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Rapper J Hus to face trial after denying Stratford knife carrying charge 

20 Jul

Rapper J Hus will face trial in December after denying carrying a knife in Stratford.


‘Live life to the full’: Stratford grandmother with cancer plans fundraising dance 

20 Jul

A widow battling cancer is getting her neighbours dancing to defeat loneliness.


Hundreds of east Londoners risking lives around Stratford rail tracks 

18 Jul

An east Londoner risks their life by trespassing on railway lines every three days, new figures reveal.


Programme of workshops, discussions and performances celebrating women comes to Stratford 

16 Jul

Open Doors: Vote 100 is the latest event in Newham to celebrate women receiving the vote.


Appeal to find missing Rosario Cordero Sanz who has links to Stratford and Victoria Park 

13 Jul

Appeal to find missing Rosario Cordero Sanz who has links to Stratford and Victoria Park 52 minutes ago Lorraine King --> Police are appealing for information leading to a missing woman who could be in Stratford or Victoria Park.


Appeal to find missing Rosario Cordero Sanz who has links to Stratford and Victoria Park 

13 Jul

Police are appealing for information leading to a missing woman who could be in Stratford or Victoria Park.


Fire disrupts trains running between Liverpool Street and Stratford 

12 Jul

A fire has disrupted all trains from Liverpool Street that travel via Stratford.


Build-A-Bear with us: UK families spend hours queuing for cuddly toy vendor with former Westfield Stratford City branch’s ‘pay your age’ promotion 

12 Jul

Shoppers have been stuck in hours-long queues for the sake of a cheap cuddly toy.


School stages their own World Cup in Stratford to promote peace 

12 Jul

Newham pupils staged their own World Cup in Stratford for a special tournament promoting peace.


Newham’s mayor gets into the footballing spirit in Stratford for England’s World Cup semi-final 

11 Jul

Newham’s mayor will be cheering on England in Stratford tonight.


Bright green 86 bus running from Romford to Stratford unveiled in honour of ‘much-loved’ driver who died of cancer 

10 Jul

A new bright green 86 bus that will travel throughout east London honouring the memory of a much-loved bus driver has been unveiled this week.


Campaigners stage ‘satirical’ dodgeball protest outside oil giant’s clean energy festival 

9 Jul

Hitting out: campaigners used an Earth ball for the game.


World Cup 2018: England fans storm Ikea Stratford branch after quarter-final win against Sweden 

9 Jul

Football fans chanting ‘It’s coming home’ on Saturday stormed the Stratford branch of Ikea to celebrate England’s World Cup quarter-final win over Sweden.


England fans invade IKEA in east London singing 'It's Coming Home' after Three Lions win 

8 Jul

Fans who invaded the Stratford branch of IKEA to celebrate England's victory have been criticised on social media.


England fans trash Ikea singing ‘it’s coming home’ after Sweden win 

7 Jul

England fans were filmed tearing up an Ikea in east London as supporters decided to rub some salt in Swedish wounds.


AAA’s Stratford hub gets a makeover thanks to monthly volunteers 

6 Jul

Children’s charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve were given a helping hand with their centre in Stratford last week.


Top brass toast latest Stratford high-rise 

6 Jul

Business top brass descended on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to toast the topping out of the latest tower of concrete, glass and steel to hit Stratford’s skyline.


Thousands of children descend on Stratford’s VeloPark for running campaign 

6 Jul

The VeloPark in Stratford was taken over by sprinting children last week.


NHS 70: Olympic Stadium turns blue in honour of the NHS’ birthday 

5 Jul

The Olympic Stadium in Stratford will be lighting up blue tonight to celebrate the NHS’ 70th birthday.


Police urgently trying to locate missing 17-year-old last seen in Stratford 

5 Jul

Police are urgently trying to locate missing teenager Mohammed Shabbir Ahmed.


Boots workers from Stratford and Ilford to take part in 20k charity relay in Olympic Stadium tonight 

4 Jul

Staff from Boots in Ilford and Stratford will be running a 20k relay at the Olympic Stadium tonight (Wednesday).


Stratford rapper J Hus will not perform at the Wireless Festival ‘due to unforseen circumstances’ 

4 Jul

Stratford rapper J Hus will not be performing at the Wireless Festival this Saturday, it has been announced.


No arrests made in Stratford facial recognition trial 

4 Jul

A police facial recognition trial in Stratford failed to result in any arrests.


Community view: Newham’s historic places 

3 Jul

Did you know that the court of the King of England was once in West Ham? Or that Stratford was the birthplace of one of the greatest poets of Victorian times, Gerard Manley Hopkins? Or that one of the famous women of that era, Elizabeth Fry, lived in...


Stratford GP who helped keep out of hours care available in Newham retires after 40 years 

2 Jul

A Stratford GP is retiring after 40 years in the NHS.


TV presenter and journalist Dame Esther Rantzen opens school building in Stratford 

2 Jul

A refurbished school building in Stratford was opened by TV presenter Dame Esther Rantzen on Friday.


Joe Wicks leads fitness session for pupils at Westfield Stratford City 

28 Jun

Youngsters have taken part in special fitness session at Westfield Stratford City - led by none other than Joe Wicks.


Police trial facial recognition technology to catch violent criminals in Stratford 

28 Jun

Police will be using facial recognition technology in Stratford today in an effort to crack down on crime.


Stratford choir sending sweet reggae songs to Barking ahead of Windrush anniversary show 

27 Jun

Stratford singers send the sweet sounds of Jamaica to Barking next week for a charity show commemorating 70 years since the HMT Empire Windrush docked in Essex.


Have your say on plans for futuristic Stratford music venue 

26 Jun

What do you want from a new futuristic music venue set to be built in Stratford...


Woman injured in ‘hit-and-run’ outside Stratford station 

26 Jun

A woman remains in hospital after a hit-and-run road outside Stratford station.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Picnic in the Park – West Ham & Stratford Labour Party Sumer Social Friday 27 July 

18 Jul

Should be good...


Stratford Gets Its Charter 

18 Jul

Joining several other “Stratford” Rotary Clubs, the Rotary Club of Stratford in London, UK received its charter at a BBQ Party on 16 July 2018 from the President of Rotary International in Great Britain and Ireland, Debbie Hodge.


Lovely Jubbly Jumble. 

15 Jul

First of all St Joseph’s Hospice in Hackney is strapped for cash, big time.


Inaugural meeting of Newham Homelessness Forum 

12 Jul

Picture college of yesterday's well attended initial meeting of stakeholders from across Newham including residents who have experienced homelessness, faith groups, Government agencies, NGOs and Council officers.


Newham Stand up to Racism – No to Trump & Oppose Tommy Robinson 

9 Jul

Picture taken this evening before Labour Group meeting in the Old Town Hall Stratford.


Be of good comfort, brother 

27 Jun

On this day in 1556, during the Counter-Reformation, some 20000 people gathered in Stratford to witness the burning at the stake by the Catholic Queen Mary Tudor of thirteen Protestants (eleven men and two women) accused of  heresy.


Along the Harcamlow Way from Roydon to Ware 

25 Jun

The joy of absconding – escaping from the obligations of everyday life and just wandering the countryside or the city streets.


Changes at Stratford 

19 Jun

Back in March the Architects Journal ran an article headlined Major redesign for Olympicopolis to save St Paul’s views.


New play at Stratford 

16 Jun

On Weds 20th June the play Shebeen starts it’s two week run at the Theatre Royal Stratford East.


Green For Grenfell 

14 Jun

"Lighting up the Old Stratford Town Hall East Ham Town Hall at @NewhamLondon to mark our respects to the victims of the Grenfell Tower tragedy one year on.


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.


Anorak Corner (tube edition) 

12 Jun

Anorak Corner ( t h e a n n u al up da te) [tube edition] Hurrah, it's that time of year again when TfL silently updates its spreadsheet of total annual passenger numbers at each tube station.


Pirate Takeover Festival 

8 Jun

Pirate Takeover Festival Arrgh there be mutiny! Students from School 21 in Stratford have commandeered the Museum of London Docklands this June 16 th -17th! The Pirate Takeover Festival will bring to life the dramatic tales and adventures of pirates ...


Paying homage to Keir Hardie at West Ham 

6 Jun

Yesterday I took my fellow UNISON NEC member (and NHS hospital worker) Mary Locke on a whistle stop tour of the Old Town Hall in Stratford.


West Hammers helping out at Lewisham East this Saturday 9 June 2pm at Lee Station: Vote Janet Daby 

5 Jun

West Ham Labour Party are organising a campaigning event to support the Labour Candidate (and UNISON member), Janet Daby, in the Lewisham East By Election.


Carpenters Estate Stratford 

4 Jun

On Saturday I mobiked through the Carpenters Estate to meet a friend at the Olympic stadium and on route had a chance to do an unofficial walkabout.


Photos from before the Olympics 

25 May

Photo above: dumped tyres, Trego Road, Hackney Wick.


Farewell 

18 May

Today at Bakers Arms I saw a blackbird sitting on a fruit stall-holder’s grapes.


Events around East London 

14 May

Above a High Speed train at Stratford International Station.


Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit 

8 May

Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit Get ready for an out of this world production, Rufus Longbottom and the Space Rabbit is coming to Stratford Circus from the 24 th -26 th of May! The performance, perfect for ages 6 and up, was inspired by the ...


My morning up West 

3 May

A couple of years ago, some Up Your Street art artists and mature art appreciation students went to Rosetta in West Ham to meet via Skype, Angela Lyn , who was doing an art piece about place and building.


Little Mochi Man 

1 May

Little Mochi Man Take your little ones on a journey to Japan this May 12 th without the long-haul flight.


Final Week! 

28 Apr

It's the FINAL WEEK...


Win 4 Tickets To Immersive Star Wars VR Experience At The VOID 

27 Apr

Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire The VOID, Westfield Stratford City Level 1 London E20 1EJ Now until 19 June 2018 Buy Tickets WIN TICKETS! We’ve got 1 set of 4 tickets to give away for Star Wars: Secrets of the Empire which can be redeemed up until...


We’ll Never Know 

26 Apr

We are not aware as a general public about records about women’s ailments say sixty years ago.


Ebbs and Flows. 

26 Apr

Well, we have the ebbing of the waves about older people being visible and owning art spaces near them.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 

23 Apr

William Shakespeare was born on or around this day in 1564, and died on this day in 1616.


Mark Thomas: Showtime from the Frontline – Theatre Royal Stratford 

18 Apr

A far too rare night out to the theatre yesterday evening to watch the alternative comedian, Mark Thomas.


Illiterates and threads 

12 Apr

Today was a great day.


Theatre News: RSC to auction costumes worn by Ian McKellen, David Tennant and Judi Dench on eBay 

9 Apr

You don't even have to go to Stratford to pick up a piece of history...




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