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Police injured in protests following Edson Da Costa death 

26 Jun

Fourteen police officers were injured last night when trouble flared during protests in East London at the death of a young black man.


Man stabbed in East Ham residential street 

26 Jun

A man has been rushed to hospital by ambulance after being stabbed in East Ham tonight.


Three released following arrests at Forest Gate protest over the death of Edson Da Costa 

26 Jun

Three people arrested during last night’s protests in Forest Gate over the death of a young father have been released.


See Velodrome in cake form as part of architect baking competition 

26 Jun

A group of architects have proven baking really is just a piece of cake with this innovative gastronomic take on the Velodrome.


Manor Park primary school is rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted 

26 Jun

A primary school has been branded inadequate by Ofsted after experiencing “a serious breakdown in leadership and management”.


Newham Collegiate Sixth Form celebrates as 95% of students gain a Russell Group University place 

26 Jun

A sixth form college in East Ham is celebrating after 95 percent of its students have been offered places at a Russell Group University.


Police appeal to trace attempted rapist seen near Maryland station 

26 Jun

Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they wish to identify in connection with an attempted rape.


Random acid attack in Beckton leaves 21-year-old woman in ‘excruciating pain’ 

26 Jun

An aspiring model and businesswoman has described how her clothes burnt away from her after she was attacked with acid in Beckton.


Development to bring 975 homes to Canning Town 

26 Jun

A new development of almost 1,000 homes is set to bring Canning Town to life.


How to get a refund from TfL if your Tube train makes you 15 minutes late 

26 Jun

London, England.


Four arrested and six police injured in Forest Gate protest over Edson death 

26 Jun

Four people were arrested following last night’s protest in east London outside Forest Gate police station over the death of a young father who died under arrest while in custody.


Riot police deployed to ‘Justice for Edson’ protest as fires started 

25 Jun

Riots in Forest Gate #justiceforEdson pic.


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Hyperlocal »

Thug armed with 10-inch knife jailed for stabbing police officer 

22 Jun

Andrew Beadie  Pic Met Police A man who was found guilty for stabbing an off-duty police officer in Tower Hamlets has been jailed for 12 years.


Armed thug jailed for stabbing Police Officer 

22 Jun

Andrew Beadie (Met Police Picture) A man who was found guilty for stabbing an off-duty police officer in Tower Hamlets has been jailed for 12 years.


First motor fire engine tested on Wanstead Flats 

19 Jun

In 1908/9 West Ham Fire Brigade made the momentous decision to move from horse power to the internal combustion engine.


#ELLection – Labour maintains stronghold in Tower Hamlets 

9 Jun

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushnara Ali.


E7 food shops – FSA ratings, April 2017 

5 Jun

This is the third summary of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) cleanliness ratings for Forest Gate food shops; for others, 2014 and 2015, see here and here .


An appreciation of Forest Gate artist Eric Dawson 

24 May

Last year's Newham Heritage Week paid a rare local tribute to Forest Gate artist, Eric Dawson, by displaying some of his original works at The Gate, and elsewhere in Newham.


Forest Gate Conscientious Objectors in WW1 

15 May

T his article is posted to commemorate International Conscientious Objectors' Day, on 15 May 2017.


Godwin School ( boys ) log 4 – Godwin and Forest Gate between the wars (1919 – 1939) 

3 May

This is the fourth 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.


Politics and pollution: which party will save Tower Hamlets’ air? 

1 May

London is infamous for its air pollution problem           Pic: ( Wikimedia Commons ) With the general election fast approaching, Eastlondonlines spoke to representatives of the four main political parties to hear their plans for cleaner air in ...


Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will thrill crowds at London’s Olympic Park this summer 

27 Apr

The race is on: Olympic Park will host World Championships in August         Pic: Paul Nattall (flikr) The world’s best athletes are coming to London this summer to compete in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World...


Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway – 1894 – 2017 

25 Apr

by local historians, Peter Williams and Mark Gorman We have covered aspects of the Barking Gospel Oak line (sometimes popularly known as the Goblin, or Chimney Pot line) on this website before (see here , in particular) but never in a comprehensive ...


A four year retrospective 

18 Apr

We've reached the fourth anniversary of this website/blog, so a retrospective account seems in order.


“The most interesting personality in the borough of West Ham” (1896) 

10 Apr

This was Forest Gate Weekly News ' description of Gustav Pagenstecher.


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Comment »

Value for money? 

24 May

By Iain Aitch Is £4m per job good value for our money, Sir Robin? The recent raids by HMRC at the London Stadium (Olympic Stadium in old money) may have had some Newham residents worrying about their £40m investment in West Ham’s new ground.


Election 2017 – your candidates 

12 May

The lists of candidates standing in the general election for the two Newham constituencies have been published.


Stand up to racism – public meeting 

10 May

From Stand Up to Racism Newham: PUBLIC MEETING Defend EU Migrants – Keep Racism Out of the Election! Tuesday, 16 May at 19:00–20:45 Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove, London, E15 1HP (nr Morrisons car park) Speakers: Wiktor Moszczyń...


Up close and personal 

25 Apr

A recent Freedom of Information request to Newham council From your Constitution, it states: 15.


TfL MiniCab Gang Who Stole £3m In High-End Cars Jailed For Total Of 46 Years 

14 Apr

A prolific east London gang caught on camera at a McDonald’sdrive-thru in one of a haul of £3 million worth of stolen cars have been jailed for 46 years.


Broken promise 

4 Apr

The mayor’s 2014 manifesto The Newham Recorder reports : Free school meals for some primary school children in Newham could be under threat, a headteachers’ union has warned.


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.


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Politicians »

“Pension Costs and Charges” – UNISON National Delegate Conference 2017 

26 Jun

I was tasked to speak on this motion 26 on behalf of the NEC at Conference last week but it did not receive sufficient prioritisation by branches and regions to be debated.


Christian Wolmar on London’s zero emissions nirvana – can the new strategy really achieve that by 2050?  

25 Jun

In the week that the Mayor of London announced his new London Transport Strategy (out for consultation until the 2nd October – read more here ), come join us for a discussion and debate with Transport expert Christian Wolmar to discuss the ...


#UNDC “Why we need to build a new housing consensus for affordable and decent homes for all” 

24 Jun

This is the speech I gave on Thursday on behalf of the NEC about the Housing motion put forward by London Region and my branch.


Court tells Government they cannot make Council Pensions funds be dependent on Boris Johnson Whims 

22 Jun

In a victory for common sense the Courts have apparently thrown out the requirement that Council Pension funds have to invest according to the political whims of the UK Foreign office.


Grenfell Tower Fire – London Hazards Centre 

21 Jun

Hat tip Phil Lewis Chair of London Hazards in today's UNISON NDC regional newsletter " London Calling".


UNISON National Delegate Conference 2017 – Tuesday 

20 Jun

My Conference day started with a short jog up and down the famous Brighton beach.


UNISON National Delegate Conference 2017 – Monday 

19 Jun

Comrades together picture from this evening outside the Holiday Inn Hotel in Brighton after the UNISON London Region delegates meetings.


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Features »

Un-gyratory buses 

25 Jun

(In case four days of writing about Tyneside was too much for you, here's a post about bus changes in Stratford.


Twisty carrots, black-eyed peas, family fruit bush planting and an aubergine hat 

24 Jun

Community gardening is full of surprises… Thinning out our carrots this Saturday, we’ve pulled out all manner of candytwist shapes.


Tube Relief 

23 Jun

Caught short on the tube? TfL publishes all sorts of maps of the London Underground network, including this map of toilet facilities at stations .


345 

23 Jun

The first meaningful milestone on the road to Crossrail took place yesterday morning as the very first train ran in operational service.


Modern listing is rubbish 

22 Jun

Although adding new birds to lists isn’t much of a pressing concern these days, I had at least given the Elegant Tern buzzing around the south coast a little bit of thought.


Edith Walks – Andrew Kötting, Iain Sinclair and their band of Mummers 

22 Jun

Ahead of EDITH: A Performance at St John’s on Bethnal Green  in the East End Film Festival I recall the day I spent with Andrew Kötting’s merry band of Mummers as they started out on their 100-mile pilgrimage to Hastings from Waltham Abbey ~ ~ ...


Flying machines in KGV Dock 

21 Jun

The waters of the King George V Dock in North Woolwich are usually pretty quiet with only the occasional tug or boat passing through but for one afternoon a year they become an international sporting arena.


Gail’s is really coming… this is the proof 

21 Jun

This is real transparency – the Gantt chart setting out the refurbishment of Barclays Bank for it to become a Gail’s Bakery – displayed in the shop window.


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Local sport »

Beckton parkun #265 10.06.17 

26 Jun

76 runners came along to Beckton parkrun.


Clapton: The Best of Times, The Worst of Times 

24 Jun

Sometimes irony can strike in the cruellest of ways.


Clapton’s place in League confirmed for 2017-18 

23 Jun

In recent weeks there has been much speculation about Clapton and it’s future position in the Essex Senior League.


Parallel London – 3 September 

22 Jun

  Run it, walk it, push it, be pushed.


Swim21 

18 Jun

Well done to Newham UEL Swimming Club for  again achieving the ASA / Swim England ‘Swim 21’ Certificate  (with thanks to former Club Secretary volunteer, Chris Hooper, for co-ordinating the application and accreditation process...


Distras makes Final Under 15 National Team; travels to Copenhagen 

12 Jun

Congratulations to Newham Youngblood’s Lions’ Junior Alex Distras who has been selected to represent England Under 15 Boys at the Copenhagen Tournament, Denmark.


2017/18 1st XV LONDON 3 ESSEX FIXTURES ANNOUNCED 

11 Jun

Seaside trip to Canvey Island to start season...


PRE-SEASON TRAINING BEGINS ON 4 JULY 

11 Jun

New start time for 2017/18 season...


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West Ham FC »

West Ham MP Lyn Brown’s role as temporary shadow home secretary ends 

20 Jun

Lyn Brown’s temporary role as shadow home secretary has come to an end.


Reece Oxford: West Ham defender to join Borussia Monchengladbach on loan 

19 Jun

West Ham defender Reece Oxford is close to completing a season-long loan to German side Borussia Monchengladbach.


First motor fire engine tested on Wanstead Flats 

19 Jun

In 1908/9 West Ham Fire Brigade made the momentous decision to move from horse power to the internal combustion engine.


Abbey Gardens does The Big Lunch 

17 Jun

From veteran visitors to our littlest gardeners, we’ve had people of all ages at the garden for The Big Lunch .


London Stadium Safety Advisory Group Meeting Minutes – April 5th 2017 to June 16th 2017 

16 Jun

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Paul Turner on 16 June 2017 .


West Ham General Election day 2017 (we win) 

13 Jun

June 8 was not only a political historic day nationally but a busy day locally for all activists.


Tyssen Primary School told off for ‘pro-Communist’ posters displayed to voters on election day 

13 Jun

Tyssen Primary School told off for ‘pro-Communist’ posters displayed to voters on election day 49 minutes ago Emma Bartholomew --> Posters featuring hammers and sickles which looked as though they had been drawn by youngsters were displayed in ...


Tyssen Primary School told off for ‘pro-Communist’ posters displayed to voters on election day 

13 Jun

Posters featuring hammers and sickles which looked as though they had been drawn by youngsters were displayed in the doors of a primary school used as a polling station.


Manchester terror attack hero living in hotel paid for by West Ham owner 

13 Jun

This pictures indicated nothing has changed for the terror attack hero (Picture: Cavendish) A homeless hero who pulled nails from injured children’s faces after the Manchester terror attack is off the streets and living in a hotel.


West Ham MP Lyn Brown says shadow home secretary role is temporary 

12 Jun

Newly-elected West Ham MP Lyn Brown has said her role as Labour’s temporary shadow home secretary is just that – “very temporary”.


STAR MARK SWAPS FOOTBALL FOR RUGBY 

10 Jun

Visit to first home of the Hammers...


West Ham General Election Result June 2017 

9 Jun

Picture collage from our Count in the early hours of this morning.


Election 2017: Full results for each Newham constituency 

9 Jun

Labour dominated in Newham as East Ham MP Stephen Timms and West Ham MP Lyn Brown increased their majority.


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Events »

The Who’s Tommy at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Theatre review 

15 Jun

This disappointing rendition of The Who’s famous rock opera is probably one to be avoided for most but may hold some important lessons for others.


Theatre News: Nadia Fall appointed artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East 

14 Jun

The director will take over from Kerry Michael who leaves the position at the end of this year...


Interviews: Kerry Michael: ‘I can’t think about life after Stratford East just yet’ 

8 Jun

The artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East talks about Tommy and his plans for leaving the theatre in December...


Interviews: Emma Donoghue: ‘Room is about the power of imagination, it belongs on stage’ 

18 May

The Academy Award-nominated writer talks to us about the stage adaptation of her novel, Room , currently playing at Theatre Royal Stratford East...


Review: Review: Room (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

11 May

Emma Donoghue's novel about a woman kept in the same room for seven years gets its stage premiere...


Photos: Exclusive: First look at Room at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

8 May

Emma Donoghue's story is about a woman who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years...


Le Gateau Chocolat: Black at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Theatre review 

6 Apr

He possesses enough charisma to outshine a basket of Labrador puppies and more sass than you could shake a perfectly coifed wig at, but Le Gateau Chocolat’s fabulousness competes with an immovable darkness.


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LocalGov »

Carpenters Estate Car Parking Provision 

25 Jun

Follow up sent to Newham Borough Council by Paul Turner on 25 June 2017 .


Cladding on High-rise blocks in Newham 

24 Jun

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by ismail on 24 June 2017 .


Tree Preservation Orders Digital Format 

23 Jun

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Mr Wilde on 23 June 2017 .


Collapsed sewage drain, 23rd June 

23 Jun

Collapsed sewage drain that is causing manhalls in this area to fill in with sewage.


Asset of Community Value Decision 

23 Jun

Internal review request sent to Newham Borough Council by Kevin Blowe on 23 June 2017 .


Cashless Parking Statistics 

22 Jun

Response by Newham Borough Council to Lisa Boonin on 22 June 2017 .


Permanent Recruitment 

22 Jun

Response by Newham Borough Council to Tony Wilson on 22 June 2017 .


Asset of Community Value Decision 

22 Jun

Response by Newham Borough Council to Kevin Blowe on 22 June 2017 .


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999 »

Commissioner urges housing providers to get on front foot with fire safety 

26 Jun

Following the Grenfell Tower fire, London Fire Commissioner Dany Cotton is today calling on all the capital’s housing providers to urgently check they have an up to date fire risk assessment to ensure their buildings and residents are safe...


Latest statement regarding Charcot Estate in Camden 

24 Jun

Our highly trained Inspecting Officers, working very closely with Camden Council, yesterday determined that essential works are required in these four buildings on the Charcot Estate.


Warning to keep safe during summer after dozens of calls to barbecue fires 

23 Jun

We’re urging Londoners to keep safe when cooking on barbecues this summer.


Brigade reissues essential fire safety advice on white goods following Grenfell Fire 

23 Jun

London Fire Brigade is reissuing essential advice to people on white goods safety following the announcement that the Grenfell Tower fire started in a fridge freezer.


Brigade statement regarding evacuation at Chalcots Estate in Camden 

23 Jun

London Fire Brigade will continue to work with Camden Council...


Brigade set to carry out safety checks following Prime Minister’s announcement on panels 

22 Jun

Following the announcement made by the Prime Minister today it is important for Londoners who live in high rise properties to understand what it means for them.


Brigade reissues tower block safety advice 

22 Jun

We're stressing essential advice to help Londoners understand high rise safety following the tragic fire at Grenfell Tower...


Thousands more emergency calls during hottest week of the year 

21 Jun

The sweltering conditions in the capital have caused a 40 per cent increase in 999 calls for ambulances.


Two London Fire Brigade employees recognised in Queen’s birthday honours list 

20 Jun

Watch Manager Micky Nicholas and Deputy Head of Protective Equipment Group Malcolm Stanton have both been awarded MBEs.


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