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Yesterday, 17:00

Budding young musicians received a special visit from Rita Ora.

British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released CCTV images of a person they want to trace after a man was robbed as he withdrew cash from Forest Gate station

British Transport Police (BTP) officers have released CCTV images of a person they want to trace after a man was robbed as he withdrew cash at Forest Gate station.

LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 27:  Canal & River Trust launches pioneering new youth arts project which this week sees 30 students from east London rehearse a production of A Midsummer Night's Dream while travelling in narrow-boats to Shakespeare's birth-place, Stratford-Upon-Avon on June 27, 2015 in London, England.  (Photo by John Phillips/Getty Images for Canal & River Trust)

Performing arts and media students have embarked on an eight day canal journey from their school in Stratford to Stratford-upon-Avon.

Emmanuel Obasi with his partner Ann

A man who felt powerless to help his seriously ill partner has launched himself into action.

Dr Qadri hopes his works will be used as a way of fighting extremism (Pic by Suleman Hussain)

Forest Gate’s Minhaj-ul-Quran welcomed its world leader Dr Muhammad Tahir-ul-Qadri to Westminster.

Newham residents are set to benefit from the new night tube network

A new map of London’s nocturnal network reveals that Newham residents will not lose out on the extended service.

Newham Show

Residents are invited to attend carnival classes to help prepare for the annual Newham Show.

The funeral procession of renowned horse dealer progressing through the streets of Newham

Horses and mourners took to the streets last week as 1,500 friends and family members paid their respects at the funeral of a well-known and respected horse dealer.

Savina Tang age14 from Kingsford Community School, Beckton, has won a photojournalism competition.

A year nine student has demonstrated the power of the lens after winning an award for an emotive photograph she took.

Crime & Court

Tue, 17:37

A 68-year-old Forest Gate shop owner was assaulted before £50 was stolen from her till.

Mon, 17:28
A woman is on trial accused of killing a suspected peadophile

A mother accused of killing a suspected paedophile has denied stabbing him but admitted to “poking” him with a knife following a confrontation, a court heard today.

Silvertown
Sunday, June 28, 2015
Aerial view of the Olympic Park, Stratford (Picture: Dominic Lipinsk/ PA images)

A 44-year-old sub-contractor fell to his death while working at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford and was found early Sunday morning, police said.

London Ambulance Service

Health

Thursday, June 18, 2015

A conference to raise awareness of a potentially fatal blood condition is being held at the Boleyn Ground.

United Nations
Friday, May 22, 2015
Newham University Hospital

The NHS Trust that runs Newham University Hospital has been judged “inadequate” by the country’s top hospital inspector, with safety and leadership highlighted as areas for concern.

Newham University Hospital
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
More pregnant and at risk people received the flu jab in Newham than in any other London borough

More pregnant women and ‘at risk’ people have been getting the flu jab in Newham than in any other part of London.

Zuhair Zarifa

Environment

Friday, June 12, 2015

Coffins, sofas, and beds are just some of the things cleansing officers have had to pick up while tackling the scourge of fly-tipping in the borough.

Newham Council
Friday, February 6, 2015
Junction of High Street South and Barking Road, East Ham.

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

Newham Council
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

Politics

Tue, 12:35

Top council chiefs are plotting to extend the back office merger between Newham and Havering to include joint-working with Bexley, the Recorder can reveal.

Newham
Monday, June 22, 2015
Those shortlisted to be Labour's candidate for Mayor of London took part in the second London Labour Party hustings at Old Town Hall in Stratford

The six candidates vying to stand as the Labour candidate in next year’s Mayor of London elections gathered in Stratford for a hustings event.

London
Thursday, June 18, 2015

The candidates to represent Labour in next year’s Mayor of London elections will gather in Stratford for a hustings on Sunday.

Labour Party

Education

Yesterday, 17:00

Budding young musicians received a special visit from Rita Ora.

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Thu, 17:12
Savina Tang age14 from Kingsford Community School, Beckton, has won a photojournalism competition.

A year nine student has demonstrated the power of the lens after winning an award for an emotive photograph she took.

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Wed, 10:00
Workers on the ancient  settlement

Builders discovered remains of an ancient settlement while digging up a playground at Little Ilford Secondary School.

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Heritage

Thu, 17:15

Horses and mourners took to the streets last week as 1,500 friends and family members paid their respects at the funeral of a well-known and respected horse dealer.

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Silvertown
Friday, May 8, 2015
Bomb damage in Cundy Road. Picture: Newham Archives and Local Studies Library/Image available to buy at newhamphotos.com

The celebrations of VE Day came after years of war and devastation.

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United Kingdom
Friday, May 8, 2015
Iris Wilson, 87, heard the news while walking home from work

As Iris Wilson recalled the moment the announcement was made, her face beamed with excitement, as if reliving the moment all over again.

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United Kingdom

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