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This year promises to be a challenging one for the aviation industry – battling a global financial meltdown and reduced passenger numbers.

However, London City Airport’s passenger figures are up and with a flight increase agreed by Newham Council there is scope for expansion.

Green Living: Zipcars

By Giles Broadbent on January 15, 2009 11:20 AM |


By Andrew Williams

Driving is often seen as a big no-no in environmental terms.

Carbon emissions from transport account for a large proportion of the UK total, and the more we can hop on the bus or walk the better.

Interview: Billy Ocean

By Simon Hayes on January 15, 2009 10:57 AM |

aa-jan15-billy.jpgHe has topped the charts on both sides of the Atlantic but for singer Billy Ocean success could have been tailor made.

The Trinidad-born musician will be delighting fans at the Indigo2 next month with a string of hits like Caribbean Queen and Get Out Of My Car.

Taste test: Pasta salad

By Giles Broadbent on January 15, 2009 10:35 AM |


Is pasta salad, pasta or salad? Only one of the three dishes we sampled called itself a
salad. The other two stress the pasta.

But then again, the other two in our taste test don’t exactly pile on the fresh, unadulterated offspring of Mother Earth.

O2web.gifShows by Kylie and Sir Elton John helped The O2 establish itself as the world's most popular music venue in 2008.

The Greenwich arena sold 1,806,477 tickets to its shows last year, over half a million more than its nearest rival, New York's Madison Square Gardens.

Norwich 0 Charlton 1

By Rob Virtue on January 14, 2009 11:10 AM |


Small in number but loud in voice, the Charlton fans who travelled to Norwich City got what they had waited so long for.

The 1-0 win at Carrow Road was the Addicks first win in 19 matches and the 300 or so away supporters will be hoping it was the day their luck turned.


CITIGROUP is moving closer to a break-up after the finance giant sold its wealth management business to Morgan Stanley on Tuesday.

The bank’s Smith Barney brokerage unit will merge with Morgan Stanley’s to create a joint venture, providing Citigroup with £1.85billion in the process.

millwall.gifNeil Harris wrote himself into the Millwall history books as he broke the club's goalscoring record to help the Lions into the FA Cup fourth round.

Harris notched his 112th goal for the club in Tuesday night's third round replay at Crewe, but it was defender Zak Whitbread who was the hero when he scored an 86th minute winner.


The world loves chattering about red carpets, and the papers are full of speculation about future White House rugs. But there aren't many column inches devoted to the humble airport carpet - until now.

The Wharf meets an author determined to create the essential guide to the furry floor coverings.


Robbers clubbed a young man over the head near the Blackwall Tunnel Approach, in the second attack in the area in 10 days.

The 22-year-old from E14 was walking with a 19-year-old female through the alleyway from Nairn Street to Lochnagar Street when they were jumped by a group of white males.

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