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Eton Manor Windmill

THE 2012 Olympics will be powered by a giant wind turbine which will tower over the game park in East London. The 120-metre high turbine will stay on the site after the Games to power local amenities and housing over its 20-year lifespan.


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ODA Chairman Lemley Resigns

London's Olympic project suffered a serious setback yesterday with the sudden resignation of the American building chief recruited to ensure the project was delivered on time and on budget.


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Affordable Housing not fit for purpose

Further evidence that the regeneration of Thames Gateway is not what it could be comes from a study by the University of East London. It reveals that 82 per cent of homes being built in the region to the east of London are one and two-bedroom flats, raising fears that families will fail to move into the area. The research blamed government targets for the high density of building and gave a warning that we could be repeating the design mistakes of the 1960s and 1970s.


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Getting a LEGI-up

A joint bid for £70million is being made by Greenwich and the other London Olympics boroughs to ensure long-term benefits for businesses.


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Landlords sell to avoid property licences

Landlords with houses in multi-occupation (HMO) are selling up to avoid the new licensing arrangements introduced by the UK Government in April 2006.

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