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How long must British victims of Libyan sponsored IRA terrorism wait for compensation?

Jonathan Ganesh. Credit:Kay Lockett

Parity. A small word often at the heart of injustice.

Imagine, for example, you had been one of the victims injured by the IRA bomb set off on South Quay in 1996 using Semtex supplied by Colonel Gaddafi’s Libyan regime.

If you’d happened ...

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Allia expands business accelerator program to Tower Hamlets

Paul Hughes, director of Enterprise Support at Allia. Credit: The Wharf

Tower Hamlets is to become the next East London borough to benefit from a free business accelerator program.

Part of a wider scheme to create more opportunities for local people in the capital, Grow Your ...

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How Ibis Canning Town star employee went from jobless to team leader in two years

Maria Ardelean and her team. Credit: Holly Cant

When Maria Ardelean arrived in London she didn’t know a word of English or a single soul.

But within a day she had somewhere to live and a job at leading hotel chain Ibis.

That was just the beginning.

Two years later she ...

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Why DC's Dawn Of Super Heroes celebrates the art of the comic at The O2

The Dark Knight Rises BatPod by Nathan Crowley. Credit: The Wharf

“Superheroes are the art of our century,” said DC Exhibition: Dawn Of Super Heroes curator Jean-Jacques Launier.

His show is set to launch at The O2 on Friday, February 23, after a successful seven-month run at ...

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Chef to the stars brings A-list lifestyle to Dokke in Wapping

Neil Wager opens Dokke for residents in Wapping Credit:Holly Cant

When he fled the confines of England as a teenager Neil Wager never imagined he would end up in paradise cooking for Robert De Niro.

Raised in Essex and Cornwall he washed up on the shores of Florida aged 15 with a ...

2018-02-20 11:38 open_in_new
Dog friendly vegan doughnut cafe opens in Hackney

A dog firendly comes to Hackney Credit: Holly Cant

After going vegan overnight it was the sweet treats that Lauren Watts missed the most.

So the keen baker rolled up her sleeves and created her own doughnuts.

They were such a success, pretty soon the former office worker was ...

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Higgins Homes' Bow Corner development 'reflects buyers' modern lives'

Bow Corner homes will go on sale soon Credit:The Wharf

A development to the north of Canary Wharf, aimed at design-conscious consumers is set to launch in March.

Bow Corner, by Higgins Homes, comprises 19 one, two and three-bedroom apartments on the corner of Burdett Road and St ...

2018-02-19 14:38 open_in_new
How Canary Wharf became the new heart of Docklands

How Canary Wharf became the heart of Docklands. Credit:Victor Huang

They may have been ordered as a bit of a joke, something to illicit wry smiles at the party.

But the truth of the biscuits in the shape of One Canada Square, served at the launch of Canary Wharf Group’s Local ...

2018-02-19 14:38 open_in_new
Pop up art gallery opens on London City Island

Pop up gallery open at London City Island. Credit:The Wharf

A pop-up gallery has opened at London City Island in a bid to attract art-lovers to the neighbourhood.

Joint developers EcoWorld and Ballymore have opened the doors on an exhibition that brings together pieces by local ...

2018-02-19 14:38 open_in_new
Why this Polish comedian threw three people out of her F*cking European show

Rita Suszek has been performing F*cking European

The first time Rita Suszek performed her show F*cking European the comedian had to throw three audience members out.

Ironically it wasn’t her status as a foreigner or her views on Brexit that irked the hecklers. It was her ...

2018-02-16 13:08 open_in_new
We try to con the director of The Grift in Bethnal Green
Immersive theatre show expert Tom Salamon is challenging audiences to visit the Town Hall Hotel to learn the art of the grift and pull off a long con. The show runs until March 25 with tickets costing £35-£77 ...
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Truman’s brewer talks cans, craft and the rise of women in the trade

Joint lead brewer at Truman's in Hackney Wick Charlotte Cook ahead of Craft Beer Rising. Credit:Holly Cant

The craft beer industry continues to ferment into something ever more potent.

For Charlotte Cook, joint lead brewer at the reincarnation of Truman’s, restraint is the ...

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AI property platform AskPorter wants to give everyone a pocket concierge
The London-based start-up was founded by friends Tom Shrive and Sam Tassell in 2016. It has just secured investment of over £500,000 from business heavyweights James Caan, Faisal Butt and David Newnes ...
2018-02-15 05:38 open_in_new
Belle Epoque meets Game Of Thrones at Luton Hoo hotel

The first snowdrops were just appearing when we arrived at Luton Hoo.

But while Spring was on its way, winter remained and there was a touch of Games Of Thrones about the majestic five-star hotel to this recently annointed fan’s eyes.

No, we didn’t do battle with knights, get ...

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4 distillers to look out for at The London Gin Festival

The London Gin Festival is set to arrive at Tobacco Dock on Thursday, February 15 for four days of high spirits.

Returning to the capital for the fifth time, it offers guests the chance to try a variety of gins from all over the world, some of which are exclusive to the event.

But ...

2018-02-14 06:32 open_in_new
Nigel Mansell set for London Classic Car Show Icon Award

Nigel Mansell winning the British Grand Prix June 1992. Credit Mirrorpix

Petrol heads keen to catch a glimpse of motor sport megalith Nigel Mansell should put the London Classic Car Show in their diaries.

The Englishman, whose record for Formula One wins is only surpassed in this ...

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How Helen Croydon swapped sugardaddies for triathlon

Helen Croydon might be best known for Sugar Daddy Diaries, a confessional memoir that documented her time dating older men and being wined and dined in glitzy bars.

But seven years on, the journalist and author has taken a rather different path.

“My first book was a dating memoir ...

2018-02-13 12:41 open_in_new
How to avoid back pain at work

Physiotherapist Sam Roshdy said by the time office workers felt pain in their backs it was already too late.

He understands the stresses and strains of ambition well, having set his sights on working for a first team Premiership football club.

But he said desk-bound Canary Wharf ...

2018-02-13 11:38 open_in_new
Fuller's commits to Royal Wharf site with waterside pub plans

Fuller’s is set to become the latest addition to the Royal Wharf development in London’s Royal Dock.

The London brewery and pub company has secured a prime unit on the Thames as part of phase one of Ballymore and Oxley’s joint venture.

The 7,000sq ft site will be spread over ...

2018-02-13 11:38 open_in_new
Get 10% off Roses Only this Valentine's Day

The Rolls Royce of Valentine's bouquets is here and you can get 10% off.

Roses Only is a London based company specialising in long-stemmed roses from ethical, free trade farms in Ecuador.

These guilt-free blooms are grown at an altitude of 2,300 meters in the Andes Mountains and all ...

2018-02-12 13:35 open_in_new
Mudchute Farm celebrates recognition as rare breeds conservations centre

“I know it sounds strange, but one of the best ways to conserve rare breeds is to eat them,” said Mudchute Park And Farm manager Tom Davis.

The charity he runs on the Isle Of Dogs recently became London’s only rare breeds approved conservation centre and one of only a handful in the ...

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