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westham.jpgWest Ham travel to Stoke tomorrow looking for their first win since the opening day of the Premier League season.

Gianfranco Zola's team are second bottom of the Premier League and will be without influential midfielder Scott Parker for the game.

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Doom. It's all doom at The Valley. Charlton have now gone one game at home without scoring and the oracle that is Kelvin MacKenzie is calling for the head of manager Phil Parkinson.

Four-four-one-one? Four-five-one? Four-four-two? "Whatever it is Parky, change it", cry the Addicks fans from the Upper West. "It's not working."

MillwallLOGO142.jpgMillwall will be without Andy Frampton for tomorrow's trip to Stockport.

Frampton is suspended after being sent off at Swindon last week but the defender is also injured, damaging his ligaments in the incident that saw him dismissed.

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Gordon Brown may be feeling the heat as an election approaches but he can find an unlikely supporter in one former sparring partner.

Cherie Blair, who famously in her memoirs accused Brown of hounding her husband Tony out of office, said she was confident Conservative leader David Cameron would not be celebrating in the national vote.

What We're Reading

By Simon Hayes on October 16, 2009 11:25 AM |

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Child's Play by Kia Abdullah
Revenge Ink, £7.99
1/5

IN A NUTSHELL
East London author's second novel centres on paedophiles and a secret organisation set up to catch them.

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A year after its launch, Waitrose's Community Matters initiative has raised £12,000 for 36 different good causes around Canary Wharf.

The scheme, which allows customers the chance to vote on which of three charities get the biggest slice of £1,000 each month, celebrated its first birthday last Thursday.

bb-oct8-gay.jpgIt has been a huge success but the days of the East London Business Place are numbered.

The free advice and networking service was set up in April last year to help small and medium sized enterprises win contracts and create relationships between suppliers and buyers.

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By Andrew Williams

The problem with having an Indian summer as we seemed to this year, with balmy September nights and sunny weekends, is that winter hits you all the harder. Hats and scarves and cosy nights in front of the fire have replaced sunshine and summer.

Olympiclogo.jpgThe organisers of the London Olympics have confirmed today they will not be building a £40million temporary venue next to The O2 for the Games.

Instead the two sports which would have been housed there, badminton and rhythmic gymnastics, will be held at Wembley Arena in 2012.

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The new dining destinations around Canada Square could help the Canary Wharf Ice Rink enjoy its "best year ever".

By the time the first skater steps onto the ice on November 14, all of the restaurants in the new Park Pavilion are expected to be open.