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The governor of an East Ham primary school which banned the hijab for girls under eight has resigned and the restriction has been lifted.

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A new community centre offering joh, health, legal and housing advice is set to open in Stratford.

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The mayor of Newham has signed a pledge to switch the borough’s street lamps to use energy efficient light emitting diode (LED) bulbs.

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Newham Council

These are the first purple Elizabeth line roundels installed ahead of the line’s official opening in December.

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An apprentice hairdresser is set to become the first person to cut someone’s hair at the top of three of Britain’s highest mountains.

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Newham College

More than 72,000 small shrouded figures are set to be laid out in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this year to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

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Elizabeth Olympic

Pupils and staff at Maryland Primary School have enjoyed a happy start to the new year after Ofsted inspectors judged them as ‘good’.

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Maryland

The new education secretary has visited a Plaistow primary school to award it a share of £45 million.

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United Kingdom

This specially designed ‘beach bin’ could be the future of the seaside after winning a competition to help reduce plastic pollution.

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Workers on the Docklands Light Railway are to hold a 48 hour strike over a “comprehensive breakdown” of industrial relations.

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A sponsorship deal for the Newham Collegiate Sixth Form has been completed, making it part of the City of London Academies Trust.

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London

A Muslim campaign group has demanded an East Ham primary school’s ban on hijabs “should be withdrawn immedately”.

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United Kingdom

Construction workers helping to build Stratford’s The International Quarter are set to receive a share of £250,000 worth of holiday pay.

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London

There was no evidence to suggest that a three-month-old baby whose death was staged on a bus in Stratford “would experience serious physical harm” despite a series of warning signs, a serious case review has found.

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A frail cancer patient who was badly beaten by thugs in East Ham has died more than four months after the attack.

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Two men and a 17-year-old accused of fatally stabbing a man in Plashet Park in broad daylight have denied murder.

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Newham could see more than 1,000 new affordable homes built following the agreement of a deal in principle between Sir Robin Wales and Sadiq Khan.

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Sadiq Khan

Year 11 pupils at the Royal Docks Academy are set to work to an extended school day, as well as on Saturdays, as part of a bid to boost the school’s GCSE results.

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Royal Docks Community School

A former EastEnders star is bringing the turbulent true story of one of east London’s most famous rock bands to the West End.

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United Kingdom

An electrician is trading plugs for press-ups after signing up to gruelling television show SAS: Who Dares Wins

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Do you recognise the family in this photo?

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West Ham have handed an indefinite ban to the supporter whose abuse of Jake Livermore led to the West Brom player climbing into a London Stadium stand.

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London

There’s good news for commuters, as the Barking to Gospel Oak line is due to reopen on Monday.

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London

Firefighters helped to rescue a man who fell into the Royal Victoria Dock in the early hours of the morning.

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Stephen Timms has welcomed a voluntary ban on sales of acids and other corrosive substances to under 18s - but believes more needs to be done.

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Stephen Timms

Crimestoppers are offering a reward of up to £5,000 for information about a string of violent armed robberies, including one in Forest Gate.

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Forest Gate

More acid attacks have been carried out in Newham than in any other London borough in the past three years, new figures have shown.

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Metropolitan Police

Caritas Anchor House has appointed Amanda Dubarry as its new chief executive.

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A Forest Gate coach who has encouraged more than 1,000 girls to try out cricket over the past eight years has been recognised with a national honour.

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Forest Gate

Police are appealing for help to trace a man who has been missing since Boxing Day.

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