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Concrete Pencil: Riding the rustic runway

By John Hill on September 30, 2009 11:18 AM |

In search of a better life, Dan Bourke is prepared to give up all manner of things that he doesn't want

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Ah, your DLR emerging from the Bank tunnel into southern Whitechapel's brief autumnal glory.

It's enough to turn a man's thoughts to moving to the country for early mornings and decaying foliage.

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Crossrail has pledged to move five million tonnes of earth via the river during its construction process.

The soil - which will be excavated during work on the £16billion London rail link - will be used in landscaping projects such as a 1,500-acre nature reserve at Essex's Wallasea Island.

Colchester 3 Charlton 0

By Rob Virtue on September 30, 2009 9:57 AM |

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The Addicks crashed to their first defeat of the season against Colchester United on Tuesday night.

An own goal from Miguel Llera and two strikes from the U's on-loan Barnsley striker Kayode Odejayi made it a disappointing return to Essex for Charlton boss Phil Parkinson.

MillwallLOGO142.jpgKenny Jackett was left frustrated as his Millwall side were held to a goalless draw by a combative Yeovil side last night.

The Lions enjoyed plenty of possession but lacked the cutting edge to breach the visitors defences and could even have lost the game had the woodwork not saved them on two occasions.

MillwallLOGO142.jpgMillwall will be looking to bounce back from Saturday's disappointing defeat at Orient when they entertain Yeovil at The Den.

The Lions capitulated 1-0 in east London and manager Kenny Jackett will be demanding his players perform a lot better this evening.

Preview: Colchester v Charlton

By Rob Virtue on September 29, 2009 3:56 PM |

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Saturday's victory over Exeter City saw manager Phil Parkinson make use of two super subs - Izale McLeod and debutant Tim Breaker.

While McLeod was busy jumping around corner flags and showing his vest to The Valley's North Stand following his first home goal in two years, a more restrained Breaker was left to face the press.

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The first flight from Docklands to New York didn't lift the spirits of all London City Airport visitors.

Campaigners from anti-airport expansion groups Fight the Flights and Plane Stupid marked the launch of the transatlantic service by making a noise at the entrance to the airport today.

westham.jpgCarlos Tevez put his former team to the sword as he scored twice to condemn West Ham to their fourth defeat in a row.

The Argentinian striker's brace and a Martin Petrov free-kick meant Gianfranco Zola's men left Eastlands still looking for their first Premier League win since the opening day.

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An Inspector Calls, Novello Theatre
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IN A NUTSHELL
Director Stephen Daldry's award-winning and visionary revival of JB Priestley's classic chiller returns to London for a short run.

FF-Oct1-Flintoff6.jpgEngland cricket star Andrew Flintoff dropped into Canary Wharf this afternoon to meet his adoring public.

The popular all-rounder, nicknamed Freddie, was signing copies of his new book Ashes to Ashes at Waterstone's in Jubilee Place mall and drew a big crowd.

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