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westham.jpgNigel Quashie finally brought his unsuccessful stint at West Ham to an end when he rejoined QPR this afternoon.

The midfielder, who has not featured in the Hammers' first team since March 2007, has been allowed to move to the club where he began his career on a free transfer.

dd-jan21-marco.JPGAn oasis of tranquillity has crept into Canada Place Mall. The Window Gallery between Waitrose and the Jubilee line entrance is showing a series of beautiful light boxes by artist Marco Bettoni.

Marco, who is originally from Bergamo in Northern Italy and came to England in 1993 to study for an MA at Camberwell College of Art, said: "I transform the frenetic urban pace into a kind of meditation. A kind of calm stillness.

00jul17transport2web.jpgThe Jubilee line is set to be hit be a series of 24-hour strikes from next week after union workers voted for action.

The Rail, Maritime and Transport (RMT) union members will walk out from 7.29am on January 27 in a dispute over a pay gap between them and other tube workers.

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(500) Days of Summer
Fox Searchlight Pictures, £19.99
4/5

IN A NUTSHELL

Doing battle with the romantic comedy genre, is there a chance love will conquer all?

dd-jan21-Eddi.JPGIt's a long time since Eddi Reader topped the charts but for the Scottish singer life these days really is perfect.

Best known for Fairground Attraction's 1988 number one Perfect, Eddi has been off the mainstream radar for a while but has continued to produce intelligent, rootsy music.

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Pigeon racer Bob Bonner had just finished building his new pigeon loft when he passed away.

He had demolished the previous loft in Thermopylae Gate himself over the autumn at the request of housing association Eastend Homes, and built a smaller one just behind it.

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By Andrew Williams

The past few weeks have seen the mercury falling to record levels as the Wharf shivered its way into the New Year. Coming back to work after Christmas is bad enough at the best of times, but when you're knee deep in slush and powerless to move in a force 10 gale it's really no fun.

Online dating for busy professionals

By Rob Virtue on January 21, 2010 11:58 AM |

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Fed up with working long hours, Grace Yusuf decided to leave her job in the finance sector and become her own boss.

Armed with a degree in computer science, the North Greenwich resident swapped banking for matchmaking and this week launched an internet dating website.

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FILM
Up In The Air (15)
4/5

IN A NUTSHELL
Jason Reitman directs George Clooney in a story about a corporate hatchet man whose jetset lifestyle is destabilised by two women.

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Accountant Neil Smith is busy wading through year-end numbers at his Canada Square office.

It's a hectic time for his profession, but the BP employee is happy to be back at work. And he's not as tired as he used to be.