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DLR strike planned for next week

By Rob Virtue on September 25, 2009 1:27 PM |

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Talks are continuing to avert a 48-hour DLR strike which has been threatened by union members over new rosters.

The RMT union said its members in the control centre will walk out just after midday on Wednesday, September 30, and not return to work until lunchtime on Friday.

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Greenwich foot tunnel users are still waiting for details on when the river crossing will be out of action.

Greenwich Council revealed earlier in the year that the tunnel would need to undergo essential maintenance, but it has not yet confirmed the start date and duration of these works.

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STAGE
Fastest Clock In The Universe,
Hampstead Theatre

3/5

IN A NUTSHELL
In this revival of Philip Ridley's black comedy, a mock birthday party is laced with menace.

#478B24-tim chellingsworth1.jpgClampers operating at the City Pride pub extracted over £700 from one family even though they were entitled to park there.

Knightwatch, which was responsible for parking enforcement at the Marsh Wall pub until their contract was terminated on September 11, appears to have made the most of its last few days by clamping vehicles legally parked there.

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Canary Wharf Group has filed a claim against bankrupt financial giant Lehman Brothers for $4.28billion in rent and charges.

The claim was filed this month with Epiq Bankruptcy Solutions in the US, and includes $2.63billion in rent, $711.3million in rates, and $552.6 in dilapidations.

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Lennie Lawrence was due to make a return to The Valley on Wednesday - and he could expect a reception in contrast to another former Charlton manager.

While Alan Pardew was jeered recently amid accusations of wasting money and leading the Addicks on a downwards slide, Lawrence can boast a far different record.

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THAI
Elephant Royale, Isle Of Dogs
4/5

IN A NUTSHELL
Excellent food and well-pitched interior make for a Thai restaurant that falls just the right side of kitsch.

JeffBeck142.jpgGuitar legends Eric Clapton and Jeff Beck have announced a joint show at The O2 next February.

The musicians, acknowledged as two of the greatest guitarists of all time, will play the arena on February 13 after being inspired when they collaborated on stage in Tokyo earlier this year.

aa-sep24-patcash1.jpgAndy Murray might have had a difficult few weeks with injury and defeat but he has still got a great chance of winning a grand slam tournament according to ex-Wimbledon champion Pat Cash.

Murray's surprise defeat against Marin Cilic in the US Open led to some people questioning whether he will fulfil his potential but Cash dismissed such talk.

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Angela Clarke's ice cream is melted by The Wharf's deputy editor

This column is dedicated to William.

Without him my last two weeks of poignant insight/inane dribble [delete as appropriate] would not have made it to print. Not bad for a nine-month-old baby.

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