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Mudchute allotment holders are cautious about news of the need for drilling on their plots. For more, click here

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Mudchute Park and Farm will stop selling produce while the council tests its soil for contaminants.

The Mudchute Kitchen will temporarily cease selling the farm's produce and grazing will be restricted while the soil is checked, although health chiefs believe it is "not likely" that the tests will throw up any immediate health risks.

dd-nov26-gubbay142.jpgFireworks, carols, a light show - and Myleene Klass - means something for everyone at The O2's Christmas Spectacular next month.

The event, December 23, will celebrate all things festive and impresario Raymond Gubbay, who has put the show together, hopes it will help people get into the Christmas spirit.

Concrete Pencil: Fine lines

By John Hill on November 25, 2009 12:16 PM |

When it comes to the best tube lines, Dan Bourke always bets on black

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What's your favourite Tube line?

What line, when you find out you have to go on them, makes you think: oh good. Or rather, if you had to make a five-stop journey this afternoon, which line would you choose?

Charlton 4 Bristol Rovers 2

By Rob Virtue on November 25, 2009 10:33 AM |

By Steven Davies

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Charlton secured their second home win in a row and maintained their unbeaten record at The Valley with a 4-2 win over promotion rivals Bristol Rovers.

The Addicks took an early lead courtesy of a goal from David Mooney who slotted in his second goal in successive home games from close range in the fourth minute.

aa-nov26-JulieAndrewsjpg.jpgThe O2 will be alive to the sound of music when one of Britain's most loved singers makes a one-off performance at the arena.

Dame Julie Andrews, Oscar-winning singer and actress will make her first UK stage appearance in 30 years when she plays the venue on May 8.

FF-jun18-Murray.jpgThere was disappointment for the Andy Murray fan club last night when the British star lost with a whimper to Roger Federer.

Murray made too many basic errors as he went down 3-6, 6-3, 6-1 to the world number one in front of a packed arena at The O2.

Exeter 1 Millwall 1

By John Hill on November 25, 2009 9:32 AM |

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Millwall missed a chance to grab three important points as they conceded a late leveller to Exeter.

Adam Stansfield's shot beat David Forde in the 88th minute to deflate the Lions, who had led from a first-half penalty.

MillwallLOGO142.jpgMillwall will be missing four key players for tonight's trip to Exeter City.

James Henry, Neil Harris and Gary Alexander are all ruled out with injuries for the long trip down to Devon as the Lions look to bounce back from Saturday's defeat by Wycombe.

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It's been over half a century since Bristol Rovers won at The Valley.

But with the insightful knowledge of former boss Lennie Lawrence, coupled with that of Chris Dickson, the Pirates will be hoping tonight is the night.

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BOOK
Ordinary Thunderstorms, by William Boyd
Bloomsbury, £11.99
4/5

IN A NUTSHELL
Boyd explores the nature of identity in this thriller about a man hidden in plain sight on the streets of London.