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The new South Quay DLR station could be open in the next few weeks.

The Docklands Light Railway has been working on the new station approximately 120m east of the current stop for nearly two years in order to accommodate three-car trains.

AA-oct8-antiques6.jpgGreenwich was the centre of the antiques world last week when the BBC's Antiques Roadshow rolled into town.

The Painted Hall in the Old Royal Naval College hosted experts from the BBC's popular Sunday night show, prompting hundreds of people to bring their treasures along for valuation.

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The Imaginarium of Doctor Parnassus (12A)
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IN A NUTSHELL
Heath Ledger's last film is not just a fond memory of the actor, but a tribute to the imagination of the director that allowed it to reach the screen

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Plans to place a 153 bedroom yacht next to the Excel were approved on Wednesday night despite heavy objections from the local community.

The decision by Newham Council will see the ship, a replacement for the original yacht which was relocated to Lagos, put next to Royal Victoria Square on a 15-year lease.

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Columbus Tower has been approved by Boris Johnson, securing a £4million contribution to Crossrail.

Tower Hamlets Council rejected plans for the 63-storey West India Quay scheme in June, but the London Mayor called in the decision in August.

botham.jpgEngland need to forget their Ashes euphoria and prove a point this winter according to one of cricket's all-time greats.

Sir Ian Botham, who was in Canary Wharf on Monday, thinks the forthcoming tour to South Africa is a bigger test for Andrew Strauss's team than Australia were in the summer, and he's expecting big things.

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It's well known for creating an outlet for Stephen Fry and Barack Obama's words of wisdom - or just Lily Allen's words.

But Twitter-obsessed Mark Shaw, an expert in the latest social media platform, believes it's also the perfect way to boost your business.

By Jim Fitzpatrick

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The local Conservative Party recently attacked me over Labour's housing record.

I thought they had a cheek: this from the party that sold off the best council properties and refused to allow them to be replaced, by forcing councils to use the monies raised elsewhere. Breathtaking!

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Angela Clark on a train with no destination

It's nice the DLR are celebrating the release of the Beatles re-mastered collection by conducting their own Magical Mystery Tour.

Monday evening, when you want to be home with a restorative glass of Cab Sauv forgetting the week has started, and the trains are playing guess who.

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By Andrew Williams

The economic turmoil over the past 18 months has seen many of us start to re-evaluate whether the pursuit of wealth with no regard for others is really a sustainable solution. One man who knows all about life on both sides of the fence is Oliver Payne.

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