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Election 2017: Lib Dem candidate for East Ham Glanville Williams on ‘most important election in a generation’ 

25 Apr

This year’s general election is “the most important election in a generation”, according to the Liberal Democrat candidate for East Ham.


Bike from Boleyn ride takes place at former West Ham ground 

24 Apr

A year on from the final whistle, bubbles are still blowing outside the Boleyn Ground the former stadium of West Ham.


Teenager charged with alleged East Ham hit and run 

24 Apr

A teenager has been charged in connection with an alleged hit and run that left a woman and two of her grandchildren hospitalised.


General Election 2017: East Ham MP accuses Theresa May’s government of ‘making Britain poorer’ 

21 Apr

Stephen Timms has accused Theresa May’s government of making damaging cuts to services for his constituents.


Giant East Ham trampoline park appoints general manager 

20 Apr

A new trampoline park in East Ham is one step closer to opening now it has appointed a general manager.


Audi stolen in car-jacking in Bromley-by-Bow found dumped in East Ham 

19 Apr

Police are appealing for witnesses after an Audi stolen in a car-jacking where the driver was attacked with a noxious substance was dumped in East Ham.


East Ham MP believes snap general election leaves ‘great deal at stake’ 

18 Apr

East Ham MP Stephen Timms believes there is “a great deal at stake” after Theresa May’s decision to call a snap general election.


London Marathon: East Ham family running for cancer charity that helped Jamie, seven 

13 Apr

The family of a young boy who fought a rare form of cancer will take to the streets for the London Marathon in aid of a charity that supported them.


East Ham MP raises concerns about residential parking zones 

13 Apr

Stephen Timms has written to the chief executive of Newham Council outlining his concerns about plans to roll-out residential parking zones across the entire borough.


West Ham United fans share their memories 

13 Apr

West Ham United fans shared their memories of the club and got to know more about the history in East Ham.


East Ham First World War hero honoured with Cenotaph stone 

11 Apr

A war hero who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his service in the First World War has been honoured with a commemorative stone.


Thieves steal driver’s minicab in East Ham in spate of 12 attacks 

6 Apr

Knife-wielding thieves have robbed 12 minicab drivers in one month stealing phones, cash and even cars.


East Ham bed shop set to reopen after ‘devastating’ fire 

6 Apr

The owner of a bed shop which was gutted by fire has thanked the community for their support ahead of its reopening on Saturday.


Girl, 17, stabbed during attempted robbery in East Ham 

5 Apr

A teenage girl who was stabbed as she ran away from a would-be robber has been left with serious injuries, police have said.


East Ham teacher Bobby Seagull on his University Challenge experience 

3 Apr

His unusual surname and broad smile has made Bobby Seagull one of the stars of this year’s series of University Challenge.


East Ham war hero to be honoured with Cenotaph stone 

31 Mar

A soldier who received the Victoria Cross is to be honoured with a commemorative stone in East Ham next month.


East Ham MP raises concerns about free movement of people as UK formally triggers Brexit 

29 Mar

Stephen Timms has said Theresa May needs to “make some compromise on the free movement of people” from Europe to the UK as Article 50 is triggered.


Man left with life-changing injuries after East Ham hit and run 

24 Mar

Detectives investigating a hit and run that left a pedestrian with life-changing injuries are appealing for witnesses.


Fire brigade free man trapped under vehicle in East Ham 

23 Mar

A man trapped under a vehicle was freed by firefighters following a road crash in East Ham.


East Ham MP Stephen Timms confirms ‘lockdown’ at Westminster after suspected terror attack 

22 Mar

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.


Stephen Timms’ ‘disappointment’ over plans for Plaistow hospital closure 

20 Mar

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.


Interesting facts about 1917 when Dame Vera Lynn was born 

20 Mar

Dame Vera Lynn, who was born in East Ham and lived in Barking, has turned 100 today.


East Ham school wishes Dame Vera Lynn ‘Happy Birthday’ in live video link 

20 Mar

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.


Drug-driver jailed for killing East Ham motorcycle display team instructor 

20 Mar

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.


East Ham born Dame Vera Lynn is 100-years-old today 

17 Mar

Newham’s most famous daughter is 100-years-old today.


East Ham cadet praised for saving sister’s life 

13 Mar

A teenage air cadet who could have saved his sister’s life has been recognised with a prestigious Jack Petchey award.


Homes set to be built on disused East Ham community centre site 

10 Mar

Permission to replace a former community centre and the town hall’s annexe with 185 new homes has been unanimously approved.


Consultation prompts concerns over Newham constituency boundary changes 

9 Mar

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.


Young Banksys and graffiti artists wanted to create villain for new East Ham trampoline park 

8 Mar

Budding young Banksys have been invited to design a “villain” for a graffiti wall at East Ham’s new trampoline park.


Newham wheelchair service moves to East Ham 

6 Mar

Users of a Newham wheelchair seating service are to benefit from an upgrade in facilities as of today.


East Ham MP Stephen Timms speaks out about Plaistow hospital closure 

1 Mar

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has spoken out against closure of the Acute Day Hospital in Plaistow.


Hyperlocal & blogs

“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.


Boundary review 2018 

13 Sep

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 .


My Nephew Lewis and his Baby Daughter Teagan 

6 Aug

Off messagebut love this picture from today of East Ham born Lewis and his beautiful 2 month daughter, Teagan.


Newham Co-op Party AGM 2016 (Rerun) 

18 Jul

Back this evening from a rerun of the Newham Co-operative Party AGM.


Inconsiderate Newham Workers, 12th July 

12 Jul

Street light replacement has disregard for wheelchair users.


Dangerous junction, 29th June 

29 Jun

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 calls on London schools to take on apprentices 

27 May

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.


A two term limit for elected Mayors 

16 May

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.



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