London Olympic 2012 backers have sent plans for the games to the International Olympic Committee. They include a £300 million stadium on a 200ha site in Stratford, east London.
It will replace London’s run-down Crystal Palace athletics stadium after the Olympics.
Deputy prime minister John Prescott has released £100 million towards regenerating Thames Gateway. The allocation is part of the £446 million that Prescott designated as part of the Sustainable Communities Plan in 2003.
Office of the Deputy Prime Minister under secretary Phil Hope has launched a neighbourhood transformation competition. The Picture of Change competition will reward local groups that have led change in their area with the chance to win £6,000 to improve or maintain their work. To enter, go to www. cleanersafergreener.gov.uk.
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