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ff-feb18-taylor142.JPGThe titans of the tungsten were out in force at The O2 last night as Premier League Darts rolled into town.

Phil Taylor and Raymond van Barneveld headlined the show that brought the eight best players in the world to North Greenwich in what was a new departure for the arena.

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Former youth worker Dr Anthony Gunter thinks a "transformation" is on the horizon for east London, but it won't be sparked by the Olympics.

The UEL lecturer doesn't buy the talk of a bright new "legacy" in the five boroughs following the Games, saying that the change will instead come from the creative drive of the area's youth.

Safety and the art of motorcycle maintenance

By Rob Virtue on February 12, 2010 10:29 AM |

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The UK's biking community headed to the Excel centre at the weekend for the annual Motorcycle Show.

Latest models from the likes of Ducati, Harley Davidson and BMW were on parade as well as a range of motorcycle accessories, while a dramatic stunt show also took place.

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London City Airport has announced it will open extra security lanes to deal with increased queues caused by heightened measures.

Work has already begun on two new lanes - which will raise the total to six - and they will be operational by the end of February.

ff-jan28-taylor142.JPGThe biggest names in darts - and over 10,00 spectators - are heading to The O2 this evening for the opening round of the Whyte & Mackay Premier League.

Doubt surrounded the participation of world champion Phil Taylor, who has been laid low with a virus this week.

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By Andrew Williams

It has not been a good couple of months for the green movement.

First there was the disappointment of Copenhagen, with world leaders bickering over details and failing to agree on any big picture.

NZ4.JPG A stranger by the side of the road flags you down. The light is fading and there is not another vehicle in sight. A deserted beach lies to your left and rolling fields of sheep to the right.

You could be forgiven for fearing he might be a car-jacker. But this is New Zealand and there is a good chance he has just seen something quite special and wants to share it.

aa-jun4-creditsuisse.jpgCredit Suisse enjoyed a productive 2009, making a profit of 6.7billion Swiss francs last year.

The bank, which has its UK headquarters in Canary Wharf, has bounced back from a poor 2008, largely due to the strength of its private banking business and adopting a safer business model.

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Tara Webb has emerged from the shadow of domestic violence by pressing on with a law degree.

The University of Greenwich student had to leave home in the middle of her A-levels aged 17, but has won two gongs at the XCel Student of the Year awards.

By John Biggs

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Well, it's budget time again. My job as an Assembly Member is to examine the Mayor's plans and look for the flaws.

So here they are (well, the big ones anyway). The good news is that the amount of Council Tax precept is remaining frozen in Boris' latest budget.