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Pedestrians wrestle knife from teenager after man stabbed in street 

19 Aug

A group of brave pedestrians were filmed grabbing a knife from a teenager after a man was allegedly stabbed in the street in broad daylight.


Teenagers arrested after group of men stabbed on night out in Manchester 

18 Aug

Three teenagers have been arrested after three men were stabbed in the early hours after a night out in Manchester.


Man, 31, with dementia marries love of his life while he can still remember it 

18 Aug

A 31-year-old dementia sufferer has married the love of his life before the disease robs him of the memory.


Body found in search for missing schoolgirl, 17, on remote Scottish island 

17 Aug

A body has been found in the search for a missing 17-year-old schoolgirl who disappeared in the Outer Hebrides.


Newham police escape: Cheering onlookers condemned 

17 Aug

Footage of a man injuring police in Newham on Thursday has been widely shared on social media.


Family and friends of Isla Caton celebrate her birthday before she goes to Spain for specialist treatment 

17 Aug

The friends and family of three-year-old Isla Caton - who has a rare form of cancer - held a special early birthday party for her before she leaves to go for specialist treatment in Barcelona.


Two men arrested after allegedly threatening police with gun in Manor Park 

17 Aug

Two men have been arrested after allegedly assaulting two police officers and threatening them with a gun in Manor Park.


West Ham United v Bournemouth 

17 Aug

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


Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Cloudier with a chance of rain 

17 Aug

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


Missing 82-year-old with dementia from Wembley has links to Romford, Brent and Stratford 

17 Aug

Police are trying to find Rachael Joseph who has been missing since yesterday afternoon.


Man injured in road accident outside East Ham Underground station 

17 Aug

A man was badly injured on the main road outside East Ham Underground station late last night.


Carabao Cup second-round draw: West Ham to visit League One AFC Wimbledon 

16 Aug

West Ham United will visit League One side AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the Carabao Cup.


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Hyperlocal »

Edwardian postcards of the Woodgrange estate 

18 Aug

The Edwardian era (1901 - 1910) witnessed a boom in the use of picture postcards as 'social media', in the days before the introduction of domestic telephones.


ELL’s Secret Gardens 

15 Aug

Everyone knows there are some brilliant parks across the capital, but hopefully, this list will point you in the direction of some less explored green spaces right on your doorstep.


“Save the Forest!” Forest Gate and the campaign for Epping Forest 

8 Aug

by local historian, Mark Gorman - celebrating the 140th anniversary of the Epping Forest Act and highlighting the role of ordinary east Londoners in rescuing the forest from destruction.


Kenney Jones in E7 – Now and Then! 

26 Jul

Kenney Jones, one- time drummer of The Small Faces, The Faces and The Who, last week returned to his east end roots and performed at the Wanstead Tap, where he discussed his autobiography, Let The Good Times Roll , with rock journalist Paolo Hewitt, ...


Bonallack’s – coach-builders of Forest Gate 

18 Jul

This site has previously featured manufacturing based in Forest Gate, notably bicycles and the many workshops in the area a hundred years ago.


NHS at 70 (2) – current state of services in E7 

10 Jul

In 2016 we published details of GP surgeries in E7, and how they were rated by their patients (see here ).


NHS at 70 (1): History of the Forest Gate Maternity Hospital 

1 Jul

This is the first of two articles celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS, 5 July 2018 - recording the history of its largest local presence.


Archibald Cameron Corbett – the man and his houses -synopsis of film 

21 Jun

We have written extensively before about Forest Gate's Woodgrange estate and the builder behind it, Archibald Cameron Corbett (see here , here and here ).


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.


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Comment »

Parting gift 

12 Jul

My thanks to the eagle-eyed reader who spotted that Douglas Trainer was paid £75,350.00 as “Compensation for loss of employment” when he left Newham Council in March.


Waiting for the train 

25 Jun

Picture from Global Rail News Press release from the the Barking – Gospel Oak Rail User Group on the delayed introduction of new trains on the GOBLIN: Transport for London (TfL) staged a ‘launch event’ for a new train last week, but no sooner ...


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 ...


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Politicians »

21 floor “walkabout” Brassett Point 

19 Aug

On Friday I went on a "walkabout" with residents and Newham Housing officers from the top to the bottom of Brassett Point in my ward.


Mears Cat Action August 2018 

17 Aug

Mears Cats Action Aug 2018_ from Hero Austin on Vimeo .


“Shocking picture shows Jeremy Corbyn with extremist leader of rogue island nation” 

16 Aug

"A shocking new picture has emerged of Jeremy Corbyn appearing to converse with the extremist leader of a rogue island nation that sells weapons to Israel, Saudi Arabia and Syria.


Site visit and residents meeting – 10 Victoria Street 

16 Aug

Following a visit to residents homes with officers from Newham Council I spoke yesterday at a lively but constructive residents meeting in Stratford Library.


Newham Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz reflects on her first 100 days in office 

15 Aug

"Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz reflects on her first 100 days in office and pledges to continue to drive the change that Newham needs and for the benefit of all...


If a Police Officer can have his pension scammed then is anyone safe under Tory “Pension freedoms” ? 

14 Aug

Check out this BBC report about a serving Police Officer who was cheated out of his pension but managed to win £135,000 compensation from the Ombudsman for his fund's failure to properly warn him about risks.


Being Scrutinised at Scrunty 

13 Aug

Recently as Cabinet member for Housing Services I was called to answer questions by the Newham Overview and Scrutiny Committee .


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Features »

The sound of music 

19 Aug

There will be plenty of live music as part of the Wanstead Fringe, including the acoustic night featuring local performers, and the return of Wanstead High School musical pupils showing what they can do.


Job opportunity 

19 Aug

La Bakerie, formerly Nice Croissant, is looking for a bakery/cafe manager.


In the garden: how our community gardening sessions work 

18 Aug

We’ve had a number of people ask us at our Triangle Market events how the garden works.


Market, garden: our third Triangle Market at Abbey Gardens 

18 Aug

Goodies galore, colourful crafts, delicious food, history, poetry and live music from Natasha Kirke  – our third Triangle Market at Abbey Gardens has been full of wonderful things.


Do you think they SAURUS? 

18 Aug

The #dlr_blog is focused on events happening around the North Woolwich area of London’s Royal Docks in Newham and for the last three years there have been summer community festivals that have included various public art performances that started ...


The pigeon is landing 

18 Aug

It’s nearly time again for the Wanstead Fringe – a marvellous week-long cultural celebration which all started right here on Wansteadium six years ago.


The night tube delivers bigger boost than expected to London’s economy 

17 Aug

The night tube launched on 19th August 2016, three years after it was announced by Boris Johnson, and the expected boost to the London economy is now thought to be higher than originally expected.


Local history and people’s poetry: free activities on Saturday 18 August 

16 Aug

Local history session Saturday 18 August 1pm – 2pm – help start a local history society Hear about local history in the setting of Abbey Gardens, which is itself a historical site containing the ruin of the Stratford Langthorne Abbey Gatehouse.


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Local sport »

LADIES CAN GIVE RUGBY A TRY 

13 Aug

Unleash your Inner Warrior...


FA Cup Woodbridge Town Challenge 

12 Aug

The Tons started its 2018 FA Cup campaign on Saturday 11 August 2018 with a hard fought match against Woodbridge Town FC, who play in the Premier Division of the Thurlow Nunn League.


Tons starts season with a win 

5 Aug

We are told that the current English weather is hotter than Jamaica.


NEW HEAD COACH HAS HIGH HOPES FOR SEASON 

5 Aug

Consistency and fitness are benchmark for 2018/19 campaign...


EAST LONDON RFC SUPPORTS TOWNSHIP PROJECT 

5 Aug

Club joins England stars to boost South Africa aid work...


EAST LONDON BEATEN BY A LAST MINUTE BREAKAWAY TRY 

23 Jul

Losing 32-19 to the 1st Battalion Rifles was a massive performance RESPECT was well earned by the LONDONERS...


Season kicks off with local rivals Tower Hamlets 

20 Jul

The first Essex Senior League match of the 2018-19 season kicks off with a home match against Tower Hamlets FC on Saturday 4 August 2018.


Second pre-season friendly goes to Buckhurst Hill 

19 Jul

On a hot sunny evening in Essex, Clapton F.


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West Ham FC »

West Ham United v Bournemouth 

17 Aug

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


Carabao Cup second-round draw: West Ham to visit League One AFC Wimbledon 

16 Aug

West Ham United will visit League One side AFC Wimbledon in the second round of the Carabao Cup.


West Ham willing to pay up to £380,000 to change pitch surround colour to claret 

16 Aug

West Ham are willing to pay up to £380,000 to change the colour of the cover around their pitch at London Stadium to claret.


Sam Byram: West Ham defender joins Nottingham Forest on loan 

10 Aug

Championship side Nottingham Forest sign West Ham defender Sam Byram on a season-long loan deal.


Liverpool v West Ham United 

10 Aug

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


Family fun day in West Ham aims to raise £2,000 for sickle cell awareness 

10 Aug

A family fun day to raise awareness of sickle cells is taking place in West Ham.


Kate Longhurst: West Ham United Women sign former Liverpool midfielder 

9 Aug

Former Liverpool midfielder Kate Longhurst signs for West Ham United Women on an undisclosed-length contract.


Lucas Perez: West Ham sign Spanish striker from Arsenal 

9 Aug

West Ham sign Spanish striker Lucas Perez from Arsenal for a reported fee of £4m, making him their ninth summer signing.


Jordan Hugill: West Ham striker joins Middlesbrough on loan 

8 Aug

Championship side Middlesbrough sign West Ham striker Jordan Hugill on a season-long loan deal.


Lucas Perez: West Ham close to signing of Arsenal’s Spanish forward 

6 Aug

West Ham are close to signing Arsenal's Spanish forward Lucas Perez - who is set to be Manuel Pellegrini's ninth summer signing.


West Ham Ladies sign Swiss striker 

6 Aug

Women's Super League newcomers West Ham Ladies sign teenage Swiss forward Alisha Lehmann.


Ria Percival: West Ham Women sign FC Basel defender 

3 Aug

West Ham United Women sign FC Basel full back Ria Percival ahead of their first season in the Women's Super League.


Cheikhou Kouyate: Crystal Palace sign midfielder from West Ham 

1 Aug

Crystal Palace sign midfielder Cheikhou Kouyate from Premier League rivals West Ham on a four-year deal for an undisclosed fee.


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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 »

Dumped rubbish, 17th August 

17 Aug

People are dumping rubbish and it is not getting cleared.


Exempt Accommodation 

16 Aug

Response by Newham Borough Council to Sarah McKimm-Sandford on 16 August 2018 .


Payments in respect of references 

16 Aug

Response by Newham Borough Council to David Hanson on 16 August 2018 .


Resident Permit renewal notice 

16 Aug

Response by Newham Borough Council to Mr M Y Abdul on 16 August 2018 .


Correspondence 

15 Aug

Response by Newham Borough Council to Mary Peterson on 15 August 2018 .


Morrisons store in Canning Town – latest update needed 

14 Aug

Response by Newham Borough Council to Sarah Khan on 14 August 2018 .


Organisational Structure Chart for Adult Social Care & Public Health Directorates 

14 Aug

Response by Newham Borough Council to James on 14 August 2018 .


Reimbursed court costs for Council Tax Liability Orders 

13 Aug

Response by Newham Borough Council to Burt Williams on 13 August 2018 .


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999 »

Lethal product design flaws still need to be addressed two years after large west London blaze 

17 Aug

The major fire at Shepherds Court in west London in August 2016 was caused by a tumble dryer and destroyed five homes...


Cladding ban only one part of building safety, warns Brigade 

14 Aug

London Fire Brigade has written to the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) regarding the ban on combustible materials being used on building exteriors...


Brigade’s consultation response on Dame Judith Hackitt’s full independent review of building regulations and fire safety 

14 Aug

Our submission outlined the numerous ways that building regulations and fire safety system is currently broken...


New Government product safety strategy doesn’t address lethal design flaws 

10 Aug

The first strategy for the Office for Product Safety and Standards (OPSS), published today, covers key areas the Brigade has spent years lobbying for as part of its Total Recalls campaign.


Brigade gives Government bad school report as school fires increase and sprinklers 

31 Jul

We're campaigning for sprinklers in schools.


Brigade calls for urgent BBQ ban to prevent grass fires 

26 Jul

London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton has written to all London councils requesting a temporary BBQ ban in public parks...


Teach children how to dial 999 this summer urges London Fire Brigade 

25 Jul

There was a delay calling 999 in 2 out of 5 house and flat fires in the capital according to the latest Fire Facts report by London Fire Brigade.


Fire station ‘tea boy’ turned fire commander retires after 31 years of service 

24 Jul

Tower Hamlets Borough Commander Steve Dudeney began his career aged 14 making tea for crews at Poplar Fire Station...


Record numbers of grass fires put lives at risk 

24 Jul

London Fire Brigade said ‘careless and reckless’ members of the public are putting lives at risk by causing record numbers of grass fires during the heatwave.


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