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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.

So you want to play the regeneration game?

The prospect of developing 1,200 acres of east London - Europe's largest brownfield site - has really whet architects' appetites.

Teachers fight to keep long holiday

TEACHERS VOWED yesterday to fight to protect their traditional long summer holiday. The National Association of Schoolmasters Union of Women Teachers (NASUWT) said the six-week summer break was their "last perk" and threatened to boycott radical plans being drawn up in some areas to introduce a five-term school year.

Poetry in motion

Benjamin Zephaniah is fed up with people labelling him. That's understandable, since he's a 40-year-old Jamaican-Brummie-London dyslexic rasta burglar jailbird turned dub-reggae poet activist. But what if the label was Poet Laureate?

The City looks east for expansion

Demand for office space is triggering a development boom

Business rescues the boys who fail

Even no-hopers have a chance of success under new public-private partnerships. Robert Nurden reports

Failing school drops the national curriculum

AN UNDERACHIEVING East End comprehensive is to become the first school in Britain to abandon the national curriculum in favour of mixed- age "learn-as-you-go" classes, in a radical move designed to combat low exam results.

Businesses shun education zones

EDUCATION ACTION zones, to be backed by the Prime Minister today as "testbeds of radical ideas", have raised less than a third of the pounds 19m they need from private companies.

High standards in poor streets

Newham schools face some of the toughest social problems in the country, but Ofsted is delighted with the progress its council has made.

Five-term year for schools

THE TRADITIONAL school year could be swept away for tens of thousands of schoolchildren, it emerged last night. The change, under proposals drawn up by local-authority leaders, would see autumn, spring and summer terms replaced by a five-term year.

The true cost of Christmas

Easy credit, children with ever-higher expectations - all this and the general desire to splurge over the festive season can mean financial misery. Paul Slade sounds a warning

Architecture: A bridge not far enough

The Royal Victoria Dock Bridge, designed by master architect Alex Lifschutz, is the longest in the capital, spanning 360 metres of the Thames. But there is one small problem: it doesn't go anywhere.

Education: Hard lesson in the price of studying

Education: Whitehall is on a mission to place an extra 700,000 students in college, and is backing its drive with cash

Football: Climbdown by Redknapp after transfer tirade

HARRY REDKNAPP last night apologised to West Ham's chief executive, Peter Storrie, and the rest of the Upton Park board for his outburst over the transfer of Andy Impey to Leicester City.

Face-recognition CCTV launched

THE INTEGRATION of surveillance technology into everyday British life moved to a new level yesterday with the unveiling of a revolutionary closed-circuit camera system capable of recognising people's faces.

Buddy, can you spare some time?

Give time, not money. Comic Relief's founder wants us all to donate a few hours of our week to others. By Yvonne Roberts
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