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Olympiclogo.jpgVictoria Park in Tower Hamlets is one of three open spaces selected to be at the heart of London Live - the extravaganza celebrating the arrival of the Olympic Games in the capital.

It will join Hyde Park and Trafalgar Square in being transformed by event promoters Live Nation into giant fan parks with the sport screened live, free entertainment and activities to take part in.

paralympic1.JPGTrafalgar Square was taken over by Paralympic sport today to raise public awareness of next year's Games.

The likes of swimmer Ellie Simmonds, "blade runner" Oscar Pistorius and multiple medallist Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson were giving Londoners the chance to learn more about the various sports that will be contested in Stratford next August.

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Every year since 1947, the people of Oslo, Norway, have provided a tree - "the queen of the forest" for Trafalgar Square in recognition of this country's support for Norway during the dark days of occupation.

The neutral country was invaded by the Germans in 1940 and quickly surrendered.

aa-aug6-film1.jpgHow far does a person have to go to make it onto the credits of a movie?

You could spend months making a film, sink millions into it, or just throw in a tenner and sit back. Feature film first-timers Oleg Ozoling and Chris Presswell are among thousands of movie-makers looking for precious funding in tough times.

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Canary Wharf has escaped the gaze of Google's roving Street View cameras.

Browsers planning to tour the estate using the internet giant's new feature will be disappointed, as the cameras stop on the fringes of the East London financial centre.

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