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FF-sep10-rampracash1.jpgHe has 100 centuries to his name but Mark Ramprakash might always be seen as the nearly man of English cricket.

With 33,244 first-class runs in a 20 year career, Ramprakash has been one of the heaviest scorers in the domestic game but never hit those heights in the test arena.

For The Wharf's gallery of the arms fair protests, click here


In a two-part online report, The Wharf talks to the people inside and outside the world's largest arms fair.

Part one looks at the protest movement against Excel's DSEi defence show, and how activists have switched targets in a bid to challenge the arms industry.

By John Biggs


We are of course all concerned about the economy but different political parties have different solutions for dealing with it.

The next few months will clarify whether the worst is over, and in the next few years we will understand whether we made the right choices.

Blonde's Eye View: Onwards to Christmas

By Rob Virtue on September 9, 2009 12:21 PM |


Angela Clarke is 105 days to go and counting

Now we have cleared the August Bank Holiday and the long, hot (ahem) days of summer are behind us it is time to look forward to Christmas.

Well, it is for the shops anyway.

Concrete Pencil: Why so serious?

By John Hill on September 9, 2009 12:05 PM |

Dan Bourke is tired of your clipboard-waving self-importance


Let's be serious for a moment. Joking aside, let's be sensible. Set your frivolity to one side for a time, please, because now is not the time for high-jinks, horseplay or monkeying around.

The only proper response to such nonsense? Ooo OOO Ooo. Pulling a monkeyface. Slapping of thighs with loose arms.

aa-sep3-imelda.jpgImelda May might be a name unfamiliar to many people but to the likes of Van Morrison and Jeff Beck she is one of the best in the business.

The Irish singer will be performing alongside guitar legend Beck at a gig at the Indigo2 on September 21. She spoke to The Wharf about her excitement about the show.

westham.jpgValon Behrami ws back in action for West Ham last night after playing for an hour in a reserve team match against Birmingham.

The Swiss midfielder, ruled out for six months with a knee ligament injury, played in the 6-0 win at Upton Park.


On September 1, 1666, Thomas Farriner, a biscuit maker to the Navy raked over the embers at his Pudding Lane bakers and went to bed, assured all was well.

Sometime after one o'clock in the morning on September 2 his household was woken by the smell of smoke.


Hundreds of arrests could be made over last month's clashes between West Ham and Millwall fans as the Crown Prosecution Service prepares for a mammoth operation.

Only 14 people have so far been charged in relation to the violence, which took place in last Tuesday's cup match, as police continue to trawl through CCTV footage.

DLR hit by morning delays

By Rob Virtue on September 8, 2009 11:54 AM |


The Docklands Light Railway suffered problems on Tuesday morning due to a failed train at Island Gardens.

And on the day the Defence Systems & Equipment International exhibition started at Excel, Serco, which maintains the line, said more problems may occur later.

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