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A-level results: Visually-impaired Barking student credits NewVIc in Plaistow for her success 

17 Aug

A visually-impaired student who received excellent grades on A-level results day has praised her sixth form for its support and acceptance.


Newham’s only female head coach of boys’ football team is big success 

15 Aug

A Plaistow medical sales rep is blazing the trail for women in football as Newham’s only female head coach of a boys’ team.


Closure of Plaistow and East Ham jobcentres confirmed 

5 Jul

Proposals to close two of the borough’s jobcentres are to go ahead, the government has announced.


Reunion for former Plaistow Grammar School pupils 

3 Jul

Around 70 pupils from the former Plaistow Grammar School got together at a special reunion in London.


Appeal after snake found in Plaistow 

15 Jun

Are you missing a snake? This slithery fellow was found in Plaistow this morning, and the police are keeping him safe and sound in what appears to be a sandwich bag until his owner can be found.


Boy, 16, charged after fleeing from police while carrying massive machete 

9 Jun

The ‘knife’ was a machete (Picture: Facebook) A teenager was detained by police after being caught carrying a massive machete down a London street.


Plaistow teenager faces court after knife found near Barking station 

8 Jun

Police arrested a teenager after finding a knife and class B drugs.


Two police officers and ‘several others’ are injured in ‘disturbance’ in Plaistow 

3 Jun

Two police officers have been injured after they were called to a ‘disturbance’ in Plaistow this evening.


Plaistow college principal ‘involved in fake exam results visa fraud’, court hears 

31 May

A college principal and the director of an immigration advisory centre helped hundreds of foreign students apply fraudulently for visa extensions by faking English language exam results, a court has heard.


Plaistow Primary School closed due to bad smell 

23 May

440 children have an unexpected day off today after a primary school in Plaistow was closed due to a bad smell.


Plaistow drug dealers caught red-handed by police 

11 May

Two drug dealers who were caught red-handed after trying to flee from the police have been sentenced.


Former MP Tristram Hunt discusses arts and culture at Plaistow college 

9 May

Tristram Hunt, former Labour MP and current VA director, spoke at NewVIc as part of a new platform for students called Votes For Colleges.


Pastor from Plaistow jailed for child porn offences 

8 May

A pastor who admitted making and possessing indecent images of children has been jailed.


Witnesses sought by police after Plaistow bus stop crash injures three-year-old boy 

8 May

Police are appealing for witnesses after a three-year-old boy received head injuries as a result of a car crash at a bus stop.


Fire temporarily forces 100 people out of homes in Plaistow block 

5 May

Approximately 100 people living in a 16-storey residential block had to vacate their homes yesterday evening as a result of a fire.


Fined: Landlord who failed to install smoke alarms in Plaistow flat after a fire 

27 Apr

A landlord who failed to install smoke alarms in his rented flat even after a fire in the apartment block has been fined thousands of pounds under new council powers.


Jailed: Plaistow man who raped girl, 16, and groomed children on Facebook 

24 Apr

A pervert who raped a girl he met through WhatsApp and coaxed two other children to carry out sex acts after grooming them on Facebook has been jailed.


Missing teenager Shahanara Akther could be in Stratford or Plaistow 

24 Apr

Police are searching for a ‘high-risk’ missing woman who might be in Newham.


Mother upset after flooding Plaistow flat takes WEEKS to be repaired 

14 Apr

This is the moment a desperate family filmed an out-of-control leak that threatened to turn their home into a swimming pool.


Car fire outside Victoria Tavern pub in Plaistow 

11 Apr

Passers-by were alarmed to see a car on fire outside a pub on Plaistow High Street last night.


Plaistow business expert knew she was destined to become an entrepreneur 

4 Apr

Business expert Janice B Gordon loves to help companies grow.


Red Door Ventures launches 17-home Plaistow development 

30 Mar

A 17-home development is the third to be launched as part of Newham Council’s Red Door Ventures scheme.


Plaistow school pupils open a day of trading at the London Stock Exchange 

29 Mar

Students swapped their classrooms for the London Stock Exchange to open a day of trading.


Homes set for site of former Plaistow petrol station 

28 Mar

A former petrol station and garage are set to become the site of a new 33-home development.


NewVIc students hold minute’s silence for ‘murdered’ classmate David Adegbite 

23 Mar

Students and staff at NewVIc sixth-form college in Plaistow held a minute’s silence this morning to remember classmate David Adegbite.


Stephen Timms’ ‘disappointment’ over plans for Plaistow hospital closure 

20 Mar

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has expressed his “disappointment” about the proposed closure of the Acute Day Hospital in Plaistow after meeting with health trust bosses.


Appeal to find killer of Adam Regis, 15, in Plaistow on the 10th anniversary of his death 

20 Mar

Police are appealing for information leading to the killer of a 15-year-old boy on the 10th year anniversary of his death.


PICTURES: Fire in Plaistow sees families evacuated 

20 Mar

Families were evacuated from blocks flats in Plaistow after a blaze in a car workshop.


Hundreds of Plaistow students hold ‘protest walk’ against female genital mutilation 

15 Mar

Nearly 500 NewVIc pupils have participated in a school-organised demonstration against female genital mutilation (FGM).


Man, 32, jailed after Plaistow betting shop robberies 

10 Mar

A man who terrorised staff during a string of armed robberies at betting shops has been jailed.


Court appearance for Plaistow man charged with 2001 driveway murder 

9 Mar

A Plaistow man accused of being involved in a fatal driveway shooting 16 years ago has appeared in court.


Hyperlocal & blogs

The Greenway incident 

27 Jul

Don't worry, this one doesn't end badly.


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).


West Hammers at Home and Away (Ilford North) 

7 May

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


On the knocker in Plaistow South 25 March 

14 Apr

On Saturday 25 March I helped out again, the Plaistow South Labour Party branch on a campaign day with local Councillors and activists.


Councillor report to West Ham Labour Party Ward 6 April 2017 

7 Apr

Councillor Report to Ward 6 January to April 2017 WEST HAM WARD LABOUR PARTY tel: 0203 373 2615 or email John.


Bow Road update 

22 Mar

A month ago I told you how badly wrong the eastbound Next Train Indicator at Bow Road station was.


St Joseph, Plaistow Lane, Bromley (Roman Catholic) 

5 Mar

Around a mile north east of the town centre on a busy roundabout this is a tall basilica of 1912 by Edward Goldie.


Stephen speaks out against closure of the Acute Day Hospital 

1 Mar

Stephen has lent his support to those campaigning against the proposed closure of the Acute Day Hospital in Plaistow, which is due to take place at the end of March.


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.


Councillor Report to West Ham Ward 5 Jan 2017 

5 Jan

Councillor Report to Ward WEST HAM WARD LABOUR PARTY tel: 0203 373 2615 or email John.


As it stands 

18 Nov

After the first set of trigger ballot meetings, the score stands at nine wards to three in favour of automatically reselecting Sir Robin Wales as Labour’s candidate.


Labour councillor ‘prepared to challenge’ Sir Robin Wales as 2018 Newham mayoral candidate 

14 Nov

Check out report in Newham Recorder online "A councillor has said he wants to “challenge” Sir Robin Wales as the Labour Newham mayoral candidate for 2018, the Recorder can reveal.


Mr Cenz and his Art Creation in West Ham 

20 Oct

Picture from last week of West Ham ward Councillors (John Whitworth, me and Freda Bourne) with street Artist Mr Cenz (on right), in front of his fantastic mural in Church Road junction with New Plaistow Road, E15 (next to William Hill bookmakers).


Mr Cenz starts new Street Art Mural In West Ham 

3 Oct

I stopped off today to say hello to Street Artist, "Mr Cenz", who is creating a mural inWest Ham ward, Church Road junction with New Plaistow Road, E15 (next to William Hill bookmakers).


E13: A place for playing 

31 Aug

E13 covers West Ham, Upton Park and Plaistow.


Tiger, Tiger burning bright in West Ham 

3 Jul

What a terrific street art painting in my West Ham ward at Holbrook Road junction with Plaistow Road, West Ham.


Be a Labour Councillor training for UNISON activists by LGA Labour Group 

4 Jun

Recently I have spoken at two training sessions organised by UNISON Labour Link for our activsts on becoming Labour Councillors.


Visions of scrutiny 

13 May

Next week sees the annual general meeting of Newham council’s Labour group.


Matricide In Plaistow – 1895 

3 May

Emily Coombes was worried.


“London Mayoral election – a week till polling day” – West Ham Campaign plan 

29 Apr

"If you have any time over the next week you could ensure we get London a Labour Mayor.


Campaigning for Sadiq in West Ham, Stratford & Forest Gate 

19 Apr

Collage is from my last 3 canvassing sessions in West Ham ward, Stratford and Forest Gate North.


A week of campaigning for Sadiq Khan as Labour Mayor of London in West Ham 

9 Apr

Some pictures from the door knocking that has been going on by various ward branches in West Ham Labour Party during the last week.


West Hammers out Khanpaigning in Green St, Plaistow & Custom House 

20 Mar

It has been a busy weekend for West Ham Labour.


Pothole, A112 Plaistow Road o/s no, 196, 18th March 

18 Mar

Pothole, approx 0.5x0.5m in front of 196 Plaistow Road, tarmac completely missing exposing cobbles below.


Forest Gate North Labour Party Branch Special meeting 

4 Mar

Results from the 2nd Forest Gate North AGM/special meeting held last night.


Standards and Noor 

1 Mar

Newham council’s standards committee is meeting tonight (Tuesday 1 March) to consider the Monitoring Officer’s report on a complaint made against Councillor Ahmed Noor (Plaistow South).


Weekly round-up of London’s railway transport news 

18 Feb

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… London Underground Tube bosses today apologised after huge overcrowding on the Victoria line forced one of its busiest stations to be temporarily closed during the morning rush hour.


West Ham Ward Councillor Report 

8 Jan

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ALUMNI SWAPS LONDON FOR LA 

6 Jan

AN old Bonaventurian touched down back at his old school on the first day back after the Christmas  break yesterday, January 5, and told staff about his new life after winning a scholarship and playing American Football for East Los Angeles College.


Getting to Work Shouldn’t be a luxury. But Tory Tickets Cost a Fortune. 

4 Jan

This morning I was outside Plaistow Underground station with West Ham Labour Party comrades handing out leaflets on fare rises to commuters going into work.




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