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Arnold Schwarzenegger has a blunt message for Nazis (& Trump) 

20 Aug

Former Forest Gater Arnie tells it as it is about Trump and Nazi's.

A historical perspective on Trump, Lies and Truth 

19 Aug

Love it...

Harry’s Girl: Street Art 

18 Aug

Finally got around to posting this picture of street art off Holloway Road near Highbury Corner.


17 Aug

SARAH Dearman, née CHAPMAN – Matchwomen’s 1888 Strike Committee and TUC Delegate Born: 31st October 1862 – Died: 27th November 1945 – Buried: 3rd December 1945 Sarah Chapman was a leading member of the 1888 Matchwomen’s Strike Committee (...

Being taught to hate…shocking picture even after 25 years 

16 Aug

Was this little boy nowadays one of the torch bearing Nazi thugs in Charlottesville, Virginia last weekend...

Why you should all join an Union 

15 Aug

hat tip @ Far_Right_Watch...

UNISON National Labour Link Committee Elections 2017 

15 Aug

Some personal recommendations...

Do you want to be a MP? Unison wants to hear from you. 

13 Aug

"The recent general election saw Labour take a huge stride towards Downing Street.

11 weeks until the TUC National Inspection Day 

12 Aug

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Vote James Beckles for Greater London Seat on National Labour Link (APF) Committee 

11 Aug

(Ballot papers are now out for all UNISON members in Greater London who are part of the Labour Link).

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Time after time 

15 Aug

By the time next year’s election rolls around 16 current members of the council will have held their seats for 20 years or more.

Personal Trainer 

10 Aug

Assistant chief executive and alleged Labour press flak Douglas Trainer An intriguing and disturbing FOI request to Newham Council (links added): The newly promoted Mayoral advisor Cllr Patrick Murphy was the Newham Labour Party procedures secretary ...

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.

Letter to the Editor 

8 Aug

A reader writes Dear Sir, What on earth is going on at the Newham Mag? I had always thought it was the Mayor’s personal publicity freebie, distributed fortnightly to the adoring masses, and a snip at just £20,000 per issue.

Holidays in the sun 

2 Aug

Every March the French mediterranean resort of Cannes plays host to MIPIM, an international property event.

It’s all kicking off 

1 Aug

Virtual reality (pic via @NewhamLabourWTF on Twitter) The Newham Recorder reports that 30 local Labour members are threatening to take the party to court over the conduct of last year’s ‘trigger ballot’.

Come dine with me 

26 Jul

Last night the Meydan Sofrasi restaurant on Barking Road excitedly tweeted that THE MAYOR OF NEWHAM, SIR ROBIN WALES visited our restaurant today.

Email alert 

26 Jul

Picture from  NewhamLabourWTF  (figures from 2015) Following last week’s withering email from Dianne Walls , Sir Robin has finally found a willing dupe to respond.

Massive attack 

24 Jul

At the last full council meeting Sir Robin launched an unprecedented attack on a small number of chairs of governors of Newham schools.

Tory candidate selected 

21 Jul

Rahima Khan, Conservative mayoral candidate Newham Conservatives have selected their candidate for next year’s mayoral election.

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Elrow Town London at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

28 Jul

Step into an eccentric world of music, games and performances at this quirky two-day festival.

Review: Review: Summer in London (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

19 Jul

Rikki Beadle-Blair's latest show stars an all-trans cast...

Get 20% off Summer In London tickets from 8-21 July 

5 Jul

Summer in London Theatre Royal Stratford East 8-29 July | Times Vary | £10-£25 Book Tickets “A hilarious new romcom play – think The Inbetweeners meets a modern A Midsummer Night’s Dream – with an all trans cast” Join four cheeky lads ...

The Who’s Tommy at Theatre Royal Stratford East | Theatre review 

15 Jun

This disappointing rendition of The Who’s famous rock opera is probably one to be avoided for most but may hold some important lessons for others.

Theatre News: Nadia Fall appointed artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East 

14 Jun

The director will take over from Kerry Michael who leaves the position at the end of this year...

Interviews: Kerry Michael: ‘I can’t think about life after Stratford East just yet’ 

8 Jun

The artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East talks about Tommy and his plans for leaving the theatre in December...

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...

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...

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...

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.

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Maria’s mulching marvel 

19 Aug

It’s hard work, clearing.

London’s weekly railway news #214 

18 Aug

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct London Underground Man’s neck broken during ‘violent’ Jubilee Line brawl in which men were punched and kicked in the head Get ...

Corporate volunteers and the horseradish challenge 

17 Aug

There are tasks around the garden that groups of volunteers can make light work of – and that’s where our corporate volunteers come in.

Open House pre-booking 

17 Aug

Open House is returning to London in a month's time, specifically Saturday 16th and Sunday 17th September.

Where the big ships go 

16 Aug

A business trip to Suffolk took me close to Felixstowe and it would have been rude not to call in to see some of the shipping traffic using the port complex and thus we have another #dlr_blog on tour report.

London’s Largest Free Jazz Festival, JAZZ WITH PIZZAZZ, Returns! 

16 Aug

Looking for a weekend of live music in London, absolutely free of charge? Well, you’ve found it! Feel the beat at Canary Wharf’s free jazz festival, taking place this 19 th and 20 th August, with an array of live musical entertainment showcasing ...

The ‘First’ Blitz 

16 Aug

A guest post by LH Member Suzie Grogan.

Bus Stop DG 

16 Aug

Approximately three-quarters of London's nineteen-thousand-or-so bus stops have a letter on top.

Islamic Art 

15 Aug

Islamic Art Course 11am – 1pm (weekday TBC) 6 Week beginner course £: FREE Come and learn the rich and varied forms that exist in Islamic Art and learn the essential design principals that go into creating floral compositions.

The East-West Passage – Stratford to the City via Bethnal Green 

15 Aug

Fresh off the train from Ramsgate into Stratford International I needed to stretch my legs so set off Westwards.

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