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For dryathletes February 1 spells freedom from the miserable self-infliction of an alcohol-free January


The Smithsonian, the world's largest and museum and research complex, has announced it is exploring the possibility of joining Stratford's new cultural hub, dubbed Olympicopolis.

It would be the first time in the Washington DC institution would have ventured abroad in its 168-year history.


Judge Khatun Sapnara, who sits in Canary Wharf's new family court in Westferry Circus, has been named the "Person of the Year" as the British Bangladeshi Power And Inspiration "100 lists" was unveiled at One Canada Square on Tuesday.

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In a surprising twist, Canary Wharf is to be bought by a Qatari-led partnership after parent company Songbird dropped its opposition to a £2.6billion takeover.


Newham has backed plans to expand London City Airport but said it wanted a number of limits brought it.



By Peter Golds

The internet can prove difficult for politicians. Earlier this month I received a call from a councillor colleague in Norfolk informing me of a press release issued by Tristram Hunt, Labour's shadow education secretary.

In this, Mr Hunt strongly criticised the annual spending by this Government of pupil funding in Tower Hamlets, which is up to twice that in Suffolk and Norfolk.



By Tabitha Ronson

Queen of the Wags Coleen Rooney says of her latest collection for Littlewoods "it's designed for busy mums" and will "look stylish on the school run".

The SS15 collection is brimming with 1960s-inspired fashion.


The RNLI lifeboat station that serves a huge stretch of the Thames, including Canary Wharf and south east London, is the busiest in the UK and Ireland.



Kingsman: The Secret Service
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What if a couple of filthy-minded young rascals with marker-pens and lurid imaginations broke into the Bond offices and set to work on a script?


A proposed 48-hour walk-out by Docklands Light Railway staff has been called off after agreements were reached with the operator.

The RMT union made the announcement on Tuesday, just a day before the strike was due to begin.

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