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SO, FINALLY, Canary Wharf and all the other unloved developments on the Isle of Dogs in London's Docklands can be deemed a success. Not, let me hasten to add, because anyone is making money out of the place.

And not, above all, because the wretched inhabitants have learnt to love the alien environment. But because it's now got enough tenants for an "international detective agency" to open a branch.

Ian Withers, md of Priority Investigations, is hoping for business checking out the cvs of job applicants and stopping executives from running their own businesses at their employers' expense. But it's not all work down on the Isle of Dogs. "We've been involved in hundreds of tug-of-love cases over the years," says Mr W.