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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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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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Latest aerial pictures of the Olympic Park

Some beautiful new aerial pictures have been released by the London 2012 team. Click here to view them as a slideshow. The pictures come at the same time as it is announced the London 2012 venues are set to be … Continue reading

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BBC London speaks to residents living in Holden Point

Our pals at BBC London spent some time chatting to residents in Holden Point – one of the various tower-blocks which spiral up into the Stratford sky. I think we can all relate to retired Derek Southern, 69, when he … Continue reading

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120,000 will use Stratford station at peak times

Incredible numbers. Three years ago, 35,000 people used Stratford station in a single peak hour. That’s just under the amount it takes to fill nearby Upton Park, home (for the time being at least) to West Ham. Nowadays, that number … Continue reading

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London 2012 to recruit 70,000 volunteers to become ‘Games Makers’

It’s a hefty press release, but the top line is thus: If you want to be one of 70,000 eager volunteers at the Olympic Games, you can apply from 15th September. From the press release: There are two types of … Continue reading

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Building firm saved by Olympic investment

Building blocks manufacturer Lignacite has hauled itself back into profit after securing Olympic contract, the Eastern Daily Press reports. They’re just one of the many businesses who have defeated the recession thanks to the Olympic Park development. Stratford City will … Continue reading

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