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Is it really FA cup time already?

Well, not if you're currently nibbling on your Premier League prawn sandwiches at the Emirates Stadium, but it's been a few years since Charlton stomped around in that division.

westham.jpgWest Ham will be looking to build on the momentum created from Wednesday night's 2-1 victory over Aston Villa.

Gianfranco Zola's men claimed only their second league win of the season and need more points against Everton on Sunday to consolidate their mid-table position.

FF-nov5-Lennox .jpgFormer undisputed world heavyweight champion Lennox Lewis is backing David Haye to win his title fight against Nikolai Valuev tomorrow.

Bermondsey-born Haye face the 7ft 2ins Russian in Germany hoping to become Britain's first world champion in the top division since Lewis hung up his gloves in 2003 writes Steven Davies.

O2124.jpgThe O2 has picked up another honour after being named as the top arena in the world at the Billboard Awards.

It's the first time The O2 has won the award, taking the accolade from Madison Square Garden which has it won for the last five years.

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BRASSERIE
Browns, West India Quay
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IN A NUTSHELL
Quay destination offers a wide range of hearty fare to Wharfers looking to keep those cold days at bay.

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CABARET
Piano Forte, Barbican Foyer
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IN A NUTSHELL
Contortionist and pianist combine in short sweet performance to entertain crowds waiting at the venue.

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Readers of "street-savvy" guidebook Not For Tourists probably won't be making a bee-line for the Wharf any time soon.

The "urban-manual" for residents in the capital savaged the estate and the surrounding area in its 2010 edition, dubbing it "finance's faltering engine room".

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GIG
A-ha, The O2 arena
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IN A NUTSHELL
Superstars do what they're expected to by filling The O2 with fans screaming along to all their classic hits writes Catherine Usher

Blonde's Eye View: Cleaned out

By Giles Broadbent on November 5, 2009 11:38 AM |

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Angela Clarke goes into mourning for the loss of her cleaner - but she suspects the sadness is born of another cause.

I have been abandoned by my cleaner. She has returned to Poland because she needs to see a doctor.

The NHS is that bad.

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Following a second week weaving my way in and out of the London commuter traffic between Haringey and Canary Wharf I've started to get an idea of the pros and cons of traveling by scooter.

On the positive side my commute is shorter and virtually door-to-door.