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Activists, residents and green campaigners are calling for the closure of London City Airport and its replacement with a sustainable neighbourhood.

They converged on The Crystal under the airport's flight path last week to launch a report by independent think-tank New Economics Foundation that makes the case that the airport's closure would make financial as well as environmental sense.

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A four-day international summit in the Docklands joint-hosted by Angelina Jolie and UK Foreign Secretary William Hague will confront the issue of sexual violence in conflict.

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The Tour de France is coming to east London on July 7.

The largest annual sporting event in the world will head through Newham and Tower Hamlets, just to the north of Canary Wharf.

See map below

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Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales has worked closely with his London counterpart Boris Johnson on the Olympics and wider regeneration, despite residing at opposite ends of the political spectrum.

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Swimming was made all the more special for a youngster whose illness recently forced her poolside.

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