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07:39
Do you recognise this car?

A hit-and-run collision in Forest Gate has left a man in his 50s unable to use his right arm.

Artist's imprssion of the Colicci kiosk

A new cafe, complete with outdoor seating, is set to come to Westfield Stratford City.

Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara surprised pupils at Sandringham Primary school in Newham to launch this summer’s Premier Sport ‘Inspire to Engage’ summer programme

A former footballer-turned-pundit turning up at a school might be unbelievable to many – but not to pupils at Sandringham Primary School.

Newham University Hospital. Picture: Sandra Rowse

Missed appointments at Newham University Hospital cost the NHS £6million a year and have a huge knock-on effect on patient care. But why do 104 patients every day fail to turn up, wasting £160 a time? EMMA YOULE reports

London Metropolitan Police from Stratford Police Station recovered drugs and weapons

Officers seized several knives plus a “large quantity” of class A and class B drugs during a search of Stratford’s streets this morning.

Ed Miliband addressing students at Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre

How does a party leader deal with losing a general election?

East Ham MP, Stephen Timms, unveiling the new community mosaic at Essex Primary School

Forget drab and dreary walls as Essex Primary School unveiled its new mosaic..

Comedian Rory Bremner and the award winners from Beverley Lewis House at the UK Housing Award 2016

Judges were “unanimous” in their decision to present a Newham women’s refuge a top prize at a UK Housing awards ceremony.

The slide will open in June. Picture: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Just one day after going on sale, the first weekend of slide tickets for the ArcelorMittal Orbit have already sold out.

Dozens of people were arrested in the operation, which targeted drug-dealing gangs              Picture: Joe Giddens/PA Images

Dozens of suspected gang members have been arrested in a series of drugs raids involving close to 100 officers.

Steve, left, being presented with his NVQ in steam train driving by manager Mark Appleford Picture: c2c

The friend of a c2c train driver who died on Monday after 24 years based at East Ham EMU Depot praised him as a “railway man through and through”.

Labour candidate Sadiq Khan (left) and Conservative candidate Zac Goldsmith have shown support for the Night Tube. Picture: PA/Daniel Leal-Olivas

Just one week remains until voters head to the polls to decide who will run the capital.

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson with wheelchair basketball players

One of Britain’s most successful wheelchair athletes has paid a visit to the Copper Box Arena.

Crime & Court

07:39
Do you recognise this car?

A hit-and-run collision in Forest Gate has left a man in his 50s unable to use his right arm.

London hospital
Yesterday, 13:04
London Metropolitan Police from Stratford Police Station recovered drugs and weapons

Officers seized several knives plus a “large quantity” of class A and class B drugs during a search of Stratford’s streets this morning.

Tue, 13:29
Will Fisher, where his garden wall once stood in Capel Road

With London stock bricks harder to come across, some have taken to illegal means to get their hands on the valuable objects. Mark Shales looks at the impact on victims

London
Mon, 19:00
Newham police are undertaking a new drug referral initiative whereby people whom they suspect may be involved in drugs in one way or another are offered a referral leaflet

Suspected drug users who are stopped and searched by police officers in Newham are receiving anti-drugs leaflets under a new police initiative.

Mon, 11:10
A Newham man has been arrested and charged with burglaries at a shop in Cundy Road

Police have arrested and charged a Newham man in connection with three separate burglaries at a store in Canning Town.

Snaresbrook Crown Court
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Serving Newham police officer PC Rytis Gilys has been jailed for sexually assaulting a colleague while on duty

A serving Newham police officer has been jailed for six months after sexually assaulting a female colleague while on duty.

Newham police
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Have you seen these men, wanted by police in connection with a burglary in Canning Town?

A pair of men are wanted by police in connection with a burglary in Canning Town.

Ford

Health

Yesterday, 13:49
Newham University Hospital. Picture: Sandra Rowse

Missed appointments at Newham University Hospital cost the NHS £6million a year and have a huge knock-on effect on patient care. But why do 104 patients every day fail to turn up, wasting £160 a time? EMMA YOULE reports

Newham University Hospital
Tuesday, April 19, 2016
Olivia Keogh after the birth, holding little Eva Alexis, pictured with midwives either side, her

A mum gave birth in the street in the pouring rain when she arrived at the birthing centre in East London in the middle of the night to find the front door locked.

London
Monday, April 18, 2016
85 -year-old yoga instructor Olwen Couldridge,

Octogenarian instructor, Olwen Jessie Couldridge MBE, loves keeping fit and healthy.

Thursday, April 14, 2016
Prof Sally Cutler (centre) and fellow panellists Joanna Ibarra (right) and Dee Wright (left)

Few like to talk about it but the chances are we’ve all had them crawling across our heads at one point or another.

University of East London
Thursday, April 14, 2016
A Newham student tries out cancer screening equipment

A charity-led, NHS England-funded, project to detect cancer rates in individuals earlier has been hailed a success after reaching thousands of people in Newham.

NHS
Wednesday, April 13, 2016
Angela Farrugia, wipes away a tear as she arrives at the blood scandal demonstration in Westminster

MPs have backed the fight for proper compensation and support for victims of one of the biggest treatment disasters in the history of the NHS.

NHS
Tuesday, April 12, 2016
Tony Farruigia, whose dad Barry died of HIV as a result of having been given contaminated blood by the NHS, paints himself blood red in a striking image from the Westminster protests

Relatives of people affected by one of the biggest treatment disasters in the history of the NHS were among those protesting outside Parliament today.

NHS

Environment

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
Monday, January 18, 2016
An artists' impression of how a housing development might look on on the plot currently occupied by London City Airport. Picture: Ash Sakula Architects

London City Airport could become east London’s newest housing and business district.

Green Party
Thursday, January 14, 2016
St Bonaventure's students help to clear up the pond in West Ham Park

Biology students traded the classroom for the great outdoors when they donned their wellies and helped clear up a pond and wildlife garden.

London

Politics

Wednesday, April 20, 2016
EU debate panel Kier Sharp, Andrew Rosindell MP, chair Peter Jewett, Baroness Sarah Ludford and Stephen Timms MP

Students in Newham will have never known a time when Britain was not part of the European Union.

Stephen Timms
Thursday, April 7, 2016
Three men have been found guilty of misusing blue badges

Three men have been found guilty of misusing blue disabled badges – including two who used badges belonging to their dead relatives – to get free parking.

Ken Clark
Thursday, March 24, 2016
Newham members of the National Union of Teachers (NUT) took part in a protest against the government's academy plans outside the Department for Education last night

“We are going to complete the task of setting schools free from local education bureaucracy and we’re going to do it in this parliament.”

Newham Council
Thursday, March 17, 2016
East Ham MP Stephen Timms

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has slammed George Osborne’s “troubling” plans to turn every English school into an academy by 2020.

Stephen Timms
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Chancellor George Osborne has announced his eighth budget (Pic: PA/Yui Mok)

All English schools will be in the process of becoming academies by 2020, George Osborne announced in his budget “for the next generation”.

Greater London Authority
Wednesday, March 16, 2016
Barking and Dagenham Council leader Darren Rodwell credited chancellor George Osborne for backing the A13 flyunder (Pic: PA/Yui Mok)

Chancellor George Osborne will announce his 2016 budget later today with spending cuts likely to feature high up on the agenda.

Education

Yesterday, 17:07
Chris ‘Kammy’ Kamara surprised pupils at Sandringham Primary school in Newham to launch this summer’s Premier Sport ‘Inspire to Engage’ summer programme

A former footballer-turned-pundit turning up at a school might be unbelievable to many – but not to pupils at Sandringham Primary School.

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Portsmouth
Yesterday, 10:23
Ed Miliband addressing students at Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre

How does a party leader deal with losing a general election?

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European Union
Yesterday, 08:26
East Ham MP, Stephen Timms, unveiling the new community mosaic at Essex Primary School

Forget drab and dreary walls as Essex Primary School unveiled its new mosaic..

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Stephen Timms
Sunday, April 24, 2016
John Joughin and Di Gowland

Two of the borough’s further and higher education providers have joined forces to develop a new strategic partnership.

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University of East London
Friday, April 22, 2016
Primary school expansions are planned (picture: Dave Thompson/PA)

The expansion of a number of the borough’s primary schools are a step closer to becoming reality.

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Newham
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
Balloon race at St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School

Hundreds of children from St Winefride’s Catholic Primary school raised more than £3,000 to help people without clean water.

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France
Monday, April 18, 2016
Parents find out today which primary school their child has been offered a place at (picture: Dave Thompson/PA)

Almost nine in ten children due to start at one of the borough’s primary school in September will be attending their first choice.

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United Kingdom

Heritage

Tue, 17:00
Sir Geoff Hurst (second left) with Martin Peters, Ray Wilson and Stephanie Moore in front of the statue at West Ham's Boleyn Ground (Pic: Stefan Rousseau/PA)

The first England cap won by West Ham’s 1966 World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst was sold for £5,000 today.

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United Kingdom
Monday, April 11, 2016
The remembrance ceremony for Second Lieutenant Edgar Myles VC

A century ago, the town of Kut, in modern-day Iraq, was under siege from the Ottoman army.

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Newham Council
Sunday, March 20, 2016
The commemoration service for VAD nurse Edith Hilda Munro at the Plashet Jewish Cemetery, with a service led by Rabbi Ruben Livingstone

One man’s determination to tell the story of a nurse who died nearly a century ago has brought together dozens of people – and changed one family forever.

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Silvertown
Sunday, February 28, 2016
A little owl sitting on the branch of a dead tree, drawn by George Edwards in 1755               Picture: Wellcome Library, London

In the week the 600th British bird is officially recognised, naturalist, illustrator and son of the borough George Edwards is remembered.

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France
Sunday, February 28, 2016
John Rogers, who lived for years in Forest Gate, is the author of This Other London: Adventures in the Overlooked City, which has a chapter dedicated to Newham

What’s more fun than a merry old jaunt?

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London
Monday, February 15, 2016
Ye Olde Sun Inn, right and Holy Trinity Church, left in Plaistow, West Sussex          Picture: Google Maps

Last week Sean Fitzgerald – town manager of Plaistow, New Hampshire – paid tribute to Plaistow, Newham on the eve of his state’s presidential primary elections.

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House of Lords
Sunday, February 14, 2016
Stan and Joan Dyson after being married in 1963

No Beatles, no Stones, no Who –- just houses wrecked by Nazi bombs, trolleybuses, bikes and mischief on the docks.

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Silvertown

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