North East London hyperlocal portal Monday 18 December 2017

Beckton • Canning Town • Royal Docks

Royal Docks Community School staff strike over academisation plans 

13 Dec

Staff at Royal Docks Community School have gone on strike today over plans for it to become an academy.

Ibis opens new Canning Town hotel 

13 Dec

A new 196-bed hotel has opened in Canning Town as part of a £600million development project.

Woman, 25, jailed for 20 years for ‘frenzied’ murder of Canning Town man aged 23 

11 Dec

A woman who inflicted 32 fatal stab wounds in a jealous rage on a man she claimed was her boyfriend has been jailed for 20 years.

Canning Town wheelchair dancer who lost her leg after MS diagnosis hosts Bethnal Green fundraiser 

8 Dec

A wheelchair dancer who thought she might never perform again after losing her leg is heading up a charity festive fundraiser.

Betty Bus that teaches girls about their periods visits primary school in Newham 

6 Dec

A bus with a difference pulled into a Custom House school’s playground.

Councillors approve task force to tackle Custom House temporary housing issues 

5 Dec

Councillors have unanimously voted to establish a task force to tackle temporary housing problems in Custom House.

Beckton woman, 48, with early-onset Alzheimer’s on need for targeted support services 

5 Dec

First impressions of Victoria Huntley are that she has a beaming smile and hearty hello - she looks a youthful 48.

Beckton schoolchildren donate toys for Samaritan’s Christmas appeal 

5 Dec

Primary school pupils have been bringing in their toys and dressing up in pyjamas - all in the name of charity.

Toy Appeal: MP sets off from Westminster to West Ham to donate 

5 Dec

East Ham MP Stephen Timms chequed in at Canning Town to donate to the Toy Appeal.

Novice cooks with learning difficulties develop kitchen skills in Custom House class 

4 Dec

Young adults with complex needs proved they were mini master chefs after creating a meal in an inclusive kitchen challenge.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms visits Canning Town youth finance scheme 

29 Nov

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has visited a project aiming to help young people to manage money.

Beckton mum and autistic daughter stuck in filthy flat months after repairs promised 

29 Nov

Three months after a Beckton mum’s housing association promised to fix the filthy conditions in her flat, she and her autistic daughter still breathe in mould spores until they fall asleep.

Canning Town residents slam housing agents after being left four days without heating and hot water 

27 Nov

Residents left without hot water and heating for four days have hit out at their housing agents for their poor and tardy response.

Canning Town man John Tomlin admits acid attack on cousins in Beckton 

27 Nov

A man has admitted intentionally flinging acid in the faces of two cousins, leaving them with horrific burns.

WATCH: Custom House actor Danny Dyer auction behind-the-scenes EastEnders tour for cancer tot 

27 Nov

EastEnders actor Danny Dyer showed off his famous cheeky chappie persona after playing auctioneer at a charity fundraiser.

Canning Town charity celebrates 40th birthday with launch of ambitious new strategy 

27 Nov

A Newham charity is celebrating its 40th birthday with the launch of a book and an ambitious new strategy aimed at helping people in east London.

Tesco donates surplus food to Canning Town homelessness charity 

22 Nov

Beneficiaries of a Canning Town homelessness charity have been given unsold food for free from a leading supermarket chain.

Royal Docks development set to create 236 new homes 

20 Nov

More than 200 new homes are set to be built in the Royal Docks - half of which will be affordable.

Safety recommendations for Tube chiefs after IT worker dies in fall at Canning Town station 

17 Nov

A coroner has made safety recommendations to Transport for London (TfL) after an IT worker fell to his death in Canning Town station.

A13 westbound crash brings traffic to a standstill across east London 

17 Nov

A crash on the A13 Canning Town flyover, in the westbound direction, has brought traffic to a standstill across east London.

Newham student wins place on prestigious University College London scheme 

15 Nov

A student from a school in Canning Town is set to become the first person in his family to go to university after winning a place on a two year academic scheme.

Boy assaulted by group of teenagers at Beckton bus stop 

15 Nov

A teenager was taken to hospital after being attacked by a group of youths as he sat at a bus stop.

Silvertown tunnel decision delayed for six months 

7 Nov

A decision on the proposed Silvertown tunnel has been delayed until April.

Firefighters put out 100ft wall of flames at Canning Town play area 

6 Nov

A 100 ft climbing wall caught fire on Friday night, sparking an inferno that could be seen for miles.

Council inspectors find Beckton man living in ‘coffin-like’ cupboard under stairs 

3 Nov

A young man was discovered living in a “coffin-like” gas-metre cupboard under the stairs by inspectors during a council raid.

First London City Swim in Royal Docks raises £144,000 for charity 

2 Nov

A mass participation charity swim in the Royal Victoria Docks has raised £144,000 in its first year, organisers have said.

Canning Town scheme teaches young people to manage money 

2 Nov

Managing money correctly can make the difference between young people surviving or struggling when they move out for the first time.

View from the House: Taking tough action over acid attacks 

31 Oct

Last summer, there was widespread revulsion about acid attacks - prompted by an attack on two cousins sitting in a car in Beckton.

Beckton man charged with trespass at unauthorised travellers’ camp 

30 Oct

Five men have been charged with trespass offences in connection with an unauthorised travellers’ camp at a warehouse.

Police release CCTV footage after Beckton sexual assault 

30 Oct

Police have released CCTV footage of a man wanted for questioning after a teenager was sexually assaulted in Beckton.

Jailed: Internet troll who falsely portrayed brother-in-law as would-be bomber of Canning Town primary school 

27 Oct

An internet troll who falsely portrayed his brother-in-law as a Islamic State supporter, paedophile and would-be bomber of a Canning Town primary school has been jailed for five and a half years.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Stephen visits local youth finance scheme 

30 Nov

Stephen has visited a project aiming to help young people to manage money.

Silvertown Tunnel: Government asks TfL to look again at air quality 

14 Nov

Transport for London has been asked to reassess the air quality impact of its proposed Silvertown Tunnel after the Department for Transport delayed making a decision on the controversial new road for another six months.

#LCYturns30 (the view from North Woolwich) 

27 Oct

On 26th October 1987 the first aircraft arrived at London City Airport located in the Royal Docks area of East London and a few days later on the 5th November the airport was officially opened.

Newham Word Festival 

23 Oct

6th – 19th November Arabic Calligraphy and the Art of Words Rosetta Art Centre will be working in collaboration with artist Aisha Naim, to explore the therapeutic properties of Arabic Calligraphy through a series of workshops, which will be ...

West Ham Labour Campaign & Social Update 

21 Oct

Sunday 22 October; 11am; Stratford Station (Westfield entrance); Political Education Social; Daniel Blaney and juliannemarriott@me.

Former Olympic Stadium Stratford report by Cllr Conor McAuley to his ward 

21 Sep

Councillor’s Report to Custom House Branch Labour Party September 2017.

REMINDER – Grenfell Tower: The anatomy of a disaster & the future of social housing in London – Newham Fabians 20 Sept 2017 

19 Sep

REMINDER: Tom Copley, GLA lead on Housing speaking this Thursday 20 September 7-9pm at Eat 16 Cafe, St Luke's Community Centre, Canning Town, E16 1HN Agenda 1.

Richard House Children’s Hospice need your old £ coins 

15 Sep

There’s just one month until the Bank of England’s deadline for using your old £1 coins.

Khan cycling cuts mean Woolwich Road flyover becomes Silvertown Tunnel sticking point 

25 Aug

Cuts made by mayor Sadiq Khan to London’s cycling programmes mean the Woolwich Road flyover in east Greenwich has become a late sticking point in the planning process for the controversial Silvertown Tunnel.

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.

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