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West Ham manager Sam Allardyce hailed his side's remarkable 2-1 victory over current champions Manchester City "a fully deserved victory".

Big Sam also said that it was a fantastic performance from all of his players, especially centre midfielder Alex Song, who was the Hammers' man of the match against Manuel Pellegrini's side.


West Ham stayed in the top four of the Premier League table after a shock win over champions Manchester City 2-1 at Upton Park in the early Saturday kick-off.

Manuel Pellegrini's team went into the game brimming with confidence after defeating the Hammers on four occasions in the last campaign, scoring 14 goals in the process.

Best Christmas markets in London 2014

By Rob Virtue on October 25, 2014 10:24 AM |

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It's just a few weeks away so you might as well plan your festive drinks now. And what better place to do it than at a Christmas market. Here's our guide to the best around.


Almost a third of all new homes that will be built in London over the next five years will be in east London, according to a report from property adviser Savills.

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Some of the leading business people in the Canary Wharf district have signed up to a charity initiative to change the lives of east Londoners - and you could join them.


A sex attacker posed as a plumber to gain access to a Tower Hamlets flat before attacking a schoolgirl inside.

The incident took place at Canrobert Street in Bethnal Green at around 6.25pm on May 14. Officers have released images of a man they want to talk to about the attack.

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A long-proposed cycle bridge linking Canary Wharf with Rotherhithe was given a boost this week when Mayor Boris Johnson said he would consider it.


Thrill seekers will be able to abseil down Britain's largest sculpture from April next year.


As it emerged that almost half of the children in Tower Hamlets are living in poverty, campaign groups are calling on the Government to step into action.



Sir Arthur Conan Doyle provided the key element of the Sherlock Holmes myth - the character himself - with his scientific approach to crime, his bohemian lifestyle and his restless curiosity.

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