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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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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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No rail work during Games, but plenty before it

It’s all about rail news lately, it seems, but this one is worth mentioning. The ever-dependable (mostly) Press Association reports: Transport for London (TfL) said non-essential engineering upgrade work on London Underground, Docklands Light Railway and Tramlink would be suspended … Continue reading

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British Fencing looks to inner-city projects to stretch beyond London 2012 Olympics

Nice piece from the Telegraph today talking about Newham Fencing – a local club (more information about them to be found here). Chief exec of British Fencing Piers Martin had this to say: “We are looking to make the sport … Continue reading

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London 2012 website aiming for 10 billion visitors

It’s not just in the real world that builders are hard at work – behind the scenes at their team are knuckling down to build at site which they hope will attract no less than 10 billion visitors over … Continue reading

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The London Olympics in 1908 and 2012

Tom Wilts has written an ace blog about the differences between the 1908 Olympics – the last time we had them here in London – and the Olympics we can expect in two years’ time. There are some great facts … Continue reading

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