Tube, train and DLR commuters using stations in Stratford are to get a fares cut in a bid to boost the Olympic Park, writes Simon Harris...Read the full story ›
Stratford, Stratford International and Stratford High Street stations will all become part of Zone 2 from January 2016.
Transport for London will re-zone Stratford as part of the Mayor's plans to create a new cultural hub in the Queen Elizabeth Park called "Olympicopolis".
The move into Zone 2/3 will cost Transport for London about £7m annually, but it's hoped Stratford will become more accessible as part of the Olympic legacy.
The Mayor's team is searching for designers to create the so-called 'Olympicopolis' - a new cultural and educational quarter which will feature installments from Sadler's Wells and The Victoria and Albert Museum.
The idea for the new quarter on the Olympic park site is inspired by the achievements of Prince Albert, who used the proceeds of the 1851 Great Exhibition to create ‘Albertopolis’ – the 86 acre site around Exhibition Road in South Kensington.
"Our goal is to create thousands of new jobs whilst driving up the life chances and opportunities of local people to match those enjoyed across the capital. Huge progress is being made with Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park now re-opened and the planned move of the Financial Conduct Authority and Transport for London bringing 5,500 jobs to new offices into area. The launch today of a global hunt for top design talent to create a world class cultural and higher educational quarter on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will stimulate even further growth."
Police are trying to track down four passengers seen on CCTV on the Number 25 bus in Stratford.Read the full story ›
A murder investigation has been launched after a man was stabbed in Stratford on Monday.
The 22 year-old was stabbed in the neck in the Broadway area just after 8pm.
He was taken to an east London hospital where he died later that evening.
No arrests have been made.
Cyclists will be able to use the Velodrome and BMX track that saw some of Team GB's most exciting moments.Read the full story ›
Speaking to ITV News, double Olympic champion Laura Trott says the Velodrome is unique because it's the only place in the world where all cycling disciplines are in one place.
Almost two years on from that now historic goldrush we saw at the Velodrome in 2012, this area of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been converted - and renamed the Lee Valley Velopark.
On offer is a wide range of cycling activities. This is the Olympic BMX track, converted and rebuilt.
There's also a mile-long road safety course. And, five miles of mountain bike trails, weaving in an out of this part of east London.
The park opens to the public on March 31st.
Tom Daley turned up at the Aquatics Centre to show youngsters how it was done today. He impressed the crowds with his dives off the 10m board.
The diver is no stranger to The Queen Olympic Aquatics Centre. He took home an Olympic Bronze medal in the same venue in front of home crowds in 2012.
Anti-terror police have charged a woman from Stratford with attempted murder after searching three houses in the area.
36-year-old Kuntal Patel will appear before Westminster Magistrates' Court this morning.
Public safety is a priority and at this stage there is nothing to suggest members of the public in the immediate area are at risk.