Forest Gate & Manor Park news
A caring student has helped reunite a dog with its owner after finding the escaped pet on his way to school.
Police have seized four guns at an address in Forest Gate.
Green-fingered volunteers are transforming a stretch of waste ground to avoid going to the gym.
Police failed to note medical condition of epileptic man who later collapsed in Forest Gate station and diedNewham Recorder 22 Feb
A homeless man who died in police custody had been found fitting on the floor of a cell at the same station before, an inquest has heard.
Stunts, basketball, football and chess were all part of the fun at Queen’s Market.
The green turf is still there, as are a pair of turrets – but no sign of the thousands of claret and blue-clad fans that cheered on their team.
A new cafe opened its doors to keep children away from a life of crime.
A pregnant mother strangled to death by her husband may be alive today if the police had not committed a “catalogue of flaws”, a report has claimed.
An often untold period in history is being celebrated in an exhibition claimed to be the first ever staged in a British mosque.
Council chiefs have stripped a grieving father-of-two of emergency status for housing after his seriously ill wife died of pneumonia.
European Taekwondo Champion and Great British olympian, Lutalo Muhammad, paid a special visit to Forest Gate Community School this morning.
The parents of a baby who was found unresponsive on a bus and later died have denied murdering her.
The parents of a three-month-old baby who was found unresponsive on a bus and later died are set to appear at the Old Bailey today.
Volunteers have sorted through hundreds of memorial bricks from West Ham’s former Upton Park stadium in a bid to reunite them with loved ones.
Faulty overhead electric wires between Manor Park and Romford means trains between Stratford and Romford are being delayed by up to 25 minutes, or cancelled.
The final reminders of West Ham Football Club’s old home at Upton Park are being stripped away from the nearby station.
Doctors have hailed their practice’s “outstanding” status as a team effort.
A group of students have started a campaign to raise awareness of the issues refugee families face arriving in the borough.
When Eleanor Pearce moved to Forest Gate, she decided the best way to get to meet her neighbours would be to draw them.
A school in Forest Gate is celebrating its position amongst the top 20 in the country for GCSE results progress.
Norwegian headteachers paid a visit to St Bonaventure’s to gain an understanding of the English education system.
A 16-year-old boy was stabbed yesterday.
Children from Avenue Primary School explored coral reefs, jungles and outer space during a day of virtual reality activites.
Are you a world war buff or a food fanatic? You might want to pay the Poppy Pantry a visit.
Worshippers looking for a “celebratory” type of service need look no further than Forest Gate.
A football fan from Manor Park was among nine sentenced for their part in a brawl between West Ham and Arsenal supporters.
Police are growing “increasingly concerned” about a 13-year-old girl who went missing yesterday.
Haven House Children’s Hospice’s longest-serving volunteer, Violet Pace, had a special morning meeting EastEnders star Dame Barbara Windsor on Friday.
Food, dancing and bubbly were on offer when residents and employees at a care home celebrated its 20th anniversary.
Four pupils from Azhar Academy Girls School gave a lesson of their own when they held a special school assembly about diversity.
Hyperlocal & blogs
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.
We have been given access to an invaluable document that offers a fascinating insight of 100 years of Forest Gate history - and many of the people who lived here - from a worm's eye view.
We have written previously about one of the earliest significant institutions to built in Forest Gate: the Industrial School, on Forest Lane.
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.
We have just passed the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Rock Against Racism, and its first gig at the Princess Alice pub, on Romford/Woodgrange Roads.
The Newham Labour party Trigger Democracy campaign has sent out a powerful email to local party members, telling them that Sir Robin has no mandate to continue as the mayoral candidate without a proper, open selection.
The relaunch of the long-dormant Newham Fabian Society has been postponed.
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.
This afternoon the last Newham Labour Party branch, Green Street East held its trigger ballot meeting and voted 32 to 5 for an open selection process for the next Newham Labour Mayoral candidate.
Local historian, Mark Gorman (Twitter: @Flatshistorian), celebrates a key date, and significant anniversary in the fight to keep Wanstead Flats the open space so many of us enjoy today.
After the four ward meetings last night – all of which voted No – I tweeted that the trigger ballot score stood at 9 in favour of automatically reselecting Sir Robin and 11 for an open selection.
Labour members in Green Street East received a letter yesterday cancelling their Trigger Ballot meeting on Sunday.
Well done to Branch members in Stratford (the site of the 2014 Olympics and the biggest ward in Newham) and Little Ilford.
Picture from @james_beckles on Twitter Last night Newham Co-operative Party said yes to democracy by voting No in the Newham mayoral trigger ballot.
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.
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