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City Hall keeps National Sports Centre on amber for months

The future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace, which was subject to an expensively drafted con-consultation run by CSM Strategic, a company of which the Lord of the Olympic Rings himself, Sebastian Coe, is the executive chairman, remains … Continue reading

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Trustees abandon free school plan for Crystal Palace Park

Controversial plans to build a free school in the middle of a Grade II-listed public park have been abandoned. The Crystal Palace Primary School wanted the public to pay for its buildings in the middle of the south London park, … Continue reading

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Palace users call on Coe to honour his legacy promises

Within a day of Sebastian Coe winning election to one of the most powerful positions in world sport, users of the under-threat facilities at Crystal Palace National Sports Centre have issued a challenge to the double Olympic gold medal-winner to … Continue reading

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£10,000 donation to Jowell’s campaign rings alarm bells

Sports and community groups in south London have expressed concerns that Dame Tessa Jowell has been hired by a company founded by Mrs Thatcher’s former spin doctor, and which has strong connections to backers of the controversial Garden Bridge project … Continue reading

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Coe has been backing Baku while Crystal Palace crumbles

Sebastian Coe’s attempts to run a mile from being associated with recommendations to bulldoze Crystal Palace athletics stadium and other south London sports facilities which were to be part of the “Olympic legacy” promised by the 2012 London Games looks … Continue reading

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Boris aides ‘stunned’ by response to Palace consultation

Boris Johnson’s Greater London Authority was “stunned” by the depth and hostility of the response, from the public, sports bodies and from Bromley Council, to its consultation conducted last autumn on the future of the National Sports Centre at Crystal … Continue reading

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Time to scrap Boris’s Crystal Palace vanity project, say Greens

Time is running out for one of Boris Johnson’s vanity projects, the £500 million Chinese Crystal Palace which although unbuilt, has cast a dark shadow over the park and the National Sports Centre there, and blighted planned improvements and developments … Continue reading

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That Was The Year That Was: Readers pick their favourites

Our second bite at a review of the year (also know as “driving traffic with links to previous articles”) hands over the editorial choices to our loyal reader from all parts of our borough, and beyond. We approached a random … Continue reading

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City Hall documents confirm Palace park schemes are linked

Attempts by one of Sebastian Coe’s companies to distance themselves from any relationship with China’s ZhongRong Group appear to be in vain after the Greater London Authority published its consultants’ brief and an interim report which demonstrate that any scheme … Continue reading

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Jowell criticises Boris plan to ‘rip up iconic athletics track’

Tessa Jowell, the former Olympics Minister, has joined the campaign to keep viable athletics and sports facilities at the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre, in a submission to the Greater London Authority’s consultation which is highly critical of the way … Continue reading

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Coe wants community to have its say over Palace plans

Sebastian Coe, the double Olympic gold medal-winner and former chairman of the organising committee of London’s acclaimed 2012 Games, wants the local community to back calls to save the Crystal Palace National Sports Centre for future sporting use. Lord Coe, … Continue reading

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Bromley leader Carr attacks Boris’s Palace consultation

Seconds out, round three: In a pull-no-punches letter sent to City Hall today, Stephen Carr, the leader of Tory-run Bromley Council, has condemned London Mayor Boris Johnson’s on-going consultation over the future of Crystal Palace National Sports Centre as “…variations … Continue reading

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Coe’s Palace consultation is extended due to public demand

Campaigners fighting to save Crystal Palace as an Olympic legacy training venue were claiming a small victory last night, when the Greater London Authority announced that it had been so overwhelmed with responses to a consultation on the future of … Continue reading

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Coe rival Ovett backs calls to keep Crystal Palace on track

Steve Ovett, the Olympic gold medal-winner and half of one of the biggest rivalries ever seen in international sport, has entered the debate over the future of the Crystal Palace athletics stadium, backing local campaigners, and the athletes and coaches … Continue reading

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Lord Coe’s company plans to bulldoze athletics stadium

Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the London 2012 Olympic organising committee which promised to create a sporting legacy for London and the whole of Britain, now heads up the company which has put forward plans to bulldoze the Crystal Palace … Continue reading

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Boris’s plans for Crystal Palace are branded as ‘disastrous’

London Mayor Boris Johnson wants to bulldoze 120 years’ worth of south London’s proud sporting heritage, with proposals to demolish Crystal Palace Stadium which have been dismissed by senior sports figures as “a disgrace” and “disastrous”. It is surely more … Continue reading

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