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FF-aug6-ChrisWEB.jpgChris Tomlinson is Britain's best long-jumper but he knows he will have to be at his absolute peak to be in with a chance of winning a medal at the World Championships later this month.

The Newham & Essex Beagles athlete holds the British record holder at 8.29m and he will have to leap close to that to be in with a shout in Berlin.


By Andrew Williams

We got a touch of festival fever last week with the Canary Wharf Park Sounds. Festivals on a slightly larger scale have become inescapable in recent years. Where once the summer began with Glastonbury and ended with Reading, there is now not a free weekend for months.

ee-aug6-jamies2WEB142.jpgCanary Wharf's newest restaurant officially opened its doors to the paying public this week.

If the track record of the man behind the concept - Jamie Oliver - is anything to go by it will be a resounding success. His first foray into Docklands sees him returning to his first and greatest love, Italian cooking.


The Jubilee line is still returning to normal after a rush-hour suspension this morning.

Service was suspended for half an hour while emergency services responded to a person who became ill on a train at Bermondsey.


There's been a group of controversial and occasionally corrupt police officers patrolling the beat around Docklands for over a quarter of century.

No, not the Met, The Bill - the ITV programme is set in Tower Hamlets - battling crime in the East End.


Walking With Dinosaurs, The O2

Full of life, grace and electronic wizardry, dinosaurs walk the earth again in the greatest show on prehistoric earth.

AA-aug6-JamieWEB.jpgHe is famously passionate in his crusade to bring good food to the masses and Jamie Oliver has brought his message to Canary Wharf with his new restaurant.

Jamie's Italian officially opened its doors in Churchill Place yesterday and the chef spoke exclusively to The Wharf about it.


McDonald's plans to sell its Blackwall site after finally getting planning permission for Helix-London.

The fast food company's joint application for a two-tower residential scheme in Trafalgar Way was granted at the third attempt this week, but it will not be tackling the project itself.

Blonde's Eye View: The smug greens

By Rob Virtue on August 5, 2009 12:47 PM |


Angela Clarke wonders what their carbon footprint is

My friend has just blasted me for tossing an apple core into the dock. To listen to her, you'd think this act causes as much damage to the environment as Chernobyl.

By Tim Archer

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What's more important homes or cars? Despite a housing waiting list of 23,000 people, Tower Hamlets Council is buying a prime piece of land on the Commercial Road near Limehouse DLR station, not for building new homes but for creating a new car pound - somewhere to take cars that get towed away for being parked illegally.

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