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Cancer Research UK will be scaling a Canary Wharf tower for what looks like being the last time this weekend.

The 230-foot abseil run by City of London Friends of Cancer Research UK (Crukcity) has taking place each year since 2000.

Excel hotel given outline approval

By Rob Virtue on May 7, 2009 5:25 PM |


Newham councillors have voted unanimously to approve an outline planning application for a 280 room hotel at the Excel centre.

The decision was made after an agreement was reached between the council and Excel on its financial contributions to the community.

Station closures to hit DLR

By Rob Virtue on May 7, 2009 2:08 PM |


Thousands of commuters will be hit by a week of woe due to a major closure of the DLR later this month.

Many passengers to the east of Canary Wharf will have nine days without trains from Saturday, May 23.


Star Trek
Sci-fi thriller


"Bursting into action from the start with dramatic scenes, the film is entirely watchable."

The conspiracy against the Wharf

By Rob Virtue on May 6, 2009 12:45 PM |

Angela Clarke on why Britain is putting Docklands in quarantine


Again this week I found myself struggling to get back into the Docklands when Bank station was prematurely closed.

I had to resort to taxi sharing with an equally marooned stockbroker. Everyone who travels through Bank must have been caught in one of their now daily fire alerts.


Car-sharing company Zipcar has announced plans for a major expansion in Tower Hamlets borough this summer.

The council has agreed to give the group 44 spaces in the area, which will see vehicle
numbers increase from 12 to 60.


Financial workers who lose their jobs during the recession will be helped to find alternative career paths, said Employment Minister Tony McNulty.

The MP was at Skillsmatch at Heron Quay last Tuesday talking about a £1billion government scheme to get young people into work.

The Wharf's 4.30pm travel update

By Rob Virtue on May 5, 2009 4:33 PM


Any problems? Nothing to report on this 4.30pm travel update. All routes are running a good service.

Check the right-hand side-bar for updates throughout the evening.

Charlton 4 Norwich City 2

By Rob Virtue on May 5, 2009 10:22 AM |


Charlton signed off from a depressing season with an easy victory against fellow relegation victims Norwich City.

The Addicks would finish bottom of the Championship whatever happened, but a superb attacking performance left fans with optimism for next season.

Charlton v Norwich City

By Rob Virtue on May 1, 2009 4:03 PM |


Norwich will come to The Valley on Sunday bringing hordes of fans as the club hope to stave off relegation.

In Charlton's last match of the season the target for them will be to condemn their Norfolk opposition to join them in League One.

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