Yesterday, 17:37

A Forest Gate school hosted a St George’s Day event last week to tie in with lessons it has been delivering about British values.

Stickers claiming voting was against Islamic teachings have been put up around Manor Park

Stickers placed on lamp posts warning Muslims not to vote in the upcoming election have been condemned for copying “evil” Islamic State teachings.

The FOI request asked how much money would be spent on services for deaf children

Newham Council has been reported to the information commissioner after failing to respond to a Freedom of Information (FOI) request within the 28 day threshold.

Ashley Latty was murdered at a party in Dagenham in May 2014

A thug from Manor Park has been jailed for six years following the murder of Ashley Latty.

A plaque was unveiled to honour First World War Naval Officer George Drewry at the cenotaph in Central Park in East Ham

One hundred years ago on Saturday a wounded Forest Gate man risked his own life to save others during the infamous Gallipoli landings.

More than 70 delegates attended Newham CCG's experience day

Newham Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) hosted an experience day for more than 70 health care professionals from around the world last week to present how it is improving the health of the borough’s population.

Howard Smith, TfL's director of Crossrail

There are still a few years until the first Crossrail trains roll into Newham.

Sarah Goddard

Could you live for five days on just £5?

Will Thorne

As the UK heads to the polls, local historian and author Andrew Summers reflects on the general election of 1910.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 14:23

A thug from Manor Park has been jailed for six years following the murder of Ashley Latty.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Mohammed Diria has been jailed for robbing a betting shop in Stratford

A man who robbed a betting shop in Stratford after asking for a glass of water has been jailed.

Friday, April 24, 2015
Salah Mohammed and Mohammed Sallah

A minicab driver from Canning Town has been jailed for nine years today after he drove a woman to his friend’s house where she was raped.

Snaresbrook Crown Court


Friday, March 27, 2015

A well-loved paediatrician has retired after 20 years of serving families in Newham.

Thursday, March 19, 2015
Horse riding lesson in Beckton

The only time I’d ever been on a horse was during a desert trip in Tunisia and that I did just for fun.

Canning Town
Wednesday, March 18, 2015
Dr Ron Singer outside the Vicarage Lane health Centre,

A busy walk-in service that received 25,000 patient visits last year will close this summer, the Recorder has learned.



Friday, February 6, 2015

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

Ian Corbett
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
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tom Odell sings‘ 'Real Love'’ at the piano [Photos: David Benett/Getty Images]

An array of A-List celebs turned up in London’s East End last night to hear pop idol Tom Odell perform his Christmas TV ad hit at the launch of ‘Manhattan island city’ development on the banks of the River Lea.

United Kingdom


Friday, April 24, 2015

David Cameron is launching the Conservatives’ first English manifesto, with a promise of changes to ensure that English MPs have the final say on income tax rates in England.

Thursday, April 23, 2015
Conservative East Ham candidate Samir Jassal's leaflet contains a glaring error. Picture:

By his own admission it “doesn’t look great”, but voters can make their own minds up.

Stephen Timms
Thursday, April 23, 2015
Labour Party leader Ed Miliband has a selfie taken as he meets Labour supporters in Ipswich yesterday. Photo: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire

Labour is accusing the Conservatives of planning the biggest spending cuts in any of the world’s advanced economies as the parties again prepare to trade blows on the economy.

David Cameron


Tuesday, April 21, 2015

A taekwondo champion has been chosen to represent Great Britain at a tournament in Italy – at the age of just 13.

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United Kingdom
Thursday, April 2, 2015
Pupils from Tollgate Primary School mark World Autism Awareness Week

A Plaistow primary school organised three days of events to mark World Autism Awareness Week and ended up raising the most it has ever done for the charity.

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Wednesday, April 1, 2015
Peter Smith, the divisional secretary for Newham Teachers' Association, who has called for the abolition of Ofsted

Government policy has caused soaring stress levels among teachers, according to the divisional secretary of Newham Teachers’ Association.

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Sunday, April 5, 2015

At just 20 years old, Gerard Stanley Walters should have had his whole life ahead of him.

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Sunday, March 29, 2015
The Woolwich Ferry (picture: National Maritime Museum)

Historian Andrew Summers looks at the strange anomaly of a town straddling the River Thames

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Sunday, March 1, 2015
Harry Gray (left) and Alan Hendry in front of a photograph in Wick Heritage Museum showing soldiers from the local area leaving for the Western Front in 1914.

A young, talented pianist from Canning Town was one of thousands of men to lose their life in the Battle of the Somme.

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Most read news


Two phones. Same phone case. Genius.

To celebrate the launch of the first luxury dual phone case, PearPeel, we are giving away two of the black leather Rocha cases, perfect for holding two iPhone 6 handsets.

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Spruce up for spring with this beauty bundle from Justmylook!

Looking to update your look for spring? Well, you’re in luck.

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