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Claire Cockerton

Keynote awards speaker excited to celebrate Newham’s ‘incredible talent’

One of the brightest business talents operating in the borough is set to speak at the must-see ceremony of the year.

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Chobham Academy head Rebecca Hickey outside the school

Chobham Academy celebrates first ever GCSE results day

The first students to take GCSEs at Chobham Academy received their results this morning.

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City and east London AM Unmesh Desai on his Olympic legacy

The start of the Rio Olympics brought back memories of the wonderful games our capital hosted in 2012. Those games spurred on massive transformation in our local area and the changes were evident when I visited Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park recently. West Ham marked their first game in the park with a win and I wish them the best of luck for the new season!

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CCG chair and GP Dr Prakash Chandra wants everyone to be inspired by recent sport coverage

With the European Championships, Wimbledon, Olympics finished and the Paralympics to look forward to – this summer has been jam-packed with sport.

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Carnegie Smyth crossing the finishing line in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Grand Olympic Park finish for man who raised £35k

A high-flying investment manager has celebrated completing 10 days of intense sports by meeting an Olympic gold medallist.

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Frankie Del Celo in action (picture: Sean Dempsey/PA)

Former Team GB diver inspiring next generation at London Aquatics Centre

While her former team-mates are competing for medals in Rio, Frankie Del Celo is training the next generation of champion divers at the London Aquatics Centre.

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LDDC chief exec David Goldstone invites all to spend summer at QEOP

As the world enjoys the greatest show on earth in Rio, with West Ham having kicked off their first season at the stadium and tickets for the Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit proving to be a summer scorcher, there’s no better place to be in London this summer than Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, scene of those unforgettable four weeks of sport in 2012.

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CGI image of Pool Street at UCL East campus. Image: Lifschutz Davidson Sandilands

Architects announced for two sites at Stratford UCL East campus

University College London (UCL) has announced two architects for two sites on its £270 million UCL East campus at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Pokémon Go users will have the chance to catch rare Pokemon in Stratford. Picture: Ajay Nair

Capture Pikachus and eat pizzachews in Stratford this weekend

Avid Pokémon Go hunters are being offered the chance to enjoy a ‘pizzachew’ whilst they hunt for the game’s rarest creatures.

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Summer Rio run competitirs on the Olympic park

Olympic run brings a Rio theme spirit to Stratford

It may not be Brazil, but hundreds dressed in bright Samba colours to get in the Olympic spirit.

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Local residents protesting about a 10ft concrete bridge for buses and HGVs running next to apartment balconies, a new school, and a new play park next to the entrance to the Olympic Park on Monier Road

Dozens protest against road through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Nearly a hundred people protested against plans to build a busy road through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last night.

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The plants could be built on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park (Pic: PA)

Thousands oppose Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park concrete factories

More than 2,500 people have signed an online petition opposing plans to build three concrete factories near to the former Olympic Stadium.

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David Goldstone, CEO of LLDC

‘Whole’ of Newham to benefit from Olympic Park’s bright future

Some of the biggest players involved in East London’s regeneration gathered at a conference today to discuss the borough’s “fantastic” future.

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The proposed V&A East. Picture: Allies and Morrison

PICTURES: First look at stunning plans for Olympic Park ‘culture quarter’

These architects’ images show how the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park could be transformed into a new cultural and education district for east London.

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Crowds leave the Olympic Stadium at the Olympic Park in Stratford, east London

Share your memories of the Olympic Games opening ceremony

Can you believe its been four years, since millions across the world were glued to screens watching the London Olympics opening ceremony?

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Summer garden party at the Olympic Park Mobile Garden City

Drumming and salad tossing at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park garden party

People of all ages enjoyed some fun in the sun at a temporary community garden at the weekend.

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A view of Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Olympic Park technology centre to be biggest in Europe

Watch out, Silicon Valley – a technology centre designed to rival any other in the world is soon to open.

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Olympic Stadium in Stratford    Picture: PA

West Ham fans offered cut-price rail fares for home games

West Ham supporters from five counties are to be offered discounted rail tickets on matchdays in a deal branded “fantastic” by the club’s vice-chairman.

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Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales believes in the 2012 Olympic legacy

Days like the Great Newham London Run and family run on Sunday show the real value of the investment that Newham Council made to become co-owners of the former Olympic Stadium.

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Dancers entertain crowds as part of the opening shindig

Olympic Park restaurant to serve wild meat and foraged vegetables

How would you like a dinner of roe deer just shot in the wild, nettles foraged in the city and organic wine from Europe?

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Runners take on the Great Newham London Run in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Thousands take on Great Newham London Run

World champion Christine Ohuruogu kick-started a 10km run which saw 15,000 runners become some of the first to run on the new track in the former Olympic Stadium.

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Great Team Relay runners on the track

Runners take to Olympic Stadium track for Great Team Relay

The Olympic Stadium was full of team spirit yesterday as it played host to the inaugural Great Team Relay.

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Montell Douglas in action during her heat of the 60m

Olympian comes to Stratford for Roll on Rio event

It’s nearly time for the Olympics to take centre stage in the sporting world once more, and where better for a former Olympian to engage youngsters than at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park?

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LDDC chief exec David Goldstone says 2012 lives on in the Olympic Park

Four years ago the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games were about to kick off.

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Cumberland School enjoying Sustrans Bike It Plus Festival 2016 at Lee Valley Velopark. Picture: Jonathan Bewley

Plaistow pupils help take over Lee Valley VeloPark

More than 240 children, including Cumberland School students, got on their bikes for a new cycling initiative.

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Anjem Choudary associate found guilty of attacking cuddling schoolboy in Upton Park

A Muslim convert and associate of Anjem Choudary has been found guilty this afternoon of knocking a schoolboy unconscious for cuddling his girlfriend.

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Abba tribute act Bjorn Again perform (pictures: Paul Boyling)

Thousands enjoy four days of music at Under the Stars

Music fans turned out in their thousands to enjoy four evenings of free entertainment at Under the Stars.

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Opinion

Elwin Cockett Archdeacon of West Ham

Archdeacon of West Ham Elwin Cockett feels that Newham’s homes are unaffordable

A friend of mine has just had to turn down a well-paid job in London because he couldn’t afford to house his family here.

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Abba tribute act Bjorn Again perform (pictures: Paul Boyling)

Thousands enjoy four days of music at Under the Stars

Music fans turned out in their thousands to enjoy four evenings of free entertainment at Under the Stars.

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You could win £15,000 to spend on either their mortgage or a deposit towards the home of their dreams

Win £15,000 to spend on your mortgage or deposit

Wouldn’t it be lovely to have a period of time when you simply don’t have to worry about finding the money each month to pay your mortgage? When you don’t have to put money aside from your monthly income, or worry about having to afford other essential outgoings?

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