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Family business loses Spurs stadium court bid

An old family business standing in the way of Spurs' £400 million stadium redevelopment has lost its High Court challenge against a compulsory purchase order being used to force it out.

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Archway Sheet Metal Works, in Paxton Road, Tottenham, asked a judge to quash Communities Secretary Eric Pickles' decision to confirm the order on the grounds that it was "unlawful and invalid".

But Mr Justice Dove, who has revealed he is an Aston Villa fan, ruled there was "no legal flaw" in the decision-making process.

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Pardew hopes the pitch will help Palace beat Spurs

Crystal Palace manager Alan Pardew believes the new pitch might help his side win against Tottenham Hotspur.

The London derby takes place at Selhurt Park on Saturday.

The Eagles are going into the game as the underdogs currently placing third from bottom in the table, while rivals Tottenham are fifth, their highest position since the start of the season.

Fire at factory on site of proposed new Spurs stadium

A fire has broken out at the one remaining building on the site of Tottenham Hotspur's proposed new stadium.

Owners of the Archway Sheet Metal factory told ITV News that they suspect arson and say they have previously received death threats over the business' opposition to the football club's expansion plans.

Tottenham have been unable to build a new stadium while Archway Sheet Metal remains on the proposed site. Credit: Google Maps

London Fire Brigade said they were called at 05.18 this morning and that 100% of the first floor was alight.

Police are also in attendance.

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