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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will welcome 3 millionth visitor on Firday

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to welcome 3 millionth visitor

Celebrations will be held to mark the three millionth visitor to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday.

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Maurillia Simpson, a former Lance Corporal in the Royal Logistics Corps, will compete in the Invictus Games.

Invictus Games: ‘I lost dream of being soldier but found new one’ tells wounded warrior from East Village

Becoming a soldier was Maurillia Simpson’s dream from a tender age, but one that would be cut short through injury.

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Aydin Ara, six, enjoys an activity day for children organised by Barts Health to create awareness on diabetes.

Children with diabetes enjoy Olympic Park fun day

Children with diabetes enjoyed a family fun day to learn more about how to manage the condition.

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From left: Lorraine Hope, Olivia Hope, 5, Tahlia Adams, 6, Cylise Adams, 4, and Lisa Pope at the Picnic in the Park event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Pictures: Picnic in the Olympic Park

Families came in their droves to enjoy the late summer sun with an outdoor picnic.

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Ramzy on the finishing straight of the Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 (pic: Marathon Photos/marathon-photos.com)

Parklife: News editor Ramzy takes on Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100

News editor Ramzy Alwakeel tackled a particularly wet Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 for Parklife on Sunday. Here’s how he got on.

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Members of the public using the 100-inch touchscreens to take a virtual 3D tour of Chobham Manor on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Pic:  Clare Banks)

New technology helps house hunters at Chobham Manor

House hunters can discover even more about a potential home at Chobham Manor with a pioneering digital tool.

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Prince Harry chats to wheel-chair basketball players. Pics: Invictus Games/Chris Jackson/Getty

Invictus Games to bring Paralympic sport back to Olympic Park next month

Prince Harry’s tournament for injured military personnel will put Paralympic sport back at the heart of the Olympic Park when it gets underway in less than a month’s time.

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The medals for the Invictus Games. Pic: Adam Duke

Invictus Games: Medals designed by world’s oldest jewellers

Medals designed by the world’s oldest jewellers will be awarded to competitors at the Invictus Games.

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Riders pass the Queen Victoria Monument during the Prudential RideLondon Grand Prix Pro Womens race in St James's Park  (Photo by Bryn Lennon/Getty Images)

Thousands take to London’s streets for RideLondon 2014

The 100-mile RideLondon event from the capital to Surrey and back had to be cut by 14 miles after the city was battered by the remnants of Hurricane Bertha this morning.

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Kathryn Tilbury took me through a range of stretches before getting started on the high intensity excercises as part of a fitness retreat at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Fitness retreat at East Village is ‘healthy cherry’ on Olympic cake

We are routinely invited to attend restaurant/bar openings, music events as well as a variety of presentations.

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Cyclists of all ages and abilities can take part in the Prudential RideLondon events (Photo by Tom Dulat/Getty Images)

Guide to Prudential RideLondon 2014: All you need to know about road closures and where to watch

The capital’s cycling festival is back this year bigger and better, so we’ve put together a handy guide with everything you need to know about Prudential RideLondon 2014:

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Students from Sarah Bonnell School perform at the Copper Box Arena during the festival

Thousands of borough’s children perform at iconic Copper Box Arena

More than 3,000 youngsters from across Newham took part in one of the largest music festivals of its kind at the iconic Copper Box Arena at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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A Secret Cinema goer in 50s get-up enjoys the Back To The Future theme. Pic: Secret Cinema/Al Overdrive

Pictures: Secret Cinema’s Back To The Future film experience gets underway

Cinema-goers enjoyed a blast from the past when they showed up in 50s get-up for Secret Cinema’s hotly anticipated Back To The Future screening.

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A gaming team looks serious as they compete against four other players in Call Of Duty

World-class gamers compete in big money eSports tournament at Olympic Park

World-class athletes of a very different kind took over the Copper Box Arena this weekend.

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Olympicopolis competition launched. Picture: Press Association.

What’s on at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer

Ready for another summer of sport? Well this time, you’ll be taking the centre stage.

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Children enjoy the bouncy castle at the Pier Parade Community Market Event in North Woolwich.

Pictures: Fun day to launch Royal Docks community market

Royal Docks residents celebrated their first community market with a day of fun activities.

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Lend Lease construction manager Chris Howcroft, LCR chief exective David Joy, The International Quarter project director Ian Crockford and LLDC chief executive Dennis Hone at the start of work on Glasshouse Gardens

Work starts on new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park homes

Construction has started on 333 new homes at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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The Great British Carnival at the Olympic Park.

Pictures: Great British Carnival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Thousands of revellers flocked to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park yesterday for the Great British Carnival.

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Update: Unexploded Second World War shell found in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

An unexploded Second World War shell was found in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning.

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Breaking: Second World War shell found in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A Second World War shell was found in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning.

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Outside the Copper Box Arena. Picture by David Poultney for the LLDC.

Copper Box Arena celebrates one year open to public with free activities this weekend

The Copper Box Arena will mark a year since it first opened to the public by offering free skills sessions this weekend.

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The ArcelorMittal Orbit

Olympic Park’s ArcelorMittal Orbit to open late for three nights this summer

London’s spectacular nighttime skyline will be visible for the first time from the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson put his fists up against Sir Robin Wales in Stratford Park.

Video: Boris Johnson launches ParkLives programme in Newham

The mayors of London and Newham joined together today to launch a programme of free summer activities.

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Prince George took a trip to the Sensational Butterflies at the National History Museum just before his first brithday. Why not take your little princes and princesses there? (Photo by John Stillwell - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

11 quirky summer holiday activities for kids in London

It’s lovely to have the kids home for the summer, but keeping them occupied for six weeks can be tricky. That’s why London24 has got a big list of ideas to keep those little hands busy! Whether they love getting lost in a book, getting messy, or getting outside, you’ll find something fun to do here.

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Students from Eastlea Community School experienced the legacy of the Olympics when they went whitewater rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Canning Town students experience Olympics legacy with whitewater rafting in Lee Valley

Students from Newham had a taste of the legacy of Olympics when they braved the rapids at Lee Valley White Water Centre, the world class venue that hosted the London 2012 Canoe Slalom event.

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Amina Bibi died from more than 70 stab wounds at her home in Forest Gate (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Guilty: Husband and drug addict he paid to murder wife in Forest Gate

An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife, who died from more than 70 stab wounds, have today been found guilty of murder.

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Pictures: Thousands brave weather as Under The Stars returns

East Ham’s Central Park played host to a musical spectacular this weekend as Under The Stars returned for its 15th year.

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Opinion See all

City & London AM John Biggs accuses Tower Hamlets council of improper use of time

I remain busy at City Hall. There are new ideas for east London river crossings, plans for the next Crossrail line, major planning applications to dig into, budgets to manage, challenging policing matters to consider. Yet I am drawn back to comment yet again on Tower Hamlets politics. It’s not surprising – the East End is always the most raw and lively place in the UK.

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Features See all

Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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