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DSEI arms fair: Charges dropped against further seven protesters 

23 Feb 18

Charges against seven protesters who demonstrated against one of the world’s largest arms fairs at the ExCeL have been dropped.


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DLR owners praised for their work on mental health 

23 Feb 18

The company which runs the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been recognised for its specialist mental health service.


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Actress Sally Phillips stunned by mum’s abortion story during UEL visit 

23 Feb 18

Bridget Jones star Sally Phillips was stunned during a visit to the University of East London when she heard how a woman was given 15 minutes to decide whether to abort one of her unborn twins at risk of Down’s syndrome.


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Olympic Park to lose over £30m each year, says mayor’s draft budget 

23 Feb 18

The Olympic Park is forecast to lose over £30 million for each of the next four years, according to mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s draft budget proposals.


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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan includes £110 million extra funding for the Met in 2018/19 budget 

23 Feb 18

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan could hand the Met a £110 million funding boost for next year if his 2018/19 budget is approved by the London Assembly.


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Jury sent out in trial of Barking and Newham men accused of plotting terror attack 

23 Feb 18

A jury has retired in the trial of an alleged Islamic State-inspired teacher accused of attempting to groom children as he plotted terror attacks across London.


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Jailed: Forest Gate man, 19, who launched random attack on 61-year-old rail passenger 

23 Feb 18

A Forest Gate man has been sentenced to six months in prison for a “random attack” on a man at Leigh-on-Sea railway station.


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Cladding to be removed from three Newham tower blocks in March, with four more requiring safety improvements 

23 Feb 18

Work to remove cladding from three Newham tower blocks is set to begin in March.


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Staff at three Newham schools unite at rally against academisation plans 

22 Feb 18

Protesters gathered at a rally against the planned academisation of three Newham schools this morning.


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Shocking housing conditions uncovered in modern slavery raids in Newham, Ilford and Barking 

22 Feb 18

These are the appallingly overcrowded conditions discovered at a terraced house during modern slavery dawn raids in Newham, Ilford and Barking yesterday.


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Hollywood actor Lennie James inspires Kingsford Community School pupils to read more 

22 Feb 18

Actor Lennie James has met with pupils from a Beckton school to discuss the importance reading had in his journey from a children’s home to Hollywood.


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Moosakhan Nasiri: Fourth man charged with Plashet Park murder 

22 Feb 18

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of an Afghan asylum seeker in East Ham have charged a fourth man with murder.


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Police searching for ‘high rish’ missing Newham girl, 13 

22 Feb 18

Police are looking for “high risk” missing 13-year-old girl Zarha Codsi.


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Plaistow teen in stolen car charged after police pursuit from Southend to Ilford 

21 Feb 18

Three teenagers caught driving a stolen car have been charged following a police chase from Southend-on-Sea to Ilford.


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Man arrested following modern slavery dawn raids in Newham, Ilford and Barking 

21 Feb 18

A man has been arrested on suspicion of modern slavery offences following a series of dawn raids in which more than 50 people were rescued.


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Canning Town gang member jailed after shotgun found in Volkswagen car 

21 Feb 18

A 22-year-old gang member has been imprisoned for conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life, after he was stopped in a vehicle with a shotgun.


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Jury discharged in trial of ex-West Ham footballer accused of gambling using stolen card 

21 Feb 18

The jury trying a former West Ham footballer accused of gambling £16,000 using a pensioner’s stolen credit card has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts.


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Anti-Brexit battle bus stops off in East Ham 

21 Feb 18

An anti-Brexit battle bus rolled into East Ham today as part of a crowdfunded campaign asking whether leaving the European Union is worth it.


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Owner’s warning after cat found dead in East Ham street 

21 Feb 18

An East Ham man is warning pet owners to be vigilant after his cat was left dead and disfigured in the street.


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Maryland man wins Community Builder award 

21 Feb 18

A Maryland man has been given a Community Builder award by Newham Council in recognition for his work promoting neighbourliness in his area.


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West Ham MP Lyn Brown urges Labour voters to make up their own minds in mayoral candidate vote 

21 Feb 18

Lyn Brown has praised mayoral hopeful Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz but encouraged Labour members to make up their own minds about to who to vote for as the party’s candidate.


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Councillors approve 3,800-home development in West Ham 

21 Feb 18

Plans to build 3,800 homes on the site of a former Parcelforce depot have been unanimously approved by councillors.


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Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz promises council transparency and affordable housing if elected as Newham mayor 

21 Feb 18

Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz has outlined her plans for Newham if she becomes mayor after being shortlisted as a Labour candidate this morning.


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East Ham MP gives pupils insight into world of politics 

20 Feb 18

While most pupils put their feet up over February half term, ten students took a trip to Parliament.


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Promise Nkenda stabbing: Police make third arrest 

20 Feb 18

Police investigating the murder of a teenager in Canning Town on Valentine’s Day have made a third arrest.


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Newham Council takes down banners of Sir Robin Wales following a series of complaints 

20 Feb 18

The banners of Sir Robin Wales which sprung up suddenly last week have now been taken down.


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Talented teenager wins Royal Academy of Music scholarship 

20 Feb 18

A talented teenage musician will be following in the footsteps of Elton John, Annie Lennox and Katherine Jenkins after winning a scholarship to the Royal Academy of Music.


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Court cleared five DSEI arms fair protesters last week 

20 Feb 18

All five protesters tried last week for blocking a road leading to a major international arms fair at the ExCeL have been cleared.


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Q&A: My Newham 

20 Feb 18

As a member of Minhaj ul Quran in Forest Gate, Shahid Mahmood helps to organise the mosque’s charity work and embraces the multitude of cultures flourishing in the borough.


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KFC in Stratford to re-open after fast-food giant announces closures in chicken crisis 

20 Feb 18

KFC has announced more store closures after delivery problems meant that it ran out of chicken.


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Man arrested after Central line tube assault 

20 Feb 18

A 27-year-old man has been arrested following an assault on a Central line train which left a man with a serious head injury.


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Fake barber steals jewellery worth £500 from pensioner in East Ham 

19 Feb 18

A pensioner has had £500 worth of jewellery stolen from him by a man pretending to cut his hair.


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Man in hospital with serious head injury after Central line assault 

19 Feb 18

A man sustained a serious head injury after being punched on board a Central line train.


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Former West Ham footballer ‘gambled £16,000 at casino using stolen card’, court hears 

19 Feb 18

A former West Ham footballer gambled £16,000 at a Mayfair casino using a stolen card, a court has heard.


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Railway track walk through Newham, Redbridge, Barking and Dagenham and Havering raises £6,000 for Isla Caton’s cancer care 

19 Feb 18

The five workers walked 13 miles in full protective kit, and have raised thousands of pounds for Isla Caton who has stage four neuroblastoma.


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Anti-Brexit battle bus to visit Newham 

19 Feb 18

Is Brexit worth it…


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East Ham MP Stephen Timms backs incumbent mayor of Newham Robin Wales ahead of reselection fight 

19 Feb 18

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has thrown his support behind mayor of Newham Robin Wales, who is embroiled in a deselection fight ahead of May’s local elections.


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Passengers evacuated after explosion at Pontoon Dock DLR station 

19 Feb 18

Pontoon Dock DLR station has been evacuated following an explosion under a train.


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MEP from Forest Gate selected as interim Ukip leader 

19 Feb 18

A politician from Forest Gate has been selected as Ukip’s interim leader and has promised to make it a “populist party”.


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Teacher who sent sexually motivated messages to girl, 15, while working at a Newham school is banned from the classroom 

16 Feb 18

A teacher who sent sexually motivated Whatsapp messages to an underage girl while he worked at a school in Beckton has been banned from the classroom.


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Staff at three Newham schools to strike over academisation plans 

16 Feb 18

Staff at three Newham schools are set to take part in a simultaneous strike against academisation plans.


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Three Newham schools to host National Youth Theatre homelessness play 

16 Feb 18

The National Youth Theatre has teamed up with housing association LQ to present a play about homelessness to pupils at three of the borough’s schools.


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Newham exhibition celebrates social justice campaigners from the US to the East End 

16 Feb 18

The story of the US civil rights movement and Newham’s human rights history is being told in an exhibition at the Beckton Globe Library.


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Teenage business prodigy from Custom House is invited to Downing Street by the prime minister 

16 Feb 18

A 17-year-old business owner from Custom House has been called on by the prime minister for his business expertise.


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Plaistow councillor Forhad Hussain to step down from Newham Council 

16 Feb 18

Cllr Forhad Hussain has announced he will not be standing for re-election in May.


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Police visit ExCeL motorbike show in bid to reduce vehicle theft 

16 Feb 18

Officers tackling scooter, moped and motorcycle crime are offering advice to riders at the ExCeL this weekend.


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Canning Town stabbing: Police believe black BMW linked to Promise Nkenda murder 

16 Feb 18

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a teenager in Canning Town believe a stolen car found near the crime scene was linked to his murder.


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Banners of Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales suddenly appear across the borough 

16 Feb 18

Banners of Newham’s mayor, Sir Robin Wales, have mysteriously sprung up around the borough.


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Children’s charity donates books to Newham Hospital for International Book Giving Day 

16 Feb 18

A children’s reading charity has helped young patients at Newham Hospital to take their mind off treatment by giving Newham Hospital a supply of books to mark International Book Giving Day.


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Three more protesters cleared as DSEI arms fair trials collapse 

16 Feb 18

Court cases against three activists arrested for demonstrating a major international arms fair at the ExCeL have collapsed, following 13 acquittals last week.







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