May 26 2016 Latest news:

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

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.

Read full story »

LLDC chief exec David Goldstone on summer in the Olympic Park

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

Read full story »

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.

Read full story »

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.

Read full story »

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.

Read full story »

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.

Read full story »

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.

Read full story »

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.

Read full story »

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.

Read full story »

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.

Read full story »

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.

Read full story »

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.

Read full story »

Sir William Castell, chairman, Foundation for FutureLondon on bringing Olympicopolis to life

It’s now a little over a year since Foundation for FutureLondon was established to help bring the Olympicopolis dream to life.

Read full story »

The London 2016 medals are shaped like the London Aquatics Centre

London Aquatics Centre inspires European Championships medals

Swimmers and divers will be determined to get their hands on one of the London Aquatics Centre-shaped medals in what is the last major tournament before the Rio 2016 Olympic Games.

Read full story »

Harry Papanastasiou

London Marathon: Supporting charity that has helped Canning Town runner’s mum

A Canning Town runner will be hoping he doesn’t need assistance from the charity he is running the London Marathon for.

Read full story »

Recorder news editor Freddy Mayhew and reporter Mark Shales cross the final firey obstacle. Picture: Reebok Spartan Race UK

Mud, sweat and tears as Spartan racers take on Olympic park obstacle course

Thousands of runners both great and small channelled their inner Spartan to take on a gruelling obstacle race through rain, mud and fire on Saturday.

Read full story »

Toppy the Top Trumps mascot meets children at Lee Valley VeloPark, where magician Noel Qualter performed card tricks (Picture: Eleanor Bentall)

Card game launches at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Fans of card game Top Trumps might recognise somewhere familiar in the new edition.

Read full story »

An artist'sn impression of The International Quarter in Stratford

News in focus: The ever-changing Stratford skyline

Since winning the Olympic bid in 2005, Stratford has changed almost beyond recognition.

Read full story »

Spartan Race UK will be coming to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday, April 9

Spartan Race: Top tips on the day for Olympic park obstacle sprint

The first event of the Reebok Spartan Race season is just days away so to help your obstacle-ridden run go smoothly we’ve got some top race tips direct from the Spartan Race UK team.

Read full story »

Get ready for the 5km Spartan Race UK on Saturday, April 9, at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with expert nutrition advice

Spartan Race experts dish out nutrition advice ahead of Olympic park obstacle sprint

If you’re busy putting the finishing touches to your training for next the Reebok Spartan Race at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park next Saturday, you may be starting to think about your priorities when it comes to nutrition.

Read full story »

Muslim and Catholic school walks in solidarity around the Olympic Park for charity

Religious schools join forces to walk the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

More than 100 children from Quwwat-ul-Islam Girls school have helped raise £400 by walking around the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Read full story »

Hints and tips from the Rebok Spartan Race UK organisers

Helpful hacks for Spartan obstacle race at Olympic Park

If you’re preparing to “Spartan up” for the Olympic park 5km obstacle sprint as part of Reebok Spartan Race UK next weekend, you’ll be grateful for these hacks from the organisers to help you prepare yourself mentally and physically for the challenge.

Read full story »

Police prevented the group from climbing up the ArcelorMittal Orbit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Trio attempt to climb ArcelorMittal Orbit and parachute off

Three men tried to illegally climb the ArcelorMittal Orbit and parachute off in the early hours of this morning.

Read full story »

Celebrities including Dappy palying in the Soccer 6 event at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

TV and music stars enjoyed a kick about at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park

It might not have been a Real Madrid, Barcelona El Classico, but two big name sides battled it out at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday.

Read full story »

Sir Bradley Wiggins during the launch of Prudential RideLondon 2016 at Lee Valley VeloPark, London.

Prudential RideLondon set to start at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The world’s greatest festival of cycling and two-time winner of a BT Sport Industry Award, Prudential RideLondon, is returning to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this year.

Read full story »

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

All the news, features and competitions from Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Most read news

Court & Crime

Emergency services have been called to a reported stabbing outside Newham Collegiate

Man injured in reported stabbing in East Ham

Emergency services have been called to a reported stabbing outside Newham Collegiate on Barking Road.

Read full story »

Picture Galleries

Valentines Mansion, Emerson Road, Ilford IG1 4XA - Launch of the Thames Gateway Business Awards.
Left to right: Aspers Head of Marketing Sean Langley, Aspers Marketing Manager Debbie Mazs, Archant Executive Editor Michael Adkins, Archant Commercial Director Tony Little and Bilal Sheikh from Mont Rose College

Thames Gateway Business Awards launched with networking event

The launch of the Thames Gateway Business Awards 2016, which will showcase the best in business across East London, was held on Friday.

Read full story »

Opinion

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales disputes BBC documentary

Last night (Tues) the BBC broadcast a documentary claiming to look at how immigration and white flight is impacting the make-up of Newham’s population.

Read full story »

Features

Cllr Quintin Peppiatt, cabinet member for children and young people, at the Shipman Youth Centre in Prince Regent Lane

Newham pumps £1m into children’s mental health to tackle soaring numbers seeking help

As part of our new Minds Matter mental health campaign, investigations reporter EMMA YOULE explores rising needs among children and young people in Newham and finds that almost £1million is being allocated to provide help and support

Read full story »

Competitions

Win a BMW 1 series

Win a BMW 1 series

There are fewer cars currently on the market more stylish and exciting than the BMW. Known all over the world as one of the best car manufacturers, the BMW is renowned for sleek designs and fantastic high quality workmanship.

Read full story »