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Dash through the snow on a giant East Village slide 

15 Dec

Daredevils can dash down a giant snow hill on a rubber ring for two days only.


Met Police issue advice to protect homes from Christmas burglaries 

14 Dec

The Metropolitan Police is reminding people to protect their homes from burglary during the Christmas period.


Stormzy and Idris Elba play Santa for Newham University Hospital patients 

14 Dec

Two very special Santas paid a visit to Newham University Hospital in the shape of actor Idris Elba and musician Stormzy.


Stratford man denies murder of Plaistow teen Nico Ramsay 

14 Dec

A Stratford man charged with murdering a teenager from Plaistow is set to face trial next year.


c2c trains to roll out new trains with 20 per cent more seats 

14 Dec

Rail operator c2c is to roll out new carriages with more seats and standing room – but it will take up to four years.


Stratford and Ilford men sentenced after admitting their part in £167,000 charity fraud 

14 Dec

A Stratford man has been jailed for three years after admitting fraudulently collecting money for charity.


London Stadium naming rights deal ‘not unreasonable’, Olympic Park boss says 

14 Dec

Obtaining a £4m naming rights deal for the London Stadium is “not unreasonable” despite discussions with two companies falling through, a City Hall committee has heard.


West Ham embroiled in seating dispute with London Stadium owners 

14 Dec

Thousands more fans could watch matches at the London Stadium if a dispute between West Ham and the ground’s owners is resolved, a City Hall committee has heard.


Detectives name two men wanted in connection with Jordan Ajobo killing in North Woolwich 

14 Dec

Detectives are warning the public not to approach two men they want to question about the killing of 21-year-old Jordan Ajobo in North Woolwich.


Toy Appeal: Mayor of Newham ‘delighted’ to continue support 

13 Dec

Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales has added his support to our Christmas Toy Appeal (again).


Newham pupils take part in immersive nativity experience 

13 Dec

Churches across the borough have opened their doors to give primary school pupils an insight into the nativity story.


Royal Docks Community School staff strike over academisation plans 

13 Dec

Staff at Royal Docks Community School have gone on strike today over plans for it to become an academy.


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Hyperlocal »

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 ...


Offshore Forest Gate 

27 Nov

Meticulous work by Private Eye and friends has tracked down over 100,000 properties in the UK owned by companies based in overseas tax havens - usually for tax avoidance purposes.


E7 properties owned by overseas companies 

27 Nov

The Land Registry has recently made public details of foreign-owned UK properties - many of them held by companies in tax havens, where the ultimate owners can hide behind the anonymity that looser company registration regulations in those ...


London Overground set for 24-hour weekend service 

20 Nov

Night Overground Pic: London.


The journey to Forest Gate – (1) Danuta Gradosielska 

18 Nov

This is the first article in an occasional series about how significant members of various immigrant groups first found their way to Forest Gate, and made an impact here, for both the newcomers and the host community.


Silvertown Tunnel: Government asks TfL to look again at air quality 

14 Nov

Transport for London has been asked to reassess the air quality impact of its proposed Silvertown Tunnel after the Department for Transport delayed making a decision on the controversial new road for another six months.


23 Earlham Grove – an insight into the local housing crisis 

8 Nov

This article is by Peter Williams who did empty property work for Newham Council in the mid 1980s, bringing private homes back into use, often through threatening Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs).


Post-Olympic job boom in Hackney 

7 Nov

Employment rates appear to have risen since the 2012 London Olympics Some 25,000 jobs have been created in Hackney since the London 2012 Olympics, according to a new report.


Tres Bon (2) – St Bon’s illustrious alumni 

30 Oct

This is the second of two posts, celebrating St Bonaventure's school 140th anniversary.


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Comment »

Newham’s Red Door Ventures to buy Collective Old Oak 

7 Dec

EGi – News Article – Newham’s Red Door Ventures to buy Collective Old Oak : “The Collective Old Oak is close to being bought by Newham Council’s PRS developer Red Door Ventures.


Not meeting expectations 

5 Dec

By Iain Aitch Those attending Newham’s full council last night (4 December) may have been expecting fireworks, given that the loss of £52m of public funds in the London Stadium debacle had just been confirmed.


The Olympic Stadium Debacle 

4 Dec

Councillor Conor McAuley has written to all members of the council about the Olympic stadium disaster.


Then and now 

4 Dec

Then (January 2011): “Even on the most disastrous figures, even if everything goes wrong, we still make a profit on this.


Gullible 

4 Dec

Newham council on why it decided to invest in the Olympic stadium : “Our decision to invest was based on the entirely reasonable assumption that [Boris Johnson’s] administration carried out its contract negotiations for E20 with due diligence.


Taupe Friday 

30 Nov

Taupe Friday – like Black Friday but more sophisticated! For four days from Friday 1st December, Tax Return by Jim Pollard is available on pre Xmas offer.


Trigger action 

20 Nov

On Saturday afternoon the crowdfunding campaign to challenge the result of last year’s mayoral trigger ballot hit its initial £10,000 target.


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Politicians »

A Christmas Story, East London, 2017 (In one of the richest countries in the World) 

14 Dec

I have just donated £50 to the Magpie Project in Forest Gate in lieu of xmas cards to friends and colleagues.


Stephen marks 200 years of Parkinson’s 

14 Dec

Stephen week joined charity Parkinson’s UK to mark 200 years since Parkinson’s was first recognised as a condition.


West Ham Labour Xmas Campaigning & Events Update 

13 Dec

Dear Member West Ham Labour Party Xmas update Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to an early general election and a Labour Government in 2018 with Jeremy Corbyn as our Prime Minister.


“Let’s build on the brilliant Jo Cox women’s programme with leadership schemes for gay, trans and BAME activists” 

12 Dec

Excellent article by West Ham CLPer, Rohit K Dasgupta, on LabourList today.


West Ham CLP Members Fixed Odd Betting Terminal (FOBT) Consultation – Call for Action 

11 Dec

Dear West Ham Labour Party Member Newham has one of the highest number of betting shops of any London borough with 81 currently in operation, with 12 on one street alone.


London UNISON Regional Finance Convenor Nomination Request 

10 Dec

John Gray Standing for: Regional Finance Convenor Nominations close this Thursday 14 December 2017 5pm I am currently the Regional Finance Convenor, and firmly believe that strong management of our member’s money is the foundation to organising ...


UNISON Housing Associations Labour Link AGM 2017 – Keynote speaker John Healey MP 

9 Dec

Many thanks to John Healey , Labour Member of Parliament for Wentworth and Dearne in South Yorkshire and Shadow Secretary of State for Housing and Planning, for being our keynote speaker at the event which took place in the House of Commons.


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Features »

London’s weekly railway news #231 

15 Dec

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Passengers evacuated from Heathrow Express train London Underground TfL is examining the potential for a tube station at Bricklayers Arms as part of the Bakerloo line extension, Southwark ...


Relationship-based placemaking: a paradigm shift 

14 Dec

In 2016, MELA Social Enterprise published a book called Connections: 12 Approaches to relationship-based placemaking.


Is Wanstead colder? A new mystery 

13 Dec

Does Wanstead have its own microclimate which makes it colder than its surrounding areas? Wanstead’s own weatherman, Scott Whitehead, who tweets as @wansteadmeteo, has blogged saying he has been comparing temperatures since the snow, and found that...


Wheatear update 

12 Dec

Back in 2014 I wrote this post about World Wheatearing – you can read it here.


Our Marketing Intern Olivia Made the News! 

12 Dec

Our Creative and Digital Marketing intern Olivia has made the news.


More Wanstead snow pics 

12 Dec

Even more after the event, but still worth sharing… these from one of our favourite photographers Jennifer Schenck.


Redefining London 

12 Dec

Crossrail, which launches in a year's time, is "a marvel of engineering and state-of-the-art design which will fundamentally transform the lives of Londoners, businesses and visitors".


Wanstead snow pics 

11 Dec

On a wet and windy Monday morning, Wanstead’s brief snowfest seems like a distant memory.


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Local sport »

Christmas Timetables 

11 Dec

Don’t get caught out! Remember to check the revised timetables … NUEL LACACS...


Ultras being banned by other clubs 

9 Dec

Ahead of the recent London Senior Cup match, the hosts, Metropolitan Police FC issued a notice to say that the match was only open to home team fans.


HARLOW 1st XV 41 – 24 EAST LONDON 1st XV 

6 Dec

Fight back cannot prevent Cup exit...


EAST LONDON RFC SUPPORTS RAINBOW LACES CAMPAIGN 

6 Dec

Players stand up to homophobia in sport...


CLACTON 1st XV 17 – 24 EAST LONDON 1st XV 

6 Dec

Away win by the seaside...


SOUTH WOODHAM FERRERS 2nd XV 12 – 24 EAST LONDON WYVERNS 2nd XV 

6 Dec

Top performance ensures 2nd XV Cup success...


EAST LONDON LAUNCHES CLUB MASCOT SCHEME 

6 Dec

Boost for Newham Knights youngsters...


EAST LONDON 1st XV 25 – 27 BRAINTREE 1st XV 

6 Dec

Missed opportunities prove costly...


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West Ham FC »

West Ham embroiled in seating dispute with London Stadium owners 

14 Dec

Thousands more fans could watch matches at the London Stadium if a dispute between West Ham and the ground’s owners is resolved, a City Hall committee has heard.


West Ham Labour Xmas Campaigning & Events Update 

13 Dec

Dear Member West Ham Labour Party Xmas update Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Looking forward to an early general election and a Labour Government in 2018 with Jeremy Corbyn as our Prime Minister.


“Let’s build on the brilliant Jo Cox women’s programme with leadership schemes for gay, trans and BAME activists” 

12 Dec

Excellent article by West Ham CLPer, Rohit K Dasgupta, on LabourList today.


West Ham: Why has London Stadium move been so problematic? 

12 Dec

It was supposed to take them to the next level but West Ham have struggled since their London Stadium move.


West Ham United v Arsenal 

12 Dec

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


West Ham CLP Members Fixed Odd Betting Terminal (FOBT) Consultation – Call for Action 

11 Dec

Dear West Ham Labour Party Member Newham has one of the highest number of betting shops of any London borough with 81 currently in operation, with 12 on one street alone.


West Ham Ward Councillor Report 7 December 2017 

7 Dec

Councillor Report to Ward 7 December 2017 WEST HAM WARD LABOUR PARTY tel: 0203 373 2615 or email John.


West Ham United v Chelsea 

7 Dec

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


West Ham players spread Christmas cheer at Newham University Hospital 

7 Dec

West Ham players spread some Christmas cheer yesterday by paying a visit to sick children in Newham University Hospital and handing out festive gifts.


West Ham to pay all workers the Living Wage of £10.20 an hour 

5 Dec

West Ham has become the third Premier League football club to pay its workers the Living Wage.


West Ham and Sporting Lisbon resolve William Carvalho dispute 

5 Dec

West Ham say the dispute with Sporting Lisbon over their pursuit of William Carvalho has now been resolved.


Toy Appeal: MP sets off from Westminster to West Ham to donate 

5 Dec

East Ham MP Stephen Timms chequed in at Canning Town to donate to the Toy Appeal.


Minutes published: Meeting of Monday, 4th December, 2017 12.15 pm, West Ham Park Committee 

4 Dec

West Ham Park Committee: Monday, 4th December, 2017 12.15 pm...


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Events »

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...


Features: The Hartlepool Monkey: How a set can tell its own story 

14 Sep

The show opens in Stratford ahead of a UK tour...


World Taekwondo Grand Prix and World Para Taekwondo Championships at Copper Box Arena 

4 Sep

Taekwondo returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with four days of world-class action.


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LocalGov »

Planning Prosecutions statistics for Newham Council 

14 Dec

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by A Moss on 14 December 2017 .


Implementation 

13 Dec

Request to Newham Borough Council by Jacob Krendel .


London Stadium – Free WHUFC Match Tickets – Local Residents 

13 Dec

Response by Newham Borough Council to Paul Turner on 13 December 2017 .


Temporary Accommodation – Nightly Rates 

12 Dec

Response by Newham Borough Council to niilesh bhalanee on 12 December 2017 .


Use of Body Worn Video 

12 Dec

Response by Newham Borough Council to Emily Mcghie on 12 December 2017 .


Information on Emergency Planning procedures used at Newham Borough Council 

12 Dec

Response by Newham Borough Council to Daniel Watson on 12 December 2017 .


London Stadium Safety Advisory Group Meeting Minutes – October 21st to December 6th 2017 

12 Dec

Response by Newham Borough Council to Paul Turner on 12 December 2017 .


Temporary Accommodation – Nightly Rates 

12 Dec

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by niilesh bhalanee on 12 December 2017 .


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999 »

Extra ambulance crews on duty as Service braces itself for ‘mad Friday’ 

15 Dec

Ambulance crews and control room staff are expecting to respond to 43 per cent more alcohol related incidents this Friday (15 December) on what is expected to be one of the busiest party nights of the year.


Archbishop praises ambulance service after ‘year of atrocities’ 

13 Dec

The Archbishop of Canterbury Justin Welby visited ambulance crews today (13 December) to hear their experiences following this year’s terrorist attacks.


Brigade urges high rise landlords to do more to protect their vulnerable residents from fire 

8 Dec

The call comes as Waltham Forest Council pledges to install sprinklers in all 61 of its high priority blocks...


Police award brave ambulance man 

5 Dec

The medic who took charge of the ambulance response at the London Bridge terror attack as gun shots were fired, has been commended for his bravery.


Over 1,300 years serving London 

29 Nov

Ambulance crews, control room and support staff were recognised on Thursday (23 November) at a special ceremony to celebrate more than 1,300 years’ of caring for the capital.


Spate of heater fires sparks safety warning from firefighters 

29 Nov

As cold snap takes hold and three serious fires caused by heaters, Brigade issues an electric heater warning.


Acid attack demo to encourage businesses to develop response plans 

24 Nov

A realistic multi-agency exercise was staged to make London’s business owners understand the dangers of an acid attack at their premises...


Croydon residents invited to public exhibition on new firefighter training centre 

21 Nov

The Brigade is inviting local residents and stakeholders to a public exhibition on proposals to redevelop the training centre at Croydon Fire Station.


Call for motorists to slow down following 40% rise in attendance at road traffic collisions 

20 Nov

In Road Safety Week, we are urging motorists to drive more carefully...


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