North East London hyperlocal portal Wednesday 21 March 2018

East Ham & Upton Park news

Drug dealer from East Ham jailed for three years after police find car full of Class A drugs 

19 Mar

A drug dealer from East Ham has been jailed for three years after he was found with crack cocaine, heroin and cannabis.

East Ham school still rated outstanding, six years after inspection 

16 Mar

A school in East Ham has maintained its ‘outstanding’ rating for six years.

Two escape restaurant blaze in East Ham 

16 Mar

Two men from East Ham managed a lucky escape early this morning when a fire broke out in the restaurant below their flat.

East Ham couple fined £86,000 after turning office block into illegal flats 

15 Mar

A couple from East Ham who illegally turned an office block into 14 flats have been fined £86,000.

Retired East Ham woman given citizen prize at Met Police ceremony 

13 Mar

A woman in East Ham was recognised at the Met Police’s annual awards ceremony on Friday.

Special school in East Ham gets £11.7 million refurb with zen garden, therapy rooms and 22 extra places 

12 Mar

A special school in East Ham is undergoing an £11.7 million regeneration.

Police appeal for information about ‘high risk missing person’ last seen in East Ham 

12 Mar

Police are appealing for information about a “high risk missing person” who was last seen in East Ham.

Man left with life-changing injuries after acid attack in east London 

5 Mar

Burges Road in east London (Picture: Google) A suspected acid attack in east London has left a man with life-changing injuries to his face.

Two charged after East Ham acid attack 

5 Mar

Two men have been charged after an acid attack in East Ham left a man in hospital with life-changing injuries.

Children from St Mary’s pre-school in East Ham go on a bear hunt for World Book Day 

5 Mar

Children from St Mary’s pre-school in East Ham were going on a bear hunt on Thursday for World Book Day.

Police ‘concerned’ for teenage girl missing from East Ham 

28 Feb

Police have renewed an appeal to help find a 13-year-old last seen in East Ham.

Moosakhan Nasiri: Fourth man charged with Plashet Park murder 

22 Feb

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of an Afghan asylum seeker in East Ham have charged a fourth man with murder.

Anti-Brexit battle bus stops off in East Ham 

21 Feb

An anti-Brexit battle bus rolled into East Ham today as part of a crowdfunded campaign asking whether leaving the European Union is worth it.

Owner’s warning after cat found dead in East Ham street 

21 Feb

An East Ham man is warning pet owners to be vigilant after his cat was left dead and disfigured in the street.

East Ham MP gives pupils insight into world of politics 

20 Feb

While most pupils put their feet up over February half term, ten students took a trip to Parliament.

Fake barber steals jewellery worth £500 from pensioner in East Ham 

19 Feb

A pensioner has had £500 worth of jewellery stolen from him by a man pretending to cut his hair.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms backs incumbent mayor of Newham Robin Wales ahead of reselection fight 

19 Feb

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has thrown his support behind mayor of Newham Robin Wales, who is embroiled in a deselection fight ahead of May’s local elections.

£10k reward offered to catch violent thugs who robbed 83-year-old cancer sufferer in East Ham 

15 Feb

Crimestoppers are offering a £10,000 reward for information leading to the men who violently robbed a pensioner with cancer in East Ham last year.

Mum of kidney transplant survivor from East Ham appeals for life-saving blood donors 

9 Feb

The mum of Murad Shaikh, an 18-year-old from East Ham with a rare kidney and blood disorder, is appealing for people to donate blood.

East Ham woman given medal for living with diabetes for 50 years 

8 Feb

A woman from East Ham has received a medal after living with diabetes for 50 years.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms takes crash course in mechanics at Beckton charity 

6 Feb

Stephen Timms MP visited a Beckton technical training charity last week for a crash course in mechanics.

Supermarket in East Ham is banned from selling alcohol 

1 Feb

A supermarket in East Ham with a long history of flouting rules on alcohol sales has lost its appeal against Newham Council’s decision to remove its licence.

Head of Ofsted backs St Stephen’s headteacher over hijab ban 

1 Feb

The head of Ofsted has offered her support to the headteacher of an East Ham school which banned the hijab for under eights.

Woman carrying baby in sling suspected of fly-tipping in East Ham 

25 Jan

This woman carrying a baby is wanted by Newham Council on suspicion of illegal dumping.

Car stolen after weapon-wielding men brawl in East Ham 

24 Jan

Weapon-wielding men brawled in East Ham after a two cars collided on a busy street.

Government plans to stop acid attacks ‘don’t go far enough’, says East Ham MP Stephen Timms 

23 Jan

A call for more drastic measures to stop acid attacks than the government is prepared to undertake has been made in a joint campaign by both East Ham’s MP and the mayor of neighbouring Tower Hamlets.

Governor resigns as East Ham school does U-turn over hijab ban 

23 Jan

The governor of an East Ham primary school which banned the hijab for girls under eight has resigned and the restriction has been lifted.

Newham councillors oppose hijab ban at primary school in East Ham 

19 Jan

A group of Newham councillors have penned a letter slamming St Stephen’s Primary School’s policies on the hijab and fasting, saying it sets a “dangerous precedent” for a crackdown on religious freedoms in education.

Muslim campaign group calls for end to East Ham school’s hijab ban for under eights 

17 Jan

A Muslim campaign group has demanded an East Ham primary school’s ban on hijabs “should be withdrawn immedately”.

Woman has ‘lucky escape’ from East Ham house fire 

17 Jan

An East Ham woman had a “lucky escape” from a fire which gutted half of her ground floor.

Police appeal for video footage of fight where man was stabbed to death in East Ham 

16 Jan

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in a park in East Ham are appealing for anyone with video footage to come forward.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Eve of Poll for Rokhsana Fiaz as Newham Labour Mayoral Candidate 

28 Feb

I spent this evening alternating from delivering #NewhamRokhs leaflets in the freezing cold and snow to sitting in an over warm campaign office stuffing envelopes and attaching labels.

Stephen attends Citizen Advice reception 

26 Feb

An interactive map created by Citizens Advice that reveals the issues people are facing in East Ham has been presented to Stephen.

“Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz promises council transparency and affordable housing if elected as Newham mayor” 

21 Feb

Newham Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz was selected last night by a Labour Party interview panel comprising West and East Ham CLP Executive Officers and London Labour Board members as the only candidate to take on long time incumbent, Robin Wales, to be our...

Newham Councillor Selection Meetings – East Ham 17/18 Feb & West Ham 24/25 Feb 

15 Feb

East Ham 17/18 February at East Ham Town Hall, 328 Barking Road, London E6 2RP Ward Name AWS Day Date Time Manor Park 1 Saturday 17-Feb-18 10.30am Little Ilford 1 Saturday 17-Feb-18

All 10 West Ham Labour Party Branches Vote Overwhelmingly for Newham Mayoral Trigger & Open Selection 

8 Feb

Another massive vote by local Labour Party members for a Mayoral trigger and open selection.


25 Jan

Branch meetings for the re-run trigger ballot start next week.

Stephen calls for action on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals  

18 Jan

Stephen has revealed the staggering amount lost on Fixed Odds Betting Terminals (FOBTs) in East Ham as the Government consultation on the maximum stakes allowed on these machines, draw to a close.


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 .

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