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Thieves steal 18 bikes from school pupils in East Ham 

18 Jul

Thieves have stolen 18 bikes from schoolchildren in East Ham.


East Ham MP Stephen Timms joins children from Sheringham Primary School in learning about finances 

13 Jul

An initiative to get children savvy with their finances came to East Ham last week.


East Ham sees fifth highest number of signatures on petition about family visit visas, ahead of Parliament debate 

13 Jul

MPs debated changes to visa rules in Parliament on Monday, after three petitions calling for amendments amassed more than 90,000 signatures.


Jailed: East Ham robber who threatened to bomb shops on his doorstep 

11 Jul

An armed robber who carried out two bomb hoaxes at shops just one road away from where he lived has been jailed for life.


East Ham pupils take the top spot in maths competition at City Hall 

11 Jul

Pupils from a school in East Ham won a maths competition at City Hall on Tuesday.


Football’s staying home! Upton Park Champions Statue campaigners celebrate World Cup victory 

3 Jul

The Champions Statue will stay in its historic Boleyn home.


Community view: Newham’s historic places 

3 Jul

Did you know that the court of the King of England was once in West Ham? Or that Stratford was the birthplace of one of the greatest poets of Victorian times, Gerard Manley Hopkins? Or that one of the famous women of that era, Elizabeth Fry, lived in...


Free family fun day in East Ham tomorrow 

29 Jun

A family fun day is taking place in East Ham tomorrow.


Q&A: Sandra Nelson business owner and campaigner 

27 Jun

Sandra Nelson is a business owner and community campaigner from East Ham.


British Heart Foundation opens East Ham store 

22 Jun

The British Heart Foundation has opened a new store in East Ham.


Upton Park pupils bring colour to old West Ham Boleyn Ground site 

22 Jun

Bubbles, blue and claret line the former site of the Boleyn Ground on new hoardings created by Newham schoolchildren.


East Ham MP shines light on problems with disability benefit at Westminster event 

21 Jun

East Ham MP Stephen Timms hosted an event on Tuesday to highlight the problems caused by the Personal Independence Payment (PIP).


Former assistant headteacher at East Ham school struck off for faking pupil attendance records 

21 Jun

A former assistant headteacher who admitted doctoring registers in a bid to improve attendance statistics has banned from the profession.


Seven appear at Thames Magistrates Court on ‘county line’ supply drugs charges 

14 Jun

Seven people including a teenager from East Ham and two women were arrested in a series of drug raids targeting suspected criminal activity of running a so-called ‘county line’ supply network to Suffolk.


East Ham Salvation Army to hold final service next month 

12 Jun

The Salvation Army church in East Ham is set to close next month.


Appeal to find missing East Ham teenager with links to Ilford 

11 Jun

Police are appealing for information leading to the whereabouts of a missing teenager from East Ham.


Boleyn Tavern: New owner of Upton Park pub pledges to preserve history 

5 Jun

The new owner of an 118-year-old pub popular with West Ham fans has said that it “should always be a pub” and will “retain its Victorian splendour”.


Stephen Timms MP visits Manor Park primary school 

1 Jun

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has met with primary school pupils taking part in a programme designed to encourage a university education.


East Ham chicken shop’s licence suspended after customer allegedly stabbed by employee 

24 May

A fried chicken shop has had its licence suspended after a customer was allegedly stabbed in the face by a member of staff.


Scouts meet East Ham MP Stephen Timms to discuss new inclusivity and employability strategy 

24 May

East Ham MP Stephen Timms met scouts on Wednesday during a visit to Parliament.


Jailed: East Ham fraudster who ran fake ID scam 

22 May

A fraudster from East Ham has been jailed for running a fake identity document distribution ring involving counterfeit passports and driving licences.


Boleyn Tavern: Former favourite West Ham pre-match pub in Upton Park has been sold 

22 May

A 118-year-old Upton Park pub synonymous with West Ham has been sold to another chain.


Win a year's membership to Historic Royal Palaces and a luxury hotel stay in London 

21 May

To celebrate Anne Boleyn Live at the Tower of London...


Stephen Timms visits cancer support service at Newham University Hospital 

14 May

Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, visited the Macmillan Information and Support Service at Newham University Hospital to see how the facility works.


East Ham man found urinating in Abbey Ruins in Barking 

14 May

A vandal from East Ham has been fined £100 for urinating in Barking’s Abbey Ruins.


East Ham man charged after ‘acid attack’ in Dalston 

14 May

An East Ham man and two others have been charged over an alleged ‘acid attack’ in Dalston.


East Ham MP welcomes new sickle cell care standards 

9 May

The MP for East Ham has praised new care standards for patients with sickle cell disease.


Anne Boleyn’s final days re-enacted in London 

5 May

The launch of the Last Days of Anne Boleyn saw her journey from Greenwich to the Tower of London.


Jailed: Life sentence for East Ham knifeman who murdered rival in ‘disrespect feud’ 

4 May

An East Ham man has been jailed for life today for murdering a 34-year-old and stabbing a second person in a ‘disrespect’ feud.


Guilty: East Ham man, 51, who stabbed to death rival in ‘disrespect’ feud 

3 May

An East Ham man has today been found guilty of murdering a 34-year-old and stabbing a second person in a ‘disrespect’ feud.


Amy Cudden won’t lose her head as Anne Boleyn at the Tower of London 

24 Apr

Anne Boleyn is returning to the Tower of London for a third time 500 years after her execution at the hands of Henry VIII.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Newham Council Cabinet Meeting 2 July 2018 

3 Jul

A busy agenda but great news that we agreed at the cabinet meeting that the Champions Statute should remain in East Ham and also a programme to oppose further school academies in Newham.


Newham Full Council Meeting 18 June 2018 – 3 minute update on Housing Services 

19 Jun

Picture from the new style Newham Full Council meeting at East Ham Town Hall yesterday evening.


Green For Grenfell 

14 Jun

"Lighting up the Old Stratford Town Hall East Ham Town Hall at @NewhamLondon to mark our respects to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy one year on.


East End May Day Rally – Yiddish, Cockney & Bengali Culture mix of Labour Movement Politics & History 

2 May

After we finished campaigning in our ward, my Labour Co-operative colleague John Whitworth and I went to the "East End May Day Rally" in East Ham Working Mens Club.


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.


Re-triggered 

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.


COME TO PENTONVILLE 5 EVENT DECEMBER 1st 

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...


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.



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