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£500m deal for Crossrail station

A £16 billion rail project received a welcome boost today when a deal to build one of the link's new stations was reached.

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Over at Christ Church Spitalfields, as part of the annual Winter Festival, John Eliot Gardiner has been serialising Bach's Christmas Oratorio.

<a href="http://blogs.independent.co.uk/independent/2008/09/zaha-hadids-par.html" target="_blanK">London Fashion Week: Zaha Hadid's party at The Wapping Project</a>

The great and the glamorous gathered last night in Wapping's formerP1010205_3 hydraulic power station to celebrate the unlikely collaboration between award-winning, experimental architect Zaha Hadid and eco jelly-shoe giant Melissa.

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One of the first schools to have a police officer stationed on site was George Green, a 1,300-pupil comprehensive on the Isle of Dogs in Tower Hamlets, east London.

Dante Quartet / Van Dyk, Christ Church, Spitalfields, London

Beethoven's String Quartet in A Minor and T S Eliot's Four Quartets are both majestic works that speak with oracular force, and there is evidence of a historical link. At the time this poem-sequence was germinating in Eliot's mind, he was listening to Beethoven's work, and wondering whether he might be able to get something of its "heavenly gaiety", its sense of relief after immense suffering, into verse at some future date.

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Fire on London bus sparks panic

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Labour in third place as Respect wins council seat

The Anti-War Respect Coalition was yesterday celebrating an electoral breakthrough in the East End of London after winning its first council seat.

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