June 19 2013 Latest news:
John Phillips , Senior Reporter
Friday, July 20, 2012
Households are planning to welcome tourists into their homes in a bid to cash in on the Olympics which are due to officially open on Friday, new research suggests.
A survey conducted with YouGov showed that more than 300,000 Londoners planned to rent out rooms or homes during the Games and more than 60,000 had received bookings weeks before the sporting festival starts.
Storage company Access Self Storage, which published the study, said there had been a 13 per cent increase in storage use at stores near Olympic Park, Stratford, including its shop in Kingsbridge Road, Barking.
The survey was carried by travel website wimdu.co.uk with YouGov.
A commuter allegedly filmed hurling racist abuse on the London Underground was in court today.
Hundreds are expected to attend an annual exhibition promoting some of east London’s top businesses.
Wasteful spending “would not be repeated today” claimed the council after it was revealed to have spent £10,000 on flowers over five years.
In November 1956 Mr Munn, chief public relations officer of the London, Tilbury and Southend Railway, walked into the office of the Barking Advertiser, where I was a reporter.