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Filmmaker seeks Custom House tower block explosion survivors 

24 Feb

Marrying and moving into your first home together is a dream come true for many, but for one young family the dream turned into a nightmare.


Newham College students enjoy working in Paris and Seville 

24 Feb

Scores of Newham College students have been gaining work experience in Paris and Seville.


School and new station links planned as part of 3,800-home West Ham development 

24 Feb

Details about a 3,800-home development close to West Ham station have been revealed as part of a public exhibition.


Changes to Newham Council’s cabinet and mayoral advisors announced 

24 Feb

Newham Council’s leadership team is taking on a different look following a cabinet reshuffle.


University of East London opens state-of-the art sports science laboratory 

24 Feb

A new state-of-the art sports science laboratory has opened at the University of East London.


Man charged after knife and drugs found in East Ham 

24 Feb

A man has been charged with being in possession of cannabis and a knife following a search of a car in East Ham.


Student rescues escaped dog in Forest Gate 

24 Feb

A caring student has helped reunite a dog with its owner after finding the escaped pet on his way to school.


How well do you know Newham’s famous faces? Try our quiz to find out 

24 Feb

Whether you a reality TV fan or a sports whiz, why not put your knowledge to the test.


Watford v West Ham United 

24 Feb

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


Four guns found at an address in Forest Gate 

24 Feb

Police have seized four guns at an address in Forest Gate.


Workplace and TfL promote apprenticeships for Newham residents 

24 Feb

Apprenticeships at Transport for London (TfL) were promoted at an event at Westfield Stratford City held in cooperation with Newham Council’s Workplace service.


Man stabbed in East Ham 

24 Feb

A man in his thirties was stabbed last night.


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Hyperlocal »

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.


Community Links partners with Catch22 

8 Feb

The partnership sees Community Links continuing to operate with its own identity, a board of trustees, premises and charity number.


Community Links partners with Catch22 

8 Feb

The partnership sees Community Links continuing to operate with its own identity, a board of trustees, premises and charity number.


Bakerloo line extension edges closer 

6 Feb

Elephant Castle tube station, where the Bakerloo line currently ends.


Forest Gate’s first Polish community 

5 Feb

The Polish Educational Society in Forest Gate was formed siixty years ago - in November 1956 - and became the first Polish organisation in East London.


Community Links to deliver What Works Fund project 

31 Jan

Projects across the UK will receive new funding from the Money Advice Service, helping tens of thousands of people manage their money better.


Godwin School ( boys ) log 2 – Godwin and Forest Gate pre WW1 (1900 – 1914) 

30 Jan

This is the second 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.


The mosques of Forest Gate 

22 Jan

Around a quarter of Forest Gate's 30,000 population is Moslem and the district is served by 13 mosques.


Unlicensed property landlords in hot soup 

19 Jan

Pic: Melissa Fernando Rogue landlords in Croydon who rent out unlicensed properties face a crackdown by council officers who are preparing to launch prosecutions against the owners of around 30 properties.


Sadiq Khan backed Silvertown Tunnel five weeks after election – despite promising ‘joined-up review’ 

17 Jan

The A102 on a polluted day: Campaigners fear the Silvertown Tunnel will increase pollution and congestion across east and south-east London London mayor Sadiq Khan agreed to continue with Boris Johnson’s plans to build the controversial Silvertown ...


Godwin School ( boys ) log 1 – 1883 – 1984, the origins 

13 Jan

We have been given access to an invaluable document that offers a fascinating insight of 100 years of Forest Gate history - and many of the people who lived here - from a worm's eye view.


East London charity helps brain injury survivors channel pain into painting 

5 Jan

Billy Mann’s artworks are displayed at Stratford Circus Centre.


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Comment »

Sir Robin re-arranges the deck chairs 

23 Feb

Indisputably number two In an email sent to all councillors this afternoon Sir Robin Wales has set out his plan to revamp the political leadership of the council and re-structure the executive responsibilities.


Gotta Have Faith 

23 Feb

Councillors Hanif Abdulmuhit, Forhad Hussain, Idris Ibrahim and Mas Patel, were recently spotted meeting with a group of local imams in Manor Park.


Uncooperative 

17 Feb

A forest of arms raising points of order (picture via James Beckles’ account of the meeting ) Last Monday (13th February) I attended the annual general meeting of Newham Co-opertaive Party.


Fabian update 

1 Feb

The following statement has been issued by the national Fabian Society regarding the recent mayoral trigger ballot (my emphasis added): Since early December the national Fabian Society has received a number of complaints from members regarding the ...


Silvertown tunnel 

25 Jan

Councillor James Beckles (Plaistow North) on his blog today : Monday 23rd January it was our first Newham Labour Group after the Christmas break.


Biker architect ‘killed by bus driver who couldn’t see him’ 

24 Jan

On the same day the head of surface transport lectures a conference on road safety, one of his bus drivers appeared in court, accused of killing a principal architect at Network Rail, while driving carelessly and “without due care and attention” ...


Labour NEC asked to inquire into Newham mayoral ‘trigger ballot’ 

23 Jan

Nearly 50 party members in the east London borough want their national ruling body to examine claims that the process for reselecting Sir Robin Wales was flawed Labour Party members in Newham unhappy with the “affirmative nomination” process that...


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Politicians »

Be a councillor: West Ham Womens Forum AGM 6.3.17 

25 Feb

NEW DATE ALERT!! We've been struggling to find a suitable/affordable venue for our training + I now have to stay in the Middle East a bit longer for work :-( / :-) We're still super keen for this training to happen as soon as possible so holding the ...


Hardship funds & Social care crisis: Proposed amendments to Newham Council Budget 2017/18 

24 Feb

This is my proposed amendment to the budget which the Newham Council meeting on Monday 27 February 2017 should consider.


An Evening of Palestine Solidarity – Wanstead Tap E7 Tuesday 21st March 

23 Feb

This looks interesting and just around the corner from where I live but clashes with my UNISON branch AGM.


Stephen calls on government to guarantee rights of EU citizens 

23 Feb

On Monday, Stephen supported a lobby of Parliament organised by the3million.


Stephen hosts annual Politics School 

23 Feb

The students with London Mayor, Sadiq Khan Last week – during the February half term – Stephen held his annual Politics School for ten Newham students aged 16 -18.


Angie Greenhalgh North West Female Seat UNISON Nec Elections 

22 Feb

"I am signing the Stronger UNISON pledge because I believe in doing what's right for our membership, ensuring that we stand up for their right to be treated fairly.


7 days to come out with new ideas about Newham Council budget 2017? 

21 Feb

At the Newham Council meeting next Monday 27 February 2017 there will be a free vote of all Labour Councillors on the proposed Mayor;s budget.


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Features »

Winning on foot 

25 Feb

I can only imagine that you are desperate news of my walking challenge.


Check destination on front of train 

25 Feb

This blog abhors an inept Next Train Indicator, and Bow Road station has a particularly hopeless pair.


Bus Stop M update 

25 Feb

Poor old Bus Stop M isn't all there.


Parking consultation in March 

25 Feb

A typical parking scene, as captured by Google Streetview Redbridge Council has announced that the consultation on changes to parking – which was won by residents after a passionate campaign in January – is to take place next month.


Clean-up mood spreads 

24 Feb

Tarzy Wood.


Small mercy for pedants 

24 Feb

Good to see Judith’s new sign, and better still that the poster in the window has now been removed.


Eastern journey 

24 Feb

Oh, er, hello.


A walk on the air-side (@ LCY) 

24 Feb

London City Airport is an impossible to miss feature in the landscape of the Royal Docks area of East London and in 2017 it is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary of opening at the site in the London Borough of Newham.


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Local sport »

Beckton Parkrun 250 

25 Feb

Evening, Unfortunately we have had a problem with our scanner today - we have your times so if you could kindly email us your finishing position or time we should be able to update your results Dave Beckton Parkrun RD on the day...


LADIES GO FOR FOUR IN A ROW 

25 Feb

Strong end to the season in store...


EAST LONDON RFC SUPPORTS RUGBY’S CORE VALUES 

22 Feb

Values to be adhered to...


WEEKEND FIXTURES FOR EAST LONDON TEAMS 

22 Feb

Games for 4s and Ladies...


MAIDSTONE LADIES 0 – EAST LONDON LADIES 79 

22 Feb

Ladies away to Harrogate in Junior Plate semi-final...


EAST LONDON 46 – ELY 20 

22 Feb

Win keeps title race wide open...


EAST LONDON 2s 50 – ROMFORD 2s 0 

22 Feb

Wyverns shine under the lights...


U14 Girls Fly Past Haringey Angels 

19 Feb

London Youngbloods Lion Cubs Under 14 Girls had a hectic weekend playing Invictus in Southampton on Saturday and then against the Haringey Angelas on Sunday.


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West Ham FC »

Be a councillor: West Ham Womens Forum AGM 6.3.17 

25 Feb

NEW DATE ALERT!! We've been struggling to find a suitable/affordable venue for our training + I now have to stay in the Middle East a bit longer for work :-( / :-) We're still super keen for this training to happen as soon as possible so holding the ...


School and new station links planned as part of 3,800-home West Ham development 

24 Feb

Details about a 3,800-home development close to West Ham station have been revealed as part of a public exhibition.


Watford v West Ham United 

24 Feb

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


Have your say on 3,800-home West Ham development 

23 Feb

Proposals for a 3,800-home development in West Ham are going on display for a second time.


Storm Doris causes West Ham Park closure 

23 Feb

West Ham Park has been closed due to very high winds caused by Storm Doris.


West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady opens 3G football pitch in Beckton 

22 Feb

The vice-chairman of West Ham has unveiled a new all-weather 3G pitch in Beckton.


Five-year-old’s dreams come true after West Ham manager Super Slav takes him to meet idol Andy Carroll 

20 Feb

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic lived up to his ‘Super Slav’ nickname after giving a young Hammers fan a day he will never forget.


Former West Ham manager Charlie Paynter honoured with blue plaque 

17 Feb

Ask a Hammers fan who their ultimate ‘Mr West Ham’ would be, and a few names might spring to mind.


Man charged with spitting at PCSO at Tube station 

16 Feb

A MAN accused of spitting at a police community support officer at West Ham station has been charged.


Thousands of West Ham fans enjoy a family fun day 

15 Feb

Thousands of West Ham United fans enjoyed a record breaking family fun day at the London Stadium.


Man charged with spitting at PCSO at West Ham station 

15 Feb

A man accused of spitting at a police community support officer at West Ham station has been charged.


West Ham boss Slaven Bilic charged with improper conduct 

13 Feb

West Ham manager Slaven Bilic is charged with improper conduct by the Football Association following Saturday's draw with West Brom.


West Ham fans clapping tribute to supporter who has died at the age of 28 

13 Feb

West Ham fans paid tribute to a devoted supporter with a minute’s applause at their home match against West Bromwich Albion on Saturday.


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Events »

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...


Theatre News: Cast announced for The Bubbly Black Girl Sheds Her Chameleon Skin 

16 Dec

Kirsten Childs' musical will open at the Theatre Royal Stratford East in February...


Review: Review: Sinbad the Sailor (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

12 Dec

Kerry Michael directs Stratford East's annual pantomime...


Features: Ten things you need to make a pantomime actually good 

6 Dec

Artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East Kerry Michael is a veteran at pantomimes.


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LocalGov »

Organisational Structure Chart for All Education Middle Management. 

24 Feb

Response by Newham Borough Council to Elliot Ornth on 24 February 2017 .


Correspondence regarding the restructuring of Barclays LOBO loans to fixed rate loans. 

24 Feb

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Joel M Benjamin on 24 February 2017 .


Statistics: children’s services social worker workforce 

24 Feb

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Loredana Grigore on 24 February 2017 .


Conversion of Barclays "range LOBOs" to Fixed Rate Loans 

24 Feb

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Ludovica Rogers on 24 February 2017 .


Requesting for cctv camera footage 

21 Feb

Response by Newham Borough Council to ashrafuz jamal on 21 February 2017 .


Right to buy 

20 Feb

Response by Newham Borough Council to A Rahman on 20 February 2017 .


London Stadium – Safety Certificate (Operations Manual) 

20 Feb

Response by Newham Borough Council to Adam Makepeace on 20 February 2017 .


Council Tax Liability Orders (prescribed forms omitted since 2003) 

20 Feb

Response by Newham Borough Council to mary glister on 20 February 2017 .


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999 »

London Ambulance Service responds to Storm Doris 

23 Feb

We have attended 17 weather-related incidents so far today including road traffic collisions, wall and building collapses and trees being blown over by Storm Doris.


Victory for Brigade campaign as Whirlpool change faulty dryer advice 

22 Feb

After a six month long campaign by London Fire Brigade, white goods’ giant Whirlpool has finally told consumers to unplug dangerous, faulty tumble dryers.


No working smoke alarms in vast majority of 2017 fatal fires 

17 Feb

Over half of all dwelling fires that the Brigade attended last year did not have a smoke alarm that worked or sounded.


Right place right time as off-duty Stuart assists collapsed ferry passenger 

16 Feb

Proving our firefighters are never truly off duty, Stuart McDonald from Battersea blue watch was travelling on an Isle of Wight ferry recently when he stepped in to assist a fellow passenger who had keeled over with severe chest pains.


Leadership team strengthened with two new non-executive directors 

13 Feb

Badge...


‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.


‘Fate’ brings man together with paramedic who helped save his life 

13 Feb

A Bromley man had a chance encounter with the paramedic who helped to save his life three years after he almost died.


Brigade battles domestic violence with arson proof letterbox drive 

10 Feb

Firefighters providing 400 arson proof letterboxes across Bexley...


Firefighter recruitment frequently asked questions 

10 Feb

Information about the selection process...


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