Dan Bourke takes a measured approach to his New Year Resolutions
Let’s get the obvious ones out of the way first. The reduction or elimination of the intake of cigarettes, pints of lager and Birleys beef and cheddar sandwiches are always the first on the New Year’s Resolution first XI team sheet.
Nigel Seeley - the Wizard of Odds - gives some top tips on where to place your bets this week, with the FA Cup taking centre stage.
I hope everybody had a fantastic Christmas and now we must start the New Year running with some winners.
IT'S winter and for many thoughts turn to matters of health, both physical and mental.
So what could be more appropriate than a short West End run of Well a comedy on that very theme from the pen of avant-garde American writer Lisa Kron.
Jonathan Spector made a return to first team action for West Ham in Saturday's 2-10 over Stoke and the American international is eager for more.
Spector, who turns 23 next Saturday, came on as an 89th minute subsitute, his first appearance since April after being ruled out with a serious hip injury for most of this season.
Commuters and shoppers have been hit by delays on the Jubilee line.
A signal failure at Canada Water station left services delayed and running slowly and Transport For London urged travellers to find other means of transport.
HSBC will be staying in Canary Wharf, at least for the next three years.
The banking giant decided to retain its London headquarters following a review published just before Christmas.
Charlton manager Phil Parkinson has urged the Addicks board to splash the cash in the January transfer window to save the club from relegation.
Caretaker boss Parkinson saw his side crash 3-1 at Sheffield United yesterday, leaving them rooted to the foot of the Championship table as they head into the New Year.
Diego Tristan unwittingly scored a late winner to give West Ham the perfect end to 2008, and their first home victory in over three months.
Tristan deflected a Carlton Cole shot past Thomas Sorensen in the 88th minute to break the hearts of 10-man Stoke and register his first goal for the Irons.
West Ham defender Matthew Upson has pinpointed Christmas as crucial if the Irons are to get out of the relegation dogfight this season.
Saturday's 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa left the Hammers just one point above the drop zone and they face two teams also in the relegation mix - Portsmouth on Boxing Day and Stoke on Sunday.
Work on the new Isle of Dogs Crossrail station at Canary Wharf is set to begin in early 2009.
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) today completed the deal with transport authorities to contribute £150m towards the costs of the new Isle of Dogs Crossrail station at Canary Wharf.