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By Jim Fitzpatrick

jimELECT.JPGWe've heard a lot about HS2 in recent weeks. The proposed North-South high speed line is under fire at a time the public is concerned about spending.

And rightly so. When there's less money to go around, we need to get our priorities straight and we need to put anything that costs billions under a value-for-money microscope.

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East London: home to Canary Wharf and Tech City. Land of forward-thinkers and innovators.

So it has left politicians and businesses perplexed that Transport for London's solution to a lack of river crossings is to relocate the Woolwich Ferry two miles downstream and bring in a toll.

aa-jul-cable.jpgThe countdown has begun on plans to build a cable car crossing over the Thames - and it's touch and go whether it will be ready in time for the 2012 Olympics.

Last weekend Transport for London announced proposals to link The O2 to the Royal Docks with the capital's first ever cable car.

aa-nov5-thamesgateway7.jpgImproving transport links to east London is essential to safeguard the economy of the region.

The topic was one of a number discussed at the Thames Gateway Forum at The Indigo2 yesterday, which drew together agencies and organisations involved in developing the region flanking the river east of Canary Wharf.

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PLANS for a new Thames crossing could resurface with an announcement just weeks away.