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An east London charity is looking to inspire 100 people to part with £1,000.

Canary Wharf chief executive George Iacobescu was one of the first to sign up with the East End Community Foundation's initiative, following its launch at the Plateau restaurant.

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COMMENT

Rose Walker of Grant Saw Solicitors

New rules on what happens when someone dies without making a will are expected to come into force on October 1, 2014.

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The Isle of Dogs, Bethnal Green and Newham are to receive "significant expansion" in broadband capabilities following the announcement of a roll-out by Virgin Media.

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July saw the record number of passengers pass through City Airport in its 27 year history.

Figures were up 4% on July 2013, the previous high. The hike comes on the back of increased flights from British Airways to places such as Ibiza, as well as new services to Dusseldorf and Granada.

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Chancellor George Osborne hailed Tech City and its role in the future of banking at a meeting at Canary Wharf on Wednesday.

He was launching Innovate Finance at Level39 and said he believes London can lead the way in Fin Tech.

HSBC reports 12% drop in profits

By Rob Virtue on August 4, 2014 12:13 PM |

Pre-tax profits at HSBC fell 12% as the bank suffered from a weak first quarter.

But group executive Stuart Gullicer said the results, comparing the first six months of 2014 with the year previous, showed the "resilience" of the company's business.

Barclays announces drop in profits

By Rob Virtue on July 30, 2014 10:16 AM |

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Banking giant Barclays has reported a 7% fall in profits for the first half of this year caused mainly by a drop in income from its investment banking business.

Total profits for the period were at £3.35billion.

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If you take your business idea to the crowdfunding audience, you'll need to stand out.

Corrado Accardi's plan for Pizza Rossa gained momentum after winning London Business School's Best Business Plan award last year and going on to be runner-up in a European-wide event.

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A Big Issue seller has thanked Northern Trust for helping to get him off the street through his Thursday "tenancy" at the Canary Wharf offices.

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Transport for London will next week launch a fresh consultation on a bridge linking Newham and Greenwich.

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Canary Wharf Group has announced it has helped to generate over £1billion of business for local companies since 1997.

More than 1,700 firms have benefited from CWG's business support initiatives and ventures.

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French firm Bouygues Energies & Services will soon call the Greenwich Peninsula home.

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It's 120 years since Tower Bridge was completed and now those to the east of it are urging its time for another crossing.

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DATA

Figures released by the Government show 68% of students from Tower Hamlets are going to university.

It puts the local authority joint seventh in the nationwide list, topped by fellow London regions Brent, Harrow, Merton, Redbridge and Ealing.

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British Airways has relaunched flights from London City Airport to Dublin five years after it dropped its service to the Irish capital.

The airline also announced on Thursday it was increasing flights to both Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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