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Andrej Malinovskij is guilty of murder. Picture: Met Police

Royal Docks man guilty of killing his former boss over unpaid debt

A 43-year-old Royal Docks man has been found guilty of abducting and brutally murdering his former boss.

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Cheryl Evans, with a picture of her murdered son, Warren

Mother renews plea for help finding son’s killer

The distraught mother of teenager who was stabbed to death almost a decade ago is appealing for witnesses to help find his killer.

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The Stratford School Academy students came third in the debating event

Forest Gate youngsters celebrate after debating competition

A team of students is celebrating after it came close to winning a debating competition held in Canary Wharf.

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Giles Smith with his Box Chicken pitch in Forest Gate during the pilot in October 2013 Picture: Suki Dhanda

Box Chicken pilot from Forest Gate welcomes plan to ban fast food

Plans to ban fast food takeaways near schools have been welcomed by an organisation that ran a healthier eating pilot scheme in the borough.

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Labid Chowdhury and Haja Kamara, both 10, take part in the Ebola fundraiser

Plaistow pupils fundraise for Ebola crisis

Charitable pupils from a Plaistow primary school organised a day of fundraising for Save the Children’s Ebola campaign.

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YouTube vlogger Zoella, real name Zoe Sugg, meets fans at the launch of her pop-up store at Westfield Stratford City in London. (Photo: Matt Alexander/PA Wire)

YouTube star Zoella launches Stratford pop-up store

Fans flocked to Westfield Stratford City to meet YouTube star Zoe Sugg on Saturday.

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An artists impression of how the orchard at Mandeville Place, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, will look

Paralympic legacy honoured with dedicated orchard space in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

An area of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be dedicated to the London 2012 Paralympic Games with plans to build an orchard, it has been unveiled today.

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'Poor rail conditions' have caused delays throughout the morning

‘Barrels’ cause delays to Greater Anglia trains at Ilford

Reports of “barrels” on the line caused delays to trains through Ilford this morning.

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Aspers Casino has said it has overhauled the way it runs its business

Stratford’s Aspers Casino vows to run smoothly

An alcohol ban at Aspers Casino has been permanently lifted after bosses convinced a licensing committee that it has overhauled the way it does business.

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Students given tablets to help with their studies at University of East London

All first-year students have been given Tablet and Notepad devices downloaded with eBooks by the University of East London.

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Levente Jakab

Canning Town model stars in advertisement campaign

An aspiring model from Canning Town is one step closer to the big time after starring in mobile phone company Samsung’s latest advertising campaign.

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Olympic oarsman Mark Hunter with students and UTC staff at the open evening

Open evenings across Newham showcase educational opportunities for young

An MP and an Olympic Gold Medallist were among parents who saw new facilities at schools which held open evenings.

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Abubakar Moallim is pictured at the awards with MP Diane Abbott, Darren Allaway from UBS and Maggie Aderin Pocock, space scientist

Newham students scoop top awards for outstanding achievements

Three students from the borough scooped top prizes in the prestigious London Schools and the Black Child Academic Achievement Awards at the House of Commons.

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[Photograph by London Ambulance Service]

PICTURES: Warehouse fire near Stratford’s Olympic Park

Firefighters have brought the fire at a Bow warehouse under control.

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Newham schoolchildren took part in the inaugural school games at the VeloPark

Plaistow schoolchildren on the heels of Chris Hoy at schools festival

Schoolchildren cycled in the tracks of Olympians during an exclusive coaching session at the Lee Valley VeloPort.

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Principal Di Gowland addresses the group.

Newham students challenge top UK firms over youth unemployment

Bosses from some of the UK’s biggest businesses have visited Newham College to explore the challenges facing students entering the job market.

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Beckton road closed to disrupt car meet

A Beckton road will be closed tomorrow night in an attempt to disrupt a Fast and Furious style rally.

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Record truancy low in Newham

Fewer pupils are skipping school in Newham since records began, according to new figures published today.

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Newham General radiographers to strike on Monday

Radiographers working at Newham General will join their colleagues across the country in strike action on Monday.

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Gainsborough Primary School pupils Susy, Carlos and Shanay with Stacey Solomon and Pip from Pip Ahoy!

TV stars visit West Ham school

Many children want dream of meeting their favourite cartoon character, and for pupils at Gainsborough Primary School, that became a reality.

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Max Drake, Freya Murray-Jenkins, India Drake, Rowan Angus and Emilia Shaw

NCT Newham ‘Big Push’ raises thousands for charity

Simply walking, skating, riding and scooting around Central Park in East Ham raised £1,100 for charity.

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Patrick training at his gym, Musclemania in East Ham

East Ham barber’s bodybuilding triumph for charity

A barber swapped his scissors for a six pack in a bodybuilding competition to raise money for charity.

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Reporter Freddy Mayhew takes to the trails at around the Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Feature: Hitting the mountain bike trails at Lee Valley VeloPark

Cycling in this country seems to be the thing that suddenly all your mates are obsessing over.

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BIG DEBATE: 24-hour weekend tube services

Transport for London (TfL) recently announced plans for a 24-hour weekend tube trains from next September, with six services to run every hour across the Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines.

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Evaldas Svolkinas's body was found in Carter's Brook. Picture: Met Police

Victoria Dock man accused of murdering former boss

A man accused of a murdering his former boss allegedly stalked him for several nights before killing him in an attempt to claim money that he was owed, a court heard.

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Dariusz Jakubczyk appeared at court charged with GBH

Man charged with Plashet Park assault

A man appeared in court yesterday charged with an assault in Plashet Park.

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Lorna Jackson reveiving her award at the VITAL EET Black History Month event

Pioneer headteacher traces Black history in Newham

A woman born in Jamaica who became one of the first black headteachers in Newham says attitudes to race in the borough have become more tolerant.

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Ghetts has been nominated in three categories in this year's MOBO awards

Plaistow rapper has three MOBO nominations

A grime artist who has yet to sign with a major record label has been nominated for no less than three major awards in this year’s MOBOs.

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Les Sherman from Redbridge during a visit to the Abbey Mills sewage works where his father died saving the life of a colleague. Pic - Les's dad Henry.

History: Visit to Stratford’s Abbey Mills site where hero father lost his life

For many, Abbey Mills pumping station in West Ham is one of the wonders of Victorian engineering – the so-called “Cathedral of Sewage”.

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Ray Coe is pictured wth Jimmy Carr and gymnast Louis Smith at the Pride of Britain awards

Royal Docks’ Ray is ‘Pride of Britain’

A teacher who was hailed a hero for donating a kidney to a sick student has been presented with a Pride of Britain award in recognition of his selfless act.

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Kaizen Primary School pupils were presented with their medals by Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales

Mayor thanks Plaistow children for carnival efforts

Youngsters who spent hours creating costumes and props for the Mayor’s Newham Show carnival were rewarded with medals for their efforts by Sir Robin Wales.

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Ashley Latty, 25, from Leyton

Manor Park man charged with murder

A Manor Park man has been charged with the murder of Ashley Latty in Dagenham in May.

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Wrestler (and butcher) Shaaheen Hosseinpour

Green Street butcher’s second career as feared wrestler

A butcher who works in Green Street Market is hoping for TV stardom for his second career - as a professional wrestler.

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Richard House Children's Hospice

Feature: Construction work will transform Beckton children’s hospice

Nestled at the end of a quiet residential street, within spitting distance of the DLR line, Richard House Children’s Hospice has been providing vital services to children and young people with life threatening and life limiting conditions since 2000.

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Almost half of families are living in child poverty

Nearly half of Newham families in poverty trap

Almost half of children living in Newham are growing up in poverty, according to figures which reveal that the borough has the second-highest level of deprivation in London.

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Reporter Anna Silverman digs into some dishes

Feature: Enjoying the spice of life in Newham for National Curry Week

It’s National Curry Week, so reporter Anna Silverman set off to sample some of Newham’s finest flavours, from massaman duck and prawn zaika to Indian chickpea salad

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Celebrities back virus testing campaign in east London

Emergency patients having blood tests this week will be asked if they want to be checked for HIV, Hepatitis B and Hepatitis C as part of a week-long national campaign.

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The efforts of the students and the occupational therapy team transformed this part of the unit into a bright, colourful area

University students create gardening project in Plaistow to help young

Students from an east London university swapped books and laptops for shovels and paint brushes when they helped kick-start a gardening project for young people.

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Eli Kennedy, of Paleo Pantry, sells cakes at the vintage fair in The Grove, Stratford Broadway

Stratford shoppers enjoy vintage market

If you’re one of those people who frequently get nostalgic for the good old days of your childhood, you’d have fitted right in at Stratford’s vintage market on Saturday.

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(L-R) Deputy Superintendent Radiographer Joanne Francis, breast cancer ambassador, designer Dame Zandra Rhodes & Deputy Mayor of London Victoria Borwick at the opening of a new breast screening unit at the Sir Ludwig Guttmann Health and Wellbeing Centre (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Designer opens new Stratford cancer screening unit

Breast cancer screening in east London is set to get a boost with a new unit in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Andrej Malinovskij is guilty of murder. Picture: Met Police

Royal Docks man guilty of killing his former boss over unpaid debt

A 43-year-old Royal Docks man has been found guilty of abducting and brutally murdering his former boss.

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Sir Trevor Brooking signing copies of his autobiography at Newham Bookshop (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

West Ham legend Trevor Brooking signs autobiographies at Newham Bookshop

West Ham legend Sir Trevor Brooking delighted fans young and old at an intimate book-signing on Sunday.

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Opinion See all

BIG DEBATE: 24-hour weekend tube services

Transport for London (TfL) recently announced plans for a 24-hour weekend tube trains from next September, with six services to run every hour across the Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines.

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Features See all

Reporter Freddy Mayhew joins GoodGym Newham on its inaugural run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Pictures by: Ellie Hoskins

Feature: Newham GoodGym takes its exercise with a healthy dose of altruism

I confess it has been a full two years since I last laced up my running shoes and made any meaningful attempt at pacing along the pavement in a bid to stay fit.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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