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Yesterday, 17:00

Passengers planning to use the rail network over Christmas are advised to be aware of closures and changes.

Charles Dickens described Canning Town as “the child of the Victoria Docks” with industries in the area drawing in huge numbers of men and women working in often dangerous and unhealthy conditions.

Newham All Star Sports Academy have received an early Christmas present with three of its members being recognised as community champions.

The owner of a family-run furniture business says he has been left “heartbroken” after a fire completely gutted his premises.

The A13 has severe delays this evening and remains partially closed following an earlier oil spill.

One stand missing and rubble all over the pitch.

The Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, welcomed families into the first properties built directly by Newham Council in 30 years.

A woman accused of stabbing two people in the Stratford Centre has appeared in court.

Two lanes on the A13 Canning Town flyover are closed eastbound and the westbound route is reduced to one lane after an oil spill causes severe delays.

Extra capacity on four Tube lines running through the borough, new boats operating on the Woolwich Ferry service and longer trains on the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) are among the improvements to the capital’s transport network outlined in the Mayor of London’s draft business plan.

Muslim elders raised £500,000 for charities, with more than £16,000 being handed over to help home-grown groups.

The charity of a health trust which runs Newham University Hospital says its annual funding is set to triple to £30 million.

A man who was found dead on a bench had been due to go on trial for sexually assaulting a girl.

Crime & Court

Fri, 10:46

A woman accused of stabbing two people in the Stratford Centre has appeared in court.

Snaresbrook Crown Court

A man who was found dead on a bench had been due to go on trial for sexually assaulting a girl.

Snaresbrook Crown Court
Thu, 16:50

Police have launched an investigation after a 14-year-old girl was sexually assaulted on a Tube train.

British Transport Police
Thu, 14:16

The London Stadium has been embroiled in yet another episode of violence at a football game.

Met Police
Wed, 17:18

Police have recovered two shotguns and ammunition from a wooded area in the E16 area while conducting a routine weapon sweep.

London
Mon, 13:14

A Muslim convert who knocked a schoolboy unconscious for cuddling his girlfriend has been jailed for 28 months.

Southwark Crown Court
Friday, December 2, 2016

Police have released CCTV footage of two men they wish to speak to in connection with a robbery and a separate chase of a woman.

London hospital

Health

Thu, 18:00

The charity of a health trust which runs Newham University Hospital says its annual funding is set to triple to £30 million.

Newham University Hospital
Saturday, December 3, 2016

A woman with ovarian cancer has teamed up with Stephen Timms to campaign for better awareness of the disease in parliament.

Stephen Timms
Thursday, December 1, 2016

Campaigners protested outside Parliament today to commemorate 1,018 people who lost their lives to Aids due to the contaminated blood disaster.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016

A £10million initiative to support young people’s mental wellbeing is being rolled out in schools across the borough.

Newham Council
Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A councillor has pressed health bosses to “urgently reconsider” the amount spent on mental health services in the borough amid fears of a funding “postcode lottery”.

NHS
Friday, November 25, 2016

Sir Robin Wales has attacked the government after statistics revealed a £24 million cut in the borough’s social care budget.

Robin
Wednesday, November 23, 2016

The true scale of London’s Olympic legacy may never be known, according to the researchers behind a new British Medical Journal (BMJ) Open study.

London

Environment

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

A six week consultation on the Stratford town centre improvements has closed.

London
Monday, November 28, 2016

The Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales, and cabinet member for domestic violence, Cllr Lakmini Shah joined more than 400 people to urge residents to stand up to violence against women as part of an international campaign on Friday.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Two councillors have presented a residents’ petition to the Mayor of London’s office against concrete factories in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Monday, October 3, 2016

If you’ve noticed the borough looking greener, it could be the work of guerrilla gardeners.

Ken Clark
Tuesday, September 13, 2016

Issues of racial equality, air pollution and climate change across the borough were thrust into the spotlight when protesters took over the runway at London City Airport.

Sadiq Khan
Tuesday, August 23, 2016

An electric car owner has been left frustrated after being denied the use of chargers at a shopping centre by petrol and diesel vehicles.

BBC
Wednesday, July 27, 2016

The Chancellor of the Exchequer has moved to allay the fears of residents over the expansion of London City Airport.

Stephen Timms

Politics

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Violence at West Ham United football matches will be discussed today following clashes at the club’s new home.

Newham Council
Friday, November 25, 2016

Attempts to unseat Sir Robin Wales as Labour’s automatic candidate for the borough’s 2018 mayoral elections have edged closer.

Robin
Friday, November 18, 2016

Schools could face “severe” cuts of tens of millions of pounds if the government presses ahead with spending plans, union bosses claim.

Lyn Brown
Thursday, November 17, 2016

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

Boris Johnson
Wednesday, November 2, 2016

A “deeply concerned” Sadiq Khan has called for an investigation into a £51million increase in the cost of converting West Ham’s London Stadium.

Sadiq Khan
Saturday, October 29, 2016

Residents are being asked to have their say on reversing 50 years of traffic history.

Newham Council
Tuesday, October 25, 2016

A government review of gambling machines that “suck the life-blood” out of economies has been welcomed by Sir Robin Wales.

Robin

Education

Sunday, December 4, 2016

Forest Gate Community School’s headteacher has called praise from the outgoing head of Ofsted an “honour” and “flattering”.

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Forest Gate Community School
Saturday, December 3, 2016

He’s the man whose efforts to simplify how music is written inspired the song Do Re Mi from the musical The Sound of Music.

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United Kingdom
Thursday, November 24, 2016

Move over Damien Hirst - the next generation of young British artists are on your tail.

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Saturday, November 19, 2016

Children, parents and teachers snuggled up for a Pyjama Fun Day to raise money for a children’s disability charity.

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Friday, November 18, 2016

UEL’s University Challenge team will be back on our screens on Monday for their second round match.

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BBC
Friday, November 18, 2016

Schools could face “severe” cuts of tens of millions of pounds if the government presses ahead with spending plans, union bosses claim.

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Lyn Brown
Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre student Saadia Sajid delivered a speech on the importance of democracy at the House of Commons on Friday afternoon.

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House of Commons

Heritage

Yesterday, 12:00

Charles Dickens described Canning Town as “the child of the Victoria Docks” with industries in the area drawing in huge numbers of men and women working in often dangerous and unhealthy conditions.

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Victoria
Saturday, December 3, 2016

He’s the man whose efforts to simplify how music is written inspired the song Do Re Mi from the musical The Sound of Music.

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United Kingdom
Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Romans, railways, mega-ships, Nazi bombs, whales, planes, socialism, sewers, cows and plenty more – the Royal Docks has seen just about everything in its colourful history.

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University of East London
Monday, November 14, 2016

EastEnders actor Danny Dyer has discovered he is directly descended from two kings of England.

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BBC
Sunday, November 13, 2016

Shots from a field gun, prayers and a brass band accompanied marchers and mourners as the borough paid tribute this morning to those who gave their lives for Britain.

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Royal British Legion
Saturday, November 12, 2016

Natural disasters, war, poverty and dreams of a new life prompted tens of thousands of Bangladeshis to move to Britain in the 1970s.

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United Kingdom
Friday, November 11, 2016

Silence fell at one of the borough’s war memorials this morning as hundreds turned out to pay their respects to those who have died in conflict.

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Royal British Legion

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