Latest stories

collinbrownchef.jpg

Caribbean chef Collin Brown is reaching for the stars, and he's hoping to get there via Poplar Dock.

The three-time Caribbean Chef of the Year fought his way from selling his distinctive cakes on the streets of Dalston to handling catering for Virgin Atlantic flights to his homeland.

seysselstabbing.jpg

A teenager who was stabbed just yards from the Isle of Dogs police station has joined the chorus of voices calling for it to open later in the day.

Hanif Ali, 14, was "jumped" by a gang of ten youths as he got off the D7 bus on Manchester Road last month. The mob stabbed him in the stomach, severed two tendons in his wrist, and left him with further injuries to the head and arm.

What We're Reading

By Giles Broadbent on September 30, 2009 4:35 PM |

dd-sep24-book.jpg

BOOK
A Week In December
by Sebastian Faulks

Hutchinson, £12.99
4/5

IN A NUTSHELL
In an authoritative and biting state of the nation novel, the author aims to capture turbulent times through the eyes of seven characters that typify the times, including a Muslim extremist, a hedge fund manager and a Premiership footballer.

Click here for factfiles of the local haunts in the 2010 Good Beer Guide

aa-sep24-goodbeer16.jpg

If you're a real ale lover, this particular stretch of the Thames hasn't always been seen as a beacon of pint-related pleasure.

Aside from the Grapes in Limehouse and the North Pole in Manilla Street, the E14 postcode is often no more than a footnote in Camra's extensive Good Beer Guides.

What We're Listening To

By Louisa Emery on September 30, 2009 3:54 PM |

dd-sep24-CD.jpgCD
The Boy Who Knew Too Much, Mika
Universal, £8.98
2/5

IN A NUTSHELL
Dust off your disco slippers, Mika is back and this time he's feeling a bit boisterous.

Blonde's Eye View: The case for cars?

By Rob Virtue on September 30, 2009 2:52 PM |

Angela Clarke swaps waiting for trains with waiting for the AA

Angela142.jpg

I wish we had a mainline station at the Wharf.

Then, when I wanted to leave London, I wouldn't have to lug my suitcase to Paddington, or any of the other big stations that suddenly feel a million miles away when you are carrying your heavy duty cosmetics and six pairs of shoes.

By John Biggs

johnbiggs142WEBBY.jpg

A recently published report highlighted the gender pay gap in the UK. There are two sides to this. First, women doing equivalent work to men in many areas still earn significantly less than men. Second, women on average earn less than men for traditional reasons - career breaks, the traditional role of supporting male partners, work/life balance questions.

What We're Watching

By John Hill on September 30, 2009 1:18 PM |

dvdwebstate.jpg

DVD
State of Play (12A)
Andell Entertainment, £19.99
4/5

IN A NUTSHELL
Russell Crowe becomes Superscoop in this solid adaptation of the British hit TV series

Men's Fashion

By Rob Virtue on September 30, 2009 12:34 PM |

ee-sep17-andrewyoung2.jpg

Andrew Young runs Quo Vadis Styling, a fashion advice service for men who live and work around Canary Wharf.

In the second of three columns on male clothing, he discusses what shoes, shirts and accessories will make you a Wharf fashion icon this autumn.

annafriel.jpg

STAGE
Breakfast At Tiffany's,
Theatre Royal Haymarket

4/5

IN A NUTSHELL
Sean Mathias directs a playful Anna Friel in the iconic role of good-time girl Holly Golightly.

The Wharf The Wharf

Read The Wharf's

E-Editions