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In the first in a series of monthly health specials, we look at north east London’s healthcare and discuss with local experts the biggest challenges it faces.

A “sophisticated network” of fraudsters who impersonated policemen to con people into transferring cash over the phone and laundered £500,000 were sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison on Friday.

Tube drivers are to stage a 24-hour strike next month after voting in favour of industrial action in a dispute over working conditions.

A huge mural celebrating Newham’s history, health, education and diversity has been unveiled in Plaistow.

Search engine optimisation (SEO), a process to make sure customers find your business online, is a key tool in a small business’s digital marketing arsenal.

Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable woman known to the Stratford area.

Police and hospital staff are appealing for the mother of a newborn baby found in a park in east London to come forward so that she can get medical care and help.

An artwork by graffiti artist Banksy taking shot at the world’s biggest arms fair sold today for £205,000.

The arms fair at ExCeL helps spread human rights to repressive regimes, a government minister said today.

Admittedly the thought of being a passenger on a driverless bus is not particularly comforting, however perceptions are being challenged at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Ticket offices on the Overground network are set to be reviewed, with the network’s operator claiming there will be no “compulsory redundancies”.

Commuters have been urged to remain “calm but alert” following a suspected terrorist incident on a Tube train this morning.

Housing association residents with physical and learning disabilities have demonstrated their athletic prowess at a sports day.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 18:05

A “sophisticated network” of fraudsters who impersonated policemen to con people into transferring cash over the phone and laundered £500,000 were sentenced to a total of 24 years in prison on Friday.

Forest Gate
Yesterday, 07:44

Police are appealing for help to find a vulnerable woman known to the Stratford area.

Friday, September 15, 2017

Commuters have been urged to remain “calm but alert” following a suspected terrorist incident on a Tube train this morning.

Theresa May
Thursday, September 14, 2017

Detectives investigating the suspected murder of 19-year-old young RAF cadet Abdul Mayanja have made three new arrests.

Thursday, September 14, 2017

A record number of people have been arrested for terrorism-related offences, the Home Office has announced.

barking
Tuesday, September 12, 2017

A man who knocked his housemate unconscious by attacking him with a sledgehammer following an argument over a washing machine has been jailed for eight years.

Snaresbrook Crown Court
Monday, September 11, 2017

A teenager accused of carrying a hunting knife following a stabbing near Westfield Stratford City has appeared in court.

Snaresbrook Crown Court

Health

In the first in a series of monthly health specials, we look at north east London’s healthcare and discuss with local experts the biggest challenges it faces.

Care Quality Commission
Sunday, September 17, 2017

Police and hospital staff are appealing for the mother of a newborn baby found in a park in east London to come forward so that she can get medical care and help.

London
Sunday, September 3, 2017

Modern life can be stressful, and finding someone to listen to your worries with a sympathetic ear can be difficult.

Monday, August 21, 2017

A Beckton toddler is set to receive potentially life-saving treatment on her brain tumour.

NHS
Friday, August 18, 2017

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

Care Quality Commission
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

A Beckton couple trying to save the life of their seriously-ill toddler are appealing for help to raise money for specialist treatment in Europe.

NHS
Friday, July 21, 2017

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

Environment

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Environmental campaigners have made a last-ditch attempt to stop the Silvertown tunnel from being built - just a month before the final decision is set to be made.

Transport for London
Friday, September 1, 2017

Volunteers with the ‘bottle’ to help clean up the polluted Thames roll up their sleeves tomorrow at 20 hotspots along the foreshore including five in east London.

Victoria
Monday, August 21, 2017

The mayor of Newham has called for more river crossings to be built in east London in the wake of the scrapping of Garden Bridge plans.

Sadiq Khan
Monday, August 7, 2017

Newham residents received more than £29,000 in compensation from companies they had long running complaints against last year, new figures reveal.

London
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

Politics

Friday, September 8, 2017

Protesters against ‘Brexit’ from all over east London join tomorrow’s ‘People’s March for Europe’ and mass rally in Westminster.

European Union
Friday, August 18, 2017

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

Care Quality Commission
Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Almost half of Newham landlords are failing to declare their rental income to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Newham Council has estimated.

Robin
Tuesday, August 1, 2017

Members of the Labour Party are seeking legal action to determine whether the process to choose their party’s Newham mayoral candidate for next year was run lawfully.

Robin
Monday, July 31, 2017

A floating church could be coming to a parish near you with plans being unveiled for canal boat worship on the Lea River next to the Olympic Park.

London
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

Education

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Pupils at two of Newham’s primary schools could be better protected from toxic fumes after the mayor of London announced they would be subject to an air quality audit.

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Sadiq Khan
Wednesday, September 13, 2017

An admin blunder has left a severely autistic boy without a secondary school place more than a week after the start of the new term.

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Newham Council
Monday, September 11, 2017

The first day of school is an exciting time for many - and when you’re among the first to ever attend your school, it’s even more so.

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Elizabeth Olympic
Saturday, September 9, 2017

A former world karate champion has been appointed as the chair of governors at the University of East London (UEL).

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United Nations
Friday, August 25, 2017

Newham’s teenagers have outperformed their peers in the new-style GCSE exams, achieving better than the national average in English.

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Friday, August 25, 2017

Education Links has achieved its highest results to date, with 38 per cent of grades at A*-C or above.

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Stratford
Friday, August 25, 2017

Newham College’s GCSE pupils have celebrated an improvement in the number of A*-C grades or equivalent.

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Newham College

Heritage

Friday, September 8, 2017

Protesters against ‘Brexit’ from all over east London join tomorrow’s ‘People’s March for Europe’ and mass rally in Westminster.

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European Union
Thursday, August 31, 2017

On the 30th anniversary of the Docklands Light Railway, emeritus professor of transport strategy at The Open University, Stephen Potter, considers the history and impact of one of the busiest transport systems in the UK.

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custom house
Saturday, August 26, 2017

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

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Saturday, August 12, 2017

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

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Friday, July 28, 2017

Dozens gathered to pay their respects to Forest Gate’s war dead on the anniversary of the night a bomb hit a bus during the Second World War.

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Lyn Brown
Thursday, July 27, 2017

A vigil to remember the 20 victims of a World War II V1 flying bomb is being held in Forest Gate this evening.

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Forest Gate

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