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The Excel Centre has been selected to host the London economic summit in April.

The exhibition centre in the Royal Docks will be the focus of world scrutiny when international leaders and finance ministers from across the globe meet there on April 2 to discuss the economic crisis.

WestHam.gifManchester United visit Upton Park on Sunday looking to consolidate their place at the top of the league table.

The Premier League, European and World champions will undoubtedly give West Ham a real test, although their record at the Boleyn has been poor in recent seasons.

Sophie Bryant and her son Devon enter a land of imaginary animals


Anyone who has the pleasure of owning a two-year-old will understand the perils of entertaining such a being.

So it was with trepidation that I entered Half Moon's theatre for their 45-minute-long play about imaginary animals and brightly coloured props.

It takes 5.5 months to sell your house

By Jon Massey on February 6, 2009 12:45 PM |


Sellers are still refusing to let their properties go at a low price, holding up the sales market.

That is according to research conducted by which has revealed a big increase in the time it takes from the time a property is put on the market to the time it is sold.

CharltonGround125.jpgCharlton's Championship fixture against Cardiff City has been postponed.

Saturday's match was called off after referee Andy D'Urso carried out a pitch inspection at The Valley just before midday today.


Plans for the year ahead traditionally involve learning to order drinks in Spanish and not leaving pizza boxes on the couch.

But if Brian Blessed completes his 2009 to-do list, he’ll have blasted into space, conquered one of the world’s most dangerous mountains and taught a little princess about magic and dragons.

FF-feb5-Sue.jpgInternational netball is coming to The O2 later this month and for England coach Sue Hawkins the game cannot come soon enough.

England play Jamaica in the Co-operative International series, with the first of the three matches taking place in Greenwich on February 22.


In the UK, it may be known as "the other football" and "that sport with pads".

But 2,500 American Football fans still slogged through the snow to North Greenwich for Europe's biggest Super Bowl party. The Wharf slapped on a jersey and sampled the action.


By Andrew Williams

I have many hobbies – listening to music, playing the guitar (badly) and reading the novels of William Boyd to name but three.

If I had to pick a favourite hobby though, I think it would definitely be sleeping.

Rugby betting will boost the Wizard's total

By Simon Hayes on February 4, 2009 1:43 PM |

NigelSeeley125WEB.jpgNigel Seeley - the Wizard of Odds - predicts there is money to be made from the opening games of the Six Nations rugby championship this weekend, weather permitting.

Well, we finally got our year off to a winning start at the third time of asking.

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