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New QPR stadium planned for Old Oak Common

QRP says the 40,000 seat stadium could be 'a catalyst for change'. Credit: Queens Park Rangers

Queens Park Rangers football club have unveiled their plans to build a 40,000 seat stadium at Old Oak Common.

The club says discussions with local councils and the Mayor's office have been ongoing, linking the project with plans for thousands of new homes and a station for the new Crossrail line.

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Walthamstow Stadium gone to the dogs

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Walthamstow Stadium may soon be home to flats Credit: ITN

The famous Walthamstow Stadium that hosted racing for 75 years, may soon be turned into flats.

A plan to build around 300 flats and a leisure complex at the east London stadium was last night approved by Waltham Forest Council.

Local MPs came together and urged for the plan to be rejected. MPs opposing the plans included Conservative Iain Duncan Smith and Labour's Stella Creasy. They argued that the scheme provides no social rented properties and that few of the flats will be affordable.

However, london Housing Association L&Q says the plans to include the new homes and public spaces will create new jobs and will bring investment to the area.

Plans to build housing estate at Walthamstow Stadium approved

Controversial plans to build a housing estate at Walthamstow Stadium have been approved. The planning application for 294 homes at Walthamstow Stadium was narrowly approved last night following a heated council meeting which lasted three and a half hours.

Councillors who voted for the plans were confronted by angry campaigners at the end of the night.

The application will now be referred to London Mayor Boris Johnson and the Greater London Authority.

Athletics arrives at the Olympic Stadium

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Spectators head for the Olympic Stadium. Credit: ITN

The Olympic Stadium was opened to spectators today for the British Universities and Colleges athletic championships. Top student athletes as well as some of our British Olympic hopes are there this weekend to test out the facilities.

Inside the Olympic Stadium. Credit: ITN
Sprinters test out the Olympic track Credit: ITN

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