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Anti-knife crime march between Forest Gate and Stratford is postponed 

24 May

A planned anti-knife crime march that was set to take place between Forest Gate and Stratford this Saturday has been postponed.


Bishop visits Forest Gate schoolchildren 

24 May

A junior school in Forest Gate has been graced with a visit by a bishop.


Forest Gate primary school’s tribute to governor killed by speeding driver 

23 May

A man “full of love” who was killed by a speeding driver has been remembered at the school where he was a governor.


Baby taken to hospital after Forest Gate hit-and-run 

23 May

A 13-month-old baby was taken to hospital following a hit-and-run in Forest Gate.


Two fires in one hour at Manor Park and East Ham homes 

22 May

Firefighters have attended two blazes that broke out within an hour of each other.


Forest Gate Muslim to teach Hebrew at synagogue 

22 May

In an attempt to build bridges between Muslims and Jews, a mosque volunteer will teach Hebrew at a synagogue.


Forest Gate doctors’ surgery in special measures after ‘inadequate’ rating 

22 May

A doctors’ surgery in Forest Gate has been placed in special measures.


Police seeking mother after newborn baby’s body found in park 

19 May

The body was found at a park in Hampshire (Picture: Google) T he body of a newborn baby has been found in a park.


Forest Gate GP rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC twice in eight months 

18 May

A GP surgery which is already in special measures has been rated “inadequate” for the second time in less than a year.


Manor Park couple sentenced to 11 years in jail each for the death of their baby daughter 

18 May

A couple from Manor Park have been each sentenced to 11 years in jail today for causing or allowing the death of their 16-week-old daughter.


Primary school pupils are transforming Plashet Park. 

17 May

Year Three children from Sandringham School in Forest Gate are creating an “outside learning classroom” in the park in Plashet Grove.


Forest Gate man faces jail for sharing videos online glorifying ISIS 

16 May

A Forest Gate man has admitted sharing online videos which glorified ISIS b efore and after he was arrested and bailed by police.


Muslims welcome Jews to Minhaj-ul-Qur’an in Forest Gate 

16 May

A mosque hosted a Jewish student exchange in an attempt to establish interfaith dialogue.


Five people escape Forest Gate house fire 

16 May

The cause of a house fire which was tackled by 20 firefighters and officers in Forest Gate is under investigation.


Manor Park man faces jail for deliberately driving into crowd celebrating Eid in Mile End 

15 May

A Manor Park man is facing jail for deliberately driving his car into a crowd as they celebrated Eid in Mile End.


Mum of killed Champion Ganda organises Forest Gate anti-knife crime march 

12 May

The mum of a teenage boy stabbed to death in Forest Gate has organised an anti-knife crime march and said: “enough is enough.


Forest Gate gardens opening up for trail weekend 

11 May

Gardeners in Forest Gate are being encouraged to open their gardens to visitors with the first ever garden trail.


Riders filmed standing up on Drayton Manor park attraction where girl died – just days before tragic accident 

11 May

Evha Jannath, 11, died after falling from the Splash Canyon water ride during a school trip...


Girl dies after theme park fall 

9 May

An 11 year old girl has died after being injured at a Staffordshire theme park.


Upton Park business owners miss the footy fans’ banter 

9 May

A year on from the final match, fans, residents and business owners are still sad West Ham United no longer play their home games in Upton Park.


Forest Gate and Cumberland schools could work together in trust partnership 

3 May

Two secondary schools could work together to improve educational standards if plans for a trust partnership go ahead.


Boy, 10, helps catch violent Forest Gate robber 

2 May

Two violent robbers have been caught thanks to the heroic actions of a 10-year-old boy have been jailed for a spate of robberies across London.


Forest Gate gurdwara school inspiring young Sikhs for 35 years 

28 Apr

Newham’s Ramgarhia Sikh community arrived in east London in the 1960s, meeting in a number of places to worship before settling in their current home in Neville Road, Forest Gate.


Neighbour helps Manor Park family flee fire on builder’s ladder 

28 Apr

Two families were forced to make a dramatic escape after a fire blocked their front door.


Patients impacted by out-of-bounds room at Forest Gate GP surgery, staff say 

25 Apr

A doctor’s surgery is seeing up to 100 fewer patients a day than it could due to a clinical room being out of service for months, staff have alleged.


Housing association must act say Manor Park residents plagued by urinating rough sleepers 

24 Apr

Scared residents have blamed a housing association for failing to keep them safe from persistent vandals and rough sleepers.


Fire at suspected cannabis factory near Upton Park 

24 Apr

Police raided a house in Walpole Road before dawn today after a fire alerted them to the presence of a suspected drug den.


First-time marathon runner from Forest Gate gets ready to step up 

20 Apr

A counsellor and first-time marathon runner has told of her inspiration to take the leap from 10 to 40 kilometres.


Level of violence inflicted on three-month-old baby by Manor Park couple Jeffrey Wiltshire and Rosalin Baker ‘something never come across before’, detective says 

20 Apr

A detective investigating the death of a three-month-old baby has said that “justice has been obtained” after her parents were found guilty of causing or allowing her death.


Manor Park couple found not guilty of murdering three-month-old daughter 

20 Apr

A couple whose premature baby was found lifeless on a bus in Stratford have been cleared of her murder.


Majority verdict allowed in baby murder trial of Manor Park couple 

20 Apr

A jury has been given a majority direction in the trial of a Manor Park couple accused of staging the death of their baby on a bus to get away with killing her.


Hyperlocal & blogs

An appreciation of Forest Gate artist Eric Dawson 

24 May

Last year's Newham Heritage Week paid a rare local tribute to Forest Gate artist, Eric Dawson, by displaying some of his original works at The Gate, and elsewhere in Newham.


Campaigning in Forest Gate North & Ilford North 20 May 2017 

21 May

Yesterday morning I started off campaigning in Forest Gate North with local Councillor, Anamul Islam and activists.


“Why fossil fuel divestment isn’t the answer” 

19 May

Last month I went to a well attended public meeting on this topic in Forest Gate Coffee7 and a Chatham House rules seminar in the City.


Re-electing Lyn Brown in Custom House & Forest Gate 

17 May

A great collage of photos from recent campaigning.


Forest Gate Conscientious Objectors in WW1 

15 May

T his article is posted to commemorate International Conscientious Objectors' Day, on 15 May 2017.


25 Days until UK General Election: On the knocker in Forest Gate & Ilford North 

14 May

Yesterday started with my Newham Councillor surgery in Vicarage Lane Community Centre, West Ham.


Election 2017 – your candidates 

12 May

The lists of candidates standing in the general election for the two Newham constituencies have been published.


Re-electing Lyn Brown – Forest Gate, West Ham & Canning Town 

11 May

Picture collage from canvass in Forest Gate North on Tuesday evening, West Ham ward on Wednesday evening and a Labour stall outside the busy West Ham Station tonight (which is confusingly not in West Ham ward but Canning Town North).


Introducing our candidate for West Ham! 

11 May

Meet Newham Green Party treasurer Michael Spracklin, our candidate for West Ham.


Stand up to racism – public meeting 

10 May

From Stand Up to Racism Newham: PUBLIC MEETING Defend EU Migrants – Keep Racism Out of the Election! Tuesday, 16 May at 19:00–20:45 Stratford Advice Arcade, 107-109 The Grove, London, E15 1HP (nr Morrisons car park) Speakers: Wiktor Moszczyń...


Re-electing Lyn Brown in Green Street & Forest Gate 

9 May

College is from Sundays morning canvass in Green Street West and the afternoon session in Forest Gate North.


West Hammers at Home and Away (Ilford North) 

7 May

Picture collage from yesterday's (Saturday) Labour campaigning in West Ham and Ilford North.


Godwin School ( boys ) log 4 – Godwin and Forest Gate between the wars (1919 – 1939) 

3 May

This is the fourth 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.


#GE17 West Hammers playing at home 

1 May

Yesterday I was pounding the mean streets of Forest Gate North again with a team led by local Councillor, Anamul Islam.


40 days to go – Campaigning in Forest Gate North & Ilford North 

29 Apr

Yesterday we ordered our first West Ham CLP freepost leaflet (the relief).


Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway – 1894 – 2017 

25 Apr

by local historians, Peter Williams and Mark Gorman We have covered aspects of the Barking Gospel Oak line (sometimes popularly known as the Goblin, or Chimney Pot line) on this website before (see here , in particular) but never in a comprehensive ...


Up close and personal 

25 Apr

A recent Freedom of Information request to Newham council From your Constitution, it states: 15.


May Day Bank Holiday – 1st May 

24 Apr

Find out whether your class is open on the May Day Bank Holiday on Monday the 1st May below: Bethnal Green – closed Camden – classes running as normal Clapham Junction – closed Embankment – closed Forest Gate – closed Greenwich – classes ...


GE2017: West Hammers in Forest Gate South & Ilford North 

23 Apr

After a week in North Wales celebrating my Mum's 76th, visiting family (and sneaked in a couple of hill walks) I drove back to London yesterday and today started campaigning in the Ilford North marginal then met up with West Ham CLP officers to agree...


Why Twitter & Facebook do little or nothing about racist and bigoted trolls? 

20 Apr

Last night I watched a report on the BBC One Show about the abject failure of super rich social media companies Twitter and Facebook to really tackle online trolling by racists and other bigots.


A four year retrospective 

18 Apr

We've reached the fourth anniversary of this website/blog, so a retrospective account seems in order.


“The most interesting personality in the borough of West Ham” (1896) 

10 Apr

This was Forest Gate Weekly News ' description of Gustav Pagenstecher.


Far From the Western Front: South Asian Stories of the First World War 

8 Apr

After a Labour Party canvass session in Forest Gate last month, Councillor Anam Islam took Councillor John Whitworth and I to this exhibition in theMinhaj-Ul-Quran Cultural centre in Romford Road.


FAIRS, FILMS AND MUSICAL DOGS – LEISURE & ENTERTAINMENT IN FOREST GATE ONE HUNDRED YEARS AGO 

4 Apr

I really regret that I cannot attend this presentation due to meeting clash but look forward to someone posting an account on it.


Broken promise 

4 Apr

The mayor’s 2014 manifesto The Newham Recorder reports : Free school meals for some primary school children in Newham could be under threat, a headteachers’ union has warned.


E7 restaurants – food rating – March 2017 

31 Mar

This is the third summary of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) cleanliness ratings for Forest Gate eateries; for others, 2014 and 2015, see here and here .


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.



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