An abandoned sculpture to remember the British victims of the September 11th terrorist attacks is to be put up at the Olympic Park.
An abandoned patch of land near the Olympic Park is to become the UK's largest indoor ski centre, London Mayor Boris Johnson has announced.
Two men are in hospital after being stabbed at London's Wireless music festival, Scotland Yard has said.
Crucial work to convert the Olympic Stadium to a football ground was delayed today. The iconic floodlights were supposed to be removed so an extended roof can be built before the venue becomes home to West Ham fans. But as Rags Martel reports, the works didn't quite go according to plan.
Newham's Mayor Sir Robin Wales said: "This is an important milestone in transforming the Stadium into one of London and the nation's premier destination venues and a home for sport and entertainment for years to come.
"Newham is committed to ensuring a lasting legacy that will enable us to support residents into jobs in such an inspirational place, provide tickets to big events as a reward for those who put something back into our community, and fire the ambition of our young people to take up sport."
The main stadium in Stratford which played host to the London 2012 Olympic Games is about to change shape. The triangular floodlights are being taken away. The delicate process should have begun today, but was delayed by the weather.
- The work, made by New York artist Miya Ando
- It was crafted out of steel recovered from the World Trade Centre
- It sculpture was commissioned by the 9/11 London Project to mark the launch of its programme to educate schoolchildren about the attacks
– Boris Johnson, Mayor of London
We backed the 9/11 project when the sculpture first came to Battersea but finding a permanent home for it has proved incredibly difficult, whether it be opposition from Boroughs or bureaucrats. Clearly this can't continue.
As a result I've asked my team to find a permanent home for the sculpture on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
The Park was home to a Games based on tolerance, harmony and respect, and will soon be home to a massive multi-dimensional and vibrant community - the perfect riposte to those who sought to divide the world on 9/11.
A memorial to the 9/11 terrorist attacks is being given a new home at the Olympic Park after being shunned by council bosses who refused to host it. The sculpture was salvaged from the wreckage of the World Trade Centre in New York and was a gift to the UK to honour the nearly 3,000 people who died.
A host of Paralympians returned to the Olympic Park today to mark a year since the 2012 Games. They were joined by the Mayor and 12-thousand others in celebration of National Paralympic Day.
Gold medallist and Sutton resident David Weir was there.
Gold medallists David Weir and Sophie Christiansen are joining Boris Johnson for a festival of sport and culture to celebrate National Paralympic Day.
London's Liberty Festival, a free event, is being held at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
It will bring together top athletes, artists and performers.
Amongst the highlights will be 'The Limbless Knight', an aerial performance from award-winning theatre company Graeae.
There will be the chance to see Paralympic athletes in action.
The event will take part in the north of the park and inside the Copper Box Arena.
The London sprinter James Dasaolu has had to pull out of tonight's 100m final at the Anniversary Games at the Olympic Stadium. Dasaolu clocked a time of 9.91 seconds at the recent British trials and was expected to challenge Usain Bolt in tonight's race.