Results tagged “legacy”

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The Olympic Stadium may be the new home of West Ham but that will reach only a small section of the community, the London Assembly has been told.

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Deloitte first raised the idea of a "chief talent officer" for London in November.

The consultancy firm had just released research that had shown - if there were any doubt - that London was the talent capital of the world, employing 1.5million in high-skilled sectors.

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A snapshot into how Olympic legacy will play out in one section of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been given the thumbs-up by communities living nearby.

Plans by iCITY to transform the former Press and Broadcast Centres in Hackney Wick were put on-show for the first time in a series of public consultations this month.

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An advert now labels the cable car a legacy item. "Thanks to the Games," it reads, "you can now fly across the Thames and see London in a whole new light." This is part of a series of adverts branded "Gift of the Games."

Now, one could quibble, if one were so minded, over the direct correlation of the Emirates Air Line and the Olympic Games.

By John Biggs

johnbiggs142WEBBY.jpgThe Olympics have, I think, been a spectacular success and, as I write, the Paralympics are underway, with an impressive opening ceremony and hopes of continuing those achievements.

And most of my constituents, while clearly inconvenienced with bursting trains and congested roads, have not seen the catastrophic gridlock some feared.