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School in Forest Gate raises cash for charity set up in memory of murdered teenager Jimmy Mizen 

15 Dec

Staff and pupils at St Bonaventure’s donned their craziest and most colourful knits in memory of a teenager who was murdered almost a decade ago.


Backlash over YouTube video of gang ‘glamorising’ knife violence on streets of Forest Gate 

13 Dec

A YouTube video filmed in Forest Gate that shows balaclava-clad hoodies rapping about gang violence has been criticised for apparently glorifying knife and gun crime.


Teenager airlifted to major trauma hospital after being stabbed in Forest Gate 

8 Dec

A teenager was airlifted to a major trauma hospital in a critical condition after being stabbed in Forest Gate this afternoon.


Newham pair jailed after shotgun found hidden behind bedroom cupboard 

7 Dec

A Forest Gate man has been jailed after police found a sawn-off shotgun and ammunition hidden behind a bedroom cupboard.


Manor Park tailor gets internship at London College of Fashion 

6 Dec

An aspiring artist who almost gave up hope of a job in the creative arts has landed an internship at London College of Fashion.


Manor Park man will be sentenced today for attending ‘blood-spattered’ cockfight 

6 Dec

A Manor Park man will be sentenced today for attending a cockfight that left blood and feathers spattered up the walls of a house in Redbridge.


Two treated for smoke inhalation after Forest Gate kitchen fire 

4 Dec

More than a dozen firefighters tackled a flat fire believed to have been caused by a cooking pan left unattended.


Teachers strike at Avenue Primary School in Manor Park over academisation plans 

29 Nov

Teachers and support staff have gone on strike today over proposals to turn their school into an academy.


Forest Gate man admits posting pro-ISIS messages online 

23 Nov

A man from Forest Gate who posted messages online that supported ISIS has pleaded guilty to encouraging terrorism.


Manor Park teen becomes first state school student to win Eton College debating competition 

23 Nov

A Newham teenager has become the first state school student to win the individual prize in a prestigious Eton debating competition.


Forest Gate stroke survivor speaks out for those lost for words 

16 Nov

A Forest Gate stroke survivor has spoken out about his struggles with speech.


Man in critical condition after suffering serious head injuries in Manor Park 

16 Nov

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after suffering serious head injuries in Manor Park.


Police appeal after unprovoked Upton Park pub attack leaves man with ‘severe facial injuries’ 

16 Nov

A man was left with severe facial injuries after being punched in the face in an unprovoked assault, police say.


Manor Park man, 47, found guilty of attending ‘blood-spattered’ Seven Kings cockfight 

16 Nov

A Manor Park man has been found guilty of attending a cockfight that left blood and feathers spattered up the walls of a house in Redbridge.


Manor Park man on trial accused of being involved in illegal cockfight 

14 Nov

A police officer who attended the scene of an alleged illegal cockfight told the court that he saw blood splatters up the wall.


Award for Forest Gate boy, 8, who cared for mum as she battled terminal cancer 

10 Nov

Looking after a terminally ill parent at any age is tough, so imagine how it must be when you’re just five years old.


Manor Park social worker and foster mum writes self-help fiction novel 

10 Nov

A social worker and foster mother has drawn on her real-life and work experiences to write a self-help fiction book.


Great-granddaughter of match girls striker campaigns to erect memorial on her Manor Park grave 

10 Nov

We’re all too aware of the acute overcrowding situation when it comes to housing but what happens when it extends to the afterlife...


Man arrested in immigration raid at Forest Gate butchers 

8 Nov

A man has been arrested during an immigration raid at a Forest Gate butchers.


CCTV footage shows teenager being stabbed three times inside Manor Park takeaway shop 

7 Nov

Police have today released shocking CCTV footage that shows a teenager being stabbed in a takeaway shop in Manor Park.


Manor Park boys charged over train surfing 

6 Nov

Two boys from Manor Park have been charged over train surfing.


Manor Park couple convicted of causing or allowing baby daughter’s death have sentences reduced 

27 Oct

A couple who tried to cover up their torture and death of their baby at their Manor Park home by staging the discovery of her body on a bus have won a challenge against their “manifestly excessive” prison sentences.


Dementia sufferer, 81, missing from Forest Gate home 

25 Oct

Police need the public’s help to find a missing elderly man from Forest Gate who has dementia.


Man charged with murder of Titu Miah in Plaistow after fight in Plashet Grove 

25 Oct

Detectives investigating a murder in Upton Park where a 31-year-old man died and a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in a street brawl have charged a man with murder.


Corey Junior Davis funeral: ‘Loving and full of life’ 14-year-old is buried 

20 Oct

A 14-year-old boy shot dead in Forest Gate was laid to rest today.


Plaistow man, 31, dies following street fight in Upton Park 

18 Oct

A 31-year-old man has died from injuries he sustained in a street fight in Upton Park where a boy was stabbed.


Forest Gate mums fundraise and collect donations for survivors of hurricane-ravaged Dominica 

18 Oct

Four Forest Gate mothers are fundraising to help relatives and survivors of Hurricane Maria on the Caribbean island of Dominica.


Funeral of Forest Gate shooting victim will take place on Friday 

18 Oct

The funeral of a 14-year-boy who was shot dead in Forest Gate will take place on Friday.


Donald Trump satire written by Upton Park author 

18 Oct

An Upton Park author has penned a novella satirising how US President Donald Trump might have tackled real crises from history.


Newham councillors ‘extremely disappointed’ at primary school’s Black History Month ‘dress as slaves’ letter 

17 Oct

Two of Newham’s councillors have spoken out after a Manor Park primary school sent out a letter asking parents to dress their children as slaves for a Black History Month event.


Forest Gate primary school apologises after asking pupils to dress as slaves for Black History Month 

16 Oct

A Forest Gate primary school has been forced to apologise for sending home a letter asking pupils to come into school dressed as slaves for Black History Month.


Hyperlocal & blogs

A Christmas Story, East London, 2017 (In one of the richest countries in the World) 

14 Dec

I have just donated £50 to the Magpie Project in Forest Gate in lieu of xmas cards to friends and colleagues.


Unique photo and details of Earlham Grove V2 attacks 

12 Dec

We have just acquired a fascinating, captioned, photo from e.


Newham’s Red Door Ventures to buy Collective Old Oak 

7 Dec

EGi – News Article – Newham’s Red Door Ventures to buy Collective Old Oak : “The Collective Old Oak is close to being bought by Newham Council’s PRS developer Red Door Ventures.


Not meeting expectations 

5 Dec

By Iain Aitch Those attending Newham’s full council last night (4 December) may have been expecting fireworks, given that the loss of £52m of public funds in the London Stadium debacle had just been confirmed.


Samuel Gurney (1786 – 1856) – Forest Gate’s most influential resident 

4 Dec

We have written, in passing, frequently about Samuel Gurney - who has probably been Forest Gate's most influential (both locally and nationally) resident.


The Olympic Stadium Debacle 

4 Dec

Councillor Conor McAuley has written to all members of the council about the Olympic stadium disaster.


Then and now 

4 Dec

Then (January 2011): “Even on the most disastrous figures, even if everything goes wrong, we still make a profit on this.


Gullible 

4 Dec

Newham council on why it decided to invest in the Olympic stadium : “Our decision to invest was based on the entirely reasonable assumption that [Boris Johnson’s] administration carried out its contract negotiations for E20 with due diligence.


Taupe Friday 

30 Nov

Taupe Friday – like Black Friday but more sophisticated! For four days from Friday 1st December, Tax Return by Jim Pollard is available on pre Xmas offer.


E7 properties owned by overseas companies 

27 Nov

The Land Registry has recently made public details of foreign-owned UK properties - many of them held by companies in tax havens, where the ultimate owners can hide behind the anonymity that looser company registration regulations in those ...


Offshore Forest Gate 

27 Nov

Meticulous work by Private Eye and friends has tracked down over 100,000 properties in the UK owned by companies based in overseas tax havens - usually for tax avoidance purposes.


London Labour Conference – Day 1 (and National Campaign Day) 

25 Nov

Today was the first day of the London Labour Party conference (and a National Labour campaign day following the budget #BetterOffWithLabour).


COME TO PENTONVILLE 5 EVENT DECEMBER 1st 

21 Nov

(Picture of former Newham Labour Councillor Civic Mayor, Vic Turner after his release from prison) CELEBRATE A GREAT WORKING CLASS VICTORY APPLY ITS LESSONS TODAY TO FIGHT THE ATTACK ON TRADE UNIONS FRIDAY DECEMBER 1 ST 2017 18.00 EAST HAM WORKING ...


Trigger action 

20 Nov

On Saturday afternoon the crowdfunding campaign to challenge the result of last year’s mayoral trigger ballot hit its initial £10,000 target.


The journey to Forest Gate – (1) Danuta Gradosielska 

18 Nov

This is the first article in an occasional series about how significant members of various immigrant groups first found their way to Forest Gate, and made an impact here, for both the newcomers and the host community.


Forest Gate North Xmas Social Saturday 2.12.17 

11 Nov

View this email in your browser Dear John Please find your invitation to our Winter Social.


23 Earlham Grove – an insight into the local housing crisis 

8 Nov

This article is by Peter Williams who did empty property work for Newham Council in the mid 1980s, bringing private homes back into use, often through threatening Compulsory Purchase Orders (CPOs).


TSSA trailer 

7 Nov

Cllr Salim Patel, mayoral advisor and TSSA delegate London blogger and ex-Guardian journalist Dave Hill has an intriguing account of how one union affiliate’s vote ended up in Sir Robin’s pile in the trigger ballot.


Unlocking votes 

6 Nov

A nice bit of promotion in the latest issue of the Newham Mag for local locksmith Daniel Lee.


Evening Canvass and offering support by local Councillors to Residents in Forest Gate following tragic murder. 

2 Nov

Photo Collage from an evening door knock and street surgery last month in Forest Gate North, Newham, London by ward Councillors (Rachel, Seyi Anamul) and local party activists.


Another Hawfinch 

30 Oct

I am sorry about this patch exuberance, it will stop soon I promise.


Tres Bon (2) – St Bon’s illustrious alumni 

30 Oct

This is the second of two posts, celebrating St Bonaventure's school 140th anniversary.


30 Heritage Plaques for Forest Gate! 

20 Oct

London’s famous blue plaques link the people of the past with the buildings of the present.


An Olympic-sized black hole 

17 Oct

Tomorrow (Wednesday 18 October) the Budget Monitoring Sub-Committee of the London Assembly will question the London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) and GLA representatives on the long-term financial sustainability of the London Stadium.


While in Dancing Dick’s Lane – White Notley to Witham walk 

15 Oct

Definitely off message but today Gill and I went for a linear walk from White Notley station to Witham station (Essex).


Man overboard 

11 Oct

Council CEO Kim Bromley-Derry has been re-arranging the executive deckchairs at Newham Dockside: A few weeks back I announced my new executive leadership arrangements which took effect immediately.


John Laurence Bevan: 18th March 1943 – 16th September 2017 

10 Oct

John Laurence Bevan was cremated at The City of London Cemetery, Manor Park at 12 noon on Saturday 7th October 2017.


Less than zero 

9 Oct

West Ham United has yet to hand over a penny in business rates for its London Stadium home, according to a report in London freesheet City AM .


Walk from Forest Gate to Chingford 

8 Oct

Off message but a lovely walk today from the People's Republic to Queen Elizabeth's Hunting Lodge at Chingford.


Schwarzenegger’s on-going Romford Road legacy 

1 Oct

We publish this article as images of Arnold Schwarzenegger are about to feature prominently in a major UK government advertising campaign to persuade people to take up their rights for compensation for mis-sold PPI insurance.



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