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Man stabbed in East Ham residential street 

26 Jun

A man has been rushed to hospital by ambulance after being stabbed in East Ham tonight.


Newham Collegiate Sixth Form celebrates as 95% of students gain a Russell Group University place 

26 Jun

A sixth form college in East Ham is celebrating after 95 percent of its students have been offered places at a Russell Group University.


‘Officers are not exempt from the law’ says Newham police chief after death of East Ham man following police stop 

23 Jun

Newham’s top ranking police officer has said his staff “will be asked to account for their actions”, after a young father died following a police stop.


Crowdfunder to help ‘beautiful son’ of East Ham man Edson Da Costa who died after police stop 

23 Jun

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family of a young East Ham father who died after he was detained by police in Beckton.


East Ham trampoline park to open next month 

22 Jun

An East Ham trampoline and adventure park has set its official opening date.


East Ham supermarket which sold fake alcohol and allowed children to buy booze loses its licence 

20 Jun

A supermarket which sold huge quantities of illegal, counterfeit and high-strength alcohol – plus booze to a minor – has had its licence withdrawn by Newham Council.


East Ham cancer survivor speaks out about the ‘hidden costs’ of her illness 

19 Jun

A young cancer survivor has spoken out about the ‘hidden costs’ of cancer with actress Patsy Palmer as part of an awareness campaign.


East Ham men who produced counterfeit passports jailed 

12 Jun

Two members of a gang who used counterfeit documents to enable migrants to reach the UK illegally have been jailed.


East Ham drug dealer caught with wraps and cash in his pockets is jailed 

12 Jun

A dealer caught with up to £1,000 worth of drugs on him has been jailed for four and a half years.


Election 2017: Full results for each Newham constituency 

9 Jun

Labour dominated in Newham as East Ham MP Stephen Timms and West Ham MP Lyn Brown increased their majority.


Landslide victory for Stephen Timms in East Ham for General Election 2017 

9 Jun

Labour’s Stephen Timms has retained his East Ham seat in the General Election 2017 with an enormous majority of 47,124 votes.


Fire in terraced house in East Ham 

6 Jun

A couple had to flee their beds in the middle of the night when their house caught fire.


See moment man is arrested in East Ham for allegedly carrying three large knives on bus 

6 Jun

A man has been arrested after reportedly carrying three large knives while travelling on a bus in Barking Road in Newham.


All 12 arrested after London Bridge attack released without charge 

5 Jun

Police officers outside a property in East Ham which was raided yesterday (Picture: Getty) All twelve people arrested in connection with the London Bridge terror attack have been released without charge.


‘People were shouting and screaming’: East Ham tells of terror raids 

5 Jun

International media gathered round an unassuming green door on Barking Road this morning - the site of police raids connected to the London Bridge terror attack.


Second armed raid in East Ham in connection with London Bridge terror attack 

5 Jun

Police raided a house in East Ham in the early hours of this morning as part of their investigations into the London Bridge terror attack.


Man scales balcony to escape police in East Ham raid 

5 Jun

Footage shows the man being pulled back in through the window and apprehended.


Anger of friend of soldier stabbed four times by London Bridge terrorists 

5 Jun

Brett Freeman was stabbed four times in the London Bridge attack A friend of a soldier who was stabbed four times on Saturday night during the terror attack in London Bridge has called on Sadiq Khan to resign as mayor.


Armed officers search East Ham address as part of London terror hunt 

4 Jun

12 people have been arrested (Picture: Getty) Footage has been captured showing armed officers aiming their weapons at a building in Barking Road.


Armed police raid East Ham flat 

4 Jun

Part of Barking Road has been cordoned off as armed police raided a flat in East Ham this afternoon.


Armed police out in force in East Ham as block busy road with half a dozen vans 

4 Jun

Pictures from the scene show at least half a dozen police vans in the area with dozens officers standing in the middle of the road.


Election 2017: Watch East Ham candidates take part in hustings 

1 Jun

Three candidates hoping to be elected as MP for East Ham have taken part in an online hustings.


Election 2017: Send in your questions to East Ham candidates for today’s hustings 

1 Jun

If you had the chance to ask your future MP any question, what would it be...


Crowdfunding page set up to bring home body of East Ham man who died in Oklahoma 

1 Jun

The family of an East Ham man who died suddenly in the United States have begun a crowdfunding campaign to bring his body home.


Election 2017: Introducing the East Ham candidates 

26 May

Seven would-be MPs are running for the East Ham constituency, and we quizzed them on who they are, the biggest issues in the area, and why people should vote for them.


East Ham pupils pay tribute to Manchester bombing victims 

25 May

Pupils, teachers and parents gathered in the playground of Brampton Primary School to pay tribute to victims of the Manchester bombing.


Manchester bombing victims remembered at East Ham vigil 

25 May

Scores of people turned out to pay their respects to the victims of the Manchester bombing at a vigil in East Ham.


Vigil for Manchester bombing victims at East Ham town hall tonight 

24 May

A vigil for the victims of the Manchester bombing is being held tonight outside East Ham town hall.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


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.



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