Life and Style Millennium Dome, London: The Dome, now the O2 arena, opened in Greenwich in December 2000. Resembles a large circular marquee or giant 'Big Top'. Supported by 12 yellow towers – one for each month of the year. The largest structure of its kind in the world. Made of glass-fibre fabric, it weighs less than the volume of air inside. Greenwich prime meridian passes through its western edge.

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World Cup bid could change Olympic plans

The woman in charge of 2012 legacy has revealed that she may revamp the plan to scale down the main stadium from 80,000 to 25,000 seats after the Games, especially if it becomes a big part of England's 2018 World Cup bid.

Steve Bunce: How Haye has grown into a stellar talent

In 2001 David Haye became the first British amateur boxer to reach the final of the world amateur championships. Haye was stopped on his feet by Cuba's Odlanier Solis, but the silver medal was a sign of his potential.

Prince, Montreux Jazz Festival

Prince wears his crown well

O2 enters personal finance market with NatWest

O2, the British mobile phone unit of Spain's Telefonica launched Britain's first cash-card service from a mobile operator on today to give itself a foothold in the promising mobile-money market.

Jackson fans can buy 02 tickets as souvenirs

Disappointed fans who bought tickets to Michael Jackson's string of scheduled concerts in London were reassured today that they will receive full refunds.

Promoter bet house on Jackson – and lost

American company behind O2 concerts left with huge bill to refund singer’s fans

Fans wait for news on ticket refunds

Fans were waiting to hear today if they will receive refunds for his 50-concert residency at London's O2 venue.

Pet Shop Boys, O2 Arena, London

East End boys, West End pearls

Dome doom: Talks over sale of O2 Arena collapse

Plans to sell London's Millennium Dome where plunged into disarray when Middle Eastern investors pulled out of talks to buy the venue at the 11th hour.

New dates for axed Morrissey shows

Four Morrissey concerts called off due to illness will go ahead later this summer, it was announced.

Britney Spears to host raunchy O2 Arena after-parties

Britney Spears plans to host raunchy after-parties following her gigs at London's O2 Arena.

Great concerts – shame about the journey home from the O2

For the thousands of music fans who converged on London's O2 arena on Monday night, the gyrating Beyoncé and her team of dancers were forgotten as soon as they filed out of the venue.

Coldplay to give away freebie CD at gigs

Coldplay will give a live CD away for free to fans at gigs during their coming tour of North America, underlining the dwindling financial importance for successful groups of selling physical records.

Girls Aloud, O2 Arena, London

Pop queens fulfil their promise

Bob Dylan, O2 Arena, London

Dylan's times ain't a-changin'
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