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East Ham MP Stephen Timms met scouts on Wednesday during a visit to Parliament.

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Stephen Timms

Children’s charity Unicef is moving its London headquarters to Stratford.

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University College London

A section of the A13 underpass in Canning Town has been transformed into a work of art.

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Newham Council

The mayor of Newham’s political advisor has stepped down over derogotary tweets he wrote about the shadow home secretary.

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Labor

Four men have been arrested after an incident which left the A13 partially closed last night.

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Prince

A 15-year-old pupil from Stratford had a front row seat to the Royal Wedding on Saturday.

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Rokeby School

Worshippers from Forest Gate protested outside the headquarters of the Charity Commission after discovering the site of their current mosque has been sold.

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Forest Gate

A campaign has been launched to celebrate careworkers in Stratford, Wapping and the Docklands.

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An ex-builder is living in a house in Romford made from pieces of Ronan Point, a tower block in Canning Town which partially collapsed in 1968.

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Forest Gate

The Royal Albert Wharf, a housing development in Beckton, has been named the ‘residential project of the year’.

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London

Dr Ali Abbas is a senior lecturer and expert in structural engineering at the University of East London. He explains the structural defects behind Ronan Point, and gives his view on why, 50 years on, the lessons learned are more important than ever.

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University of East London

A school building in Forest Gate has been branded a piece of architectural excellence.

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Forest Gate

The minister for disabled people visited a Stratford cafe last week to learn about the work it’s doing to boost disabled employment.

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United Kingdom

A permanent memorial to Ronan Point is to be created, mayor Rokhsana Fiaz has announced.

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Canning Town

Stakes on fixed odds betting terminals will be reduced from £100 to £2, it was announced today.

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United Kingdom

A thousand council homes will be built in Newham over the next four years, it was announced on Wednesday.

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Sadiq Khan

Canning Town charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve, launched a partnership with a school in Nepal this month.

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Canning Town

Muslims are being warned to take extra care when fasting following the beginning of Ramadan this week.

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MP Lyn Brown has been made a patron of an east London heritage project to celebrate its 20th birthday.

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Lyn Brown

Staff at B&Q in Beckton are trying to raise money for homeless charity Shelter, after a fundraiser earlier this month failed to meet their expectations.

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A Stratford man who subjected a woman to a ‘terrifying ordeal’ in her own home has been jailed after the solicitor general appealed against his suspended jail

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After the Grenfell Tower fire last year, Ronan Point holds more resonance than ever.

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United Kingdom

On May 16, 1968, Ivy Hodge was asleep on the 18th floor of Ronan Point, a tower block in Butchers Road, Canning Town.

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Guardian journalist Hugh Muir was a reporter on The Recorder in the eighties. He recalls his time on the paper, witnessing the power of ordinary people to incite lasting change.

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Newham Council

A vandal from East Ham has been fined £100 for urinating in Barking’s Abbey Ruins.

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Rokhsana Fiaz, Newham’s new mayor, has announced the first members of her cabinet.

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Wednesday will mark 50 years since the Ronan Point disaster, an explosion at a Newham tower block which killed four and changed the face of building regulations – and high-rise living in Newham – for good. The Recorder spoke to Jean and Terry Newton, who lived in Ronan Point at the time.

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London

A former West Ham defender who ran the London Marathon visited the charity he ran for last week.

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A Stratford technology company has announced the cohort for its first ever programme for female-led startups.

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Elizabeth Olympic

A permanent memorial to Ronan Point is in the pipeline thanks to the work of two budding Canning Town historians.

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Newham Council

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