North East London hyperlocal portal Friday 25 May 2018

Beckton • Canning Town • Royal Docks

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.

Free community event expected to draw hundreds returning to Canning Town 

23 May

An annual free community festival in Canning Town is set to return this summer.

Traffic chaos continues following A13 Beckton crash and Barking fire 

23 May

The A13 remains partially closed in the London-bound direction following a collision between two lorries this morning.

A13 partially closed after crash involving two lorries near Beckton 

23 May

The A13 is partially closed this morning following a serious collision between two lorries.

A13 underpass in Canning Town transformed into urban artwork 

22 May

A section of the A13 underpass in Canning Town has been transformed into a work of art.

A13 partially closed due to ‘police incident’ at Prince Regent Lane junction 

21 May

The A13 is closed westbound between the Beckton flyover and Prince Regent Lane this evening.

Barking mosque to support Beckton hospice during Ramadan 

18 May

A Barking mosque is giving its support to Richard House Children’s Hospice during Ramadan this year.

Football club’s fun run for Beckton charity 

18 May

Footballers are set to swap the pitch for the pavement when they take on a 10km run for charity.

London Boat Show 2019 cancelled due to lack of support for ExCeL event 

18 May

An annual Royal Docks boat show that has attracted the likes of Joanna Lumley, Nicole Scherzinger and Princess Anne has been cancelled due to a lack of support.

Silvertown teenager appears in court accused of ‘acid attack’ robberies 

17 May

A teenager from Silvertown has appeared in court charged with carrying out a series of robberies involving a noxious substance.

Silvertown teenager charged with ‘acid attack’ robberies 

17 May

A teenager from Silvertown is one of three people charged with carrying out a series of robberies involving a noxious substance.

Canning Town children’s charity launches partnership with Nepalese school 

16 May

Canning Town charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, launched a partnership with a school in Nepal this month.

Beckton B&Q to host second fundraising mission for homeless charity Shelter 

16 May

Staff at BQ in Beckton are trying to raise money for homeless charity Shelter, after a fundraiser earlier this month failed to meet their expectations.

Ronan Point tragedy killed four people and changed how tower blocks were built 

15 May

On May 16, 1968, Ivy Hodge was asleep on the 18th floor of Ronan Point, a tower block in Butchers Road, Custom House.

Custom House school helps students get more than £800k worth of private sixth form education 

15 May

A Custom House secondary school is helping its pupils access private education worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

The Canning Town campaigners fighting to keep the legacy of Ronan Point alive. 

11 May

A permanent memorial to Ronan Point is in the pipeline thanks to the work of two budding Canning Town historians.

Beckton pupils complete sponsored walk for autism charity 

11 May

Pupils at a Beckton school have taken part in a sponsored walk to raise more than £340 for the National Autistic Society.

Silvertown Tunnel Thames crossing plans approved 

10 May

The Silvertown Tunnel will link Greenwich Peninsula with the Royal Docks.

New history tour about the Royal Docks, Canary Wharf and Isle of Dogs – on the roof of the O2 Arena 

10 May

The Museum of London Docklands are giving their latest set of historical tours from the top of the O2 arena.

Silvertown tunnel plans approved 

10 May

The Silvertown tunnel has been given the go-ahead by the planning inspectorate.

Windrush Generation: Custom House pupils protest to prime minister Theresa May 

27 Apr

About 200 schoolchildren moved by the plight of the Windrush generation wrote to Prime Minister Theresa May to protest.

Ex-Stratford journalist turns from news to fantasy – and cites the Kray Twins as inspiration 

25 Apr

Ilford-born Paul Thomas made his name on the Stratford Express covering the Kray twins, organised crime and Newham in the 50s and 60s.

Students take to the Royal Docks in the sunshine for Achievers’ Day rowing event 

20 Apr

High achievers from London and Essex were rewarded for their hard work with a lesson in rowing on the Royal Docks yesterday.

Victim of Beckton acid attacker John Tomlin says he ‘deserved the death penalty’ 

20 Apr

One of the victims of acid attacker John Tomlin has refused to forgive him, saying he “deserves the death penalty”.

Canning Town man who threw acid in the faces of two cousins in Beckton is jailed for 16 years 

20 Apr

An acid attacker who left cousins with permanent physical and mental scars had been sentenced to 16 years in prison.

Canning Town man will be sentenced today for acid attack on two cousins in Beckton 

20 Apr

A Canning Town man who intentionally threw acid in the faces of two cousins as they sat in a car in Beckton will be sentenced today.

Canning Town priest speaks out about gang violence, organised crime and community fragmentation in Newham 

18 Apr

A Canning Town priest has said it’s time to get angry about youth gang violence.

Apprentices needed at construction sites in Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Canning Town 

13 Apr

Apprenticeships are being offered on the building sites in Whitechapel, Canary Wharf and Canning Town for on-the-job training for careers in construction.

Who you gonna call? Silvertown man’s London Marathon record bid 

12 Apr

Running the London Marathon on your own is hard enough - so imagine what it’s like being connected to five other people.

Carpetright in Beckton to close 

12 Apr

Carpetright in Beckton is to be closed by the struggling retailer.

Revealed: £1 billion plans for 'peace theme park' in Silvertown 

10 Apr

An Indian billionaire has launched an extraordinary bid to take control of a site at the centre of one of Londons biggest regeneration plans and build a £1 billion peace theme park.

Hyperlocal & blogs

“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.

2017 #dlr_blog year in review 

29 Dec

2017 turned out to be a busy and varied year with many more cruise ship visitors and well as a significant number of warships – helped in part by the biennial DSEi defence show in the Royal Docks and a goodwill visit by a Chinese navy flotilla.

Anti Academies Protest Hallsville School 

23 Dec

Photo college from protest outside Hallsville Primary School on Wednesday evening against the Academisation of our schools.

The Other Silvertown Explosion 

21 Dec

This article first appeared in London Historians Members’ Newsletter from June 2017.

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