North East London hyperlocal portal Friday 15 December 2017

East Ham & Upton Park news

Newham trampoline park to host London’s largest indoor snowball fight 

13 Dec

A trampoline park in East Ham is marking Christmas Eve with London’s biggest indoor snowball fight.

East Ham shop owner who sweeps the streets celebrates 20th business anniversary 

11 Dec

A good-hearted shopkeeper who sweeps the streets near to his premises every morning has celebrated 20 years of being in business.

Toy Appeal: MP sets off from Westminster to West Ham to donate 

5 Dec

East Ham MP Stephen Timms chequed in at Canning Town to donate to the Toy Appeal.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms visits Canning Town youth finance scheme 

29 Nov

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has visited a project aiming to help young people to manage money.

East Ham drug dealer jailed after YouTube videos prove gang involvement 

29 Nov

An East Ham drug dealer who denied his involvement with a gang has been jailed aftre the court was shown YouTube videos of him rapping with fellow members.

Recorder letters: East Ham regeneration, post-Brexit, support children and the budget 

28 Nov

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Airline makes East Ham teenager’s cabin crew dream come true 

24 Nov

An East Ham teenager who has battled cancer has seen her dream of becoming a member of plane cabin crew come true.

BBC uncovers wartime ‘ripple’ started in East Ham that led to hundreds killed 

23 Nov

The fascinating story of how a single unexploded wartime bomb had a ‘ripple affect’ that led to hundreds of deaths in a school in east London is told on BBC 2 tonight.

Witness appeal after stabbing outside McDonalds in East ham 

23 Nov

Detectives investigating a stabbing in east London have released an image today of a suspect they want to question about a stabbing in East Ham.

East Ham primary school tops UK education league tables 

20 Nov

Bright pupils at a East Ham state primary school have scored the highest marks in England for reading, grammar and mathematics.

Plashet Park stabbing: Two charged with the murder of Moosakhan Nasiri in East Ham 

13 Nov

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a 20-year-old in an East Ham park have charged a further two men.

Rememberance service held at East Ham Cenotaph 

12 Nov

Politicians, police chiefs, veterans, cadets and members of the public took part in a remembrance service at the Cenotaph in East Ham this morning.

Revealed: Robbed East Ham cancer patient, 82, ‘may never be able to eat or swallow again’ 

9 Nov

The family of a frail cancer patient requiring 24-hour care after thugs badly beat him fear he will never leave home again.

East Ham train depot staff strip carriage to find lost engagement ring 

9 Nov

Rail staff left no stone - or seat - unturned in a bid to reunite a lost engagement ring with its owner.

Jailed: East Ham gun dealer who supplied weapon to boy ,16, 

8 Nov

A gun dealer from East Ham who supplied a weapon to a 16-year-old boy has been jailed following an undercover operation.

Remembrance: East Ham Second World War veteran looks back on nine decades of memories 

8 Nov

“I’ve had a wonderful life,” remarks Stanley Silburn, as he reflects on 94 years of memories.

Boy, 13, from Dagenham missing after attending East Ham party 

7 Nov

A desperate mum is appealing for help to find her missing 13-year-old son who snuck out to a party and never returned.

University Challenge star from East Ham to launch quiz book 

30 Oct

As two of University Challenge’s most memorable contestents ever, it’s not surprising that Bobby Seagull and Eric Monkman have become something of a double act.

Plashet Park killing: Police name victim as Moosakhan Nasiri 

23 Oct

A 20-year-old man who was stabbed to death in an East Ham park has been named by police as Moosakhan Nasiri.

World premiere set for Newham disability arts festival Together! 2017 

20 Oct

A world premiere performance is set to open the Together! 2017 disability history month festival in Stratford and East Ham on Monday.

Man handed suspended sentence after conviction for East Ham street gambling 

18 Oct

A street gambler caught operating a street ruse known as the shell game in East Ham has received a suspended jail sentence.

Teenager studying in East Ham scoops Harvard University book award 

18 Oct

A teenager who is studying in East Ham has taken his first steps towards winning a place at America’s most prestigious university after winning an international prize.

Boy, 16, charged with the murder of man stabbed to death in East Ham 

17 Oct

A 16-year-old boy has been charged with the murder of a man who was stabbed to death in a park in East Ham.

Parking costs deter helpers at East Ham nature reserve, volunteers say 

16 Oct

Volunteers who maintain one of the largest churchyards in London say council parking costs have hindered their activities.

Boy, 16, arrested on suspicion of murder after man, 20, stabbed to death in East Ham park 

16 Oct

A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death during broad daylight in a busy East Ham park in front of horrified onlookers.

Girl, 10, pens heartbreaking letter to MP about living in one room with all her family 

15 Oct

Stephen Timms MP shared the heartbreaking letter on Twitter (Picture: REX) A 10-year-old schoolgirl wrote a heartbreaking letter to her MP about living in one room with all her family.

Concerns raised after East Ham ‘spiritual healer’ Mr Bamba claims he can cure impotency and infertility 

11 Oct

Residents have raised concerns after an East Ham man claiming to cure black magic curses, impotency and infertility with spiritual healing has been advertising services.

Plaistow jobcentre closes today – with East Ham branch set to shut next year 

6 Oct

The doors at Plaistow jobcentre are set to close for the last time this afternoon.

East Ham pedestrians targeted by street scam but police powerless to stop 

2 Oct

Police are being thwarted by gangs running a street scam in East Ham despite MP Stephen Timms raising concerns.

Judge’s concerns over police investigation as East Ham murderer is jailed 

26 Sep

An Old Bailey judge has raised concerns that police failed to spot Peter Fasoli had been murdered by East Ham fantasist Jason Marshall for nearly two years.

East Ham fantasist who tortured victim in seven-hour ordeal jailed for 39 years 

26 Sep

A sadistic killer whose murder of a gay man during a pretend bondage game was caught on camera has been jailed for 39 years.

Hyperlocal & blogs


21 Nov

(Picture of former Newham Labour Councillor Civic Mayor, Vic Turner after his release from prison) CELEBRATE A GREAT WORKING CLASS VICTORY APPLY ITS LESSONS TODAY TO FIGHT THE ATTACK ON TRADE UNIONS FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 ST 2017 18.00 EAST HAM WORKING ...

TSSA trailer 

7 Nov

Cllr Salim Patel, mayoral advisor and TSSA delegate London blogger and ex-Guardian journalist Dave Hill has an intriguing account of how one union affiliate’s vote ended up in Sir Robin’s pile in the trigger ballot.

Stephen pledges support for local convenience stores 

31 Oct

Stephen has pledged support for the 126 convenience stores in East Ham at the Association of Convenience Stores’ Heart of the Community reception in Parliament to celebrate the essential role that local shops play in our communities.

Proposed changes to parliamentary boundaries 

22 Oct

The Boundary Commission has published its proposals for new parliamentary constituencies and is consulting with the public about this.

Newham Compass debate on Adult Social Care – Quality vs Cash? 

16 Oct

Dear Compass Supporter, Here with details of our event on Thursdsay October 26th at 7.30: Adult Social Care - Quality vs Cash ? with Anna Bailey-Bearfield Lead Officer: Fix Dementia Care The Alzheimer’s Society Larry Sanders Social Care Spokesperson...

West Ham CLP Events & Campaign Grid (29/9/17) 

30 Sep

Campaign Events Grid Saturday 30/9/17 11am Royal Oak, Hale End Road IG8 9LN, Canvass, Alan Griffiths lead, West Ham CLP Secretary, Chingford Marginal ( It’s a Labour National Campaign Day!) Saturday 30.9.17 11-2pm Bobby Moore Statue, Central Park Rd...

Stephen shows red card to taxi refusals 

28 Sep

Stephen tested his taxi hailing skills this week at Labour Party Conference in a football-themed game with Guide Dogs.

Whitechapel and Bow Railway 

13 Sep

For no especially good reason, let's have a dig in the National Archives.

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...


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.

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