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Best Christmas markets in London 2014

By Rob Virtue on October 25, 2014 10:24 AM |

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It's just a few weeks away so you might as well plan your festive drinks now. And what better place to do it than at a Christmas market. Here's our guide to the best around.

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By Tabitha Ronson

If you've got it flaunt it - that's if you're not a 43-year-old working mum of two trotting out your tush for the world to see.

Amanda Holden. Why?

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Sir Arthur Conan Doyle provided the key element of the Sherlock Holmes myth - the character himself - with his scientific approach to crime, his bohemian lifestyle and his restless curiosity.

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Looking for somewhere to have a bit of ghoulish fun this Halloween? We've found the best Halloween events around east London and Canary Wharf.

WIN a £1,000 retreat at Hellens Manor

By Rob Virtue on October 23, 2014 10:32 AM |

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Need some relaxation time? The Wharf has teamed up with Brighton Pilates Studio to offer a chance to win a place on its weekend retreat at Hellens Manor in Hertfordshire.

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The Infidel: The Musical
Theatre Royal Stratford East
★★★★✩

Catchy lines like You're A Jew and You Don't Need Agent Provocateur When You've Got A Burkha stay in your head following this hilarious new musical - just don't continue to sing them on the Tube home. It's not the same when out of context.

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A pub is to open on the premises of a former bank in Woolwich next Thursday.

Antic London is behind the bar and said it is designing it using marble, vintage decor and quirky features inspired by the building's original function.

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Neville's Island
Duke Of York's Theatre
★★★✩✩

Rain pours down on a verdant inlet and the perfume of pines fills the auditorium. Stormy camps, reluctant kindling and a fragile grasp on fortitude.

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"Can I just do up my shoe?" The phone goes dead. A minute later there's a call back and Josh Widdicombe has now left the house and is ready to chat while on his way to a job.

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YouTube superstar Zoe Suggs was welcomed by hundreds of fans as she visited Westfield Stratford City at the weekend.

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A winter wonderland could be coming to Canary Wharf this Christmas. Plans have been submitted to Tower Hamlets Council for a German market at Montgomery Square.

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Canary Wharf Group has defended its resistance to Transport for London's current proposals for the new east to west Cycle Superhighway 2.

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by Angela Clarke

You have one week left to decide if you're going to dress up this Halloween. Doing the whole costume/party/drinking cocktails named Witches' Pee and Pumpkin Spiced Spew has really taken off.

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1 Josh Widdicombe in stand-up at Stratford

Laughing Boy Comedy Club comes to Stratford Circus on Saturday with Josh Widdicombe headlining.

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The founder of a project that provides animal activities for care home residents and vulnerable people says it works particularly well in east London.

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