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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 now on strike as part of a long-running dispute with the government over pension reforms.

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.

108 dishes were offered to a Hindu deity (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

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

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.

Investigators believe that a firework started the fire

A stray firework is believed to have caused a fire which completely destroyed the balcony of a Stratford block of flats.

Police conduct a stop and search

Young people who have been stopped and searched by police are scared to make formal complaints for fear of police harassment, according to campaigners.

Crime & Court

Thu, 07:00

Young people who have been stopped and searched by police are scared to make formal complaints for fear of police harassment, according to campaigners.

Tue, 16:51
Met police conducting a stop and search

Anti-racist campaigners hope to put stop-and-search “on trial” with a fundraising drive backed by poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

Tue, 14:59
Deputy Mayor Lester Hudson joined others in paying tribute to murdered police officer Nina MacKay

Floral tributes were laid at the spot where a Stratford police constable was fatally stabbed to mark the 17th anniversary of her death.

Health

Tue, 17:22

A teacher who discovered he had a brain tumour only after a serious cycling accident landed him in hospital has welcomed the opening of a new research centre.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
St John Ambulance volunteers ready for Guy Fawkes

Hundreds of first-aid volunteers are getting ready for Guy Fawkes night in case of fireworks injury.

London
Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Giles Smith with his Box Chicken pitch in Forest Gate during the pilot in October 2013 Picture: Suki Dhanda

Plans to ban fast food takeaways near schools have been welcomed by an organisation that ran a healthier eating pilot scheme in the borough.

Environment

Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Students from an east London university swapped books and laptops for shovels and paint brushes when they helped kick-start a gardening project for young people.

University of East London
Monday, September 15, 2014
Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

An unexploded bomb is currently being disposed of near the Olympic Park.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Abubacar Bah is a 'star in the making'

A young cast member and fledgling actor stood out as a potential star of the future.

Newham City

Politics

Thu, 07:00

Young people who have been stopped and searched by police are scared to make formal complaints for fear of police harassment, according to campaigners.

Monday, September 22, 2014
Protesters occupying empty council housing at Stratford's Carpenters Estate

Angry young mums stormed onto an empty council housing estate and took over boarded-up properties in their campaign launched when they had to quit their East London hostel after its mother-and-baby unit was closed down.

Jasmin Stone
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An “unlawful” Newham Council policy left a family of four living on just £50 a week, a judicial review has found.

Newham Council

Education

Wed, 07:00

Teachers and students are battling on several fronts to keep their college open and have taken to the streets in protest.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Adiba Ahmed received her award from college principal Eddie Playfair,

Students who have overcome difficult personal circumstances and barriers but still managed to excel in their education were celebrated at an awards ceremony.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Work to transform seven primary schools, leading to almost 1000 new places, was given the go-ahead during a meeting of Mayoral Proceedings.

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Canning Town

Heritage

Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tickets for the first-ever East Village Fireworks display being staged at the Olympic Park’s new E20 housing complex on Bonfire Night have all gone—more than a week ahead.

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London
Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Lorna Jackson reveiving her award at the VITAL EET Black History Month event

A woman born in Jamaica who became one of the first black headteachers in Newham says attitudes to race in the borough have become more tolerant.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Les Sherman from Redbridge during a visit to the Abbey Mills sewage works where his father died saving the life of a colleague. Pic - Les's dad Henry.

For many, Abbey Mills pumping station in West Ham is one of the wonders of Victorian engineering – the so-called “Cathedral of Sewage”.

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Europe

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The billionaire businessman is joining his team in the Mojave desert.

“Space is hard and today was a tough day.”

One pilot is dead and another seriously injured after the craft exploded over the Mojave desert.

One pilot has died and another is seriously injured after a rocket belonging to billionaire Sir Richard Branson’s space tourism venture crashed during a test flight. Virgin Galactic’s SpaceShipTwo rocket came down in the Mojave Desert in California. An eyewitness reported that the craft exploded in flight after ignition. A Virgin Galactic spokesman said the […]

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