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A golden games to be followed by an incredible legacy says Mayor

After delivering what are expected to be the best Olympic Games ever London is now set to deliver an incredible legacy. Speaking at his London 2012 Legacy Press Conference the London Mayor, Boris Johnson was joined by some of the major investors inspired by the opportunities the Games and the regeneration of east London are providing.

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CSSA defends cleaning industry’s record on the London living wage

As reported in FMJ's sister publication Cleaning Hygiene Today yesterday, the Cleaning and Support Services Association (CSSA) has contributed an article to the comment section of the Guardian newspaper that calls on all stakeholders in the cleaning industry to work together to achieve a living wage for cleaners.

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Growing for Gold

Embankments along the District Line have undergone a floral makeover to mark the start of London's largest ever sporting event. London Underground and Initial Facilities have created a total of 13 Olympic-inspired displays at six locations along the tube line using almost 40,000 specially grown plants in celebration of the Games.

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Powering the Games and London’s iconic venues

Whether it is installing the latest in real-time energy monitoring technology at venues on the Olympic Park, helping to transform the electric vehicle charging infrastructure across London, or bringing sustainability to life for the next generation, the official electricity supplier to the Olympic Games wanted to create a 'catalyst for change'.

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Report shows mixed fortunes for London commercial property market

Figures released by Capita Symonds' Real Estate division show mixed fortunes for the central London markets. Investment turnover was up 21% against the first quarter and development starts saw a marked increase in the first half contrasted against overall occupier take-up which was down 21% on the previous quarter.

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Olympic dividend signals

The influence of the Olympic Games in attracting new investment to east London has seen two organisations join forces to deliver a

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Mind the app! WiFi arrives at 40 London Underground stations

The new WiFi service on London's Underground is now available at more than 40 Tube stations, and is being used by over 100,000 Tube passengers. The service, which was launched four weeks ago by Virgin Media, was used to deliver one million Tweets, Facebook posts, emails and web pages in a single week as, for the first time, commuters are able to take advantage of the internet while underground. 100,000 passengers online underground in the first 4 weeksFree travel information for all customers during the 2012 Games and afterOne million Tweets, Facebook posts, emails and web pages delivered in one week120 WiFi enabled stations by the end of the year

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30 miles of Games lanes ring-marked

Transport for London (TfL) has over the weekend, began works to ensure the Olympic Route Network (ORN) is ready to begin operation on 25 July. Overnight from Sunday (1 July) TfL started painting the white lines and Olympic Rings that mark out the 30 miles of Games lanes along the ORN.

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