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The Revolution Series will come to the  former Olympic Velodrome at the Lee Valley VeloPark. Photo: Eleanor Bentall.

Competition: Tickets for Revolution Series cycling tournament at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

We’re giving one lucky family the chance to win four tickets to see some of the best cyclists in the world compete at round one of the Revolution Series taking place at Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow.

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Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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An artists impression of how the orchard at Mandeville Place, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will look

Paralympic legacy honoured with dedicated orchard space in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

An area of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be dedicated to the London 2012 Paralympic Games with plans to build an orchard, it has been unveiled today.

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(L-R) Deputy Superintendent Radiographer Joanne Francis, breast cancer ambassador, designer Dame Zandra Rhodes & Deputy Mayor of London Victoria Borwick at the opening of a new breast screening unit at the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Designer opens new Stratford cancer screening unit

Breast cancer screening in east London is set to get a boost with a new unit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Reporter Freddy Mayhew joins GoodGym Newham on its inaugural run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Pictures by: Ellie Hoskins

Feature: Newham GoodGym takes its exercise with a healthy dose of altruism

I confess it has been a full two years since I last laced up my running shoes and made any meaningful attempt at pacing along the pavement in a bid to stay fit.

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Artist Ruud Reutelingsperger (seated) with Building Craft's College students Will Elworthy, 30, Tim Handley, 27 and Darren Roberts, 25

Pop-up cottage installation recalls history of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A Dutch “arty-tect” is behind the latest installation to pop up around the Olympic Park.

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It has taken seven years but the waterways and wetlands around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are now established. Picture: Arnaud Stephenson.

Olympic Park’s transformation from industrial wasteland to stunning wetlands

It’s easy to forget, amid the constant chatter about the sporting legacy of London 2012, that there are other legacies being tended to as well.

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Alice Clinch, Lucy Watts and Emma Dodds chat with Supt Ian Larnder

Newham superintendent meets the public during “sofa gigs”

Relaxing on the sofa is usually a reward after a hard day’s work but Superintendent Ian Larnder had no chance to rest during the second of his “sofa gigs”.

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Young people from Chobham Academy with, from left: Cllr Ian Corbett; Sophie Morris, RFU Activation & Legacy Group; Cllr Ayesha Chowdhury; Cllr Lakmini Shah; Alex Pearmain; Nick Bracken, chairman East London Rugby Club. (Photo: Andrew Baker)

Trophy visit marks a year to Rugby World Cup

Rugby’s famous Webb Ellis Trophy arrived Queen Elizabeth Olympic park to mark one year to go until the Rugby World Cup comes to Stratford.

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After covering 5km the runners are greeted by the Color Festival where the air is filled with music and coloured powder. Picture: Jordan Mansfield

Color Run comes to Olympic Park

Runners sprang into action as music and colour filled the air at the weekend.

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Sidney Schuman, 84 attempting to break the world record for the furthest distance travelled on a velodrome track in one hour at the Lee Valley Velodrome in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Octogenarian Sidney Schuman makes world record cycle run at Lee Valley VeloPark

Turning 84 is no reason to get out of the saddle, at least not for one record holder.

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Olympic gold-medal winning rower Mark Hunter at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Picture: Arnaud Stephenson

Home-grown Olympic champ Mark Hunter inspires next generation of Newham rowers

Olympic rowing gold-medallist Mark Hunter MBE was on hand to offer his expert advice to sporty youngsters.

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Jason and Sue Rule pose next to their Porsche 356 of 1955 at the Classic Car Boot Sale, in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Pictures: Classic Car Boot Sale roars into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Ancient automobiles, gorgeous gals and charming chaps, it can only be the Classic Car Boot Sale.

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London Underground passengers will be able to use a 24 hour service from next September (Pic: Tim Ireland/PA Wire)

Night Tube to operate through Newham from September 2015

Taking the night bus home will be a thing of the past with a 24 hour Tube service launching in less than a year.

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Prince Harry lifts the trophy after team

Video: Prince Harry plays “murderball” at the Invictus Games

If you missed any of the Invictus Games action at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, or want to relive it, check out our video and picture gallery.

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The new Stratford ONE halls

Olympic swimmer among students moving into new Stratford halls

Students have moved into a new set of halls created as part of the Olympic legacy - including one who competed in London two years ago.

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Team GB on stage at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Picture:PA Wire/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Invictus games hailed a success as talk turns to legacy

Talk has already turned to legacy after the first ever Invictus Games came to a close following four-days of thrilling disability sport.

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Members of the USA team during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games. Picture: PA Wire/Jonathan Brady

Invictus Games raises the bar on Warrior Games, say American athletes

American athletes were full of praise for the Invictus Games, claiming its scale and support dwarfed their own Warrior Games that first inspired the adaptive sports tournament over here.

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Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Unexploded bomb found near Olympic Park

An unexploded bomb is currently being disposed of near the Olympic Park.

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Team Great Britain on the stage for the medallion presentation at the closing ceremony. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Invictus Games: Foo Fighters headline spectacular five-hour closing ceremony

A star-studded line-up of musicians and comedians closed the first ever Invictus Games at a spectacular ceremony last night.

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Delvin Maston (left) of the USA and Andrew McErlean (centre) of Great Britain in action in the Wheelchair Basketball final  (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Invictus Games: Gold for Great Britain’s wheelchair basketballers

The roof of the Copper Box was well and truly raised tonight as Great Britain enjoyed a second victory over the USA in as many days.

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Prince Harry lifts the trophy after team

Invictus Games: Great Britain win wheelchair rugby gold

Great Britain enjoyed a golden evening at the Invictus Games with a dramatic victory over the USA in a nail-biting wheelchair rugby final.

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Great Britain's Michael Hall celebrates victory during the Men's Archery Individual bronze medal match. (Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA

Invictus Games: Archer celebrates ‘emotional’ day with double medal success

Archer Michael Hall celebrated a day to remember at the Invictus Games after picking up gold and bronze medals this afternoon in Stratford’s Here East arena.

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Prince Harry had been attending the Invictus Games in east London the day before the accident [Photograph by Anthony Devlin/PA Wire]

Prince Harry involved in traffic accident near Regent’s Park

Prince Harry looked on as his police escort was thrown from his motorbike as it collided with a Toyota Prius at 9.40am on Thursday September 11.

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From left: The Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry during the opening ceremony of The Invictus Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Invictus Games: Prince Harry says ‘lives will change’ in speech at triumphant opening ceremony

The Invictus Games opened with a triumphant ceremony at the former Olympic Park this evening.

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News in focus: Spotlight on Newham’s gang culture

Being in a gang isn’t like it is in a video game, is something that Detective Superintendent Andy Mortimer is keen to teach youngsters who are tempted by the seemingly glamourous underworld.

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Young girls encourage Olympic medalist Mark Hunter in the Rowing Challenge at UEL Sports Dock

Pictures: Charity helping to make a splash on the rowing scene

Could you follow in the footsteps of Newham’s Olympic champion Mark Hunter and become the next rowing success?

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Poplar & Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick says Palestine needs our support

On Monday, October 13, the Commons voted strongly in favour of recognising Palestine as a sovereign state.

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Reporter Freddy Mayhew joins GoodGym Newham on its inaugural run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Pictures by: Ellie Hoskins

Feature: Newham GoodGym takes its exercise with a healthy dose of altruism

I confess it has been a full two years since I last laced up my running shoes and made any meaningful attempt at pacing along the pavement in a bid to stay fit.

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Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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