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The O2 contributes £405million a year to London's economy, according to a study commissioned by owners AEG.

The report found the venue attracts up to 7.2million visitors a year and contributes £126 million additional income a year to the Greenwich area and created 600 jobs for local people.

dec24-olympicstadium.jpgThe bidding has started for the organisations interested in taking over the Olympic Stadium.

The formal bidding process for the post-2012 use of the Stadium opened today - and parties have only six weeks to get their proposals in, with a deadline set of noon on September 30.

O2 Dome.JPGThe river shuttle service between East India and The O2 could become a more permanent transport link after plans were submitted to provide car parking for passengers.

Property company Ballymore, which owns land adjacent to the Reuters pier at East India, has applied for planning permission from Tower Hamlets Council to build a temporary car park for around 215 vehicles.


Earlier this month, think tank Policy Exchange outlined a vision for increased river commuting.

As the debate continues, The Wharf talks to Thames Clippers managing director Sean Collins about his thoughts on funding, Oyster and riverside houseboats.

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Evolution has no foresight. It doesn't know where it's going. It plods along mutating here and there in the hope that serendipity will give it a shot. Such is the path followed by The Dome.

The dark days of 2001 act as a reminder of the general cluelessness and lack of direction that dogged much of the millennium experience.