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WestHam.gifWest Ham's reward for seeing off the challenge of Hartlepool on Saturday was to be drawn against another north-eastern club in the FA Cup fifth round.

Middlesbrough will travel to Upton Park on February 14 and the Irons will fancy their chances against the Premier League strugglers.

WestHam.gifWest Ham make the long trip north to face Hartlepool tomorrow and will be aiming to avoid humiliation in front of the TV cameras.

The fourth round FA Cup tie at Victoria Park will be screened live on ITV1 and Gianfranco Zola’s men will have to be on their mettle to ensure they don't follow Stoke City as victims of a cup upset.


Car-free living may not suit everyone but one developer is using it to encourage homebuyers to look at its latest property.

St James Urban Living claims its Silkworks development in Lewisham is ideal for a greener lifestyle because of convenient transport links as well as an array of amenities nearby.


The Excel Centre may be feeling the effects of the economic downturn but managing director David Pegler has a positive outlook for the future.

This week it was revealed visitor sales were down at the Boat Show, while recruitment company Reed cancelled an exhibition in March. With no end in sight to the recession, more casualties could occur.

aa-jan22-allegra.jpgShe's the Queen of Leon and her restaurant chain has taken the foodie world by storm.

Just over four years ago chef Allegra McEvedy, along with friends Henry Dimbleby and John Vincent, opened the first Leon restaurant in Carnaby Street.

Starring in 'Hustle'.jpgHe is a gunslinger, a spy and a conman and he's often spotted around Canary Wharf.

But don't be alarmed, these are just some of the roles legendary actor Robert Vaughn has played during a long and distinguished career.


Woolwich DLR’s first week of business was a resounding success – but it has left many commuters seething.

Mayor Boris Johnson opened the service last week and thousands used it to get to areas such as Canary Wharf, London City Airport and central London.


The London Olympics have been granted a £461million bail-out by the government following a short-fall in private funding.

The lack of outside investment has forced ministers to use emergency funds to cover the construction of the athletes village and media centre.

NigelSeeley125WEB.jpgNigel Seeley - the Wizard of Odds - gives his tips on where to place your bets and this week he backs Millwall in the Cup and Carlton Cole to upset the odds in the Premier League scoring stakes.

Last week the Wizard was away but I would have strongly tipped Arsenal to beat Hull.

The trials of parenthood - and paperwork

By John Hill on January 21, 2009 1:21 PM |

Tim Archer is a Conservative councillor for Blackwall and Cubitt Town

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As a new father I am experiencing the joys of parenthood for the first time.

Our three-month-old son Charlie has reduced the amount of sleep I get but, as any parent would tell you, he brings countless joy.

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