North East London hyperlocal portal Monday 22 May 2017

East Ham & Upton Park news

Two fires in one hour at Manor Park and East Ham homes 

22 May

Firefighters have attended two blazes that broke out within an hour of each other.

Appeal to find missing Dagenham girl, 14, who could be in Stratford and East Ham 

17 May

Police are appealing for information leading to the whereabouts of a missing schoolgirl from Dagenham.

East Ham pupils named national competition winners with ‘food fuel’ idea 

17 May

A team of East Ham pupils has been named as one of 13 winners in a national schools’ science competition run by Shell.

Jail for loan shark caught after East Ham raid 

15 May

A loan shark who received £325,000 in repayments has been jailed for four months.

Naked man on East Ham roof throws chimney parts in police stand-off 

15 May

A 22-year-old has been charged after a naked man threw chimney parts off a roof during a police stand-off in East Ham.

Election 2017: Beckton resident Chidi Oti-Obihara to run as new Green Party candidate for East Ham 

15 May

The new Green Party candidate for East Ham has been announced as Chidi Oti-Obihara.

Election 2017: East Ham and West Ham candidates announced 

12 May

The candidates for Newham’s two seats in the general election have been announced.

Election 2017: Mirza Zillur Rahman to run as independent candidate in East Ham 

11 May

A barrister who is standing as an independent candidate in June’s general election has spoken of the need to strengthen community foundations.

East Ham curvy mum struts her stuff at fashion show 

9 May

A mother from East Ham was selected to take part in one of the biggest fashion shows in Portugal.

Election 2017: Green Party candidate for East Ham Michael Spracklin on giving voters a voice 

4 May

The Green Party candidate for East Ham has said that people living in the constituency “deserve to have a voice” following the Brexit vote.

East Ham barber releases his second novel 

28 Apr

An East Ham barber has released a second novel to inspire youngsters growing up in east London.

Contaminated blood: MP alleges ‘cover-up’ over scandal that killed East Ham father 

25 Apr

A former health secretary has presented new evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” in the contaminated blood scandal and demanded a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the tragedy.

Election 2017: Lib Dem candidate for East Ham Glanville Williams on ‘most important election in a generation’ 

25 Apr

This year’s general election is “the most important election in a generation”, according to the Liberal Democrat candidate for East Ham.

Bike from Boleyn ride takes place at former West Ham ground 

24 Apr

A year on from the final whistle, bubbles are still blowing outside the Boleyn Ground the former stadium of West Ham.

Teenager charged with alleged East Ham hit and run 

24 Apr

A teenager has been charged in connection with an alleged hit and run that left a woman and two of her grandchildren hospitalised.

General Election 2017: East Ham MP accuses Theresa May’s government of ‘making Britain poorer’ 

21 Apr

Stephen Timms has accused Theresa May’s government of making damaging cuts to services for his constituents.

Giant East Ham trampoline park appoints general manager 

20 Apr

A new trampoline park in East Ham is one step closer to opening now it has appointed a general manager.

Audi stolen in car-jacking in Bromley-by-Bow found dumped in East Ham 

19 Apr

Police are appealing for witnesses after an Audi stolen in a car-jacking where the driver was attacked with a noxious substance was dumped in East Ham.

East Ham MP believes snap general election leaves ‘great deal at stake’ 

18 Apr

East Ham MP Stephen Timms believes there is “a great deal at stake” after Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election.

London Marathon: East Ham family running for cancer charity that helped Jamie, seven 

13 Apr

The family of a young boy who fought a rare form of cancer will take to the streets for the London Marathon in aid of a charity that supported them.

East Ham MP raises concerns about residential parking zones 

13 Apr

Stephen Timms has written to the chief executive of Newham Council outlining his concerns about plans to roll-out residential parking zones across the entire borough.

West Ham United fans share their memories 

13 Apr

West Ham United fans shared their memories of the club and got to know more about the history in East Ham.

East Ham First World War hero honoured with Cenotaph stone 

11 Apr

A war hero who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his service in the First World War has been honoured with a commemorative stone.

Thieves steal driver’s minicab in East Ham in spate of 12 attacks 

6 Apr

Knife-wielding thieves have robbed 12 minicab drivers in one month stealing phones, cash and even cars.

East Ham bed shop set to reopen after ‘devastating’ fire 

6 Apr

The owner of a bed shop which was gutted by fire has thanked the community for their support ahead of its reopening on Saturday.

Girl, 17, stabbed during attempted robbery in East Ham 

5 Apr

A teenage girl who was stabbed as she ran away from a would-be robber has been left with serious injuries, police have said.

East Ham teacher Bobby Seagull on his University Challenge experience 

3 Apr

His unusual surname and broad smile has made Bobby Seagull one of the stars of this year’s series of University Challenge.

East Ham war hero to be honoured with Cenotaph stone 

31 Mar

A soldier who received the Victoria Cross is to be honoured with a commemorative stone in East Ham next month.

East Ham MP raises concerns about free movement of people as UK formally triggers Brexit 

29 Mar

Stephen Timms has said Theresa May needs to “make some compromise on the free movement of people” from Europe to the UK as Article 50 is triggered.

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.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Newham Council AGM 2017 (The Selfie) 

20 May

This may not be very dignified but I do like this picture of some Newham Councillors after our Council Annual General Meeting on Thursday.

Introducing our new candidate for East Ham #GE2017 

13 May

Ex-investment banker Chidi Oti-Obihara has lived in Beckton for 6 years and is standing on a platform for improving local lives...


13 May

Post to the north East Ham Post to the east Bec k ton Aaron Hill Road New housing built under the London Docklands Development Corporation post -1980 This is on the site of part of the Beckton Gas Works Tar and Liquor works – but mainly on a tangle...

Election 2017 – your candidates 

12 May

The lists of candidates standing in the general election for the two Newham constituencies have been published.

West Ham / East Ham 

6 May

K ♦ West Ham The borough now known as Newham was formerly two old boroughs, namely West Ham and East Ham , but in 1965 they were combined and the historic delineation was lost.

Introducing our candidate for East Ham! 

1 May

This weekend we were joined by London Assembly member, Sian Berry, to announce our candidate for East Ham in June’s General Election.

“The most interesting personality in the borough of West Ham” (1896) 

10 Apr

This was Forest Gate Weekly News ' description of Gustav Pagenstecher.

Bike From Boleyn 22 April: Win Everton V West Ham tickets 

6 Apr

At the West Ham Labour Branch meeting this evening, Boleyn Councillor, Veronica Oakeshott encouraged everyone to participate in this event.

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 .

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