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Preview: Millwall v Colchester

By John Hill on October 30, 2009 2:03 PM |

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With Millwall unbeaten in five games, Colchester will be travelling to The Den with sights firmly fixed on stealing Charlton's second place spot should the Addicks crumble beneath floundering Carlisle, writes Steven Davies.

Gary Alexander, the Lion that slew Leeds last week, is a major doubt with a heel injury.

Preview: Carlisle v Charlton

By John Hill on October 30, 2009 1:27 PM |

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If any Charlton players ever fancied having a crack at reading War and Peace, this would be the weekend to do it.

The 300 mile-plus trip to Carlisle is going to result in a lot of thumb-twiddling unless they've got some of those Nintendo things all the footballers are playing on adverts these days.

Preview: Sunderland v West Ham

By Rob Virtue on October 30, 2009 1:19 PM |

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They clawed back a draw under the lights of the TV cameras against Arsenal.

But can West Ham go one better and add three points to their tiny tally at Sunderland?

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STAGE
Showstopper!, Greenwich Theatre
3/5

IN A NUTSHELL

A quirky, off-the-cuff production which takes its lead from suggestions from the audience, forcing the cast to think on their feet, writes Kate Youde

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.