BANKING giant HSBC is in talks to buy back its Canary Wharf headquarters according to a report in the Financial Times.
Spain's property firm Metrovacesa, which bought the tower for £1.1billion last summer, has until November to refinance an £810million loan from HSBC, which it used to purchase the building.
It is believed a sale is now the most likely outcome.
A SOOTHING waterside snap of West India Dock has been chosen as Docklands’ best eco-friendly photo.
Isle of Dogs resident Tim Lees captured this shot of the Marriott West India Quay on his travels through the Wharf – and a panel of judges awarded it first prize in this year’s Green Docklands photography competition.
Snappers sent pictures in a bid to win £200 in Jessops vouchers and a day learning the tricks of the trade with professional photographer Peter Matthews of Folio Photography.
Finding Nemo. On ice. What’s not to like?
One of the most human stories in the Disney/Pixar canon reworked into a live show (a la Lion King) so you get all the glory and kitsch spectacle of an ice show and all the piscine pranks of curious clownfish Nemo, his overprotective father Marlin and their absent-minded pal Dory.
And you can pretend you’re going for your children’s sake.
CHARLTON'S preparations for Saturday's match at Cardiff have been disrupted by an injury to Zheng Zhi.
In a week dominated by talk of a potential takeover from Dubai Investors, on the pitch the Addicks were dealt a blow when it was confirmed Zizi out for between two to three months with an ankle injury.
Manager Alan Pardew said: "Prior to the Ipswich game he was moaning a little bit about his foot which we think was just a bang he got in training from a tackle, an innocuous challenge.
"But following a scan we realised there was an underlying problem which we had to operate on this week, so we've lost a key player there."
WHARF banks Barclays and HSBC have snubbed the Government’s bail-out plan.
FANS without tickets for Millwall's game against Leeds United have missed out.
Saturday's League One clash at The Den is all-ticket and the club have confirmed they are no longer on sale.
The O2 is set for a major expansion after receiving outline planning permission from Greenwich Council. New additions to the entertainments complex could include a comedy club, a theatre and a visitor attraction.
The permission, which also allows for more food, leisure, sports and entertainment use, will open up another 39 per cent of the complex.
For the full story, read The Wharf next week.
CREDIT Suisse has resisted a bail-out offer by raising private capital.
Each week we send our snapper out on to the estate to capture a face who wins a meal at Via in West India Quay. If you are this week’s Face, phone 020 7510 6055.
KATIE Melua heads to The O2 next month, assuming she gets through her next few live dates unscathed.
The 24-year-old singer spoke to The Wharf about the November 8 show at the arena, and revealed she, literally, choked on stage during a gig in Sweden last week.
She said: "I swallowed a piece of my hair while I was singing a song called "Scary Films" and couldn't breathe. I had to try and carry on singing while getting the hair out of my mouth without anyone noticing and it wasn't very nice.