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By Tabitha Ronson

With my birthday approaching, I decided to do a bit of life cleansing and declutter our home.
It's always the same every year. A week or so before the "big" day, I start to get a bit jittery.

My life starts asking me those probing questions such as: "Are you kidding me - is this it? Surely, there must be more."

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It was 300 years ago today that King George first set foot on British soil.

East London to be hit by Tube job losses

By Rob Virtue on September 18, 2014 3:39 PM |

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The full extent of staff cuts on the Tube have been disclosed - and east London will be suffering disproportionately.

Jobs losses are being made as part of the planned closure of ticket offices and it will see some stations lose over half their workforce.

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Canary Wharf is losing its McDonald's as work prepares to begin on a two-tower development.

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Businesses and developers should be installing solar technology, the Green Party's Jenny Jones has said.

The London Assembly environment committee member said rooftops - of schools, offices and car parks - were an underused resource.

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London mayor Boris Johnson learnt a thing or two in the classroom as he visited the East London Science School, which is taking part in a £320,000 project aiming to "put the fizz back into physics."

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An ambitious scheme to create a cultural quarter in east London to rival the South Bank is about to take shape.

The Olympicopolis scheme could see a 600-seat theatre for Sadler's Wells and V&A exhibition space all housed in a single building within four years.

WIN two nights in Staycity Aparthotel Greenwich

By Rob Virtue on September 17, 2014 12:00 PM |

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Staycity Aparthotel in Greenwich High Road opened in July 2014 as an exciting addition to a growing portfolio of destinations in the UK, Ireland and Europe.

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by Peter Golds

On September 11, voters in Newham's Beckton ward elected a new councillor.

The count was quick, efficient, and conducted in a calm and quiet manner. Polling stations were, as we would expect, equally calm and quiet too.

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It's unusual to have a driving range as part of a major residential scheme.

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