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Newham schoolchildren took part in the inaugural school games at the VeloPark

Plaistow schoolchildren on the heels of Chris Hoy at schools festival

Schoolchildren cycled in the tracks of Olympians during an exclusive coaching session at the Lee Valley VeloPort.

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Principal Di Gowland addresses the group.

Newham students challenge top UK firms over youth unemployment

Bosses from some of the UK’s biggest businesses have visited Newham College to explore the challenges facing students entering the job market.

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Beckton road closed to disrupt car meet

A Beckton road will be closed tomorrow night in an attempt to disrupt a Fast and Furious style rally.

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Record truancy low in Newham

Fewer pupils are skipping school in Newham since records began, according to new figures published today.

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Newham General radiographers to strike on Monday

Radiographers working at Newham General will join their colleagues across the country in strike action on Monday.

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Comedian Suzi Ruffell will be performing at Stratford Circus

Comedian Suzi Ruffell excited for Stratford Circus show

“If you’ve only ever seen stand up on TV, it’s so much better live,” explains Suzi Ruffell.

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Richard House Children's Hospice

Feature: Construction work will transform Beckton children’s hospice

Nestled at the end of a quiet residential street, within spitting distance of the DLR line, Richard House Children’s Hospice has been providing vital services to children and young people with life threatening and life limiting conditions since 2000.

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Ross Quinton (red) scored a hat-trick for Newham in their 6-1 win over Takeley. Pic: Newham FC

Essex Senior League round-up: Newham hit Takeley for six

Essex Senior League: Takeley 1 Newham 6; Barking 3 Sporting Bengal United 0; Clapton 2 Eton Manor 3; Southend Manor 5 London Bari 3; Tower Hamlets 1 Hullbridge Sports 1

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Sir Trevor Brooking signing copies of his autobiography at Newham Bookshop (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

West Ham legend Trevor Brooking signs autobiographies at Newham Bookshop

West Ham legend Sir Trevor Brooking delighted fans young and old at an intimate book-signing on Sunday.

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BIG DEBATE: 24-hour weekend tube services

Transport for London (TfL) recently announced plans for a 24-hour weekend tube trains from next September, with six services to run every hour across the Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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