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Giles Broadbent is killing time

When I'm feeling down and pointless - but not quite down enough to warrant something reckless like booze or self-harm - I play a little game to pitch me back across the five-bar gloom gate.

I call it the "Obitz" and the aim is to make a tally of your life's worth. Fun for all the family.


Hanging Hooke, Greenwich Theatre

"Chris Barnes took us on a journey of energy and intrigue. He showed us light and gloom; diverting particles and heliocentric heresies; vacuum pumps and broken hearts (which, I suppose, are the same thing, metaphorically speaking)"

Preview: Carlisle v Millwall

By John Hill on May 1, 2009 4:05 PM |


Millwall may welcome back skipper Paul Robinson for their last scheduled game of the season at Carlisle.

Robinson has not played for three months due to a metatarsal injury, but hopes to be involved before the Lions begin their playoff push.

Charlton v Norwich City

By Rob Virtue on May 1, 2009 4:03 PM |


Norwich will come to The Valley on Sunday bringing hordes of fans as the club hope to stave off relegation.

In Charlton's last match of the season the target for them will be to condemn their Norfolk opposition to join them in League One.


Moving house this year may well be as comfortable as ambling across hot coals.

But that's not stopped Excel's Grand Designs Live show from reeling in curious homeowners.


Former DJ Josh Silverman is pushing for a fresh start at Reebok Gym after enduring tragedy and injury in the last few years.

The 21-year-old became a fitness coach at the Canada Square gym last month through an apprenticeship with Limehouse charity City Gateway.


Police have welcomed the conviction of a man who committed a "horrendous" sexual assault on a woman returning from Canary Wharf two years ago.

Alomgir Rouf, 21, of no fixed abode, was sentenced to four years in jail and will be on the sex offenders register for life following his conviction last week.

ff-apr30-Edwards.jpgGareth Edwards knows a thing or two about rugby and he thinks the British and Irish Lions can win their forthcoming tour to South Africa.

The legendary Welsh scrum-half is an ambassador for Wharf-based bank HSBC, who are sponsoring the Lions tour in June.

What We're Listening To

By John Hill on April 30, 2009 3:28 PM |


Together Through Life
Bob Dylan


"It's essentially a likeable collection of familiar melodies elevated by the sheer force of the performer's charisma."


Climbing over a spiked fence to escape a gang of chasing hooligans was Ed Hall's first taste of the unsavoury side of football.

Somewhat fittingly, these days Ed's job as a lead prosecutor for London's football clubs is to make sure such troublemakers are made to pay for their crimes.

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