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Yesterday, 18:34
Students at Lister Community School celebrate their GCSE results

Students across the borough have defied the national trend and shown an improvement in GCSE grades.

Jack Edwards, left, and Luke Sixsmith-Hughes

Three men have been convicted of stealing “lifesaving” firefighters’ equipment worth more than £100,000.

Members of the Chinese trade delegation met with local businesses

A Chinese delegation met with local businesses on a visit to the University of East London (UEL) yesterday.

Stratford will be served by both Central and Jubilee line Night Tube services from October 7 (picture: Nick Ansell/PA)

The next line to benefit from the Night Tube will be the Jubilee, the Mayor of London announced today.

Honey Rose, who has been convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence

An optometrist who failed to spot symptoms of a life-threatening brain condition during an eye test of an eight-year-old boy who later died has avoided jail.

Overground trains will not return to the line until February

Buses replacing closures on the London Overground line will be less frequent on weekdays from later this month.

Kaleb Amponsah, who murdered a man by stabbing him in the stomach twice

A teenager who murdered a man after starting a fight with him in a park has been sentenced to 22 years in jail.

The 25, 58, 308 and 425 are among the bus routes disrupted

A number of bus routes will cancelled or delayed today with drivers striking over changes to rosters.

Any sort of activity counts towards the total

How long would it take everyone in the borough to clock up a combined million miles of activity?

Claire Cockerton

One of the brightest business talents operating in the borough is set to speak at the must-see ceremony of the year.

Cllr Ted Sparrowhawk, Deborah Hindson, director of financial sustainability, Kent Taylor, finance director of Red Door Ventures and Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham

Three former firefighters’ cottages have been transformed into six new flats.

Inside West Ham's new home at the London Stadium

Missing seats at the London Stadium have been installed ahead of tonight’s West Ham match.

The Copper Box Arena played host to handball at the London 2012 Olympics (pic: Lee Power)

Has the nation’s success at Rio 2016 inspired you to try out a new sport? If so, Saturday could be the day to do it.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 17:33
Jack Edwards, left, and Luke Sixsmith-Hughes

Three men have been convicted of stealing “lifesaving” firefighters’ equipment worth more than £100,000.

Silvertown
Yesterday, 14:10
Honey Rose, who has been convicted of manslaughter by gross negligence

An optometrist who failed to spot symptoms of a life-threatening brain condition during an eye test of an eight-year-old boy who later died has avoided jail.

India
Yesterday, 12:12
Kaleb Amponsah, who murdered a man by stabbing him in the stomach twice

A teenager who murdered a man after starting a fight with him in a park has been sentenced to 22 years in jail.

Wed, 17:17
Michael Coe, 35, faces a

A Muslim convert and associate of Anjem Choudary has been found guilty this afternoon of knocking a schoolboy unconscious for cuddling his girlfriend.

Southwark Crown Court
Police want to speak to this man in connection with an assault in a Newham pub Picture: Met Police

Police want to speak to a man in connection with an assault outside a pub that left a man with cuts to his head.

This man was seen shouting anti-Semitic abuse in Newham, where he told Jews to go to 'Isra-Hell' Picture: @Shomrim

A man stood with two children told a Jewish family to “go back to Isra-hell” as onlookers joined in the anti-Semitic abuse.

Mon, 17:07
Michael Coe appeared at Southwark Crown Court (Pic: PA/Yui Mok)

A Muslim “bully” grabbed a schoolboy by the throat and threw him to the ground for hugging his girlfriend in the street, a court has heard.

Southwark Crown Court

Health

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Maternity nurses celebrating success at Newham University Hospital. Photo: Nathan Clarke

The introduction of “local hospital leadership teams” has led to better patient care and five-star reviews of Newham University Hospital (NUH).

Care Quality Commission
Tuesday, August 9, 2016
About one in every five people smoking in Newham     Picture: Sean Dempsey/PA

Smokers have been urged to quit after figures show one in five people in the borough is stuck on the habit.

Newham Council
Wednesday, August 3, 2016
Dr SKS Swedan and Partner at the Lord Lister Health Centre, in Woodgrange Road, Forest Gate

A GP surgery has been rated “inadequate” and placed into special measures.

Care Quality Commission
Friday, July 22, 2016
Allied Healthcare will not re-tender for home care services in Newham after the CQC found it had failed to improve its services in May. Picture: Peter Byrne/PA images

A home care provider has neglected to improve its services after failing a health watchdog’s inspection twice in seven months.

Care Quality Commission
Friday, July 22, 2016
Esther Shifra in her garden where she says she is happiest

Esther Shifra comes across as a thoughtful, intelligent and caring person.

Birmingham
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Cllr Quintin Peppiatt, cabinet member for children and young people.

Young people at risk of developing mental health issues are to be supported by funding of nearly £10 million, led by Newham Council.

Newham Council
Monday, July 18, 2016
The Farrugia family at a protest over the contaminated blood scandal at Westminster earlier this year, including Angela Farrugia (centre) and Tony Farrugia (right). Picture: Polly Hancock

The family of an East Ham man who was infected with Aids by NHS blood products have denounced a government scheme that offers just £10,000 in recognition of his tragic death.

David Cameron

Environment

Tue, 15:00
Chargers blocked by petrol and diesel cars at Westfield car park    Picture: Mikis Michaelides

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
Declan Collier and Chancellor Phillip Hammond with Lord Ahmad. (Pic: Stefan Rousseau/PA Wire)

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

Stephen Timms
Tuesday, July 19, 2016
The junction underneath the A406 north circular flyover between Ilford and Manor Park. Picture: Google

A project to create a green gateway between Newham and Redbridge will go ahead after £1million funding was secured.

Tuesday, June 7, 2016
MP Stephen Timms at public meeting on fly-tipping

More than 50 concerned residents attended a public meeting to demand a tougher stance on fly-tippers.

Stephen Timms
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
TfL's plan for the proposed Silvertown Tunnel crossing.

The new Mayor of London has come under fire today from the Green party for “failing to stop work” on the proposed Silvertown Tunnel after taking office.

Sadiq Khan
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

Politics

Wednesday, July 27, 2016
London City Airport  (Pic: Gareth Fuller/ PA)

A £344million expansion of City Airport has been given the green light by the government.

United Kingdom
Wednesday, July 27, 2016
MPs voted to renew the Trident nuclear deterrent Picture: PA Images

This we ask Newham’s politicos what they think of the decision to renew the UK’s nuclear defences.

Stephen Timms
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
File photo dated 22/09/14 of Owen Smith, who will push to give Britain a second referendum on European Union membership after a deal is struck on the terms of membership if he becomes Labour leader.

Nine councillors have joined both the borough’s MPs in their support for Owen Smith’s challenge to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

Stephen Timms
Tuesday, July 26, 2016
L-R: Cllr Forhad Hussain, Cllr Ken Clark and Cllr Idris Ibrahim in front of the new building. Picture: Newham Council

A “state-of-the-art” community centre will soon be coming to Canning Town.

Ken Clark
Saturday, July 23, 2016
The scheme is part of the £3.7billion regeneration programme for Canning Town and Custom House.

Plans to transform Custom House through a multi-million-pound redevelopment scheme have been given the green light.

Newham Council
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
David Cameron in Downing Street with his family as he makes his final speech as prime minister     Picture: Hannah McKay/PA

David Cameron resigned – and Theresa May took the reins of power – earlier this month.

David Cameron
Friday, July 15, 2016
Newly-elected Cllr Anam Islam with West Ham MP Lyn Brown

Labour candidate Anam Islam has been voted in as Forest Gate North’s third councillor after winning yesterday’s by-election.

Sadiq Khan

Education

Yesterday, 18:34
Students at Lister Community School celebrate their GCSE results

Students across the borough have defied the national trend and shown an improvement in GCSE grades.

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Thu, 18:16
Royal Docks Community School GCSE results day 2016

A Royal Docks school is celebrating another good year of GCSE results, and is even sending 11 pupils on to full scholarships.

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Royal Docks Community School
Thu, 17:38
GCSE results Lister Community School, Plaistow.

Lister Community School has celebrated a sixth consecutive year of improved GCSE grades.

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Lister Community School
Thu, 17:27
Jubilant students outside Stratford School Academy. Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

A Forest Gate school is celebrating its progress with a video booth for pupils today.

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results
Thu, 17:08
L-R: high-achievers Ralista Angelova, Jasmine Gilbert, Devia Sharma, Grace baby and Kira Elliot jumping for joy

A Catholic girls’ school in Forest Gate is celebrating even better GCSE results that last year.

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results
Thu, 16:22
Aniqa Begum and Daniel Hussain, head girl and head boy at Cumberland School, celebrate their results

Students and teachers at Cumberland School are celebrating after seeing “a big jump” in GCSE results over the last year.

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results
Thu, 15:55
Star St Bons pupil Alton Matthew-Moghan got nine A*s and two As today. Picture: Zoah Hedges-Stocks

An all-boys Catholic school in Forest Gate is celebrating another good year of GCSE results, and is even sending a pupil on to public school.

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results

Heritage

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Jack Cornwell    Picture: Newham Archives

A century ago this month – while the nation reeled from the indecisive Battle of Jutland, the death of Lord Kitchener and the Somme offensive – a solemn ceremony marked the erection of a very special war memorial.

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United Kingdom
Saturday, August 20, 2016
John Pelly      Picture: Richard Pelly

He changed Canada forever, led the Bank of England, was chums with prime ministers and never forgot about his home.

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Canada
Friday, August 5, 2016
25 Chiltern Gardens, Hornchurch, RM12 4SQQ -  60th Wedding Anniversary of Norma and Terry Matthews

In 1954, the same year that meat finally came off ration and Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile, a special couple were tying the knot in Newham.

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army
Saturday, July 30, 2016
Boris Johnson stands with Lord Toby Jug    Picture: PA/Andrew Matthews

Boris Johnson, Nigel Farage, Jeremy Corbyn – they’re all nuts, according to the leader of the Eccentric Party of Great Britian.

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Boris Johnson
Wednesday, July 20, 2016
Sabantuy Community Festival

Eastern European culture was celebrated with a festival full of music, dance and games at Forest Lane Lodge.

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Tuesday, July 19, 2016
Pupils from Forest Gate Community School taking part in a BBC4 Listening Proect - Thandiwe Mkhosi and Zainab Kawsar with Alice Williams from BBC London

Football, Islam, fast food and social media were among topics discussed by students and staff so their thoughts could be recorded and saved for the future.

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Forest Gate Community School
Saturday, July 16, 2016
Demolished houses in Fort Road show the extent of the damage from the explosion

Melanie McGrath, the Romford born writer, once wrote, “there was never any silver in Silvertown. Smoketown, Sulphertown, the place could of been called any of those things and no one would have blinked.”

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