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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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Tom Daley diving at the Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park in Stratford as part of his training for British Diving Championships

Video: Diving star Tom Daley encourages Newham to Get Active

Olympic diving star Tom Daley is encouraging Newham residents to get active, ahead of next month’s competitive return to the London Aquatics Centre.

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The fun run will take place in the Olympic Park

Easter bunnys to hop to it at the Olympic Park for fun run

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be be taken over by a herd of rabbits on tomorrow when it plays host to activeNewham’s Easter Bunny Run.

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Balloons at the ArcelorMittal Orbit

ArcelorMittal Orbit celebrates first birthday with balloons

Visitors to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park can spend a balloon-filled weekend at the top of the UK’s tallest sculpture, to celebrate its first birthday.

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Paula Radcliffe Launches Radcliffes Great Runners for Morrisons Great Newham London Run. Picture: Tom Shaw

Marathon champ Paula Radcliffe’s hunt for Great Runners

Marathon record holder Paula Radcliffe MBE is warming up ahead of the Morrisons Great Newham London Run and is looking for six special ladies to join her team.

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Reporter Rebecca Cushway gets active by taking part in a diving lesson at the Tom Daly Diving Academy.

Get Active: Diving in to an active lifestyle with a twist

I came second in a Girl Guides swimming gala once, so when the chance arose to have a lesson at the Tom Daley Diving Academy, I bravely nominated myself.

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London City Airport runway expansion plans canned

Boris says ‘no’ to runways expansion at London City Airport

London City Airport chiefs are “perplexed” and “disappointed” by the Mayor of London’s decision to refuse plans to expand runways on noise grounds.

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Since 9/11

9/11 Twin Towers steel sculpture unveiled at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A monumental piece of 9/11 Twin Towers steel recovered from Ground Zero has been made into a striking public artwork for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Brendan Foster, Jo Pavey, Lord Coe and Sir Robin Wales launch the Great Newham London Run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Olympic Park launch for Great Newham London Run

Medal-winning athletes helped to launch the Great Newham London Run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park yesterday.

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Steve Field descending the ArcelorMittal Orbit

Fundraisers abseil ArcelorMittal Orbit for hospice

It wasn’t window cleaners hanging from the ArcelorMittal Orbit this weekend.

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Two-time Olympic Gold medal winning track cylcist Ed Clancy MBE with pupils from Chobham Academy in Newham, James, eight, Fionn, eight, Kaisja, eight and Daveen, nine

Olympic cycling star visits Stratford school house named after him

There was excitement as a two-time Olympic Gold medal-winning track cyclist dropped in on a Stratford school to visit a house named in his honour.

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Boris Johnson announces 1,500 new homes at East Wick and Sweetwater: with 
Rosanna Lawes, Exec Director Realestate at LLDC, Leo Quinn, chief executive of Balfour Beatty, David Goldstone, LLDC chief executive, Mary Parsons, director of business development at Places for People.

Boris Johnson unveils 1,500 new homes for Olympic Park

Mayor of London Boris Johnson descended on Newham today to announce an extra 1,500 homes to be built in the Olympic Park.

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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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Court & Crime

Mohammed Diria has been jailed for robbing a betting shop in Stratford

Man who robbed Stratford shop after asking for water is jailed

A man who robbed a betting shop in Stratford after asking for a glass of water has been jailed.

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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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Opinion

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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Features

Warwick Davis attending the Harry Potter Studio Tour Celebrity Launch, at the Warner Brothers Studio Tour in Watford.

Harry Potter convention heads to ExCel

Harry Potter fanatics are invited to attend a convention on the world of wizardry at the ExCel this weekend.

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