June 30 2015 Latest news:

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Newham Music Trust

Youngsters showcase talent in Newham Music Trust festival

Young Musicians will be showcasing their talents as Newham Music Trust launches their annual festival next week.

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Reporter Jacob Ranson at Rio Fone Hack

Taste of Brazil for Olympic Park visitors

Red phone boxes now have some competition in London after three public phones from Brazil made their way into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for five weeks.

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Rugby fans will be heading to the borough as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford hosts the Rugby World Cup 2015

Fans to descend on Stratford for Rugby World Cup 2015

Rail users and sporting enthusiasts are encouraged to plan their routes ahead of the Rugby World Cup when fans flock to the borough in just three months’ time.

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The Great Newham London Run is taking place in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

British teams announced for Great Newham London Run relay

Some of Britain’s top distance runners will be uniting for the marathon team relay at the Great Newham London Run.

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Legacy chief exec David Goldstone is excited about summer at QEOP

As the weather gets warmer, now is a great time to enjoy the sun at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park- whether it’s enjoying the beautiful new spaces or cheering on international sporting heroes.

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Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales, centre, with Cllr Ken Clark, right, and Cllr Idris Ibrahim, lead member for Custom House and Canning Town Community Neighbourhood announcing the 100 days ticket offer to residents. Picture: Andrew Baker

Hundreds of Rugby World Cup tickets go free to Newham residents

Five hundred tickets for the Rugby World Cup this summer are to be handed out free to members of the community.

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Thousands flocked to picnic parties over the weekend

Summer sun smiles on picnic parties in Newham

Thousands came out to enjoy the first burst of summer sunshine over the weekend, with picnics and garden parties taking place across the borough’s parks and green spaces.

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Legacy Chief Exec David Goldstone on the ever-changing Olympic Park

One of my favourite things about Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is how much it is constantly changing and evolving.

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An artist's impression of how the slide will look

A giant slide could be coming to the Olympic Park

Although the ArcelorMittal Orbit tower is a pretty distinctive site in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Londoners haven’t really taken it into their hearts in the same way we have Tower Bridge, the Gherikin, or even the Shard - but that could be about to change with plans to turn it into a giant helter-skelter.

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An artist's impression of how the slide will look

Plans for slide at ArcelorMittal Orbit

Already one of the most recognisable sights on the Newham skyline, the ArcelorMittal Orbit could soon boast a giant helter-skelter under new plans submitted to the authority running the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Urban golf (Pic: Viktoriya Pintyak @Gemsnfx)

Urban golf reaches Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

It might be an outdoor sport of vast green fairways and well-trimmed lawns, but golf is has reached the big city.

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Last year's Big Lunch

The Big Lunch at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Thousands of people across the country will gather for a community lunch next month, and anyone picnicking at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park could win a trip up the UK’s tallest sculpture.

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CGI of the Stratford Waterfront site

Olympicopolis architects announced

The architects taking on the challenge of designing the Stratford Waterfront complex as part of the Olympicopolis development have been announced.

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Paralympic athlete David Weir

Paralympian David Weir excited by Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park return

The biggest names in Paralympic sport will return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer and six-time champion David Weir cannot wait to revisit the memories of 2012 .

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Paula Radcliffe at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford with two of the six women picked as 'Radcliffe's Great Runners' for the Morrisons Great Newham London Run, Paula Blake and Vicki Read. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

Paula Radcliffe unveils Great Runners in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Marathon champion Paula Radcliffe was at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning to unveil her Great Runners.

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London Legacy chief excec David Goldstone on the Park’s summer events

The summer is approaching and we at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are busy gearing up for some big events at the stadium.

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The UK Cross Golf Open and and the European Urban Golf Cup will take place at the Olympic Park

Olympic Park to host first urban golf tournament

Golfing fans should putt the stresses of the week behind them and take a long drive to the Olympic Park next weekend for Europe’s biggest cross golf event.

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Work on the Penny Brook Hotel is due to begin in the autumn

£126m East Village hotel given go-ahead

Staying in Stratford is set to become stylish after a £126m hotel was given the green light.

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Adam Gemili will be competing at the Sainsbury's Anniversary Games in July (Picture: Matt Alexander/PA)

Adam Gemili returning to Olympic Stadium for Anniversary Games

European 200m champion Adam Gemili will be returning to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.

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England's Yamile Aldama during the Women's Triple Jump Qualification at Hampden Park, during the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

Dame Kelly Holmes charity to host fitness masterclass at Olympic Park

Top athletes from the Dame Kelly Holmes Trust will be running a fitness masterclass at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Tuesday, May 5.

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Player Coral Batey, BT GB Wheelchair Rugby Team Captain Mike Kerr, GBWR ambassador Mike Brown of England and Harlequins and cice-captain Chris Ryan at Twickenham (Pic: Tom Shaw)

British Wheelchair Rugby National Championships coming to Copper Box Arena

The biggest names in British wheelchair rugby will battle it out for national glory at the Copper Box Arena over the weekend.

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PICTURE BY ALEX WHITEHEAD/SWPIX.COM - Diving - British Gas Diving Championships 2013 - Plymouth Life Centre, Plymouth, England - 10/02/13 - Georgia Ward competes in the Womens 3m preliminaries.

International diving elite coming to the Aquatics Centre for World Series

The biggest names in international diving will be out in force at the London Aquatics Centre next weekend for the British leg of the FINA NVC Diving World Series.

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Diving champion Tom Daley says British Diving is the strongest it’s ever been

The build-up to the Rio Olympic Games is going pretty well. It has got a lot of competitions leading up to it and the World Championships will be our first chance to qualify for Great Britain.

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Could you beat Paula Radcliffe's record at the Great Newham London Run? Picture: Tom Shaw

Marathon record challenge for Great Newham London Run participants

Could you break the marathon world record at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer?

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Four-year-old Abigale Rice meets a real-life Easter bunny at Gallions Reach Shopping Park

Pictures: Bunny Run and animal fun at Easter

If you thought you saw hundreds of Easter bunnies running around Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this weekend, you weren’t going hopping mad.

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Court & Crime

A woman is on trial accused of killing a suspected peadophile

Woman accused of killing suspected Silvertown paedophile claims she ‘didn’t stab him’

A mother accused of killing a suspected paedophile has denied stabbing him but admitted to “poking” him with a knife following a confrontation, a court heard today.

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Picture Galleries

Allysha Coching, three, at the dinosaur event in the Stratford Centre

Pictures: Dinosaur fun at Stratford Centre

You’d be forgiven for thinking you were in hit movie Jurassic World if you walked through the Stratford Centre at the weekend.

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Opinion

Forman & Son MD Lance Forman on the qualities of a London mayor

Each week more and more candidates are putting their names forward for London Mayor and each has their own particular spin, style and substance.

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Features

Raymond and Mr Timpkins Revue

Slapstick comedy duo to perform at Forest Gate’s The Wanstead Tap

A comedy duo consisting of a nerdy uncle and his mute nephew is just one of the acts performing at a Forest Gate comedy night on Thursday.

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