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Turn the clocks back 130 years and the rooms of the Gallions Hotel were at the heart of Docklands life, filled with eager passengers from across the globe about to set sail on the liners berthed outside.

This week, the Grade II-listed building in Basin Approach became a bustling hub hosting European guests of a different kind, as it was officially re-opened by Irish Prime Minister Enda Kenny yesterday, Tuesday.

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By Giles Broadbent

These are curious times.

If we were in a Shakespeare play, the Sudden Storm of Saturday and the current Opposition Of Jove would signal a cataclysmic disruption.

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Business leaders in east London have been left "disappointed" after Danny Alexander failed to acknowledge calls for more river crossings.

The Chief Secretary to the Treasury unveiled his Investing in Britain's Future Statement and many were hopeful of Government backing for a cross-river link.

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Both Newham and Greenwich councils, outspoken proponents of more river crossings, are celebrating "overwhelming" public backing for the project.

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Business leaders have teamed up with MP Jim Fitzpatrick to campaign for more river crossings in east London.

The London Chamber of Commerce wants Mayor Boris Johnson to demand cash from the Government to build the proposed Silvertown Crossing and another at Gallions Reach.

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