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What We're Listening To

By Louisa Emery on December 24, 2009 11:01 AM |

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The Who - Greatest Hits
Geffen, £15
3/5

Do we really need another Greatest Hits of The Who? Only if we don't already own one.

What We're Reading

By Louisa Emery on December 24, 2009 10:25 AM |

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Confessions Of A City Girl by Suzana S
Virgin books, £7.99
1/5

IN A NUTSHELL
The eponymous City Girl extends her column into a full length docudrama.

westham.jpgIt might be the holiday season for most of us but for footballers it's one of the busiest times of the year.

West Ham have a potentially crucial sequence of matches over the festive season, starting with the visit of rock-bottom Portsmouth to Upton Park on Boxing Day. Kick off is at 1pm.

By John Biggs

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Another year draws to an end giving me an opportunity to set out my priorities for next year. My main focus for 2010 is to make the case for east London's connectivity to enable it to benefit from opportunities elsewhere, and to grow within.

London must climb out of the economic hole, and east London is key.

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Pizza is not usually regarded as a Christmas dish but one Canary Wharf chef decided to improvise when called upon to serve up a festive treat.

Westferry Circus-based Italian restaurant Prezzo was recently visited by John Frewer and his fussy-eating sons, Louie, seven, and Frankie, three.

dd-dec24-ocean.JPGIt's been a busy year for soul singer Billy Ocean but he's already making plans for 2010 - and that includes a return visit to The O2.

The singer was back on the road for the first time in a decade and a half at the start of the year and played at the Indigo2 in February.

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Angela Clarke laments the survival of the office party

Step foot outside the office at lunchtime and you take your life in your hands.

The shopping malls throb with harried shoppers and those hunting for a working ATM.

ff-dec24-kick boxer1.JPGCanary Wharf's top Thai boxer has ended the year in style after picking up a medal at the World Championship.

Amanda Kelly won bronze at the Muay Thai World Championships in Bangkok at the start of this month to cap a year when she also won silver in the European Championships.

Concrete Pencil: If I ruled the Wharf

By Rob Virtue on December 23, 2009 10:40 AM |

Dan Bourke is making a few changes around here

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This year my New Year Resolution is to save up enough money, by putting a bit away each month on payday, via internet banking, maybe even by direct debit, so that I can buy Canary Wharf.

And, listen up Wharfers, there are going to be some changes. Nothing too drastic, but changes nonetheless.

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Millwall's "flavour of the month" Steve Morison said wise words from boss Kenny Jackett have helped him score his recent flurry of goals.

The summer signing from Stevenage Borough has scored five goals in his last three matches to take his tally to eight so far this season.