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Mayor Boris Johnson has failed to deliver on his pledge to use "thermonuclear weapons" against Government plans to allow developers to turn offices into homes, says the London Assembly.

In September he condemned the planning free-for-all agreeing with critics of the plan who said it posed a threat to business clusters in places such as Canary Wharf, Shoreditch and the Royal Docks.

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What Shoreditch hipsters will tell you is confirmed by the environmentalists. It's east London that makes west London cool.

And that perennial role - as temperature regulator rather than fashion barometer - will become increasingly important as the capital comes to terms with the impact of climate change.

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The London Legacy Development Corporation says it is open-minded about a possible Olympic Stadium share between West Ham and Spurs.

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London can expect more extreme weather events over the next few years with the number of "uncomfortable" days of heatwave likely to double.

The rise of intensely sunny days should prompt architects and planners to start including "cool culture" design features to make life more bearable for overheated residents and workers, say experts.

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Mayor Boris Johnson has approved plans for a 3,500 home development at Deptford.