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Fyltipped rubbish causes Beckton fire 

24 Apr

It took two fire engines to bring a blaze under control when an illegal tip caught fire in Beckton last night.


Custom House off-licence murder: police make appeal to find black Mercedes 

21 Apr

Police are appealing for information about a car they believe is linked to the killing of a man inside a Custom House off-licence.


Canning Town minicab driver ‘thought cyclist was speed-bump’ in ‘horrific’ crash 

21 Apr

A private hire vehicle driver who crushed a cyclist because he was distracted by his mobile phone has been banned for driving.


Chief executive of Canning Town homelessness charity steps down after 12 years 

20 Apr

Keith Fernett, the chief executive of Caritas Anchor House, has left the homelessness charity after 12 years.


Canning Town charity thanks donors who raised thousands to save lives of abused kittens 

19 Apr

A charity has thanked members of the public who raised more than £7,000 to help two cats with horrific injuries make a recovery.


Ten-foot giant Easter egg greets shoppers at Gallions Reach Shopping Park in Beckton 

19 Apr

Shoppers in Beckton were welcomed with a 10-foot giant egg to celebrate Easter.


Upminster man dumped 36 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated waste in Beckton street 

18 Apr

A fly-tipper from Upminster could be facing jail after he admitted dumping 36 tonnes of asbestos-contaminated rubble on a street in Beckton.


Custom House radio station wants to promote businesses 

13 Apr

East London Radio are trying to help promote businesses and start-ups across the borough.


Nightmare for pregnant horse trapped in Beckton swamp 

13 Apr

There was no time for horsing around when fire crews rescued a pregnant pony from a swamp.


Canning Town nurse was inspired by autistic brother 

12 Apr

Teresa Onwere, is a lot younger than your average NHS worker.


Fifth man arrest on suspicion of Custom House off-licence murder 

11 Apr

Detectives have arrested a fifth man on suspicion of murdering Ahmed Deen-Jah inside an off-licence.


PICTURES: You won’t believe what Royal Docks volunteers dragged out of the Thames 

10 Apr

When a keen army of volunteers flooded the Thames Foreshore to clean up the neighbourhood, they expected to be picking up plastic bottles.


Canning Town man jailed for smuggling cocaine into the UK from St Lucia 

7 Apr

A crown court security guard from Canning Town has been jailed for trying to smuggle two kilos of cocaine into the UK.


Policer appeal for witnesses in Canning Town murder of Ahmed Deen-Jah 

7 Apr

Detectives investigating the murder of a 21-year-old man in east London who was stabbed in Canning Town are appealing this-morning for witnesses and information.


Canning Town teenager charged after undercover police operation in Chadwell Heath 

6 Apr

A teenager has been charged following a police sting.


Silvertown 73-year-old to run the London Marathon 

5 Apr

Forty years after his first long distance run a 73-year-old man is preparing to complete his last marathon - before he decides whether to do an ultramarathon.


Fourth man arrested on suspicion of Custom House off-license murder 

5 Apr

Detectives investigating a stabbing inside a Custom House off-license have arrested a fourth man on suspicion of murder.


Athlete, Perri Shakes-Drayton, launches new project to get Newham fitter by 2020 

4 Apr

British track and field star Perri Shakes-Drayton helped launch a new project in Canning Town.


River Lea photo exhibition opens at Cody Dock 

3 Apr

A photo exhibition about the River Lea has opened in Canning Town.


West Ham captain Mark Noble coaches young footballers at Royal Docks Community School 

3 Apr

West Ham United captain stepped in to help get his old team Royal Docks Community School out of a rut.


Pictured: Custom House stabbing victim named locally as 21-year-old Ahmed Jah 

3 Apr

A man who was stabbed to death inside an off-licence in Custom House has been named locally as Ahmed Jah.


Murder hunt after man found stabbed in east London off-license today at Royal Docks 

2 Apr

A murder investigation has been started tonight in east London after a stabbing at Custom House by the Royal Docks.


Canning Town station closed due to a fire alert 

31 Mar

Canning Town station is currently closed due to a fire alert.


Custom House Medical Practice ‘requires improvement’, according to watchdog 

27 Mar

Custom House Medical Practice in Freemasons Road “requires improvement,” according to a report by the Care Quality Commission [CQC}.


Del Boys owner claims parking changes could drive her out of business after 38 years in Canning Town 

24 Mar

The owner of a long-serving business in Canning Town claims she could be forced to close after 38 years because her vans are too big.


Canning Town drug dealer jailed for killing Champion Ganda in Forest Gate 

24 Mar

A drug dealer from Canning Town with a string of convictions has been jailed for 14 years for stabbing a teenager to death while on bail.


Nando’s in Beckton to offer home deliveries 

23 Mar

Calling all chicken fans – you can now get Nando’s delivered to your door.


Canning Town station reopens after security alert 

22 Mar

A busy DLR station was evacuated after a security alert this evening.


‘High risk’ 10-year-old Ronnie Hill missing from Newham 

20 Mar

A 10-year-old boy from Canning Town has gone missing, and police have issued an urgent appeal to help find him.


Police officer charged with assaulting man during Silvertown search 

20 Mar

A police officer has been charged with assaulting a man and causing him to suffer a collapsed lung during a property search.


Beckton parcel delivery depot to be built next month 

15 Mar

Work on a 45,207 sq ft depot set to be used by a parcel delivery company is to begin next month...


Hyperlocal & blogs

Stephen welcomes the Taiwanese Ambassador to Newham 

10 Apr

On 31 March, Stephen accompanied the Taiwanese Representative to the UK to The Crystal in Newham’s Royal Docks – the world's largest permanent exhibition on the future of cities, as well as one of the world's most sustainable buildings and events...


Cargo operations return to London’s Royal Docks 

29 Mar

Whilst it might be a shadow of the glory days of the Docks the sight of a ship unloading cargo in London’s Royal Docks is something of a treat these days.


A mile long artwork commissioned for Crossrail 

28 Mar

A length of concrete wall running alongside the future Elizabeth line tracks in East London is to be covered in a mile-long work of art.


Canning Town South Labour doorstep 11 March 2017 

20 Mar

This college is from Saturday 11 March when West Ham Labour Party activists came to support the local Party in Canning Town South ward.


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.


Brexit Fundraising Dinner – Keir Starmer MP 30 March 2017 

11 Mar

Canvassing this Saturday 11 March: 1) Join Lyn Brown 11am Stubbs Point, New Barn Rd, E13 8JL (contact Rohit) 2) 11.30am, Custom House Library, Prince Regents Ln, E16 3JJ (contact Rokhsana) Our Brexit Fundraising Dinner~ Thursday 30th March (early bird...


The Tragedy at the Upper North Street School in Poplar – 1917 

1 Mar

The post about the recent centenary of the Silvertown explosion was a reminder to write about another tragedy that happened a century ago.


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.


London’s weekly railway news #188 

17 Feb

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station London Underground Police are investigating the death of an IT expert who lay undiscovered for seven hours after falling down stairs at Canning ...


“On the knocker” for Labour and the NHS in Canning Town (and elsewhere) 

11 Feb

When Councillor Terry Paul (aka "Red Tel") promised on Facebook "sunshine" for this morning's Canning Town campaign session perhaps we should have looked out of the window first! A very cold and at times snowy Labour doorstep this morning in Canning ...


West Ham Labour Update – Canning town, Copeland, Stoke, Brexit, Compass, AGMs…. 

9 Feb

DearJohn Canvassing here and away (forCopeland and Stoke by-elections), Brexit curry and Future of the Left debate...


The SS Robin Returns Home 

1 Feb

Around three years ago, I posted the remarkable story of the SS Robin which has been located in the Royal Docks.


Unbuilt London: The Docklands Southern Relief Road 

28 Jan

Long before the Isle of Dogs was filled with tower blocks, it was seen as a cheap plot of derelict land, and ideal for sticking a major road bypass through.


Orchard Place : From London’s ‘lost village’ to Mini Manhattan – Update  

25 Jan

Whilst I have been watching the developments around Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs with some interest, there is another development at Orchard Place which is beginning to take shape.


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.


The Story of the Silvertown Explosion – 19th January 1917 

19 Jan

(c) Museum of London I recently contacted by the Museum of Docklands who are making available some photographs that illustrated some of the aftermath of the Silvertown Explosion of January 19th 1917.


Silvertown 100 

19 Jan

100 years ago today, just before seven o'clock in the evening, London's biggest ever explosion occurred.


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 ...


London Boat Show 2017 

13 Jan

As the London Boat Show approaches it’s final few days I decided to have a quick look at some of the boats on display.


Pictorial History of the West India Docks. Part 5: Closure 

24 Dec

Survey of London: In 1973 the PLA committed itself to a gradual transfer of operations from the India and Millwall Docks to the Royal Docks.


Advent Calendar – Day 13 

13 Dec

The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.


It’s Flaming June in London but only until April 

12 Dec

A painting, once lauded, then lost, rediscovered by a builder, sold for its frame only, dismissed as junk, and now a priceless work of art and back at its place of birth, in London.


Repurposing the North Woolwich line 

9 Dec

Repurposing the North Woolwich line Ten years ago today (sorry, it's a bit of retrospective week), one of East London's oldest railway lines closed down.


Drawing for Floristry – Beckton Globe 

5 Dec

  Tuesday 10 th January 6.30pm – 8.30pm 6 weeks Level 1 Award Course cost: £60 (Full Fee) £20 (Part-Concession) £0 (Full Concession ESA/JSA) *Materials not included The course covers the foundations of good drawing practice, observational skills...


Drawing for Fashion Illustration – Beckton Globe 

5 Dec

  Friday 13 th January 1.00pm – 3.00pm 6 weeks Non-Accredited Course cost: £60 (Full Fee) £20 (Part-Concession) £0 (Full Concession ESA/JSA) The course covers the foundations of good drawing practice, observational skills and the formal ...


Party says no 

5 Dec

After the final set of trigger ballot meetings, the score stands at eleven wards to nine in favour of an open selection for Labour’s 2018 mayoral candidate.


“Second councillor puts name forward as potential 2018 Newham mayoral candidate” 

1 Dec

Newham Recorder "A second councillor has said she will stand as Labour’s 2018 Newham mayoral candidate if there is an open selection process for election.


Newham MP supports our vision for a new London River Centre 

22 Nov

Newham MP Stephen Timms joined our clean-up on the Silvertown foreshore last week and expressed his warm support for our proposed new London River Centre at Gallions Reach.


As it stands 

18 Nov

After the first set of trigger ballot meetings, the score stands at nine wards to three in favour of automatically reselecting Sir Robin Wales as Labour’s candidate.


SS Robin takes a trip 

7 Nov

The SS Robin has been moored in the Royal Victoria Dock, alongside the Millennium Mills site in Silvertown, for quite a few years now but she has spent the last week temporarily moored in Pontoon Dock whilst some other activity was taking place at ...




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