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The 100-metre high oddity to mark the ‘entrance’ to East London

Look at it. Just… look at it. This is the London Gate. It’s 100-metres tall and has some sort of bizarre glass elevator attached to it. Until I’d seen it had been posted on Londonist, I was almost sure this … Continue reading

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BBC News – How to stage the Olympics on a shoestring

London 2012: £7.267bn London 1948: £730,000 Quite a difference. Back then they were told nothing new could be built, instead having to make do with improved facilities – such as replacing the dog track around Wembley – then the Empire … Continue reading

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Great programme about the Young Mayor of Newham

A truly wonderful piece of television from CBBC following the campaigns for Young Mayor of Newham. You can read Kaycee’s blog on the London 2012 site, and I’m hoping to put a few questions to her myself very soon. Above … Continue reading

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ArcelorMittal Orbit tower gets the thumbs up from Newham Council

Calling the ArcelorMittal Orbit controversial would be describing a pint in Covent Garden as ‘pricey’. In other words, a bit of an understatement. For what it’s worth, I like it. And so too do Newham Council who today decided they … Continue reading

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Pictures from the Mayor’s Newham Show

I wasn’t able to make it along myself, but it certainly looks like a good time was had by all. Newham Council have put a selection of good pictures up on their website, you should go and check them out.

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DLR strikes called off

Terrific! From the East London Advertiser: It was called off after Serco Docklands management made “an improved offer” to pay staff for the extra workload and more responsibilities with the introduction of a third carriage to DLR trains. An overtime … Continue reading

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