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A young, talented pianist from Canning Town was one of thousands of men to lose their life in the Battle of the Somme.

Jamaica
Saturday, February 28, 2015
West Ham chairman David Gold, centre, at the Sporting Stories launch

It might not have been match day, but football was in the air at the Boleyn Ground at the launch of a new social initiative on Tuesday.

Saturday, February 28, 2015
London Aquatics Centre will celebrate its first birthday on Sunday

London Aquatics Centre celebrates its first birthday on Sunday – and you’re invited to the party.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Friday, February 27, 2015
Forest Gate Station's PCs Terry Mole, Daryl Jones and James Aspland with gifts of gratitude from the boy and his mother (Pic by Metropolitan Police Press Bureau)

Three Newham police officers rescued a four-year-old boy trapped on a three-storey building’s roof.

Newham police
Friday, February 27, 2015
Ashley Latty, inset, was stabbed outside the Beaver Centre in Dagenham. Pictures: Met Police/Ellie Hoskins

A man from Stratford and another from Manor Park were part of a gang who stabbed an innocent party-goer to death for no obvious reason with “venomous, hate-fuelled force”, a court heard today.

Friday, February 27, 2015
Mosunmoma Hassan and John Nimki I Love Newham

Reporter Jacob Ranson took to the streets this week to ask the community what they love about Newham. Here’s what they said...

Friday, February 27, 2015
The pair stole bank cards and cash from ATM users

A Manor Park man who stole nearly £2,000 in cash from cash machines has been jailed.

Sport

Yesterday, 12:08

Our Hammers blogger thinks time may be running out for manager Sam Allardyce

Saturday, February 28, 2015
O's Chris Dagnall scores and celebrates as he makes it 2-0 at Walsall. Pic: Simon O'Connor

League One: Walsall 0 Leyton Orient 2

Saturday, February 28, 2015
West Ham's Aaron Cresswell deflects the ball into the net as Wilfried Zaha watches on (PA Wire)

Glenn Murray struck twice before being sent off to give Palace a derby-day win at West Ham

Saturday, February 28, 2015
West Ham United's James Tomkins celebrates the draw at the end of the match during the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's, Southampton.

Hammers manager Sam Allardyce insists his defender is as good as Cahill and Jagielka

Friday, February 27, 2015
Olympic champion Etienne Stott and silver medallists David Florence and Richard Hounslow were at Lee Valley along with other squad members to launch the sale of tickets for the 2015 ICF Canoe Slalom World Championships

The Lee Valley White Water Centre hosts the start of the season for Britain’s canoeists

Friday, February 27, 2015
This season Noble is again showing his worth  (Photo by Julian Finney/Getty Images)

Hammers midfielder Mark Noble revealed that the lure of the Olympic Stadium played a part in signing a new deal at West Ham

Friday, February 27, 2015
Christian McNeish (left) with fellow gold medalist Jade Jones at the Turkey Open (pic: GB Taekwondo)

Taekwondo teen targetting more medals

Entertainment

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Holby City star Chizzy Akudolu is back once again at Theatre Royal Stratford East on Monday.

Prince
Wednesday, February 25, 2015
East Ham actress Sara Lessore at Stratford Circus

A young actress from East Ham will be showing off her stage skills in an upcoming show in Stratford.

London
Friday, February 20, 2015
Handa's Surprise is heading to Stratford with actors Toniche Wallace and Michal Keyamo

A popular early years play is coming to Stratford Circus next month.

United Kingdom
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Gamba Cole and Savannah Gordon Liburd in Antigone

An acclaimed greek classic will be given an urban makeover when it heads down to Stratford this month.

London
Friday, February 6, 2015
Level 42 performing at Let's Rock in Bristol

Summer is only just around the corner, which means the festival season isn’t far away now with most tickets starting to come out on sale.

Elizabeth Olympic
Thursday, February 5, 2015
Pierrots welcome the audience in Oh What a Lovely War Photo: Alastair Muir

“War games” returned to Stratford this week for a second run of Joan Littlewood’s classic play Oh What a Lovely War.

Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Sam and the Womp will be appearing at the festival

Fans of all musical genres will find something to get excited about as London Remixed Festival returns on Friday.

London

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And while we’re at it, why don’t we sell all the Queen’s homes and move her and Phil into a two-bed in Grimsby?

Technology experts have been giving their verdict on the first big smartphone offerings of 2015.

The Korean smartphone giants made the announcement at their Unpacked event ahead of Mobile World Congress.

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