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A Jubilee line train travelling to Stratford was searched by police this morning after a report of a man concealing a gun.

Metropolitan Police officers scoured the eastbound train at West Ham following a tip off, but services returned to normal just before noon after no weapon was found.


Jan Ravens has swapped riding the airwaves for the road having embarked on her first solo tour.

The prolific broadcaster, best known for her comic creations in TV and radio's Dead Ringers, makes her way to Greenwich Theatre next week with the aim of amusing, and to some degree, educating the public with her mimicry.

Everton 3 West Ham 1

By Rob Virtue on May 18, 2009 10:17 AM |


A wonder-strike from Radoslav Kovac put West Ham in the driving seat, before an Everton fight-back left the Irons out of the race for seventh place.

Two goals from Louis Saha and one from Joseph Yobo, as well as a sending off for James Tomkins made it a disappointing away day for the Londoners.


Giles Broadbent examines how our MPs have duped us

Politicians have always had a rough time. We always knew many of their number were power-hungry hucksters who swayed in the breeze of opinion, dumping principles like so many stained mattresses in a woodland car park.


Ordinary Dreams, Trafalgar Studios 2

The burden of London life gets too much for Dan in Marcus Markou's patchy but perky take on parental paranoia and middle class meltdown.


Boris Johnson has approved Glenkerrin's linked Island Point and Pride proposals on Westferry Road.

The London Mayor followed Tower Hamlets Council in backing the plans this week, despite concerns from neighbours about their high density and effect on light.


Blazing sunlight hit my eyes as I walked out of Island Gardens DLR.

I slipped my sunglasses on, checked my watch and lent back against one of the station's cool grey walls.

A breeze stirred the leaves on the trees to my left. I was waiting for the package to arrive.

Preview: Everton v West Ham

By Rob Virtue on May 15, 2009 4:28 PM |


West Ham's Europa League dream could be over if they lose away to FA Cup finalists Everton at the weekend.

The Irons are two points behind Fulham, who are sitting in the golden seventh spot, with Tottenham between them in an all London sandwich.


When the financial metropolis of Canary Wharf was built, it would been not unreasonable to assume that the jobs market in Tower Hamlets would improve.

However, although built in the middle of the borough in the late '80s, it has not worked out as many would have liked.

Click here for The Wharf's gallery of the Crossrail launch event.


The seed of Crossrail was planted over a century ago. It has attracted delays, debate and dreamers imagining a London network with elbow room.

Prime Minister Gordon Brown and London Mayor Boris Johnson were among the many who saw the £15.9billion project get underway in Canary Wharf today. The Wharf was there to gauge their reactions.

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