North East London hyperlocal portal Thursday 30 March 2017

Beckton • Canning Town • Royal Docks

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...

Shortlist of bidders for Silvertown tunnel contract announced 

14 Mar

The three companies shortlisted to design and build the proposed Silvertown tunnel have been announced.

Premier Inn agrees deal for 160-room Canning Town hotel 

14 Mar

A 160-room hotel is set to be built in Canning Town as part of a £360 million development.

Free screening in Beckton of Lupita Nyong’o film Queen of Katwe 

14 Mar

A free screening of a film starring Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o is being held in Beckton, complete with free refreshments.

Half price Silvertown tunnel toll proposed for drivers on low incomes 

13 Mar

Drivers on a low income could benefit from subsidised access to the proposed Silvertown tunnel.

Custom House primary school to double in size 

13 Mar

A primary school is set to double in size after planning permission was granted for its expansion.

Missing dementia sufferer Florence Jobe may be in Canning Town 

10 Mar

An elderly woman with dementia has gone missing from Canning Town.

New Canning Town shop allows customers to test vapes 

8 Mar

One of the country’s leading
vape magazine publishers is to open a shop in Canning Town.

Fifth arrest in connection with death of Lewisham stabbing victim Dean Pascale-Modeste 

3 Mar

A fifth person has been arrested in the investigation into the fatal stabbing of former Canning Town student Dean Pascal-Modeste, police have confirmed.

Canning Town man found guilty of stabbing boy, 17, to death outside primary school in Forest Gate 

3 Mar

A man has been convicted of the manslaughter of 17-year-old Champion Ganda in a fight involving belts, a hammer and at least one knife within metres of Sandringham Primary School in Forest Gate.

Lewisham stabbing victim Dean Pascale-Modeste, 21, may have been killed in ‘a case of mistaken identity’ 

3 Mar

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of former Canning Town student Dean Pascal-Modeste, 21, have suggested the young music producer may have been killed in a case of mistaken identity.

New warehouse creates 50 jobs for people in Beckton 

2 Mar

More than 50 jobs are being created in Beckton as a leading building materials supplier is set to open its latest UK branch.

Fatally stabbed Dean Pascale-Modeste, 21, was former Canning Town pupil 

1 Mar

A young man who was stabbed to death days before his 22nd birthday was an ex-school student in Canning Town.

Beckton man wanted in connection with sexual assault committed on the day he was released from prison 

28 Feb

Police are appealing to the public to help them find a man suspected of carrying out a sexual assault on the day he was released from prison.

Canning Town baker inspired by TV cooking up a business 

28 Feb

A mum-of-six has swapped the rush hour traffic to set up a cake-making business out of her kitchen.

Filmmaker seeks Custom House tower block explosion survivors 

24 Feb

Marrying and moving into your first home together is a dream come true for many, but for one young family the dream turned into a nightmare.

West Ham vice-chairman Karren Brady opens 3G football pitch in Beckton 

22 Feb

The vice-chairman of West Ham has unveiled a new all-weather 3G pitch in Beckton.

Silvertown father’s warning after cyclist’s death 

21 Feb

A father using the same route as a cyclist killed in a lorry crash has warned it could happen again.

Call for residents to be included on memorial plaque to Silvertown explosion victims 

17 Feb

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.

Canning Town scrapyard fire: smoke seen for miles 

16 Feb

Nearly 60 firefighters are tackling a blaze at a scrapyard in Canning Town which can be seen from miles away.

Celia Hammond rescues kitten trapped on Canning Town roundabout for a month 

16 Feb

A terrified kitten which was trapped on a busy roundabout in Canning Town for a month has been rescued by a former model.

Queues to Beckton roundabout after A13 multiple vehicle crash 

16 Feb

Motorists are facing a seven-mile tailback after a number of vehicles crashed this morning.

Borough’s first ‘deaf cafe’ opens in Beckton 

15 Feb

A deaf chef has broken down barriers against the hard of hearing to realise a childhood dream to open his own cafe.

Family appeals to find dog missing in Beckton 

14 Feb

A family are appealing for help in finding their dog who went missing in Beckton.

Hyperlocal & blogs

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 ...

A Good Hotel in the Royal Docks 

14 Oct

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 .

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