Dan Bourke stays awake during this year's political speech-fest - so you don't have to
I LOVE conference season.
I love the excuse to watch telly because something â€œimportantâ€? is on, so thatâ€™s why I havenâ€™t done the washing, or cleaned the flat, or had a shower, even though youâ€™ve been out at work for 12 hours.
And no, I didnâ€™t make any food either. Did you bring anything home?
Shh, Andrew Neilâ€™s talking.
BOOKS etc closes its doors for the last time in Canary Wharf tomorrow.
The area's only two bookshops, in Jubilee Place Mall and Cabot Place, will shut at 6pm on Wednesday when work starts to transform them into Waterstone's, who acquired the stores last month.
The length of time the shops will be closed has not been disclosed but could be up to two weeks.
ASIAN investment bank Nomura has announced a deal to buy a chunk of stricken firm Lehman Brothers.
The company will snap up the European and Middle Eastern investment banking and equities businesses in a move which could save up to 2,500 jobs.
The buy-out includes offices in the UK, as well as the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Italy, Spain, Kuwait, Dubai and Qatar.
Administrator PricewaterhouseCoopers announced the deal after a week of uncertainty for the bankrupt Wall Street giant.
THE folks from the Financial Ombudsman Service may have been brought together by their heads for figures.
But they showed off their fast fingers and versatile voices in their second annual music festival last weekend.
After a successful debut last August, Ombudsfest returned to the Isle of Dogs on Friday, showcasing bands linked to the South Quay Plaza organisation.
Lauren Hughes talks to the new driving force behind an old favourite
FORMER Sunday Telegraph editor Sarah Sands has returned to Canary Wharf to re-launch the UK edition of the perennially popular Readerâ€™s Digest â€“ and she says she has big plans to shake up its image in the market.
Since coming on board at the Westferry Circus-based company in May this year, she has been putting changes in place and aims to increase the titleâ€™s visibility, including plans to stock it alongside its contemporaries on news stands and at airports.
CITY Airportâ€™s application to increase flights is due to be heard next month after the Mayor of London approved the plans.
WEST Ham travel to Watford for tonight's Carling Cup clash hoping to continue their bright start under new boss Gianfranco Zola.
Saturday's 3-1 win over Newcastle got the Italian's reign off with a bang, and saw David Di Michele earn instant cult status with the Irons' faithful after he bagged a brace of goals.
AROUND 700 jobs at the European branch of Lehman Brothers last night as banks tabled their final offers for the firm's assets.
IT might not have quite been champagne football but West Ham produced plenty of sparkle as they cruised to victory in their first game under new boss Gianfranco Zola.
And star of the show was new signing David Di Michele who scored twice on his home debut as the Hammers outclassed a dispirited Newcastle side.
LEAFLETS were being given out at DLR station exits on Friday, September 19, which read: â€œMake money from the credit crunch.â€?
They set the theme for this yearâ€™s Homebuilding and Renovating Show and the Property Investor Show, both held at the Excel centre over the weekend.