North East London hyperlocal portal Wednesday 21 March 2018

Beckton • Canning Town • Royal Docks

ExCeL arms fair racks up £1m policing bill 

16 Mar

Nearly £1 million from the public purse was spent policing a major international arms fair in Royal Docks.

Royal Docks Academy pupils witness democracy firsthand in trip to Parliament 

14 Mar

Students from the Royal Docks Academy visited Parliament as part of their citizenship lessons.

Beckton crash: police appeal for information after driver confirmed dead 

13 Mar

Police have confirmed that a 31-year-old man from Ilford has died following a four car collision near the Gallion Reach shopping centre in Beckton.

Crash involving three cars in Beckton leaves motorist needing emergency treatment 

12 Mar

A crash involving three cars near the Gallions Reach shopping centre has left a victim needing emergency treatment.

Canning Town GP surgery in special measures after scathing CQC report 

9 Mar

A GP surgery in Canning Town has been branded “inadequate” across the board in a scathing inspectorate report.

Fifth arrest over fatal stabbing of teenager Promise Nkenda 

9 Mar

A fifth teenager has been arrested over a fatal stabbing in Canning Town on Valentine’s Day.

Beckton student stages Made in Dagenham at LSE 

8 Mar

A woman from Beckton is starring in the London School of Economics’ performance of Made in Dagenham.

Trike stolen from disabled children’s charity in Canning Town 

8 Mar

A thief has caused heartbreak for a Canning Town charity working with disabled youngsters – by making off with a specialist trike.

134 flats built in Canning Town — but none are for sale 

8 Mar

A brand new block of 134 flats has been built in Canning Town — but none of them will be for sale.

Canning Town charity AAA launches Sunday Lunch club for elderly people 

7 Mar

An initiative for lonely elderly people is launching at the Terence Brown Arc in Hermit Road Park, Canning Town.

Kingsford Community School pupils win trip to China in language contest 

7 Mar

Pupils from a Beckton school have grabbed a gong at a Mandarin Chinese language contest.

Q&A: My Newham 

7 Mar

Casey Howard is a member of PEACH, a community group working to protect residents during the Custom House regeneration.

Newham Labour’s mayoral candidates promise to protect residents’s rights during Custom House regeneration 

6 Mar

An influential housing alliance in Custom House has set out a list of demands for Newham’s Labour mayoral candidates.

Firefighters save Louise’s bacon after she became trapped at Custom House farm 

6 Mar

Firefighters had to use their “specialist equipment” to rescue a 150kg pig whose head was trapped between a concrete and railings at its pen at a farm in Custom House.

Hero themed writing workshop for budding young authors in Canning Town 

2 Mar

Canning Town Explore Learning Centre is hosting a marvellous writing workshop on Tuesday in conjunction with the National Young Writers’ Awards.

Silvertown’s Tate & Lyle refinery marks its’ 140th birthday with banner – and hope for a Brexit future 

2 Mar

The Tate factory has sat on the banks of the Thames in Silvertown for 140 years.

Lord Promise Nkenda death: Boy, 14, charged with murder 

1 Mar

The victim was found dead with stab wounds in Canning Town last month.

Motorcyclist dies after Canning Town collision 

28 Feb

A motorcyclist has died following a collision in Canning Town.

Silvertown tunnel scheme will not significantly affect air quality, latest assessment reveals 

26 Feb

The latest assessment of the Silvertown tunnel scheme has concluded it will not have a significant impact on air quality.

Crossrail train takes maiden Elizabeth line journey from Abbey Wood to Canning Town 

26 Feb

The first Crossrail train went along the Elizabeth line last night as engineers tested a section of the tracks, travelling from Abbey Wood to Connaught Tunnel.

Community mourns Canning Town stabbing victim Promise Nkenda 

26 Feb

Friends and family of a teenager stabbed to death in Canning Town on Valentine’s Day released balloons in his memory on Sunday.

Hollywood actor Lennie James inspires Kingsford Community School pupils to read more 

22 Feb

Actor Lennie James has met with pupils from a Beckton school to discuss the importance reading had in his journey from a children’s home to Hollywood.

Canning Town gang member jailed after shotgun found in Volkswagen car 

21 Feb

A 22-year-old gang member has been imprisoned for conspiracy to possess a firearm with intent to endanger life, after he was stopped in a vehicle with a shotgun.

Promise Nkenda stabbing: Police make third arrest 

20 Feb

Police investigating the murder of a teenager in Canning Town on Valentine’s Day have made a third arrest.

Two charged with murder after teenage music producer stabbed in London 

19 Feb

Promise Nkenda, 17, was stabbed to death (Picture: Facebook) Two teenagers have been charged with murder after a 17-year-old was stabbed to death in east London last week.

Promise Nkenda stabbing: Two charged over Newham death 

19 Feb

The 17-year-old victim was stabbed in Canning Town, east London, on Valentine's Day.

Two boys, 17, charged with the murder of Promise Nkenda in Canning Town 

19 Feb

Two teenage boys have been charged with the murder of a 17-year-old who was stabbed to death in Canning Town on Valentine’s Day.

Teacher who sent sexually motivated messages to girl, 15, while working at a Newham school is banned from the classroom 

16 Feb

A teacher who sent sexually motivated Whatsapp messages to an underage girl while he worked at a school in Beckton has been banned from the classroom.

Tributes paid to Canning Town murder victim Promise Nkenda 

16 Feb

Detectives say no arrests have been made over Promise Nkenda's death.

Newham exhibition celebrates social justice campaigners from the US to the East End 

16 Feb

The story of the US civil rights movement and Newham’s human rights history is being told in an exhibition at the Beckton Globe Library.

Teenage business prodigy from Custom House is invited to Downing Street by the prime minister 

16 Feb

A 17-year-old business owner from Custom House has been called on by the prime minister for his business expertise.

Hyperlocal & blogs

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.

“On the Rent Strike in West Ham and Canning Town in Newham London Borough” 

20 Dec

"The Housing Crisis in London has over the past decade developed and manifested in a variety of forms.

Helicopter, lights, camera, action!! 

19 Dec

Anyone crossing the bascule bridge on Woolwich Manor Way from North Woolwich yesterday evening might have noticed a helicopter, lights and smoke on Albert Island.

Stephen visits local youth finance scheme 

30 Nov

Stephen has visited a project aiming to help young people to manage money.

Silvertown Tunnel: Government asks TfL to look again at air quality 

14 Nov

Transport for London has been asked to reassess the air quality impact of its proposed Silvertown Tunnel after the Department for Transport delayed making a decision on the controversial new road for another six months.

#LCYturns30 (the view from North Woolwich) 

27 Oct

On 26th October 1987 the first aircraft arrived at London City Airport located in the Royal Docks area of East London and a few days later on the 5th November the airport was officially opened.

Newham Word Festival 

23 Oct

6th – 19th November Arabic Calligraphy and the Art of Words Rosetta Art Centre will be working in collaboration with artist Aisha Naim, to explore the therapeutic properties of Arabic Calligraphy through a series of workshops, which will be ...

West Ham Labour Campaign & Social Update 

21 Oct

Sunday 22 October; 11am; Stratford Station (Westfield entrance); Political Education Social; Daniel Blaney and juliannemarriott@me.

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.

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