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West Ham's Boleyn Ground will be transformed into a residential and retail village by Galliard Group once the full-time whistle is blown on the team's final home game.

The London-based developer today, Monday, reached an agreement with the club which will see it purchase the stadium after the Hammers complete their move to Stratford's Olympic Stadium, in 2016.

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West Ham United Football Club has today been announced as the long-term anchor tenant of the Olympic Stadium, in what has been branded as a "momentous milestone" for the Stratford site.

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Two arrests have been made over racially aggravated public order offences following West Ham's derby with Chelsea on Sunday.

The clash at Stamford Bridge also saw claims former Hammers' star Frank Lampard was hit with coins after he scored the opening goal in the 2-0 win.

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With six new summer signings, including the highly rated France international Alou Diarra, a start in front of a sell-out Boleyn Ground crowd and a pleasing pre-season draw against Champions League opposition, West Ham manager Sam Allardyce is well placed ahead of Saturday's Premier League opener.

But Big Sam is nervous. He knows his team has to gel, that the pre-season run wasn't brilliant and Aston Villa, rejuvenated under a new boss, could spoil the party.

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West Ham have secured the return of James Collins from Aston Villa for £2.5million. The 28-year-old defender passed a medical today and becomes the club's seventh summer signing.

Collins said: "It's great to be back. Having been here before and coming back and seeing some of the same old faces is great. As soon as I knew the interest was there from West Ham I couldn't wait to get down and sign."