I’ve just heard that London has won the Olympic bidding process – and how did I hear? Not from the BBC – their server has given up the ghost. Not from Ananova or Reuters, who haven’t updated their pages with the news. I heard from LinkBunnies – officially first with the news.
Anyway, well done to the London bid team. I’m not sure if it is all a good thing or a bad thing – it’s probably good. I also think that I’ll start planning to be abroad whilst it is taking place.

EDIT: This Isn’t London comes out of hibernation to list the major new infrastructure projects the announcement brings forward:

145,000 estate agents have been mobilised in a four-mile radius around Stratford to add a zero to every house price they can find