North East London hyperlocal portal Tuesday 17 October 2017

East Ham & Upton Park news

Boy, 16, arrested on suspicion of murder after man, 20, stabbed to death in East Ham park 

16 Oct

A 20-year-old man was stabbed to death during broad daylight in a busy East Ham park in front of horrified onlookers.

Girl, 10, pens heartbreaking letter to MP about living in one room with all her family 

15 Oct

Stephen Timms MP shared the heartbreaking letter on Twitter (Picture: REX) A 10-year-old schoolgirl wrote a heartbreaking letter to her MP about living in one room with all her family.

Concerns raised after East Ham ‘spiritual healer’ Mr Bamba claims he can cure impotency and infertility 

11 Oct

Residents have raised concerns after an East Ham man claiming to cure black magic curses, impotency and infertility with spiritual healing has been advertising services.

Plaistow jobcentre closes today – with East Ham branch set to shut next year 

6 Oct

The doors at Plaistow jobcentre are set to close for the last time this afternoon.

East Ham pedestrians targeted by street scam but police powerless to stop 

2 Oct

Police are being thwarted by gangs running a street scam in East Ham despite MP Stephen Timms raising concerns.

Judge’s concerns over police investigation as East Ham murderer is jailed 

26 Sep

An Old Bailey judge has raised concerns that police failed to spot Peter Fasoli had been murdered by East Ham fantasist Jason Marshall for nearly two years.

East Ham fantasist who tortured victim in seven-hour ordeal jailed for 39 years 

26 Sep

A sadistic killer whose murder of a gay man during a pretend bondage game was caught on camera has been jailed for 39 years.

Police seek ‘vicious’ robbers who beat man, 82, with Parkinson’s in East Ham 

7 Sep

An 82-year-old man with Parkinson’s disease was dragged to the ground, beaten and ripped of his jewellery in a nasty robbery.

Woman taken to hospital after road crash 

6 Sep

A woman has been taken to hospital following a road crash in East Ham this morning.

Trampoline park Flip Out in East Ham tried and tested 

25 Aug

Trampoline parks aren’t what they used to be.

Revealed: East Ham fantasist murderer absconded from mental health unit years before killings and ‘fell off radar’ after being recaptured 

18 Aug

A fantasist who murdered two men had three years earlier absconded while on leave from a mental health facility – where he had been flagged as being highly dangerous.

A-level results: Brampton Manor pupils celebrate record success 

17 Aug

The headteacher of Brampton Manor Academy has paid tribute to his students and staff in another record year of results for the East Ham school.

East Ham man handed suspended sentence for Central line sex assault 

17 Aug

A man who was caught sexually assaulting a woman on the Tube has been handed a suspended sentence.

East Ham man guilty of murdering computer repairman in seven hour ordeal 

14 Aug

A fantasist who tortured a man before suffocating him and setting fire to his home to cover up what happened has been found guilty of murder.

East Ham barber shop wins award for work in the community from Newham College 

10 Aug

Providing work experience schemes to budding barbers saw an East Ham barbershop win Employer of the Year at Newham College’s Employer Links Awards.

East Ham music teacher enters the record books with marathon drumming sessions 

9 Aug

Marathon drumming sessions have landed a Newham music teacher in the records books.

The Three Degrees set to perform at Under The Stars in East Ham 

8 Aug

Get ready for smooth reggae, Eastern beats and an iconic 70s girl group as Newham festival favourite Under the Stars returns.

Renewed police appeal to find missing East Ham teenage girl 

7 Aug

Police have renewed an appeal to find a teenage girl, 15, who has been missing from East Ham for almost three weeks.

Edson Da Costa’s mother dies after ‘she could no longer cope with the death of her son’ 

5 Aug

The heartbroken mother of an East Ham man who died after being detained by police has died suddenly, her family has confirmed.

Appeal to trace missing girl last seen at East Ham McDonald’s 

4 Aug

Police are concerned about a 15-year-old girl who has been missing for two weeks.

East Ham murder accused ‘lied to authorities’, court hears 

4 Aug

A fantasist caught on camera smothering a computer repairman before attacking two more men while on the run in Italy has been accused of faking amnesia.

East Ham murder accused felt ‘bad that somebody died’, court hears 

3 Aug

A man accused of smothering a computer repairman in his own home then setting fire to it has told jurors he had no memory of what happened but felt “very bad that somebody died”.

East Ham University Challenge star Bobby Seagull to co-host radio show 

3 Aug

He was one of the standout stars of University Challenge - and now Bobby Seagull is set to have his own radio show.

Appeal to find missing East Ham girl, 15 

2 Aug

A teenage girl who has been missing for two weeks may have travelled from Merseyside to London.

Father of Edson Da Costa vows to ‘fight for all young black men who have been killed in police custody’ 

31 Jul

The father of an East Ham man who died after being detained by police has vowed to ‘fight for all young black men who have been killed in custody’.

East Ham murder accused ‘set fire to victim’s home to cover up death’, court hears 

31 Jul

A computer repairman’s final hours before he was killed by a “fantasist” were captured on his hard drive and left undiscovered for almost two years, a court has heard.

East Ham optometrist wins appeal against manslaughter conviction over eight-year-old boy’s death 

31 Jul

An optometrist who failed to spot symptoms of a life-threatening brain condition during an eye test of an eight-year-old boy has won an appeal against her conviction.

Prince Harry visits summer holiday scheme in East Ham 

28 Jul

Children at a summer holiday project have welcomed a very special visitor to their scheme - Prince Harry.

Retired East Ham man fends off diabetes with 100km challenge 

26 Jul

An East Ham pensioner at risk of developing diabetes has completed a 100km walk to help keep the condition at bay.

East Ham Old Fire station to become flats and a restaurant 

20 Jul

A historic Grade II listed former fire station in East Ham is to be turned into a mixed-use development of flats and a restaurant.

Gunmen threatened to shoot driver in violent East Ham kidnapping attempt 

19 Jul

Masked gunmen attempted to force a man into their car before hitting him around the head in a broad daylight attack.

Hyperlocal & blogs

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 .

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

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