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Fetching coffee isn't just for posh kids

By John Hill on January 21, 2009 12:06 PM |

Dan Bourke sifts through the merits of unpaid work experience

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On my first day’s work experience, I was called a **** by the editor.

He was very fond of that sort of thing, which is funny because he was particular about it not appearing in the paper.

Spike Edney.jpgMusic fans can enjoy a "human jukebox" at very special show at the Indigo2 this Saturday.


The SAS Band is a star-studded ensemble of musicians put together by keyboard player Spike Edney.

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A row over allocated parking spaces led to a 59-year-old van driver being punched and kicked to the ground.

The incident took place at around 6pm on Saturday (January 17) when the victim attempted to park in an allocated space in Wapping's West Gardens.

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Barnaby Geib was fed up visiting doctors and specialists with symptoms that he likened to food poisoning.

The 33-year-old considered himself fit otherwise – he was a keen sportsman and had a specialist diet to fuel his exertions.

Teenager dies in Limehouse crash

By Rob Virtue on January 20, 2009 5:51 PM |

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Witnesses are being sought after a teenage motorcyclist died in an incident at the Limehouse Causeway.

Kane Theodore, 15, was killed following a collision with a car last Friday. A fellow passenger, also 15, is still in hospital.

Review: Home entertainment

By John Hill on January 20, 2009 12:59 PM |

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CD: Lady Gaga: The Fame

DVD: Somers Town (12A)

Book: Haunted London Underground

Game: Mirror's Edge

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A rare British bird has been spotted roosting in the reedbeds of the Lee Valley.

Birdwatchers caught a glimpse of a pair of bitterns during an annual spotting event in the Lee Valley Regional Park. The bird is known to roost in the area during the winter months.

Bankers turn to teaching

By John Hill on January 20, 2009 12:29 PM |

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Victims of the economic downturn are apparently finding new homes in the classroom.

Teacher training organisations are reporting a rise in enquires of almost 45 per cent as layoffs continue to be made in the banking sector.

IMG_1413.jpgMillwall Rugby Club have signed up England star and World Cup winner Josh Lewsey.


But the club's opponents in Essex League Two can rest easy as he won't be lining up against them any time soon.

CCT Venues to double conference space

By Rob Virtue on January 19, 2009 5:09 PM |

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While many Wharf companies are tightening their belts, one conference centre at Canary Wharf is about to unveil a major expansion.

CCT Venues has been in Docklands for little more than six months but has the optimism to increase the its facilities at Marsh Wall.

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