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Mr Wilson's Second Liners brass band will perform at the festival Photo: Duncan Elliott

Oxford House marks 130 years with Knowledge Arts Festival in Bethnal Green

A community arts centre toasted its 130-year history with an exhibition to kick off its annual arts festival.

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Aspers Casino at Westfield Stratford City

Breaking: Alcohol ban at Stratford supercasino after security staff allegedly ‘beat up’ punter

Aspers Casino has had its alcohol licence revoked by Newham Council after security staff allegedly “beat up” a punter.

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Francis Olawole was jailed for 16 months (Pic: BTP)

North Woolwich man jailed for DLR sexual assault

Sexually assaulting a woman on the Docklands Light Railway has seen a North Woolwich man jailed for 16 months.

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Fire crews rushed to the scene

No injuries in Stratford house fire

Flames tore through a house in Stratford this afternoon, damaging half of the ground floor.

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Jeff Emmanuel was given a 17-month sentence suspended for two years

Manor Park fraudster receives suspended prison sentence

An international bank card fraudster has received a 17-month suspended sentence after he was convicted of having equipment for use in stealing people’s card details from cash machines.

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Sainsburys staff Arian Hakimi, left, and Hawanatu Massaquoii, from the Beckton store, sell cakes to fundraise money to support local children and adults affected by autism.

Beckton supermarket holds autism charity fundraiser

Staff at a Beckton supermarket spent Saturday raising money for an autism charity.

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The CGI image of Red Crate

‘Groundbreaking’ eco theatre planned for Stratford

Plans to build a new eco theatre in Stratford’s cultural quarter were unveiled by Theatre Royal Stratford East this morning.

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(L-R) Standard bearers Brian Merritt, Frank Whitlock, Jeff McHenry, Edward Barton, Linda Dopson & Mike Foster attending the laying up of the Standard of the Manor Park branch of the Royal British Legion as it is closing. St Mary's Church (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Closure of premises ends 74-year history of Manor Park branch

The Royal British Legion has ‘laid up’ the standard of one of its branches after it was forced to close premises which had been home since the 1950s.

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A crash is causing heavy delays on the A13 Newham Way.

Lorry and Range Rover crash causing A13 delays in Canning Town

A crash between a lorry and a Range Rover is causing heavy delays westbound on the A13 Newham Way in Canning Town.

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(L-R) Abel Mesfin, 19, Joanne Pham, 18, & Denys Ilyashenko, 18, got incredible A Level results and came back to their school to say goodbye before going to university Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Stellar students say goodbye to Canning Town school before heading to university

A group of high performing students returned to their secondary school to say a fond a farewell to staff before setting off to their respective universities.

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Protesters occupying empty council housing at Stratford's Carpenters Estate

Protesting mums take over Newham council homes next to Olympic stadium

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.

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Broken down train causes cancellations through Newham

Commuters on Greater Anglia services through Newham are facing delays and cancellations this evening because of a broken down train.

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The teenager was arrested over an assault at Stratford station

Boy, 15, charged with attempted murder after Stratford attack

A 15-year-old has been charged with attempted murder after a man’s face was slashed at Stratford station.

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East Ham care home throws Macmillan coffee morning

After a resident lost her battle to cancer an East Ham care home is throwing a coffee morning to raise money for Macmillan.

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Officers in Newham have been involved in a policing initiative as part of Operation Lockdown

Ten arrested in Newham as part of Operation Lockdown

Ten arrests were made in Newham for a range of offences after nine east London boroughs were involved in a policing initiative.

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Richard House chief executive Peter Ellis

Abseilers raise £30,000 for Richard House

Would you throw yourself off the side of a 165m high tower for charity?

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Box Chicken is extending its pilot to provide healthy food for youngsters in the area

Green Street project will tackle obesity with tasty, healthy food

A pilot project that aims to encourage young people to eat healthy fast food is extending its reach in the borough this autumn.

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FGM prevention caseworker and government adviser Alimatu Dimonekene training school nurses to help them spot female genital mutilation, at the Appleby health centre in Canning Town (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

FGM survivor trains Newham nurses about FGM

A group of school nurses discovered the risks of female genital mutilation and the complications associated with the practice from a woman who survived the ordeal.

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The court heard the plot was inspired by the hit US show Breaking Bad, starring Aaron Paul, Anna Gunn and Bryan Cranston (Picture: UPI/Phil McCarten /LANDOV)

Daughter allegedly tried to poison mum in Breaking Bad-inspired murder plot

A lovestruck daughter tried to kill her ‘controlling and selfish’ mother by lacing her Diet Coke with poison and watching her drink it in a plot inspired by Breaking Bad, a court has heard.

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Nick Paul

History: Forty-one years and an MBE... life as a Newham probation officer

Through-out his 41 years working as a probation officer in Newham, Nick Paul admits he’s seen a thing or two.

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Youngsters from Plaistow’s Curwen School and members of East London Rugby Club in West Ham helped promote the opening of the general sale window

Still time for Newham residents to grab Rugby World Cup tickets

Residents of Newham don’t need to get into a scrum for tickets for next year’s Rugby World Cup, which sees five of the tournament’s 48 matches played at he Olympic Stadium in Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Park.

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The flooding in Priory Road was captured by Harpreet Kaur (@icklewarrior)

Flooding causes road and rail disruption across Newham

Heavy rainfall has caused disruption across Newham this afternoon, with commuters facing a long journey home.

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Stephen Onireti, centre, with Martine Wright and Boris Johnson (Pic: Kois Miah)

Newham basketball coach wins London volunteer award

A Newham basketball coach has been recognised for his voluntary work in the Team London Awards.

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Some of the drivers speed through

Warnings for irresponsible drivers at Beckton car meet

Nine car enthusiasts who showed off their modified cars at a late night gathering in Beckton have received warnings for irresponsible driving.

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Atek Hussain was 32 when he was stabbed to death outside his East Ham home

Police appeal 20 years after East Ham dad stabbed to death

Detectives have launched a fresh appeal for answers to help solve the death of a father-of-three 20 years on.

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Prince Harry lifts the trophy after team

Video: Prince Harry plays “murderball” at the Invictus Games

If you missed any of the Invictus Games action at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, or want to relive it, check out our video and picture gallery.

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The new Stratford ONE halls

Olympic swimmer among students moving into new Stratford halls

Students have moved into a new set of halls created as part of the Olympic legacy - including one who competed in London two years ago.

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Paralympic champion and Active Kids ambassador, Ellie Simmonds OBE, talks to children from Colgrave Primary School.

Swimming star Ellie Simmonds returns to Olympic Park as ambassador

A buzz of excitement was back in the air in the Olympic Park on Monday when a gold medallist Paralympian paid a visit to East Village.

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Scott Cupit, director of Swing Patrol London, shows some swing moves to reporter Anna Silverman.

Video: Biggest swing company in the world, Swing Patrol, set to sweep Forest Gate off its feet

It was after attending my first swing dance class in Forest Gate last Wednesday that it struck me, swing really is something to make a song and dance about.

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Team GB on stage at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Picture:PA Wire/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Invictus games hailed a success as talk turns to legacy

Talk has already turned to legacy after the first ever Invictus Games came to a close following four-days of thrilling disability sport.

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Jeremy Paxman visited Caritas Anchor House

Jeremy Paxman visits Canning Town charity

Jeremy Paxman praised the work carried out by Caritas Anchor House during a visit to the Canning Town homeless charity.

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Upton Park dispersal zone ‘success’

A dispersal zone in Upton Park is helping make residents feel safer, according to the council.

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Families evacuated as chemical odour sweeps block of flats in Stratford

Seven people had to be treated by ambulance crews when a chemical odour swept through a block of flats in east London last night.

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London Underground

TRAVEL: Services hit on Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines

Morning Rush Hour travel on the London Underground has been disrupted for commuters in east London and the City by emergency work being carried out at King’s Corss.

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A section of the CS2 in Stratford has been removed due to safety concerns

Removal of Stratford cycle superhighway section ‘a step back for safety’

Countless narrow escapes have led to the removal of a section of a cycle superhighway in Stratford.

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Newham smokers to get free support to kick habit

Smokers trying to quit the habit could benefit from free support if they sign up to Stoptober.

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Forest Gate Community School hold open evening for 2015

Parents looking for a secondary school next year are invited to meet head teacher, Simon Elliott, teaching staff and governors on Wednesday evening.

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Miguel Ausina took this photo of shoppers being evacuated from Westfield

Westfield Stratford City reopens after evacuation

Westfield Stratford City was evacuated this afternoon after a suspicious package was found.

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Students from Rokeby School saw War Horse in London's West End

Canning Town teens get taste of West End

170 youngsters from Rokeby School got a taste of culture when they were treated to a West End show.

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This branch of the Royal British Legion in Manor Park is closing down. Newham, London on September 10, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Legion to close Manor Park branch as membership and income fall

The Manor Park branch of the Royal British Legion is to close, bringing to an end more than 70 years of history.

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Court & Crime See all

Aspers Casino at Westfield Stratford City

Breaking: Alcohol ban at Stratford supercasino after security staff allegedly ‘beat up’ punter

Aspers Casino has had its alcohol licence revoked by Newham Council after security staff allegedly “beat up” a punter.

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Prince Harry lifts the trophy after team

Video: Prince Harry plays “murderball” at the Invictus Games

If you missed any of the Invictus Games action at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, or want to relive it, check out our video and picture gallery.

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Opinion See all

Scottish Saltier flying above Stratford Old Town Hall

BIG DEBATE: Scottish Referendum—better together or better apart?

The Scottish Saltier is flying over the old Stratford Town hall with Newham Council backing the ‘Better Together’ campaign as Scotland votes tomorrow on whether stay in or quit the UK. Newham’s directly-elected mayor, Sir Robin Wales, is a proud Scot and an ardent supporter of a United Kingdom who genuinely believes we are better as a united island. The ‘yes’ voters who want an independent Scotland have won support, unsurprisingly, from English Democrats who believe England should have its own Parliament—like the Scots—because they believe we would prosper without having to support the rest of Britain:

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Steve Howe will be performing at Stratford Circus

Guitarist Steve Howe to perform Stratford Circus show

Guitarist Steve Howe is taking a break from performing with the reformed prog rock band Yes to play a one-man show at Stratford Circus tonight.

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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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