pradesh, I went exploring on my own. I came upon a quiet square. It was midday and the Indian heat was sweltering. I saw a woman lying alone, swaddled in fabric. In the background of this shot, you can see a bundle of clothes. That’s her.

I moved towards her and saw she was dying. She was extremely old and clearly in her final moments. I went to fetch her some water when a group of children appeared. They thought nothing of it. They explained that elderly women and widows often come here to die. She could no longer talk.

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Sweden's Fotografiska to open first overseas gallery in east London

By Maev Kennedy

Centre for contemporary photography will take ground floor of new building in Whitechapel due for completion in 2018

A new photography gallery is to open in the East End of London, the first overseas branch of the Swedish Fotografiska centre for contemporary photography, founded in Stockholm in 2010.

Fotografiska will take the entire ground-floor area of a new building in Whitechapel, close to the acclaimed Whitechapel Gallery, according to an announcement from the property investment company Derwent.

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