Beckton • Canning Town • Royal Docks
A father using the same route as a cyclist killed in a lorry crash has warned it could happen again.
The relative of a mother killed in an explosion in Silvertown is calling for a memorial plaque to include the names of residents who died in the blast.
Nearly 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a scrapyard in Canning Town which can be seen from miles away.
A terrified kitten which was trapped on a busy roundabout in Canning Town for a month has been rescued by a former model.
Motorists are facing a seven-mile tailback after a number of vehicles crashed this morning.
A deaf chef has broken down barriers against the hard of hearing to realise a childhood dream to open his own cafe.
A family are appealing for help in finding their dog who went missing in Beckton.
A widow whose husband died following a heart attack while on his way out to celebrate New Year’s Eve is appealing for help to find the “good samaritan” who rushed to his aid.
The boss of a cyclist who died after a collision with a lorry close to the Silvertown factory where he worked has paid tribute to him.
A charity has merged with a social business in a move to protect its future.
The man, in his 30s, was found with critical injuries in North Woolwich Road.
Enhanced event spaces, quieter homework areas and improved wifi are just some of the improvements set to come to Custom House library as part of a refurbishment project.
A cyclist has died following a collision in Silvertown.
A police investigation has been launched after the body of a 35-year-old man was discovered at Canning Town tube station.
An IT expert lay undiscovered for up to seven hours after falling down stairs to his death at a Tube station.
Arch 1 owner is looking forward to a busy year and getting things back on track, as they put a six month closure behind them.
Residents in a street in Canning Town were awoken in the early hours of Sunday morning by a motorbike – but rather than the vehicle revving loudly or backfiring, the noise came from an explosion.
A woman who has lived with leukaemia most of her life is appealing to south Asian people to give her another chance at life by registering as stem cell donors.
Singer songwriter, Byron Gold, has got big plans for this coming year.
The world’s biggest manufacturers will be roaring into the Royal Docks to show off their latest and most exclusive bikes.
It’s out with the monkey and in with the rooster.
Video: CCTV appeal after Canning Town shopkeeper is punched and threatened with metal bar in robbery over eggs theftNewham Recorder 3 Feb
Police investigating a violent robbery of a shopkeeper have released CCTV footage of four men wanted in connection with the incident.
A primary school leader has expressed fears for her pupils’ health because of the polluted air around her school.
A marina owner ordered to leave her site by City Hall says she is feeling “hopeful” after a judge said her case must go to trial.
The last complete steam coaster ship in the world may have escaped the scrapyard.
Hospital patients met with The Princess Royal during a visit to promote the positive link between occupational therapy and mental health.
Relatives of those killed in “London’s biggest ever explosion” at a munitions factory have paid their respects at a centenary memorial.
A decision to grant extended planning permission for a concrete batching facility has “disappointed” residents living 500 metres away.
A 1917 explosion at a TNT factory that rocked east London is recalled through the voices of witnesses.
Seventy three people were killed in the explosion (Picture: Getty) Looking at the figures from the Silvertown explosion, it’s hard to imagine anything on that scale ever happening again.
The owner of a flood-hit venue is using its reopening to say thank you to the community who helped to repair it.
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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 ...
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 ...
DearJohn Canvassing here and away (forCopeland and Stoke by-elections), Brexit curry and Future of the Left debate...
Around three years ago, I posted the remarkable story of the SS Robin which has been located in the Royal Docks.
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.
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.
Councillor James Beckles (Plaistow North) on his blog today : Monday 23rd January it was our first Newham Labour Group after the Christmas break.
(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.
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’853 blog 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 ...
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.
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.
The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.
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 Ten years ago today (sorry, it's a bit of retrospective week), one of East London's oldest railway lines closed down.
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...
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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.
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 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.
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.
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 ...
If someone now asks you the question if you know of a good hotel in the Royal Docks area of East London you will be able to say that there is the Good Hotel .
Picture college from Saturday's West Ham Labour street stall and door knock in Canning Town.
“Education not Segregation” – West Ham Labour Party Street Stall: Barking Rd, 11.30am, Saturday 8 OctoberJohn Gray's Labour Blog 5 Oct
"Despite the rain we had a great turnout last week - so we'd thought we'd do it again.
Pic: Policy Exchange, Flickr Campaigners have attacked Sadiq Khan’s decision to give the green light to a new road tunnel under the Thames in east London– which he is hoping to open in 2023 to help tackle increasing congestion and pollution.
The Mayor of London has outlined aspirations for a number of new river crossings in East London, which is a bit of a north-south barrier at the moment as far as transport is concerned.
A very different and interesting visit on open house weekend was to Custom House.
No, it’s not a rerun or remake of the TV series but a commemoration of the 350th anniversary of the Great Fire of London .
As part of next month’s Open House Weekend, Crossrail has confirmed that it will be holding open days letting people down into some of their tunnels and future Elizabeth line stations.
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