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zola.jpgWest Ham host Liverpool tomorrow looking for their first win over one of the "Big Four" under Gianfranco Zola.

Victory would strengthen the Hammers' chances of UEFA Europa League football next season.

ee-may7-astons5.jpgSouth Quay has for too long been overlooked as a dining destination but one restaurant aims to change that by offering good food at affordable prices.

Astons, in Marsh Wall, has revamped its menu, along with its image, making it a definite contender in the eating stakes.

aa-may14-illustrious1.jpgAircraft carrier HMS Illustrious was the centre of attention in Greenwich today as the Royal Navy celebrated the centenary of its air arm.

The Royal Navy's largest warship moored in the Thames as crew and invited dignitaries witnessed a fly past of ancient and modern aircraft this afternoon.

aa-MAY7-borgnine.jpgFor a man who has fought Spencer Tracy and Lee Marvin, and survived the Poseidon Adventure, Ernest Borgnine looks remarkably well.

The veteran actor has appeared in over 120 films, including classics like The Wild Bunch and From Here to Eternity, winning a best actor Oscar along the way.

Transport125G.jpgAny problems? A good service is operating on the Jubilee line. All other lines are running smoothly apart from the Piccadilly, which has minor delays.
The DLR has no reported problems and the Thames Clippers river service is running smoothly.
On the roads traffic is starting to build up on the Blackwall Tunnel Northern Approach as rush hour begins.

AA-may7-philpacker5.jpgHis story has captured the imagination of the country and yesterday the "Marathon Major" was in Canary Wharf as he strode towards his million pound charity target.

Major Phil Packer is taking part in the London Marathon despite being told he would never walk again after sustaining severe injuries after being caught up in a rocket attack in Basra last February.

WestHam.gifDiego Tristan helped fire West Ham a bit closer to Europe on Saturday and did his hopes of earning a new contract at Upton Park the power of good in the process.

The Spanish striker hit home an unstoppable free-kick to give the Irons a deserved 1-0 win at Stoke City to push his side back into the last Europa League qualification slot.

ff-apr30-Edwards.jpgGareth Edwards knows a thing or two about rugby and he thinks the British and Irish Lions can win their forthcoming tour to South Africa.

The legendary Welsh scrum-half is an ambassador for Wharf-based bank HSBC, who are sponsoring the Lions tour in June.

coehoyboris.jpgLord Sebastian Coe admitted he was delighted with the ringing endorsement from the IOC's Co-ordination Commission after their visit to check London's preparation for the 2012 Olympic Games.

Lord Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee (Locog), spoke to The Wharf about the visit and the increased importance the Games have for London's economy.

bb-apr30-wampit1.jpgGoogle might dominate the market when it comes to search engines but the directors of a Wharf-based company think they have found something the internet giants have missed.

Wampit is a brand new business search engine and database offering companies the chance to advertise for free using whatever technology they have at their disposal.

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