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Oct 19, 2011

Olympics-Athletics fans would fill stadium after 2012 – Coe

LONDON, Oct 19 (Reuters) – Athletics fans would easily fill
London’s main Olympic stadium after the 2012 Games, Sebastian
Coe said on Wednesday as he defended plans to keep the running
track in place despite doubts over the sport’s ability to
attract big crowds.

The stadium is expected to be converted from an
80,000-seater during the Games to a 60,000 capacity after the
Olympics but critics have said athletics is not a strong enough
sport to fill it.

Oct 18, 2011

Tottenham drop judicial review over Olympic stadium

LONDON (Reuters) – Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur have ended their protracted dispute over the decision to award West Ham United the right to move into the London Olympic stadium after next year’s Games, dropping their judicial review and settling costs.

The move was a formality after a judge dismissed the case in London’s High Court last week when the government cancelled the West Ham deal, saying it had become “bogged down” in legal challenges which threatened the date for the stadium’s re-opening and its bid for the 2017 world athletics championships.

Oct 18, 2011

Tottenham drop judicial review over Olympic stadium

LONDON (Reuters) – Premier League soccer club Tottenham Hotspur have ended their protracted dispute over the decision to award West Ham United the right to move into the London Olympic stadium after next year’s Games, dropping their judicial review and settling costs.

The move was a formality after a judge dismissed the case in London’s High Court last week when the government cancelled the West Ham deal, saying it had become “bogged down” in legal challenges which threatened the date for the stadium’s re-opening and its bid for the 2017 world athletics championships.

Oct 18, 2011

Soccer-Tottenham drop judicial review over Olympic stadium

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Premier League soccer club
Tottenham Hotspur have ended their protracted dispute over the
decision to award West Ham United the right to move into the
London Olympic stadium after next year’s Games, dropping their
judicial review and settling costs.

The move was a formality after a judge dismissed the case in
London’s High Court last week when the government cancelled the
West Ham deal, saying it had become “bogged down” in legal
challenges which threatened the date for the stadium’s
re-opening and its bid for the 2017 world athletics
championships.

Oct 18, 2011

Olympics tricky time to marry or die for some Londoners

LONDON, Oct 18 (Reuters) – Londoners living anywhere near
the Olympic Park next year will find that getting married,
commuting to work, dining, drinking and even dying while the
Games are on may be a little tricky.

Churches, bars, banks, restaurants and thousands of other
businesses near the park or on transport routes that millions of
fans and athletes will take to Olympic events are already making
plans for massive disruptions in service, deliveries, working
hours and the availability of cash.

Oct 17, 2011
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Church of England edges nearer to allowing women bishops

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(Canterbury Cathedral, September 2005/Hans Musil)

The Church of England cleared another legislative hurdle to appointing women bishops, but traditionalist opponents warned on Monday the move was not a foregone conclusion. Some Anglican provinces already have women bishops, including Australia, the United States and Canada, but the ordination of women and homosexuals as bishops as well as same-sex marriages remain the most divisive issues facing the Anglican Communion, which has 77 million members worldwide.

The Church of England has voted in principle for women to be consecrated, and draft legislation is currently being looked at by its 44 dioceses, or groups of parishes, as part of its long legislative process. At the weekend, the diocese vote passed the 50 percent backing needed for it to go back to the Church’s parliament, or general synod, for a final vote next year.

Oct 11, 2011

Olympics-”Legal paralysis” halts West Ham stadium deal

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – A deal to award London’s 2012
Olympic stadium to West Ham United after the Games fell through
on Tuesday with the British government saying it had become
“bogged down” in legal challenges.

The English second tier soccer club could still end up
renting the facility under the new plan to keep the stadium in
public ownership and the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) has
been asked to start a new process to secure tenants.

Oct 11, 2011

West Ham stadium deal falls through – source

LONDON (Reuters) – A deal to award London’s main 2012 Olympic stadium to English soccer club West Ham United has fallen through, according to a source close to the talks.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) has brought negotiations to an end amid a protracted dispute with Premier League side Tottenham Hotspur and the stadium will now be held in public ownership.

Oct 11, 2011

Olympics-West Ham stadium deal falls through – source

LONDON, Oct 11 (Reuters) – A deal to award London’s main
2012 Olympic stadium to English soccer club West Ham United has
fallen through, according to a source close to the talks.

The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) has brought
negotiations to an end amid a protracted dispute with Premier
League side Tottenham Hotspur.

Oct 9, 2011

Defence secretary apologises for ties to businessman

LONDON (Reuters) – Defence Secretary Liam Fox apologised on Sunday for giving “the impression of wrongdoing” by having frequent private meetings with a personal friend in the defence business, but said he would not quit.

Newspaper reports have said Adam Werritty, a former flatmate of Fox and best man at his wedding, had passed himself off as an adviser to the defence secretary despite holding no official post.

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      ""Avril is a Reuters politics and general news reporter in London, specialising in the 2012 Olympics, religion and the regions. Before that, Avril wrote for www.reuters.co.uk. She has worked at the Daily Telegraph, CNN and Financial Times Business.""
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