East Ham & Upton Park news
A man has today been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend at a house in East Ham.
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’s self-made technology star Naimish Gohil has a global vision for his business.
A woman has been taken to hospital after a crash between a car and a pedestrian.
Climbing walls, indoor caving and a super slide spanning two floors are among the activities planned for East Ham’s new trampoline park.
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.
A taxi driver has been jailed for life for killing two men, including his love rival.
One of East Ham’s most famous celebrities Dame Vera Lynn is to release an album in celebration of her 100th year.
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.
Stephen Timms has said he will defy a Labour party three-line whip by voting against a bill to trigger Article 50.
A taxi driver allegedly beat his wife’s lover and another man to death following a confrontation over the relationship, a court has heard.
A former theatre where The Beatles and Rolling Stones once performed is to be transformed into a £1.8m trampoline park.
He might not have fought on the beaches, but Allan Beckett’s role in the D-Day landings cannot be underestimated.
An overseas student says his future studies in the UK are uncertain – despite winning a legal battle against the Home Office.
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.
A former Young Mayor of Newham has been hailed a hero after tackling two fly-tippers who were dumping rubbish at night.
A residential road is still cordoned off by police this morning after shots were reported last night.
A fraudster who built devices to scam Tube passengers was sentenced yesterday to four-and-a-half years behind bars.
East Ham Leisure Centre will close during the festive period to allow for planned maintenance work.
Christmas came early for a group of care home residents thanks to the generosity of a group of schoolchildren.
More than 120 people gathered for a special candlelight vigil in a mark of solidarity with women who have been victims of domestic violence.
A 20-year-old man was taken to hospital after being stabbed in East Ham last night.
The owner of a family-run furniture business says he has been left “heartbroken” after a fire completely gutted his premises.
A man who was found dead on a bench had been due to go on trial for sexually assaulting a girl.
An army reservist has traded blows on the battlefield for blows in the boxing ring to raise thousand of pounds for charity.
A hard working teenager has been named St John Ambulance’s East London Cadet of the Year for 2017.
Campaigners protested outside Parliament today to commemorate 1,018 people who lost their lives to Aids due to the contaminated blood disaster.
Five kittens and their mother have been found dumped in a box full of their own filth.
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.
Tributes have poured in for an actor and singer tipped for stardom who has died after being hit by a car.
To win a programme called SAS: Who Dares Wins suggests a person is pretty hard.
Hyperlocal & blogs
Check this report by our local Newham weekly newspaper .
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.
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.
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 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.
I was not invited but I understand that this well attended quiz took place last night in East Ham.
The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This square covers sites north of the river only.
HI All For south indian food fans: Anjappar, is a proper Chettinad restaurant serving Tamil Nadu food.
Proposed changes to constituency boundaries could see the seats of East Ham and West Ham carved up, and the latter completely abolished.
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 .
Off messagebut love this picture from today of East Ham born Lewis and his beautiful 2 month daughter, Teagan.
Back this evening from a rerun of the Newham Co-operative Party AGM.
Street light replacement has disregard for wheelchair users.
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 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.
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.
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.
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.
I want local young people to be the rising stars of the future, and local employers to help grow that talent.
The East Ham MP learned all about the valuable contribution of apprentices during a visit to the Royal Wharf development.
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