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Olympic Stadium deal collapses

The Government is set to announce the Olympic Stadium deal with West Ham United and Newham Council has collapsed, Press Association understands.

Legal challenges by Tottenham Hotspur and Leyton Orient, plus an anonymous complaint to the European Commission, have led to fears that court action could drag on for years while the stadium remains empty.

A ministerial statement is expected around lunchtime, saying that the stadium will remain in public ownership and leased out to an anchor tenant following a new tender process.

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