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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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