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A multi-million pound project to make Newham the first place in the country to set up a partnership to own and build integrated health and care facilities is a step closer to reality.

A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

There has been a 49 per cent rise in rough sleepers in Newham since 2013 – the sixth largest among London boroughs.

More than 200 pupils, teachers, parents, governors and faith leaders attended a competition celebrating schools’ religious engagement at Elmhurst Primary School in Upton Park Road, Forest Gate.

An entrepreneur who secured an exclusive top prize at last year’s Thames Gateway Business Awards has spoken of the “amazing” effect it has had on his charity.

A historic Grade II listed former fire station in East Ham is to be turned into a mixed-use development of flats and a restaurant.

The director of an Upton Park travel firm offering pilgrimage trips has been fined and disqualified from holding any directorships for two years.

East London is the hotspot for acid attacks and nearly a third of victims are Asian, a senior officer has said today.

Soon, you’ll be able to top up your Oyster card wherever you are, using your smartphone.

Trains have been delayed this morning after balloons got stuck in the overhead wires.

Up to 1,000 new homes are set to be built near the ExCeL as part of a joint venture.

More babies were born in Newham last year than in any other London borough, new figures have revealed.

Crime & Court

Thu, 17:20

The director of an Upton Park travel firm offering pilgrimage trips has been fined and disqualified from holding any directorships for two years.

Forest Gate
Thu, 14:07

East London is the hotspot for acid attacks and nearly a third of victims are Asian, a senior officer has said today.

Wed, 17:13

A lock-knife and a friction baton seized from a car in Newham are among the hundreds of weapons confiscated by police last week in latest crackdown on violent crime.

Wed, 14:03

Masked gunmen attempted to force a man into their car before hitting him around the head in a broad daylight attack.

Royal London Hospital
Tue, 17:05

A perverted bus driver from Forest Gate who used his position of trust to sexually assault a woman while he was working has been jailed.

Mon, 15:15

A 16-year-old boy accused of a spree of linked acid attacks has been charged with an incident in Stratford.

Metropolitan Police
Mon, 12:22

A man is in a critical condition after being stabbed in Maryland the early hours of yesterday morning.

London Ambulance Service

Health

Fri, 14:58

A multi-million pound project to make Newham the first place in the country to set up a partnership to own and build integrated health and care facilities is a step closer to reality.

Newham Council
Fri, 11:37

A new nursing course has been launched to help the chronic shortage of nurses in east London’s hospitals.

University of East London
Monday, July 10, 2017

Newham has the fifth lowest child smoking rate in the country, new data has revealed.

NHS
Thursday, June 22, 2017

Barts Health NHS Trust has been praised for its efforts to recruit more people from working-class backgrounds.

Newham University Hospital
Monday, June 19, 2017

People across Newham are being urged to stay cool, hydrated and to check on vulnerable neighbours during the extreme hot weather predicted this week.

Newham Council
Friday, June 16, 2017

Celebrity ballet dancer Wayne Sleep is leading a march in the Olympic Park to help beat prostate cancer.

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Newham University Hospital is participating in a new research programme to improve the health of women before and after pregnancy.

Newham University Hospital

Environment

Friday, June 2, 2017

A motorcyclist who died in a crash on the A12 in Newbury Park has been named as a mechanic from Manor Park.

Monday, April 10, 2017

When a keen army of volunteers flooded the Thames Foreshore to clean up the neighbourhood, they expected to be picking up plastic bottles.

Saturday, April 1, 2017

Aspiring Andy Murrays and Jo Kontas are to get a boost from a £370,000 tennis court revamp.

Newham Council
Thursday, March 30, 2017

Campaigners chanted “Don’t lose the loos” while petitioning against the possible closure of public toilets.

Newham Council
Thursday, March 16, 2017

A trio of students have found a healthy way to keep history alive - by walking through it.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A “rogues gallery” of people either caught or wanted for posting “prostitution stickers” in Newham has been published in an appeal.

Wednesday, March 15, 2017

A crowdfunding page set up to fund a court case against Newham Council exceeded its target within three days.

Newham Council

Politics

Thursday, July 13, 2017

Newham Council has made a funding u-turn after a quarter of primary schools threatened to drop its free school meal programme due to increased costs.

Newham Council
Wednesday, June 28, 2017

Sadiq Khan has been lambasted by the London Assembly after he failed to attend a Plenary meeting on his transport strategy.

Boris Johnson
Tuesday, June 20, 2017

A supermarket which sold huge quantities of illegal, counterfeit and high-strength alcohol – plus booze to a minor – has had its licence withdrawn by Newham Council.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Newham Council has said it is carrying out extra checks on its tower blocks after a devastating fire left 12 people dead in the early hours of this morning.

Robin
Monday, June 12, 2017

Newly-elected West Ham MP Lyn Brown has said her role as Labour’s temporary shadow home secretary is just that – “very temporary”.

Lyn Brown
Friday, June 9, 2017

A graduate from the University of East London has become the first ever female Sikh MP.

Friday, June 9, 2017

With Prime Minister Theresa May announcing the Conservatives will form a minority government with support from the DUP, just who are the little-known party who could have a huge influence on politics in the next five years?

BBC

Education

Mon, 18:37

A Canning Town teacher who pioneered an African exchange project has been named as secondary maths teacher of the year.

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Wednesday, July 12, 2017

Young people are being put in the driving seat this summer as they’re tasked with building and driving a go-kart.

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Newham Council
Monday, July 3, 2017

East Ham MP Stephen Timms celebrated a special birthday year with staff and pupils today at a Newham primary school.

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Stephen Timms
Monday, July 3, 2017

Parents have staged a protest outside a Newham primary school against plans for it to be converted into an academy.

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Newham Council
Monday, July 3, 2017

Around 70 pupils from the former Plaistow Grammar School got together at a special reunion in London.

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Prince
Friday, June 30, 2017

Talented students at Newham College were honoured during an “inspirational” awards evening led by the outgoing principal.

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Monday, June 26, 2017

A primary school has been branded inadequate by Ofsted after experiencing “a serious breakdown in leadership and management”.

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Newham Council

Heritage

Tue, 15:00

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, pupils from Rokeby School gathered to discuss their thoughts on her acclaimed work.

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Rokeby School
Saturday, July 8, 2017

“People walk past this factory every day and think it’s some old warehouse, but there’s a lot going on inside these four walls.”

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Silvertown
Wednesday, July 5, 2017

The 1916 Battle of the Somme typifies the Western Front for many among the public – fierce trench fighting, dubious tactics from the British Army, casualties numbering in the thousands.

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Monday, May 1, 2017

A story telling a little known chapter of British history has been published after gathering dust in an attic for almost 50 years.

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army
Sunday, April 30, 2017

Newham’s Ramgarhia Sikh community arrived in east London in the 1960s, meeting in a number of places to worship before settling in their current home in Neville Road, Forest Gate.

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Forest Gate
Tuesday, April 11, 2017

A war hero who was awarded the Victoria Cross for his service in the First World War has been honoured with a commemorative stone.

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Robin
Saturday, April 8, 2017

The last public information films might have aired years ago, but the short broadcasts reveal fascinating insights into days gone by.

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Forest Gate

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