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by John Biggs

Although we all like a bit of excitement, most people prefer calm and certainty. Politics is one of the more roller coaster professions, where it never seems to stop. That's why people who do it find it addictive. And why many others don't understand why we do it.


The top scorer for Wapping Hockey Club will have a coveted trophy named after him as a leaving present.


Tower Hamlets Council is inviting schools and other organisations in the borough to join it for a minute's silence today for the victims of the school massacre in Pakistan.


The arrival of commissioners Sir Ken Knight and Max Caller into Tower Hamlets Council has been hailed as a "fresh start" for the borough.

The Conservatives have welcomed Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' appointments, which will oversee various parts of the local authority's running.


A historic pub on the doorstep of Canary Wharf could be rebuilt as part of plans for a residential block.

The North Pub at Manilla Street on the Isle of Dogs was closed earlier this year by owners of the site. However, a planning application has been put in to Tower Hamlets Council for a public house under an eight storey tower.


Miss South Africa has been crowned Miss World 2014 and the final of the glitter has been swept from the stage at the Excel in the Royal Victoria Dock.


The Wharf has teamed up with MBNA Thames Clippers to offer readers the chance to win six months of free travel on the river.

The service offers Wharfers a commute to work on the fastest and most frequent fleet on the Thames, serving 19 piers across London and running with 20-minute frequency.



Elvis at The O2 exhibition
North Greenwich

"Welcome to my world, I want you to come on in." The dulcet tones of Elvis Presley greet us as we enter Graceland.


Communities Secretary Eric Pickles has appointed two of the three commissioners he wants to take charge of some parts of Tower Hamlets Council's administration.

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A pickpocket who was caught red-handed on the Tube by undercover police has been jailed for 28 months.

Shaun Campbell, 30, of Pinefield Close in Poplar, was spotted stealing a purse from a woman's rucksack while waiting for a Central line train back in October.

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