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Horseferry Road residents have been told they now live in a "car-free" development - even though they've been given permits for eight years.

Occupants have learned that they are not entitled to cars under the building's planning agreement, a fact they say was not mentioned when they moved in nearly a decade ago.

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BOOK
The Still Point, by Amy Sackville
Portobello Books
3/5

IN A NUTSHELL
Julia picks over the diaries of her illustrious ancestor while examining the state of her marriage.

Carlton Cole125.jpgCarlton Cole has "unfinished business" to attend to when West Ham play Burnley this Saturday.

The sides met at Upton Park in November, when Cole scored in a 5-3 win for the Irons, but he picked up an injury which ruled him out for the next two months.

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By Andrew Williams

I wonder how many Wharf readers are breathing a sigh of relief this week. Many of you will have decided that January was going to be the start of a new chapter in your personal wellbeing, with regular trips to the gym, a macrobiotic vegan diet and lashings of iced ginger tea.

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National five-a-side football specialist Powerleague wants to build pitches at the top of a Crossharbour car park.

Tower Hamlets Council is due to decide tonight (Wednesday) whether to clear its plan for five flood-lit all-weather pitches on the upper levels of Selsdon Way's 500-space NCP multi-storey.

aa-feb4-o2hotel.JPGThe draft design for the new hotel AEG Europe hopes to build next to The O2 has been unveiled.

The entertainment company this week submitted its planning application for the four star 450-bedroom hotel to Greenwich Council. The proposed development also includes adjoining serviced apartments and a large event space.

Blonde's Eye View: Estate agents

By Rob Virtue on February 3, 2010 1:49 PM |

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Angela Clarke gets her dream home... finally

I've always felt estate agents didn't deserve their bad reputation.

Like most Wharfers, they are just trying to get the job done, and get home in time for fishfingers in front of EastEnders.

BB-dec24-finchtubelines.jpgThe over-run of the Jubilee line upgrade is likely to cost Tube Lines around £50million.

That's how much the Canary Wharf-based engineering consortium will lose for its failure to complete the installation of new signalling on the line by the end of last year, according to chief executive Dean Finch.

Concrete Pencil: Light relief

By John Hill on February 3, 2010 11:50 AM |

Dan Bourke sees the sun squint over Shadwell once again

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God be praised: the DLR is back.

Not that it was ever away of course, not really, it's just that it wasn't going to Bank for, like, the whole month, so it was of limited use to me.

Walsall 1 Charlton 1

By Rob Virtue on February 3, 2010 9:23 AM |

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Charlton got their second equaliser of the week but again missed out on a valuable three points in Tuesday night's clash at Walsall.

A Deon Burton penalty on the stroke of half-time cancelled out Troy Deeney's opener but the Addicks could not find a way through in the second half despite the home side going down to 10 men.