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Torchbearer Twinelle Hopeson: ”I have played my part in 2012”

Torchbearer Twinelle Hopeson: ”I have played my part in 2012”

I greet Twinelle Hopeson outside the Sutton arena training ground. Twenty-year-old Twinelle was a Lloyds TSB local hero, and her dedication and involvement to her sport and in the community saw her selected to be a torchbearer in Croydon last week.…

Haggerston Park crowd share views on Opening Ceremony

Haggerston Park crowd share views on Opening Ceremony

 While an estimated billion people tuned in to see Danny Boyle’s Olympic Opening Ceremony on Friday night, several thousand made their way to Haggerston Park in Hackney to watch it on the big screen. Armed with picnic blankets and umbrellla, groups of family and friends settled on the grass to watch what…

Olympics: Do you give the Games a thumbs up or a thumbs down?

Olympics: Do you give the Games a thumbs up or a thumbs down?

  After years of preparation and build up, the Olympics start next week in London. The bunting and flags have begun appearing throughout the city and the torch relay is just days away, promising a day of celebration for Londoners. The worlds media and the thousands of athletes have already…

Torchbearer profile: Kristin Hallenga of Tower Hamlets

Torchbearer profile: Kristin Hallenga of Tower Hamlets

Three years ago, Kristin Hallenga was a regular 23 year old; embracing her youth, travelling and seeing the world. Then she was diagnosed with Breast Cancer. What she did next is the reason she’ll be carrying the Olympic torch through Tower Hamlets this Saturday. Almost immediately after her diagnosis Kristin…

Torchbearer profile: Hackney sportsman Sean Glendinning

Torchbearer profile: Hackney sportsman Sean Glendinning

Sean Glendinning is no ordinary 16-year-old. He has already accomplished a list of achievements longer than most adults. At age 12, he swam the Channel in a relay, and at 14 and 15, his cycling team clinched gold at the London Youth Games. He has won best design for the…

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