North East London hyperlocal portal Sunday 20 August 2017

Beckton • Canning Town • Royal Docks

Beckton parents need £100,000 to treat seriously ill daughter’s brain tumour 

14 Aug

A Beckton couple trying to save the life of their seriously-ill toddler are appealing for help to raise money for specialist treatment in Europe.

Beckton acid attack: Canning Town suspect John Tomlin set to face trial 

8 Aug

A Canning Town man will stand trial after being accused of throwing acid at an aspiring model and her cousin in Beckton.

Classroom plan put on hold for summer amid new concerns 

8 Aug

Council bureaucracy has jeopardised plans for additional space for 450 pupils and 50 staff at Oasis Academy Silvertown before the start of the new academic year.

Silvertown community fun day draws hundreds despite rain 

7 Aug

Slithering snakes, zumba dancing and thunderstorms all made an appearance at a community fun day on Saturday.

Custom House killer could profit from new album while serving life for murder 

4 Aug

A convicted murderer has appeared to release a rap album despite serving life in prison for a callous stabbing.

Canning Town stabbing victim’s appeal to find masked gang that attacked him 

2 Aug

A victim of a random stabbing has asked for the public’s help to find a gang of men wearing masks who attacked him.

Man shot and seriously injured in Canning Town 

31 Jul

A man is in hospital with serious injuries after being shot in Canning Town in the early hours of this morning.

Smoke visible for miles after fire at Millennium Mills in Silvertown 

26 Jul

A plume of smoke was visible from miles away after a fire at the Old Millennium Mills building in Silvertown, Newham.

Homewares retailer offers gift incentives for Beckton store opening 

24 Jul

Shoppers could receive free goods from the UK’s leading homewares retailer when it moves into Newham on Thursday.

Canning Town station death prompts call for improved working practices from rail regulator 

24 Jul

An independent rail body has served London Underground with an improvement notice after the death of a passenger at Canning Town station.

Canning Town maths teacher recognised with award 

17 Jul

A Canning Town teacher who pioneered an African exchange project has been named as secondary maths teacher of the year.

West Ham project reunites former Custom House friends decades on 

13 Jul

During the 1960s, friends Don Adams and Joe Farrell had a lot in common.

McDonald’s workers kick, punch and stamp on customer as he sobs and cowers on the ground 

13 Jul

The horrific attack was filmed at the Canning Town branch of the fast food restaurant in east London...

McDonald’s staff ‘turn on man who kept throwing food at them’ 

13 Jul

Video showing the man lying on the floor was shot by other customers (Picture: SWNS) Four McDonald’s workers have been filmed appearing to punch and stamp on a customer who it is claimed was throwing food at them.

Help Canning Town charity win kitchen appliances worth thousands 

12 Jul

A Canning Town charity could win kitchen appliances worth thousands after being shortlisted for a community fund.

Fly-tipper handed community service for dumping waste in Beckton 

12 Jul

A fly-tipper has been handed 120 hours of community service for dumping building waste in Beckton.

Fire safety expert raises questions at Canning Town high-rise block 

12 Jul

Newham Council has reassured residents living in a tower block in Canning Town that the building is safe following 
claims that it had potential fire risks.

Beckton acid attack: man due at Thames magistrates’ court 

11 Jul

A man has been charged following an acid attack at Beckton, police revealed last night.

Beckton acid attack suspect turns himself in 

10 Jul

A man has been arrested on suspicion of an acid attack that has left two people with life-changing injuries.

New information about Beckon acid attack as suspect spotted in Romford 

7 Jul

New images have been released of the suspect in the recent Beckton acid attack , and police believe he may have argued with one of the victims before throwing acid in his face.

Middle-aged man ‘tried to use dog to lure 10-year-old into his van’ 

6 Jul

The man approached the girl in Canning Town (Picture: Google) A middle-aged man allegedly tried to use a dog to lure a 10-year-old schoolgirl into his van.

Girl, 10, almost abducted in Canning Town 

6 Jul

Parents are urged to be vigilant after a man tried to lead a young girl into a van in Ruscoe Road.

Groundbreaking ceremony marks start of £1.7bn ABP development in Royal Docks 

4 Jul

East London will become a centre for international business and trade, Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, said at a groundbreaking ceremony at Royal Albert Dock.

Millwall woman charged with murder of Pietro Sanna in Canning Town 

29 Jun

A woman from Millwall has been charged with the murder of Italian man Pietro Sanna in Canning Town.

Canning Town man wanted for ‘horrendous’ Beckton acid attack 

29 Jun

A 24-year-old man is wanted in conenction with an acid attack that left student Resham Kay and her cousin with life-changing injuries on her 21st birthday.

Great-great-grandmother born in Canning Town celebrates 90th birthday 

28 Jun

More than 400 relatives and friends have attended a surprise birthday party for a 90-year-old great-great-grandmother.

Woman accused of murder of Pietro Sanna in Canning Town 

28 Jun

A woman has been arrested on suspicion of murder after a man was stabbed to death in Canning Town on Monday.

Edson Da Costa who died after police stop in Beckton had a ‘number of packages’ in his throat 

27 Jun

A father of one who died after being detained by police had a “number of packages” removed from his throat by a pathologist, the Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has said today.

Fatal stabbing in Canning Town 

27 Jun

A person has died after being stabbed in Canning Town.

Police injured in protests following Edson Da Costa death 

26 Jun

Fourteen police officers were injured last night when trouble flared during protests in East London at the death of a young black man.

£10,000 raised for acid attack victim Resham Khan in just one day 

26 Jun

Resham was attacked on her 21st birthday (Picture: Go Fund Me) A fundraising campaign to help a student and her cousin who were victims of a devastating acid attack on her 21st birthday, has raised £10,000 in just one day.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Getting Chili in the Docks 

14 Aug

London based company  CPBS Marine Services  are regular visitors to the KGV Lock in London’s Royal Docks and the latest visit saw the latest addition to their fleet make its first visit.

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.

Stephen Timms calls for government action on acid attacks 

13 Jul

On Monday, Stephen call for tighter restrictions on the sales of substances used in acid attacks.

Love to SWIM 

10 Jul

Recommended local swimming classes for children aged 3 years plus and adults including women only and girls only swimming inTower Hamlets and Royal Docks in Newham.

Police and mayor move to reassure Muslims in Tower Hamlets after acid attacks spark hate crime fears 

7 Jul

Resham Khan was attacked in Beckton on June 21 Pic: Daniel Mann – Go Fund Me A series of acid attacks in East London has renewed concerns among the Muslim community in Tower Hamlets over their safety and the spread of Islamaphobia Fears have been ...

Happy Birthday Elizabeth Air Line 

28 Jun

It seems hardly possible that London's favourite cablecar is five years old today.

Christian Wolmar on London’s zero emissions nirvana – can the new strategy really achieve that by 2050?  

25 Jun

In the week that the Mayor of London announced his new London Transport Strategy (out for consultation until the 2nd October – read more here ), come join us for a discussion and debate with Transport expert Christian Wolmar to discuss the ...

Giants in the Royal Docks 

10 Jun

The ExCel exhibition centre sits on the dockside of Royal Victoria Dock and hosts a wide range of events and a few of these each year have a maritime theme and occasionally these events attract visiting vessels to the Royal Docks.

Old West Ham to Stanley Kubrick’s Beckton 

4 Jun

Here’s some footage from the walk I did for Chapter 2 of my book This Other London in the summer of 2012, just before the London Olympics – starting in Leytonstone then going past West Ham Church and the site of Stratford Langthorne Abbey onwards...

Pause to remember Jo Cox MP – Westhammers at “Arc in the Park” 

25 May

A lot has happened since Sunday, when UK political parties suspended General Election campaigning for one hour in order to remember murdered young mum and MP, Jo Cox, and to visit community projects.

Royal Albert 

18 May

Post to the south North Woolwich Albert Road 199 Kennard Street Community Centre and Health Centre.

Re-electing Lyn Brown in Custom House & Forest Gate 

17 May

A great collage of photos from recent campaigning.

Introducing our new candidate for East Ham #GE2017 

13 May

Ex-investment banker Chidi Oti-Obihara has lived in Beckton for 6 years and is standing on a platform for improving local lives...


13 May

Post to the north East Ham Post to the east Bec k ton Aaron Hill Road New housing built under the London Docklands Development Corporation post -1980 This is on the site of part of the Beckton Gas Works Tar and Liquor works – but mainly on a tangle...

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.

Stephen welcomes the Taiwanese Ambassador to Newham 

10 Apr

On 31 March, Stephen accompanied the Taiwanese Representative to the UK to The Crystal in Newham’s Royal Docks – the world's largest permanent exhibition on the future of cities, as well as one of the world's most sustainable buildings and events...

Cargo operations return to London’s Royal Docks 

29 Mar

Whilst it might be a shadow of the glory days of the Docks the sight of a ship unloading cargo in London’s Royal Docks is something of a treat these days.

A mile long artwork commissioned for Crossrail 

28 Mar

A length of concrete wall running alongside the future Elizabeth line tracks in East London is to be covered in a mile-long work of art.

Canning Town South Labour doorstep 11 March 2017 

20 Mar

This college is from Saturday 11 March when West Ham Labour Party activists came to support the local Party in Canning Town South ward.

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.

Brexit Fundraising Dinner – Keir Starmer MP 30 March 2017 

11 Mar

Canvassing this Saturday 11 March: 1) Join Lyn Brown 11am Stubbs Point, New Barn Rd, E13 8JL (contact Rohit) 2) 11.30am, Custom House Library, Prince Regents Ln, E16 3JJ (contact Rokhsana) Our Brexit Fundraising Dinner~ Thursday 30th March (early bird...

The Tragedy at the Upper North Street School in Poplar – 1917 

1 Mar

The post about the recent centenary of the Silvertown explosion was a reminder to write about another tragedy that happened a century ago.

A walk on the air-side (@ LCY) 

24 Feb

London City Airport is an impossible to miss feature in the landscape of the Royal Docks area of East London and in 2017 it is celebrating it’s 30th anniversary of opening at the site in the London Borough of Newham.

London’s weekly railway news #188 

17 Feb

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Photos of the disused tunnels at Euston Station London Underground Police are investigating the death of an IT expert who lay undiscovered for seven hours after falling down stairs at Canning ...

“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 ...

West Ham Labour Update – Canning town, Copeland, Stoke, Brexit, Compass, AGMs…. 

9 Feb

DearJohn Canvassing here and away (forCopeland and Stoke by-elections), Brexit curry and Future of the Left debate...

The SS Robin Returns Home 

1 Feb

Around three years ago, I posted the remarkable story of the SS Robin which has been located in the Royal Docks.

Unbuilt London: The Docklands Southern Relief Road 

28 Jan

Long before the Isle of Dogs was filled with tower blocks, it was seen as a cheap plot of derelict land, and ideal for sticking a major road bypass through.

Orchard Place : From London’s ‘lost village’ to Mini Manhattan – Update  

25 Jan

Whilst I have been watching the developments around Canary Wharf and the Isle of Dogs with some interest, there is another development at Orchard Place which is beginning to take shape.

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