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A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

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University of East London

Soon, you’ll be able to top up your Oyster card wherever you are, using your smartphone.

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A man has been arrested on suspicion of an acid attack that has left two people with life-changing injuries.

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London police

Local politicians have urged the government and the Mayor to tackle attacks with corrosive substances, whilst an anti-Islamophobia charity says there is “a heightened sense of fear” in the area.

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Stephen Timms

Both the Met Police Service and borough police have issued statements to reassure people in Newham that very few ‘acid’ attacks are hate crimes.

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Scotland Yard

Parents are urged to be vigilant after a man tried to lead a young girl into a van in Canning Town.

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Raids across The Broadway, Stratford Park, Densham Road, Gillman Drive and Stephens Road in Stratford saw 20 suspected drug dealers arrested yesterday.

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Borough

A 51-year-old man has been jailed for six years for sexual activity with a child in Stratford.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Sadiq Khan has been lambasted by the London Assembly after he failed to attend a Plenary meeting on his transport strategy.

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Boris Johnson

The latest Netflix must-watch, GLOW, looks at the “Glamorous Ladies of Wrestling”, but Bethnal Green has its own fighting women.

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Cladding will be removed from council buildings in the wake of the Grenfell fire, although Newham Council stresses “there is no immediate risk to the safety of any of them that would lead to residents having to leave their homes”.

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Newham Council

An aspiring model and businesswoman has described how her clothes burnt away from her after she was attacked with acid in Beckton.

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Twitter

The Met Police Commissioner Cressida Dick urged moped and scooter riders to double lock them to help keep them safe on Friday.

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Met Police

A fundraiser has been set up to help the family of a young East Ham father who died after he was detained by police in Beckton.

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Barts Health NHS Trust has been praised for its efforts to recruit more people from working-class backgrounds.

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Newham University Hospital

Beloved of Kim Kardashian, a hot craze on Instagram, now mermaid toast is coming to East Village – and you can get some for free.

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A teacher and a school governor have had their commitment to education recognised with honours from the Queen.

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Brampton Manor Academy

Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham, has vowed “we will not be terrorised” in response to the terror attack that saw a man killed and several injured in Finsbury Park.

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Robin

A Stratford-based housing association has transformed an unused space in Ilford into a welcoming lounge for job-seeking parents.

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Celebrity ballet dancer Wayne Sleep is leading a march in the Olympic Park to help beat prostate cancer.

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Firefighters have warned of the dangers of flammable skin creams after 15 people wearing them have died in fires in London in the last three years - including a victim in Newham.

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NHS

Are you missing a snake? This slithery fellow was found in Plaistow this morning, and the police are keeping him safe and sound in what appears to be a sandwich bag until his owner can be found.

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You can beat the heat today by grabbing a free cone of delicious beer-flavoured sorbet at La Gelatiera in East Village.

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A man from east London was arrested on suspicion of terror offences in a dawn raid this morning.

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Scotland Yard

Pensioner Samuel Cooper was enjoying a walk with his dog in the Greenway at midday last Thursday when he was approached by a stranger.

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After six weeks of campaigning, election day is finally here and you have your chance to cast your vote for your local MP.

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We’ve got an interactive map of all the polling stations in Newham to help you vote in the general election.

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A couple had to flee their beds in the middle of the night when their house caught fire.

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London Ambulance Service

After the revelation that two of the London Bridge terror attackers came from Barking, the Met have revealed that the third man shot dead by police was also from east London.

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Borough

A girl from Dagenham who has been missing for over a week could be in Newham, police believe.

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