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One year since aquatic centre opens to the public

The London Aquatic Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Credit: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Today marks one years since the London Aquatics Centre first opened to the public, following modifications after the 2012 Olympic Games.

Since 1st March 2014, the centre has hosted numerous high-profile events including the World Diving Series, the Invictus Games, Sport Relief and National Paralympics Day.

It is now home to the Tom Daley Diving Academy and served as a 2014 Commonwealth Games training base.

The centre received 640,000 visitors between 1st March and 31st December 2014. Since it opened to the public, nearly 3,000 young people have joined the London Aquatics Centre Swim School programme and 300 primary school pupils per week attend a new school swimming initiative at the centre.

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Right to buy sales out stripping demand

Right to Buy sales are set to outstrip supply of new council homes in London - new research has found. Across the capital, councils predict they will lose 1.5 council homes for every one they build.

Drawing on new data provided by London boroughs the report estimates that based on current development plans around 10,300 council homes will be completed over the decade to 2023/24, compared to an estimated 16,100 Right to Buy sales leaving almost 6,000 fewer council homes by 2023/24.

The London Assembly Labour data shows that London boroughs expect 1.5 council properties to be sold over the next ten years for every new home that will be built.

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400 boats on display at the London Boat Show

Visitors view luxury yachts at the Boat Show Credit: REUTERS/Andrew Winning

Boat enthusiasts have just over a week to catch a glimpse of some of the world's most luxurious boats at The London International Boat Show. It attracted large crowds on its opening day, along with some star power. Singer Nicole Scherzinger attended the event, unveiling Sunseeker International's new boat, the Predator 57.

Nicole Scherzinger attends the opening of the London Boat Show

There are close to 400 boats on show, which range in value from just £300 to £4.5 million. The biggest boat at the event is the Sunseeker 28 Metre Yacht measuring 92ft. On the other end of the scale is the 8ft RibeyeTL240. It is the show's 61st event. It runs until Sunday January 18.

The boats range in value from £300 to £4.5 million
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Tesco CEO: We have very difficult changes to make

Tesco's new chief executive Dave Lewis acknowledged that the supermarket has "some very difficult changes to make" as it unveiled new measures in a bid to reduce its capital expenditure and cut costs by £250 million a year.

I am very conscious that the consequences of these changes are significant for all stakeholders in our business but we are facing the reality of the situation.

Our recent performance gives us confidence that when we pull together and put the customer first we can deliver the right results.

– Chief executive Dave Lewis
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