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Need a gift for that person who's slipped off your present list? Kids' stockings looking a bit empty?

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We rang around to check what's open on Christmas Day and New Year's Day. Here's a selection.

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A three day celebrity art exhibition opens in Shoreditch today.

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Frozen might top the TV listings this Christmas but for some families gathered to watch, the atmosphere in the living room will have an equally icy edge.

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Miss South Africa has been crowned Miss World 2014 and the final of the glitter has been swept from the stage at the Excel in the Royal Victoria Dock.

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WHAT'S ON

Elvis at The O2 exhibition
North Greenwich
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"Welcome to my world, I want you to come on in." The dulcet tones of Elvis Presley greet us as we enter Graceland.

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COMMENT

by Angela Clarke

If the lyrics to the 12 Days of Christmas had been written now the words would have to be different. The world has changed.

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Our health and fitness expert Laura Williams explains how to look after yourself this festive season.

While practising damage limitation may not sound like fun now, fast forward to January after all those December nights spent downing Jagerbombs under the mistletoe. That tight waistband might leave you wishing you had.

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COMMENT

By Tabitha Ronson

Master A wrote his Christmas list for Santa at the weekend.

There were just two items on it - a dog or bearded dragon ("depending on how much room you have in the sleigh, Santa"); and the Lego Tumbler.

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Wapping Hockey Club has grown hugely in its last season, with more than 100 new players and the Men's 1s just one point from promotion into the national league.

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Sixty years ago today one of the world's greatest ships arrived in Greenwich.

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LIFESTYLE

Fitness centre Sweat is shaking things up with protein-packed combinations of cinnamon, chocolate and nut drinks to help Wharfers clue up on nutrition.

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COMMENT

by Angela Clarke

When did Christmas shopping become an extreme sport? I blame Black Friday, the US import of traditionally discounted shopping following Thanksgiving.

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Student Carina Tyrrell will be competing in one of the largest and well-known competitions in the world taking place in the Docklands this weekend.

It's a competition that many still think just involves women walking around in bikinis, droning on about world peace.