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Barking and Dagenham youngsters retain Panathlon London title at Copper Box Arena 

19 Jun

A teenager with cerebral palsy has led her fellow pupils from Barking and Dagenham to their third win in a row at a Panathlon tournament for disabled youngsters.

Silvertown tunnel ‘fundamentally contradicts’ Sadiq Khan’s transport strategy, Newham’s mayor says 

19 Jun

The Silvertown Tunnel scheme “fundamentally contradicts” the mayor of London’s transport strategy, Newham’s mayor has claimed.

More than 500 attend Cody Dock street party and launch of community centre 

19 Jun

More than 500 people turned up for a party at Cody Dock and the launch of a new community centre on a boat.

Vyan Sampson: West Ham Ladies sign defender from Arsenal Women 

19 Jun

Women's Super League 1 newcomers West Ham Ladies sign defender Vyan Sampson from Arsenal Women.

Severe delays on London Overground serving Wanstead Park and Barking 

19 Jun

A faulty train has caused severe delays across the London Overground line serving Wanstead Park and Barking...

Woman murdered outside her home by jealous lover from Manor Park, court told 

18 Jun

A woman was stabbed repeatedly by her jealous Manor Park ex-boyfriend and left in the street to die as she returned home from work, a court heard.

‘Worrying’ drop in cervical cancer screening in Newham 

18 Jun

There has been a drop in the number of women in Newham being screened for cervical cancer, according to NHS data.

Government officials visit three schools to find out about mental health scheme 

18 Jun

Government officials have visited three Newham schools to see how children are being helped by a mental health programme.

Maryland Windrush generation grandmother wins Home Office immigration fight 

18 Jun

A Windrush generation grandmother who lost her job with a migrant charity has received the papers proving she has a right to be in the country.

Lukasz Fabianski: West Ham close to signing Swansea’s Polish goalkeeper 

18 Jun

West Ham are close to completing the signing of Swansea and Poland keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Man suffers potentially life-changing injuries after Stratford stabbing 

18 Jun

A man has suffered potentially life-changing injuries after being stabbed in Stratford.

Jailed: Canning Town dealer who kept drugs in bum for four days 

18 Jun

A dealer who kept drugs in his bum for four days after being caught trying to sell to a police officer has been jailed for five years.

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Hyperlocal »

Racism in Forest Gate in the 1970s and 1980s Part 2 – the fight back begins 

12 Jun

This is the second part of a post on racism in Forest Gate in the 1970's and 1980's - see the previous article for part one.

Racism in Forest Gate in the 1970s and 1980s Part 1 – the scene is set, as the attacks begin 

3 Jun

The demonstrations outside Forest Gate police station in June 2017 protesting about the death of Edson da Costa, following police action, brought back memories of similar demonstrations over thirty years ago.

Barry’s Meat Market: as one door closes, two open! 

24 May

Saturday 26 May will see Barry's Meat Market, the mainstay of Woodgrange Road's retail offer, close its doors for the last time - but other portals are opening soon! As a thank you present to his loyal local customers, Barry will have a marquee at ...

Serco workers stage protest at east London hospital 

11 May

Serco workers strike for pay.

William Edward Wright – Forest Gate Edwardian photographer 

5 May

We were contacted a while ago by Chris Roach, the Great Granddaughter of prominent Victorian and Edwardian Forest Gate photographer, William Edward Wright.

Tollgate or not Tollgate? 

27 Apr

The origins of our district's name are fairly obvious and well known - the details, less so.

News in Brief 

26 Apr

Industrial site fire in Croydon LFB.

A survivor’s tale – 1941 bombing of the Princess Alice 

20 Apr

One of the delights of running this website is that sometimes articles can prompt replies and memories that can add colour and flavour to our understanding of the past.

Fifth anniversary round up – past and future 

10 Apr

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the E7-NowAndThen blog, during which time we have published a little over 200 articles, on a ratio of about 1:2 - Now:Then.

The good, the bad and criminal of Forest Gate’s Lettings Agents 

1 Apr

Newham Council became the first in the country to publish a ratings scheme for residential lettings agencies, last autumn - with agents being awarded from zero to five stars, depending on their performance.

Uncle Joe knew where you lived! 

22 Mar

A timely post, as the media is awash with stories of Russian spies.

Hackney children battle ‘false’ food advertising in new exhibition 

20 Mar

Artwork by Izack from The Urswick School.

Redevelopment proposals for Woodgrange Methodist Church 

15 Mar

The congregation and pastors of Woodgrange Methodist church, together with the national hierarchy of the Methodist tradition have been working, for about 5 years, on redevelopment plans for the site.

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Kuhn Way 

15 Jun

Proposed site plan for Forest Gate Community School.

Time to close the Red Door? 

14 Jun

By Conor McAuley On 18 July last year Newham Council’s Strategic Development Committee, after a long discussion, approved a major planning application (No 17/00951/FUL) to build 100 flats in buildings ranging from 2 to 23 floors at London Road E13...

8 random facts about the 2018 election 

21 May

Turnout in Newham was down for the second election in a row, although the number of registered voters was the highest ever 1.

And then there were 59 

11 May

Someone has learned how to use the airbrush tool in Photoshop Well, that didn’t take long.

They are us 

3 May

West Ham MP Lyn Brown spoke in yesterday’s Windrush debate in parliament : I want to talk about trust and how it has been violated, and I want to start with the cases of my constituents Gem and Jessica, both of which I raised in Monday’s debate ...

Heading for the exit 

27 Apr

Sir Robin has emailed local Labour members (or at least those on the last list he got from the party before being deselected): “As you know, after 16 years, my tenure as Labour Mayor of Newham comes to an end in May.


16 Apr

Yesterday in Canning Town South… The Co-op Party’s first ever canvass in Newham drew a rather larger group of campaigners than the Conservatives managed.

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Politicians »

Newham Full Council Meeting 18 June 2018 – 3 minute update on Housing Services 

19 Jun

Picture from the new style Newham Full Council meeting at East Ham Town Hall yesterday evening.

Essex Way: Epping to Chipping Ongar 

18 Jun

Off message.

Community Land Trusts – are they part of the answer? Compass in Newham debate 3rd July 

17 Jun

This looks like a good event but I have clash that evening.

120k kids in B&Bs, Grenfell Tower; 200k Tenants abused pa; NHHG Fashion, Rutting Stags, Tackling Fuel Poverty – Labour Housing Group AGM 2018 

16 Jun

This morning I went to the AGM of the Labour Housing Group which took place at Camden Town Hall.

“Councils face replacement property drought” 

15 Jun

Two-thirds of councils will be unable to replace all the homes sold under Right to Buy without significant reform of the system, according to the Local Government Association.

Why Pensions are so important and organising to defend the Local Government Pension Scheme 

14 Jun

Today I had a record breaking 3 meetings on Pensions.

Green For Grenfell 

14 Jun

"Lighting up the Old Stratford Town Hall East Ham Town Hall at @NewhamLondon to mark our respects to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy one year on.

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Crossrail ventilation shaft crowned in purple wildflowers 

18 Jun

A ventilation and access shaft for the Elizabeth line at Canning Town has been covered in purple wildflowers, supplied by the same firm that laid out the wildflower meadows for the London 2012 Olympics.

Local knowledge – horticulture and history in the garden 

16 Jun

Our community garden is made by its people.

This is stunning 

16 Jun

The former antiques shop on Wanstead High Street now unveiled in a very impressive bit of work (previous incarnation below).

Now taking applications to join our July Local Creative Market 

14 Jun

We’re looking for local creatives, designers and makers to join our July edition of our View Tube Local Creative Market.

Holiday shocker 

13 Jun

In almost exactly 24 hours time I was going to be leaving for Iceland on another photographic marathon.

Breakthrough at the Larder 

13 Jun

The work to expand the Larder into the former Judith of Wanstead shop has broken through – the wall between the two shops is now down, as are Judith’s iconic signs.

London Underground tube strike on Thursday 

13 Jun

There is a planned tube strike on the London Underground tomorrow (Thur 14th June) that is expected to completely shut-down the Jubilee line.

No bomb at Bombetta 

12 Jun

Fears that a bomb had been planted at Bombetta led to six police rushing to the Snaresbrook restaurant.

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Local sport »

Kick it Out support claim by Ultras untrue 

7 Jun

For many years now social media, particularly Twitter, has been awash with statements from the joint enterprise groups known as Friends of Clapton, Clapton Ultras, The Real Clapton FC led by Andrew Barr and Clapton FC News.

Pre 2018-19 season friendlies 

28 May

Leading up to the start of the 2018-19 season, we’ve got the following friendlies arranged: SATURDAY 14TH JULY  CLAPTON V WARE TOWN  – HOME 3PM KO TUESDAY 17TH JULY  – BUCKHURST HILL V CLAPTON  – AWAY 7 30PM KO SATURDAY...

Lisa Dines to assist next season 

20 May

Lisa Dines will be assisting the first team next season with any emergency first aid requirements.

Why Clapton FC News Gets No Comment 

19 May

Clapton FC News, a group of individuals who are members of Clapton Ultras, have and continue to state that Clapton Football Club is refusing to comment on any story that they wish to publish.

Jon Reflects on 2017-18 Season 

19 May

So the season’s over and time to reflect on what was a very difficult one! I’ve learned a lot this year, more so than any other season in my 26 years coaching in football.


1 May

Rob wins first cap for Cyprus...


26 Apr

Cyprus call up for Young Player of the Year...


26 Apr

Cyprus call up for Young Player of the Year...

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West Ham FC »

Vyan Sampson: West Ham Ladies sign defender from Arsenal Women 

19 Jun

Women's Super League 1 newcomers West Ham Ladies sign defender Vyan Sampson from Arsenal Women.

Lukasz Fabianski: West Ham close to signing Swansea’s Polish goalkeeper 

18 Jun

West Ham are close to completing the signing of Swansea and Poland keeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Claire Rafferty: West Ham United sign England left-back 

15 Jun

England's former Chelsea left-back Claire Rafferty signs for Women's Super League newcomers West Ham United.

West Ham: Mario Husillos named new director of football 

13 Jun

West Ham appoint Mario Husillos as the club's new director of football after the Argentine leaves Spanish side Malaga.

Rebecca Spencer: West Ham Ladies sign former Chelsea goalkeeper 

13 Jun

West Ham Ladies sign former Birmingham goalkeeper Rebecca Spencer following her exit from Chelsea in May.

Newham Recorder 50: Tributes to West Ham legend Bobby Moore (1941-1993) 

13 Jun

West Ham fans bid farewell to local legend Bobby Moore in a poignant match at Upton Park.

Forest gate ticket tout jailed again after setting up bogus company six weeks after release from prison 

11 Jun

A ticket tout who started a scam within six weeks of being let out of prison is back behind bars after setting up another bogus company to dupe fans of West Ham and other Premier League football clubs.

West Hammers “on the knocker” for Janet in Lewisham East 

9 Jun

Picture collage from this afternoon's campaigning by (mostly) West Ham Labour in support of Janet Dady, Labour Parliamentary candidate for the Lewisham East by election.

Manuel Lanzini: West Ham midfielder ruled out of World Cup 

8 Jun

West Ham's Argentina midfielder Manuel Lanzini is ruled out of the World Cup after suffering a ruptured anterior knee ligament injury in training.

Swansea reject Alfie Mawson and Lukasz Fabianski bids from West Ham 

8 Jun

Swansea City turn down bids from West Ham United for defender Alfie Mawson and goalkeeper Lukasz Fabianski.

Matt Beard: West Ham Ladies name ex-Liverpool & Chelsea boss as head coach 

7 Jun

West Ham Ladies name ex-Liverpool boss Matt Beard as head coach prior to their first season in the Women's Super League.

Newham Council to rethink £660,000 rugby pitch plan in West Ham 

7 Jun

Newham Council will rethink plans for a £660,000 synthetic rugby pitch pushed through by the former administration.

Paying homage to Keir Hardie at West Ham 

6 Jun

Yesterday I took my fellow UNISON NEC member (and NHS hospital worker) Mary Locke on a whistle stop tour of the Old Town Hall in Stratford.

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Events »

Win 4 Tickets To Immersive Star Wars VR Experience At The VOID 

27 Apr

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire The VOID, Westfield Stratford City Level 1 London E20 1EJ Now until 19 June 2018 Buy Tickets WIN TICKETS! We’ve got 1 set of 4 tickets to give away for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire which can be redeemed up until...

Theatre News: RSC to auction costumes worn by Ian McKellen, David Tennant and Judi Dench on eBay 

9 Apr

You don't even have to go to Stratford to pick up a piece of history...

Theatre News: Theatre Royal Stratford East announces new season featuring Frantic Assembly and April de Angelis 

22 Mar

Nadia Fall's inaugural season will also see Matthew Xia return to direct this year's pantomime...

Review Round-Ups: Did the critics see red over the RSC’s Macbeth? 

21 Mar

Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack star in the production, which opened in Stratford...

Theatre News: RSC’s Imperium transfers into the West End 

13 Mar

Mike Poulton's two-part play transfers from Stratford...

Theatre News: Equus revival to feature in new English Touring Theatre season 

12 Mar

The show will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East...

Review: Review: The Duchess of Malfi (Swan Theatre) 

9 Mar

John Webster's 17th-century play is revived in Stratford...

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LocalGov »

Rehousing Out of Area 

19 Jun

Response by Newham Borough Council to David Adams on 19 June 2018 .

Changes in budgets 

19 Jun

Response by Newham Borough Council to Fanny Malinen on 19 June 2018 .

Number of council tenants 

18 Jun

Response by Newham Borough Council to Isabelle Ward on 18 June 2018 .

Agency Spending Request 

18 Jun

Response by Newham Borough Council to Luke Porter on 18 June 2018 .

Number of referrals to IMCA (Independent Mental Capacity Advocacy) 

18 Jun

Response by Newham Borough Council to K.

Kuhn Way Consultation Results 

18 Jun

Response by Newham Borough Council to Hugh Barnard on 18 June 2018 .

Kuhn Way Consultation Results 

18 Jun

Follow up sent to Newham Borough Council by Hugh Barnard on 18 June 2018 .

Cctv footage facing canning town station taxi rank 

18 Jun

Response by Newham Borough Council to Ali on 18 June 2018 .

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Firefighters join fight against plastic in Thames beach clean 

19 Jun

Firefighters wage war against single use plastic...

Boxing Day clutter warning for high rise residents 

18 Jun

Boxing Day clutter putting lives of high rise residents at risk warns London Fire Brigade...

Hose, Hose, Hose – Bexley Firefighters cook Christmas dinner for elderly 

18 Jun

Bexley firefighters spread Christmas cheer by cooking for the elderly at the station on Sunday, 21 December.

Marylebone landlord hit with £35,000 fine for fire safety breaches 

18 Jun

A Marylebone pub landlord has been hit with a £35,000 fine for breaking fire safety laws and potentially putting her customers and tenants at risk after we successfully prosecuted them.

London Fire Brigade to use fast food to fight fires this Christmas 

18 Jun

Does Islington have the best Indian? Dalston do the best doners? And Bromley the best burgers...

Electric heater warning as cold weather and firefighters set to strike 

18 Jun

As the cold weather bites and with the Fire Brigades’ Union (FBU) set to go on strike, we're warning people to take extra care with their electric heaters.

Seasonal candle fires, a burning issue 

18 Jun

We're warning Londoners to take care this festive season after new figures show blazes started by candles increase by a massive 38%* between November and January.

Family without smoke alarm cheated death 

18 Jun

On black Friday we urge you to put a smoke alarm at the top of your shopping list.

London Fire Brigade wins Corporate Comms Award 

18 Jun

London Fire Brigade’s communications team are today celebrating winning the Corporate Communications Award for best use of digital as part of a communications strategy.

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