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Drug dealer jailed for killing teen outside Forest Gate school 

24 Mar

Amani Lynch stabbed Champion Ganda 11 times outside an east London primary school.


Newham Council raising awareness on World TB Day 

24 Mar

Newham Council is raising awareness for tuberculosis on World TB Day, taking place today.


Canning Town drug dealer jailed for killing Champion Ganda in Forest Gate 

24 Mar

A drug dealer from Canning Town with a string of convictions has been jailed for 14 years for stabbing a teenager to death while on bail.


Woman arrested in east London in connection with Westmister terror attack is bailed 

24 Mar

Police investigating Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood have released a woman arrested in east London in connection with the attack on bail.


Man left with life-changing injuries after East Ham hit and run 

24 Mar

Detectives investigating a hit and run that left a pedestrian with life-changing injuries are appealing for witnesses.


Widow of Westminster terror attack victim Pc Keith Palmer works for Newham Council 

24 Mar

The widow of the heroic police officer who was stabbed to death in the Westminster terror attack works for Newham Council.


Forest Gate mosque condemns Westminster terror attack 

24 Mar

A mosque has issued a condemnation of terrorism and expressed its solidarity with the victims of the Westminster terror attack.


Khalid Masood’s alleged partner arrested in Stratford raid 

24 Mar

The 39-year-old woman is being held on suspicion of preparing terrorist acts.


Police officer accused of racially aggravated assault in Forest Gate 

24 Mar

A police officer is accused of a racially aggravated assault as well as four other counts of assault in one day.


Man convicted of stabbing Harold Hill teenager 11 times to be sentenced 

23 Mar

A man convicted of killing a 17-year-old by stabbing him 11 times within metres of a primary school is due to be sentenced at The Old Bailey later today.


Westminster terrorist Khalid Masood ‘lived in West Ham’, neighbour claims 

23 Mar

The terrorist suspected of carrying out yesterday’s attack in Westminster lived in Newham, it has been claimed.


Let us know how you’re supporting Red Nose Day 

23 Mar

Comedy and charity are set to collide for Red Nose Day today.


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Hyperlocal »

The Home Front in WW1 Forest Gate – through the eyes of Godwin school 

21 Mar

This is the third of a series of posts based on the school log of Godwin School, from 1883 - 1984, providing a fascinating, worms' eye view of the development of the local area.


Croydon student cycle in memory of tram crash victim 

16 Mar

Winners at last year’s festival.


The 1919 Forest Gate murders 

8 Mar

Henry Perry, aka Beckett, was executed by hanging at Pentonville jail on 10 July 1919 for the murder of four members of the Cornish family, of 13 Stukeley Road - and so became the last person judicially executed for Forest Gate-related killings.


Teenager scales Canary Wharf building 

2 Mar

Gallagher touching the pyramid on One Canada Sq.


Police hunt man wanted for fraud and theft 

1 Mar

Police are looking to identify criminal of fraud and theft.


When Godwin school went to Paris – 1912 

27 Feb

We have featured the history of Godwin school over a number of posts.


The street where you live (8) – Sebert Road 

16 Feb

This is the eighth in an occasional series of articles by local historian, Peter Williams, who specialises in Newham housing, maps and local history.


Cyclist dies in Tower Hamlets on cycle superhighway 2 

8 Feb

Cycle superhighway 2 on Whitechapel Road, where a cyclist was killed.


Community Links partners with Catch22 

8 Feb

The partnership sees Community Links continuing to operate with its own identity, a board of trustees, premises and charity number.


Community Links partners with Catch22 

8 Feb

The partnership sees Community Links continuing to operate with its own identity, a board of trustees, premises and charity number.


Bakerloo line extension edges closer 

6 Feb

Elephant Castle tube station, where the Bakerloo line currently ends.


Forest Gate’s first Polish community 

5 Feb

The Polish Educational Society in Forest Gate was formed siixty years ago - in November 1956 - and became the first Polish organisation in East London.


Community Links to deliver What Works Fund project 

31 Jan

Projects across the UK will receive new funding from the Money Advice Service, helping tens of thousands of people manage their money better.


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Comment »

Spin City 

15 Mar

Mayoral ally and ‘full-time’ councillor Clive Furness has circulated his Councillor’s Report  for March to local members in Canning Town North.


Co-op cock-up 

10 Mar

Although you wouldn’t know from this picture, the second round of Newham Co-opertaive Party’s AGM was extremely well-attended.


Wrath of Khan 

10 Mar

Cllr Obaid Khan, who was expelled from the Labour party last week, says that he has been the victim of a political witch hunt.


Unravelling 

2 Mar

The Guardian’s Dave Hill, writing on his new blog , reports that another organisation has declared that its vote was improperly cast in last year’s mayoral trigger ballot: A second organisation whose vote helped Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales go ...


Time for bed, sleepy head 

1 Mar

Councillor Aleen Alarice pitched up at Newham Fabians last night, paid her £7 membership fee and promptly nodded off.


Khan out 

1 Mar

Statement from Newham Labour party: Following a two day hearing on 25 and 26 February, the Labour Party’s National Constitutional Committee has found Newham councillor Obaid Khan guilty of three separate charges of bullying, intimidation, and ...


Sir Robin re-arranges the deck chairs 

23 Feb

Indisputably number two In an email sent to all councillors this afternoon Sir Robin Wales has set out his plan to revamp the political leadership of the council and re-structure the executive responsibilities.


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Politicians »

Communists, Masons & War: Forest Gate South Labour doorknock 18.3.17 with Lyn Brown MP 

24 Mar

Picture collage from last Saturday in Forest Gate South ward,West Ham CLP, London.


Fancy being a Newham Labour Councillor Candidate? 

23 Mar

This should be an interesting introduction for local Party activists but I am worried that ordinary members may attend in the expectation that they will have at least a chance to be selected as a Labour candidate.


We are Londoners: We are One 

22 Mar

I was supposed to have gone to the House of Commons this morning for a pension briefing but had to cancel due to a last minute clash.


UNISON London Housing Association Branch AGM 2017: Secretary’s Report 

21 Mar

Today is the AGM of my branch (12-2pm and 6-8pm at the UNISON Centre, London) and this is my contribution to our annual report.


Stephen congratulates Dame Vera Lynn on 100th birthday 

20 Mar

East Ham MP Stephen Timms today wished a Happy Birthday to one of East Ham’s most famous former residents – Dame Vera Lynn, who has reached 100 today.


Canning Town South Labour doorstep 11 March 2017 

20 Mar

This college is from Saturday 11 March when West Ham Labour Party activists came to support the local Party in Canning Town South ward.


“Union reps are good for workers and employers and we can prove it” 

19 Mar

Check out TUC risks and link to Stronger Unions response to the latest nonsense from the Tax evaders alliance.


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Features »

Birding Hosmer Grove, Maui 

24 Mar

There was only ever really one spot where I was going to look for the endemic Honeycreepers on Maui, and this is Hosmer Grove about half way up the road that leads to the Haleakala Observatory, just after the entrance booth to the park.


Everglades interlude 

22 Mar

Predictably I got up in the middle of the night, my mistake for sleeping on the flight over.


Bow Road update 

22 Mar

A month ago I told you how badly wrong the eastbound Next Train Indicator at Bow Road station was.


Tickets Alert: Three Tube Architecture Tours 

21 Mar

Following on from the (sold out) Modernist tours, here are three more London Underground architecture tours that have gone on sale today.


In praise of being a travel geek 

21 Mar

I am over the Pacific somewhere.


Ginger Pig closed after break-in 

20 Mar

Wanstead’s Ginger Pig is closed on Monday because of a break in.


Getting back to Morocco 

19 Mar

You know that post where I mentioned Morocco, the one where I originally planned to write about how great the birds were there but instead wrote four paragraphs of drivel? Yes? Well this is it.


Up Your Street. Issue 10 

19 Mar

Tues Mar 21st £1 on the first day of Spring.10-1pm.


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Local sport »

Minis Open Day this Saturday! 

20 Mar

Beginners are welcome...


WEEKEND RESULTS ROUND-UP MARCH 18 AND 19 

20 Mar

Wyverns lose in Cup semi-final...


EAST LONDON LADIES 55 – WYMONDHAM WASPS LADIES 5 

20 Mar

Champions blown away in barnstorming finale game...


Well done, Rhys! 

13 Mar

‘Congratulations to Rhys Panyandee on being selected to attend the ASA Essex County Training Camp Programme for the Top Twelve 11-year olds in the County.


WEEKEND RESULTS ROUND-UP MARCH 11 

13 Mar

Greats news for the Wyverns...


EAST LONDON 8 – WANSTEAD 56 

13 Mar

Promotion hopes dented...


Beckton Park Run Event No. 252, 11th March 2017 

11 Mar

It was a fine day at Beckton District Park today.


CLUB HOSTS POLICE VS NAVY CLASH 

8 Mar

All welcome to attend...


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West Ham FC »

Communists, Masons & War: Forest Gate South Labour doorknock 18.3.17 with Lyn Brown MP 

24 Mar

Picture collage from last Saturday in Forest Gate South ward,West Ham CLP, London.


West Ham police officers praised for Dagenham fire rescue 

22 Mar

Three British Transport Police officers who evacuated residents from a house fire that broke out in the early hours of the morning have been recognised for their “self-sacrifice and courage”.


West Ham United Foundation manager lands prestigious award 

22 Mar

West Ham United Foundation’s employability education manager landed an award at the British Ethnic Diversity Sports Awards.


Rooney spotted in a West Ham kit! Hammers fans debate possible move as Wayne’s son Kai wears Hammers shirt 

21 Mar

Could Rooney to West Ham be on? Well at least one member of the family seems to have nailed his colours to the Hammers' mast...


Canning Town South Labour doorstep 11 March 2017 

20 Mar

This college is from Saturday 11 March when West Ham Labour Party activists came to support the local Party in Canning Town South ward.


Michail Antonio: West Ham winger to miss England duty with hamstring injury 

19 Mar

West Ham winger Michail Antonio withdraws from the England squad to face Germany and Lithuania because of a hamstring injury.


West Ham Labour Campaigning tomorrow – Keir Hardie Methodist Church 

17 Mar

DearJohn Sorry for short notice but below are our canvassing sessions for this weekend.


West Ham United v Leicester City 

17 Mar

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Leicester City.


Newham mayor ‘trigger ballot’: GMB union says it followed the rules as it affiliates more branches locally 

15 Mar

Check out Dave Hill's website " OnLondon " about the latest twist in the Newham Mayoral Trigger saga.


Longest serving barbers in Newham celebrates 57 years of business 

13 Mar

The MP for West Ham paid a special visit to the borough’s longest-serving barbers to celebrate their birthday.


Newham Radical SwimBikeRun Triathlon Club – a start 

12 Mar

Off message but back from gentle jog around Wanstead Flats Park, Epping Forest.


Bournemouth fan takes bizarre banner to West Ham game in support of banned Tyrone Mings 

11 Mar

The defender was slapped with a five-game suspension after his stamp on Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and that prompted one Cherries supporter to act - in a very strange way...


Police launch manhunt for former West Ham star 

11 Mar

Police have launched a man-hunt for a former Premier League footballer after he failed to appear in court.


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Events »

Emeli Sandé at Brixton Academy | Live review 

22 Mar

Supporting her critically acclaimed latest album Long Live the Angels , Emeli Sandé continued her triumphant comeback with a sold-out night at Brixton Academy.


Theatre News: Casting announced for world premiere of Emma Donoghue’s Room 

7 Mar

Donoghue's adaptation of her own novel will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East...


Theatre News: New musical development organisation announces partnership with Theatre Royal Stratford East 

21 Feb

In its inaugural year, the New Musical Development Collective will be hosted at the east London theatre...


Review: Review: The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

9 Feb

Kirsten Childs' poppy musical gets its European premiere...


Video: In rehearsals with The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin 

6 Feb

Kirsten Childs' musical gets its London premiere at the Theatre Royal, Stratford East...


Theatre News: Kerry Michael steps down as artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East 

3 Feb

Michael will leave the theatre at the end of 2017...


Theatre News: Cast announced for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin 

16 Dec

Kirsten Childs' musical will open at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in February...


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LocalGov »

Contents of CP15 Spraying 

24 Mar

Response by Newham Borough Council to Hugh Barnard on 24 March 2017 .


Building regulations enforcement S36 notices issued. 

24 Mar

Response by Newham Borough Council to Adam A on 24 March 2017 .


Conversion of Barclays "range LOBOs" to Fixed Rate Loans 

24 Mar

Response by Newham Borough Council to Ludovica Rogers on 24 March 2017 .


Contracted Housing Related Support Services 

24 Mar

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by M Makam on 24 March 2017 .


Building regulations enforcement S36 notices issued. 

22 Mar

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Adam A on 22 March 2017 .


HMO owner information request 

22 Mar

Response by Newham Borough Council to Gints Truselis on 22 March 2017 .


£973k additional spending on Azeus system 

22 Mar

Internal review request sent to Newham Borough Council by Peter Shaw on 22 March 2017 .


Workforce Management 

22 Mar

Response by Newham Borough Council to J Taylor on 22 March 2017 .


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999 »

Off duty firefighter saves man’s life at St Patrick’s Day Parade 

24 Mar

An off-duty firefighter saved the life of a man who stopped breathing at the start of London’s St Patrick’s Day Parade.


Statement on incident at Westminster 

22 Mar

Statement on an incident in Westminster on 22 March 2017.


New ‘spit kits’ issued to track down offenders who spit at London’s life savers 

20 Mar

Ambulance crews across London are being issued with DNA kits so police can trace patients who spit on them.


New ‘spit kits’ issued to track down offenders who spit at London’s life savers 

20 Mar

Ambulance crews across London are being issued with DNA kits so police can trace patients who spit on them.


Off duty firefighter who saved Euston cardiac arrest man talks for first time 

20 Mar

The off duty firefighter who helped save the life of a man at Euston station on Saturday 4 March has talked for the first time about the rescue.


Wandsworth firefighters take part in fundraising walk in aid of colleague with terminal cancer 

20 Mar

Firefighters have raised 3,000 for the Royal Marsden Cancer Charity...


Brigade reissues hoverboard blaze warning following child death in US 

15 Mar

We’re reissuing our hoverboard fire warning after a girl died in a blaze in Pennslyvania, USA thought to be the first death in the US as a result from a blaze caused by the battery operated toy.


New chemical suits to protect firefighters against hazardous materials 

15 Mar

Crews responding to incidents involving hazardous materials and terrorism will have new protective clothing.


Banker thanks life savers with charity run 

14 Mar

Peckham runner Neil Cole is taking on his first half marathon this weekend thanks to bystanders and paramedics who saved his life after he suffered a cardiac arrest.


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