The Centre for Economics and Business Research (CEBR) has been at it again. Following its espousal of the as yet uninhabited E20 postcode it is now predicting a boom based on the vibrant technology, creative and media sectors of the East End. However, this is located not in the attractive E20 zone but in the areas of Shoreditch, Hoxton and Bethnal Green. Of course, these are not usually associated with London 2012 but, no matter, a plug is still given to the Olympics, which supposedly accelerated the trend and brought with it a housing and transport infrastructure boom! That the Athletes' Village remains unoccupied and no housing has yet been built on the Olympic Park, no new transport infrastructure was introduced as a result of the Olympics and E20 and the Shoreditch, Hoxton, Bethnal Green areas are several miles apart are insignificant details to the researchers with their 'unparalleled range of skills and expertise'.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Tue, 13/11/2012 - 03:43.
According to 'sources' more ambulances were stolen during the Olympics than usual. The security services were apparently concerned this might indicate an al Qaeda attack was imminent. Why al Qaeda would want to draw attention to themselves by stealing lots of ambulances and why they would leave it to the last moment to execute these thefts is not explained.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sat, 22/09/2012 - 12:42.
Going Ballistic: “I don’t want to live in a building with armed police at my door and missiles on the roof”
By Brian Whelan
Until two months ago I was happy to have the Olympic stadium next door to my apartment in Bow Quarter, East London – I thought there would be traffic issues but never worried the games would intrude on my life.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Thu, 28/06/2012 - 22:53.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Thu, 28/06/2012 - 13:47.
This video arrives via Paul Norman's Olympic blog. On September 28 2011 he chaired a debate at the London Thames Gateway Development Corporation's annual meeting. He says:
Submitted by Martin Slavin on Wed, 25/04/2012 - 19:00.
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.
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SebCoLtd and the IOC's Denis Oswald took a stroll along Brick Lane as part of further attempts to pacify Tower Hamlets after the marathon was rerouted to Buck House. Tower Hamlets' reward? To be proclaimed London's 2012 Curry Capital.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Mon, 04/04/2011 - 16:17.
Research paper into the experiences of small businesses forced to move to make way for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Fri, 17/12/2010 - 01:58.