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Children sold corrosive substances in Newham despite voluntary crackdown 

25 Feb

Undercover investigation reveals children were able to buy bleach with no checks from some shops.


DSEI arms fair: Charges dropped against further seven protesters 

23 Feb

Charges against seven protesters who demonstrated against one of the world’s largest arms fairs at the ExCeL have been dropped.


DLR owners praised for their work on mental health 

23 Feb

The company which runs the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) has been recognised for its specialist mental health service.


Actress Sally Phillips stunned by mum’s abortion story during UEL visit 

23 Feb

Bridget Jones star Sally Phillips was stunned during a visit to the University of East London when she heard how a woman was given 15 minutes to decide whether to abort one of her unborn twins at risk of Down’s syndrome.


Jose Fonte: West Ham defender agrees deal to join Dalian Yifang for £5m 

23 Feb

West Ham agree deal to sell Jose Fonte to Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang for around £5m.


Olympic Park to lose over £30m each year, says mayor’s draft budget 

23 Feb

The Olympic Park is forecast to lose over £30 million for each of the next four years, according to mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s draft budget proposals.


Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: It will be cold, but will there be snow? 

23 Feb

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.


Man charged in connection with Shoreditch rape 

23 Feb

A man has been charged in connection with a rape in Shoreditch on Saturday.


Mayor of London Sadiq Khan includes £110 million extra funding for the Met in 2018/19 budget 

23 Feb

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan could hand the Met a £110 million funding boost for next year if his 2018/19 budget is approved by the London Assembly.


Liverpool v West Ham United 

23 Feb

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


Jury sent out in trial of Barking and Newham men accused of plotting terror attack 

23 Feb

A jury has retired in the trial of an alleged Islamic State-inspired teacher accused of attempting to groom children as he plotted terror attacks across London.


Jailed: Forest Gate man, 19, who launched random attack on 61-year-old rail passenger 

23 Feb

A Forest Gate man has been sentenced to six months in prison for a “random attack” on a man at Leigh-on-Sea railway station.


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Hyperlocal »

Street guide to E7 food hygiene ratings – 2018 

17 Feb

This is our 2018 summary of the food ratings awarded to almost 200 Forest Gate food retailers, restaurants and hotels, by Newham Council's inspectorate - working to Food Safety Agency guidelines.


Who lived in Claremont Road in 1891? the census returns 

7 Feb

We've written, here , before about the inhabitants of Claremont Road in 1881 - the first census taken after the start of construction of the Woodgrange estate.


Campaigners petition London Mayor in last-ditch effort to stop bulldozing of Hackney Wick artists’ building 

30 Jan

Vittoria Wharf Pic: SaveHackneyWick More than 10,000 people have signed a petition in a final bid to stop the demolition of a Victorian warehouse, which provided affordable workspace for artists in east London, to make way for two new bridges.


Donald Hunter House, Woodgrange Road. 

27 Jan

Local historian and housing specialist, Peter Williams, relates the interesting story behind one of Forest Gate's most prominent land marks: Donald Hunter House.


Claremont Road temporary WW2 fire station 

18 Jan

During research for a book on West Ham Fire Brigade, it emerged that a temporary WW2 fire station had been constructed on Claremont Road, Forest Gate.


The criminal landlords of Forest Gate named and shamed 

7 Jan

The Mayor of London and London Assembly have recently published a list of private sector housing landlords and agents convicted of crimes related to the management of properties they own and rent, and their failure to comply with legislation aimed at...


A survivor’s tale – 1889 Forest Gate Industrial School Fire 

1 Jan

It is always a great delight to get feedback on articles that appear on this website - particularly from families of people whose stories are affected.


Paul Romane’s Upper Cut exhibition – for the record 

20 Dec

Forest Gate Arts' stalwart, Paul Romane, recently curated an excellent exhibition on the Upper Cut club, fifty years after its brief sojourn in Forest Gate, as part of the second council Heritage Week programme.


News In Brief 

14 Dec

Lewisham near bottom of national recycling rates table By Khalid Azizuddin Pic: Joshua Thorpe Lewisham was ranked in the bottom three of all local councils in England for recycling, coming in at number 348 out of 350 councils.


Unique photo and details of Earlham Grove V2 attacks 

12 Dec

We have just acquired a fascinating, captioned, photo from e.


“Barbaric” robbers who burnt victims’ faces with ammonia jailed 

11 Dec

Joshua Jordan and Sadik Kamara.


Samuel Gurney (1786 – 1856) – Forest Gate’s most influential resident 

4 Dec

We have written, in passing, frequently about Samuel Gurney - who has probably been Forest Gate's most influential (both locally and nationally) resident.


Tory mayoral candidate campaign to re-classify south Lewisham stations into cheaper zone 

1 Dec

Ross Archer, the Conservative Candidate for Lewisham Mayor 2018 Pic: Ross Archer A campaign to re-zone several railway stations in the southern part of Lewisham has been launched by the Conservative candidate for the borough Mayoral elections next ...


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Comment »

Hustings 

24 Feb

Details of the mayoral selection hustings have been announced: Dear member, As part of the process to select Labour’s candidate for Mayor of Newham, we will be holding two hustings meetings for you to hear from the candidates and ask them questions.


Generous to a fault 

24 Feb

By Alan Combe If he fails to win the nomination this year, Sir Robin will miss the hospitality almost as much as wearing the mayoral collar.


Head to head 

21 Feb

Out with old, in with the new? The Labour Party has written to local members to confirm the shortlist for the mayoral selection: Last night, the selections panel for the process to select Labour’s candidate for Mayor of Newham interviewed ...


And another one 

17 Feb

This time it’s Cllr Frances Clarke: Dear All I have decided not to stand again as a councillor.


Standing down 

17 Feb

Beckton Cllr David Christie is standing down.


Banner headlines 

15 Feb

Just as the open selection for Labour’s mayoral candidate is about to get underway, the council has seen fit to install a series of new banners across the borough.


Over and out? 

15 Feb

Councillor Forhad Hussain is not seeking re-selection as a candidate for the elections in May.


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Politicians »

Re-selected as West Ham Labour (& future Co-operative Party) Councillor Candidate 2018 

24 Feb

I am very pleased that I was reselected today as a Labour Party candidate for the local elections in May 2018 for West Ham ward in Newham, London.


On the “dog & bone” 4 Rokhsana 4 Mayor 

23 Feb

I love this picture from the telephone bank tonight of Newham Labour Party members supporting the selection of Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz as the Labour Party candidate to be our next Directly Elected Mayor.


Ian Henderson on the Grenville Fire & Why Labour Needs to Win in Kensington & Chelsea in May 

22 Feb

Arrived late @WestHamLabour General Committee.


“Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz promises council transparency and affordable housing if elected as Newham mayor” 

21 Feb

Newham Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz was selected last night by a Labour Party interview panel comprising West and East Ham CLP Executive Officers and London Labour Board members as the only candidate to take on long time incumbent, Robin Wales, to be our...


Planning Battle Won for More Social Housing (War continues) 

20 Feb

I was really proud tonight of West Ham Ward residents who objected, organised and worked hard to oppose a planning application that would have robbed local people and the homeless of chance of homes at an "affordable" or social rent.


EXCLUSIVE: Sir Robin Wales challenges critics and claims trigger ballot ‘fix’ against him as re-selection contest looms 

19 Feb

Blimey, is this supposed to be an Alan "Olive Branch" to the community? Since nearly all the young, talented (and mostly female) Newham Councillors are now standing down - I think this is just a little late...


25% so-called “Affordable” Housing is not enough! West Ham Branch Labour Canvass & Petition about former Ford Car showrooms development. 

18 Feb

Picture collage from last Sunday when I was with Cllr John Whitworth and a West Ham CLP Labour team campaigning in my ward, West Ham.


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Features »

London’s weekly railway news #241 

23 Feb

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… 22 photos of the new Thameslink Train London Underground A 78-year-old woman was seriously injured when she was dragged into a tunnel by a London Underground train.


The Abbey Gardens AGM 

22 Feb

Our Annual General Meeting will be on  Saturday 3 March, 2-4pm at The Bowling Club, Stratford Park, London E15 .


The Nightingale: This really doesn’t look good 

20 Feb

After a few months in which it looked like the Nightingale Pub could be saved from closure, it appears the attempt has not succeeded.


Wanstead watercolour, V 

20 Feb

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Happy P&D-Day, everyone 

19 Feb

After years of debates, false starts, U-turns, consultations and planning, today is the day that Pay and Display comes to Wanstead High Street, along with the introduction of residents only parking on many streets.


The Emirates Water Line 

18 Feb

The Emirates Water Line experience Take to the water on London's only vehicle ferry and enjoy a truly unique experience in east London.


Friends fly the flag at St Gabriel’s 

17 Feb

The Friends of Wanstead Parklands had a stall at today's (17 February 2018) coffee morning in St Gabriel's Church, Aldersbrook.


In which my new camera is broken 

17 Feb

I went out birding today.


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Local sport »

Lion Cubs defeat the Pioneers 

13 Feb

On Saturday, Our U14 basketball girls’ team had a game against Greenhouse Pioneers.


EAST LONDON 1st XV 33 – CAMPION 1st XV 19 

6 Feb

Skipper's hat-trick as home side dominate...


COACH DRIVER FRANK IS UNLIKELY DEBUTANT 

6 Feb

Cheers for new recruit...


EAST LONDON 1st XV 29 – UPMINSTER 1st XV 48 

6 Feb

Visitors take the spoils in absorbing contest...


U14 Premier Boys complete Weekend Local Double 

22 Jan

Saturday 20th January 2018 Baltic Stars vs Youngbloods Lions An eagerly anticipated game between teams based in Newham took place today at School 21 and it did not disappoint.


U18 Premier Men win East v West London Battle 

22 Jan

Aaron and Simon paired well at the beginning of the game demonstrating great teamwork with the boys very sluggish to begin the game.


U14 Girls Travel to Ipswich, Win on the Road 

22 Jan

Another good win by the Youngblood’s Lion Cubs this week against Ipswich.


Beckton parkrun #298 20.01.18 

21 Jan

64 runners braved the mud and rain at Beckton today.


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West Ham FC »

Re-selected as West Ham Labour (& future Co-operative Party) Councillor Candidate 2018 

24 Feb

I am very pleased that I was reselected today as a Labour Party candidate for the local elections in May 2018 for West Ham ward in Newham, London.


Jose Fonte: West Ham defender agrees deal to join Dalian Yifang for £5m 

23 Feb

West Ham agree deal to sell Jose Fonte to Chinese Super League club Dalian Yifang for around £5m.


Liverpool v West Ham United 

23 Feb

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


West Ham United to visit Dagenham & Redbridge in fundraising friendly 

22 Feb

West Ham United will play a friendly at Dagenham & Redbridge in March to help the financially troubled National League club.


Jury discharged in trial of ex-West Ham footballer accused of gambling using stolen card 

21 Feb

The jury trying a former West Ham footballer accused of gambling £16,000 using a pensioner’s stolen credit card has been discharged after failing to reach verdicts.


West Ham MP Lyn Brown urges Labour voters to make up their own minds in mayoral candidate vote 

21 Feb

Lyn Brown has praised mayoral hopeful Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz but encouraged Labour members to make up their own minds about to who to vote for as the party’s candidate.


Councillors approve 3,800-home development in West Ham 

21 Feb

Plans to build 3,800 homes on the site of a former Parcelforce depot have been unanimously approved by councillors.


Planning Battle Won for More Social Housing (War continues) 

20 Feb

I was really proud tonight of West Ham Ward residents who objected, organised and worked hard to oppose a planning application that would have robbed local people and the homeless of chance of homes at an "affordable" or social rent.


West Ham: Premier League club charged over anti-doping breach 

20 Feb

West Ham are charged by the Football Association over a breach of anti-doping regulations.


Former West Ham footballer ‘gambled £16,000 at casino using stolen card’, court hears 

19 Feb

A former West Ham footballer gambled £16,000 at a Mayfair casino using a stolen card, a court has heard.


25% so-called “Affordable” Housing is not enough! West Ham Branch Labour Canvass & Petition about former Ford Car showrooms development. 

18 Feb

Picture collage from last Sunday when I was with Cllr John Whitworth and a West Ham CLP Labour team campaigning in my ward, West Ham.


Vicar caught on camera ‘watching porn, sniffing cocaine, and using a crack pipe’ 

18 Feb

Stennett Kirby Credit: West Ham Parish Church A Church of England vicar has allegedly been caught on camera appearing to smoke crack, snort cocaine and watch porn.


Newham Councillor Selection Meetings – East Ham 17/18 Feb & West Ham 24/25 Feb 

15 Feb

East Ham 17/18 February at East Ham Town Hall, 328 Barking Road, London E6 2RP Ward Name AWS Day Date Time Manor Park 1 Saturday 17-Feb-18 10.30am Little Ilford 1 Saturday 17-Feb-18


Arcadia 10th Anniversary Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

12 Dec

Be wowed by Arcadia's pyrotechnics and acrobatics set to dance music, in two mesmerising shows.


Review: Review: Rapunzel (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

12 Dec

Theatre Royal Stratford East's pantomime stars regular Michael Bertenshaw...


Features: Harlem Guys and Dolls, Menier’s Barnum and more in this week’s top openings 

4 Dec

Stratford East's panto returns and Sally Cookson takes us into Narnia...


★★★★ Binaural Dinner Date at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

19 Nov

Binaural Dinner Date ★★★★ Theatre Royal Stratford East 16 November – 3 December | Times Vary | £10 Book Tickets ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ Leading immersive and digital theatre masters ZU-UK, in their latest production...


Review: Review: Reasons to be Cheerful (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

26 Oct

Graeae's touring production, featuring the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East...


Theatre News: Cast announced for Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Rapunzel 

20 Oct

The pantomime will be directed by the venue's associate director Pooja Ghai...


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LocalGov »

Awful condition of pavement, 24th February 

24 Feb

Pavement starting from number 2 Southend road on the resident houses side is in a disgusting condition, holes, uneven to walk, patchy.


Council tenancy fraud 

23 Feb

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Mr.


Dangerous manhole cover, 22nd February 

22 Feb

No optiin for manhole cover Loose and rocking, urgent repair required Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Woolwich Manor Way, E6 Report on FixMyStreet...


Obstruction in Carriageway – A13 Westwards, 20th February 

20 Feb

Obstruction (large sheet of plywood approx 6’ x 4’) in carriageway of A13 Westwards, in Lane 2, just before Freemasons Road junction.


Paper costs and carbon footprint reduction targets 

20 Feb

Response by Newham Borough Council to A R Shaw on 20 February 2018 .


Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered 

20 Feb

Response by Newham Borough Council to KNorman on 20 February 2018 .


FOI responses 

19 Feb

Response by Newham Borough Council to Mr Blaktoof on 19 February 2018 .


Sir Robin Wales: Funding for North Korean Style Posters 

19 Feb

Response by Newham Borough Council to Hugh Barnard on 19 February 2018 .


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999 »

London Fire Cadet fulfils lifelong dream to become Brigade firefighter 

23 Feb

A former London Fire Cadet has risen through the ranks to officially become a firefighter serving in the capital.


Chinese new year safety warning 

15 Feb

Around six fires a week caused candles, incense sticks and fireworks...


London Fire Brigade training exercise at Barbican Estate 

14 Feb

Firefighters will be undertaking a training exercise at the Barbican Estate in the City...


Celebrate Pancake Day without disaster with the Brigade’s cooking safety tips 

13 Feb

The Brigade is urging people to take care while cooking their pancakes this Shrove Tuesday...


Brigade raises concern over flammable skin products 

12 Feb

Skin products contain highly flammable ingredients...


Innovative healthcare service is transforming emergency care in the community 

8 Feb

Patients are getting specialist emergency treatment quickly and avoiding trips to hospital thanks to an innovative service launched in East London.


Firefighters’ marathon effort for Grenfell survivors 

8 Feb

18 firefighters raising money for Grenfell community and Firefighters Charity...


Firefighters issue blaze warning for ‘coldest week of winter’ 

7 Feb

Firefighters concerned over rise in fires during cold snap...


Woman escapes faulty tumble dryer fire 

5 Feb

A woman who escaped a devastating fire in her flat caused by a faulty tumble dryer says she’s shocked Londoners aren’t always alerted when they have dangerous faulty white goods in their homes...


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