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dd-jan28-florence2.jpgShe's been tipped as one to watch so 2010 should be a big year for Florence Rawlings.

The 21-year-old from New Cross Gate released her first album, A Fool In Love, last week and its blend of well-crafted soul and smoky cover versions is proving popular. But Florence can't quite believe her album is actually in the shops.


The Real Van Gogh: The Artist And His Letters
Royal Academy Of Arts

Van Gogh gets to explain himself and his paintings via his prodigious correspondence.


Earlier this month, think tank Policy Exchange outlined a vision for increased river commuting.

As the debate continues, The Wharf talks to Thames Clippers managing director Sean Collins about his thoughts on funding, Oyster and riverside houseboats.

westham.jpgWest Ham chief executive Scott Duxbury has resigned.

Duxbury stood down last night and the club made the announcement this morning. His departure comes in the wake of the takeover of the Hammers by David Sullivan and David Gold last week, with Karren Brady appointed vice-chairman.

MillwallLOGO142.jpgTwo of Millwall's key players have signed new deals at The Den this afternoon.

Captain and centre-back Paul Robinson and all-time leading goalscorer Neil Harris have agreed contracts to stay at the club until 2013 and 2012 respectively.

What We're Watching

By Louisa Emery on January 28, 2010 1:45 PM |

Playback (PG), £17.99

Enid Blyton lovers cover your eyes. It seems her life was not all lashings of ginger beer, midnight feasts and fat, friendly farmers' wives.

What We're Reading

By Louisa Emery on January 28, 2010 12:39 PM |

Get Me Out Of Here
by Henry Sutton

Harvill Secker, £12.99

Are you sitting comfortably? Make the most of it, you are in for a bumpy ride.

aa-jan28-henry sutton1.JPGThere is nothing like a good book to provide a bit of escapism, but has the credit crunch turned us into a nation of comfort readers?

Novelist and Mirror books editor Henry Sutton has had enough of the current penchant for cosy literature so has taken matters into his own hands. With his sixth novel, Get Me Out Of Here, he aims to buck the trend.


Fashion shows can often feel like secret clubs, stuffed with members clad in ripped bin bags encrusted with diamonds and labels.

That's not the plan for the Docklands Fash and Fun Show, which returns for a second twirl at the Radisson Edwardian Hotel on February 24.


The owner of the Docklands shop which was blown up by the IRA fears for his future in South Quay.

Ihsan Bashir, 43, believes a Tesco Express is planned for space next to his newsagent and that the competition would destroy his business if one opens.