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A former West Ham footballer gambled £16,000 at a Mayfair casino using a stolen card, a court has heard.

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Blair Turgott

A man who was injured while volunteering at the London Olympics has lost all his £27,758 damages payout because of his dishonest claim for gardening expenses.

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More than 100 staff at Cumberland School plan to strike tomorrow in protest against a controversial move to make the school an academy.

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Newham Council

A shopkeeper “heroically” intervened as rivals fought with guns, a meat cleaver and a Samurai sword in his off-licence, a court has heard.

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London

Former West Ham footballer Trevor Sinclair has admitted to racially abusing a policeman after being arrested for drink driving whilst twice the limit.

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Lancashire

A “beautiful and intelligent” young woman died after taking MDMA at a music festival in a tragic accident, an inquest heard.

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Elizabeth Olympic

Two teenagers waved to passengers as they clung on to a train underneath overhead electricity cables, a court has heard.

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British Transport Police

An internet troll who falsely portrayed his brother-in-law as a Islamic State supporter, paedophile and would-be bomber of a Canning Town primary school has been jailed for five and a half years.

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Twitter

A couple who tried to cover up their torture and death of their baby at their Manor Park home by staging the discovery of her body on a bus have won a challenge against their “manifestly excessive” prison sentences.

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An internet troll who falsely portrayed his brother-in-law as a Islamic State supporter, paedophile and would-be bomber of a Canning Town primary school has admitted the charges against him four days into his trial.

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UN Court

A alleged internet troll who falsely portrayed his brother-in-law as a Islamic State supporter, paedophile and would-be bomber of a Canning Town primary school as part of a “vicious” cyber campaign sparked by the breakdown of his marriage, a court has heard.

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UN Court

A Paralympic hopeful has been selected as a finalist in the Pride of Britain Fundraiser of the Year Awards.

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ITV

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

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London

A non-league footballer has been ordered to pay almost £1,300 for spitting at supporters and hitting a steward after being sent off for elbowing the opposition’s centre-half.

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Canning Town

Fireworks will light up the skies of east London this weekend with an array of Bonfire Night events.

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Elizabeth Olympic

The first England cap won by West Ham’s 1966 World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst, which he sold for £3,290 sixteen years ago, is up for sale again – but this time is set to fetch nearer £6,000 at an auction.

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Football League

A midwife and a health care worker who showed colleagues a child sex video walked free from court after a judge said they only did it to “demonstrate the evils of the world”.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Thousands came together to brighten up the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for Europe’s first ever Color Run Night.

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Elizabeth Olympic Park

Allyson Julien, 25, has been a youth worker at boxing and martial arts charity Fight for Peace for three years.

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Children have been cooking up a treat in their Easter holidays at pop up food courses.

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Tesco

A mourner was stabbed in the neck at a family funeral after being called a “grass”, a court heard today.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Historian Andrew Summers looks at the strange anomaly of a town straddling the River Thames

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Newham

A man from Stratford and another from Manor Park were part of a gang who stabbed an innocent party-goer to death for no obvious reason with “venomous, hate-fuelled force”, a court heard today.

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Elderly and sick Newham residents are being urged to prepare for NHS industrial action in which thousands of healthcare workers will strike over pay across London this Thursday.

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London Ambulance Service

A man who was expelled from the Respect Party for racism and anti-Semitism is serving as a Justice of the Peace at Stratford magistrates’ court.

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A man who forced two children to perform sexual acts on him has been jailed for 10 years.

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United Kingdom

The head of a Lithuanian crime gang who challenged his conviction has been ordered to serve extra time behind bars for his “totally unmeritorious” appeal.

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Furious residents and business owners are fighting plans to close a Canning Town car park.

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Newham Council

Civil servants ditched the day job to compete in the Richard House Children’s Hospice ‘Shop Challenge Competition’.

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Stephen Timms

You wouldn’t want to mess with Ryan Bernarte, a 14-year-old who has been named as a world karate champion.

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