Copies of the 2012 Olympics Host City Contract Technical Manuals can be ordered from the Greater London Authority following a successful challenge to the legality of the Mayor of London's withholding of the information under section 41 of the Freedom of Information Act. The GLA had attempted to apply the exemption for 'information provided in confidence'.
Submitted by Charles Batsworth on Fri, 26/03/2010 - 12:15.
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Sat, 11/08/2012 - 12:53.
a couple of snaps from yesterday's cabbies protest on Whitehall
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Wed, 18/07/2012 - 09:37.
Boris Johnson’s ‘Tower of Piffle” is one of the names invented by journalists for what is properly called the ArcelorMittal Orbit. It is being erected close to the Olympic stadium in east London. ArcelorMittal is the largest steel producing company in the world. Its chairman and CEO is Lakshmi Mittal.
The following is taken from; In the wake of ArcelorMittal: The global steel giant’s local impacts
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Thu, 12/04/2012 - 12:30.
By Mike Wells, posted 16th February 2012, edited 17th Feb 2012
For security reasons there will be no commercial flights within 18 miles of the Olympic stadium for the duration of the Games. This will mean that VIPs and heads of state will not be able to use their preferred mode of transport - the helicopter - they will have to slum it with the rest of us on the roads.
Submitted by Mike Wells on Thu, 16/02/2012 - 17:08.
Article | 2012 Sustainability | 2012 Transport | Corruption & Ethics | Economics | Environment | Funding | Government | Hackney | London | Newham | Politics | Protest | Roads | Security | Sponsors | Tower Hamlets | Waltham Forest
Dave Hill coyly points to Tory Troll on '...cronyism from City Hall' and the Mirror's tabloid hanky-panky with some property developing people and money behind BoJo's
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Thu, 15/07/2010 - 14:27.
Ah well, I should know by now that any consultation exists solely to tick administrative boxes, so I probably won't bother submitting any choice thoughts this time round
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Mon, 12/07/2010 - 16:51.
By Mike Wells
Security precautions for London 2012 include the construction of a 17.5 km, 5,000volt electric fence, topped with 900 daylight and night vision surveillance cameras spaced at 50 metre intervals. On first sight of the fence you could be forgiven for thinking you had slipped through a wormhole in the space-time continuum to find yourself on the perimeter of a Soviet era Gulag.
Submitted by Mike Wells on Mon, 12/04/2010 - 13:03.