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ff-feb18-upson.JPGThe future of West Ham's Matthew Upson has been the subject of much speculation recently but the Irons captain insists he's not thinking beyond playing for England in this summer's World Cup.

The 30-year-old centre back has been linked to a move from Upton Park to raise money for the cash strapped Hammers.

dd-feb18-cornwell.JPGHe once proudly proclaimed there were no more heroes but Hugh Cornwell could find himself something of a role model for a new generation of songwriters.

The former Stranglers frontman will be at the British Music Experience at The O2 next week presenting a songwriting masterclass.

ff-feb18-mido.JPGHe's the only just arrived at Upton Park but Mido is already planning to stick around longer than the end of the season.

The Egyptian international signed on loan for the Hammers on transfer deadline day and is determined to seal a permanent move in the summer.

rd.jpgIt might be the most widely read magazine in the world but that has not stopped the UK arm of Reader's Digest going into administration.

The publisher, based in Westferry Circus, filed for administration today after a deal to save its pension fund collapsed, putting around 135 jobs at risk.

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Jim Thornton wants you to think independently.

The property manager and former Conservative broke away from the Blues in 2007, and wants Poplar and Limehouse voters to consider alternatives to the party machines this summer.

ff-mar19-squash.jpgThe ISS Canary Wharf Classic will see the cream of English talent slug it out at the East Wintergarden next month.

The draw for the event was made on Monday, with top seed Nick Matthew likely to meet three-time Wharf champion James Willstrop in the semi-finals.

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Hay's Galleria, now a retail and eating experience in the shadow of Tower Bridge, is only the latest incarnation of a wharf that has seen a number of different visitors.

Roman remains suggested it was the site of a villa but its recorded history starts with its role as the city residence of the Abbot of Battle.

levi.JPGLevi's became the latest addition to Canary Wharf's retail collection when it opened its doors this morning in what it hopes will be a stroke of "jeanius".

The leisurewear store opened in Canada Place mall at 11am, and business was already brisk by lunchtime.

Blonde's Eye View: I love ewe

By Rob Virtue on February 17, 2010 11:25 AM |

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Angela Clarke's dos and don'ts of Valentine's Day

I hate Valentine's day. Thank God the tacky trinkets and themed set menus have been binned for another year.

Giant velveteen rose anyone? No thank you, that doesn't go with my tasteful décor.

Concrete Pencil: There is power in a union

By John Hill on February 17, 2010 10:20 AM |

Dan Bourke is in a velvet rut

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Do you remember your first day of school? Nothing has ever been the same since, has it?

It's been a straight line, pretty much, from there to here. Wear those clothes, sit in that chair, do this stuff that we tell you.

This week saw the first day for our daughter at nursery.