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Police release e-fit of Stratford acid attack suspect 

18 Aug

Police investigating a suspected acid attack in Stratford today released an e-fit image of the man thought to be involved.

Longer read: The adult social care crisis 

18 Aug

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

A-level results: Newham pupils exceed national average for top grades 

18 Aug

Pupils across the borough have been celebrating A-level success as provisional figures show more than a quarter of grades were at A and A*.

Southampton v West Ham United 

18 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Saturday's Premier League game between Southampton and West Ham United.

Revealed: East Ham fantasist murderer absconded from mental health unit years before killings and ‘fell off radar’ after being recaptured 

18 Aug

A fantasist who murdered two men had three years earlier absconded while on leave from a mental health facility – where he had been flagged as being highly dangerous.

Night Tube expects eight millionth journey on first anniversary 

18 Aug

A year after it launched, the Night Tube is set to welcome its eight millionth passenger.

Robert Snodgrass: West Ham winger is told he can leave the club 

17 Aug

West Ham midfielder Robert Snodgrass has been told he is can leave the club on a permanent basis or on loan.

A-level results: Visually-impaired Barking student credits NewVIc in Plaistow for her success 

17 Aug

A visually-impaired student who received excellent grades on A-level results day has praised her sixth form for its support and acceptance.

A-level results: Top marks for London Academy of Excellence in Stratford 

17 Aug

Straight A pupils at London Academy of Excellence (LAE) are looking forward to the future after a record-breaking set of results.

A-level results: ‘Fantastic’ performance by Forest Gate students at St Angela’s Ursuline School 

17 Aug

Students at St Angela’s Ursuline Sixth Form have been congratulated on their “fantastic results” on A-level day.

A-level results: Oxbridge success for Chobham Academy 

17 Aug

Chobham Academy is celebrating sending its first pupil to Oxbridge.

Newham Collegiate Sixth Form pupil set to study medicine with sister at Cambridge 

17 Aug

Two Newham sisters will study medicine at Cambridge after the youngest got top marks in her A-levels at Newham Collegiate Sixth Form (NCS).

A-level results: Brampton Manor pupils celebrate record success 

17 Aug

The headteacher of Brampton Manor Academy has paid tribute to his students and staff in another record year of results for the East Ham school.

East Ham man handed suspended sentence for Central line sex assault 

17 Aug

A man who was caught sexually assaulting a woman on the Tube has been handed a suspended sentence.

A-levels: Record results for St Bonaventure’s 

17 Aug

St Bonaventure’s has received record A-level results in what has been a challenging year for pupils nationwide dealing with exam reforms.

A-level results: Childline support for anxious students 

16 Aug

As young people open their AS and A-level results, Childline is offering support to those worried about their results.

Could you pass an A-level exam? Find out with our quiz 

16 Aug

With pupils across the country anxiously waiting on their A-level results, it’s time to put your knowledge to the test.

A-level results day 2017: Everything you need to know 

16 Aug

Tomorrow marks A-Levels results day, when students at sixth forms and colleges will finally know more about what comes next.

Q&A: Vivian Archer, manager of Newham Bookshop 

16 Aug

In the first of a new series, we put local people in the spotlight with our QA.

Train disruption all day between Liverpool Street and Romford after track defect at Ilford 

16 Aug

There will be delays on Greater Anglia services all day, and TfL Rail will be disrupted in the evening, due to a track fault near Ilford.

Former lawyer who became headteacher to send 95% of pupils to top universities 

16 Aug

Mouhssin Ismail became head of Newham Collegiate Sixth Form in Newham last year (Picture: National) A former City lawyer who turned his back on a six-figure salary to become a headteacher in east London is poised to send 95% of his students to ...

Newham’s only female head coach of boys’ football team is big success 

15 Aug

A Plaistow medical sales rep is blazing the trail for women in football as Newham’s only female head coach of a boys’ team.

Half of Newham landlords could be failing to declare rental income, council claims 

15 Aug

Almost half of Newham landlords are failing to declare their rental income to HM Revenue Customs (HMRC), Newham Council has estimated.

Edson Da Costa: Family press for end of chokeholds by police 

14 Aug

Edson Da Costa’s family have called for the “immediate end” of chokeholds and similar methods used by police when detaining suspects.

Beckton parents need £100,000 to treat seriously ill daughter’s brain tumour 

14 Aug

A Beckton couple trying to save the life of their seriously-ill toddler are appealing for help to raise money for specialist treatment in Europe.

Stratford man, 19, in court charged with murder of teenager Joshua Bwalya 

14 Aug

A Stratford man has appeared in court today charged with the murder of teenager Joshua Bwalya.

William Carvalho: West Ham close in on £30m Sporting Lisbon midfielder 

14 Aug

West Ham close in on the signing of Sporting Lisbon and Portugal midfielder William Carvalho for an expected £30m.

Pensioner, 94, left in tears as Newham Council rent charge forces bingo club to shut 

14 Aug

A group of pensioners are “devastated” that their bingo club is to shut after 40 years due to hiked rental costs by the council.

East Ham man guilty of murdering computer repairman in seven hour ordeal 

14 Aug

A fantasist who tortured a man before suffocating him and setting fire to his home to cover up what happened has been found guilty of murder.

Police hunt Newham man found guilty of harassment 

14 Aug

Have you seen Mark Emmanuel...

Drunk workers smash bottle and glass over colleague’s head as office Christmas party descends into chaos 

12 Aug

Armendi Dokle, 35, from Ilford and Durim Beqiri, 37, from Newham 'bottle punched' their colleague during a Christmas party...

Dad and daughter out shopping manage to walk into Olympic Stadium and get front row seats for World Championships – without tickets 

12 Aug

Richard Levene, 49, insists he didn't mean to sneak into the huge 66,000-capacity arena on Thursday but just wanted to see how close he could get to the action...

Talks to take over much-loved Forest Gate coffee shop 

11 Aug

A recently-closed popular café could reopen as a small independent coffee shop, its previous owners have revealed.

Manchester United press conference LIVE updates as Jose Mourinho speaks ahead of West Ham clash 

11 Aug

Join us for live updates from Carrington where United's manager is speaking to the media...

Manchester United v West Ham United 

11 Aug

Preview followed by live coverage of Sunday's Premier League game between Manchester United and West Ham United.

Medical student with links to Tower Hamlets and Newham is finalist in Miss India UK 2017 

11 Aug

A medical student hopes to prove she has beauty and brains after reaching the finals of the 2017 Miss India UK pageant.

Stratford resident forces tech company to clean up ‘guerrilla marketing campaign’ graffiti 

11 Aug

A tech start-up’s “guerrilla marketing campaign” backfired after Newham Council began investigating it over claims of vandalism.

Watch this weekend’s weather forecast: Sunny spells but chilly mornings 

11 Aug

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Stratford man, 19, charged with murder of fatally stabbed Joshua Bwalya 

11 Aug

A 19-year-old Stratford man has been charged with the murder of 16-year-old Joshua Bwalya who was stabbed to death.

East Ham barber shop wins award for work in the community from Newham College 

10 Aug

Providing work experience schemes to budding barbers saw an East Ham barbershop win Employer of the Year at Newham College’s Employer Links Awards.

Newham’s disadvantaged pupils thrive aged five but fall behind at primary and secondary school 

10 Aug

Newham’s disadvantaged five-year-old pupils do as well as their affluent peers but lag behind at primary and secondary school, research says.

Trial set for Ilford teenager charged with carrying three knives in Newham 

9 Aug

A 19-year-old man has appeared in court accused of carrying three machete knives in a public place.

East Ham music teacher enters the record books with marathon drumming sessions 

9 Aug

Marathon drumming sessions have landed a Newham music teacher in the records books.

Beckton acid attack: Canning Town suspect John Tomlin set to face trial 

8 Aug

A Canning Town man will stand trial after being accused of throwing acid at an aspiring model and her cousin in Beckton.

The Three Degrees set to perform at Under The Stars in East Ham 

8 Aug

Get ready for smooth reggae, Eastern beats and an iconic 70s girl group as Newham festival favourite Under the Stars returns.

Classroom plan put on hold for summer amid new concerns 

8 Aug

Council bureaucracy has jeopardised plans for additional space for 450 pupils and 50 staff at Oasis Academy Silvertown before the start of the new academic year.

Sead Haksabanovic: West Ham sign teenager from Halmstads BK 

7 Aug

West Ham United sign Montenegro's teenage attacking midfielder Sead Haksabanovic from Swedish club Halmstads BK for an undisclosed fee.

Carabao Cup: West Ham to play away tie after World Athletics Championships 

7 Aug

West Ham are given permission to play their Carabao Cup second-round tie away from home because London Stadium will not be ready.

Mayor of Newham tells business leaders “London is moving eastwards” 

7 Aug

Sir Robin Wales has told a group of small and medium business leaders that “London is moving eastwards”.

Silvertown community fun day draws hundreds despite rain 

7 Aug

Slithering snakes, zumba dancing and thunderstorms all made an appearance at a community fun day on Saturday.

Newham’s savvy consumers earned more than £29k in compensation from energy and communications firms last year 

7 Aug

Newham residents received more than £29,000 in compensation from companies they had long running complaints against last year, new figures reveal.

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Forest Gate Cycling Club, and life on the road at the end of the C19th 

19 Aug

We have covered cycling in Forest Gate at the end of the nineteenth century on this site a number of times before.

Three authors write on WW2 air raids in Forest Gate 

11 Aug

This article looks at the way in which World War 11 air raids in Forest Gate have been approached and described from three very different perspectives.

Forest Gate-born Bryan Forbes recalls his local origins 

31 Jul

One of Britain's cinematic greats, Bryan Forbes, was born and brought up in Forest Gate, as this site recalled, when it marked his death in 2013 (see here ).

Forest Gate and 20th Century Penny Dreadfuls 

20 Jul

This article is the second of two looking at how the Independent Police News covered serious crime in Forest Gate during its existence (1867 - 1938).

Teen denies committing Hackney acid attacks 

18 Jul

Police arrive at one of the attacks in Clapton Pic: @999London Twitter A Croydon teen has denied his involvement in last week’s acid attacks in Hackney and Islington.

Forest Gate, and Victorian Penny Dreadfuls (1) 

11 Jul

The Illustrated Police News was a strange, weekly, newspaper, which lasted from 1867 until 1938, and for a while was described as "the worst newspaper in England".

Police and mayor move to reassure Muslims in Tower Hamlets after acid attacks spark hate crime fears 

7 Jul

Resham Khan was attacked in Beckton on June 21 Pic: Daniel Mann – Go Fund Me A series of acid attacks in East London has renewed concerns among the Muslim community in Tower Hamlets over their safety and the spread of Islamaphobia Fears have been ...

The Forest Gate roots of controversial lesbian author, Mary Renault 

1 Jul

This article is published to co-incide with the first Forest Gayte, the local LGBT Festival, on 1 July 2017.

Thug armed with 10-inch knife jailed for stabbing police officer 

22 Jun

Andrew Beadie  Pic Met Police A man who was found guilty for stabbing an off-duty police officer in Tower Hamlets has been jailed for 12 years.

Armed thug jailed for stabbing Police Officer 

22 Jun

Andrew Beadie (Met Police Picture) A man who was found guilty for stabbing an off-duty police officer in Tower Hamlets has been jailed for 12 years.

First motor fire engine tested on Wanstead Flats 

19 Jun

In 1908/9 West Ham Fire Brigade made the momentous decision to move from horse power to the internal combustion engine.

#ELLection – Labour maintains stronghold in Tower Hamlets 

9 Jun

Bethnal Green and Bow MP, Rushnara Ali.

E7 food shops – FSA ratings, April 2017 

5 Jun

This is the third summary of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) cleanliness ratings for Forest Gate food shops; for others, 2014 and 2015, see here and here .

An appreciation of Forest Gate artist Eric Dawson 

24 May

Last year's Newham Heritage Week paid a rare local tribute to Forest Gate artist, Eric Dawson, by displaying some of his original works at The Gate, and elsewhere in Newham.

Forest Gate Conscientious Objectors in WW1 

15 May

T his article is posted to commemorate International Conscientious Objectors' Day, on 15 May 2017.

Godwin School ( boys ) log 4 – Godwin and Forest Gate between the wars (1919 – 1939) 

3 May

This is the fourth of a series of posts based on the school log of Godwin School, from 1883 - 1984, providing a fascinating, worms' eye view of the development of the local area.

Politics and pollution: which party will save Tower Hamlets’ air? 

1 May

London is infamous for its air pollution problem           Pic: ( Wikimedia Commons ) With the general election fast approaching, Eastlondonlines spoke to representatives of the four main political parties to hear their plans for cleaner air in ...

Usain Bolt and Mo Farah will thrill crowds at London’s Olympic Park this summer 

27 Apr

The race is on: Olympic Park will host World Championships in August         Pic: Paul Nattall (flikr) The world’s best athletes are coming to London this summer to compete in the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) World...

Tottenham and Forest Gate Railway – 1894 – 2017 

25 Apr

by local historians, Peter Williams and Mark Gorman We have covered aspects of the Barking Gospel Oak line (sometimes popularly known as the Goblin, or Chimney Pot line) on this website before (see here , in particular) but never in a comprehensive ...

A four year retrospective 

18 Apr

We've reached the fourth anniversary of this website/blog, so a retrospective account seems in order.

“The most interesting personality in the borough of West Ham” (1896) 

10 Apr

This was Forest Gate Weekly News ' description of Gustav Pagenstecher.

E7 restaurants – food rating – March 2017 

31 Mar

This is the third summary of the Food Standards Agency (FSA) cleanliness ratings for Forest Gate eateries; for others, 2014 and 2015, see here and here .

Does Sadiq deserve his ‘Green Mayor’ reputation? 

30 Mar

City Hall.

The Home Front in WW1 Forest Gate – through the eyes of Godwin school 

21 Mar

This is the third of a series of posts based on the school log of Godwin School, from 1883 - 1984, providing a fascinating, worms' eye view of the development of the local area.

Croydon student cycle in memory of tram crash victim 

16 Mar

Winners at last year’s festival.

The 1919 Forest Gate murders 

8 Mar

Henry Perry, aka Beckett, was executed by hanging at Pentonville jail on 10 July 1919 for the murder of four members of the Cornish family, of 13 Stukeley Road - and so became the last person judicially executed for Forest Gate-related killings.

Teenager scales Canary Wharf building 

2 Mar

Gallagher touching the pyramid on One Canada Sq.

Police hunt man wanted for fraud and theft 

1 Mar

Police are looking to identify criminal of fraud and theft.

When Godwin school went to Paris – 1912 

27 Feb

We have featured the history of Godwin school over a number of posts.

The street where you live (8) – Sebert Road 

16 Feb

This is the eighth in an occasional series of articles by local historian, Peter Williams, who specialises in Newham housing, maps and local history.

Cyclist dies in Tower Hamlets on cycle superhighway 2 

8 Feb

Cycle superhighway 2 on Whitechapel Road, where a cyclist was killed.

Community Links partners with Catch22 

8 Feb

The partnership sees Community Links continuing to operate with its own identity, a board of trustees, premises and charity number.

Community Links partners with Catch22 

8 Feb

The partnership sees Community Links continuing to operate with its own identity, a board of trustees, premises and charity number.

Bakerloo line extension edges closer 

6 Feb

Elephant Castle tube station, where the Bakerloo line currently ends.

Forest Gate’s first Polish community 

5 Feb

The Polish Educational Society in Forest Gate was formed siixty years ago - in November 1956 - and became the first Polish organisation in East London.

Community Links to deliver What Works Fund project 

31 Jan

Projects across the UK will receive new funding from the Money Advice Service, helping tens of thousands of people manage their money better.

Godwin School ( boys ) log 2 – Godwin and Forest Gate pre WW1 (1900 – 1914) 

30 Jan

This is the second of a series of posts based on the school log of Godwin School, from 1883 - 1984, providing a fascinating, worms' eye view of the development of the local area.

The mosques of Forest Gate 

22 Jan

Around a quarter of Forest Gate's 30,000 population is Moslem and the district is served by 13 mosques.

Unlicensed property landlords in hot soup 

19 Jan

Pic: Melissa Fernando Rogue landlords in Croydon who rent out unlicensed properties face a crackdown by council officers who are preparing to launch prosecutions against the owners of around 30 properties.

Sadiq Khan backed Silvertown Tunnel five weeks after election – despite promising ‘joined-up review’ 

17 Jan

The A102 on a polluted day: Campaigners fear the Silvertown Tunnel will increase pollution and congestion across east and south-east London London mayor Sadiq Khan agreed to continue with Boris Johnson’s plans to build the controversial Silvertown ...

Godwin School ( boys ) log 1 – 1883 – 1984, the origins 

13 Jan

We have been given access to an invaluable document that offers a fascinating insight of 100 years of Forest Gate history - and many of the people who lived here - from a worm's eye view.

East London charity helps brain injury survivors channel pain into painting 

5 Jan

Billy Mann’s artworks are displayed at Stratford Circus Centre.

Forest Gate Industrial school – The 1890 inquest and background to its 1906 closure 

2 Jan

We have written previously about one of the earliest significant institutions to built in Forest Gate: the Industrial School, on Forest Lane.

Forest Gate: scene of Rock Against Racism’s first gig 

12 Dec

We have just passed the 40th anniversary of the establishment of Rock Against Racism, and its first gig at the Princess Alice pub, on Romford/Woodgrange Roads.

The Struggle for Wanstead Flats 1946-47 

3 Dec

Local historian, Mark Gorman (Twitter: @Flatshistorian), celebrates a key date, and significant anniversary in the fight to keep Wanstead Flats the open space so many of us enjoy today.

Christmas Toy Appeal: What to give and where to give it 

29 Nov

Every year, Community Links and the Newham Recorder work together to collect toys to give to underprivileged children at Christmas.

Undercover police officer knifed in gang attack outside Bow pub 

24 Nov

Bow Road.

New home for Chase and Status free school 

16 Nov

Will ‘Status’ Kennard.

Life in a Forest Gate week 

16 Nov

A recent post featured a rather special seven day period in Newham - the borough's first Heritage Week.

Christmas Toy Appeal: What to give and where to give it 

10 Nov

Every year, Community Links and the Newham Recorder work together to collect toys to give to underprivileged children at Christmas.

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