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UNISON Housing Associations Branch new website 

24 May

Many thanks to branch activist Peter Youles for our new website...

ACAS: Religion or belief discrimination: ten myths 

22 May

Myth: I can’t be accused of discriminating against someone with the same religion as me.

PLSA Local Government Pension Conference 2018 

21 May

Just arrived for the Pensions and Lifetime Savings Association annual conference in Gloucestershire as Newham London delegate from Investment and Accounts Committee.

Being a Republican but still enjoying the Newham Royal Wedding Celebrations 

20 May

Picture collage from two events in Newham yesterday that I attended with Gill on behalf of the Council celebrating the Royal Wedding.

Janet Daby selected as Labour Parliamentary Candidate for Lewisham East By Election 

19 May

Congratulations to UNISON Labour Link nominated candidate , Janet Daby, for her convincing win today.

100 years of Votes for Women: Processions – Sunday 10 June 

18 May

Processions - 100 years of women's suffrage Rowena Sommerville​ Processions National Coordinator ‑ England | https://facebook.

“50th anniversary of Ronan Point” & “Are tenants being listened to on safety?” (NO) 

17 May

"Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz yesterday (Wednesday 16 May ) laid flowers and attended a special memorial event to mark the day, 50 years ago, that four people died in the Ronan Point tower block disaster.

Greater London UNISON Labour Link backs Janet Danby for Lewisham East 

16 May

Greater London UNISON Labour Link has made a supportive nomination for our union member (and former social worker) Janet Daby in the Lewisham East by election.

“Mayor unveils first members of Cabinet” 

15 May

The last 8 years as a backbench Newham Councillor has been a fantastic experience and a real honour to serve my constituents.

UNISON “there for you” helping out our low paid members with the cost of school uniforms 2018 

14 May

One of the many things that I am proud of in my trade union UNISON is its charitable arm " There for you" (which I am one of its trustees).

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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 ...

Green candidate announced 

4 Apr

The Green Party has announced its candidate for Mayor of Newham, Chidi Oti-Obihara.


4 Apr

The last remaining places on Labour’s slate of candidates for the local elections next month have been filled.

Last chance saloon 

27 Mar

Last week Sir Robin’s cabinet approved a loan to Red Ventures, the council-owned property company, of £28.9 million to buy a property in north London.

Rejecting Lakminism 

23 Mar

Motion passed by West Ham Labour Party last night: “Whether or not a political candidate has children is never an issue for men and nor should it be for women.

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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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London’s weekly railway news #254 

25 May

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… The curious tale of Hammersmith’s abandoned railway viaduct London Underground Light rail or tram system could replace Met Line extension in Watford Watford Observer Drivers on London ...

The year a DLR train visited Manchester 

23 May

Shortly before arriving in London, a Docklands Light Railway train paid a visit to Manchester and carried excited passengers on short test trips.

Eastern Poland Trip Report: Bialowieza Forest 

22 May

Wanstead goes on tour! None of us are quite sure how this happened but at some point on a slow birding day on Wanstead Flats we must have started discussing where might be better than here.

A calendar of London’s outdoor cinema screens for 2018 

21 May

Summer time now seems to mean watching a film at an outdoor location, whether it’s opera in Trafalgar Square, horror at a cemetery, or romance at an Abbey.

The Only Way Is Wanstead! 

21 May

David Bowie tribute band Thin White Duke headlined Sunday's The Only Way Is Wanstead Music Festival outside The Temple in Wanstead Park (20 May 2018).

Hackney Wick’s brutalist new London Overground station opens 

21 May

The Southbank Centre has come to Hackney Wick in the form of a stunning new London Overground station, with vast expanses of wood shuttering concrete offset with weathering steel.

New arrivals and old friends 

19 May

Gardens: you turn round and suddenly, flowers are out, fruits are forming and there are signs of early Summer.


18 May

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

Bonfire of the box trees 

17 May

Wanstead is currently overrun with nasty little caterpillars which have devastated hundreds of gardeners’ box trees.

In praise of Hummingbirds 

16 May

Lesser Violetear.

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