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Rose Imperial Champagne, France
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"In wine, as in other things, sometimes big is beautiful."

Reaction: G20 coming to the Excel

By Rob Virtue on February 16, 2009 1:06 PM |


The eyes of the world will be focusing on the Excel and Docklands in April when leading political figures arrive for the London Summit.

International media will be flocking to the region in east London, which can only be a boost for the Borough of Newham during times of global financial hardship.

Review: Blue Man Group

By Giles Broadbent on February 16, 2009 12:31 PM |


Blue Man Group. They’re blue, they’re men and… er… they’re a group. That’s more or less as much as I knew before I turned up at The O2 for their sell-out first night. Oh yes, I’d also seen them banging objects together in an advert once – then again, I saw creatures banging stuff together at the beginning of 2001: A Space Odyssey and look how weird that turned out.

WestHam.gifWest Ham have been paired with Everton in the FA Cup quarter-finals, but need to negotiate a tricky replay against Middlesbrough first.

The Irons earned a place in yesterday's draw after scraping a 1-1 draw with Boro on Saturday afternoon when it had looked likely the visitors would dump them out of the Cup.

Stockport County 2 Millwall 2

By John Hill on February 16, 2009 11:20 AM |


Izale McLeod's first goals for Millwall were not enough to secure a much-needed away win against playoff-chasers Stockport.

The Lions were 2-0 up by the hour mark, but lost David Martin to a second bookable offence before conceding two goals in the last 11 minutes.

Charlton 2 Plymouth 0

By Rob Virtue on February 16, 2009 10:16 AM |


Goals from Therry Racon and Nicky Bailey secured a win for Charlton in Saturday's crucial relegation scrap against Plymouth Argyle.

It meant the Addicks recorded back-to-back victories at The Valley for the first time since the opening month of the season.

The Wharf: A different perspective

By Giles Broadbent on February 14, 2009 4:00 PM |


When you pick up a copy of The Wharf from now on, you’ll notice some significant changes.

The leading newspaper for Canary Wharf and the Docklands has undergone its first major facelift since it was launched more than 10 years ago.

We’re bolder and fresher, with a striking masthead and an eye-catching front page design.

Plane in crash scare

By Giles Broadbent on February 13, 2009 10:33 PM |


A British Airways plane came skidding to a halt on the runway after its front wheels "collapsed" at London City Airport.

Two people suffered minor injuries and one was taken to hospital after passengers evacuated the plane using emergency chutes.


– Eyes Down, Pens Ready @ Hackney Empire

– The Fix @ The Albany

– Richard III @ Greenwich Theatre

– Mad Blud @ Theatre Royal Stratford East

Preview: Charlton v Plymouth

By Rob Virtue on February 13, 2009 3:35 PM |


Charlton welcome back several key first-team players for Saturday's clash at The Valley

Mark Hudson, Therry Racon and Graeme Murty are all back to fitness for the match against Plymouth - which promises to be a six-pointer in their relegation battle.

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