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West India Quay's hitting all the right notes during its festival with at least one of the area's bars having to take on more staff to deal with an increase in customers.

The third week of the British Big Splash has seen jazz and folk artists playing at the Wharf's hot summer location.

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Falling consumer spending has been blamed for Coffee Republic's descent into administration.

The high street chain announced the news on Tuesday, and job losses appear likely as administrators sift through the performance of each individual coffee shop.

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Conservative leader David Cameron has demanded more rigorous controls on the influence of Quangos in Britain.

In a speech at Canary Wharf's Clifford Chance building yesterday, Mr Cameron rounded on the "relatively unaccountable" bodies with control over "almost every part of our life".

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A man has appeared in court charged with sexually assaulting a woman on the DLR.

Michael Taylor, 43, of no fixed abode, was also accused of possession of an offensive weapon and affray at the hearing at Thames Magistrates Court.

AA-jul9-JAMIE19.jpgJamie Oliver fans have less than a month to wait for the popular tv chef's Canary Wharf restaurant to open.

Jamie's Italian, in Churchill Place, will open its doors to the public on Wednesday, August 5, with Oliver heading down to the Wharf to cut the ribbon himself.

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Those facing redundancy could be tempted into investing their payout in buy-to-let properties.

A survey by Propertyearth.net found that 35 per cent of finance professionals would seriously consider putting into housing if they were made redundant.

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A council committee skimmed through its authority's entire budget in half an hour - because some members had a party meeting to attend.

When Tower Hamlets Council's audit committee met at 6.30pm last Monday (June 29), chair Fazlul Haque announced that analysis of the 2008/9 accounts had to end by 7pm.

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Nomura looks set to leave Canary Wharf for a new home in the City.

The Japanese bank took on Lehman Brothers' space at 25 Bank Street when it snapped up the UK arm of the stricken bank in October. But it is now in exclusive talks to move into the upcoming Watermark Place development.

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Two down-on-their-luck sisters set up a crime scene clean-up business and find there's more to life than stubborn splatter patterns.

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When Jim Fitzpatrick first became an MP for Poplar and Canning Town in 1997, he was representing a new constituency and a new Labour government.

More than a decade later, his constituency is changing again, and many speculate the Government will again change with it.

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