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Review: Othello at Hackney Empire

By Jon Massey on February 13, 2009 2:09 PM |

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by Miriam Gillinson

Director Kathryn Hunter and the RSC have created a sophisticated and inventive version of Othello, which finds surprising laughs in Shakespeare's play.

But does not quite reach its heart.

abj_laptop1.jpgThese tough economic times might make many Wharfers feel like running for the hills and for one Greenwich resident that would be great news.


Alex Brooks-Johnson has just launched a new company, Dreambrokers, specialising in bespoke outdoor holidays in the Scottish Highlands which he hopes will "spark a bit of inspiration in stressed-out bankers".

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A former Canary Wharf business analyst is hoping to help clean up London’s streets with his very own three-wheeled electric car.

Al-Karim Versi's A-Kar is a city car or delivery vehicle which has a range of 70 miles and can travel at speeds of up to 35mph.

HSBC graduates raise thousands for diabetes

By Rob Virtue on February 13, 2009 11:17 AM |

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Following the death of a much-loved colleague to diabetes, members of HSBC’s graduate team were determined to help others with the illness.

After a year of fundraising at the bank, the team made more than £11,500 for the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation.

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Island residents are to make one last effort to block a controversial “ghetto? development.

Tower Hamlets Council’s strategic development committee will decide whether to grant planning permission to the linked Pride and Island Point schemes next Thursday.

What We're Watching

By John Hill on February 13, 2009 11:13 AM |

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Burn After Reading (15)
Off-beat Coen comedy

4/5

"Coens break from the bleak No Country For Old Men with a snowball of gurning and giggles"

clipper125WEB.jpgRiverboat commuters can look forward to using their Oyster cards on Thames Clippers boats before the end of the year.


The Wharf can reveal the company is close to agreeing a deal with Transport for London to enable pay-as-you-go Oyster cards to be used on the service, and the system could be operational by the autumn.

boamortecole.jpgWest Ham's first team squad got into the fundraising spirit at a recent training session at Upton Park to support the Richard House hospice.


England striker Carlton Cole and Portuguese midfielder Luis Boa Morte were among the players donning red shirts to promote the children's home in Beckton.

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East London has been promised “radical change? even after the Olympics have left in 2012.

The deprived region has been promised schools, a sports academy and 10,000 new jobs as part of a legacy masterplan unveiled this week.

February 12: Face in the Crowd

By John Hill on February 12, 2009 12:59 PM |

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