If you've got a head for heights you can already abseil down Britain's tallest sculpture at the Olympic Park - and soon you might be able to slide down it too.
Plans have been drawn up to turn the Orbit into a giant Helter Skelter. If given the go-ahead, the spiral design would take in five circuits of the famous sculpture, before a final speedy descent to the ground.
We are committed to ensuring our visitors have the best possible day out every time they visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, and as with all our venues we are constantly exploring ways to ensure we are leading the way with the latest visitor experience.
The addition of a slide would be an exciting and alternative way to descend from the viewing platforms, and will give a different perspective of Britain’s tallest sculpture.
If you travel by train, you'll know how frustrating it can be if your service is delayed or cancelled. But when was the last time you claimed compensation? Probably not for a while - as new figures show as many as 85 percent of us forget. And that means thousands of pounds are going unclaimed. Which lines owe the most? Here's the lowdown.
Claimable delayed/cancelled trains in the last 28 days.
- Abellio Greater Anglia: 873
- Heathrow Connect: 38
- First Great Western: 400
- London Midland: 359
- London Overground: 326
- East Coast: 156
- Virgin Trains: 114
- Chiltern Railway: 105
- C2C: 141
- SouthEastern: 876
- Southern: 2,011
- South West Trains: 160
- Heathrow Express: 204
- Thameslink and Great Northern: 578
Source: City Am
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Someone in London should be a million pounds richer. But they've missed the deadline to claim the life-changing fortune.
The reluctant millionaire bought a ticket in Tower Hamlets, and was one of 10 lucky players from the EuroMillions Mega Friday draw on 28 November, 2014. They were guaranteed a £1m prize plus the trip of a life time to Australia, Peru or Brazil.
But no one came forward with a winning ticket before Wednesday's deadline. It means the prize money, plus all the interest it has generated, will go to help National Lottery-funded projects across the UK.
We tried very hard to find the ticket-holder and it’s a real shame that they have missed out.
The winning code on the ticket was TFB893929.
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