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Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Get your sunglasses on! 

20 Apr

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

Students take to the Royal Docks in the sunshine for Achievers’ Day rowing event 

20 Apr

High achievers from London and Essex were rewarded for their hard work with a lesson in rowing on the Royal Docks yesterday.

Forest Gate restaurant a finalist for London Curry Awards top prize 

20 Apr

A Forest Gate eatery is in the running for the top prize at the inaugural London Curry Awards.

Victim of Beckton acid attacker John Tomlin says he ‘deserved the death penalty’ 

20 Apr

One of the victims of acid attacker John Tomlin has refused to forgive him, saying he “deserves the death penalty”.

Police issue safety advice ahead of London Marathon 

20 Apr

Met Police have issued advice for spectators ahead of the London Marathon on Sunday.

Arsenal v West Ham United 

20 Apr

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

Canning Town man who threw acid in the faces of two cousins in Beckton is jailed for 16 years 

20 Apr

An acid attacker who left cousins with permanent physical and mental scars had been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Newham police officer sacked for forging wife’s signature on loan application 

20 Apr

A police officer who forged his wife’s signature on an application for a £10,000 loan has been sacked.

Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal saying: ‘The time is right for me to step down’ 

20 Apr

Arsene Wenger has announced he is leaving Arsenal, the club he has managed for 22 years.

Arsene Wenger to leave Arsenal 

20 Apr

Arsene Wenger is to leave Arsenal at the end of the season, which will end an association of more than two decades with the North London giants.

Canning Town man will be sentenced today for acid attack on two cousins in Beckton 

20 Apr

A Canning Town man who intentionally threw acid in the faces of two cousins as they sat in a car in Beckton will be sentenced today.

Newham man, 27, charged in connection with terror offences 

20 Apr

A 27-year-old Newham man was charged in connection with terrorism offences yesterday evening.

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Hyperlocal »

A survivor’s tale – 1941 bombing of the Princess Alice 

20 Apr

One of the delights of running this website is that sometimes articles can prompt replies and memories that can add colour and flavour to our understanding of the past.

Fifth anniversary round up – past and future 

10 Apr

This week marks the fifth anniversary of the E7-NowAndThen blog, during which time we have published a little over 200 articles, on a ratio of about 1:2 - Now:Then.

The good, the bad and criminal of Forest Gate’s Lettings Agents 

1 Apr

Newham Council became the first in the country to publish a ratings scheme for residential lettings agencies, last autumn - with agents being awarded from zero to five stars, depending on their performance.

Uncle Joe knew where you lived! 

22 Mar

A timely post, as the media is awash with stories of Russian spies.

Hackney children battle ‘false’ food advertising in new exhibition 

20 Mar

Artwork by Izack from The Urswick School.

Redevelopment proposals for Woodgrange Methodist Church 

15 Mar

The congregation and pastors of Woodgrange Methodist church, together with the national hierarchy of the Methodist tradition have been working, for about 5 years, on redevelopment plans for the site.

Minnie Baldock’s active suffragette life in letters and photos 

8 Mar

This article is published on International Women's Day, one hundred years after women first achieved the parliamentary vote in Britain.

Happy birthday, Newham Bookshop! 

1 Mar

The familiar frontage - it is what it says on the fascia board Today is World Book Day, and the beginning of the month in which Newham Bookshop - managed by Forest Gate stalwart, Vivian Archer - celebrates its 40th anniversary.

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.

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16 Apr

Yesterday in Canning Town South… The Co-op Party’s first ever canvass in Newham drew a rather larger group of campaigners than the Conservatives managed.

Your 2018 candidates 

11 Apr

Mayor of Newham Rahima Khan, Conservative Rokhsana Fiaz, Labour Co-operative Gareth Evans, Liberal Democrat Chishala Kumalinga, Christian Peoples Alliance Daniel Oxley, Democrats and Veterans Party Council Beckton James Asser, Labour Ayesha ...

Green candidate announced 

4 Apr

The Green Party has announced its candidate for Mayor of Newham, Chidi Oti-Obihara.


4 Apr

The last remaining places on Labour’s slate of candidates for the local elections next month have been filled.

Last chance saloon 

27 Mar

Last week Sir Robin’s cabinet approved a loan to Red Ventures, the council-owned property company, of £28.9 million to buy a property in north London.

Rejecting Lakminism 

23 Mar

Motion passed by West Ham Labour Party last night: “Whether or not a political candidate has children is never an issue for men and nor should it be for women.

Liberal candidate selected 

22 Mar

Newham and Barking Dagenham Liberal Democrats have selected Gareth Evans as their mayoral candidate for the election in May.

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Politicians »

Only 13 days until the local elections on 3rd May 

20 Apr

DearJohn Only 13 days until the local elections on 3rd May 2018 and the weather is looking lovely! Grab your sun cream andjoin us for a canvassing session in the next week to get our Labour candidates and our fantastic mayoral candidate Rokhsana Fiaz...

In Newham we are going to be a staggering £1337 worse off per household due to Tory cuts. 

20 Apr

Check out this Tory cuts calculator to find out how your community has suffered (and due to suffer even more) from a decade of Tory cuts.

The Man And His Houses 

19 Apr

Looks really interesting but will be knocking on doors next Thursday methinks...

Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline – Theatre Royal Stratford 

18 Apr

A far too rare night out to the theatre yesterday evening to watch the alternative comedian, Mark Thomas.

“Climate Change and Bangladesh: First Affected. Worst Affected” (Pension Carbon divestment) 

17 Apr

(I am due to speak at this seminar as a Councillor trade union pension activist).

West Ham Labour Action Team – Putting People at the heart of all we do 

16 Apr

FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW "The Canning Town North branch is having a joint street stall with West Ham branch outside West Ham tube Station at 5.00pm on Wednesday 18 th April" .

UNISON Labour Link Greater London Region supporting its members standing for public office 

15 Apr

This form is only for UNISON Labour Link members in our Greater London Region.

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Happy bluebell season – from Epping Forest! 

20 Apr

So, it looks as if it's safe to 'officially' declare it 'bluebell season'! The very beautiful bluebells are putting on their breathtaking, annual display in Chalet Wood, Wanstead Park in Epping Forest.

Wanstead win at Lord’s 

20 Apr

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club – who last year become cricket’s National Club Champions – won against the MCC at Lord’s this week.

Ninth Avenue 

20 Apr

When planners run out of inspiration for street names, they turn to ordinal numbers .

London’s weekly railway news #249 

20 Apr

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… A trip in Heathrow’s driverless transit system London Underground Witness describes Loughton Station fire that brought Central Line services to a halt EssexLive Crossrail / Elizabeth line ...

Classes over the Early May Bank Holiday 

19 Apr

May is the month of bank holidays! Check out the list below to find out which classes are open over the Early May bank Holiday.

Conversational solitude 

19 Apr

On the Tuesday morning after Easter I waved goodbye to my brother and nephew at Norwich station and wandered off to catch a train back to London.

Endless Fox sex delivers results 

18 Apr

I am pleased to report that all my sleepless nights earlier in the year have been worthwhile.


18 Apr

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Local sport »

U14 Girls defeat Brentwood advance to Quarter-Finals 

9 Apr

Youngbloods headed into the first round of the playoffs as one of the top seeds after winning the East Divisional title as Brentwood Fire travelled the short distance to Newham for the first round matchup.


8 Apr

Forward to join Cyprus squad...


8 Apr

Winning end for skipper after 29 years...

MALDON 1st XV 19 – EAST LONDON 1st XV 87 

2 Apr

Thirteen tries in final away fixture...

ALUMNI: Obi Agu Q&A 

28 Mar

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28 Mar

EAST LONDON NATIONAL QUALIFYING MEET 2018 ACCEPTED ENTRIES LIST – PLEASE CHECK TODAY AND NOTIFY ANY ERRORS IMMEDIATELY Dear All, Thank you so much for supporting our inaugural L1 Meet at the London Aquatics Centre (LAC).

Quadruple call up to the England National Team 

27 Mar

Basketball England announced today the list of players selected for consideration for England Under 15 girls and boys squads.


23 Mar

East London Ladies celebrate World Down Syndrome Day...

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West Ham FC »

Arsenal v West Ham United 

20 Apr

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

Revolutionary ‘artificial pancreas’ could change type 1 diabetes forever 

19 Apr

The artificial device works much like the human pancreas (Picture: Getty) The revolutionary artificial pancreas is giving new hope for people with type 1 diabetes.

West Ham Labour Action Team – Putting People at the heart of all we do 

16 Apr

FOR THE MANY NOT THE FEW "The Canning Town North branch is having a joint street stall with West Ham branch outside West Ham tube Station at 5.00pm on Wednesday 18 th April" .

West Ham United v Stoke City 

15 Apr

Preview followed by live coverage of Monday's Premier League game between West Ham United and Stoke City.

West Ham CLP Grid – Only 20 Days to go before 2018 Newham Council & Mayoral elections 

13 Apr

20 days now until the local elections on 3rd May...

Man pelted with stones, punched and kicked in West Ham group attack 

11 Apr

A man was punched to the ground in West Ham and kicked as he lay helpless after telling his attackers he had no cigarettes.

West Ham Labour Grid: Only 27 days to go before the 2018 Newham local elections 

6 Apr

"Only 27 days to go before the 2018 local elections...

Chelsea v West Ham United 

6 Apr

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

“Antisemitism on the left” 

5 Apr

This welcome post is by my fellow West Ham Labour Vice Chair, Josephine Grail on her personal blog.

West Ham player Patrice Evra suprises children at Newham University Hospital with Easter eggs 

3 Apr

West Ham footballer Patrice Evra surprised patients and staff at Newham University Hospital by turning up in an Easter Bunny costume to give children Easter eggs last week.

Michail Antonio: West Ham winger out for rest of season 

2 Apr

West Ham winger Michail Antonio will miss the club's last seven games of the season because of a hamstring injury.

West Ham Labour Easter 

1 Apr

An Easter college snapshot of campaigning mostly in West Ham ward but elsewhere with our Newham Labour Mayoral Candidate, Rokhsana Fiaz.

West Ham Opportunity, Circus at Stratford, Whitechapel Art Gallery, Yoga 

31 Mar

Fantastic Opportunity for over 65 to be involved with football West Ham United Foundation and national charity, Friends of the Elderly, are inviting fans of the football club, who are aged 65 and over, to...

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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...

Theatre News: Theatre Royal Stratford East announces Stronger than Fear festival 

10 Jan

The festival will aim to channel hope and positivity throughout February...

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LocalGov »

Social workers salaries across services 

21 Apr

Follow up sent to Newham Borough Council by Lucy Mason on 21 April 2018 .

Rough Sleepers and the councils budget. 

20 Apr

Response by Newham Borough Council to Mr Andrew Brian Hickman on 20 April 2018 .

Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered 

20 Apr

Follow up sent to Newham Borough Council by KNorman on 20 April 2018 .

Noisy manhole, 20th April 

20 Apr

There are manholes on the mini roundabout at the junction of central park road and cheltenham gardens.

CCTV footage request 

19 Apr

Response by Newham Borough Council to Ismail Majoo on 19 April 2018 .

Bidding statistics 

19 Apr

Response by Newham Borough Council to Adam on 19 April 2018 .

London Stadium Safety Advisory Group – Newham Council Communication with E20/LS185 

19 Apr

Response by Newham Borough Council to Paul Turner on 19 April 2018 .

Social Housing Acquisiton 

19 Apr

Response by Newham Borough Council to Steve Hinde on 19 April 2018 .

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Plaque to one of London’s first black firefighters unveiled 

16 Apr

One of the first black firefighters to serve with London Fire Brigade has been commemorated with a plaque unveiled at his former station...

Record numbers of women apply to be firefighters 

16 Apr

London Fire Commissioner, Dany Cotton wants to boost numbers even further increase the diversity of the workforce...

£40,000 fine following East London fire death 

9 Apr

A property managing agent has been ordered to pay £40,000 following the death of a woman at a fire at a block of flats...

Brigade welcomes support for campaign to make white goods safer 

5 Apr

London Fire Brigade is today welcoming further calls for changes to keep consumers safe from potentially deadly fridges and freezers...

Firefighters run the London Marathon to raise money for charities 

4 Apr

LFB staff will take part in this year’s London Marathon to help charities close to their hearts...

Governance change for London Fire Brigade 

29 Mar

Governance change for London Fire Brigade...

New book tells the story of London Fire Brigade fire investigation dog Sherlock 

29 Mar

Sherlock The Fire Brigade Dog is released on International Firefighter's Day on May 4...

London Fire Brigade response to London Assembly report on sprinklers 

22 Mar

London Fire Brigade has welcomed the London Assembly Planning Committee’s report on sprinklers...

London Fire Brigade response to London Assembly report on sprinklers 

22 Mar

London Fire Brigade has welcomed the London Assembly Planning Committee’s report on sprinklers...

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