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The procedure which made West Ham the first choice to move into the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games was not compromised, an independent investigation has ruled.

Olympic Park neighbourhood names revealed

The names have a historic ring to them, but Chobham Manor, East Wick, Marshgate Wharf, Sweetwater and Pudding Mill do not yet exist.

Inside Lines: Tessa's back – and she's unearthed the new Daley Thompson

Olympic champion Tessa Sanderson, who quit her role as director of the Newham Sports Academy in London's Olympic heartland two months ago following a funding row with the local council, is back in business mentoring 2012 hopefuls. And she believes she may have discovered the new Daley Thompson.

West Ham remain 'committed' to Olympic Stadium

West Ham today vowed that relegation from the Barclays Premier League will not scupper their plans to move into the Olympic Stadium.

Spurs challenge Newham's loan to West Ham in stadium battle

Tottenham begin legal fight against council that partly funded rivals' successful bid for use of Olympic venue

Tottenham begin Olympic Stadium legal bid

Tottenham today took the first step in their legal battle to challenge the decision to hand the Olympic Stadium to West Ham.

Victor Obinna refutes West Ham racism claims

West Ham forward Victor Obinna last night revealed none of his relatives were even in the country - let alone at Upton Park - on Saturday.

Call for lifetime bans in West Ham race row

Football's Kick It Out organisation has called for lifetime bans should allegations of racism at West Ham United last weekend be proved.

Tories 'want Muslims out of London', says shadow minister

A Labour shadow minister was last night facing calls for her dismissal after she was recorded saying that the Government "don't want Muslims living in central London". In an extraordinary attack, Karen Buck – Shadow Work and Pensions Minister – also said that ministers were "deeply hostile" to poor people having children. Last night the Conservative Party Chairman Baroness Warsi said the remarks were "deeply offensive" and called on Ed Miliband to remove her from Labour's frontbench.

Kelly out for month with hamstring tear

Liverpool defender Martin Kelly has been ruled out for a month after tearing a hamstring during last weekend's defeat at West Ham.

Thomas Hitzlsperger confident of West Ham success

Thomas Hitzlsperger is confident that West Ham will avoid relegation and even thinks a place in the FA Cup final is not beyond the club's grasp after last night's fifth round hammering of Burnley.

Council chiefs earn more than the Prime Minister

Local authority chief executives' average total earnings reached almost £150,000 last year – considerably more than David Cameron's starting salary as Prime Minister, a new survey has revealed.

Court defeat for Gove in school battle

Michael Gove suffered an embarrassing defeat in the High Court yesterday over his decision to scrap much of the previous Government's school building programme.

Only way is up for West Ham, insists Keane as he arrives at Upton Park

Robbie Keane maintains he has "nothing to lose" as the Republic of Ireland striker looks to fire West Ham out of the relegation zone – starting at Blackpool tonight.

Residents lose 'fight the flights' court battle



Local residents have lost their High Court battle to block an "extremely large" increase in the number of flights proposed for London City Airport.

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Israel-Gaza conflict: No victory for Israel despite weeks of death and devastation

Robert Fisk: No victory for Israel despite weeks of devastation

Palestinians have won: they are still in Gaza, and Hamas is still there
Mary Beard writes character reference for Twitter troll who called her a 'slut'

Unlikely friends: Mary Beard and the troll who called her a ‘filthy old slut’

The Cambridge University classicist even wrote the student a character reference
America’s new apartheid: Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone

America’s new apartheid

Prosperous white districts are choosing to break away from black cities and go it alone
Amazon is buying Twitch for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?

What is the appeal of Twitch?

Amazon is buying the video-game-themed online streaming site for £600m - but why do people want to watch others playing Xbox?
Tip-tapping typewriters, ripe pongs and slides in the office: Bosses are inventing surprising ways of making us work harder

How bosses are making us work harder

As it is revealed that one newspaper office pumps out the sound of typewriters to increase productivity, Gillian Orr explores the other devices designed to motivate staff
Manufacturers are struggling to keep up with the resurgence in vinyl records

Hard pressed: Resurgence in vinyl records

As the resurgence in vinyl records continues, manufacturers and their outdated machinery are struggling to keep up with the demand
Tony Jordan: 'I turned down the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series nine times ... then I found a kindred spirit'

A tale of two writers

Offered the chance to research Charles Dickens for a TV series, Tony Jordan turned it down. Nine times. The man behind EastEnders and Life on Mars didn’t feel right for the job. Finally, he gave in - and found an unexpected kindred spirit
Could a later start to the school day be the most useful educational reform of all?

Should pupils get a lie in?

Doctors want a later start to the school day so that pupils can sleep later. Not because teenagers are lazy, explains Simon Usborne - it's all down to their circadian rhythms
Prepare for Jewish jokes – as Jewish comedians get their own festival

Prepare for Jewish jokes...

... as Jewish comedians get their own festival
SJ Watson: 'I still can't quite believe that Before I Go to Sleep started in my head'

A dream come true for SJ Watson

Watson was working part time in the NHS when his debut novel, Before I Go to Sleep, became a bestseller. Now it's a Hollywood movie, too. Here he recalls the whirlwind journey from children’s ward to A-list film set
10 best cycling bags for commuters

10 best cycling bags for commuters

Gear up for next week’s National Cycle to Work day with one of these practical backpacks and messenger bags
Paul Scholes: Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United

Paul Scholes column

Three at the back isn’t working yet but given time I’m hopeful Louis van Gaal can rebuild Manchester United
Kate Bush, Hammersmith Apollo music review: A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it

Kate Bush shows a voice untroubled by time

A preamble, then a coup de théâtre - and suddenly the long wait felt worth it
Robot sheepdog technology could be used to save people from burning buildings

The science of herding is cracked

Mathematical model would allow robots to be programmed to control crowds and save people from burning buildings
Tyrant: Is the world ready for a Middle Eastern 'Dallas'?

This tyrant doesn’t rule

It’s billed as a Middle Eastern ‘Dallas’, so why does Fox’s new drama have a white British star?