March 1 2015 Latest news:

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London Aquatics Centre will celebrate its first birthday on Sunday

London Aquatics Centre set for birthday celebrations

London Aquatics Centre celebrates its first birthday on Sunday – and you’re invited to the party.

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Mo Farah performs the mobot at Team GB's London 2012 victory parade. (Photo by David Davies - WPA Pool/Getty Images)

Mo Farah launches third Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games at Olympic Stadium

Record-breaking runner Mo Farah is hoping to relive the London 2012 experience when he returns to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park track this summer.

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Celia Hammond, founder of Celia Hammond Animal Trust clinic

Canning Town charity offering free cat neutering

Celia Hammond Animal Trust is offering free cat neutering on Tuesday to mark National Spay Day.

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A tai chi class at the London Aquatics Centre

Video: Balancing the body and getting active with Tai Chi

One of the slower fitness classes out there, Tai Chi is practised by many millions worldwide. Reporter Mark Shales has discovered his inner zen at the London Aquatics Centre

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Legacy development chief David Goldstone wants our involvement with Olympic Park

As we move towards spring and summer, now is a great time to get more involved with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park - whether it’s volunteering at an event, or giving us your views at a residents’ meeting.

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Joanna Rowsell with Diversity member Warren Russell

Diversity’s Warren heads to Stratford to judge dance competition

A member of Britain’s Got Talent’s dance troupe Diversity will be heading to Stratford next month to mark the first ever London-wide dance competition for secondary schools.

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Brave fundraisers in fancy dress submerge themselves into an open-air pool filled with freezing cold water

Thrillseekers get bear-y cold in Stratford Polar Plunge challenge

Thrillseekers took on a teethchattering challenge for charity - jumping into 20 tonnes of icy water.

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Level 42 performing at Let's Rock in Bristol

Blast from the past for the ’80s babies at the Olympic Park

Summer is only just around the corner, which means the festival season isn’t far away now with most tickets starting to come out on sale.

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Manager Paul Shaw outside the View Tube

Video: Gardening and cycling at Stratford’s View Tube

If you’ve been to the south side of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, chances are you’ll have spotted the bright yellow shipping containers close to the stadium.

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West Ham are due to move into the Olympic Stadium in 2016. Picture: PA Wire

French construction firm to run Olympic Stadium for 25 years

A French construction giant has landed a 25-year contract to run the former Olympic Stadium.

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The former Olympic park has been recreated in LEGO bricks

Olympic park recreated in LEGO bricks

It’s the Olympic stadium, but not like you’ve ever seen it before.

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Boris Johnson outlined his Olympicopolis plans at the V&A's Sackler lecture. (Photo by Dan Kitwood/Getty Images)

Smithsonian Institute set for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park base

The world’s largest museum and research complex is set to open its first ever permanent exhibition outside America in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Kevin McCloud (centre) with Vesta House residents Gianne Fanti and Frank Da Silva

Grand Designs filmed in East Village for anniversary special

The tallest building in Stratford’s East Village is set to appear in a Grand Designs special.

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Legacy development chief David Goldstone on the lasting Olympic legacy

I know it’s already the middle of January but I want to wish you all a happy new year.

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Two-year-old Jaden Chen plays around the mini double decker buses displayed at the Year of the Bus exhibition in the Olympic Park

Celebrate buses with family fun weekend

You might not need to take a bus to get to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, but you’ll be greeted by 60 of them if you go there this weekend.

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Gavin and Sam McIntyre

Update: Missing couple found on boat in Stratford

A missing couple have been found on their boat, which had been moored in Stratford.

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Visitors to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the end of the month will be able to see 60 buses on display (picture: John Gudgin)

Bus sculptures set for Olympic Park weekend display

If you’ve enjoyed looking at the bus sculptures around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park over the past couple of months, then there’s a treat in store for you.

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Sylvester Awynyo with his police bravery award

Brave waiter who waived anonymity to close Stratford crack house gets police award

A brave waiter who put himself in danger to help shut down a crack house on his road has said that he was “just doing his duty”.

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Staff with a selection of toys they have donated

Toy Appeal: A crate effort from OIympic Stadium workers

Donations for the Toy Appeal have been coming in thick and fast this week, with one of the biggest handovers taking place outside one of the borough’s most iconic structures.

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Sasha Corbin of England in action against South Africa.

England netballers to face Malawi at Copperbox Arena

2014 might be winding down but the international netball season certainly isn’t, with the sport’s biggest names arriving at the Copperbox Arena next week.

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Laura Trott on her way to victory the Women's Omnium. (Pic: PA Wire/Press Association Images)

Cycling superstars return to Lee Valley Velopark for UCI World Cup

The cycling superstars that lit up 2012 returned to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the weekend for the UCI Track World Cup.

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.Sebastian Lawrence, 15, at the  opening of Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in Stratford.

Young tennis stars compete at Lee Valley finals

Some of the UK’s brightest young tennis prospects will compete at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre today.

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Deputy mayor Lester Hudson, mayor Sir Robin Wales, Nova chairman Brendan Foster and Newham Council chief executive Kim Bromley-Derry

Great Run series comes to Olympic Park

Newham is set to join the likes of Newcastle, Glasgow and Birmingham in hosting a Great Run for the next 10 years.

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The Arcelormittal Orbit.

Father Christmas and reindeer at ArcelorMittal Orbit

With less than three week until the big day, Father Christmas will be dropping into the UK’s tallest sculpture from this afternoon.

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Aerial view of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.

New £141m cultural hub set for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A new £141million cultural district featuring university campuses and museums is set to be built at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park.

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Court & Crime

Ashley Latty, inset, was stabbed outside the Beaver Centre in Dagenham. Pictures: Met Police/Ellie Hoskins

Manor Park, Stratford men on trial over party stab death

A man from Stratford and another from Manor Park were part of a gang who stabbed an innocent party-goer to death for no obvious reason with “venomous, hate-fuelled force”, a court heard today.

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Picture Galleries

A design showcased on the catwalk at Stratford Circus

Gallery: Fashion gala at Stratford Circus

The next generation of Alexander McQueens and Giorgio Armanis showed off their designs at a fashion gala at Stratford Circus.

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Rushanara Ali

Bethnal Green and Bow MP Rushanara Ali is helping teens into employment

Imagine a girl called Sofia – 19-years-old. She could be your daughter, or cousin. You might know a person like her – your granddaughter, or neighbour.

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Monologues Slam UK host and Holby City star Chizzy Akudolu (Right) with Jackie Graham (Left)

Holby City TV stars set to showcase young talent in Stratford

Holby City star Chizzy Akudolu is back once again at Theatre Royal Stratford East on Monday.

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