North East London hyperlocal portal Wednesday 22 February 2017

East Ham & Upton Park news

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.

East Ham man admits stealing powdered baby milk from supermarket 

10 Jan

A man who admitted stealing £143 worth of powdered baby milk from a supermarket was ordered to pay a £105 fine at Barkingside Magistrates Court.

Teenager praised for challenging fly-tippers in East Ham 

5 Jan

A former Young Mayor of Newham has been hailed a hero after tackling two fly-tippers who were dumping rubbish at night.

East Ham road closed for crime scene after shots reported 

3 Jan

A residential road is still cordoned off by police this morning after shots were reported last night.

East Ham fraudster jailed after card scamming gang busted 

20 Dec

A fraudster who built devices to scam Tube passengers was sentenced yesterday to four-and-a-half years behind bars.

East Ham leisure centre to close for Christmas spruce up 

15 Dec

East Ham Leisure Centre will close during the festive period to allow for planned maintenance work.

Forest school students bring Christmas cheer to East Ham care home 

14 Dec

Christmas came early for a group of care home residents thanks to the generosity of a group of schoolchildren.

Crowds gather to stand up against domestic violence in East Ham 

14 Dec

More than 120 people gathered for a special candlelight vigil in a mark of solidarity with women who have been victims of domestic violence.

Man, 20, stabbed in East Ham 

14 Dec

A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in East Ham last night.

East Ham shop owner ‘heartbroken’ after fire devastates family business 

9 Dec

The owner of a family-run furniture business says he has been left “heartbroken” after a fire completely gutted his premises.

Sex assault suspect from East Ham ‘took his own life’ before trial 

8 Dec

A man who was found dead on a bench had been due to go on trial for sexually assaulting a girl.

East Ham boxing tournament raises thousands 

6 Dec

An army reservist has traded blows on the battlefield for blows in the boxing ring to raise thousand of pounds for charity.

East Ham teenager lands Cadet of the Year title 

6 Dec

A hard working teenager has been named St John Ambulance’s East London Cadet of the Year for 2017.

East Ham man’s family protest at Parliament over Aids deaths in blood scandal 

1 Dec

Campaigners protested outside Parliament today to commemorate 1,018 people who lost their lives to Aids due to the contaminated blood disaster.

Adorable cat and kittens found dumped in East Ham 

30 Nov

Five kittens and their mother have been found dumped in a box full of their own filth.

Serial killer’s East Ham drug dealer jailed for 30 months 

23 Nov

An East Ham dealer believed to have unwittingly supplied serial killer Stephen Port with the drugs he used to kill one of his victims has been jailed.

East Ham actress killed in road crash was ‘full of life’ 

22 Nov

Tributes have poured in for an actor and singer tipped for stardom who has died after being hit by a car.

East Ham man’s victory in SAS challenge show 

18 Nov

To win a programme called SAS: Who Dares Wins suggests a person is pretty hard.

Hyperlocal & blogs

“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.

Boleyn Ground redevelopment approved by Newham Council 

15 Mar

Newham Council has agreed to invest £18 million in the redevelopment of West Ham’s Upton Park ground to increase the number of affordable homes to 295.

Stephen becomes Apprenticeship Champion 

26 Feb

“ I want local young people to be the rising stars of the future, and local employers to help grow that talent.

Stephen visits Deanston Wharf 

16 Feb

The East Ham MP learned all about the valuable contribution of apprentices during a visit to the Royal Wharf development.

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