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Step into a station, supermarket or shopping centre in the two weeks leading up to Remembrance Day and chances are you’ll come across a poppy seller.

A computer-generated image of the phase two development from Barking Road

Months before its completion, the second phase of a major housing development has sold all of its homes.

Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Firefighters on strike at East Ham Fire Station last year

Firefighters are preparing to go on strike as part of a long-running dispute with the government over pension reforms.

Yesterday, 18:55
The power cut is causing delays between Liverpool Street and Shenfield

Trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield are delayed this evening due to electrical supply problems at Forest Gate.

Yesterday, 17:43
108 dishes were offered to a Hindu deity (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Thousands of Hindus celebrated Diwali this week with ceremonies, fireworks and family fun.

Yesterday, 15:34
Angel Williams, 13 (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A 13-year-old Romford girl who went missing last week has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

Sport

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To say it’s been a frustrating opening to the season for Leyton Orient is an understatement, but defender Mathieu Baudry feels the team need the fans more than ever.

Leyton Orient manager Mauro Milanese. Pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO

Leyton Orient manager Mauro Milanese insists his side need to be ‘more nasty than nice’ if they are to get out of the troubles they find themselves in.

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West Ham United manager Sam Allardyce gestures on the touchline

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce says there will be no talk of Europe at the club until they have negotiated the dreaded next two months

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West Ham's Sam Allardyce (Photo by Alex Livesey/Getty Images)

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce has sent a warning to his players to keep up the standards they have achieved already this season

Yesterday, 17:30
UEL's footballers enjoyed another impressive win against Herts

Footballers ease through in cup

Yesterday, 16:30
UEL's women beat their rivals from Kent

Volleyball squad prove too strong for rivals

Yesterday, 15:30
UEL's men were too strong for Exeter

Straight-sets win for volleyball men

Entertainment

Sunday, October 19, 2014

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

London
Friday, October 17, 2014
The Asian wedding fashion show comes to ExCeL this weekend

Europe’s largest Asian wedding show will be held at ExCeL London this weekend.

India
Thursday, October 16, 2014
Kev Orkian (centre) in the lead role as Mahmoud Nasir

The amusing if unlikely tale of a British Muslim discovering that he is in fact an adopted Jew has been adapted into an uplifting musical.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Quincy at Stratford Circus in Newham

Stand-up comedian Quincy, aka the Cockney Prince, is the driving force behind an evening of music and comedy that celebrates some of the biggest black legends in showbiz.

Africa
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Professor Green - Growing Up In Public

Green shows what he can do when he puts his mind to his rhymes in this mixed bag of a return.

Tuesday, October 14, 2014
Death From Above 1979 - The Physical World

The feted duo pick up their guitars to retread old ground - but can they still cut it?

Saturday, October 11, 2014
Late Night Tales - Franz Ferdinand

Yet another sterling selection in this series, this time from Alex Kapranos and co.

Competitions

Wed, 17:16

It’s a fact of life that you can never have enough shoes. The opportunity to increase the size of your collection is especially tantalising when a free pair is on the cards.

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