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LIFESTYLE

From vibrating dumbbells to sauna belts, Planet Fitness is no different to any other sector when it comes to gimmicks, writes Laura Williams.

But sometimes a bit of kit comes along that takes the fitness industry by storm; something that warrants the hype.

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A stellar performance from West Ham resulted in the Hammers securing a 3-1 win over title contenders Liverpool in the late kick-off at Upton Park.

The Hammers were desperately searching for their first home league win of the campaign, and showed Brendan Rodgers' Liverpool exactly what they are capable of.

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COMMENT

By Giles Broadbent

You may believe that Tower Hamlets mayor Lutfur Rahman is right to challenge the Government's investigation into alleged financial malpractice at the Town Hall.

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Most people baulk at the idea of a penthouse in the capital but Bellway Homes has listed three tower top apartments which are comparatively cheap amid sky high London property prices.

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A four year search for justice by the family of Ibrahim Ghrib finally received some reward after two men were found guilty of his manslaughter.

The 20-year-old (pictured right) and his girlfriend were attacked at Shadwell Basin and in the struggle he ended in the freezing water.

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After years of uncertainty residents at a riverside location in Tower Hamlets have finally been given the news that a concrete batching plant will not be built.

The scheme at Orchard Wharf would have seen 600,000 tonnes of aggregate pass through each year at the Thames site at the mouth of the River Lea.

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Police seized two cars at the weekend at a "Fast and Furious-style" gathering in Beckton.

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A train crossing over the Thames at Barking Riverside and a bridge for cyclists and pedestrians at Rotherhithe are being supported by London's Liberal Democrats.

Dozens arrested in police operation in east London

By Rob Virtue on September 19, 2014 10:50 AM |

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Police were out in force on Thursday as they targeted offenders using east London's road network.

Officers made 40 arrests across nine boroughs, with 10 of them taking place in Newham and two in Tower Hamlets.

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COMMENT

by Angela Clarke

Why do people still insist on using the telephone? Obviously some things have to be discussed over the phone: cinema bookings, airline customer services.

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