Diego Tristan unwittingly scored a late winner to give West Ham the perfect end to 2008, and their first home victory in over three months.
Tristan deflected a Carlton Cole shot past Thomas Sorensen in the 88th minute to break the hearts of 10-man Stoke and register his first goal for the Irons.
West Ham defender Matthew Upson has pinpointed Christmas as crucial if the Irons are to get out of the relegation dogfight this season.
Saturday's 1-0 defeat at home to Aston Villa left the Hammers just one point above the drop zone and they face two teams also in the relegation mix - Portsmouth on Boxing Day and Stoke on Sunday.
Work on the new Isle of Dogs Crossrail station at Canary Wharf is set to begin in early 2009.
Canary Wharf Group (CWG) today completed the deal with transport authorities to contribute £150m towards the costs of the new Isle of Dogs Crossrail station at Canary Wharf.
Both DLR and Tube workers have agreed to hold industrial action over Christmas and in the new year.
Control room staff at Poplar DLR voted 20 to two for action short of a strike, which will see them work strictly according to procedures and refusing any overtime from January 5.
British Airways has announced it is making a huge investment in aircraft for flights at London City Airport.
The airline's subsidiary BA CityFlyer held a press conference on Monday morning announcing the purchase of 11 new energy efficient jets.
A leading banker at HSBC was found dead in a west London hotel room after a suspected suicide, it has been revealed.
Christen Schnor, who worked in the bank's offices at Canary Wharf, was head of insurance with responsibilities in UK, Turkey, the Middle East and Malta.
We are currently running competitions to win a Waitrose Christmas hamper, tickets to see Monkey: Journey To The West and tickets for a family to see High School Musical: The Ice Tour.
Christmas is looming and most Wharfers will be contemplating cooking a turkey with all the trimmings.
But the year's biggest meal often ends up as the year's biggest nightmare with overcooked vegetables, dried meat and overheated tempers.
West Ham will be looking for their first home win in three months when they entertain Aston Villa tomorrow.
The Irons last won at Upton Park when they beat Newcastle 3-1 on September 20 and need all three points against Villa to pull away from the relegation zone.
Christmas is all about spending time with family and friends.
Of course, if you don’t really like them, you could quite happily pass the whole festive season playing this highly-addictive yuletide game.