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By John Hill

A supersized Sunborn yacht hotel could be returning to Royal Docks. The original yacht hotel left for Africa last August, but Sunborn International is bidding to place a larger ship a few yards along Royal Victoria Dock near the Hotel Novotel London Excel.

westham.jpgIt will be tin hat time in east London in two weeks after two of football's bitterest foes were paired in the second round of the Carling Cup.

West Ham will face Millwall at the Boleyn Ground in what is undoubtedly the tie of the round.


This year's Canary Wharf Film Festival isn't just penned within the M25. In fact, it's even reaching out into faraway corners of Europe.

Having expanded into the world of music video last year, organisers will use the 2009 event to launch an annual focus on the films of an "unrepresented" country.

By Jim Fitzpatrick

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At Defra I've been focusing on questions such as "when is a Cornish pasty not a Cornish pasty?"; when is it OK to eat it? And when is it time to discard it? Foods with Protected Name status are given legal protection against imitation throughout the EU, and I've been reminding farmers, producers and consumers that the scheme guarantees the authenticity of regional and traditional foods.

ff-aug20-deng142.jpgBritish basketball's biggest star put in an appearance at The O2 today despite missing out on this weekend's Game On tournament.

Chicago Bulls forward Luol Deng was meeting fans at the arena ahead of the four team tournament which starts on Friday.


Angela Clarke doesn't want to go to another wedding. She wants sunshine booze

Summer is supposed to be full of long, languid afternoons drinking in pub gardens.

But instead of enjoying relaxed days I find myself at weddings. And birthdays. And hen dos. And christenings. And, well, everywhere but at the bar. My diary is booked up till mid-October.


Dan Bourke is alone and scared

Imagine One Canada Square is on the desktop of your computer. Click on a floor to highlight it. Just short of halfway up. Double click to zoom in.

Click on a window to highlight it. Double click to open it and see who's inside. Hello. It's me.


Charlton crashed out of the Carling Cup on Tuesday night following defeat at League Two side Hereford United.

The hosts snatched victory in extra-time with a goal from Jonny Godsmark, on loan from Newcastle United. It came after Addicks' striker Andy Gray had a second half penalty saved.

aa-jul30-popkin2.jpgA childhood brush with a football icon has inspired a part-time artist to stage a charity exhibition in Canary Wharf.

The artist, who goes by the name of Popkin, has 17 paintings on display at First Edition in Cabot Square, which he hopes will be sold to raise money for the Bobby Moore Fund for cancer research.

ff-aug13-ZolaG.jpgGianfranco Zola is praying all his West Ham players come through their international commitments this evening as he counts down to the Premier League kick-off.

Zola has a number of key players turning out for their countries this week, including three in the England squad against Holland.

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