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Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Footballers are set to swap the pitch for the pavement when they take on a 10km run for charity.

Amber Rudd had to resign as home secretary after the Windrush scandal. Sajid Javid replaced her. I was in the House of Commons on April 30 for the new home secretary’s first appearance.

Have you ever wanted to perform on stage at Theatre Royal Stratford East?

A Barking mosque is giving its support to Richard House Children’s Hospice during Ramadan this year.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

Today’s the big day and I’m not talking about the FA Cup final.

President Trump was wrong when he told the NRA that London is a war zone.

Online and in store shopping have been merged with the opening of a pioneering shop at Westfield Stratford City that will see up to 2,400 orders handled simultaneously.

Q&A: My Newham

Fri, 17:00

London City Airport community relations ambassador Aaron Uthman tells reporter Alex Shaw about advice from his late grandfather, the importance of pride of place and changes to the borough.

An ex-builder is living in a house in Romford made from pieces of Ronan Point, a tower block in Canning Town which partially collapsed in 1968.

An annual Royal Docks boat show that has attracted the likes of Joanna Lumley, Nicole Scherzinger and Princess Anne has been cancelled due to a lack of support.

The Royal Albert Wharf, a housing development in Beckton, has been named the ‘residential project of the year’.

Crime & Court

Thu, 18:05

A teenager from Silvertown has appeared in court charged with carrying out a series of robberies involving a noxious substance.

Thu, 13:34

A teenager from Silvertown is one of three people charged with carrying out a series of robberies involving a noxious substance.

Silvertown
Thu, 07:33

A teenage boy was slashed with a sword as he walked home from college by a hoodie-wearing gang in West Ham.

Wed, 14:00

A Stratford man who subjected a woman to a ‘terrifying ordeal’ in her own home has been jailed after the solicitor general appealed against his suspended jail

Tue, 14:03

Hundreds of Forest Gate residents came to a public meeting last night which was held in response to rising levels of youth violence and the killing of 18-year-old university student Sami Sidhom.

Newham Council
Tue, 09:00

A vandal from East Ham has been fined £100 for urinating in Barking’s Abbey Ruins.

Mon, 17:00

Hundreds of Forest Gate residents came to a public meeting on Monday night which was held in response to rising levels of youth violence and the killing of 18-year-old university student Sami Sidhom.

Newham Council

Health

Thu, 07:00

Muslims are being warned to take extra care when fasting following the beginning of Ramadan this week.

Wed, 15:18

Hospital chiefs are turning to Michelin ‘star’ restaurants to help serve up new ideas to improve life for patients on the wards at the Newham General.

NHS
Wed, 09:33

Hundreds of volunteers took to their heels for the British Heart Foundation’s annual Olympic Park fundraising runs aiming for a cool £100,000.

United Kingdom
Tue, 14:00

Newham University Hospital has been kitted out with life-saving equipment to treat people with the serious infection sepsis.

Newham University Hospital
Tue, 07:00

Stephen Timms, MP for East Ham, visited the Macmillan Information and Support Service at Newham University Hospital to see how the facility works.

Stephen Timms
Friday, May 11, 2018

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has unveiled plans to ban junk food adverts on the capital’s trains and buses in a bid to crack down on “the ticking timebomb” of child obesity in the city.

Sadiq Khan
Thursday, May 10, 2018

Staff employed by outsourcing giant Serco in east London hospitals yesterday staged a protest at the company’s board meeting over pay.

NHS

Environment

Thursday, April 26, 2018

The bulky waste charge has come under fire after Newham was named one of the worst places in the country for fly-tipping.

custom house
Thursday, April 19, 2018

Do you know someone who is fly-tipping in Newham?

Newham Council
Wednesday, April 11, 2018

A green campaign group has urged parties battling for votes in the local election to protect the borough’s parks.

Sadiq Khan
Saturday, March 31, 2018

A campaign to provide sustainable food in schools is offering £40,000 worth of grants to children in Newham.

Monday, March 19, 2018

Community groups who dealt with the fallout of what’s been dubbed the “River Lea Disaster” have called on the government to investigate the “inadequate response” of the two organisations in charge.

Green Party
Thursday, March 8, 2018

Newham’s Conservative mayoral candidate said she’ll reduce energy bills by £200 per year if she’s elected.

Tuesday, February 20, 2018

Boaters have been told not to move their vessels as environment bosses work to clean up a major oil spill polluting the River Lea.

Elizabeth Olympic

Politics

Mon, 19:00

Rokhsana Fiaz, Newham’s new mayor, has announced the first members of her cabinet.

Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The MP for East Ham has praised new care standards for patients with sickle cell disease.

Monday, May 7, 2018

Reflecting on Friday’s local election results, Newham Liberal Democrats have hailed the “progress” the party has made — despite not winning any seats on the council and picking up less than 10 per cent of votes cast in the mayoral election.

Liberal Democrats
Friday, May 4, 2018

Newham has just become the first London borough to have a directly elected woman mayor.

Newham Council
Friday, May 4, 2018

The results of Newham’s local elections are coming out today – follow them live here.

custom house
Wednesday, May 2, 2018

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

London
Monday, April 30, 2018

Voters are set to go to the polls for the local elections this Thursday, May 3.

European Union

Education

Wed, 16:00

A Custom House secondary school is helping its pupils access private education worth hundreds of thousands of pounds.

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custom house
Mon, 14:00

Grants of up to £1,000 are up for grabs for community groups close to the Olympic Park.

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Sunday, May 13, 2018

Pupils at a Beckton school have taken part in a sponsored walk to raise more than £340 for the National Autistic Society.

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Wednesday, May 9, 2018

The charity commission has launched an investigation into the running of a Forest Gate private school - and has suspended the bank account of the charity that runs it.

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Newham Council
Wednesday, May 9, 2018

A secondary school in Plaistow has controversially become an academy after joining a high-achieving trust behind one of the most successful GCSE results in the country.

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Tuesday, May 8, 2018

After six months of campaigns, parent protests and a potential judicial review, Avenue Primary School will not become an academy.

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Newham Council
Tuesday, May 8, 2018

A Plaistow primary school has just finished a week-long celebration of its’ pupils’ diversity.

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Lyn Brown

Heritage

Wed, 19:00

MP Lyn Brown has been made a patron of an east London heritage project to celebrate its 20th birthday.

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Lyn Brown
Thursday, May 3, 2018

Whether you grab your girls or your granny, call the troops together and join tens of thousands of other women celebrating how far women have come in the past 100 years.

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United Kingdom
Thursday, April 19, 2018

We see their names on a daily basis, but who are the people who have one of Newham’s roads in their honour? Sophie Morton takes a look at some of the stories behind the streets.

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Forest Gate
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Newham Council rejected plans to turn a Grade II listed Manor Park pub into flats on Monday.

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Sadiq Khan
Wednesday, April 4, 2018

A woman from Forest Gate is on a mission to track down her uncle’s old footballing teammates.

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Forest Gate
Wednesday, March 28, 2018

A soldier from Canning Town who was awarded the Victoria Cross after being killed in action in the final months of the First World War has been remembered a century on.

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Rokeby School
Friday, March 9, 2018

Photographs of England’s only World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore, have gone on display in a new exhibition.

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United Kingdom

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