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  1. September 19, 2013

    Task force mulls terminating HS2 London section to cut costs

    A Treasury-led task force scrutinising the proposed high-speed rail line between London and the north would consider axing...

  2. July 30, 2013

    After Olympics, Deighton takes on infrastructure challenge

    Paul Deighton is accustomed to pressure. As one of the top executives behind last year’s London Olympics, he helped deliver...

  1. July 26, 2013

    New games in town for organisers who brought Olympic success

    How have the organisers responsible for the 2012 Olympic Games built on their achievements? By carrying on building. If,...

  2. March 20, 2013

    Budget 2013: a transfer of wealth from pensioners to small business

    Have a house. No, go on. You know you want one. Britons can never get enough dirty, sexy property. Government-assisted...

  3. March 14, 2013

    Independent body to oversee infrastructure

    Britain’s big infrastructure projects are expected to be handed to an independent body to try to reduce political risk after...

  4. December 29, 2012

    New year honours – list

    Companions of Honour Lord Seb Coe, for services to the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Knights Bachelor Quentin Blake,...

  5. October 8, 2012

    Political animal nips at party faithful

    Towards the end of his conference speech, George Osborne proclaimed that he wanted Britain to be in the forefront in...

  6. October 2, 2012

    Labour conference diary

    Political cross-dressing ● Benjamin Disraeli’s 1872 exposition on “One Nation” Toryism at Manchester’s Free Trade Hall has...

  7. October 2, 2012

    Labour warns of risk to Olympic legacy

    Labour called on the government to improve school sports facilities to secure the Olympic legacy as medallists took to the...

  8. Nick Butler

    September 13, 2012

    UK power shift

    The Department of Energy and Climate Change survives. For the moment. One of the subtexts of last week’s government...

  9. September 11, 2012

    Locog withholds G4S Olympic fee

    G4S has not been paid for its Olympic Games contract since July 13, shortly after it emerged that the world’s biggest...

  10. September 6, 2012

    Olympics chief to add pace to Whitehall

    Undaunted by the frustrations he experienced with Whitehall during preparations for the Olympics, the head of the games...

  11. July 24, 2012

    Official ‘crossing fingers’ for games transport

    London will have to rely on luck to avoid serious transport problems during the Olympics, the man overseeing the capital’s...

  12. July 19, 2012

    Further 1,200 troops put on games standby

    Ministers have put another 1,200 troops on standby to provide security at the Olympics, adding to the 17,000-strong military...

  13. July 17, 2012

    Buckles undone

    MPs are getting good at running kangaroo courts. Members of the home affairs select committee took under two hours to...

  14. July 15, 2012

    McDonald’s launches Olympics ad campaign

    McDonald’s has begun rolling out its Olympics advertising campaign, highlighting the different emotions of spectators with...

  15. July 15, 2012

    Games organisers concerned about Cadbury

    London Olympic organisers expressed doubts about Cadbury as a sponsor because of concerns to protect the games’ healthy...

  16. July 13, 2012

    G4S admits responsibility for guards crisis

    G4S on Friday night expressed “deep regret” over its failure to supply enough security guards for the Olympics as David...

  17. July 11, 2012

    A gold medal for management

    How do you carve up the elephant? You have to break it down into workable pieces and apply the best ideas, not just from...

  18. June 14, 2012

    London’s Olympians at work

    Jeremy Edwards got his Olympic moment by chance. The 49-year-old Australian is the venue manager at London’s Green-wich...

  19. May 17, 2012

    Hopes torch will ignite spark for Olympics

    On the shop floor of Bullfinch Gas, an engineering company in the Tyseley district of Birmingham, Dawn Collins is fitting a...

  20. May 8, 2012

    Delays expected in Olympic tickets release

    A fresh sales spurt of Olympic tickets will be launched this week, with organisers warning the public to expect delays of at...

  21. May 2, 2012

    Olympics chief calls for Heathrow fix

    The head of London’s Olympic committee has called for a permanent fix to the chaos that has engulfed Heathrow airport in...

  22. January 26, 2012

    Olympic security plan unveiled

    Military staff deployed to protect Olympic venues will not take orders from private security guards, Olympic organisers said...

  23. December 5, 2011

    PM orders budget rise for Olympics

    David Cameron has ordered the budget for the Olympic opening and closing ceremonies to be doubled to maximise the...

  24. December 1, 2011

    Olympic security patrol bill ‘likely to double’

    The security budget to patrol Olympic venues is expected to rise by at least £275m to almost double the original estimate,...

  25. November 15, 2011

    Olympics chief warns on security bill

    The security budget to patrol Olympic venues will have to increase to take account of the burden being placed on the...

  26. November 3, 2011

    Mr Stephens, your vision is mistaken

    From Mr Paul Deighton. Sir, I’m sorry that Philip Stephens takes such a dim view of the Olympic and Paralympic Games coming...

  27. October 19, 2011

    Olympic organisers consider use of army

    Military personnel may be needed to help manage security at next year’s Olympics, the head of London 2012 has admitted,...

  28. October 7, 2011

    Transport is key concern for Olympic chiefs

    Olympic chiefs have highlighted transport as a key concern for next year’s games during a visit to London to assess the...

  29. September 28, 2011

    More than a million Paralympic tickets applied for

    More than 1m Paralympic tickets have been applied for by 116,000 people, Olympics organisers announced on Wednesday. The...

  30. September 7, 2011

    Olympics organiser donates bonus

    Paul Deighton, who is responsible for organising the London Olympics, is donating a £220,000 performance and loyalty bonus...

  31. September 5, 2011

    Olympic views as shoppers queue

    Visitors to the £1.45bn shopping centre opening next week beside the Olympic Park in east London face potential traffic...

  32. September 2, 2011

    Olympic sponsors seek podium for brands

    Nature Valley, a cereal bar brand owned by General Mills, joined the likes of Coca-Cola and Samsung as an Olympic sponsor...

  33. July 24, 2011

    London 2012 nears funding finishing line

    London Olympic organisers are just weeks away from meeting their £700m sponsorship target, ending a five-year funding and...

  34. June 29, 2011

    Public and real fans left out of a once in a lifetime event

    From Mr Joe Cohen. Sir, Comments from Paul Deighton, chief executive of Locog, regarding Olympic ticket sales (“‘Market...

  35. FT Alphaville

    June 24, 2011

    ‘Market forces’ drove Olympic ticket sales

    The much-criticised sale of Olympic tickets was simply an exercise in market forces and could not have been conducted in any...

  36. June 23, 2011

    ‘Market forces’ drove Olympic ticket sales

    The much-criticised sale of Olympic tickets was simply an exercise in market forces and could not have been conducted in any...

  37. June 17, 2011

    Olympic ticket sale to favour disappointed applicants

    Olympics organisers have said that only about a third of applicants for London 2012 tickets were successful in the first...

  38. June 7, 2011

    Olympic ticketing process defended

    The organisers of the London 2012 Olympic Games have hit back at the intensifying criticism over ticket sales, insisting the...

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