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The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

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Sadiq Khan

With beds in domestic abuse refuges massively oversubcribed and the council cutting funds, investigations journalist EMMA YOULE learns how battered women are being turned away from safe houses or asked to wait for longer for beds... increasing the risk they will return to violent homes

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Lyn Brown

Contaminated blood victims have today won the right to sue the government in the High Court in a new legal case over the health disaster.

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High Court

Knife crime in London has risen by 20 per cent in the last year affecting communities across the capital including Newham, Metropolitan Police figures show.

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Metropolitan Police

The top police officer in charge of tackling acid attacks in Newham and across the capital this week called for the sale of strong corrosives to be licensed – and tougher sentences for those carrying them.

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NHS

This is the lethal ‘face melter’ acid that can burn and maim people in seconds - and has been used in a wave of shocking attacks across the capital.

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Robin

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.

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NHS

A doctor at Newham University Hospital has warned an almost untreatable superbug “more deadly that MRSA” poses a grave threat to patients and needs urgent government action.

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Newham University Hospital

A former health secretary has presented evidence of “deliberate, provable acts of cover-up” in the contaminated blood scandal and demanded a Hillsborough-style inquiry into the tragedy.

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Labor

Campaigners protested outside Parliament today to commemorate 1,018 people who lost their lives to Aids due to the contaminated blood disaster.

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Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

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Boris Johnson

Police figures show the number of drivers who use mobile phones behind the wheel is on the rise.

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The family of an East Ham man who was infected with Aids by NHS blood products have denounced a government scheme that offers just £10,000 in recognition of his tragic death.

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David Cameron

As one of his final acts as Prime Minister today David Cameron delivered the news victims of the NHS contaminated blood scandal have been expecting for months.

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As part of the Newham Recorder’s Minds Matter mental health campaign, EMMA YOULE spoke with an ex-traffic warden about the dramatic day she was first taken to a psychiatric hospital and asks whether attitudes have changed over time.

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As part of our Minds Matter mental health campaign, investigations reporter EMMA YOULE speaks to Neves Lobo about his experience of severe and enduring depression and looks at the wider picture of depression across Newham

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NHS

As part of our new Minds Matter mental health campaign, investigations reporter EMMA YOULE explores rising needs among children and young people in Newham and finds that almost £1million is being allocated to provide help and support

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Newham Council

As the Recorder launches its Minds Matter mental health campaign this week, investigations reporter EMMA YOULE explores mental health in the borough and finds there is rising need but also plenty of room for optimism

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University of East London

A Newham Recorder campaign calling for justice for victims of the contaminated blood scandal has been nominated for an award recognising the power of local newspapers to lobby for positive change.

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NHS

In the second of our series exploring the £6million yearly cost of missed appointments at Newham University Hospital, EMMA YOULE finds out how technology is being used to tackle the issue head on

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One in four people will experience a mental health problem at some point in their lives.

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Missed appointments at Newham University Hospital cost the NHS £6million a year and have a huge knock-on effect on patient care. But why do 104 patients every day fail to turn up, wasting £160 a time? EMMA YOULE reports

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Newham University Hospital

MPs have backed the fight for proper compensation and support for victims of one of the biggest treatment disasters in the history of the NHS.

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NHS

Relatives of people affected by one of the biggest treatment disasters in the history of the NHS were among those protesting outside Parliament today.

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NHS

Hundreds of people are due to protest outside Parliament today over one of the biggest treatment disasters in the history of the NHS.

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NHS

Investigation report reveals a large bang was heard before flight lost radio contact in busy air space over London

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Newham

Around one in 10 hospital appointments are missed every year in England leading to wasted NHS resources.

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NHS

The family of three brothers who died horrific deaths after being infected with viruses by the NHS have spoken of their anger that they will not receive a penny in compensation.

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NHS

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal face a Christmas of uncertainty as the government has once again delayed making amends for decades of suffering.

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David Cameron

The head of the fire brigade has defended plans to axe two of Newham’s fire engines saying London will be less able to cope with a Paris-style terrorist attack under alternative cost-cutting proposals.

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