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Review: What We're Listening To

By Louisa Emery on October 30, 2009 12:30 PM |

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Once More, Spandau Ballet
Warner Bros, £12.99
3/5

IN A NUTSHELL
The boys are a considerably older but their revamped classics songs are not a whole lot newer.

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CONCERT
McBeth, St James' Piccadilly
4/5

IN A NUTSHELL
This was very strong performance featuring a selection of beautiful voices but would have been better formed in full costume on a stage.

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When Kevin Murphy decided to leave his comfortable job at media firm Emap for Excel many of his friends thought he was mad.

In heavy debt and in danger of becoming east London's very own white elephant, the exhibition centre was struggling.

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Residents of an Isle of Dogs estate have won a small victory over drug use under their noses.

Occupants of New Union Wharf have complained of persistent drug problems on the estate for several months, with youths dealing and smoking cannabis outside and from an untaxed car.

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PUB GRUB
Slug and Lettuce, South Colonnade
3/5

IN A NUTSHELL
It's noisy and there may be school-disco necking nearby, but the Slug and Lettuce offers a range of uncomplicated dishes in generous portions

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With figures released this week suggesting industrial action by postal workers has cost London based firms £500million, small businesses in Docklands say they have certainly felt its effects, writes Steven Davies.

Over 43,000 British mail centre workers and drivers walked out at 4am after talks collapsed.

AA-oct29-chilis1.jpgThe former Chili's restaurant site in Cabot Place is to be transformed into an upmarket burger restaurant.

The premises will be taken over by award-winning burger chain Byron's, which has several other restaurants in London, including outlets in Kensington and Kings Road.

AA-oct29-wahacca142.jpgThings are set to get a little spicier when the first authentically Mexican restaurant to grace Canary Wharf opens its doors next month.

Wahaca, the award-winning restaurant chain founded by Thomasina Miers and Mark Selby, aims to bring a taste of the Mexican streets to the Wharf and broaden some horizons.

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After riding around the wild streets of North London for a week, gaining confidence and experience I decided to go for it last Monday - my first commute.

I'd been out in sunshine, the cold, at night and in high winds, but as dawn made a feeble bid to break, it brought a new experience with it.

By Jim Fitzpatrick

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Over the past year or so, I've held a number of coffee mornings on Saturdays, to give local people an opportunity to voice their concerns and exchange ideas on crime and anti-social behaviour.

The decision to organise such events stems from the large amount of casework I receive in respect of these kind of problems.

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