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Annie Bonus, or Annie Kingsford, was born in Stratford in 1846

Born in Stratford 170 years ago, Anna “Annie” Bonus was the daughter of a prosperous shipbuilder and an Irish/German mother.

Paris
The charities will share £30,000

Three groups set to benefit from a share of £30,000 have been announced – and now it’s your turn to decide how much each one will get.

Tesco
Yesterday, 17:00
Headway East London volunteers at Carpenters Primary School

Move over, Bob Geldof. Carpenters Primary School might not be able to emulate Live Aid but it does intend to make its mark with a year of fundraising.

Yesterday, 15:07
Akhtar Javeed. Picture: West Midlands Police handout

A taxi driver could hold the key to the murder of a Newham businessman who was shot dead during a raid on his Birmingham warehouse.

Birmingham
Yesterday, 12:00
A portrayal of the burning of the Stratford Martyrs                       Picture: Newham Heritage Service: available to purchase at newhamphotos.com

In the Stratford of 460 years ago, the must-see public event wasn’t the Olympics – it was mass sectarian slaughter. But what lessons can we learn from the past about religious tolerance?

London
Yesterday, 08:00
Trees for Cities planted 50 trees in St John's Green to celebrate Newham's 50th birthday

A park in the borough just got a lot greener after volunteers planted more than a dozen trees.

Silvertown
Fri, 16:55
Stratford Magistrates' Court, where Abul Hussain was a justice of the peace

A justice of the peace has resigned over historical racist comments that he allegedly wrote on social media.

Facebook
Fri, 14:43
The crash involved two vans and a lorry Picture: Andy Butterton/PA Images

A crash involving two vans and a lorry on the A13 in Dagenham is causing eastbound delays back to the Prince Regent Lane junction.

Fri, 14:41
Tube strikes called off

Seven more Tube strikes have been announced today over “basic safety issues”.

London Underground

Sport

08:22
Barking's James Peagram is tackled by a Sawbridgeworth rival (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Sporting Bengal draw positives; Foxes left fuming

Yesterday, 19:36
West Ham United's Enner Valencia (left) falls over in the box after battling for the ball with Southampton's Maya Yoshida during the Barclays Premier League match at St Mary's Stadium, Southampton.

Another sluggish start by the Hammers cost them against the Saints at St Mary’s

Yesterday, 18:12
Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan smiles (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Brisbane Road boss reflects on success at Fratton Park and reaction of the players that didn’t feature in the game

Jobi McAnuff celebrates a goal for Leyton Orient (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Sky Bet League Two: Portsmouth 0 Leyton Orient 1

Yesterday, 10:00
Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan shows his frustrating on the touchline (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Kevin Nolan has some decisions to make about his starting team at Fratton Park

Charlie Austin  (Photo by Michael Steele/Getty Images)

As West Ham travel to Southampton, Slaven Bilic insists that Austin will not need extra motivation

Yesterday, 09:09
Action from UEL's latest hockey match

UEL 2 Kings College 1

West Ham United manager Slaven Bilic

Hammers boss Slaven Bilic says just moving to a big stadium does not make them a big club

Fri, 16:00
Leyton Orient player-manager Kevin Nolan shows his delight after their win against Newport County (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Brisbane Road boss believes team can earn more joy against Paul Cook’s Pompey

Entertainment

Fri, 13:00
From left, Maddy Morgan and Rhiannon Faith. Photo: Roxanna Ross

Choreographer Rhiannon Faith is chatting happily on her mobile to me about her experimental performance piece.

Thu, 14:00
Stratford East Singers performed a second night on Saturday, January 30, after selling out on the 31st. Picture: Robert Day

Just one Uptown Funk into this concert and the audience is in foot-tapping thrall.

Wed, 14:00
A signed copy of Harry Potter is held by Portobello Rugby Club mascot three-year-old Jack Henderson, to promote a Harry Potter book auction.

Don your best robes for a night of sorcery as the magical world of Harry Potter is celebrated tomorrow (Thurs).

Friday, January 29, 2016
Staff and Volunteers (left to right) Polly Rodgers, Hayley Sherwood, Joshua Adams, Holly Gilson, Kirsty Parsons and Paul Beard with Eastside Community Heritage's Museum on Wheels, a mobile project to provide an immersive experience into their and Newham's past

The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away – not with a psychedelic bus but in the form of an unobtrusive wooden suitcase.

Silvertown
Thursday, January 14, 2016
Annie Leibovitz unveils her latest 'Women New Portraits' collection [photos: Vickie Flores]

An exhibition by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz begins its global tour in London’s East End on Saturday.

Her Women New Portraits show opens to the public for the first time at Wapping, running for three weeks at the historic Hydraulic Power Station, before it starts its global tour.

Germany
Thursday, December 17, 2015
The Robin Hood cast and audience mingled in the car park at Theatre Royal Stratford East due to a fire alarm.

The show must go on and the cast of Robin Hood at the Theatre Royal in Stratford remained true to that spirit when a fire alarm meant that the entire theatre had to be evacuated, prompting some extra drama off stage.

Wednesday, December 9, 2015
From left: Genie, played by Leroy Osei-Bonsu, Aladdin, played by Wilson Radjou-Pujalte, and Jamillah, played by Blossom Campbell, go on a magic carpet ride. Picture: Coc Van Oppens/BBC

Aladdin is a story with more magic and mayhem than you can shake a magic carpet at.

Prince
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Dickie Beau channels multiple personas in his LOST IN TRANS

Disembodied voices emanating loneliness on a bleak theatre set might not be your idea of getting into the festive spirit.

Europe
Saturday, December 5, 2015
Jeff Brown

Bass guitarist Jeff Brown has played alongside some of the world’s most legendary rock stars, but has returned to his roots for the launch of his first solo album.

Canning Town

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