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Recovering from holidays (and troubling surgery)

By John Hill on March 18, 2009 11:56 AM |

Dan Bourke missed you while you were on holiday - as long as you've brought back chocolates.


When you go away from work for a week or so, several things are bound by the natural law of the office to happen.

Firstly, you will say "it's great to be back, obviously," with obvious sarcasm. You may meet facilitators in this, who will say: "Obviously, it's great to be back" and you can say: "Yes... obviously!"

Is your spare room stuffed with old boxes, extractor fans and broken TVs? Why not make some money and fill it with a person instead?

It's an idea that's occurring to an increasing number of people in Docklands, especially with the Olympics just around the corner.

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Even in tough times it is worth remembering there are others worse off than us.

That sentiment was behind Barbican Dental Care owner Neil Sikka's decision to join up with Impact India Foundation to offer dental care to thousands of people across India.

MK Dons 0 Millwall 1

By John Hill on March 18, 2009 9:33 AM |


Millwall bounced back from their weekend defeat to Leicester with a vital win at MK Dons.

The home team welcomed the Lions still buzzing from their 6-2 defeat of Oldham, but Marc Laird's 20th minute header secured the club's fourth straight away victory.

Preview: MK Dons v Millwall

By John Hill on March 17, 2009 5:40 PM |


Lewis Grabban may return to the squad for the crunch match with MK Dons tonight.

The young winger has been missing for more than a month, but could be in line for a recall in Milton Keynes.


Businesses around Canary Wharf and Docklands are being warned to prepare contingency plans in the days running up to the London Summit.

Crisis Survivor, a continuity planning consultancy is warning companies to beware possible "large scale civil disturbances".


Job prospects for graduates were dealt another blow with the results of a new recruitment survey.

According to results from the Robert Half CFO Confidence Index, 91 per cent of chief finance officers (CFOs) of London firms were not looking to recruit graduates this year.


The War of words is still raging over the future of Poplar's Robin Hood Gardens estate.

But the Government remains tight-lipped on whether it will reverse its decision not to list the brutalist building.

aa-mar12-elliotwilson3.jpgFor many youngsters a career as a professional sportsman is the realisation of a dream.

Imagine, then, the crushing disappointment when that dream is dashed by injury and illness. That's exactly what happened to Elliott Wilson who his professional cricket career ended at the age of 24.

For a full report on the Wharfstock festival click here, or here for a gallery of the event.


XFM and T4 presenter Alex Zane charmed Canary Wharf crowds last week as the host of Wharfstock.

The Wharf was on hand to quiz him about the art of juggling, his personal record collection and his strange dream about anarchist tubthumpers Chumbawumba.

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