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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.

FF-oct15-Greaves142.jpgDavid Beckham's England career would have ended long ago if Jimmy Greaves had his way.

The former Spurs, West Ham and England striker believes Fabio Capello should not be relying on the 34-year-old as he shapes his squad for next year's World Cup finals in South Africa.

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The Heineken Cup has kicked off and former Lions coach Ian McGeechan believes English teams will have to up the ante if they want a chance of winning the tournament.

However, he still thinks there could be an English side with a chance of lifting the trophy at Stade de France next year.

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Cinnamon Restaurant, Hilton London Canary Wharf
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IN A NUTSHELL
Canary Wharf hotel restaurant offers those in a hurry tasty treats for a tenner.

MP Jim Fitzpatrick held a press conference in Canary Wharf this week to refute allegations of Islamophobia. The Wharf reports from the East Wintergarden

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The press conference was for Bangladeshi media only, but a small group of politicians were outside anyway.

Some were taking pictures against the window, hands outstretched in a show of mock confusion. One pushed away the blocking arm of a man at the door, and strode into the doorway.

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By Aidan Jones

The thud of helicopter blades cascades into the emergency room, followed by a bleary tannoy announcing the arrival of casualties.

Dozens of military medics move to their stations, aprons fastened over their uniforms.

By Tim Archer

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Only days apart from each other we learnt that the Audit Commission has criticised the Labour-run Tower Hamlets council for the way it sacked its chief executive and the size of the bill that resulted and that there will be no increase in council tax next year. No increase in council tax is to be welcomed. But it's only a start.

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Angela Clarke has lost her Daddy. Where is he?

My car is still broken. I'm sick of having daft telephone conversations with garages.

What type of vehicle do you have? A grey one. What type of tyres does it have? Round ones.