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Police appeal after man points gun at group of males in Forest Gate 

15 Jul

Detectives are appealing for information after a man travelling in a car pointed a gun at a group of males in Forest Gate...


West Ham fans fear for future of club’s Upton Park memorial garden 

13 Jul

For die-hard football fans, the chant never changed: “I’m West Ham till I die.


Manor Park student uses her dissertation to tackle Newham’s homeless crisis 

12 Jul

A student from Manor Park has completed a dissertation on homelessness, having seen the problem spike in Newham in recent years.


Forest Gate couple double reward for pet parrot’s safe return — to £1,000 

12 Jul

Five weeks after their beloved pet flew the coop, a Forest Gate couple have doubled the reward for her safe return to £1,000.


Manor Park children mark Refugee Week with concert of songs sung in Hebrew, Bengali, Arabic, Polish and Yiddish 

10 Jul

Year Five pupils from Essex Primary School performed a concert in honour of Refugee Week, telling stories of oppression from the past 120 years.


Forest Gate man who tried to meet underage girls for sex is spared jail 

6 Jul

A man who tried to meet underage girls for sex via Craigslist, requesting “the younger the better”, has escaped a prison term.


Forest Gate chicken shop could lose its licence amid illegal workers claim 

5 Jul

A chicken shop in Forest Gate faces losing its licence following claims it employed workers who were illegally in the country.


Forest Gate VAT fraudster banned from running companies for 13 years 

4 Jul

A Forest Gate fraudster who tried to cheat the taxman out of millions of pounds has been banned from running companies for 13 years.


Upton Park mosque’s followers pray for England’s football World Cup team 

4 Jul

Prayers were said for England’s World Cup team before a friendly football match between different ethnic groups in a bid to break down barriers.


Football’s staying home! Upton Park Champions Statue campaigners celebrate World Cup victory 

3 Jul

The Champions Statue will stay in its historic Boleyn home.


Charity set up in memory of West Ham legend Bobby Moore receives £10,000 from Upton Park developer 

2 Jul

A charity set up in memory of a West Ham legend has received £10,000 from a developer.


Forest Gate man banned from Ilford town centre for drugs possession 

28 Jun

A man has been banned from entering Ilford town centre for five years after being convicted of drugs possession.


Forest Gate pub to hold Pride all-dayer to help the homeless 

25 Jun

A Forest Gate pub flies the flag for Pride on Saturday with an all-dayer raising money for homeless people.


Forest Gate pet shop to close after 46 years as owner blames gentrification of the area 

25 Jun

A pet shop in Forest Gate is to close after 46 years.


Upton Park pupils bring colour to old West Ham Boleyn Ground site 

22 Jun

Bubbles, blue and claret line the former site of the Boleyn Ground on new hoardings created by Newham schoolchildren.


Elisabeta Lacatusu murder: Harrowing CCTV footage shows Manor Park man stabbing his ex-girlfriend 19 times 

20 Jun

Detectives have released harrowing CCTV footage which shows a woman being murdered by her jealous ex-boyfriend who was jailed for life today.


Woman murdered outside her home by jealous lover from Manor Park, court told 

18 Jun

A woman was stabbed repeatedly by her jealous Manor Park ex-boyfriend and left in the street to die as she returned home from work, a court heard.


Man, believed to be in his 40s, stabbed in Forest Gate 

14 Jun

A man believed to be in his 40s has been stabbed in Forest Gate this afternoon.


Manor Park ‘house of horrors’ with outside toilet is converted into smart bedsits 

13 Jun

One of the borough’s worst ever slum homes where tenants were forced to use an outside toilet has been converted into smart bedsits.


Newham Recorder 50: Tributes to West Ham legend Bobby Moore (1941-1993) 

13 Jun

West Ham fans bid farewell to local legend Bobby Moore in a poignant match at Upton Park.


Woman rushed to hospital following fire in Manor Park 

12 Jun

A woman taken to hospital after blaze at terraced-house in Manor Park after being overcome by smoke.


Polly want a caper! Parrot stages second daring escape from Forest Gate 

11 Jun

It’s a scene straight out of crime thriller: a daring escape by a charming rogue who speaks four languages.


Forest gate ticket tout jailed again after setting up bogus company six weeks after release from prison 

11 Jun

A ticket tout who started a scam within six weeks of being let out of prison is back behind bars after setting up another bogus company to dupe fans of West Ham and other Premier League football clubs.


Boleyn Tavern: New owner of Upton Park pub pledges to preserve history 

5 Jun

The new owner of an 118-year-old pub popular with West Ham fans has said that it “should always be a pub” and will “retain its Victorian splendour”.


Demands for YouTube to ban Newham drill video inciting gun and knife violence – after it’s viewed 2.5m times 

5 Jun

A shocking “drill” video filmed in Forest Gate featuring balaclava-clad youths glorifying gun and knife violence has been viewed more than 2.5million times on YouTube.


Killing of Corey Junior Davis in Forest Gate to feature on Crimewatch 

4 Jun

Nine months after 14-year-old Corey Junior Davis was shot dead, not a single arrest has been made.


Forest Gate shop damaged by fire 

4 Jun

A shop was damaged during a fire in Forest Gate.


Manor Park flat destroyed by fire 

4 Jun

A flat above a row of shops in Manor Park was destroyed by a fire in the early hours of this morning (Monday, June 4).


Stephen Timms MP visits Manor Park primary school 

1 Jun

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has met with primary school pupils taking part in a programme designed to encourage a university education.


Off-duty policeman arrested in Forest Gate attacked an officer TWICE in Barking 

31 May

An off-duty policeman who assaulted an officer TWICE following his arrest in Forest Gate has escaped being sacked by resigning before his misconduct hearing.


Tate Modern displays work by pupils of Manor Park teacher 

31 May

A textiles teacher paid tribute to her students whose coat inspired by immigration was exhibited at Tate Modern art gallery.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Bonallack’s – coach-builders of Forest Gate 

18 Jul

This site has previously featured manufacturing based in Forest Gate, notably bicycles and the many workshops in the area a hundred years ago.


Charlbury House Walkabout – 17 July 2018 with local Little Ilford Councillors (Art in Blocks) 

17 Jul

Picture collage from this evening when I did a home visit to Charlbury House with local Little Ilford Councillors, Councillor Riaz Ahmed Mirza and Councillor Pushpa Dipaklal Makwana about an ongoing leak in the block affecting a number of flats that ...


Forest Gate Festival – this Saturday 14 July 2018 (Bastille Day!) 

12 Jul

@FGFestivalE7 FREE ???? street festival ???? on Saturday 14th July Osborne Road in the heart of #ForestGate #newham #forestgatefestival Check out theforestgatefestival.


Parting gift 

12 Jul

My thanks to the eagle-eyed reader who spotted that Douglas Trainer was paid £75,350.00 as “Compensation for loss of employment” when he left Newham Council in March.


NHS at 70 (2) – current state of services in E7 

10 Jul

In 2016 we published details of GP surgeries in E7, and how they were rated by their patients (see here ).


NHS at 70 (1): History of the Forest Gate Maternity Hospital 

1 Jul

This is the first of two articles celebrating the 70th birthday of the NHS, 5 July 2018 - recording the history of its largest local presence.


Waiting for the train 

25 Jun

Picture from Global Rail News Press release from the the Barking – Gospel Oak Rail User Group on the delayed introduction of new trains on the GOBLIN: Transport for London (TfL) staged a ‘launch event’ for a new train last week, but no sooner ...


Archibald Cameron Corbett – the man and his houses -synopsis of film 

21 Jun

We have written extensively before about Forest Gate's Woodgrange estate and the builder behind it, Archibald Cameron Corbett (see here , here and here ).


Kuhn Way 

15 Jun

Proposed site plan for Forest Gate Community School.


Time to close the Red Door? 

14 Jun

By Conor McAuley On 18 July last year Newham Council’s Strategic Development Committee, after a long discussion, approved a major planning application (No 17/00951/FUL) to build 100 flats in buildings ranging from 2 to 23 floors at London Road E13...


Magpie Project 

13 Jun

I spent some time this morning at the Magpie Project in Forest Gate talking to families using the centre volunteers.


Racism in Forest Gate in the 1970s and 1980s Part 2 – the fight back begins 

12 Jun

This is the second part of a post on racism in Forest Gate in the 1970's and 1980's - see the previous article for part one.


Tower Hamlets Community Housing Strike over Pay 

8 Jun

Early this morning I went to the UNISON picket line outside the headquarters of Tower Hamlets Community Housing (THCH) to show solidarity and support for the strikers.


Racism in Forest Gate in the 1970s and 1980s Part 1 – the scene is set, as the attacks begin 

3 Jun

The demonstrations outside Forest Gate police station in June 2017 protesting about the death of Edson da Costa, following police action, brought back memories of similar demonstrations over thirty years ago.


Barry’s Meat Market: as one door closes, two open! 

24 May

Saturday 26 May will see Barry's Meat Market, the mainstay of Woodgrange Road's retail offer, close its doors for the last time - but other portals are opening soon! As a thank you present to his loyal local customers, Barry will have a marquee at ...


8 random facts about the 2018 election 

21 May

Turnout in Newham was down for the second election in a row, although the number of registered voters was the highest ever 1.


Time Out sees error of its ways 

14 May

Time Out has belatedly realised that Wanstead is not part of Forest Gate, following complaints from two Wansteadium readers.


And then there were 59 

11 May

Someone has learned how to use the airbrush tool in Photoshop Well, that didn’t take long.


What IS Time Out’s problem with Wanstead? 

9 May

Results of one Forest Gate category Sadly no Wanstead establishments made it to the Time Out Love London Awards 2018.


William Edward Wright – Forest Gate Edwardian photographer 

5 May

We were contacted a while ago by Chris Roach, the Great Granddaughter of prominent Victorian and Edwardian Forest Gate photographer, William Edward Wright.


They are us 

3 May

West Ham MP Lyn Brown spoke in yesterday’s Windrush debate in parliament : I want to talk about trust and how it has been violated, and I want to start with the cases of my constituents Gem and Jessica, both of which I raised in Monday’s debate ...


Foxes, UKIP Switchers & New Eastenders – Forest Gate North Labour Canvass 

30 Apr

After my Mobike UK adventure I joined comrades in Forest Gate North on #labourdoorstop.


Heading for the exit 

27 Apr

Sir Robin has emailed local Labour members (or at least those on the last list he got from the party before being deselected): “As you know, after 16 years, my tenure as Labour Mayor of Newham comes to an end in May.


Tollgate or not Tollgate? 

27 Apr

The origins of our district's name are fairly obvious and well known - the details, less so.


Avenue Primary School Anti-Academies Strike 

26 Apr

My picture from yesterday's strike picket by teachers and lobby by parents against the proposed academination of Avenue Primary School in Manor Park, Newham.


A survivor’s tale – 1941 bombing of the Princess Alice 

20 Apr

One of the delights of running this website is that sometimes articles can prompt replies and memories that can add colour and flavour to our understanding of the past.


Ninth Avenue 

20 Apr

When planners run out of inspiration for street names, they turn to ordinal numbers .


Classes over the Early May Bank Holiday 

19 Apr

May is the month of bank holidays! Check out the list below to find out which classes are open over the Early May bank Holiday.


Outgunned 

16 Apr

Yesterday in Canning Town South… The Co-op Party’s first ever canvass in Newham drew a rather larger group of campaigners than the Conservatives managed.


Your 2018 candidates 

11 Apr

Mayor of Newham Rahima Khan, Conservative Rokhsana Fiaz, Labour Co-operative Gareth Evans, Liberal Democrat Chishala Kumalinga, Christian Peoples Alliance Daniel Oxley, Democrats and Veterans Party Council Beckton James Asser, Labour Ayesha ...



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