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Tower Hamlets trumped Kensington this month as London’s less glamorous boroughs showed the biggest increase in property asking prices, according to property website Rightmove.

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Canary Wharf investors in U-turn over sale

LEADING INVESTORS in Canary Wharf Group performed an embarrassing U-turn yesterday, abandoning Monday's bid to offload 7.4 per cent of the venture.

Leading investors reduce stakes in Canary Wharf

SEVERAL LEADING investors in the Canary Wharf Group announced yesterday that they were reducing their stakes in Britain's biggest office complex.

Food and Drink: Food Writer's Competition

A MONTH ago we launched this competition to celebrate the writing of Jeremy Round, The Independent's first food writer. Seize your last chance before the closing date - noon on Tuesday - to write your own recipe for success!

Locals step slowly into alien territory

For the vast majority of local people, Canary Wharf is alien territory. They visit, if at all, to shop at Tesco. Around 26,000 employees stream into the secure development every day, but few of them live in the council flats that surround it. Until now, the main work for local people has been as cleaners or canteen workers.

Food Writer's Competition

ARE YOU passionate about food and desperate for the chance to write about it? You have just 10 days to enter this competition, launched to celebrate the writing of Jeremy Round, The Independent's first food writer. Seize this opportunity to write your recipe for success!

Food & Drink: Food Writer's Competition

ARE YOU passionate about food and desperate for the chance to write about it? Three weeks ago we launched this competition to celebrate the writing of Jeremy Round, The Independent's first food writer. Seize this opportunity to write your recipe for success!

Food & Drink: Food Writer's Competition

ARE YOU passionate about food and desperate for the chance to write about it? Last week we launched a this competition to celebrate the writing of Jeremy Round, The Independent's first food writer. This is your chance to write your recipe for success!

Food and Drink: Would you like to taste success?

Then enter The Independent's competition to find Britain's new food writers

Minerva's pounds 800m City plans

ANDREW ROSENFELD and his Minerva property group are proposing the biggest building schemes in the City since Godfrey Bradman and Stuart Lipton built the Broadgate centre over Liverpool Street station in the 1980s.

Swimming: Palmer's pressure rewarded by gold

PAUL PALMER dominated his rivals to win gold in dramatic fashion in the 400 metres freestyle last night.

New targets are `unrealistic' as doctors fight social deprivation

TWO HOURS into the weekly ante-natal clinic at St Paul's Way health centre in the poverty-ridden London borough of Tower Hamlets, and a wilting Dr Alok Jain is splashing water on her face and redirecting the tiny fan whirring valiantly on her desk.
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War with Isis: Iraq's government fights to win back Tikrit from militants - but then what?

Baghdad fights to win back Tikrit from Isis – but then what?

Patrick Cockburn reports from Kirkuk on a conflict which sectarianism has made intractable
Living with Alzheimer's: What is it really like to be diagnosed with early-onset dementia?

What is it like to live with Alzheimer's?

Depicting early-onset Alzheimer's, the film 'Still Alice' had a profound effect on Joy Watson, who lives with the illness. She tells Kate Hilpern how she's coped with the diagnosis
The Internet of Things: Meet the British salesman who gave real-world items a virtual life

Setting in motion the Internet of Things

British salesman Kevin Ashton gave real-world items a virtual life
Election 2015: Latest polling reveals Tories and Labour on course to win the same number of seats - with the SNP holding the balance of power

Election 2015: A dead heat between Mr Bean and Dick Dastardly!

Lord Ashcroft reveals latest polling – and which character voters associate with each leader
Audiences queue up for 'true stories told live' as cult competition The Moth goes global

Cult competition The Moth goes global

The non-profit 'slam storytelling' competition was founded in 1997 by the novelist George Dawes Green and has seen Malcolm Gladwell, Salman Rushdie and Molly Ringwald all take their turn at the mic
Pakistani women come out fighting: A hard-hitting play focuses on female Muslim boxers

Pakistani women come out fighting

Hard-hitting new play 'No Guts, No Heart, No Glory' focuses on female Muslim boxers
Leonora Carrington transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star

Surreal deal: Leonora Carrington

The artist transcended her stolid background to become an avant garde star
LGBT History Month: Pupils discuss topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage

Education: LGBT History Month

Pupils have been discussing topics from Sappho to same-sex marriage
11 best gel eyeliners

Go bold this season: 11 best gel eyeliners

Use an ink pot eyeliner to go bold on the eyes with this season's feline flicked winged liner
Cricket World Cup 2015: Tournament runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

Cricket World Cup runs riot to make the event more hit than miss...

The tournament has reached its halfway mark and scores of 300 and amazing catches abound. One thing never changes, though – everyone loves beating England
Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Heptathlete ready to jump at first major title

Katarina Johnson-Thompson: Ready to jump at first major title

After her 2014 was ruined by injury, 21-year-old Briton is leading pentathlete going into this week’s European Indoors. Now she intends to turn form into gold
Syrian conflict is the world's first 'climate change war', say scientists, but it won't be the last one

Climate change key in Syrian conflict

And it will trigger more war in future
How I outwitted the Gestapo

How I outwitted the Gestapo

My life as a Jew in wartime Berlin
The nation's favourite animal revealed

The nation's favourite animal revealed

Women like cuddly creatures whilst men like creepy-crawlies
Is this the way to get young people to vote?

Getting young people to vote

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