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Charlbury House Walkabout – 17 July 2018 with local Little Ilford Councillors (Art in Blocks) 

17 Jul

Picture collage from this evening when I did a home visit to Charlbury House with local Little Ilford Councillors, Councillor Riaz Ahmed Mirza and Councillor Pushpa Dipaklal Makwana about an ongoing leak in the block affecting a number of flats that ...

London Stadium Report & LOBO legal action: Newham Full Council Meeting 16.7.18 

16 Jul

Tonight's Newham Full Council meeting was dominated by two key announcements by Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz in her report to Council.

President Donald Trump and Queenie 

15 Jul

Love it but he is such a ...

La Marseillaise: ‘The Greatest National Anthem in the World, Ever’ – BBC… 

14 Jul

"Historian Simon Schama explains why La Marseillaise is the greatest national anthem in the world, while artist Andrew Park reimagines Delacroix’s iconic painting Liberty Leading".

“Sleep-in shifts judgment is a huge mistake” 

13 Jul

This judgement is bad news for hundreds of thousands of low paid care workers (including my niece).

Forest Gate Festival – this Saturday 14 July 2018 (Bastille Day!) 

12 Jul

@FGFestivalE7 FREE ???? street festival ???? on Saturday 14th July Osborne Road in the heart of #ForestGate #newham #forestgatefestival Check out theforestgatefestival.

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.

“Remember, they only win under Labour!!” 

11 Jul

Great effort by the England team but just saying...

Is there going to be a market crash? Do we or don’t we derisk our pension fund? London CIV and Carbon Divestment 

10 Jul

This evening I chaired my first Newham Investment Accounts committee (Local Government Pension Scheme) meeting.

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.

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Parting gift 

12 Jul

My thanks to the eagle-eyed reader who spotted that Douglas Trainer was paid £75,350.00 as “Compensation for loss of employment” when he left Newham Council in March.

Waiting for the train 

25 Jun

Picture from Global Rail News Press release from the the Barking – Gospel Oak Rail User Group on the delayed introduction of new trains on the GOBLIN: Transport for London (TfL) staged a ‘launch event’ for a new train last week, but no sooner ...

Kuhn Way 

15 Jun

Proposed site plan for Forest Gate Community School.

Time to close the Red Door? 

14 Jun

By Conor McAuley On 18 July last year Newham Council’s Strategic Development Committee, after a long discussion, approved a major planning application (No 17/00951/FUL) to build 100 flats in buildings ranging from 2 to 23 floors at London Road E13...

8 random facts about the 2018 election 

21 May

Turnout in Newham was down for the second election in a row, although the number of registered voters was the highest ever 1.

And then there were 59 

11 May

Someone has learned how to use the airbrush tool in Photoshop Well, that didn’t take long.

They are us 

3 May

West Ham MP Lyn Brown spoke in yesterday’s Windrush debate in parliament : I want to talk about trust and how it has been violated, and I want to start with the cases of my constituents Gem and Jessica, both of which I raised in Monday’s debate ...

Heading for the exit 

27 Apr

Sir Robin has emailed local Labour members (or at least those on the last list he got from the party before being deselected): “As you know, after 16 years, my tenure as Labour Mayor of Newham comes to an end in May.


16 Apr

Yesterday in Canning Town South… The Co-op Party’s first ever canvass in Newham drew a rather larger group of campaigners than the Conservatives managed.

Your 2018 candidates 

11 Apr

Mayor of Newham Rahima Khan, Conservative Rokhsana Fiaz, Labour Co-operative Gareth Evans, Liberal Democrat Chishala Kumalinga, Christian Peoples Alliance Daniel Oxley, Democrats and Veterans Party Council Beckton James Asser, Labour Ayesha ...

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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...

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...

Theatre News: Theatre Royal Stratford East announces new season featuring Frantic Assembly and April de Angelis 

22 Mar

Nadia Fall's inaugural season will also see Matthew Xia return to direct this year's pantomime...

Review Round-Ups: Did the critics see red over the RSC’s Macbeth? 

21 Mar

Christopher Eccleston and Niamh Cusack star in the production, which opened in Stratford...

Theatre News: RSC’s Imperium transfers into the West End 

13 Mar

Mike Poulton's two-part play transfers from Stratford...

Theatre News: Equus revival to feature in new English Touring Theatre season 

12 Mar

The show will open at Theatre Royal Stratford East...

Review: Review: The Duchess of Malfi (Swan Theatre) 

9 Mar

John Webster's 17th-century play is revived in Stratford...

Theatre News: Theatre Royal Stratford East announces Stronger than Fear festival 

10 Jan

The festival will aim to channel hope and positivity throughout February...

Arcadia 10th Anniversary Festival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

12 Dec

Be wowed by Arcadia's pyrotechnics and acrobatics set to dance music, in two mesmerising shows.

Review: Review: Rapunzel (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

12 Dec

Theatre Royal Stratford East's pantomime stars regular Michael Bertenshaw...

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18 Jul

I was alerted recently by Rick's mate Dave to a Golden Plover ID article on Birdguides which apparently featured a photo I had sent in.

You’ll love this or hate it 

18 Jul

So the signage for the successor to Longhorn/Smokehouse/Cinnamon is up, and looking very smart indeed.

Hucker… Lampard… who’s next? 

18 Jul

Hucker on the left, with Lampard hanging back on the right Frank Lampard's pub opposite Peter Hucker's antiques shop? https://t.

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.

More fire aftermath pictures 

18 Jul

Pictures taken by Adrian Ryan.

London’s railway upgrades – a progress report 

18 Jul

One of the periodic reports from TfL has been released with details of ongoing network upgrades across the networks it controls over the past few months.

Nightingale on the Green is now open 

17 Jul

The Nightingale – now to be known as the Nightingale on the Green – has reopened after being closed for several months.

More Wanstead Flats fire pics 

17 Jul

Pictures taken by Zivile Klimaviciute.

Wonky veg, wisdom, food, fashion, music and face-painting: Triangle Market at Abbey Gardens 

16 Jul

In a new collaboration with Triangle Market , we’ve had some amazing stalls arrive at Abbey Gardens for the first of our Summer events: Wonky veg – colourful bags of fresh salad, root veg, leafy greens and fruit and, if you like the look of the ...

Aeriel photo shows Wanstead Flats danger 

16 Jul

This aeriel photo taken by the National Police Air Service (who tweet at @NPASLondon) compared with Google Maps shows the extent of the damage of the fire on Wanstead Flats and the jeopardy that people living in Lake House Road were in.

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