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Police release e-fit of Stratford acid attack suspect 

18 Aug

Police investigating a suspected acid attack in Stratford today released an e-fit image of the man thought to be involved.


Longer read: The adult social care crisis 

18 Aug

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.


A-level results: Newham pupils exceed national average for top grades 

18 Aug

Pupils across the borough have been celebrating A-level success as provisional figures show more than a quarter of grades were at A and A*.


Southampton v West Ham United 

18 Aug

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


Revealed: East Ham fantasist murderer absconded from mental health unit years before killings and ‘fell off radar’ after being recaptured 

18 Aug

A fantasist who murdered two men had three years earlier absconded while on leave from a mental health facility – where he had been flagged as being highly dangerous.


Night Tube expects eight millionth journey on first anniversary 

18 Aug

A year after it launched, the Night Tube is set to welcome its eight millionth passenger.


Robert Snodgrass: West Ham winger is told he can leave the club 

17 Aug

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been told he is can leave the club on a permanent basis or on loan.


A-level results: Visually-impaired Barking student credits NewVIc in Plaistow for her success 

17 Aug

A visually-impaired student who received excellent grades on A-level results day has praised her sixth form for its support and acceptance.


A-level results: Top marks for London Academy of Excellence in Stratford 

17 Aug

Straight A pupils at London Academy of Excellence (LAE) are looking forward to the future after a record-breaking set of results.


A-level results: ‘Fantastic’ performance by Forest Gate students at St Angela’s Ursuline School 

17 Aug

Students at St Angela’s Ursuline Sixth Form have been congratulated on their “fantastic results” on A-level day.


A-level results: Oxbridge success for Chobham Academy 

17 Aug

Chobham Academy is celebrating sending its first pupil to Oxbridge.


Newham Collegiate Sixth Form pupil set to study medicine with sister at Cambridge 

17 Aug

Two Newham sisters will study medicine at Cambridge after the youngest got top marks in her A-levels at Newham Collegiate Sixth Form (NCS).


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Hyperlocal »

Forest Gate Cycling Club, and life on the road at the end of the C19th 

19 Aug

We have covered cycling in Forest Gate at the end of the nineteenth century on this site a number of times before.


Three authors write on WW2 air raids in Forest Gate 

11 Aug

This article looks at the way in which World War 11 air raids in Forest Gate have been approached and described from three very different perspectives.


Forest Gate-born Bryan Forbes recalls his local origins 

31 Jul

One of Britain's cinematic greats, Bryan Forbes, was born and brought up in Forest Gate, as this site recalled, when it marked his death in 2013 (see here ).


Forest Gate and 20th Century Penny Dreadfuls 

20 Jul

This article is the second of two looking at how the Independent Police News covered serious crime in Forest Gate during its existence (1867 - 1938).


Teen denies committing Hackney acid attacks 

18 Jul

Police arrive at one of the attacks in Clapton Pic: @999London Twitter A Croydon teen has denied his involvement in last week’s acid attacks in Hackney and Islington.


Forest Gate, and Victorian Penny Dreadfuls (1) 

11 Jul

The Illustrated Police News was a strange, weekly, newspaper, which lasted from 1867 until 1938, and for a while was described as "the worst newspaper in England".


Police and mayor move to reassure Muslims in Tower Hamlets after acid attacks spark hate crime fears 

7 Jul

Resham Khan was attacked in Beckton on June 21 Pic: Daniel Mann – Go Fund Me A series of acid attacks in East London has renewed concerns among the Muslim community in Tower Hamlets over their safety and the spread of Islamaphobia Fears have been ...


The Forest Gate roots of controversial lesbian author, Mary Renault 

1 Jul

This article is published to co-incide with the first Forest Gayte, the local LGBT Festival, on 1 July 2017.


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 .


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Comment »

Time after time 

15 Aug

By the time next year’s election rolls around 16 current members of the council will have held their seats for 20 years or more.


Personal Trainer 

10 Aug

Assistant chief executive and alleged Labour press flak Douglas Trainer An intriguing and disturbing FOI request to Newham Council (links added): The newly promoted Mayoral advisor Cllr Patrick Murphy was the Newham Labour Party procedures secretary ...


Cunning stunt 

9 Aug

A quiet word in your ear, Sir Robin… If you were an electorally unsuccessful Scottish Labour politician looking to make a fresh start down south, where would you head for? Newham might look like a pretty good option.


Letter to the Editor 

8 Aug

A reader writes Dear Sir, What on earth is going on at the Newham Mag? I had always thought it was the Mayor’s personal publicity freebie, distributed fortnightly to the adoring masses, and a snip at just £20,000 per issue.


Holidays in the sun 

2 Aug

Every March the French mediterranean resort of Cannes plays host to MIPIM, an international property event.


It’s all kicking off 

1 Aug

Virtual reality (pic via @NewhamLabourWTF on Twitter) The Newham Recorder reports that 30 local Labour members are threatening to take the party to court over the conduct of last year’s ‘trigger ballot’.


Come dine with me 

26 Jul

Last night the Meydan Sofrasi restaurant on Barking Road excitedly tweeted that THE MAYOR OF NEWHAM, SIR ROBIN WALES visited our restaurant today.


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Politicians »

Arnold Schwarzenegger has a blunt message for Nazis (& Trump) 

20 Aug

Former Forest Gater Arnie tells it as it is about Trump and Nazi's.


A historical perspective on Trump, Lies and Truth 

19 Aug

Love it...


Harry’s Girl: Street Art 

18 Aug

Finally got around to posting this picture of street art off Holloway Road near Highbury Corner.


SAVE SARAH CHAPMAN’S GRAVE, A LEADER OF THE 1888 MATCHWOMEN’S STRIKE & TRADE UNION HEROINE 

17 Aug

SARAH Dearman, née CHAPMAN – Matchwomen’s 1888 Strike Committee and TUC Delegate Born: 31st October 1862 – Died: 27th November 1945 – Buried: 3rd December 1945 Sarah Chapman was a leading member of the 1888 Matchwomen’s Strike Committee (...


Being taught to hate…shocking picture even after 25 years 

16 Aug

Was this little boy nowadays one of the torch bearing Nazi thugs in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend...


Why you should all join an Union 

15 Aug

hat tip @ Far_Right_Watch...


UNISON National Labour Link Committee Elections 2017 

15 Aug

Some personal recommendations...


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Features »

History, tea and cake for Wanstead Park walkers 

20 Aug

The Friends of Wanstead Parklands had a record turnout for their free guided walk around Wanstead Park on Sunday 20 August.


Maria’s mulching marvel 

19 Aug

It’s hard work, clearing.


London’s weekly railway news #214 

18 Aug

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct London Underground Man’s neck broken during ‘violent’ Jubilee Line brawl in which men were punched and kicked in the head Get ...


Corporate volunteers and the horseradish challenge 

17 Aug

There are tasks around the garden that groups of volunteers can make light work of – and that’s where our corporate volunteers come in.


Open House pre-booking 

17 Aug

Open House is returning to London in a month's time, specifically Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September.


Where the big ships go 

16 Aug

A business trip to Suffolk took me close to Felixstowe and it would have been rude not to call in to see some of the shipping traffic using the port complex and thus we have another #dlr_blog on tour report.


London’s Largest Free Jazz Festival, JAZZ WITH PIZZAZZ, Returns! 

16 Aug

Looking for a weekend of live music in London, absolutely free of charge? Well, you’ve found it! Feel the beat at Canary Wharf’s free jazz festival, taking place this 19 th and 20 th August, with an array of live musical entertainment showcasing ...


The ‘First’ Blitz 

16 Aug

A guest post by LH Member Suzie Grogan.


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Local sport »

Tons Win against Norwich United and into Next Round of the FA Cup 

20 Aug

Clapton are through to the First Round Proper of the Emirates FA Cup, after a 2-0 victory against their Ryman League opponents, Norwich United FC.


New season new Kit 

18 Aug

New Items added to the club shop...


Beckton parkrun #274 12.08.17 

15 Aug

"A big turn out at Beckton Parkrun today - our second biggest Parkrun at Beckton so far, with 110 runners, 8 volunteers and a number of spectators in attendance.


Beckton parkrun #273 05.08.17 

15 Aug

There were 75 runners at Beckton parkrun today.


Clapton Responds Swiftly to Health & Safety Issues Raised 

15 Aug

Clapton Football Club has always taken health and safety seriously and we are thankful that any slip up by us is so quickly brought to both our attention as well as all relevant bodies.


Tribute Match for young Joshua Bwalya 

14 Aug

The #Tons and Barking FC will be holding a memorial football match for Joshua Bwalya (JB), who has  sadly been taken too soon.


Investigation over Flares again! 

8 Aug

Having had a very successful 2016/17 season, finishing as ESL League runners up, the Tons have worked hard both on and off the pitch to prepare for the start of the new season.


Latest news from the Summer Nationals pool … 

6 Aug

Day 1 of Swim England’s Summer Nationals Meet saw Kameliya Stoimenova take to the pool for her 100m Breaststroke event.


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West Ham FC »

Southampton v West Ham United 

18 Aug

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


Robert Snodgrass: West Ham winger is told he can leave the club 

17 Aug

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been told he is can leave the club on a permanent basis or on loan.


William Carvalho: West Ham close in on £30m Sporting Lisbon midfielder 

14 Aug

West Ham close in on the signing of Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho for an expected £30m.


Three authors write on WW2 air raids in Forest Gate 

11 Aug

This article looks at the way in which World War 11 air raids in Forest Gate have been approached and described from three very different perspectives.


Manchester United press conference LIVE updates as Jose Mourinho speaks ahead of West Ham clash 

11 Aug

Join us for live updates from Carrington where United's manager is speaking to the media...


Manchester United v West Ham United 

11 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Manchester United and West Ham United.


West Ham Branch Labour Party Summer BBQ & Fundraiser: Thursday 31 August 7-9pm 

9 Aug

This will be a fun event taking place at the Vicarage Lane Community Centre, Govier Close, West Ham, E15 4HW.


Sead Haksabanovic: West Ham sign teenager from Halmstads BK 

7 Aug

West Ham United sign Montenegro's teenage attacking midfielder Sead Haksabanovic from Swedish club Halmstads BK for an undisclosed fee.


Carabao Cup: West Ham to play away tie after World Athletics Championships 

7 Aug

West Ham are given permission to play their Carabao Cup second-round tie away from home because London Stadium will not be ready.


Upton Park demolition: Just one turret remains at former West Ham ground 

4 Aug

As West Ham prepare for their second season at the London Stadium, this single turret is all that remains of the club’s former Upton Park home.


Mural of West Ham legends Billy Bonds and Sir Trevor Brooking painted in Upton Park 

2 Aug

This colourful mural paying tribute to two West Ham legends is being painted near to the club’s former ground.


West Ham’s Reece Burke & Josh Cullen join Bolton Wanderers on loan 

1 Aug

West Ham midfielders Reece Burke and Josh Cullen join Championship side Bolton Wanderers on loan until January.


Revealed: £6.7m bill paid by Londoners for policing football matches 

31 Jul

Scotland Yard spent over £1m policing West Ham games at the new London Stadium...


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Events »

Elrow Town London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

28 Jul

Step into an eccentric world of music, games and performances at this quirky two-day festival.


Review: Review: Summer in London (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

19 Jul

Rikki Beadle-Blair's latest show stars an all-trans cast...


Get 20% off Summer In London tickets from 8-21 July 

5 Jul

Summer in London Theatre Royal Stratford East 8-29 July | Times Vary | £10-£25 Book Tickets “A hilarious new romcom play – think The Inbetweeners meets a modern A Midsummer Night’s Dream – with an all trans cast” Join four cheeky lads ...


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...


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LocalGov »

CCTV Footage Request 

20 Aug

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Zaki on 20 August 2017 .


Road Categories for the purposes of reinstatement 

20 Aug

Response by Newham Borough Council to David Johnson on 20 August 2017 .


Elderly home care information 

20 Aug

Response by Newham Borough Council to Melvin on 20 August 2017 .


Money laundering fraud 

19 Aug

Response by Newham Borough Council to Lucky on 19 August 2017 .


Asset of Community Value Decision 

19 Aug

Follow up sent to Newham Borough Council by Kevin Blowe on 19 August 2017 .


Deep pothole causing damage to buses, 18th August 

18 Aug

Deep pothole causing damage to buses Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Radland Road, E16 Report on FixMyStreet...


Cladding on High-rise blocks in Newham 

17 Aug

Internal review request sent to Newham Borough Council by ismail on 17 August 2017 .


Traffic Camera location 

16 Aug

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Foxy on 16 August 2017 .


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999 »

We reveal the top London boroughs for alcohol-related incidents 

17 Aug

London Ambulance Service has revealed which London boroughs see the highest number of alcohol-related incidents as part of its #NotAnAmbulance campaign.


Response to BBC story on Grenfell refurbishment 

17 Aug

In response to BBC Radio 4's World Tonight story on the Brigade's 'involvement' in the refurbishment of Grenfell Tower, we have issued the following statement.


Vintage vehicles on display at event to celebrate Brigade’s heritage 

15 Aug

Visitors will have a rare chance to see a 100-year-old fire engine...


Senior woman firefighter awarded for changing the way the Brigade thinks about fire 

8 Aug

One of the country’s most senior woman firefighters has won two prestigious international academic awards for fundamentally changing the national approach to how fires are fought, to make both firefighters and the public safer.


Firefighter back in saddle after horror crash to raise money for air ambulance 

8 Aug

West Norwood firefighter Paul Brown, who was critically injured cycling to work 10 years ago, was back in the saddle when he completed the Ride London 100-mile challenge to raise money for London Air Ambulance.


Paramedic mugged by moped gang in London’s West End 

4 Aug

Thieves on mopeds mounted a crowded pavement in the West End to steal a phone out of the hand of a London Ambulance Service cycle paramedic while she was on duty.


Fire Investigator’s retirement means end of service for Roscoe and Murphy 

4 Aug

A Fire Investigator and dog handler is retiring – and taking two of the Brigade’s most famous recruits with him...


Apply to be a firefighter and truly get inside London Fire Brigade 

3 Aug

We're recruiting firefighters...


Summer season sees peak in alcohol-related incidents in London 

2 Aug

Londoners are getting more drunk in August than in December’s party season, according to a new campaign launched by London Ambulance Service today (1 August).


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