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Man punched in brutal London City Airport DLR attack 

25 Apr

A traveller on the DLR was punched so hard he fell to the floor and his cheek split open.


Reports round-up: March shows solidarity with LGBT+ people in Chechnya 

25 Apr

Also: Strikes at Fujitsu | May Day walkout at Picturehouse | Ballots at Cemex and Hinckley Point | Woolwich ferry action suspended | Climate protest against Trump | Janitors strike | 70,000 to vote | delay in Kirklees...


Election 2017: Lib Dem candidate for East Ham Glanville Williams on ‘most important election in a generation’ 

25 Apr

This year’s general election is “the most important election in a generation”, according to the Liberal Democrat candidate for East Ham.


Two people injured in six-vehicle A13 crash 

25 Apr

Two people have been injured in a six-vehicle crash on the A13.


Patients impacted by out-of-bounds room at Forest Gate GP surgery, staff say 

25 Apr

A doctor’s surgery is seeing up to 100 fewer patients a day than it could due to a clinical room being out of service for months, staff have alleged.


Training scheme results in a new career for Stratford tenant 

25 Apr

Volunteer turned teaching assistant, Modupeola Fatoyinbo, is delighted to be back in work.


General manager appointed for brand new Hampton hotel in Docklands 

25 Apr

A brand-new hotel in the Docklands has appointed a general manager.


Newham councillor targeted by racist trolls welcomes online hate crime police unit 

24 Apr

A councillor who was targeted by online trolls has welcomed a new police unit to tackle online hate crime.


Jailed: Plaistow man who raped girl, 16, and groomed children on Facebook 

24 Apr

A pervert who raped a girl he met through WhatsApp and coaxed two other children to carry out sex acts after grooming them on Facebook has been jailed.


Appeal to find woman after kittens found dumped on doorstep in Stratford 

24 Apr

An animal rescue charity has appealed for help to find a woman suspected of dumping a box of kittens in Stratford.


Bike from Boleyn ride takes place at former West Ham ground 

24 Apr

A year on from the final whistle, bubbles are still blowing outside the Boleyn Ground the former stadium of West Ham.


Housing association must act say Manor Park residents plagued by urinating rough sleepers 

24 Apr

Scared residents have blamed a housing association for failing to keep them safe from persistent vandals and rough sleepers.


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Hyperlocal »

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.


E7 restaurants – food rating – March 2017 

31 Mar

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


Does Sadiq deserve his ‘Green Mayor’ reputation? 

30 Mar

City Hall.


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.


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Comment »

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.


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 ...


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Politicians »

International Workers Day Memorial 28 April 2017 11am Stratford E15 

24 Apr

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars.


GE2017: West Hammers in Forest Gate South & Ilford North 

23 Apr

After a week in North Wales celebrating my Mum's 76th, visiting family (and sneaked in a couple of hill walks) I drove back to London yesterday and today started campaigning in the Ilford North marginal then met up with West Ham CLP officers to agree...


UNISON NEC elections finish this Friday 28 April 2017 so get your finger and pen out then VOTE STRONGERUNISON! 

22 Apr

Okay, everyone is busy, busy and Easter is not a great time to hold an election but if you are a UNISON member and you haven'tvoted yet then please get this sorted asap.


Vote Labour Llafur – Vote Geraint Lloyd-Williams On May 4 

21 Apr

Overshadowed by the General election, local elections will be taking place across the country on May 4th.


Why Twitter & Facebook do little or nothing about racist and bigoted trolls? 

20 Apr

Last night I watched a report on the BBC One Show about the abject failure of super rich social media companies Twitter and Facebook to really tackle online trolling by racists and other bigots.


Stronger Unison – Vote Liz & Dan for Higher Education NEC 

19 Apr

Okay, we are embarking on the fight of our lives to get rid of the Tories on June 8th, but the UNISON NEC elections are still ongoing and not due to finish before Friday 28 April (which by coincidence is also Workers Memorial Day.


General Election 2017. Agent Gray & the Campaign to Win 

18 Apr

This morning I was happily enjoying an Easter holiday sunshine walk in the countryside, when the Chair of West Ham Constituency Labour Party rang my mobile.


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Features »

Cyprus Weekender 

24 Apr

Little did I know when I booked a trip to Cyprus for my daughter and I quite how desperate I would be for a Wheatear fix come April 2017.


May Day Bank Holiday – 1st May 

24 Apr

Find out whether your class is open on the May Day Bank Holiday on Monday the 1st May below: Bethnal Green – closed Camden – classes running as normal Clapham Junction – closed Embankment – closed Forest Gate – closed Greenwich – classes ...


Scenes from the library 

24 Apr

Wanstead Library refurb in full flow, as observed by neighbour Sally Anne who is wondering what will happen to the discarded furnishings.


Chocka 

24 Apr

Wanstead High Street New Wanstead Hermon Hill all chockablock on Monday morning with queueing traffic.


Lakes and Bluebells walk 

23 Apr

On Sunday 23 April 2017 members of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands led a free walk around Wanstead Park.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 

23 Apr

William Shakespeare was born on or around this day in 1564, and died on this day in 1616.


Many hands and lots of ideas 

22 Apr

A mythical monster.


Waders – a decade of retrospection 

22 Apr

As I intimated in a recent post, Waders are the holy grail on my local patch.


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Local sport »

END OF SEASON AWARDS 2016/17 

22 Apr

Gala night to end successful campaign for all teams...


EAST LONDON 52 – STOWMARKET 17 

10 Apr

Crushing win to end season in third place...


Players Earn National Team Call Up 

10 Apr

3 Young Players from Newham Youngbloods Lions have earned call-ups to the English National Basketball Team camps taking place this Easter in various locations around the country.


Youngblood defeat Magic; Advance to Final Fours 

10 Apr

Newham Youngbloods Lions U16 Premier Boys returned to action at Home in Basketball England U16 Playoff Quarter-Final following their win last weekend against fellow Newham Based side Baltic Stars 79-55.


Beckton parkrun #256 08.04.17 

8 Apr

Whoop Whoop 98 people ran, jogged and walked the course.


Beckton parkrun #255 01.04.17 

8 Apr

Wow it certainly was a great morning for a PB at Beckton parkrun.


Beckton parkrun #254 25.03.17 

8 Apr

Thank you to all the runners who came along to run at Beckton parkrun.


Beckton parkrun #255 01.01.17 

7 Apr

Wow it certainly was a great morning for a PB at Beckton parkrun.


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West Ham FC »

Ex-Hammers and O’s winger on money laundering charge 

25 Apr

A former Leyton Orient and West Ham star has been charged will appear in court this week on fraud and money laundering charges.


Bike from Boleyn ride takes place at former West Ham ground 

24 Apr

A year on from the final whistle, bubbles are still blowing outside the Boleyn Ground the former stadium of West Ham.


GE2017: West Hammers in Forest Gate South & Ilford North 

23 Apr

After a week in North Wales celebrating my Mum's 76th, visiting family (and sneaked in a couple of hill walks) I drove back to London yesterday and today started campaigning in the Ilford North marginal then met up with West Ham CLP officers to agree...


Manchester United and West Ham fans think they know who the Chelsea plane banner was REALLY about 

22 Apr

The plane was seen flying over Wembley prior to Saturday's FA Cup semi-final, and it caused plenty of discussion of social media...


West Ham MP Lyn Brown will stand in June general election 

21 Apr

Lyn Brown has vowed “to fight as hard as I can” for her constituents after announcing her intention to stand in the forthcoming general election.


West Ham United v Everton 

21 Apr

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


Former West Ham footballer Blair Turgott set to appear in court following fraud and money laundering charge 

19 Apr

A former West Ham footballer has been charged with fraud and money laundering.


PARTY 

19 Apr

More than 200 young season tickets holders got to party with West Ham United players at the London Stadium.


General Election 2017. Agent Gray & the Campaign to Win 

18 Apr

This morning I was happily enjoying an Easter holiday sunshine walk in the countryside, when the Chair of West Ham Constituency Labour Party rang my mobile.


Sunderland v West Ham United 

14 Apr

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


West Ham United fans share their memories 

13 Apr

West Ham United fans shared their memories of the club and got to know more about the history in East Ham.


West Ham United fundraiser for charity helping limbless veterans 

12 Apr

Military charity Blesma were invited to watch West Ham’s 1-0 victory over Swansea on Saturday.


West Ham legend backs fight to save sports pitches from development 

11 Apr

WEST HAM legend Sir Trevor Brooking has thrown his support behind a campaign to save sports pitches being turned into houses.


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Events »

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.


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...


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LocalGov »

Newham School Parent Governor complaint procedure 

25 Apr

Response by Newham Borough Council to ismail on 25 April 2017 .


Asset of Community Value Decision 

25 Apr

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Kevin Blowe on 25 April 2017 .


Contracted Housing Related Support Services 

24 Apr

Response by Newham Borough Council to M Makam on 24 April 2017 .


Non Traditional House Types 

24 Apr

Response by Newham Borough Council to Lisa Wilson on 24 April 2017 .


CCTV footage for hit and run 

24 Apr

Response by Newham Borough Council to Dilowar on 24 April 2017 .


Free School Meals for Juniors 

24 Apr

Response by Newham Borough Council to ismail on 24 April 2017 .


Statistics: children’s services social worker workforce 

24 Apr

Follow up sent to Newham Borough Council by Loredana Grigore on 24 April 2017 .


Road Traffice Accident 

22 Apr

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Billy Tran on 22 April 2017 .


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999 »

London Ambulance Service medic honoured at Buckingham Palace 

25 Apr

Tooting born medic Paul Smith, who has dedicated more than forty years of his life to saving Londoners, has been honoured by HM The Queen at a ceremony at Buckingham Palace today (25 April).


Brigade issues water warning after 13 people drown 

24 Apr

Fire chiefs are warning walkers, joggers and anglers to take extra care near canals, rivers and along the Thames as statistics show there have been 13 water related fatalities in London in the last three years...


Drop in at Shadwell fire station for free cycle safety advice 

24 Apr

Cyclists are being offered free road safety advice at Shadwell fire station today (Monday 24 April).


Statement following an incident on Warburton Road, E8. 

17 Apr

Statement following an incident on Warburton Road, E8 on Monday 17 April 2017.


Firefighters attending around 12 London crashes a day 

13 Apr

The Brigade has showcased its road traffic collision capabilities as figures show a 10 per cent rise in crashes attended by the Brigade.


Stock up on medication ahead of the long weekend, warns ambulance service 

12 Apr

As Londoners prepare for the bank holiday break, the capital’s ambulance service is reminding them to check they have enough medication to see them through the long weekend.


Tottenham firefighters save baby at station 

11 Apr

Baby makes full recoverey...


Switch to vaping to reduce fire death risk warns Brigade 

7 Apr

Switching from tobacco to vaping can greatly reduce the risk of dying in a fire according to figures.


Crews carry out exercise in Blackwall Tunnel 

6 Apr

Firefighters from Poplar and East Greenwich fire stations have taken part in a multi-agency exercise in the Blackwall Tunnel organised by Transport for London.


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