Shortlisted designs for London’s new pedestrian and cycle bridge unveiled

Engineering firms BuroHappold, Bystrup and Arup are frontrunners to build £40m Thames crossing between Nine Elms and Pimlico

Four shortlisted designs have been unveiled for another new bridge across the Thames in London – thought to be the first in a major city centre to incorporate the needs of pedestrians and cyclists.

The proposals for the bridge, which will link Pimlico and Nine Elms in south-west London, were shortlisted from 74 entries in March in a competition run by Wandsworth council.

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Ashley Madison adultery site hack: will I be found out? What you need to know

Millions of users of the infidelity website may have good reason to be worried as cybercrime experts warn that the ‘Impact Team’ may be focused on blackmail

The hacking of the dating site Ashley Madison has raised complex questions about online privacy and the safety of personal data but for the users of the site, which claims to have more than 33 million members in 46 countries, the questions are fairly straightforward: what are the chances my husband or wife will find my profile on the site, and what can I do to stop that happening?

This is what Ashley Madison customers, or anyone who shares intimate details about themselves on a dating website, need to know.

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What happened when I tried to delete my Ashley Madison account

Hackers have threatened to release details of all 37 million profiles – including one belonging to a Guardian journalist who registered while investigating site

Hackers threatened to release the identity and credit card details of 37 million adulterers on Monday. And it turns out I was one of them.

I set up an Ashley Madison profile last year to investigate the site’s claims to have built an “infidelity map of the UK”. But when I attempted to delete my account, I was presented with a £15 charge. Given the service runs on discretion, I decided my personal information would probably be safe and I forgot all about it until last night.

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Ashley Madison customer service in meltdown as site battles hack fallout

Reps claim system is ‘completely secured’ and that hackers ‘weren’t successful’, while denying more than 2,500 customer records have been released

Extramarital dating site Ashley Madison is in disarray with its customer service centre telling users their accounts are secure despite the company admitting its user records have been stolen.

More than 2,500 customer records have been released to the public by attackers who claim to have stolen the total database of 37m user accounts.

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