Forest Gate & Manor Park news
Transport for London (TfL) has pledged to address passenger safety and congestion at two train stations after an MP raised concerns.
A wounded man told police he’d been stabbed last night after sustaining a hand injury.
A care manager from Newham has been awarded Care Home Worker of the Year at a national awards ceremony.
Police searching for a hit-and-run driver who left two men with “extensive injuries” are appealing for help on the anniversary of the crash.
Amani Lynch stabbed Champion Ganda 11 times outside an east London primary school.
A group of mothers has attracted the attention of Crossrail top brass with an impassioned blog calling for better access to Forest Gate station.
A drug dealer from Canning Town with a string of convictions has been jailed for 14 years for stabbing a teenager to death while on bail.
A mosque has issued a condemnation of terrorism and expressed its solidarity with the victims of the Westminster terror attack.
A police officer is accused of a racially aggravated assault as well as four other counts of assault in one day.
Pupils at Quwwat-ul-Islam have written letters to officers at Forest Gate police station following yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.
A West Indian chef is launching his new cookbook Taste Of The French Caribbean.
An artist and gallery director is exhibiting life-size portraits of the Forest Gate community.
Could you possibly stay quiet for five days? St Bonaventure’s headboy did exactly that to raise money for charity.
From the front, West Ham’s former Upton Park home still looks like the stadium thousands of fans flocked to every week – bar the scaffolding and signs, of course.
A new housing company that aims to deliver affordable rental properties for Newham residents was unveiled at the site of the first homes to become part of the scheme – West Ham’s former Upton Park home.
Fire crews were called to Manor Park to tackle a blaze at a bus stop.
A crowdfunding page set up to fund a court case against Newham Council exceeded its target within three days.
A 30-year-old man who was robbed in the early hours of this morning claims he was hit over the head with a traffic cone.
A legendary Forest Gate music gig at a club where Jimi Hendrix played is being recreated for fans on its 50th anniversary this Saturday.
Crowds gathered after a bus shelter was set alight outside a train station this morning.
The parents of a baby who died after being found unresponsive on a bus are set to go on trial today charged with her murder.
An inquest into the death of a homeless man taken into custody and later found dead on the floor of his cell has criticised police for making a catalogue of failures.
The broken-hearted mother of a 17-year-old who was stabbed to death in Forest Gate said she prays for her son’s killer.
A “brazen” gang of car thieves have been convicted after police raided a pub ran by the ringleader’s dad.
A Forest Gate teenager has won a place at one of the country’s top schools in hope of becoming a politician or lawyer.
A headteacher says she feels “blessed” for having been made an OBE from the Queen for her services to education.
Detectives investigating the shooting of a teenager with a BB gun on board a bus are continuing to appeal for information to find the culprit.
Champion Ganda was stabbed 11 times in the head and chest outside a primary school in east London.
A man has been convicted of the manslaughter of 17-year-old Champion Ganda in a fight involving belts, a hammer and at least one knife within metres of Sandringham Primary School in Forest Gate.
A campaigning teacher intends to take the council to court claiming Newham has failed to take action against the posting of “prostitution stickers” on its streets.
About 20 firefighters tackled a scrapyard blaze in the early hours of this morning.
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Picture collage from last Saturday in Forest Gate South ward,West Ham CLP, London.
The largest number of volunteers Thames21 has ever had for a single day clean-up on any stretch of the Ravensbourne turned out at Manor Park, Lewisham on Saturday.
This is the third of a series of posts based on the school log of Godwin School, from 1883 - 1984, providing a fascinating, worms' eye view of the development of the local area.
Tues Mar 21st £1 on the first day of Spring.10-1pm.
Mayoral ally and ‘full-time’ councillor Clive Furness has circulated his Councillor’s Report for March to local members in Canning Town North.
Although you wouldn’t know from this picture, the second round of Newham Co-opertaive Party’s AGM was extremely well-attended.
Cllr Obaid Khan, who was expelled from the Labour party last week, says that he has been the victim of a political witch hunt.
The students at Forest Gate Community School have got stars in their eyes this week! They have been using new images to search for their very own variable stars.
Henry Perry, aka Beckett, was executed by hanging at Pentonville jail on 10 July 1919 for the murder of four members of the Cornish family, of 13 Stukeley Road - and so became the last person judicially executed for Forest Gate-related killings.
Q ♦ East Ham The borough now known as Newham was formerly two old boroughs, namely West Ham and East Ham .
The Guardian’s Dave Hill, writing on his new blog , reports that another organisation has declared that its vote was improperly cast in last year’s mayoral trigger ballot: A second organisation whose vote helped Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales go ...
Councillor Aleen Alarice pitched up at Newham Fabians last night, paid her £7 membership fee and promptly nodded off.
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 ...
This is a flyer for our next branch meeting.
We have featured the history of Godwin school over a number of posts.
Indisputably number two In an email sent to all councillors this afternoon Sir Robin Wales has set out his plan to revamp the political leadership of the council and re-structure the executive responsibilities.
Councillors Hanif Abdulmuhit, Forhad Hussain, Idris Ibrahim and Mas Patel, were recently spotted meeting with a group of local imams in Manor Park.
A forest of arms raising points of order (picture via James Beckles’ account of the meeting ) Last Monday (13th February) I attended the annual general meeting of Newham Co-opertaive Party.
Annie Chapman, the second of the so-called “canonical five” victims of Jack the Ripper, was murdered on the morning of the 8th of September 1888.
This is the eighth in an occasional series of articles by local historian, Peter Williams, who specialises in Newham housing, maps and local history.
Had to smile at the slightly panicky queue of men (including one women) inside my local florist in Forest Gate last night at round 7.30pm.
When Councillor Terry Paul (aka "Red Tel") promised on Facebook "sunshine" for this morning's Canning Town campaign session perhaps we should have looked out of the window first! A very cold and at times snowy Labour doorstep this morning in Canning ...
The Polish Educational Society in Forest Gate was formed siixty years ago - in November 1956 - and became the first Polish organisation in East London.
The following statement has been issued by the national Fabian Society regarding the recent mayoral trigger ballot (my emphasis added): Since early December the national Fabian Society has received a number of complaints from members regarding the ...
This week the students at Forest Gate Community School were learning how to spot asteroids.
This is the second of a series of posts based on the school log of Godwin School, from 1883 - 1984, providing a fascinating, worms' eye view of the development of the local area.
AGM season for the Labour Movement is in full swing.
Mary Nichols and Catherine Eddowes were the first and fourth victims of Jack the Ripper respectively.
Councillor James Beckles (Plaistow North) on his blog today : Monday 23rd January it was our first Newham Labour Group after the Christmas break.
Around a quarter of Forest Gate's 30,000 population is Moslem and the district is served by 13 mosques.
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