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As deaths on the River Thames have reached the highest point in four years, the RNLI is warning people to Respect the Water in a new campaign.



by Peter Golds

According to the BBC, some two billion people live under governments influenced by Magna Carta.

Much of the original document would seem alien to a modern citizen, but the fundamental principle that government, including the Monarch (or President), must be subject to the law is as relevant today as it was in 1215.

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Rat Race Adventure Sports is giving two readers of The Wharf the chance to take on the challenge of a lifetime and win entry for themselves and a friend to London's first aquatic obstacle course.


Plans to bring a floating village to the Royal Docks have been criticised by Newham's mayor over a lack of affordable housing.


Flybe has announced plans to launch flights from London City to Aberdeen, drawing praise from David Cameron.

The Prime Minister welcomed the safeguarding of the "vital route" which is being dropped by British Airways.



by Angela Clarke

I left my mobile in a taxi. I would've called the cab company, but the number and my customer reference were on an app on my phone.

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Canary Wharf Group has won permission to build 3,100 new homes among the estate's towering skyscrapers.

The homes will be built on a 20-acre mixed use site in Wood Wharf that will include offices, shops, restaurants and cafes.


Calls have been made to rezone West Ham, Canning Town and four DLR station to increase the rate of regeneration in east London.

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales said it would be unfair not to make the changes after Stratford was given the go-ahead to move from Zone 2 to 2/3 by 2016.


It's taken a while but tea has well and truly returned to east London.


Thousands of runners soaked up the atmosphere of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this Sunday as the venue played host to The National Lottery Newham London Anniversary Run.

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