North East London hyperlocal portal Monday 16 October 2017

Forest Gate & Manor Park news

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.

16-year-old boy stabbed in Upton Park 

12 Oct

A 16-year-old boy has been rushed to hospital by air ambulance after being stabbed this afternoon.

Jailed: Drug couriers caught with £600k worth of cocaine in Manor Park 

10 Oct

Two drugs couriers caught with six kilos of cocaine after officers swooped on them in a car park in Newham have been jailed.

Q&A: Where I live 

10 Oct

Peter Moreton is the artistic director of Applecart Arts in Upton Park, a new community arts centre.

Fire damages half of restaurant in Manor Park 

10 Oct

A fire which broke out at a restaurant has damaged 50 per cent of the building.

Two Newham men jailed for making crack cocaine at Forest Gate property 

9 Oct

Two men caught by police making crack cocaine inside a property down a residential road have been jailed for 11 years.

Three strikes and out for Manor Park GP surgery 

6 Oct

A Newham GP surgery which looked after more than 1,300 people has closed after three scathing inspection reports in a row.

Manor Park men charged with robbery and assault offences 

5 Oct

Two Manor Park men have been charged with robbery and assault offences in Essex and east London.

Forest Gate shooting: Mum of Corey Junior Davis appeals for help from public 

3 Oct

The grief-stricken mother of a 14-year-boy who was shot in the head says his killer must be brought to justice.

Police release images of car before and after Forest Gate shooting of Corey Junior Davis 

3 Oct

This stolen Range Rover Sport is the suspected car used by the killer of 14-year-old boy Corey Junior Davis.

First World War centenary: Forest Gate soldier’s memoir sheds light on Middle East action 

29 Sep

The realities of the Great War resonate more keenly when they come from the mouths of those who experienced it themselves.

First residents move into Upton Park homes at former West Ham ground 

28 Sep

West Ham’s former Upton Park home has received its first set of residents.

Forest Gate sportswoman honoured for support of girls’ cricket 

26 Sep

A young woman who has relentlessly promoted cricket to girls at a grassroots level has been honoured at a top awards ceremony.

Q&A: John Walker, E7 Now & Then blogger 

26 Sep

Done well, bloggers make online conversations challenging and interesting and JOHN WALKER is no exception.

Forest Gate charity delivers aid to Rohingya refugees 

25 Sep

Four Forest Gate charity workers last week returned from what a top United Nations official has called “the most urgent refugee emergency in the world.

Manor Park man charged with the murder of Liam Alan Harman 

20 Sep

A man from Manor Park has been arrested in connection with the murder of Romford man Liam Alan Harman.

Reader’s picture: Community event in Forest Gate taken by Donall O’Fearraig 

19 Sep

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Forest Gate man sentenced to six years in prison over fake police officer scam 

18 Sep

A “sophisticated network” of fraudsters who impersonated policemen to con people into transferring cash over the phone and laundered £500,000 were sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison on Friday.

Fire rips through Manor Park home 

15 Sep

The ground floor of a house in Manor Park has been ravaged by fire.

Legendary Qawwali singer-songwriter Rahat Fateh Ali Khan visits Newham 

8 Sep

Famed Pakistani musician Rahat Fateh Ali Khan brought Bollywood bangers to Upton Park on Wednesday.

Forest Gate community BBQ “sends a message of love” to neighbours 

7 Sep

Residents on a residential Forest Gate road threw a big party for hundreds of people last weekend to try and lift the local community and get people talking to their neighbours.

Family devastated as thieves raid Forest Gate home before wedding 

6 Sep

A father who allegedly had £110,000 worth of items stolen from his home three days before his daughter’s wedding has spoken of his devastation.

Police search for 4×4 seen fleeing murder scene of Corey Junior Davis, 14, in Forest Gate 

6 Sep

Police are renewing their appeal for information following the “tragic” murder of a 14-year-old boy in Forest Gate on Monday - and they are particularly interested in information about a 4x4 seen fleeing the scene.

Forest Gate shooting victim Corey Junior Davis, 14, dies 

6 Sep

A teenager shot in a double shooting in Forest Gate has died.

Forest Gate shootings: Witness tells of desperate attempt to save boy, 14 

5 Sep

A pharmacy worker has revealed the moment he comforted a 14-year-old boy who had blood pouring from his head after being shot.

Boy, 14, fighting for life after being shot in East London 

5 Sep

A 14-year-old boy is fighting for his life (Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/LNP) A 14-year-old is fighting for his life and a second has been seriously injured after they were shot in east London.

Police authorise stop and search powers after double shooting in Forest Gate 

4 Sep

Newham’s police chief has authorised officers to use stop and search powers after a double shooting in Forest Gate.

Two seriously injured in Forest Gate double shooting 

4 Sep

A double shooting this afternoon has left one man with life-threatening injuries and another with possible life-changing injuries.

Murder investigation launched after dead baby girl found dumped in bushes 

1 Sep

Police are urgently seeking the mother of the newborn baby (Picture: Google Streetview) A baby girl who was found dead in the bushes of a park earlier this year was murdered, police have revealed.

Forest Gate police station to host consultation events 

30 Aug

Have your say on the future of policing in Newham.

Upton Park melodica man takes silver in folk festival 

29 Aug

A Newham musician scooped a silver medal at one of Ireland’s largest folk music festivals.

Hyperlocal & blogs

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.

John Bevan’s Funeral – 7th Oct 2017 

30 Sep

John Bevan’s Funeral will take place at 12 noon on the 7th October, this is at the City of London Crematorium Aldersbrook Rd.

Resigning matters 

25 Sep

Forest Gate North councillor Rachel Tripp has resigned from cabinet .

Spot the Difference (part 94) 

25 Sep

The draft Statement of Accounts originally published in July, which set off a furore once people spotted the words ‘written-off’ in the section dealing with the Olympic Stadium loan: The version being considered by the Audit Board/Investment and ...

Large gathering bids farewell to Stuart Monro 

23 Sep

Stuart Monro filming in Wanstead Park in 2014.

“The Stadium Loan” and Questions to Council Meeting 

17 Sep

See below today's blog post by Newham Council Cabinet member, Cllr Rachel Tripp, on the controversy regarding the "The Stadium loan".

Charles Mowbray – anarchist revolutionary and Forest Gate-unemployed champion 

17 Sep

Charles Mowbray (1856 - 1910) can lay claim to fame to be one of Forest Gate's most controversial political figures.

Newham response to Grenfell Fire 

13 Sep

Last week at Forest Gate North Labour Party meeting the Newham Executive Advisor on Housing, Cllr Terry Paul, gave a briefing on the Council response so far which he is happy to share.

Stadium latest 

11 Sep

A stone’s throw from the Olympic stadium...

Not just a river in Egypt 

8 Sep

My blog post yesterday prompted a flurry of media interest, which resulted in the following statement being issued (my emphasis added): A Newham Council spokesperson said:  “The Council’s draft accounts for 2016/17 were first published on our ...

Down the drain 

7 Sep

Sir Robin Wales is about to flush £40 million of council taxpayers’ money down the toilet.

The Dames Road disaster – 27 July 1944 

6 Sep

We have written before about the Doodlebug bombing of Dames Road in July 1944, here and here .

#Justice4Edson – Family Campaign Launch Thursday 7 September 

5 Sep

Hat tip Rokhsana - "Friends please share widely come! #Justice4Edson Family Campaign launch this coming Thursday 7th Sept in Forest Gate.

West Ham “Sing Along” & Forest Gate North “Labor Day” BBQ’s 

4 Sep

Proving that politics is not just about campaigning, debating and organising (as vital as this is) but also occasionally about having a bit of fun.

Newham Woodcraft 2017 (subtitled) 

2 Sep

Check out new video about Newham Woodcraft folk "Youth is not wasted on the young Woodcraft Folk is a progressive organisation for young people led by young people.

Forest Gate North “Labor Day” Picnic/BBQ Sunday 3 September 

29 Aug

Just a quick reminder that Forest Gate North Labour Party will be holding a Summer Picnic/BBQ on Sunday 3rd September on Wanstead Flats opposite the Golden Fleece pub from 3 to 6 p.

Tres Bon (1) – the first 75 years of St Bonaventure’s school 

27 Aug

St Bonaventure's school celebrated its 140th anniversary on 27 August this year.

Hey Porsche 

25 Aug

My heart goes out Beckton’s lead community councillor, Ayesha Chowdhury.

Big Turnout for Ted Lewis’s Funeral Service 

22 Aug

Family, friends, ex-boxers and a contingent from the Geezers turned out today for the funeral service of Ted Lewis.

Forest Gate Cycling Club, and life on the road at the end of the C19th 

19 Aug

We have covered cycling in Forest Gate at the end of the nineteenth century on this site a number of times before.

Time after time 

15 Aug

By the time next year’s election rolls around 16 current members of the council will have held their seats for 20 years or more.

Three authors write on WW2 air raids in Forest Gate 

11 Aug

This article looks at the way in which World War 11 air raids in Forest Gate have been approached and described from three very different perspectives.

Personal Trainer 

10 Aug

Assistant chief executive and alleged Labour press flak Douglas Trainer An intriguing and disturbing FOI request to Newham Council (links added): The newly promoted Mayoral advisor Cllr Patrick Murphy was the Newham Labour Party procedures secretary ...

Cunning stunt 

9 Aug

A quiet word in your ear, Sir Robin… If you were an electorally unsuccessful Scottish Labour politician looking to make a fresh start down south, where would you head for? Newham might look like a pretty good option.

Letter to the Editor 

8 Aug

A reader writes Dear Sir, What on earth is going on at the Newham Mag? I had always thought it was the Mayor’s personal publicity freebie, distributed fortnightly to the adoring masses, and a snip at just £20,000 per issue.

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