A scurrilous rumour has arrived that Hackney Council's Cabinet has mislaid £800K which Barratt was supposed to be spending on Dalston's Olympic Library. If anyone can find the web link to the Cabinet report (or the money) please put a comment below.
PS 10.3.09:The rumour is true. A report to Hackney's Cabinet states "It should be noted that £0.883m of this has not yet been paid to theCouncil and in view of the current economic climate must be considered at risk." - see para 25.10 here