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“United Utilities workers are on strike to defend their right to a fair pension” 

19 Mar

" UNISON members at United Utilities are on strike to defend their right to a fairpension.

Stephen backs NCT’s #HiddenHalf campaign 

19 Mar

Stephen has attended a parliamentary event to support NCT’s #HiddenHalf campaign to get postnatal mental illness out of hiding.

Newham Labour Mayoral Candidate Rokhsana Fiaz “Thank You” Party 

18 Mar

This is a really lovely picture from Roksana's "thank you" party for supporters which took place last night at our campaign HQ in Canning Town.

The role of pensions in building Community Wealth 

17 Mar

Professional Pensions: John Gray says we should think about investing more locally, but there are a number of serious practical investment problems to overcome As austerity bites and local authorities up and down the country struggle to provide ...

Rokhsana Fiaz Wins – She is the Newham Directly Elected Labour Mayoral Candidate 2018 

16 Mar

Fantastic news.

Just 12 hours to go – Vote Rokhsana as your Labour Mayor candidate #NewhamRokhs 

15 Mar

"It's time.

It’s time for a fresh start. Vote Rokhsana Fiaz as your Labour candidate for Mayor of Newham 

14 Mar

It's time.

Statement by Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz on plans by the current Newham Mayor to set up a private development company & give it £3 billion of our assets 

13 Mar

2 My statement on plans by the current Newham Mayor to set up a private development company then give it our assets, value = £3bn.

“Newham mayoral hopeful calls for vote on scrapping role” Guardian 

12 Mar

Rokhsana Fiaz is challenging Sir Robin Wales, the mayor of the London borough since 2002 "A referendum should be held on scrapping the directly elected mayoral system used in the London borough where the Olympics was held, according the woman ...

Happy Mothers Day! (and End Maternity Discrimination) 

11 Mar

Happy Mother's Day to my lovely Mum, Margaret Gray and shout out to @rokhsanafiaz #Rokhs4Mayor call to end #maternity discrimination on this #MotheringSunday As a trade unionist I know that mothers are sacked or forced out of work every day of the ...

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Generous to the last 

20 Mar

Picture via @NewhamLabourWTF A few months ago a set of new signs appeared in West Ham, directing people towards the Memorial Recreation Ground, home of the East London Rugby Club.

The Ballad of Mas Patel 

19 Mar

In good Sir Robin’s golden time, when loyalty no harm meant, A zealous Walesite councillor was I, and so I gained preferment.

Trainer out 

16 Mar

Small beer compared to today’s other big news , but Douglas Trainer has left Newham Council.

Party of one 

13 Mar

Last Friday Newham council held what was billed as an event to celebrate International Women’s Day 2018.

Vile and insulting 

8 Mar

Remember how Andrea Leadsom torpedoed her own bid for the Tory leadership when she said being a mother gave her “a very real stake in the future of our country,” in contrast to the childless Theresa May? Even Tory MPs described the remarks as “...

The vision thing 

7 Mar

Sir Robin’s vision for Newham in 1997 (my emphasis added): There are too many people, those currently living in Newham and those attracted from other London boroughs, who survive on low incomes or who present themselves as homeless.

Academy antics 

7 Mar

Councillors are so opposed to academies they are paying millions of pounds for this one to expand Last Monday Newham council passed a motion , proposed by Cllrs Mas and Salim Patel, declaring itself opposed to local schools converting into academies.


2 Mar

I’ve written before bemoaning the shoddy state of record-keeping and a generally lax attitude to quality assurance at Newham council.

Newham council 2018 -22 (probably) 

26 Feb

The Forest Gate North candidates and their supporters Over the past two weekends Labour members in Newham have been selecting the 60 candidates that will contest May’s local elections.


24 Feb

Details of the mayoral selection hustings have been announced: Dear member, As part of the process to select Labour’s candidate for Mayor of Newham, we will be holding two hustings meetings for you to hear from the candidates and ask them questions.

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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...

Features: Harlem Guys and Dolls, Menier’s Barnum and more in this week’s top openings 

4 Dec

Stratford East's panto returns and Sally Cookson takes us into Narnia...

★★★★ Binaural Dinner Date at Theatre Royal Stratford East 

19 Nov

Binaural Dinner Date ★★★★ Theatre Royal Stratford East 16 November – 3 December | Times Vary | £10 Book Tickets ‘What’s the worst that could happen?’ Leading immersive and digital theatre masters ZU-UK, in their latest production...

Review: Review: Reasons to be Cheerful (Theatre Royal Stratford East) 

26 Oct

Graeae's touring production, featuring the music of Ian Dury and the Blockheads, returns to Theatre Royal Stratford East...

Theatre News: Cast announced for Theatre Royal Stratford East’s Rapunzel 

20 Oct

The pantomime will be directed by the venue's associate director Pooja Ghai...

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Westfield London Plus 

20 Mar

The new extension to Westfield London opened today.

Costa Rica – Yet another taster 

19 Mar

Sorry, it is taking me longer to get my arse in gear than I had anticipated.

High Street Seniors 

18 Mar

Around Ramsay Road Here is a walk I’msharing, all to do with my exhibition for International Women’s Day 2018 with RAGWORKS and hung textile depictions of women many local to Up Your Street’s domain who are out there or have been out in the ...

Inspired by jungle fever 

18 Mar

The rainforests in Costa Rica were like heaven to me, I spent as much time looking at plants as looking at birds.

Costa Rica – Another taster 

17 Mar

Sorry, too many photos to get through means no time to write anything.

Here comes Sweetwater 

17 Mar

This is Vittoria Wharf, on Fish Island , opposite the Olympic Park.

Our Day Out 

16 Mar

Seniors from Leyton and Forest Gate did the journey across London to a place near Penge and New Cross and Rotherhithe, all places far away.

Costa Rica – Taster 

16 Mar

There are no words really...

Top Five: Ways to spend Easter 

16 Mar

Easter is arriving early this year, with Easter Sunday falling on April 1 st .

#Oi18 – Rise of the robots 

16 Mar

Every two years the  Oceanology International  trade event comes to the ExCel London Exhibition Centre in London’s Royal Docks.

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