East Ham & Upton Park news
Detectives investigating a hit and run that left a pedestrian with life-changing injuries are appealing for witnesses.
A man trapped under a vehicle was freed by firefighters following a road crash in East Ham.
MP Stephen Timms has spoken to the Recorder from Parliament which is on lockdown after a police officer was believed to have been stabbed outside.
East Ham MP Stephen Timms has expressed his “disappointment” about the proposed closure of the Acute Day Hospital in Plaistow after meeting with health trust bosses.
Dame Vera Lynn, who was born in East Ham and lived in Barking, has turned 100 today.
Dame Vera Lynn has given a group of primary school students the thumbs up after they sang a medley of hits to the “forces sweetheart” to mark her 100th birthday.
The mum of a young motorcycle display team instructor killed by a speeding drug-driver has paid tribute to a “beautiful soul” as the man responsible for his death is jailed for seven years.
Newham’s most famous daughter is 100-years-old today.
A teenage air cadet who could have saved his sister’s life has been recognised with a prestigious Jack Petchey award.
Permission to replace a former community centre and the town hall’s annexe with 185 new homes has been unanimously approved.
Proposed changes to constituency boundaries which could see the seats of East Ham and West Ham carved up have prompted concerns over the borough’s identity.
Budding young Banksys have been invited to design a “villain” for a graffiti wall at East Ham’s new trampoline park.
Users of a Newham wheelchair seating service are to benefit from an upgrade in facilities as of today.
East Ham MP Stephen Timms has spoken out against closure of the Acute Day Hospital in Plaistow.
A man has been charged with being in possession of cannabis and a knife following a search of a car in East Ham.
An “enraged and jealous” man who murdered his girlfriend in an attack that was recorded on her mobile phone has been jailed for life today.
A man has today been found guilty of murdering his girlfriend at a house in East Ham.
The Ford Maverick wasn’t a very popular car when it rolled off production lines in the 1990s, but it did have a reputation for being reliable.
East Ham’s self-made technology star Naimish Gohil has a global vision for his business.
A woman has been taken to hospital after a crash between a car and a pedestrian.
Climbing walls, indoor caving and a super slide spanning two floors are among the activities planned for East Ham’s new trampoline park.
A huge stash of class A drugs and cash was seized by police after they arrested two men in East Ham during a stop and search.
A taxi driver has been jailed for life for killing two men, including his love rival.
One of East Ham’s most famous celebrities Dame Vera Lynn is to release an album in celebration of her 100th year.
A former primary school headteacher who allegedly paid for a service that live streams child sex abuse in the Philippines has been barred from the classroom for life.
Stephen Timms has said he will defy a Labour party three-line whip by voting against a bill to trigger Article 50.
A taxi driver allegedly beat his wife’s lover and another man to death following a confrontation over the relationship, a court has heard.
A former theatre where The Beatles and Rolling Stones once performed is to be transformed into a £1.8m trampoline park.
He might not have fought on the beaches, but Allan Beckett’s role in the D-Day landings cannot be underestimated.
An overseas student says his future studies in the UK are uncertain – despite winning a legal battle against the Home Office.
Hyperlocal & blogs
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.
Q ♦ East Ham The borough now known as Newham was formerly two old boroughs, namely West Ham and East Ham .
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 ...
Check this report by our local Newham weekly newspaper .
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.
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.
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 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.
I was not invited but I understand that this well attended quiz took place last night in East Ham.
The annual tradition of posting a different vintage image each day during advent, and this year, it’s of London’s old railway stations.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
This square covers sites north of the river only.
HI All For south indian food fans: Anjappar, is a proper Chettinad restaurant serving Tamil Nadu food.
Proposed changes to constituency boundaries could see the seats of East Ham and West Ham carved up, and the latter completely abolished.
As part of the government’s proposals to reduce the number of MPs from 650 to 600 and make parliamentary constituencies more equally sized, the Boundary Commission has published its proposals for London .
Off messagebut love this picture from today of East Ham born Lewis and his beautiful 2 month daughter, Teagan.
Back this evening from a rerun of the Newham Co-operative Party AGM.
Street light replacement has disregard for wheelchair users.
Travelling eastbound on CS3, the view south down the road into East Ham Industrial Estate is obscured by the boards (with company names etc) attached to fence.
Stephen has called on schools in East Ham to take on young people as apprentices, in a number of positions ranging from Teaching Assistants, Business Administration and PE and School Sports support.
LastThursday at a very well attended meeting of my local Forest Gate North Branch Labour Party, members voted overwhelmingly to support the below rule change.
Last Friday I was a guest speaker at the UNISON Newham Local Government branch AGM in East Ham Town Hall on the Housing Bill which is currently going through the House of Lords.
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