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Trains to Stratford cancelled as person hit by train at Ilford station 

19 May

A person has been hit by a train at Ilford station this afternoon, with trains cancelled as emergency services respond to the incident.


Appeal to find missing Dagenham girl, 14, who could be in Stratford and East Ham 

17 May

Police are appealing for information leading to the whereabouts of a missing schoolgirl from Dagenham.


Mums gather in Stratford to celebrate breastfeeding 

16 May

Mums from across the Stratford area gathered in Gerry’s Kitchen today for an afternoon of tea, cupcakes, questions and breastfeeding.


Drivers asked if they caught hit-run Bank Holiday incident in Stratford on their dash-cams 

13 May

Police are appealing today for witnesses to a Bank Holiday hit-and-run incident in east London when car was involved in two separate collisions within a minute of each other.


Stratford Picturehouse fire being investigated as arson 

12 May

A fire which led 50 cinema-goers to be evacuated last night is being investigated as arson.


Missing boy, 14, may be in Stratford 

10 May

Police are appealing for help to find missing teenager Kimaunie Samson who may be in Stratford.


Free frozen yoghurt to mark Pinkberry launch in Westfield Stratford City 

9 May

Have you got a sweet tooth? A world famous frozen yogurt shop is opening in Westfield Stratford City.


H&M opens its largest UK store in Westfield Stratford City 

8 May

Swedish fashion brand HM has opened its largest UK shop in Stratford.


Race against time to bring zombies to Stratford 

8 May

Donations are needed for an unusual summer school designed to stop Newham’s disadvantaged kids from staring at the television or computer screens like zombies over the summer holidays.


Court lists: Here’s everyone who has been in court this week 

6 May

Azer Urger, 18, of Markhouse Road, Waltham Forest.


Stratford guitar teacher keen to build-up his academy 

5 May

Guitar teacher Darryl Powis wants to focus on growing his academy.


Commuter disappointed Stratford postbox is still waiting to be restored 

5 May

Neighbourhood watch member Rupert Alexander is “disappointed” to still be waiting for an eyesore postbox to be painted.


Stratford town centre’s £17.9m redevelopment to start in the autumn 

5 May

More footpaths, safter cycling facilities and new public spaces are set to come to Stratford after cabinet members approved proposals to transform the town centre.


Man fights for life after May Day hit-and-run in Stratford 

2 May

Three men have been arrested after a dramatic series of car crashes on bank holiday Monday afternoon that have left a man seriously injured.


Air ambulance lands in Stratford after pedestrian knocked down near Olympic Park 

1 May

The emergency services rushed to Stratford High Street this bank holiday Monday afternoon after a pedestrian was knocked down in the road.


African and Caribbean school opens in Stratford 

28 Apr

A school about African and Caribbean culture and traditions is now running in Stratford.


New market-style Thai restaurant is coming to Westfield Stratford City 

25 Apr

A Thai restaurant is being re-launched with a new style in Stratford.


Training scheme results in a new career for Stratford tenant 

25 Apr

Volunteer turned teaching assistant, Modupeola Fatoyinbo, is delighted to be back in work.


Appeal to find woman after kittens found dumped on doorstep in Stratford 

24 Apr

An animal rescue charity has appealed for help to find a woman suspected of dumping a box of kittens in Stratford.


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.


Couple carried baby’s dead body onto London bus to stage her death 

20 Apr

The couple face jail after staging their babies death on a London bus (Picture: Met Police) A couple who staged their 16-week-old baby’s death on a London bus are facing jail after a judge slammed them for failing to protect her.


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.


Stratford shoppers treated to a chocolate wonderland with Willy Wonka 

20 Apr

Shoppers in Stratford were treated to a chocolate wonderland over the Easter weekend.


Barking man scoops £21k poker prize playing at Aspers Casino in Westfield Stratford City 

18 Apr

A MOT Centre boss from Barking has proved he has the ultimate poker face by scooping a £21,000 playing the card game.


Britain’s Got Talent star from Stratford brings krump to the stage 

13 Apr

See Britain’s Got Talent star Theo Oloyade take centre stage as international dance festival Breakin’ Convention returns.


Theatre Royal Stratford East to host premiere of play Room 

13 Apr

A play based on an acclaimed novel is set to premiere in Theatre Royal Stratford East next month.


Hornchurch man racially abused woman wearing a headscarf at Stratford station 

13 Apr

A Hornchurch man has been convicted of hurling racist abuse at a woman wearing a headscarf at Stratford station.


Man, 34, beaten up by angry mob at Stratford station 

13 Apr

Detectives have issued an appeal today for information after a man was seriously assaulted after an argument on a train spilled out on to a platform at Stratford station.


Beatboxing champion hosts charity event in Stratford 

13 Apr

Three-time UK beatboxing champion Marv Radio and opera singer La Verne Williams launched a World Premiere Beatboxing event in Stratford.


Shocking footage of children on live tracks released as Stratford station named as a favourite for trespassers 

12 Apr

Transport chiefs have today released breathtaking footage showing children dicing with death on live railway tracks seconds before a train passes.


New pop-up cereal shop coming to Westfield Stratford City 

11 Apr

Are you a big fan of cereal? Why not make your own at a unique pop-up shop in Westfield Stratford City.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Newham Council AGM 2017 (The Selfie) 

20 May

This may not be very dignified but I do like this picture of some Newham Councillors after our Council Annual General Meeting on Thursday.


Interviews: Emma Donoghue: ‘Room is about the power of imagination, it belongs on stage’ 

18 May

The Academy Award-nominated writer talks to us about the stage adaptation of her novel, Room , currently playing at Theatre Royal Stratford East...


Rainy Day 

17 May

This morning I thought a rat was in my bedroom.


The Return of Roof East, Stratford 

15 May

Roof East is back! And it’s bigger and better than the last.


Claremont on a platform. 

12 May

The Claremont Project in Islington does tons for seniors who can come in from outwith Islington and are made welcome anyway.


It was a good day. 

11 May

Well well well.


Review: Review: Room (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

11 May

Emma Donoghue's novel about a woman kept in the same room for seven years gets its stage premiere...


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...


If you don’t ask, you don’t get. 

9 May

Feeling very proud and achieved.


Photos: Exclusive: First look at Room at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

8 May

Emma Donoghue's story is about a woman who has been kidnapped and locked in a room for seven years...


Up Your Street. Issue 15 

7 May

Wed May 10th free 12.30-3pm Mosaic-making at Cornerstone at 149 Canterbury Road E10 off Essex Road.


Pedal Power Family Day 

7 May

PEDAL POWER FAMILY DAY Saturday the 20 th of May Stratford Circus has a super fun pedal powered day out your family featuring their carbon friendly show At The End Of Everything Else and Junk Orchestra Family Workshops Catering for ages 6 and above, ...


How I saved the trees and other stories. 

4 May

In 1986 I drove and parked easily my Austin 1300 with sun roof and cassette player to Vicky Park at eight in the morning where the deer grazed and my family plucked shiny conkers from the ground.


It’s all about the Birds 

3 May

From the mural in Coppermill Lane to the Swifts in windows for The E17 Art Trail to the electronically tagged wrapped hens in Morrison’s it’s all about the birds.


“Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends” Worker Memorial Day 2017 

28 Apr

Today is Workers Memorial Day, and across the world trade unionistsremember the 20,000 British and the 2.3 million deaths of workers worldwide who die prematurely every year in work related accidents or from occupational disease.


International Workers Day Memorial 28 April 2017 11am Stratford E15 

24 Apr

Every year more people are killed at work than in wars.


William Shakespeare (1564-1616) 

23 Apr

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


Issue 14 Up Your Street 

22 Apr

Monday 24th April free 2-3pm.


Inundate Me 

22 Apr

Arts activities as groovy* for people of 65+ to purge the onset of dementia.


Churches and outreach. 

22 Apr

All happening my way.


Ladies Who Jerky 

17 Apr

It’s hard to get together sometimes.


On Later Years 

16 Apr

This getting old malarkey is hard.


Please do not use 

16 Apr

This poster is now a permanent fixture on Platform 11 at Stratford station.


I Love Telly 

14 Apr

It’s a cold Good Friday.


Issue 13 of Up Your Street, now ten years old. Whoop! 

13 Apr

Easter Holidays are on so many community centres are closed whilst planning post-Easter events.


Lloyd Park Heritage Group. 

11 Apr

12noon in the Community Bowls Pavilion Welcoming all Waltham Forest Residents aged 50 plus Tea cake provided! Includes a variety of activities, from nature poetry to building bird boxes to Tai Chi… FREE Over 50s’ Group Vestry House Museum, ...


ldner #201: gerry cottle jr 

7 Apr

He’s the man took film screenings out of the cinema and onto the rooftops of Peckham, Hoxton, Stratford and Kensington before taking it Stateside with pop-ups in LA and New York.


Le Gateau Chocolat: Black at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Theatre review 

6 Apr

He possesses enough charisma to outshine a basket of Labrador puppies and more sass than you could shake a perfectly coifed wig at, but Le Gateau Chocolat’s fabulousness competes with an immovable darkness.


Promoting Blues 

6 Apr

Well, I spend much time promoting community hubs when in fact I’m actually watching them to see whether they genuinely want people to come along or whether they’re just building their own reputation in the Big Society and not bothered if seniors ...


The E3 Coffee map 

6 Apr

Back in 2014 I noted the arrival of proper barista-style coffee in London E3, with a Costa arriving on Roman Road, and a handful of more independent specialists sprinkled here and there.




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