North East London hyperlocal portal Thursday 19 July 2018

Beckton • Canning Town • Royal Docks

Silvertown explosion hero recognised with blue plaque 

16 Jul

When a fire broke out in a Silvertown munitions factory in 1917, Andrea Angel knew how dangerous it could be.

Edible garden officially opens at Gallions Primary School in Beckton 

12 Jul

A primary school in Beckton opened an ‘edible garden’ last week.

Royal Docks walk organised to celebrate Nelson Mandela’s 100th birthday 

11 Jul

The University of East London will be marking the 100th anniversary of Nelson Mandela’s birth with a mile-long walk through the Royal Docks.

Royal Docks redevelopment ‘could create nearly 26,000 extra homes’ 

9 Jul

The Royal Docks redevelopment could create nearly 26,000 homes and 650,000 square metres of office space by the time it’s done, forecasts suggest.

Q&A: My Newham – Pamela Haynes, author from Canning Town 

3 Jul

Supporting young people and tackling gang culture through education should be our top priorities, according to author Pamela Haynes.

Man arrested after police swoop in Canning Town street 

3 Jul

A man has been arrested on suspicion of possessing a gun following a police stop in Canning Town this morning.

Jailed Beckton fly-tipper banned from Newham 

3 Jul

A flytipper who dumped 20 tonnes of builders waste on a Beckton road has been banned from Newham.

Beckton Primary School joins three others in celebrating academy status 

29 Jun

A primary school in Beckton celebrated its academy status with a party last week.

Royal Docks regeneration plans costing £314 million are given the green light 

28 Jun

Plans for the regeneration of the Royal Docks have been given the go-ahead.

Promise Nkenda stabbing: 18-year-old becomes fifth teen to be charged with murder 

28 Jun

A fifth teenager has been arrested in relation to the fatal stabbing of Promise Nkenda in Canning Town in February.

Canning Town poster campaign aims to inspire girls to become engineers 

26 Jun

If you’ve passed through Canning Town station recently, you may have noticed posters profiling some of the staff that work there.

Canning Town charity launches children’s lego club 

26 Jun

Canning Town children’s charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve have launched a lego club.

Appeal to trace dockers who worked with Patsy Holland unloading asbestos in the Royal Docks in the 1960s 

22 Jun

Wendy Holland is living on borrowed time after being diagnosed with the deadly mesothelioma “asbestos disease” caused by hugging her dad as a toddler when he came home every night from working in the docks in the 1960s.

Vigil held in Beckton on the anniversary of Edson Da Costa’s death following police stop 

22 Jun

A vigil has been held in Beckton for Edson Da Costa, the young man who died after being arrested by police a year ago.

One year anniversary vigil to be held today for Edson da Costa who died after police stop in Beckton 

21 Jun

A memorial service to a young father who died after a police stop in Beckton is taking place today to mark the one-year anniversary of his death.

Silvertown tunnel ‘fundamentally contradicts’ Sadiq Khan’s transport strategy, Newham’s mayor says 

19 Jun

The Silvertown Tunnel scheme “fundamentally contradicts” the mayor of London’s transport strategy, Newham’s mayor has claimed.

Jailed: Canning Town dealer who kept drugs in bum for four days 

18 Jun

A dealer who kept drugs in his bum for four days after being caught trying to sell to a police officer has been jailed for five years.

Jail for flytipper who dumped 20 tonnes of waste in Beckton 

15 Jun

Shocking video footage captures the moment a flytipper dumps 20 tonnes of waste on a busy Beckton road.

New developers to take over 3,000-home Silvertown project 

14 Jun

Plans to buy out a company which has gained approval for 3,000 homes in Silvertown have been announced.

Ground broken on site of new Canning Town housing development 

14 Jun

The ground has been broken on a new housing project in Canning Town.

Beckton singer impresses on Britain’s Got Talent semi-final despite not going through 

4 Jun

A singer from Beckton made the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

Canning Town charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve gets £3,000 worth of computer equipment 

1 Jun

Canning Town children’s charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, have just installed a computer suite worth £3,000.

Lord Promise Nkenda death: Fourth teen charged 

31 May

The victim was found dead with stab wounds in Canning Town on Valentine's Day.

Promise Nkenda stabbing: Boy, 17, is fourth teen to be charged with murder 

31 May

A 17-year-old boy has become the fourth teenager to be charged with the murder of Promise Nkenda in Canning Town.

Hero of Silvertown explosion to be honoured with blue plaque 

31 May

A hero chemist who was killed in the Silvertown explosion while attempting to rescue others will be honoured with a blue plaque.

Beckton site manager reaches finals of construction industry awards 

30 May

A site manager from the Royal Albert Wharf development in Beckton has been recognised for her work in the construction industry.

Beckton singer makes it to semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent 

30 May

A singer from Beckton has made it to the semi-finals of Britain’s Got Talent.

Autistic boy, 12, forced to resit Year 6 due to Newham Council admin error 

25 May

A Beckton schoolboy has been forced to resit Year 6 and is in limbo without a secondary school place because a Newham Council admin error means he has not been found a place at a secondary school.

New vocational qualification, T-Levels, to be taught at technical college in the Royal Docks 

25 May

A college in Newham is one of 52 in the country to be teaching the new T-Level.

Art collective to deliver workshops in Plaistow about using recycling to make art 

25 May

An art collective is teaching people in Plaistow and Canning Town how to make sculptures out of recycled materials.

Commuters facing rush hour delays after A13 Beckton crash and Barking fire 

23 May

Commuters are set to face congestion on the roads this evening - and that’s if they even made it in at all.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Along the Harcamlow Way from Roydon to Ware 

25 Jun

The joy of absconding – escaping from the obligations of everyday life and just wandering the countryside or the city streets.

Crossrail ventilation shaft crowned in purple wildflowers 

18 Jun

A ventilation and access shaft for the Elizabeth line at Canning Town has been covered in purple wildflowers, supplied by the same firm that laid out the wildflower meadows for the London 2012 Olympics.

Potholes in the road, 1st June 

1 Jun

Two very large potholes in the road on the approach to the Beckton roundabout coming from Barking and Dagenham.

“50th anniversary of Ronan Point” & “Are tenants being listened to on safety?” (NO) 

17 May

"Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz yesterday (Wednesday 16 May ) laid flowers and attended a special memorial event to mark the day, 50 years ago, that four people died in the Ronan Point tower block disaster.

West Ham Labour Party Local Council Elections Celebration with Richard Burgon MP 

12 May

Some pictures from our local elections celebration and fundraiser event held on Thursday evening in Eat16 (Canning Town) compered by our MP Lyn Brown and introduced our guest speaker, Richard Burgon MP, Shadow Justice Minister (while on route back ...

The lowest bus 

9 May

The lowest numbered London bus that...

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" .


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 ...

When Harry met Albert and George 

11 Apr

No, not another version of the film but the return of ASV Harry to London’s Royal Docks – specifically the Royal Albert Dock and the King George V Docks.

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.

#Labourdoorstop Weekend – Mayoral Candidate Rokhsana Fiaz & Lyn Brown MP lead West Ham Campaign teams (& an evening off with Nina Simone) 

25 Mar

Photo collage of a busy weekend for West Ham Labour.

Public open day at Crossrail’s Custom House station 

24 Mar

Sitting next to the DLR and the huge Excel exhibition centre, when it opens, Custom House will be the only above ground station in Crossrail’s central section.

Drain blocked at pedestrian crossing from station to Hallsville Quarter/ibis hotel. Causes a flood each time it rains and you can’t cross and have to move further down the road to cross which is dangerous, 19th March 

19 Mar

Drain blocked localised flooding at pedestrian crossing which is dangerous Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 18 Silvertown Way, E16 Report on FixMyStreet...

Newham Labour Mayoral Candidate Rokhsana Fiaz “Thank You” Party 

18 Mar

This is a really lovely picture from Roksana's "thank you" party for supporters which took place last night at our campaign HQ in Canning Town.

#Oi18 – Rise of the robots 

16 Mar

Every two years the  Oceanology International  trade event comes to the ExCel London Exhibition Centre in London’s Royal Docks.

Another Crossrail station tour announced 

12 Mar

There’s a chance to visit the next in the series of tours that Crossrail are running of their stations over the next few months.

Happy International Women’s Day Eve! (meeting West Ham Women’s Forum on Tuesday 13 March at Eat16 7.30pm) 

7 Mar

Please join us next Tuesday 13th March as we celebrate International Women's Day with Sarah Green, the Director of End Violence Against women Coalition.

Killer Whale in Royal Docks!! 

27 Feb

Just when you thought it was safe to go back in to the water in Royal Victoria Dock (not that you are allowed to of course!!) there have been numerous sightings of a Killer Whale, or Orca, speeding around the Dock.

Standing down 

17 Feb

Beckton Cllr David Christie is standing down.

Day 2 of Rerun Newham Labour Mayoral Trigger – Canning Town North & Custom House vote NO for an open selection 

30 Jan

This is turning into a massacre.

“Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz set to challenge for mayor of Newham” 

30 Jan

"Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz has announced she will challenge to be Labour’s candidate for mayor of Newham if party members agree to an open selection.


29 Jan

Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz OBE has announced that she will challenge Sir Robin for Labour’s mayoral nomination should the trigger ballot result in an open selection.

Trigger dates 

28 Jan

Here are the dates for the Labour Party branch meetings to re-run the trigger ballot.

London Public Art – Landed by Les Johnson 

25 Jan

This recent sculpture was erected in 2009 as a tribute to the history of the people who worked in the Royal Docks and their families from 1855 to 1983.

Custom House Ward is 2nd branch to hold Newham Mayoral Trigger – 7.30 Tuesday 30 January at Ascension Church E13 

24 Jan

Custom House ward will hold the 2nd West Ham ward Labour Party trigger (out of 10) on the Newham Labour Mayor on 7.30pm Tuesday 30 January in Ascension Church, Baxter Rd, London, E16 3HJ.

Flying boats in the Royal Docks 

20 Jan

So the London Boat Show has been and gone for another year and the last of the boats are on their way back to their home locations.

Custom House DLR reopens following Crossrail works 

7 Jan

A day early, or several weeks late, depending on your perspective, Custom House DLR has reopened to the public.

Docklands commuters get their station back — and soon it will be bigger and better, says TfL 

4 Jan

CUSTOM HOUSE DLR station is to reopen, almost a year since it closed for work to modernise it and link it better to a new line.

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