North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 17 October 2017

Beckton • Canning Town • Royal Docks

Newham singer Linda Lewis celebrates 50 years in the music industry 

16 Oct

When Linda Lewis was born in Custom House she had ambitions of becoming an artist but thanks to her mum she is one of the most established black British singers.

Canning Town Paralympic hopeful selected as Pride of Britain finalist 

13 Oct

A Paralympic hopeful has been selected as a finalist in the Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year Awards.

Man admits injuring two in Beckton birthday acid attack 

13 Oct

John Tomlin pleaded guilty to two counts of inflicting grievous bodily harm.

Man admits throwing acid at model on her 21st birthday 

13 Oct

John Tomlin, 25, hurled the corrosive fluid at Resham Khan and cousin Jameel Muhktar, 37, as they sat in their car on Miss Khan’s 21st birthday (Picture: Central News) A man has admitted seriously injuring an aspiring model and her cousin after ...

Canning Town man admits Beckton acid attack 

13 Oct

A man has admitted seriously injuring an aspiring model and her cousin after acid was thrown at them through a car window.

Canning Town woman, 64, ‘elated’ to be winner in writing competition 

11 Oct

A Canning Town woman is among a group of 19 winners in a London-wide short story competition to discover hidden talent.

Silvertown tunnel decision delayed for a month 

11 Oct

A decision on whether the Silvertown tunnel will be built has been delayed for a month.

Women speak out about their mental health at Beckton support group 

10 Oct

A trio of women have used their personal experiences of mental health issues to empower others at a Beckton support club.

Newham teenager wins £76k scholarship to study at prestigious boarding school 

9 Oct

A student from Custom House has set his sights on a place at Oxford University after winning a £76,000 scholarship to study at a prestigious boarding school.

Work of Canning Town homelessness charity applauded by Big Issue founder 

9 Oct

Big Issue founder John Bird has praised a Canning Town charity for its holistic approach to helping people out of homelessness.

Queen’s Diamond Jubilee rowbarge Gloriana arrives into Royal Docks 

5 Oct

The Queen’s Diamond Jubilee river pageant vessel has been spotted in the Royal Docks as part of a trip to reward able pupils.

Beckton teenager charged with drug and knife offences 

4 Oct

A teenager from Beckton has appeared in court charged with drug and knife offences.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan gives seal of approval to “outstanding” Rosetta Primary School 

3 Oct

A Canning Town primary school has been praised for its “outstanding achievements” by Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Spiritual Life: Rapid change but many still left behind 

3 Oct

Judging by the number of building sites, Newham is booming.

Canning Town charity AAA celebrates new cycle track 

29 Sep

Volunteers from a construction firm took time to build a new cycle track for a Canning Town charity.

Firearms officer cleared of Silvertown raid assault 

25 Sep

A firearms officer accused of assaulting a man during a raid in Silvertown has been cleared of causing actual bodily harm.

Beckton mum slams housing association over filthy conditions in flat 

19 Sep

Mould spores, waterlogged walls and a leaking sewage pipe welcome a Beckton mother and her disabled daughter home each day.

Artist selected to create mile-long Crossrail wall artwork 

19 Sep

An artist has been selected to create a mile-long artwork on a wall between Custom House and North Woolwich.

Beckton acid attack: John Tomlin in court 

19 Sep

A 25-year-old man accused of leaving two cousins with life-changing injuries in an unprovoked acid attack has appeared in court.

Recorder letters: Silvertown Tunnel, arms fair, patient rights, cats claws and coffee morning 

19 Sep

Computer generated image of Silvertown Tunnel.

Canning Town man jailed for sledgehammer attack on housemate 

12 Sep

A man who knocked his housemate unconscious by attacking him with a sledgehammer following an argument over a washing machine has been jailed for eight years.

New Decathlon store to open in Gallions Reach Shopping Park 

7 Sep

Sporting goods chain Decathlon is opening a new store in Beckton.

£2m Custom House and Canning Town community centre set to open 

5 Sep

A “first class” £2 million community neighbourhood facility will officially open its doors to the public on Monday.

Beckton acid attack victim Resham Khan shares recovery pictures 

5 Sep

An aspiring model who was the victim of an acid attack in Beckton has shared amazing photos of her recovery online for Eid.

Campaigners call for Silvertown tunnel plans to be scrapped 

1 Sep

Environmental campaigners have made a last-ditch attempt to stop the Silvertown tunnel from being built - just a month before the final decision is set to be made.

New creative hub to open in Silvertown 

1 Sep

The redevelopment of the Royal Docks is set to continue with the opening of a new artistic and entrepreneurial hub.

Car crash in Canning Town lands pedestrian in her mid-80s in hospital 

31 Aug

Specialist police officers responded to a serious collision involving an elderly pedestrian in Canning Town this morning.

Canning Town teenager who beat rare cancer wins resilience award 

25 Aug

A teenager who was put into an induced coma while battling a rare cancer has won an award for his resilience.

GCSE results: Record English grades for The Royal Docks Community School 

24 Aug

Pupils taking their GCSEs at The Royal Docks School have scored record-breaking results in English.

GCSE results: Rokeby School achieves strong grades in maths as boys thrive in new system 

24 Aug

Rokeby School, a boys school in Canning Town, is celebrating a strong set of GCSE results today after changes in the exam system “benefitted boys.

Beckton toddler to fly to Germany for cancer treatment 

21 Aug

A Beckton toddler is set to receive potentially life-saving treatment on her brain tumour.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Former Olympic Stadium Stratford report by Cllr Conor McAuley to his ward 

21 Sep

Councillor’s Report to Custom House Branch Labour Party September 2017.

REMINDER – Grenfell Tower: The anatomy of a disaster & the future of social housing in London – Newham Fabians 20 Sept 2017 

19 Sep

REMINDER: Tom Copley, GLA lead on Housing speaking this Thursday 20 September 7-9pm at Eat 16 Cafe, St Luke's Community Centre, Canning Town, E16 1HN Agenda 1.

Richard House Children’s Hospice need your old £ coins 

15 Sep

There’s just one month until the Bank of England’s deadline for using your old £1 coins.

Khan cycling cuts mean Woolwich Road flyover becomes Silvertown Tunnel sticking point 

25 Aug

Cuts made by mayor Sadiq Khan to London’s cycling programmes mean the Woolwich Road flyover in east Greenwich has become a late sticking point in the planning process for the controversial Silvertown Tunnel.

Getting Chili in the Docks 

14 Aug

London based company  CPBS Marine Services  are regular visitors to the KGV Lock in London’s Royal Docks and the latest visit saw the latest addition to their fleet make its first visit.

Cunning stunt 

9 Aug

A quiet word in your ear, Sir Robin… If you were an electorally unsuccessful Scottish Labour politician looking to make a fresh start down south, where would you head for? Newham might look like a pretty good option.

Stephen Timms calls for government action on acid attacks 

13 Jul

On Monday, Stephen call for tighter restrictions on the sales of substances used in acid attacks.

Love to SWIM 

10 Jul

Recommended local swimming classes for children aged 3 years plus and adults including women only and girls only swimming inTower Hamlets and Royal Docks in Newham.

Police and mayor move to reassure Muslims in Tower Hamlets after acid attacks spark hate crime fears 

7 Jul

Resham Khan was attacked in Beckton on June 21 Pic: Daniel Mann – Go Fund Me A series of acid attacks in East London has renewed concerns among the Muslim community in Tower Hamlets over their safety and the spread of Islamaphobia Fears have been ...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Air Line 

28 Jun

It seems hardly possible that London's favourite cablecar is five years old today.

Christian Wolmar on London’s zero emissions nirvana – can the new strategy really achieve that by 2050?  

25 Jun

In the week that the Mayor of London announced his new London Transport Strategy (out for consultation until the 2nd October – read more here ), come join us for a discussion and debate with Transport expert Christian Wolmar to discuss the ...

Giants in the Royal Docks 

10 Jun

The ExCel exhibition centre sits on the dockside of Royal Victoria Dock and hosts a wide range of events and a few of these each year have a maritime theme and occasionally these events attract visiting vessels to the Royal Docks.

Old West Ham to Stanley Kubrick’s Beckton 

4 Jun

Here’s some footage from the walk I did for Chapter 2 of my book This Other London in the summer of 2012, just before the London Olympics – starting in Leytonstone then going past West Ham Church and the site of Stratford Langthorne Abbey onwards...

Pause to remember Jo Cox MP – Westhammers at “Arc in the Park” 

25 May

A lot has happened since Sunday, when UK political parties suspended General Election campaigning for one hour in order to remember murdered young mum and MP, Jo Cox, and to visit community projects.

Royal Albert 

18 May

Post to the south North Woolwich Albert Road 199 Kennard Street Community Centre and Health Centre.

Re-electing Lyn Brown in Custom House & Forest Gate 

17 May

A great collage of photos from recent campaigning.

Introducing our new candidate for East Ham #GE2017 

13 May

Ex-investment banker Chidi Oti-Obihara has lived in Beckton for 6 years and is standing on a platform for improving local lives...


13 May

Post to the north East Ham Post to the east Bec k ton Aaron Hill Road New housing built under the London Docklands Development Corporation post -1980 This is on the site of part of the Beckton Gas Works Tar and Liquor works – but mainly on a tangle...

Re-electing Lyn Brown – Forest Gate, West Ham & Canning Town 

11 May

Picture collage from canvass in Forest Gate North on Tuesday evening, West Ham ward on Wednesday evening and a Labour stall outside the busy West Ham Station tonight (which is confusingly not in West Ham ward but Canning Town North).

West Hammers at Home and Away (Ilford North) 

7 May

Picture collage from yesterday's (Saturday) Labour campaigning in West Ham and Ilford North.

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 ...

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