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Man left with life-changing injuries after East Ham hit and run 

24 Mar

Detectives investigating a hit and run that left a pedestrian with life-changing injuries are appealing for witnesses.


Fire brigade free man trapped under vehicle in East Ham 

23 Mar

A man trapped under a vehicle was freed by firefighters following a road crash in East Ham.


East Ham MP Stephen Timms confirms ‘lockdown’ at Westminster after suspected terror attack 

22 Mar

MP Stephen Timms has spoken to the Recorder from Parliament which is on lockdown after a police officer was believed to have been stabbed outside.


Stephen Timms’ ‘disappointment’ over plans for Plaistow hospital closure 

20 Mar

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has expressed his “disappointment” about the proposed closure of the Acute Day Hospital in Plaistow after meeting with health trust bosses.


Interesting facts about 1917 when Dame Vera Lynn was born 

20 Mar

Dame Vera Lynn, who was born in East Ham and lived in Barking, has turned 100 today.


East Ham school wishes Dame Vera Lynn ‘Happy Birthday’ in live video link 

20 Mar

Dame Vera Lynn has given a group of primary school students the thumbs up after they sang a medley of hits to the “forces sweetheart” to mark her 100th birthday.


Drug-driver jailed for killing East Ham motorcycle display team instructor 

20 Mar

The mum of a young motorcycle display team instructor killed by a speeding drug-driver has paid tribute to a “beautiful soul” as the man responsible for his death is jailed for seven years.


East Ham born Dame Vera Lynn is 100-years-old today 

17 Mar

Newham’s most famous daughter is 100-years-old today.


East Ham cadet praised for saving sister’s life 

13 Mar

A teenage air cadet who could have saved his sister’s life has been recognised with a prestigious Jack Petchey award.


Homes set to be built on disused East Ham community centre site 

10 Mar

Permission to replace a former community centre and the town hall’s annexe with 185 new homes has been unanimously approved.


Consultation prompts concerns over Newham constituency boundary changes 

9 Mar

Proposed changes to constituency boundaries which could see the seats of East Ham and West Ham carved up have prompted concerns over the borough’s identity.


Young Banksys and graffiti artists wanted to create villain for new East Ham trampoline park 

8 Mar

Budding young Banksys have been invited to design a “villain” for a graffiti wall at East Ham’s new trampoline park.


Newham wheelchair service moves to East Ham 

6 Mar

Users of a Newham wheelchair seating service are to benefit from an upgrade in facilities as of today.


East Ham MP Stephen Timms speaks out about Plaistow hospital closure 

1 Mar

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has spoken out against closure of the Acute Day Hospital in Plaistow.


Man charged after knife and drugs found in East Ham 

24 Feb

A man has been charged with being in possession of cannabis and a knife following a search of a car in East Ham.


Man stabbed in East Ham 

24 Feb

A man in his thirties was stabbed last night.


Man who murdered his girlfriend in their East Ham home is jailed for life 

22 Feb

An “enraged and jealous” man who murdered his girlfriend in an attack that was recorded on her mobile phone has been jailed for life today.


Man guilty of murdering girlfriend in East Ham 

21 Feb

A man has today been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend at a house in East Ham.


East Ham football fan’s visits to 101 grounds in one summer 

17 Feb

The Ford Maverick wasn’t a very popular car when it rolled off production lines in the 1990s, but it did have a reputation for being reliable.


East Ham tech boss wants to build his business globally 

17 Feb

East Ham’s self-made technology star Naimish Gohil has a global vision for his business.


Woman injured in crash between car and pedestrian in East Ham 

10 Feb

A woman has been taken to hospital after a crash between a car and a pedestrian.


Climbing walls and caving planned for East Ham trampoline park 

10 Feb

Climbing walls, indoor caving and a super slide spanning two floors are among the activities planned for East Ham’s new trampoline park.


Two men with ‘large quantity’ of class A drugs arrested by police in East Ham 

10 Feb

A huge stash of class A drugs and cash was seized by police after they arrested two men in East Ham during a stop and search.


Life sentence for taxi driver who murdered East Ham love rival 

9 Feb

A taxi driver has been jailed for life for killing two men, including his love rival.


East Ham born Dame Vera Lynn marks 100th birthday with new album 

2 Feb

One of East Ham’s most famous celebrities Dame Vera Lynn is to release an album in celebration of her 100th year.


Former East Ham headteacher struck off over online child abuse footage allegations 

30 Jan

A former primary school headteacher who allegedly paid for a service that live streams child sex abuse in the Philippines has been barred from the classroom for life.


East Ham MP to vote against Article 50 Brexit bill 

30 Jan

Stephen Timms has said he will defy a Labour party three-line whip by voting against a bill to trigger Article 50.


Taxi driver on trial accused of murdering East Ham love rival 

24 Jan

A taxi driver allegedly beat his wife’s lover and another man to death following a confrontation over the relationship, a court has heard.


Trampoline park set for former East Ham theatre 

19 Jan

A former theatre where The Beatles and Rolling Stones once performed is to be transformed into a £1.8m trampoline park.


Blue plaque for East Ham engineer who played key role in D-Day landings 

12 Jan

He might not have fought on the beaches, but Allan Beckett’s role in the D-Day landings cannot be underestimated.


East Ham MP backs student’s visa victory after fraud claims 

10 Jan

An overseas student says his future studies in the UK are uncertain – despite winning a legal battle against the Home Office.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Stephen congratulates Dame Vera Lynn on 100th birthday 

20 Mar

East Ham MP Stephen Timms today wished a Happy Birthday to one of East Ham’s most famous former residents – Dame Vera Lynn, who has reached 100 today.


Upton Park 

8 Mar

Q ♦ East Ham The borough now known as Newham was formerly two old boroughs, namely West Ham and East Ham .


Khan out 

1 Mar

Statement from Newham Labour party: Following a two day hearing on 25 and 26 February, the Labour Party’s National Constitutional Committee has found Newham councillor Obaid Khan guilty of three separate charges of bullying, intimidation, and ...


“Labour members and councillors call for Newham mayoral trigger ballot enquiry” Newham Recorder 

25 Jan

Check this report by our local Newham weekly newspaper .


East to West Ham – through Forest Gate to Upton Park 

30 Dec

It was a tweet I saw at breakfast showing the beginnings of the demolition of Upton Park, the Boleyn Ground, that set me off across Wanstead Flats to take a final look at the iconic home of West Ham United before it was gone forever.


Timing is everything 

22 Dec

Cllr Lakmini Shah, Cabinet Member for Children’s Safeguarding, was among those who discussed the future of the Carpenters estate last week Here’s a curious tale.


West Ham fans on film on their new stadium: a range of views 

19 Dec

Halfway through the season, some supporters of the East London club love their new home, some loathe it and others are just getting used to it West Ham’s move to what is now called the London Stadium, showpiece venue of the 2012 London Olympics, ...


Stephen visits Royal Mail sorting office 

12 Dec

Stephen has visited the East Ham Delivery Office to see first-hand the operation of delivering Christmas post and to pass on season’s greetings to its hardworking staff.


Newham Democracy Triggered Xmas Quiz? 

11 Dec

I was not invited but I understand that this well attended quiz took place last night in East Ham.


Advent Calendar – Day 8 

8 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.


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.


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.


“Mayor facing a challenge for leadership” 

16 Nov

Front page news (and page 5) in this week's Newham Recorder about the challenge by Cllr Dr John Whitworth to Robin Wales about who should be the next Labour candidate for Newham Mayor.


Pete May: football writer 

15 Nov

Everyone has a story.


Jeremy Corbyn says he will bring up Newham Labour Mayoral Trigger Ballot at NEC 

13 Nov

At the London Labour Conference yesterday (which I will post more on later) the Labour Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, gave a stirring and passionate speech on offering hope and inspiration, which resulted in a standing ovation.


Netflix’s The Crown premiere: Matt Smith and Claire Foy interviews 

1 Nov

This evening the new Netflix series The Crown , which tells the human story behind the royal veneer of Queen Elizabeth and her family, premiered in London.


Harry Pollitt in East Ham 

21 Oct

Hat tip to Captain Swing for sending me this record from the GMB national achieves of a "thank you for voting for me"message from a young East Ham based union activist towe presume, members of his local branch.


Bike From Boleyn: 22 October 2016 

17 Oct

Celebrate the special link between Boleyn and West Ham United FC! Take part in a mass bike ride from the Bobby Moore statue to the club’s new stadium in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.


Riverside, west of the Tower and north of the river. Teddington Broom Hall 

30 Sep

This square covers sites north of the river only.


new South Indian restaurant near Wood Green 

22 Sep

HI All For south indian food fans: Anjappar, is a proper Chettinad restaurant serving Tamil Nadu food.


Stephen reacts to Boundary Commission proposals 

14 Sep

Proposed changes to constituency boundaries could see the seats of East Ham and West Ham carved up, and the latter completely abolished.


Boundary review 2018 

13 Sep

As part of the government’s proposals to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 and make parliamentary constituencies more equally sized, the Boundary Commission has published its proposals for London .


My Nephew Lewis and his Baby Daughter Teagan 

6 Aug

Off messagebut love this picture from today of East Ham born Lewis and his beautiful 2 month daughter, Teagan.


Newham Co-op Party AGM 2016 (Rerun) 

18 Jul

Back this evening from a rerun of the Newham Co-operative Party AGM.


Inconsiderate Newham Workers, 12th July 

12 Jul

Street light replacement has disregard for wheelchair users.


Dangerous junction, 29th June 

29 Jun

Travelling eastbound on CS3, the view south down the road into East Ham Industrial Estate is obscured by the boards (with company names etc) attached to fence.


Stephen calls on London schools to take on apprentices 

27 May

Stephen has called on schools in East Ham to take on young people as apprentices, in a number of positions ranging from Teaching Assistants, Business Administration and PE and School Sports support.


A two term limit for elected Mayors 

16 May

LastThursday at a very well attended meeting of my local Forest Gate North Branch Labour Party, members voted overwhelmingly to support the below rule change.


E6: Don’t know where, don’t know when 

3 May

E6 is East Ham.


Newham UNISON AGM 2016: Right to Buy and Pay to Stay 

25 Mar

Last Friday I was a guest speaker at the UNISON Newham Local Government branch AGM in East Ham Town Hall on the Housing Bill which is currently going through the House of Lords.



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