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Cancellations continue at Newham University Hospital following cyber attack 

22 May

Patients at Newham University Hospital are facing cancelled appointments more than a week after its computer systems were hit by a cyber attack.


Glorious sunshine cements success of first ever East London Bubble Rush 

22 May

More than a thousand fundraisers were bathed in glorious sunshine – and colourful bubbles – as they tackled a 5km course.


Two fires in one hour at Manor Park and East Ham homes 

22 May

Firefighters have attended two blazes that broke out within an hour of each other.


Medals unveiled for London Stadium athletics championships 

22 May

These are the medals hundreds of athletes are hoping to have hanging round their neck at this summer’s world athletic championships, taking place at the London Stadium.


Forest Gate Muslim to teach Hebrew at synagogue 

22 May

In an attempt to build bridges between Muslims and Jews, a mosque volunteer will teach Hebrew at a synagogue.


Last day to register online to vote in the general election 

22 May

Today is the last day to register online so you can vote in the snap general election taking place on June 8.


Vigilante sprays condoms on graffiti penises to promote safe sex 

22 May

An anonymous vigilante has been doing graffiti - for a good cause.


Forest Gate doctors’ surgery in special measures after ‘inadequate’ rating 

22 May

A doctors’ surgery in Forest Gate has been placed in special measures.


Police seeking mother after newborn baby’s body found in park 

19 May

The body was found at a park in Hampshire (Picture: Google) T he body of a newborn baby has been found in a park.


Wanstead man who ran “sex empire” from brothels in Newham jailed for 13 years 

19 May

A man who ran a string of brothels, trafficked women and controlled their profiles on adult websites has been jailed.


Trains to Stratford cancelled as person hit by train at Ilford station 

19 May

A person has been hit by a train at Ilford station this afternoon, with trains cancelled as emergency services respond to the incident.


Terrorism officers given more time to question four men arrested in east London 

19 May

Detectives have been given more time to question four men, including a teenager, who were arrested in east London on suspicion of terror offences.


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Hyperlocal »

Forest Gate Conscientious Objectors in WW1 

15 May

T his article is posted to commemorate International Conscientious Objectors' Day, on 15 May 2017.


Godwin School ( boys ) log 4 – Godwin and Forest Gate between the wars (1919 – 1939) 

3 May

This is the fourth 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.


Politics and pollution: which party will save Tower Hamlets’ air? 

1 May

London is infamous for its air pollution problem           Pic: ( Wikimedia Commons ) With the general election fast approaching, Eastlondonlines spoke to representatives of the four main political parties to hear their plans for cleaner air in ...


Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will thrill crowds at London’s Olympic Park this summer 

27 Apr

The race is on: Olympic Park will host World Championships in August         Pic: Paul Nattall (flikr) The world’s best athletes are coming to London this summer to compete in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World...


Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway – 1894 – 2017 

25 Apr

by local historians, Peter Williams and Mark Gorman We have covered aspects of the Barking Gospel Oak line (sometimes popularly known as the Goblin, or Chimney Pot line) on this website before (see here , in particular) but never in a comprehensive ...


A four year retrospective 

18 Apr

We've reached the fourth anniversary of this website/blog, so a retrospective account seems in order.


“The most interesting personality in the borough of West Ham” (1896) 

10 Apr

This was Forest Gate Weekly News ' description of Gustav Pagenstecher.


E7 restaurants – food rating – March 2017 

31 Mar

This is the third summary of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) cleanliness ratings for Forest Gate eateries; for others, 2014 and 2015, see here and here .


Does Sadiq deserve his ‘Green Mayor’ reputation? 

30 Mar

City Hall.


The Home Front in WW1 Forest Gate – through the eyes of Godwin school 

21 Mar

This is the third 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.


Croydon student cycle in memory of tram crash victim 

16 Mar

Winners at last year’s festival.


The 1919 Forest Gate murders 

8 Mar

Henry Perry, aka Beckett, was executed by hanging at Pentonville jail on 10 July 1919 for the murder of four members of the Cornish family, of 13 Stukeley Road - and so became the last person judicially executed for Forest Gate-related killings.


Teenager scales Canary Wharf building 

2 Mar

Gallagher touching the pyramid on One Canada Sq.


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Comment »

Election 2017 – your candidates 

12 May

The lists of candidates standing in the general election for the two Newham constituencies have been published.


Stand up to racism – public meeting 

10 May

From Stand Up to Racism Newham: PUBLIC MEETING Defend EU Migrants – Keep Racism Out of the Election! Tuesday, 16 May at 19:00–20:45 Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove, London, E15 1HP (nr Morrisons car park) Speakers: Wiktor Moszczyń...


Up close and personal 

25 Apr

A recent Freedom of Information request to Newham council From your Constitution, it states: 15.


TfL MiniCab Gang Who Stole £3m In High-End Cars Jailed For Total Of 46 Years 

14 Apr

A prolific east London gang caught on camera at a McDonald’sdrive-thru in one of a haul of £3 million worth of stolen cars have been jailed for 46 years.


Broken promise 

4 Apr

The mayor’s 2014 manifesto The Newham Recorder reports : Free school meals for some primary school children in Newham could be under threat, a headteachers’ union has warned.


Spin City 

15 Mar

Mayoral ally and ‘full-time’ councillor Clive Furness has circulated his Councillor’s Report  for March to local members in Canning Town North.


Co-op cock-up 

10 Mar

Although you wouldn’t know from this picture, the second round of Newham Co-opertaive Party’s AGM was extremely well-attended.


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Politicians »

Campaigning in Forest Gate North & Ilford North 20 May 2017 

21 May

Yesterday morning I started off campaigning in Forest Gate North with local Councillor, Anamul Islam and activists.


Newham Council AGM 2017 (The Selfie) 

20 May

This may not be very dignified but I do like this picture of some Newham Councillors after our Council Annual General Meeting on Thursday.


“Why fossil fuel divestment isn’t the answer” 

19 May

Last month I went to a well attended public meeting on this topic in Forest Gate Coffee7 and a Chatham House rules seminar in the City.


3 weeks to the General Election 

18 May

DearJohn Labour has set out it's manifesto for the many ; now we have 3 weeks left to tell people about it.


Re-electing Lyn Brown in Custom House & Forest Gate 

17 May

A great collage of photos from recent campaigning.


School uniform grants for UNISON members – up to £120 

16 May

I am so proud that UNISON has its own Charity fund for members on low income or facing financial or other hardship.


#RentersVote for #ToriesOUT 

15 May

This email I received below is interesting.


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Features »

Music season in the Temple Garden gets off to a sunny start 

21 May

Hundreds of local people came to Wanstead Park today (21 May 2017) for an idyllic afternoon of music and picnicking in the Temple garden.


A veritable procession 

21 May

I went to Rainham today for the third time in as many weeks, the place is on fire at the moment.


Teamwork and tomatoes 

20 May

Clearing the raised bed – and enjoying the fragrance from the lavender Composting and digging it over Counting the seedlings so that we know how many supports they need Building the framework of tomato supports Planting the seedlings Watering them ...


Becontree 

19 May

Post to the west Mayesbrook park Post to the east Goresbroo k Park Amesbury Avenue Fanshawe Tavern , This was built in 1934 as part of the facilties for the Becontree Estate.


Collection of Wanstead images goes online 

19 May

In recent years, local historian Richard Arnopp has built up a large collection of historic images of Wanstead Park, Bush Wood and Wanstead Flats.


Wanstead to get a Gail’s Bakery 

19 May

EXCLUSIVE: The saga of the former Barclays Bank on Wanstead High Street has reached a conclusion with an announcement that Gail’s Bakery is to open a new shop on the site.


Stations on zone boundaries 

19 May

The London Underground has had a zonal fare system since the early 1980s, before which fares were based on far you travelled.


London’s weekly railway news #201 

19 May

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Bank tube station upgrade gets final approval London Underground The Central metro station in Newcastle has been twinned with Tower Hill Tube station to share best practice as tourism gateways in...


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Local sport »

Special offer, World Para Athletics Championships 

22 May

Here’s a fantastic ticket offer for the World Para Athletics Championships, taking place this July at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park If you are in a group of 5+ you can attend any session from Friday July 14th – Sunday July 23rd ...


Beckton parkrun 5th Anniversary 

18 May

Its that time of year were we celebrate 5 years at Beckton parkruns.


Beckton parkrun #261 13.05.17 

18 May

Another great turn out at Beckton parkrun with 77 runners taking part.


APPEAL FOR HELP TO GIVE SHOWERS A WASH AND BRUSH UP 

15 May

Crowdfunder project launched to raise money...


Take part in the Great Newham Run 

12 May

Do you want to take part in the Great Newham Run on 2 July? Wheelpower has charity spaces available! The Simplyhealth Great Newham London Run will take runners through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


Beckton parkrun #260 07.05.17 

7 May

77 runners came along to Beckton parkrun with an amazing 26 pb.


Beckton parkrun #259 29.04.17 

5 May

What a great morning for a Parkrun! This week 69 people ran, jogged and walked the course, of whom 17 were first timers and 10 recorded new Personal Bests.


Beckton parkrun #258 22.04.17 

28 Apr

OMG can you believe it!! 159 Runners/walkers came along to Beckton parkrun we finally did it!!! BECKTON PARKRUN HAVE BROKEN THE 100 RUNNER MARK We had 74 first timers with 26 new Personal Bests.


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West Ham FC »

Minutes published: Meeting of Friday, 12th May, 2017 12.15 pm, West Ham Park Committee 

22 May

West Ham Park Committee: Friday, 12th May, 2017 12.15 pm...


Burnley v West Ham United 

19 May

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


3 weeks to the General Election 

18 May

DearJohn Labour has set out it's manifesto for the many ; now we have 3 weeks left to tell people about it.


Re-electing Lyn Brown in Custom House & Forest Gate 

17 May

A great collage of photos from recent campaigning.


Vodafone abandons £20m West Ham London Stadium deal 

16 May

The telecoms giant had been in talks with the stadium's owners for six months.


Forest Gate Conscientious Objectors in WW1 

15 May

T his article is posted to commemorate International Conscientious Objectors' Day, on 15 May 2017.


25 Days until UK General Election: On the knocker in Forest Gate & Ilford North 

14 May

Yesterday started with my Newham Councillor surgery in Vicarage Lane Community Centre, West Ham.


Dash cam footage shows terrifying moment suspected thieves lay waste to car windscreen…with driver inside 

12 May

Video: Dash cam footage shows terrifying moment suspected thieves lay waste to car windscreen...


Dash cam footage shows terrifying moment suspected thieves lay waste to car windscreen…with driver inside 

12 May

Dash cam footage has captured the horrifying moment two men smashed up a man’s car with hammers – while he was sitting inside it.


West Ham United v Liverpool 

12 May

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


Meeting scheduled: Friday, 12th May, 2017 12.15 pm, West Ham Park Committee 

12 May

West Ham Park Committee: Friday, 12th May, 2017 12.15 pm...


Election 2017 – your candidates 

12 May

The lists of candidates standing in the general election for the two Newham constituencies have been published.


Election 2017: East Ham and West Ham candidates announced 

12 May

The candidates for Newham’s two seats in the general election have been announced.


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Events »

Interviews: Emma Donoghue: ‘Room is about the power of imagination, it belongs on stage’ 

18 May

The Academy Award-nominated writer talks to us about the stage adaptation of her novel, Room , currently playing at Theatre Royal Stratford East...


Review: Review: Room (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

11 May

Emma Donoghue's novel about a woman kept in the same room for seven years gets its stage premiere...


Photos: Exclusive: First look at Room at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

8 May

Emma Donoghue's story is about a woman who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years...


Le Gateau Chocolat: Black at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Theatre review 

6 Apr

He possesses enough charisma to outshine a basket of Labrador puppies and more sass than you could shake a perfectly coifed wig at, but Le Gateau Chocolat’s fabulousness competes with an immovable darkness.


Emeli Sandé at Brixton Academy | Live review 

22 Mar

Supporting her critically acclaimed latest album Long Live the Angels , Emeli Sandé continued her triumphant comeback with a sold-out night at Brixton Academy.


Theatre News: Casting announced for world premiere of Emma Donoghue’s Room 

7 Mar

Donoghue's adaptation of her own novel will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East...


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...


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LocalGov »

Statistics: children’s services social worker workforce 

22 May

Response by Newham Borough Council to Loredana Grigore on 22 May 2017 .


SEN children transitioning from primary to secondary school in 2017 

20 May

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Christina Savage on 20 May 2017 .


Non Traditional House Types 

19 May

Response by Newham Borough Council to Lisa Wilson on 19 May 2017 .


Statistics: children’s services social worker workforce 

19 May

Internal review request sent to Newham Borough Council by Loredana Grigore on 19 May 2017 .


Carpenters Estate Car Parking Provision 

18 May

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Paul Turner on 18 May 2017 .


Road Safety Inspections and Road Defects on Keppel Road, East Ham 

17 May

Response by Newham Borough Council to syeed hussain on 17 May 2017 .


CCTV footage (E16) 

17 May

Request sent to Newham Borough Council by Mohamed Imran on 17 May 2017 .


Transport Service Information 

16 May

Response by Newham Borough Council to Ibin Taha on 16 May 2017 .


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Ealing firefighters track down grandson of fallen colleague for plaque unveiling 

22 May

Ealing fire crew have successfully tracked down the grandson of a firefighter who died on his last day of duty and invited him to unveil a plaque in his grandfather’s honour.


Our HQ shows we’re serious about inclusion 

15 May

We’ve changed the face of our headquarters to highlight our diverse workforce.


Brigade appeal for family and friends of Ealing firefighter to unveil fire station plaque 

10 May

A plaque will be unveiled in memory of Sub Officer Leslie Arthur Tucker who died on his last shift before retiring in 1966...


Firefighter grants paramedic a final goodbye with fiance 

9 May

The partner of a former ambulance medic has said an emotional ‘thank you’ to the man who resuscitated him after he went into cardiac arrest, giving his family time to say their final goodbyes.


Wembley Stadium test for firefighters 

8 May

London’s iconic Wembley Stadium recently provided the backdrop to a Brigade training exercise, testing the emergency services’ response to incidents involving hazardous materials.


Firefighter’s quest to remember Passchendale battle’s 100th anniversary 

4 May

Mark Hastings has spent seven years gaining permission for 500 people to walk between Poperinge to Passchendale over two days on 5th and 6th November.


Wembley landlord prosecuted for renting out “death trap” attic accommodation 

2 May

A Wembley landlord who housed a family of five, including three children, in a cramped attic has been prosecuted by London Fire Brigade after admitting numerous fire safety offences.


Call for ‘Death Trap’ electric goods crack down ahead of election 

26 Apr

We are warning that millions of UK households will continue to use potentially lethal faulty kitchen appliances unless MPs take action to make it easier for consumers to trace them.


‘Tinderbox’ takeaway owner prosecuted for putting customers lives at risk 

26 Apr

A Feltham business owner who’s premises were a ‘potential tinder box’ has been hit with a 7,000 fine and six month suspended prison sentence for breaking fire safety laws and putting the lives of his customers and tenants at risk.


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