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Potentially life-saving breast cancer screening appointments for women in Newham have been delayed due to a shortage of staff to carry out the service.

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NHS

A shocking “drill” video filmed in Forest Gate featuring balaclava-clad youths glorifying gun and knife violence has been viewed more than 2.5million times on YouTube.

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Lyn Brown

Young men from warring postcodes in Newham have spoken out about the cycle of youth violence that has seen their friends wield knives or acid - and take each others lives.

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Forest Gate

The Recorder would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Newham - such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

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London

In 1979 a Romford schoolgirl called Suzanne Lawrence went missing from home and was never seen again.

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These are the appallingly overcrowded conditions discovered at a terraced house during modern slavery dawn raids in Newham, Ilford and Barking yesterday.

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Met Police

A high court judge will lead a long-awaited new public inquiry into the contaminated blood scandal, the government has announced today.

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Theresa May

A youth charity founder has said grassroots intervention in Newham has been cut leaving young people without the support to steer away from gangs and crime at a time when youth stabbings are rising.

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Canning Town

The mother of teenage knife victim Champion Ganda speaks to EMMA YOULE about her anger over social services preventing parents discipling children and why she believes this is fuelling youth violence

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Metropolitan Police

Newham’s borough commander tells EMMA YOULE why he believes knife attacks on under-25s are on the rise in Newham - and what the police force is doing to tackle this.

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Newham Council

He was attacked by a gang after a row on the streets of East Ham. EMMA YOULE talks to one young man who survived a multiple stabbing - and hears how it led him to transform his life.

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Metropolitan Police

A former gang member who has seen friends shot and murdered has spoken out about the devastating impacts of youth violence in Newham - as the Recorder today launches a special series of reports.

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Forest Gate

A YouTube video filmed in Forest Gate that shows balaclava-clad hoodies rapping about gang violence has been criticised for apparently glorifying knife and gun crime.

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Sadiq Khan

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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NHS

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

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