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A group of Newham councillors have penned a letter slamming St Stephen’s Primary School’s policies on the hijab and fasting, saying it sets a “dangerous precedent” for a crackdown on religious freedoms in education.

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A new 86 acre “industrial-led” business and hotel park is coming to Beckton.

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A teenager from east London has been charged with terrorism offences.

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A petition calling for an end to an East Ham school’s ban on hijabs and fasting has got 8,000 signatures in two days.

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A primary school in East Ham has banned pupils under the age of eight from wearing hijabs and encouraged parents not to make their children fast on school days.

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East Ham is one of the UK’s top beneficiaries of the international student economy, according to a Higher Education Policy Institute report.

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University of East London

An award winning Manor Park comedian is set to launch a pilot for her new comedy sitcom.

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Outer London boroughs, which includes Newham, will suffer the greatest productivity loss in the capital after Brexit, according to a report commissioned by the Greater London Authority.

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Sadiq Khan

A “high risk” missing girl has been found.

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A signal failure at Whitechapel has caused severe delays on District and Hammersmith & City lines in both directions.

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A group of Newham pupils are crowdfunding to raise money to finish building a new go-kart in a bid to make science and maths more engaging.

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House prices in Newham increased at the fifth fastest rate of any area in the country last year, research by Halifax has shown.

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Mayor of London Sadiq Khan is urging more schools to apply to receive a ‘knife wand,’ a detection device that can check whether someone is carrying a knife.

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Police are searching for a 14-year-old girl from Manchester who was last seen in Newham.

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Manchester

A Plaistow bellringer has been recognised in the Queen’s New Year Honours list bybeing made a MBE for services to campanology.

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Surrey

Newham’s supermaket shoppers have donated 3,220 meals to charity this Christmas.

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A Newham bookshop has raised almost £7,000 for the victims of the Grenfell Tower fire by selling signed copies of books and DVDs by famous authors and directors.

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Every London neighbourhood now has at least two dedicated PCs and a dedicated community support officer.

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London

A Forest Gate Muslim group spent Christmas day at a church helping the congregation distribute food to the homeless.

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Forest Gate

Video footage of a baby found abandoned in a Plaistow park three months ago have been released by police as they renew their appeal for information in a bid to trace his mother.

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Newham Council

A planned firearms arrest on the A13 has closed the road in both directions.

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Newham is the worst London borough for intrafamily crime, FOI stats reveal.

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London Assembly member for east London Unmesh Desai is visiting Turkey next week as part of a UK delegation of MPs and MEPs watching the trials of Turkish opposition MPs.

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The University of East London has launched a nursing course to help tackle NHS shortages in the area.

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University of East London

Newham has been set the highest housebuilding target of any London borough, with the mayor of London Sadiq Khan’s draft strategy calling for 38,500 new homes to be built by 2029.

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Sadiq Khan

An East Ham mum is hoping to raise money for the hospital that saved her son’s life with a gala at Newham Town Hall.

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A Newham charity is celebrating its 40th birthday with the launch of a book and an ambitious new strategy aimed at helping people in east London.

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Newham detectives have charged 29 people following an investigation into the monitoring of offenders.

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Newham Police scooped a gold medal at a City Hall awards ceremony last night for their work dealing with ‘cuckooed’ properties.

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The UK’s biggest jobs and careers event, Skills London 2017, is coming to Newham.

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