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A passer-by rescued a 10-year-old girl and her teenage brother when fire broke out in their home in east London—filling the house with toxic smoke.

Madelaine Mattis with her daughter, Jamin (left)

Chances are you’ve spotted posters of girls giving it their all on exercise bikes triumphantly plastered around London.

Thameslink was among the companies criticised for insufficient compensation of disrupted London commuters. (Pic by PA/John Stillwell)

London TravelWatch is demanding better compensation for train users affected by delays.

Stephen Timms MP visits students at Newham College East Ham Campus

A mentoring scheme tackling youth joblessness across the borough has been praised by the Shadow Employment Minister.

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)

Forest Gate police officers rescued a five-year-old boy from a four-storey building’s roof on Wednesday morning.

Principle and chief executive Di Gowland third right with her Stratford Business Lab team.

A unique centre providing free hotdesking facilities and professional advice to small businesses has officially launched in the Stratford Centre.

Margaret Eniola with a patient in Nigeria

A social worker haunted by her childhood memories of leprosy quit her job to start a charity aiming to increase the living standards of people affected by the disease.

Stephanie Gafga with her damaged front door

A pregnant woman whose home was burgled said she feels “violated” by the break-in, and says the council has left her with a broken front door.

Mantas Ziedavicius was stabbed to death in a greenway in East Ham

A second man has been charged with murder following the death of a man in East Ham last week.

Crime & Court

A pregnant woman whose home was burgled said she feels “violated” by the break-in, and says the council has left her with a broken front door.

Newham Council
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Mantas Ziedavicius was stabbed to death in a greenway in East Ham

A second man has been charged with murder following the death of a man in East Ham last week.

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Mantas Ziedavicius was stabbed to death in a greenway in East Ham

A man has been charged with murder following the death of 29-year-old Mantas Ziedavicius in a greenway in East Ham last week.

Health

Thursday, February 26, 2015

“It’s about freedom, expression, music and culture – and, above all, creativity.”

Anna Silverman
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Memebers of the public taking part in a self defence class at Sportdock in Newham

What would you do if somebody grabbed you by the hair or tried to touch you inappropriately on a bus?

University of East London
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Lacey in Royal London Hospital linked up to an oxygen machine to help her breathing after she was diagnosed with pneumonia

A doctor has called for a family to be urgently rehomed after mould caused by damp left a seven-year-old girl fighting for breath on an oxygen machine.

Newham Council

Environment

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hundreds of people across the borough have been forced to pay fines for spitting in a public place.

Ian Corbett
A woman struggles to bring a horse under control

Thirty horses, a pig and three dogs were removed in a planned night raid on “squatters” at stables owned by a charity working to provide disabled young people with therapeutic riding sessions.

Newham Council
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tom Odell sings‘ 'Real Love'’ at the piano [Photos: David Benett/Getty Images]

An array of A-List celebs turned up in London’s East End last night to hear pop idol Tom Odell perform his Christmas TV ad hit at the launch of ‘Manhattan island city’ development on the banks of the River Lea.

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Politics

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Only 27 fire engines will operate across the capital at a reduced service.

Communities and Local Government
Tuesday, February 24, 2015
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady at rally in 2013 urging Chancellor to put jobs first

Many bosses and not paying their workers a living minimum wage in east London.

House of Commons
Friday, February 13, 2015
Sir Robin Wales

Devolution to east London is set to be discussed by nine borough bosses including Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales today.

Communities and Local Government

Education

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

The push to expand Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre’s capacity is making “good progress”, councillors heard.

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Monday, February 16, 2015
Pupils from Forest Gate Community School Brilliant Club  have been given an award Picture: Ellie Hoskins

School children are celebrating after graduating from an academic programme to help bright pupils get into top universities.

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Forest Gate Community School
Friday, February 13, 2015
Chief Inspector Shabnam Chaudhri returned to her old school to talk to students

The Met’s first Asian female chief inspector inspired the next generation of police officers during a visit to her old secondary school in East Ham.

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Heritage

Sunday, March 1, 2015

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

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Jamaica
Tuesday, February 10, 2015
A picture of the castle in Belarus owned by Princess Maria Sviatopolk-Mirski's family

The outbreak of the Second World War had a significant impact on millions of families across Europe.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Teacher Joshua Alford and pupils Raul Simmons-Perez, 16, and Nico Zavrou Blackstock, 16, from East Barnet School, Barnet, with their clay figures. Picture: Erica Spurrier/Equity

After visiting eight cemeteries and memorials, one museum and a commemorative workshop, our tour came to an end.

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