Aerial display planned for the Orbit

The ArcelorMittal Orbit tower
The ArcelorMittal Orbit, which also opens today Credit: PA Images

Around 200 school children are taking part in a parade at 10am today to mark the official opening of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic park. As part of the festivities, acrobats will be performing an aerial spectacular and jumping from the Orbit tower.

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Olympic park opens to the public

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