Viva Four-Ever: Spice Girls to announce reunion tour

Spice Girls in 1996

The Spice Girls are set to officially reveal details for their reunion tour later on Monday.

The girl-group are set to reunite for their first tour in 10 years – this time without Victoria Beckham. Melanie Brown, Melanie Chisholm, Geri Horner (née Halliwell) and Emma Bunton will take part in the reunion tour, due to happen Summer 2019.

Bunton said on her Heart Radio breakfast show on Monday morning that the group will put details on their new social media account @SpiceGirls at 15:00 GMT.

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The Gentrification of Newham’s Olympic Legacy

Olympic Park in Stratford

Stratford had its East-End culture demolished and rebuilt, at the cost of its residents, past and future.

The London Olympics claimed that it would develop, rejuvenate and improve Stratford; providing better and affordable housing and a wealth of opportunities for leisure and employment. 10 years on from the initial developments on the sites that would become the Olympic Park and East Village it’s a poignant time to reflect upon the gentrification and cost of the culture lost to a now-popular tourist location.

The land that the Olympic Park and its associated Olympic Village was built on was mostly industrial land and uninhabitable, with the exception of Clays Lane housing estate. The area were once plagued with eyesores such as the “fridge mountain”, a monument of domestic appliance waste (the largest heap of fridges in Europe), now replaced with open green spaces and private accommodation. The accommodation in the developed area was once home to 17,000 athletes and staff, most of which now rented privately through GetLivingLondon with prices for a 1-bed apartment starting at £1,300 a month.

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