North East London hyperlocal portal Thursday 30 March 2017

Forest Gate & Manor Park news

More trains to arrive at Forest Gate station soon, TfL tells West Ham MP 

29 Mar

Transport for London (TfL) has pledged to address passenger safety and congestion at two train stations after an MP raised concerns.

Man ‘stabbed in the hand’ in Forest Gate 

29 Mar

A wounded man told police he’d been stabbed last night after sustaining a hand injury.

Forest Gate manager named Care Home Worker of the Year at national awards ceremony 

28 Mar

A care manager from Newham has been awarded Care Home Worker of the Year at a national awards ceremony.

Forest Gate hit-and-run driver who left two men seriously injured sought by police 

27 Mar

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.

Drug dealer jailed for killing teen outside Forest Gate school 

24 Mar

Amani Lynch stabbed Champion Ganda 11 times outside an east London primary school.

Mum calls for better access to Forest Gate station during refurbishment 

24 Mar

A group of mothers has attracted the attention of Crossrail top brass with an impassioned blog calling for better access to Forest Gate station.

Canning Town drug dealer jailed for killing Champion Ganda in Forest Gate 

24 Mar

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.

Forest Gate mosque condemns Westminster terror attack 

24 Mar

A mosque has issued a condemnation of terrorism and expressed its solidarity with the victims of the Westminster terror attack.

Police officer accused of racially aggravated assault in Forest Gate 

24 Mar

A police officer is accused of a racially aggravated assault as well as four other counts of assault in one day.

Quwwat-ul-Islam pupils send letters of solidarity to Forest Gate police station 

23 Mar

Pupils at Quwwat-ul-Islam have written letters to officers at Forest Gate police station following yesterday’s terrorist attack in Westminster.

Forest Gate chef to launch St Lucian cookbook 

23 Mar

A West Indian chef is launching his new cookbook Taste Of The French Caribbean.

Forest Gate community members feature in life-size portrait exhibition 

23 Mar

An artist and gallery director is exhibiting life-size portraits of 
the Forest Gate community.

Forest Gate schoolboy raises cash for charity by being silent for five days 

23 Mar

Could you possibly stay quiet for five days? St Bonaventure’s headboy did exactly that to raise money for charity.

Pictures: Three stands demolished at West Ham’s former Upton Park stadium 

21 Mar

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.

Newham Council housing company launches at Upton Park 

21 Mar

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 called to bus stop blaze 

15 Mar

Fire crews were called to Manor Park to tackle a blaze at a bus stop.

Forest Gate campaigner exceeds court fees crowdfunding target 

15 Mar

A crowdfunding page set up to fund a court case against Newham Council exceeded its target within three days.

Victim claims he was struck by a traffic cone in Forest Gate robbery 

15 Mar

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.

Iconic Forest Gate gig anniversary recreated at The Wanstead Tap 

14 Mar

A legendary Forest Gate music gig at a club where Jimi Hendrix played is being recreated for fans on its 50th anniversary this Saturday.

Bus shelter set alight in Manor Park 

14 Mar

Crowds gathered after a bus shelter was set alight outside a train station this morning.

Trial of Manor Park parents accused of murdering three-month-old daughter set to begin today 

13 Mar

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.

The Met slammed over NINE failures after homeless man dies at Forest Gate police station 

13 Mar

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.

Mother of Forest Gate stabbing victim Champion Ganda says she prays for his killer 

9 Mar

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.

‘Prolific’ Forest Gate car thieves helped steal £3million’s worth of cars in 120 offences 

7 Mar

A “brazen” gang of car thieves have been convicted after police raided a pub ran by the ringleader’s dad.

Forest Gate teenager is awarded 76k scholarship for Eton 

7 Mar

A Forest Gate teenager has won a place at one of the country’s top schools in hope of becoming a politician or lawyer.

Headteacher from Manor Park receives OBE from the Queen 

7 Mar

A headteacher says she feels “blessed” for having been made an OBE from the Queen for her services to education.

Bus shooting of Manor Park teenager with BB gun prompts fresh appeal 

6 Mar

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.

Man guilty of stabbing teen outside Forest Gate school 

3 Mar

Champion Ganda was stabbed 11 times in the head and chest outside a primary school in east London.

Canning Town man found guilty of stabbing boy, 17, to death outside primary school in Forest Gate 

3 Mar

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.

Forest Gate teacher urges crackdown on ‘prostitution stickers’ 

2 Mar

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.

20 firefighters tackle Forest Gate scrapyard blaze 

1 Mar

About 20 firefighters tackled a scrapyard blaze in the early hours of this morning.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Communists, Masons & War: Forest Gate South Labour doorknock 18.3.17 with Lyn Brown MP 

24 Mar

Picture collage from last Saturday in Forest Gate South ward,West Ham CLP, London.

Record volunteer turnout on the Ravensbourne 

21 Mar

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.

The Home Front in WW1 Forest Gate – through the eyes of Godwin school 

21 Mar

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.

Up Your Street. Issue 10 

19 Mar

Tues Mar 21st £1 on the first day of Spring.10-1pm.

Spin City 

15 Mar

Mayoral ally and ‘full-time’ councillor Clive Furness has circulated his Councillor’s Report  for March to local members in Canning Town North.

Co-op cock-up 

10 Mar

Although you wouldn’t know from this picture, the second round of Newham Co-opertaive Party’s AGM was extremely well-attended.

Wrath of Khan 

10 Mar

Cllr Obaid Khan, who was expelled from the Labour party last week, says that he has been the victim of a political witch hunt.

Stars in their Eyes! 

8 Mar

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.

The 1919 Forest Gate murders 

8 Mar

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.

Upton Park 

8 Mar

Q ♦ East Ham The borough now known as Newham was formerly two old boroughs, namely West Ham and East Ham .


2 Mar

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 ...

Time for bed, sleepy head 

1 Mar

Councillor Aleen Alarice pitched up at Newham Fabians last night, paid her £7 membership fee and promptly nodded off.

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 ...

“Unaccompanied Child Migrants” Forest Gate North Labour Party Branch meeting Thursday 2 March 2017 

27 Feb

This is a flyer for our next branch meeting.

When Godwin school went to Paris – 1912 

27 Feb

We have featured the history of Godwin school over a number of posts.

Sir Robin re-arranges the deck chairs 

23 Feb

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.

Gotta Have Faith 

23 Feb

Councillors Hanif Abdulmuhit, Forhad Hussain, Idris Ibrahim and Mas Patel, were recently spotted meeting with a group of local imams in Manor Park.


17 Feb

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.

Visiting The Grave of Annie Chapman 

17 Feb

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.

The street where you live (8) – Sebert Road 

16 Feb

This is the eighth in an occasional series of articles by local historian, Peter Williams, who specialises in Newham housing, maps and local history.

Valentine’s Day 

15 Feb

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.

“On the knocker” for Labour and the NHS in Canning Town (and elsewhere) 

11 Feb

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 ...

Forest Gate’s first Polish community 

5 Feb

The Polish Educational Society in Forest Gate was formed siixty years ago - in November 1956 - and became the first Polish organisation in East London.

Fabian update 

1 Feb

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 ...

Looking out for Asteroids! 

1 Feb

This week the students at Forest Gate Community School were learning how to spot asteroids.

Godwin School ( boys ) log 2 – Godwin and Forest Gate pre WW1 (1900 – 1914) 

30 Jan

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.

Pizza & Politics : Broadlands UNISON AGM 1 March 

29 Jan

AGM season for the Labour Movement is in full swing.

The Graves Of Mary Nichols and Catherine Eddowes 

28 Jan

Mary Nichols and Catherine Eddowes were the first and fourth victims of Jack the Ripper respectively.

Silvertown tunnel 

25 Jan

Councillor James Beckles (Plaistow North) on his blog today : Monday 23rd January it was our first Newham Labour Group after the Christmas break.

The mosques of Forest Gate 

22 Jan

Around a quarter of Forest Gate's 30,000 population is Moslem and the district is served by 13 mosques.

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