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Renato Paris performing at Aspers

Most people wouldn’t normally consider a casino the best place to start a career in music but for three up and coming artists it’s provided the perfect platform.

Lola’s Homeless community event

Homeless people have been given the opportunity to freshen up with a shower, haircut and tuck into a good meal thanks to a group of volunteers.

UEL student Bruna De Figueiredo will be volunteering at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Four years ago, thousands of volunteers were preparing to help out at the London Olympics – and one University of East London student is about do the same thing in Rio.

Maryland Primary School debate

Homework has long been a point of argument between pupils and teachers, and that didn’t change when Maryland Primary School’s debate team took on a group of staff members to discuss just that.

Plashet School, Plashet Grove, East Ham - Former students get together and speeches
Former students all from the year 1974-1978 Left to right: Diana Dawes, Cheryl Barnett, Jackie Reeves, Lena Nixon, Jean Segree and Juliette Bryan.

It was a day filled with reminiscing and bringing back old memories at Plashet School on Saturday.

Sabina Banu, who was homeless, now works at Pret A Manger.

Re-entering the workforce can be a positive experience for people who have been long-term unemployed.

Teacher pointing at hand in classroom

Most people can’t wait to leave school but if you’re someone that’s keen to dive back into the classroom one of these five jobs could be perfect for you.

The Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit

When the ArcelorMittal Orbit was built for the London 2012 Olympics, the unusual design led some to say it looked like a helter skelter.

The Arch 1 venue was destroyed by flash flooding (picture: Rob Clarke)

The owner of a popular arts venue has vowed it will reopen after it was destroyed by floodwater.

Thea Mugwagwa, right, says her family are

A new beauty competition aimed at young African women living in the UK hopes to empower its contestants with new skills and opportunities.

Stress at work can have an adverse effect on employees' mental health. Picture: Shutterstock.

Work-related stress can result in psychological problems when it becomes excessive. Kat Hopps examines the issues for this week’s Minds Matter campaign.

Serving Newham police officer PC Rytis Gilys has been jailed after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a colleague while on duty

A police offer who sexually assaulted a female colleague while on duty has been kicked out of the Met.

Westfield Stratford City

Westfield Stratford City has reopened after a fire alarm resulted in hundreds of people being evacuated outside the building.

Crime & Court

Friday, June 24, 2016
Serving Newham police officer PC Rytis Gilys has been jailed after being found guilty of sexually assaulting a colleague while on duty

A police offer who sexually assaulted a female colleague while on duty has been kicked out of the Met.

Southwark Crown Court
Friday, June 24, 2016
Champion Ganda, 17, was stabbed to death in Forest Gate

A third man has been charged with the 2013 murder of a 17-year-old in Forest Gate.

London police
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
Antoinette, left, and Louise Kaidi have been jailed for 33 months each (picture: PA/NHS Protect)

Two women who defrauded the taxpayer of more than £500,000 after buying false identities have been jailed.

NHS
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
George Forde, 22, and Reece Hussain, 21, both denied murder at the Old Bailey and are set to stand trial in October. Picture: Shutterstock

Two men denied murdering a 29-year-old man following a pub brawl in Plaistow when they appeared at the Old Bailey.

Friday, June 17, 2016
East MP Stephen Timms, right, survived a similar attack to Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, left. Both were stabbed at their constituency surgeries.

Jo Cox image: Yui Mok / PA Wire/Press Association Images
Stephen Timms image:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The MP for East Ham last night paid tributes to colleague Jo Cox after she was stabbed and shot to death in “very similiar circumstances” to the attack on him six years ago.

Stephen Timms
Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Man wanted in connection with a burglary at Southern Road Primary School. Picture: Met Police

Detectives investigating a burglary at a school have issued CCTV footage of a man they wish to identify in connection with the incident.

Monday, June 13, 2016
Man wanted in connection with a series of defibrillator thefts at train stations in London and Essex. Picture: British Transport Police

Police have identified a man they wish to speak to in connection with a series of defibrillator thefts at train stations.

British Transport Police

Health

Yesterday, 09:00
Sabina Banu, who was homeless, now works at Pret A Manger.

Re-entering the workforce can be a positive experience for people who have been long-term unemployed.

Canning Town
Saturday, June 25, 2016
Stress at work can have an adverse effect on employees' mental health. Picture: Shutterstock.

Work-related stress can result in psychological problems when it becomes excessive. Kat Hopps examines the issues for this week’s Minds Matter campaign.

United Kingdom
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Focus E15 demonstrators, pictured at a rally last month, say housing is a mental health issue.

The plight of Newham’s growing hidden homeless is not going to go away soon.

Newham Council
Wednesday, June 15, 2016
Caritas Anchor House residents Debbie Brown and Pete Shanahan run a regular charity stall at Rathbone Market, Canning Town

A high correlation between homelessness and mental health problems has always existed but it’s affecting more people than ever before. Kat Hopps speaks to two who have experienced both.

Newham Council
Friday, June 10, 2016
Newham University Hospital is under the control of Bart's Health NHS Trust. Picture: Sandra Rowse

Cancer patients awaiting hospital treatment are now being referred within recommended times according to health officials.

Newham University Hospital
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
Civic engagement - Stratford Library

The University of East London is aiming to get more local people and students involved with their community as they promote the importance of civic engagement.

University of East London
Wednesday, June 8, 2016
The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is dear to Alan White's heart because he did a 5k run there last year

During Carers Week 2016, Kat Hopps examines how carers’ mental health can be impacted by tough financial and emotional situations.

Environment

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
MP Stephen Timms at public meeting on fly-tipping

More than 50 concerned residents attended a public meeting to demand a tougher stance on fly-tippers.

Stephen Timms
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
TfL's plan for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel crossing.

The new Mayor of London has come under fire today from the Green party for “failing to stop work” on the proposed Silvertown Tunnel after taking office.

Sadiq Khan
Thursday, March 10, 2016
Residents met at Community Links to discuss the Silvertown Tunnel

Concerns about the future impact of the Silvertown Tunnel on traffic, pollution and business in the Canning Town area were raised at a residents’ meeting last night.

Victoria
Saturday, February 6, 2016
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
Monday, February 1, 2016
London City Airport

This week’s debate asks if London City Airport should be converted into homes and businesses.

Green Party
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Boris Johnson with engineers and workers at Beckton Sewage Treatment Centre

Mayor Boris Johnson spoke of future generations swimming in the Thames with otters as he opened the capital’s first super sewer with a flush.

Boris Johnson
Monday, January 25, 2016
Tube strikes called off

The biggest rail union has suspended a planned 24-hour London Underground strike, which had been set to begin tomorrow evening (Tues).

London

Politics

Friday, June 24, 2016
Stephen Timms MP at the EU referendum count

Stephen Timms has said that he expects the momentum of Newham’s regeneration to be lost as a result of the EU referendum.

Stephen Timms
Friday, June 24, 2016
Prime minister David Cameron in action

Prime Minister David Cameron will step down in October after the UK backed the campaign to leave the European Union.

David Cameron
Friday, June 24, 2016
Newham's EU referendum count at Lee Valley VeloPark

Newham’s turnout in the EU referendum of 59.2 per cent was the lowest in the capital.

European Union
Thursday, June 23, 2016
Britain has voted to leave the EU

The EU referendum 2016 polls have now closed.

European Union
Thursday, June 23, 2016
The results of the EU referendum are not expected before 7am tomorrow Friday

Britain will go to the polls today to vote on whether or not to remain in the EU.

United Kingdom
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
An artist's impression of how The Good Hotel will look in the Royal Docks

A former prison-turned-hotel floating on an Amsterdam canal could be setting sail for the Royal Docks later this year.

Friday, June 17, 2016
East MP Stephen Timms, right, survived a similar attack to Batley and Spen MP Jo Cox, left. Both were stabbed at their constituency surgeries.

Jo Cox image: Yui Mok / PA Wire/Press Association Images
Stephen Timms image:Dominic Lipinski/PA Wire/Press Association Images

The MP for East Ham last night paid tributes to colleague Jo Cox after she was stabbed and shot to death in “very similiar circumstances” to the attack on him six years ago.

Stephen Timms

Education

Yesterday, 18:40
UEL student Bruna De Figueiredo will be volunteering at the Rio 2016 Olympics

Four years ago, thousands of volunteers were preparing to help out at the London Olympics – and one University of East London student is about do the same thing in Rio.

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University of East London
Yesterday, 15:30
Maryland Primary School debate

Homework has long been a point of argument between pupils and teachers, and that didn’t change when Maryland Primary School’s debate team took on a group of staff members to discuss just that.

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Maryland
Yesterday, 12:30
Plashet School, Plashet Grove, East Ham - Former students get together and speeches
Former students all from the year 1974-1978 Left to right: Diana Dawes, Cheryl Barnett, Jackie Reeves, Lena Nixon, Jean Segree and Juliette Bryan.

It was a day filled with reminiscing and bringing back old memories at Plashet School on Saturday.

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Plashet School
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
MP Stephen Timms at the launch

Four new degree apprenticeship courses at the University of East London (UEL) have been unveiled.

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Stephen Timms
Wednesday, June 22, 2016
The Bobby Moore Academy in Stratford

Half a century after leading his country to footballing glory, Bobby Moore is set to inspire a new generation in a school bearing his name.

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Elizabeth Olympic Park
Tuesday, June 21, 2016
National Sport week launch at the Chobham academy

Double gold winning Paralympian Hannah Cockcroft and former Pussycat Doll Kimberly Wyatt have been leading lessons for Newham students.

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Chobham Academy
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Daisy Parsons with Pat Dennahy at WH lido

Eighty years ago West Ham’s Daisy Parsons shattered societies perception of woman by becoming the first female, and youngest, mayor for West Ham.

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Borough

Heritage

Tuesday, June 14, 2016
Revellers in the dance hall upstairs at the Two Puddings pub

Popular pub Two Puddings is the focal point of a new documentary to premiere this month.

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United Kingdom
Saturday, June 11, 2016
Daisy Parsons with Pat Dennahy at WH lido

Eighty years ago West Ham’s Daisy Parsons shattered societies perception of woman by becoming the first female, and youngest, mayor for West Ham.

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Borough
Friday, June 10, 2016
Bonny Downs Community Association held a quiz and lunch for the Queen's 90th

This weekend sees the culmination of parties and events held across Newham to celebrate the Queen’s 90th birthday.

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Wednesday, June 8, 2016
(centre, whu T-shirt)  Cecilia Welsh and West Ham United supporters are to hand a petition to Newham council against the move of the Champions statue in Barking Road.

Recorder readers have voted unanimously in favour of retaining the Champion’s statue in East Ham following an online poll.

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Elizabeth Olympic
Wednesday, May 11, 2016
West Ham gather around the World Cup Statue in Barking Road before last night's game

Fans bid farewell to the Boleyn Ground in what was an “unbelievable” occasion for many last night.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Darren Harman, 46, of Oxleas, Beckton,being handed his tickets by the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales

A pair of lucky footballs fans will get the chance to say farewell to the Boleyn Ground tonight after winning tickets to West Ham’s final Upton Park game.

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Elizabeth Olympic
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Fans enjoying the last Saturday home match before West Ham move from the Boleyn Ground to the Olympic Stadium

A last minute winner, a wonder goal or a penalty shoot-out – everyone has a memory of Upton Park that stands out.

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