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By John Hill on December 8, 2009 10:31 AM |

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CD
Hits, Seal
Warner Brothers, £15.99
3/5

IN A NUTSHELL
Most of the good stuff from the singer's first two albums, padded with the fluff from the rest of them. Merry Christmas, dad.

Spector142.jpgWest Ham defender Jonathan Spector is confident the Irons will bounce back from last Saturday's 4-0 defeat by Manchester United.

The American international insisted the Hammers are taking it one game at a time as they look to pull away from the relegation zone, starting at Birmingham this Saturday.

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He's a writer who has often courted controversy.

South London-born Gordon Newman had a film on journalism banned by the BBC and has regularly upset top police and judges alike with his work.

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It was created to celebrate community cohesion, but a mural has split opinions on the Island.

George Green School students sprayed a design on the side of Manchester Road building last summer as part of a youth art project. But residents are keen to see it removed, claiming it makes the area "look like a ghetto".

westham.jpgGianfranco Zola was putting a brave face on things but the West Ham manager must be getting worried after his side was torn apart by a depleted Manchester United.

The Premier League champions could only field three recognised defenders, and lost two of those before the game finished, but still the Irons could barely muster a worthwhile effort on goal.

Charlton 1 Southend 0

By Rob Virtue on December 7, 2009 10:28 AM |

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Charlton ground out a win on Saturday thanks to a first half winner from Deon Burton in a nervy encounter.

The Addicks striker scored his fifth goal in the last six league matches to see off a confident Southend side at The Valley.

Hartlepool 3 Millwall 0

By John Hill on December 7, 2009 10:20 AM |

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It's generally accepted that a football game is supposed to last ninety minutes. But some don't quite make it that far.

Millwall arrived in Hartlepool on the back of a last-minute win over MK Dons, but were out of this game before it hit the half-hour mark.

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STAGE
Peter Pan, Meridian Gardens, The O2
3/5

IN A NUTSHELL
The family favourite is brought bang up to date with hi-tech wizardry that takes you on the same high-flying journey as the puck-ish hero.

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STAGE
Cat On A Hot Tin Roof, Novello Theatre

4/5

IN A NUTSHELL
Debbie Allen updates Tennessee Williams' 1955 tale of a Southern family confronting secrets and lies over the course of Big Daddy's 65th birthday.

Charlton v Southend

By Rob Virtue on December 4, 2009 5:49 PM |

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December 5 will always have a special place in Charlton fans' hearts. Like Christmas Day, New Year's Day? No. Bigger.

It's the day supporters send messages of goodwill, give presents and praise Father Colin Walsh and Saint Kim Grant.