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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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Ravensbourne college gets ready to move in to eye-catching new premises

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Al Green/Michael McDonald, O2 Arena, London

Reviewed by Ian McCann

Cineworld wins 25-year deal to run cinema at 02

Cineworld has won the contract to operate the multiplex cinema at the O2 arena in Greenwich, South-east London, for the next 25 years.

May calls time on 'intrusive' identity card scheme

The Home Secretary, Theresa May, yesterday moved closer to scrapping the controversial £5bn national identity card scheme, declaring it "intrusive, bullying and ineffective".

Matt Lucas lands role in 'Misérables' special

A huge, one-off production of the popular musical Les Misérables is to be staged at the O2 Arena in London featuring the comedian Matt Lucas, it was announced yesterday.

Faithless, O2 Academy Brixton, London

At Brixton, the devoted crowd is dominated by vintage examples of both the former drug-infused rave generation and a newer breed of mainstream live-for-the-weekend dance-floor revellers, whose experiences of sleeplessness were probably only ever the result of an alcopop-induced sugar high.

Rihanna, O2 Arena, London

Revamped Rihanna's highly rated

An Evening with Julie Andrews, O2 Arena, London

Reviewed by Michael Coveney

O2 owner keen on stadium after 2012

AEG, the US sports and entertainment giant who run The 02, has declared an interest in taking over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games.

Peter Gabriel, The O2, London

An old master strips back the covers

Questions Of Cash: 'Nationwide held on to my ISA for six months'

Q. A couple of years ago you helped with a large debt from O2 Ireland. As a result of your help, O2 Ireland stopped making demands for an old disputed mobile phone bill. But now my mother in County Cork has received a demand from debt collectors for €1,180.34 (£1,060), addressed to me. MR, London.

Miley Cyrus, O2 Arena, London

When a 17-year-old singer from the Christian right holds such sway over young minds, pop has to be taken seriously

Leading article: The Dome's decade

More than a quarter of a million people will this week watch eight top tennis players at the ATP World Tour Finals at the 02 Arena in London. Few of them are likely to pay much attention to the fact they are sitting in what once was known as the Millennium Dome.

How ergonomics affects our daily lives

Ergonomics shapes the products we use every day, from mobiles to motors. Now, the Design Museum is celebrating this fascinating science. By Caroline Roux
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