June 29 2016 Latest news:

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit

World’s tallest tunnel slide opens in Stratford

When the ArcelorMittal Orbit was built for the London 2012 Olympics, the unusual design led some to say it looked like a helter skelter.

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Newham's EU referendum count at Lee Valley VeloPark

Newham referendum turnout London’s lowest as Britain backs Brexit

Newham’s turnout in the EU referendum of 59.2 per cent was the lowest in the capital.

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The Bobby Moore Academy in Stratford

Bobby Moore Academy set for Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Half a century after leading his country to footballing glory, Bobby Moore is set to inspire a new generation in a school bearing his name.

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Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales is rocking about the QEOP Stadium

The stadium in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is used to rocking to the sound of applause for athletes like Usain Bolt and Mo Farah. Now it has been rocked by music.

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The Victoria and Albert Museum in central London - not to be confused with a hair salon. Photo: PA

Museums set to plan a new joint gallery at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Two leading museum institutions announce plans to work together to create a major new international collaboration.

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The ArcelorMittal Orbit tunnel slide opens on June 24

Europe’s largest slide completed in Stratford

The final piece of the Europe’s longest and tallest slide was installed today at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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(centre, whu T-shirt)  Cecilia Welsh and West Ham United supporters are to hand a petition to Newham council against the move of the Champions statue in Barking Road.

Recorder readers back Champion’s statue petition

Recorder readers have voted unanimously in favour of retaining the Champion’s statue in East Ham following an online poll.

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The Line with Michael Craig-Martin

Huge sculpture set to transform barren area of The Line in Newham

A new artwork by a leading contemporary artist could be coming to the sculpture walk on the bank of the River Lea.

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Cars in last year's Shell Eco-Marathon race (Picture: Marcel Van Hoorn/AP Images for Shell)

Shell Eco-Marathon comes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Could these student-designed vehicles be the cars of the future?

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Junction of Green Street and Barking Road, Upton Park - Champions statue at the junction.

Call to leave iconic West Ham statue near Upton Park ground

A campaign has been launched to keep the Champions sculpture in Upton Park.

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Youngsters try out wheelchair basketball

Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park hosts inclusive sporting day

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park played host to an afternoon of inclusive sporting activities to mark the coming Rio 2016 Paralympics.

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The Beat the Street campaign to get children active launches at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.  Ashmi Fernando, age 10 with Charlie Gordon

Beat the Street competition returns to Newham

How far can you walk or cycle across east London?

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Shamah Banton and Claudine Koffi play in the sand at BeachEast last year

BeachEast returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

On the face of it, there’s not much in common between this year’s Olympic host city of Rio de Janiero, Brazil, and its 2012 predecessor.

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Pupils from Chobham Academy visiting the London Aquatics Centre for the European Aquatics Championship

Schools given free tickets to European Aquatics Championships

Thousands of children have been given the chance to see some of the world’s top athletes in action at the European Aquatics Championship.

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LLDC chief exec David Goldstone on summer in the Olympic Park

We are busy on the park preparing for a spectacular summer of events.

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The Duchess of Cambridge playing puppets with a pupil from Curwen Primary School

Royals raise awareness of mental wellbeing at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge joined Prince Harry at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning for the launch of their new mental health charity Heads Together.

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Darren Harman, 46, of Oxleas, Beckton,being handed his tickets by the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales

West Ham fans win tickets to final Boleyn Ground game

A pair of lucky footballs fans will get the chance to say farewell to the Boleyn Ground tonight after winning tickets to West Ham’s final Upton Park game.

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The start of the half marathon. Photo Fiona Hanson

In pictures: Over 11,000 runners race in Vitality Run Hackney half marathon

Hackney was buzzing today as elite athletes were joined by club runners and those racing for charity were cheered on by crowds as they ran a half marathon.

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Before the DLR extension, London City Airport was served by shuttle buses

Take a trip to 1993 with retro London City Airport video

There’s no sign of the Shard, the O2 Arena or Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Perry Burton, superstar apprentice

Star apprentice’s work ethic rewarded after Stratford job

An apprentice construction worker has been celebrated for his hard graft and professional attitude.

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Runners at the Be Moore Fun Run

Hammers fans take on the Be Moore Fun Run

West Ham’s first game at the Olympic Stadium is just three months away.

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London mayoral candidates Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan at the London Citizens' Mayoral Accountability Assembly

London mayoral candidates attend Copper Box Arena event

Zac Goldsmith and Sadiq Khan have appeared at Stratford’s Copper Box Arena together to back new housing proposals.

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The slide will open in June. Picture: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Tickets on sale today for world’s longest tunnel slide

Tickets are now on sale for the slide on the ArcelorMittal Orbit at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford - but you will still have to wait two months before you can whizz down it.

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The slide will open in June. Picture: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Tickets for The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit go on sale

Tickets for the world’s tallest and longest tunnel slide at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park have gone on sale at Stratford’s ArcelorMittal Orbit, the UK’s tallest public artwork.

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The Princess Royal met with Newham school children as part of a community event hosted by Foundation for FutureLondon, of which she is a patron

Princess Anne visits Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to mark her new charity appointment

HRH The Princess Royal celebrated her appointment as patron for Foundation for FutureLondon with a visit to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park today to discuss the Olympicopolis project.

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Court & Crime

Police are investigating the assault

Father and son attacked in East Ham

Relatives of two men who were badly beaten in East Ham have said they are “upset and angry” about the attack.

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Picture Galleries

Guests join Stephen Timms MP, Cllr Pat Murphy and Pastor Yomi Awosola to celebrate the Queen's 90th birthday

Newham residents celebrate Queen’s 90th birthday in style

All across Newham people have been having a royal good time at events held to mark the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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Opinion

East London Humanist Paul Kaufman wants an end to discriminatory school admissions

Should flower arranging determine which school a child can attend?

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Features

Ex UEL student Alice Watson was supported by the university when she needed it most.

Minds Matter: Prevention rather than cure is fundamental to mental wellbeing

Former University of East London (UEL) student Alice Watson is an advocate of early intervention for mental health issues.

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