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by Peter Golds

According to the BBC, some two billion people live under governments influenced by Magna Carta.

Much of the original document would seem alien to a modern citizen, but the fundamental principle that government, including the Monarch (or President), must be subject to the law is as relevant today as it was in 1215.

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Rat Race Adventure Sports is giving two readers of The Wharf the chance to take on the challenge of a lifetime and win entry for themselves and a friend to London's first aquatic obstacle course.



by Angela Clarke

I left my mobile in a taxi. I would've called the cab company, but the number and my customer reference were on an app on my phone.


It's taken a while but tea has well and truly returned to east London.



Lovebox 2014
Victoria Park, east London.

Summer stormclouds, strobe lighting and Chase and Status' closing setlist combined to spark something rather superb in east London on Friday.

1 - Ships, Clocks and Stars at the National Maritime Museum

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An exhibition at Greenwich's National Maritime Museum follows the race to determine longitude and help mariners navigate the oceans.

Ships, Clocks & Stars: The Quest for Longitude is on until January 4.

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Beautiful blue skies and Mediterranean-esque temperatures have hit Canary Wharf. Here are some ways to make the most of it.



by Angela Clarke

Research published in the journal Science claims people hate being alone with their thoughts so much, they prefer to be in pain. Participants found it so difficult to think for 15 minutes they opted to shock themselves with a 9-volt charge for distraction.

Jessie J to star in east London festival

By Beth Allcock on July 15, 2014 11:45 AM |


Popstar Jessie J is set to headline a feminist festival in Shoreditch on Sunday.


1 Head to the Lovebox festival

Lovebox arrives in east London this week. Friday and Saturday will see the likes of Chase & Status, M.I.A and Katy B perform at Victoria Park.



The Botanist
Sloane Square

Service is slow at The Botanist. It's not a deal breaker. But it's noticeable. Then again, the place is packed.



I'm sat on a rooftop in Hoxton looking out over the glum greyness of London's near east. At least the showery weather's warm.



By Tabitha Ronson

This run of good weather has sent me into meltdown - not because of the heat but because of attire.

I relish bad weather because it enables me to hide the growing mounds of flesh beneath layers of clothing. Not so when we're rivalling Rio.



In many ways, a major new exploration of the quest for longitude at the National Maritime Museum is the story of Greenwich itself.

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Having spent the summer watching sport, now's a good time to turn to participate yourself, writes Laura Williams.

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