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Police injured in protests following Edson Da Costa death 

26 Jun

Fourteen police officers were injured last night when trouble flared during protests in East London at the death of a young black man.


Man stabbed in East Ham residential street 

26 Jun

A man has been rushed to hospital by ambulance after being stabbed in East Ham tonight.


Three released following arrests at Forest Gate protest over the death of Edson Da Costa 

26 Jun

Three people arrested during last night’s protests in Forest Gate over the death of a young father have been released.


See Velodrome in cake form as part of architect baking competition 

26 Jun

A group of architects have proven baking really is just a piece of cake with this innovative gastronomic take on the Velodrome.


Manor Park primary school is rated ‘inadequate’ by Ofsted 

26 Jun

A primary school has been branded inadequate by Ofsted after experiencing “a serious breakdown in leadership and management”.


Newham Collegiate Sixth Form celebrates as 95% of students gain a Russell Group University place 

26 Jun

A sixth form college in East Ham is celebrating after 95 percent of its students have been offered places at a Russell Group University.


Police appeal to trace attempted rapist seen near Maryland station 

26 Jun

Detectives have released CCTV images of a man they wish to identify in connection with an attempted rape.


Random acid attack in Beckton leaves 21-year-old woman in ‘excruciating pain’ 

26 Jun

An aspiring model and businesswoman has described how her clothes burnt away from her after she was attacked with acid in Beckton.


Development to bring 975 homes to Canning Town 

26 Jun

A new development of almost 1,000 homes is set to bring Canning Town to life.


How to get a refund from TfL if your Tube train makes you 15 minutes late 

26 Jun

London, England.


Four arrested and six police injured in Forest Gate protest over Edson death 

26 Jun

Four people were arrested following last night’s protest in east London outside Forest Gate police station over the death of a young father who died under arrest while in custody.


Riot police deployed to ‘Justice for Edson’ protest as fires started 

25 Jun

Riots in Forest Gate #justiceforEdson pic.


Edson Da Costa protest: Stand-off between riot police and protestors in Stratford 

25 Jun

Protestors are in a stand-off with police outside Stratford bus station after protesting about a young father who died in police custody.


Justice For Edson march: Stratford station evacuated as riot police descend on march for man who died after being arrested 

25 Jun

Stratford bus station was evacuated as riot police descended on a protest demanding justice for a young father who died after being detained by police.


‘Officers are not exempt from the law’ says Newham police chief after death of East Ham man following police stop 

23 Jun

Newham’s top ranking police officer has said his staff “will be asked to account for their actions”, after a young father died following a police stop.


New campaign launched to fight scooter and moped theft 

23 Jun

The Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick urged moped and scooter riders to double lock them to help keep them safe on Friday.


New Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park boss named 

23 Jun

The new chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation has been named.


Crowdfunder to help ‘beautiful son’ of East Ham man Edson Da Costa who died after police stop 

23 Jun

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family of a young East Ham father who died after he was detained by police in Beckton.


Investigation launched into death during police car stop 

23 Jun

The 25-year-old "became unwell" after being pulled over by officers in Newham on 15 June.


Crossrail: See inside the new Elizabeth line train on its first passenger journey 

22 Jun

After more than ten years in the making, today passengers stepped onto the state of the art Elizabeth line trains for the first time.


Unique jazz collective performing at Rich Mix in celebration of Refugee Week 

22 Jun

Contemporary sounds and arrangements inspired by ancient traditions unite at a show celebrating the globe’s diversity.


Plaistow-schooled musician on how he went from busker to recording star 

22 Jun

A musician who honed his skills on the streets after becoming homeless has swapped busking for life as a recording artist.


Father, 25, dies after police stop car in Beckton 

22 Jun

A young father who was left fighting for his life after police stopped a car in Beckton has died.


Weekend of celebration to mark one year of the ArcelorMittal Orbit’s slide 

22 Jun

Do you share a birthday with The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit...


Social mobility programme praised at east London hospitals 

22 Jun

Barts Health NHS Trust has been praised for its efforts to recruit more people from working-class backgrounds.


East Ham trampoline park to open next month 

22 Jun

An East Ham trampoline and adventure park has set its official opening date.


Free ‘mermaid toast’ giveaway at East Village on Sunday 

21 Jun

Beloved of Kim Kardashian, a hot craze on Instagram, now mermaid toast is coming to East Village – and you can get some for free.


Deaf UEL photographer says condition inspires her art 

21 Jun

A deaf Nepalese photographer from the University of East London credits her disability with improving her art.


Newham Council to use non-stick paint in battle against massage stickers 

21 Jun

Non-stick paint is being applied to lamp posts across the borough in a £215,000 project to prevent them from being plastered with massage stickers.


Men arrested in Newham on suspicion of terror offences released without charge 

21 Jun

Two men arrested in Newham on suspicion of terror offences have been released without charge.


Grenfell Tower fire: Newham Bookshop auction and raffle raises £1,700 for victims 

20 Jun

Signed books have been raffled and auctioned off at Newham Bookshop to raise more than £1,700 for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire.


Quiz: How well do you know the parks in Newham? 

20 Jun

Plenty of people are out and about in Newham’s parks enjoying the hot weather - but how well do you know them...


Pitch Battle: Forest Gate choirmaster to perform on BBC talent show 

20 Jun

A choirmaster from Forest Gate is hoping to hit the right notes with celebrity judges for a new prime-time, talent singing show.


West Ham MP Lyn Brown’s role as temporary shadow home secretary ends 

20 Jun

Lyn Brown’s temporary role as shadow home secretary has come to an end.


Teacher and school governor in Newham are recognised in the Queen’s birthday honours 

20 Jun

A teacher and a school governor have had their commitment to education recognised with honours from the Queen.


Man collapses and dies in Canning Town street 

20 Jun

A man has died after collapsing on a residential street in broad daylight.


East Ham supermarket which sold fake alcohol and allowed children to buy booze loses its licence 

20 Jun

A supermarket which sold huge quantities of illegal, counterfeit and high-strength alcohol – plus booze to a minor – has had its licence withdrawn by Newham Council.


Commuters face severe delays between Stratford and Romford after train breaks down in Ilford 

19 Jun

Commuters face a chaotic journey home this evening as a number of services have been cancelled due to damage to the overhead electric wires between Stratford and Ilford.


Finsbury Park terror attack: We will not be terrorised, says mayor of Newham 

19 Jun

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, has vowed “we will not be terrorised” in response to the terror attack that saw a man killed and several injured in Finsbury Park.


Top tips for keeping warm during the hot weather in Newham 

19 Jun

With the mercury reaching the low 30s over the weekend and expected to remain high throughout the week people will be looking for ways to keep cool.


Reece Oxford: West Ham defender to join Borussia Monchengladbach on loan 

19 Jun

West Ham defender Reece Oxford is close to completing a season-long loan to German side Borussia Monchengladbach.


Stratford housing association creates a ‘job lounge’ in Ilford 

19 Jun

A Stratford-based housing association has transformed an unused space in Ilford into a welcoming lounge for job-seeking parents.


Man, 25, fighting for his life after police stop car in Beckton 

19 Jun

The Independent Police Complaints Commission (IPCC) has launched an investigation into a Newham police stop which left a man in “critical condition” in hospital.


Heavy delays between Stratford and Romford after train breaks down between Manor Park and Ilford 

19 Jun

A broken down train at Ilford is causing severe delays for commuters from Stratford to Romford this lunch time.


East Ham cancer survivor speaks out about the ‘hidden costs’ of her illness 

19 Jun

A young cancer survivor has spoken out about the ‘hidden costs’ of cancer with actress Patsy Palmer as part of an awareness campaign.


How to keep cool and stay safe during this week’s heatwave 

19 Jun

People across Newham are being urged to stay cool, hydrated and to check on vulnerable neighbours during the extreme hot weather predicted this week.


Police appeal after Central Line sexual assault 

19 Jun

A man sexually assaulted a 48-year-old woman on the Central Line twice before getting off the tube at Newbury Park.


Newham Council to target criminal landlords with renewed private housing licensing scheme 

19 Jun

Newham Council has committed to renewing its borough-wide licensing scheme aimed at protecting vulnerable tenants from rogue landlords.


Tube lines suspended amid Grenfell Tower safety concerns 

17 Jun

Tube lines were disrupted on Saturday (Picture: AP) The London Underground network was partly suspended in west London on Saturday morning amid concerns over Grenfell Tower.


Newham Council add another £7.4m into funds to regenerate Canning Town and Custom House 

16 Jun

An additional £7.4 million has been been pledged by Newham Council to fast track a major housing development programme in the borough.


Technology talk for teachers in Stratford session 

16 Jun

Teachers across the UK came together in Stratford to explore new ways technology can boost literacy and creativity in the classroom.


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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.


140 -150 Earlham Grove – regeneration plans 

8 Nov

Six months after proposals for redeveloping 39a - 49a Woodgrange Road (see here for details) comes plans for an ambitious development on Earlham Grove (between the footprint for the other development referred to, above and the boundary of the ...


Community Links regrettably closes its project Play, Sow & Grow 

31 Oct

It is with huge sadness that Community Links announces that it has closed its project Play, Sow Grow.


Community Links regrettably closes its project Play, Sow & Grow 

31 Oct

It is with huge sadness that Community Links announces that it will close its project Play, Sow Grow this week.


A nod at our neighbours: Abbey Mills pumping station. Stratford 

30 Oct

Newham's first Heritage Week is over and early impressions were that it was a great success.


Crime drop on Overground trains 

17 Oct

Pic: Wikimedia Commons Londoners’ safety on Overground trains has improved according to figures released by Transport for London.


Palace fever triggers season ticket changes 

17 Oct

Pic: Wikimedia Commons Fans of Crystal Palace FC seeking to buy a season ticket have been told to join a waiting list for the first time in the club’s 111 year-old history – a testament to the club’s rise in fortunes and recent signing of ...


Residents urged to be ‘cancer aware’ 

15 Oct

Pic: Wikimedia Commons Tower Hamlets residents’ knowledge of potential cancer symptoms is lower than people living in any other borough in the capital according to research published recently.


Newham Heritage Week (24 Oct – 30 Oct) and Rabbits Road library launch (22 Oct) 

12 Oct

Newham Heritage Week is being jointly staged by Newham Council and the Museum for Newham group.


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