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Charlton 4 Millwall 4

By Rob Virtue on December 21, 2009 10:32 AM |

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Controversy reigned in an epic encounter at The Valley on Saturday when an eight goal thriller saw the two south-east London teams share the spoils.

A Millwall sending off and two penalties for Charlton could not help the Addicks to three points, with the Lions' Danny Schofield grabbing an injury time equaliser.

westham.jpgWest Ham avoided being bottom of the Premier League at Christmas with a deserved 1-1 draw with top-of-the-table Chelsea.

The Hammers warmed the hearts of their supporters on a freezing afternoon at Upton Park in a match defined by penalties.

Preview: West Ham v Chelsea

By John Hill on December 18, 2009 4:11 PM |

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If West Ham can get to the end of 2009 without another vicious drubbing, they'll probably be feeling fairly festive.

The club has endured a rotten December, with losses to Man United, Birmingham and Bolton, the retirement of Dean Ashton and the absence of Carlton Cole until January.

Review: Avatar (12A)

By John Hill on December 18, 2009 3:10 PM |

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SCI FI
Avatar (12A)
4/5

IN A NUTSHELL
James Cameron's movie is among the most beautiful things you'll see this year. But the plot will turn your brain into a quivering Slush Puppy

Preview: Charlton v Millwall

By Rob Virtue on December 18, 2009 12:55 PM |

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This weekend sees the match most south-east London football fans were scanning the fixture lists for at the start of the season - Charlton v Millwall.

The Lions head to The Valley for the first time in 13 years in what is expected to be a tense derby match.

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Plans for a 305-bedroom hotel in Marsh Wall have failed to impress Tower Hamlets Council.

The authority's Strategic Development Committee refused to grant planning permission for the 39-storey tower at 40 Marsh Wall this week, citing concerns over its size.

Review: Depeche Mode

By Rob Virtue on December 18, 2009 9:42 AM |

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GIG
Depeche Mode, O2, Wednesday, December 16
4/5

IN A NUTSHELL
New and old material mix with ease as the electro-rockers conquer The O2 arena.

Why Cheryl is a cut above

By Rob Virtue on December 18, 2009 9:14 AM |

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It's hardly a surprise but Canary Wharf's female population all want to be Cheryl Cole this Christmas.

That's what Jubilee Place salon Seanhanna has being finding as the hordes of Wharfettes rush to get ready for their festive parties.

BB-dec17-emmabaudey.JPGThe work of volunteers from businesses in Canary Wharf and the City was recognised at an awards ceremony last week.

Wilton's Music Hall in Limehouse was the venue for the East London Business Alliance Annual Volunteer Awards, presented by London chairman of KPMG and ELBA chairman, Richard Reid.

AA-dec17-sport04.JPGBadminton may not have quite the same profile as football or rugby but one Wharfer has found it is the sport of choice for many people in the area.

Brian Ng, who lives and works in Canary Wharf, is such a fan of the game he opened a badminton club to the public last month.