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    • Boris Johnson to face Olympic Stadium cost questions

      Boris Johnson to face Olympic Stadium cost questions

      Boris Johnson will be asked to justify his management of London's Olympic Stadium as part of an in-depth investigation into the "skyrocketing" costs of converting the arena for West Ham United. The investigation, commissioned by Mr Johnson's successor as London Mayor Sadiq Khan, was launched after Sky News revealed that the bill for transforming the stadium has risen by £50m more than previously announced. The bill for conversion has risen from £272m to £323m, and the total cost of the stadium to £752m. More »

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      International Business Times - 1 hour 54 minutes ago
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      The Independent - 2 hours 48 minutes ago
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      International Business Times - 3 hours ago
    • Ethiopians sweep Dubai Marathon as Bekele retires

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