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Anti-knife crime march between Forest Gate and Stratford is postponed 

24 May

A planned anti-knife crime march that was set to take place between Forest Gate and Stratford this Saturday has been postponed.

Homeless hero of Manchester explosion given a home by West Ham boss 

24 May

Steve, the homeless man who rushed to help the victims of the Manchester Arena terrorist attack, now has somewhere to live thanks to West Ham United joint-chairman David Sullivan and son Dave.

Bishop visits Forest Gate schoolchildren 

24 May

A junior school in Forest Gate has been graced with a visit by a bishop.

Hospital workers consider strike action after demand for 30p an hour pay rise ‘ignored’ 

23 May

Non-medical staff employed by a private contractor at Barts Health NHS Trust say they are considering strike action in a dispute over pay and working conditions.

Forest Gate primary school’s tribute to governor killed by speeding driver 

23 May

A man “full of love” who was killed by a speeding driver has been remembered at the school where he was a governor.

Newham community raises thousands for girl, two, with neuroblastoma 

23 May

The family of a two-year-old girl with a rare form of cancer have thanked the Newham community, including the Recorder’s readers, for helping to raise nearly £14,000 to help save their daughter’s life.

ExCeL to increase security for Comic Con after Manchester bombing 

23 May

Security is set to be increased for this weekend’s Comic Con after last night’s Manchester Arena bombing.

Fire in Warton Road, Stratford 

23 May

Twenty firefighters are tackling a blaze in Stratford’s Warton Road.

Plaistow Primary School closed due to bad smell 

23 May

440 children have an unexpected day off today after a primary school in Plaistow was closed due to a bad smell.

Baby taken to hospital after Forest Gate hit-and-run 

23 May

A 13-month-old baby was taken to hospital following a hit-and-run in Forest Gate.

Stratford Old Town Hall flag flies at half mast after Manchester bombing 

23 May

The flag at the Old Town Hall in Stratford is flying at half mast today as a mark of respect to those who died in a suspected terror attack in Manchester.

Canning Town stroke survivor, 34, to take part in Thames Bridges Bike Ride 

23 May

A cyclist and blogger from Canning Town will be taking part in a bike ride for charity a year on from suffering a mini-stroke.

Cancellations continue at Newham University Hospital following cyber attack 

22 May

Patients at Newham University Hospital are facing cancelled appointments more than a week after its computer systems were hit by a cyber attack.

Glorious sunshine cements success of first ever East London Bubble Rush 

22 May

More than a thousand fundraisers were bathed in glorious sunshine – and colourful bubbles – as they tackled a 5km course.

Two fires in one hour at Manor Park and East Ham homes 

22 May

Firefighters have attended two blazes that broke out within an hour of each other.

Medals unveiled for London Stadium athletics championships 

22 May

These are the medals hundreds of athletes are hoping to have hanging round their neck at this summer’s world athletic championships, taking place at the London Stadium.

Forest Gate Muslim to teach Hebrew at synagogue 

22 May

In an attempt to build bridges between Muslims and Jews, a mosque volunteer will teach Hebrew at a synagogue.

Last day to register online to vote in the general election 

22 May

Today is the last day to register online so you can vote in the snap general election taking place on June 8.

Vigilante sprays condoms on graffiti penises to promote safe sex 

22 May

An anonymous vigilante has been doing graffiti - for a good cause.

Forest Gate doctors’ surgery in special measures after ‘inadequate’ rating 

22 May

A doctors’ surgery in Forest Gate has been placed in special measures.

Police seeking mother after newborn baby’s body found in park 

19 May

The body was found at a park in Hampshire (Picture: Google) T he body of a newborn baby has been found in a park.

Wanstead man who ran “sex empire” from brothels in Newham jailed for 13 years 

19 May

A man who ran a string of brothels, trafficked women and controlled their profiles on adult websites has been jailed.

Trains to Stratford cancelled as person hit by train at Ilford station 

19 May

A person has been hit by a train at Ilford station this afternoon, with trains cancelled as emergency services respond to the incident.

Terrorism officers given more time to question four men arrested in east London 

19 May

Detectives have been given more time to question four men, including a teenager, who were arrested in east London on suspicion of terror offences.

Romford teenager wins University of East London writing competition 

19 May

A talented teenage writer from Romford has scooped a literary prize from the University of East London’s (UEL).

Burnley v West Ham United 

19 May

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

London City Airport’s new air traffic control room will be 80 miles away 

19 May

London City Airport is flying to the forefront of technology by becoming the first UK airport to install a digital air traffic control tower.

London City first UK airport to get remote digital air traffic control 

19 May

London City Airport flights will be directed using a remote system based 80 miles away.

Forest Gate GP rated ‘inadequate’ by CQC twice in eight months 

18 May

A GP surgery which is already in special measures has been rated “inadequate” for the second time in less than a year.

Manor Park couple sentenced to 11 years in jail each for the death of their baby daughter 

18 May

A couple from Manor Park have been each sentenced to 11 years in jail today for causing or allowing the death of their 16-week-old daughter.

Appeal to find missing Dagenham girl, 14, who could be in Stratford and East Ham 

17 May

Police are appealing for information leading to the whereabouts of a missing schoolgirl from Dagenham.

Contaminated blood: Son sues government over dad’s HIV death from infected Factor VIII 

17 May

A campaigner is launching a landmark legal case against the government over the contaminated blood disaster - providing new hope that local victims of the health scandal will finally receive justice.

East Ham pupils named national competition winners with ‘food fuel’ idea 

17 May

A team of East Ham pupils has been named as one of 13 winners in a national schools’ science competition run by Shell.

University and college join forces to tackle hate crime 

17 May

When a crime takes place, why do some people run away, others reach for their camera phone while others intervene...

Anti-terrorist detectives arrest youth and 3 men in east London in MI5 probe 

17 May

Three men and a teenager have been arrested in east London today under the 2000 Terrorism Act.

Newham retailers caught selling illegal tobacco products 

17 May

More than one third of London’s smokers have purchased illegal tobacco, some of which contained asbestos and human excrement, new research has revealed.

Primary school pupils are transforming Plashet Park. 

17 May

Year Three children from Sandringham School in Forest Gate are creating an “outside learning classroom” in the park in Plashet Grove.

Walk For Peace inspires 4,000 to take to Newham’s streets 

16 May

Over 4,000 people took to Newham’s streets on Sunday to raise money for charity.

Mums gather in Stratford to celebrate breastfeeding 

16 May

Mums from across the Stratford area gathered in Gerry’s Kitchen today for an afternoon of tea, cupcakes, questions and breastfeeding.

Hospices host Bubble Rush in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

16 May

Richard House Children’s Hospice is teaming up with three other hospices on Sunday to host the East London Bubble Rush to raise funds for hospice care in east London and Essex.

Win family ticket to the late night opening of the ArcelorMittal Orbit and slide 

16 May

As the sun begins to set and the lights of the city start to twinkle in the twilight sky, journey 114.5m into the sky to the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit for an exclusive late night opening on Friday.

Forest Gate man faces jail for sharing videos online glorifying ISIS 

16 May

A Forest Gate man has admitted sharing online videos which glorified ISIS b efore and after he was arrested and bailed by police.

Vodafone abandons £20m West Ham London Stadium deal 

16 May

The telecoms giant had been in talks with the stadium's owners for six months.

Studios in Silvertown could be created from shipping containers 

16 May

Almost 200 shipping containers could be stacked together to create studios and creative workspaces.

Muslims welcome Jews to Minhaj-ul-Qur’an in Forest Gate 

16 May

A mosque hosted a Jewish student exchange in an attempt to establish interfaith dialogue.

Five people escape Forest Gate house fire 

16 May

The cause of a house fire which was tackled by 20 firefighters and officers in Forest Gate is under investigation.

UEL entrepreneur praises talent contest for helping him to launch sports technology company 

15 May

A former University of East London (UEL) student has thanked a Dragons’ Den-style competition for helping him to launch a business.

Jail for loan shark caught after East Ham raid 

15 May

A loan shark who received £325,000 in repayments has been jailed for four months.

Winners of Newham writing competition announced 

15 May

The winners of a Newham fiction-writing competition judged by a trio of bestselling borough authors have been announced.

Big Debate: Are the Liberal Democrats the party of Remain-voting Newham? 

15 May

This week we’re asking if the borough’s vote to remain in the EU means it should vote Liberal Democrat on June 8’s General Election.

Manor Park man faces jail for deliberately driving into crowd celebrating Eid in Mile End 

15 May

A Manor Park man is facing jail for deliberately driving his car into a crowd as they celebrated Eid in Mile End.

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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.

Planned Thames road tunnel “not green enough” 

5 Oct

Pic: Policy Exchange, Flickr Campaigners have attacked Sadiq Khan’s decision to give the green light to a new road tunnel under the Thames  in east London– which he is hoping to open in 2023 to help tackle increasing congestion and pollution.

Edwardian Forest Gate – a photographic essay (2) – community life 

30 Sep

This is the second half of a two part photographic essay of life in Edwardian Forest Gate.

The street where you live (7) – Sprowston Road 

20 Sep

This is the seventh in an occasional series of articles by Forest Gate resident, Peter Williams, who specialises in Newham housing, maps and local history.

Edwardian Forest Gate – a photographic essay (1) – street life 

10 Sep

The Edwardian era (1901 - 1910) was a fascinating one - wedged between the end of Victorian Britain and the outbreak of World War 1.

Forest Gate health check (1) – poor Gerneral Practice 

30 Aug

The NHS has become far more responsive to patient feedback, and in communicating key performance data about many parts of the health service in Britain, over recent years.

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