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.
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Sunday 26 July 2009
The second collection of Tom Reynolds' bloggings about being an ambulance driver in Newham, east London, this is a catalogue of tragedies, triumphs, comical mishaps, and the best and the worst of human behaviour.
Thursday 25 June 2009
Congratulations to George Weller, 17, who has become the first young person to be offered a place at Cambridge University under a partnership where students from Kingsford, an 11 to 16 comprehensive in Newham, east London, are given scholarships to study A-levels at fee- paying Brighton College.
Monday 08 June 2009
Friday 08 May 2009
On Tuesday the first of two semi-final competitions opens from the vast Olympiyskiy Stadium in Moscow, Russia. Eighteen countries will be whittled down as viewers vote for their favourites to go through to the grand final on 16 May. Paddy O'Connell will be providing commentary on the proceedings while Sarah Cawood will meet the hopeful performers from all over Europe.
Wednesday 15 April 2009
Read any material from the Taxpayer's Alliance recently? Fancy a career in the public sector? A press release drops into my inbox from Newham Council. And see below for the offending signs.
Monday 30 March 2009
Councils in England will be forced to disclose the pay and perks of their chief executives under new measures designed to crack down on town hall "fat cats", it was announced today.
Sunday 22 March 2009
"The increase in self-harm lead us to key questions about social changes: is it harder to be an adolescent in today's society? We are a society of unequals, and health inequalities will continue to fuel the rise. Illegal drug use, family disintegration, crime and the toxic effects of city living aggravate it further. The largest group increase was in women aged between 16 and 24. There are considerable pressures on them to succeed. Self-failure is self-punished.
Wednesday 28 January 2009
The government's flagship academies programme is coming under increasing strain as teachers' leaders escalate strike action aimed at halting its expansion.
Thursday 15 January 2009
Thursday 01 January 2009
Ricardo Fuller has accused Andy Griffin of being "very rude and disrespectful" in the episode which led to the Stoke striker being sent off for slapping his team-mate and club captain in the defeat against West Ham.
Tuesday 23 December 2008
As obvious targets for extortion scams go, the humble city-centre cafe would not seem to be the most likely choice for con artists.
Thursday 11 December 2008
Monday 17 November 2008
Wednesday 20 August 2008
Community sentencing is a vital part of our justice system, yet never attracts the headlines it deserves. The only time the public ever hear about community sentences is when things go wrong. "Young man does unpaid work in community and a course in anger management, and goes on to live law-abiding life" is not a news story. "Young man does unpaid work in community, absconds with van and robs bank" is. Yet the vast majority of the 190,000-plus community sentences handed down each year are successful. Reoffending by those on community sentences has declined 13 per cent over the last five years. That means thousands of potential victims of crime have been spared.
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Boozy, ignorant, intolerant, but very polite – Britain as others see us
- 1 Sabina Altynbekova, the girl branded 'too good looking' for volleyball, says social media obsession with her is a 'bit much'
- 2 Disney heiress Abigail disowns her share of family profits in West Bank company
- 3 The secret report that helps Israel hide facts
- 4 'Women should not laugh in public,' says Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister in morality speech
- 5 Israel's propaganda machine is finally starting to misfire