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Barking Mad Road Hazard

Nearly crashed into back of a Spanish Olympic Team's BMW today in Morning Lane when it stopped in the middle of the road when turning right out of Ponsonby (whoops Ponsford!) Street into Morning Lane. I pulled up next to it at the next set of lights and asked what happened. They said that after they turned into Morning Lane the light was red. Actually that was the light stopping the traffic in Morning Lane to allow them to turn right!


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Little to celebrate

BRITISH Waterways has ceased to exist in England and Wales and in its place Canal & River Trust (CART) has at last been created to care for the waterways.


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neat pitch

“Businesses relying on data centres located in or close to the Olympic and Paralympic ‘contagion zone’ will be crossing their fingers this Summer, as it simply will not be possible to repair any network outages in the area,” said Aidan Paul, chief executive (CEO) of parent company [advertorial removed].


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Keep right ORN....more fines, flashmobs and even guerrilla solicitors

Regarding London's Olympic Overload, @matthewBeard reports that Greenwich is upping the stakes on ORN fines by applying for the right to charge £1000, while other Boroughs are also seeking higher fees for recovering towed-away vehicles, taking their charges over the £500 in place at present.


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give and take

Westfield Stratford beyond Bridge LO3: A view over the 2012 Olympic site towards Westfield Stratford and Bridge LO3, 3rd March 2011, taken on the 'Printers' Paradise' walk organised by Wick Curiosity Shop.Westfield Stratford beyond Bridge LO3 So according to the Guardian's @owen_g

London 2012 announce Westfield as 44th sponsor in a £10m tier 3 deal


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Dirty Lying Railway Extension

Yet again the Olympics claims as a legacy a project which had been under consideration years before the Games were even thought of. Conniving in this deceit the BBC describes the new DLR connection between Canning Town and Stratford International as a 'new £211m DLR extension connecting Olympic Venues'. BoJo and the ODA's Hugh Sumner are then given the opportunity to claim it as a legacy.


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Stop the world! Athletes demand 'absolute confidence' in transport

London 2012 is claiming to be holding a consultation on its transport arrangements for the Olympics. Just to emphasise the vital importance of these arrangements, despite the enormous disruption this will cause, the webpage has Olympic athlete Karen Pickering saying 'Competing at a major event is stressful and nerve-racking enough for an athlete, we don’t want to have to think about transport and getting to our venues. Every little detail counts in an athlete’s preparations. When I was competing I knew exactly what time I needed to prepare, to get changed, to do my warm up, to get changed. Athletes need absolute confidence that the transport won’t let them down and impact on getting ready to perform at their best.'


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