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Revealed: East Ham fantasist murderer absconded from mental health unit years before killings and ‘fell off radar’ after being recaptured 

18 Aug

A fantasist who murdered two men had three years earlier absconded while on leave from a mental health facility – where he had been flagged as being highly dangerous.


A-level results: Brampton Manor pupils celebrate record success 

17 Aug

The headteacher of Brampton Manor Academy has paid tribute to his students and staff in another record year of results for the East Ham school.


East Ham man handed suspended sentence for Central line sex assault 

17 Aug

A man who was caught sexually assaulting a woman on the Tube has been handed a suspended sentence.


East Ham man guilty of murdering computer repairman in seven hour ordeal 

14 Aug

A fantasist who tortured a man before suffocating him and setting fire to his home to cover up what happened has been found guilty of murder.


East Ham barber shop wins award for work in the community from Newham College 

10 Aug

Providing work experience schemes to budding barbers saw an East Ham barbershop win Employer of the Year at Newham College’s Employer Links Awards.


East Ham music teacher enters the record books with marathon drumming sessions 

9 Aug

Marathon drumming sessions have landed a Newham music teacher in the records books.


The Three Degrees set to perform at Under The Stars in East Ham 

8 Aug

Get ready for smooth reggae, Eastern beats and an iconic 70s girl group as Newham festival favourite Under the Stars returns.


Renewed police appeal to find missing East Ham teenage girl 

7 Aug

Police have renewed an appeal to find a teenage girl, 15, who has been missing from East Ham for almost three weeks.


Edson Da Costa’s mother dies after ‘she could no longer cope with the death of her son’ 

5 Aug

The heartbroken mother of an East Ham man who died after being detained by police has died suddenly, her family has confirmed.


Appeal to trace missing girl last seen at East Ham McDonald’s 

4 Aug

Police are concerned about a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for two weeks.


East Ham murder accused ‘lied to authorities’, court hears 

4 Aug

A fantasist caught on camera smothering a computer repairman before attacking two more men while on the run in Italy has been accused of faking amnesia.


East Ham murder accused felt ‘bad that somebody died’, court hears 

3 Aug

A man accused of smothering a computer repairman in his own home then setting fire to it has told jurors he had no memory of what happened but felt “very bad that somebody died”.


East Ham University Challenge star Bobby Seagull to co-host radio show 

3 Aug

He was one of the standout stars of University Challenge - and now Bobby Seagull is set to have his own radio show.


Appeal to find missing East Ham girl, 15 

2 Aug

A teenage girl who has been missing for two weeks may have travelled from Merseyside to London.


Father of Edson Da Costa vows to ‘fight for all young black men who have been killed in police custody’ 

31 Jul

The father of an East Ham man who died after being detained by police has vowed to ‘fight for all young black men who have been killed in custody’.


East Ham murder accused ‘set fire to victim’s home to cover up death’, court hears 

31 Jul

A computer repairman’s final hours before he was killed by a “fantasist” were captured on his hard drive and left undiscovered for almost two years, a court has heard.


East Ham optometrist wins appeal against manslaughter conviction over eight-year-old boy’s death 

31 Jul

An optometrist who failed to spot symptoms of a life-threatening brain condition during an eye test of an eight-year-old boy has won an appeal against her conviction.


Prince Harry visits summer holiday scheme in East Ham 

28 Jul

Children at a summer holiday project have welcomed a very special visitor to their scheme - Prince Harry.


Retired East Ham man fends off diabetes with 100km challenge 

26 Jul

An East Ham pensioner at risk of developing diabetes has completed a 100km walk to help keep the condition at bay.


East Ham Old Fire station to become flats and a restaurant 

20 Jul

A historic Grade II listed former fire station in East Ham is to be turned into a mixed-use development of flats and a restaurant.


Gunmen threatened to shoot driver in violent East Ham kidnapping attempt 

19 Jul

Masked gunmen attempted to force a man into their car before hitting him around the head in a broad daylight attack.


East Ham MP Stephen Timms: “Acid is becoming a preferred weapon for gangs carrying out robberies” 

18 Jul

A commons debate led by East Ham MP Stephen Timms heard that acid is becoming a “preferred weapon for gangs carrying out robberies”.


Acid attacks: East Ham MP to lead House of Commons debate 

14 Jul

An adjournment debate about acid attacks, which will be led by East Ham MP Stephen Timms, is to take place in the House of Commons tonight.


Body found in search for missing teenager from East Ham in Scotland 

13 Jul

A body has been found in the search for a missing teenager from East Ham at a Scottish waterfall beauty spot.


Third chance for fly-tipper who dumped builder’s rubble, gardening waste and mattresses in East Ham 

13 Jul

A serial fly-tipper who dumped builder’s rubble, gardening waste and mattresses in East Ham has been given a suspended prison sentence.


East Ham teenage boy believed to be missing person at Falls of Bruar in Scotland 

13 Jul

A teenager from East Ham is believed to be missing, feared dead, at a Scottish waterfall beauty spot.


Thousands enjoy Mayor’s Newham Show in East Ham 

10 Jul

Around 50,000 people gathered in Central Park this weekend for the Mayor’s Newham Show.


Two-day-old kitten found dumped in East Ham 

7 Jul

A two-day-old kitten has been found abandoned under a bin in East ham.


East Ham library to reopen after revamp 

7 Jul

Community spaces, a study area and a cafe are among the improvements made to East Ham library.


Politicians call for action over Newham acid attacks 

5 Jul

The mayor of Newham and the MP for East Ham have spoken out after a spate of attacks using acid and other noxious substances in east London.


Closure of Plaistow and East Ham jobcentres confirmed 

5 Jul

Proposals to close two of the borough’s jobcentres are to go ahead, the government has announced.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Stephen calls for action on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals 

24 Jul

Stephen has revealed the staggering amount lost on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in East Ham and backed the work of the FOBT All Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) in Parliament, expressing his support for the Group’s ‘Cut the Stake, Reduce ...


Tory candidate selected 

21 Jul

Rahima Khan, Conservative mayoral candidate Newham Conservatives have selected their candidate for next year’s mayoral election.


Stephen gears up for sponsored cycle 

29 Jun

Stephen is cycling 170 miles to raise money for Richard House Children’s Hospice.


Stephen re-elected as Member of Parliament for East Ham 

9 Jun

Stephen has been re-elected as the Member of Parliament for East Ham seat in the General Election 2017 with an increased majority of 47,124 votes.


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...


Beckton 

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.



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