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Another step in the regeneration of the Royal Docks was taken this week when Newham Council approved plans for a huge residential development next to London City Airport.
Ambitious but divisive plans to build a £1billion university campus near the Olympic Park have fallen through - although the principle of a deal is still in place.
Newham Council and University College London (UCL) have been looking at a site at the Carpenters Estate since October - much to the anger of residents who set up a campaign group to oppose any deal.
CANARY Wharf is striving to create a London legacy all of its own.
More than 20 years after the first buildings on the estate were completed, a total of 15 million square foot of land has been developed, with 33 different buildings adding to the uniqueness of the Canary Wharf skyline.
I attended the opening of the new Stratford City shopping centre.
It is impressive, with 300 shops and restaurants, hotels, a cinema, bowling, and a casino and offices to come. Another DLR extension has opened to help get people in and out. On the opening day it was so crowded it was almost impossible to move.
The legacy of the Olympic Games will be lost if insufficient attention is paid to the people living around the park, according to Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales.
He told a gathering of peers at the House of Lords that investing in skills was essential to ease the poverty that had blighted the area for more than 100 years.