People living in Olympic host boroughs will get the first chance to buy tickets for a festival of food, music and theatre being held on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to coincide with the first anniversary of the London 2012 Games.
Areas of London including the City and Enterprise Zones in the Royal Docks should be exempt from proposals to allow offices to be turned into homes without planning permission, the city’s mayor has said.
The volunteers at the Olympic and Paralympic Games have been among the most widely praised aspect of London 2012, and appreciation was shown when they got the biggest cheer during the closing ceremony of the Paralympics.
Schools across the country have been preparing for some of their pupils to return to the classroom. Here is how one group of schools has been getting ready to make sure pupils can be taught safely and get on with lessons.