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dd-sep10-wendytaylor142.jpgWhen supermarket staff found a woman on the floor, clutching a bag of dried chickpeas, they were initially concerned for her health.

The woman was sculptor Wendy Taylor and she hadn't been working too hard, she had just discovered the perfect material to recreate the shell of a dung beetle with, so naturally was working out how much she would need to buy.

dd-sep24-ben.jpgTriple Olympic gold medallist Ben Ainslie was shooting the breeze in Canary Wharf this afternoon.

Britain's greatest Olympic sailor and has packed a lot into his 32 years and has spilled the beans in his autobiography Close To The Wind.


A shirt-maker and new arrival to Canary Wharf is continuing to buck the trend in the recession.

Six weeks after opening a store at Canada Place Mall, Charles Tyrwhitt held a party in the Wharf on Tuesday where it reported solid sales performance for its initial trading period.

AA-sep17-BGC17.jpgWest Ham fans need to be realistic about what the club can achieve according to one of the Hammers' all-time greats.

Sir Geoff Hurst, who enjoyed a glittering domestic and international career in 13 years at Upton Park, thinks the Irons are heading in the right direction under Gianfranco Zola.


A year after the Lehman Brothers collapse credit crunch victims turned up at Canary Wharf to remind everyone of the impact of the bank's failure.

The group - numbering about 20 - were from action group Spirit, campaigning for the millions of pounds independent investors lost following the bank's bankruptcy on September 15 last year.

westham.jpgWest Ham have bolstered their squad with the signing of Mexican striker Guillermo Franco on a free transfer.

The 32-year-old was out of contract at Spanish outfit Villareal and has signed a one-year deal with the Hammers.


By Andrew Williams

There are plenty of clichés in the events industry which creative agencies try to avoid. Few things are guaranteed to wind me up as much as awards ceremonies which describe themselves as "The Oscars" of their respective industries.

FF-sep17-Alex.jpgThe days of the big four's domination of domestic football are numbered according to a man once dubbed the architect of the Premier League.

Football consultant Alex Fynn has no doubt the trophy-hogging days of Manchester United, Liverpool, Chelsea and Arsenal are coming to an end, with a new crop of clubs set to challenge their hegemony.

By Jim Fitzpatrick

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One of the worst things to have to countenance in life is home repossession.

The Wharf's readers might be interested to learn of a new national campaign to help struggling homeowners take control of their finances and make the most of the support available for them to avoid repossessions and stay in their homes.

FF-sep17-MartinPeters142.jpg"It's good to be competitive but the rivalry between fans has gone too far now. I just wish it would stop."

Martin Peters is a man caught in the middle of the hatred that has developed between West Ham and Tottenham supporters, and it's getting him down.

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