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Two people were reported to be armed with weapons on West Road earlier this afternoon. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA images

Police were called to reports of a disturbance on West Road, Plaistow, involving two people armed with weapons.

Flex founder Elliott Perry working out

What if you fancy taking part in a world-class fitness session but don’t want to leave your house?

Ernie Fenn, shortly before his 100th birthday, with St. Barnabas Church warden Monica Charlemagne

One of Manor Park’s most elderly residents, and the oldest member of St Barnabas’s congregation, has died.

Youngsters try out wheelchair basketball

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park played host to an afternoon of inclusive sporting activities to mark the coming Rio 2016 Paralympics.

Lesley Knight, Terence Stamp, Lesley Grainger and Colin Grainger at the reunion

Former Plaistow Grammar School students staged a reunion to mark the school’s 90th anniversary on Saturday.

Two people were reported to be armed with weapons on West Road earlier this afternoon. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA images

Police are investigating a double shooting after two men in their early 20s were shot in Newham.

Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this road collision or the moments leading up to it. Picture: London Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been left in a critical condition following a collision with a car on Barking Road.

Zain Umer

University of East London student Zain Umer is heading to one of the world’s largest refugee camps this summer.

Pupils from Imam Zakarya Academy Primary School with their litter

More than 150 children hit the streets of Newham to help pick up litter from across the borough and raise awareness of littering as part of the Beautiful Boroughs Project.

Rina Fatania and Nicholas Khan in Love N Stuff. Picture: Robert Day

Playing a cast of twenty characters between two actors sounds challenging enough, but that’s before you learn the parts involve playing a posh Englishman, slang-tongued teen and pet Siamese cats.

Ceila Hammond receiving a donation of £500 from Petplan's Mykela Hamilton

The Ceila Hammond Animal Trust has won £500 to expand their accommodation for abandoned cats.

Phillip Cranwell and Gillian DuCharme with Forest Gate Community School students

Back in 1997, headteacher Gillian DuCharme traded a Kent boarding school that counts Princess Anne among its alumni for an east London comprehensive for a BBC documentary.

Former house of Will Thorne, MP and trade unionist in Lawrence Road, Upton Park

A century and a half ago, English Heritage began its blue plaque scheme to endorse “British innovation, creativity and success throughout history”.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 17:06
Two people were reported to be armed with weapons on West Road earlier this afternoon. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA images

Police were called to reports of a disturbance on West Road, Plaistow, involving two people armed with weapons.

Mon, 12:17
Two people were reported to be armed with weapons on West Road earlier this afternoon. Picture: Joe Giddens/PA images

Police are investigating a double shooting after two men in their early 20s were shot in Newham.

Mon, 09:50
Police would like to speak to anyone who witnessed this road collision or the moments leading up to it. Picture: London Ambulance Service

A motorcyclist has been left in a critical condition following a collision with a car on Barking Road.

London hospital
Friday, May 27, 2016
Police took four teenagers to an east London police station where they currently remain. Picture: PA images

Five teenagers aged between 14 and 16 have been bailed until August following an alleged stabbing on Barking Road.

Friday, May 27, 2016
Police were called to a reported stabbing on Barking Road at the junction of Wellington Road.

A 16-year-old boy was taken to hospital following a reported stabbing on Barking Road at the junction of Wellington Road.

London police
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Met Police commissioner Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe and recovered firearms

Gun crime in Newham is the focus of a new Metropolitan Police operation.

Metropolitan Police
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Protesters and supporters outside Stratford Magistrates' Court in April

Eight protesters cleared of any wrongdoing for their part in a Docklands arms fair protest will not face a retrial after a judge refused an appeal lodged by the Crown.

United Kingdom

Health

Friday, May 27, 2016
Young mayor of Newham Alex Jarrett is filmed by mental health campaigners Saif and Faz

Young Mayor of Newham, Alex Jarrett, 15, wants to provide advice and counselling about mental health as part of her year’s manifesto. She was interviewed by TNG (The New Generation), a group of young mental health campaigners, who are making online support videos as part of their Stay Alive campaign.

Newham
Thursday, May 26, 2016
Cllr Quintin Peppiatt, cabinet member for children and young people, at the Shipman Youth Centre in Prince Regent Lane

As part of our new Minds Matter mental health campaign, investigations reporter EMMA YOULE explores rising needs among children and young people in Newham and finds that almost £1million is being allocated to provide help and support

Newham Council
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Proposed Silvertown Thames 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
Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Laine Esperanzate hopes to run her business after completing her apprenticeship

This week Minds Matter explores the prevalence of mental health problems among children and young people. Kat Hopps speaks to 18-year-old Laine Esperanzate who has found her way through anxiety, depression and eating disorders towards a bright future.

Newham College
Saturday, May 21, 2016
Amina Mohamed, Lucess Thomas and Joel Kerr in the Memory Lane café

Sharing information, experiences, or even a cup of tea over a chat, can be hugely important to people affected by dementia.

Friday, May 20, 2016
WHU foundation 150 club

A 24 week programme, called the 150club scheme, to help people combat the effects of cardiovascular disease (CVD) and diabetes has launched this week.

West Ham United Foundation
Thursday, May 19, 2016
The Recorder's editor and team of journalists learn more about how dementia can affect the brain during our training session

The Recorder’s team has pledged our support to help change people’s perceptions of dementia by becoming Dementia Friends.

Environment

Wednesday, May 25, 2016
Proposed Silvertown Thames 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
Monday, February 1, 2016
London City Airport

This week’s debate asks if London City Airport should be converted into homes and businesses.

Green Party
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Boris Johnson with engineers and workers at Beckton Sewage Treatment Centre

Mayor Boris Johnson spoke of future generations swimming in the Thames with otters as he opened the capital’s first super sewer with a flush.

Boris Johnson
Monday, January 25, 2016
Tube strikes called off

The biggest rail union has suspended a planned 24-hour London Underground strike, which had been set to begin tomorrow evening (Tues).

London
Monday, January 18, 2016
An artists' impression of how a housing development might look on on the plot currently occupied by London City Airport. Picture: Ash Sakula Architects

London City Airport could become east London’s newest housing and business district.

Green Party

Politics

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Newly-elected London Mayor Sadiq Khan at City Airport

The newly-elected Mayor of London has re-opened the door for a possible expansion of City Airport.

Sadiq Khan
Sadiq Khan spoke to cheers after his election victory was confirmed at City Hall (Picture: London24)

It’s official: Labour’s Sadiq Khan is the new Mayor of London.

Friday, May 6, 2016
Newham's assistant branch secretary of the NUT Iain Hale

One of the country’s biggest teaching unions has branded the government’s U-turn over turning all Newham schools into academies as a “victory for common sense”.

Thursday, May 5, 2016
The mayoral election winner will take over from Boris at City Hall (PA)

The polling stations for the 2016 London mayoral election close at 10pm tonight. Wondering what time the winner the mayoral election 2016 will be announced?

London
Thursday, May 5, 2016
Who will London elect?

Londoners will vote today to choose who will be Boris Johnson’s successor after his eight-year stint as Mayor of London.

Boris Johnson
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Stephen Timms addresses students at UEL (picture: UEL/Ewen Laycock)

What are the key issues surrounding the referendum?

Stephen Timms
Wednesday, April 20, 2016
EU debate panel Kier Sharp, Andrew Rosindell MP, chair Peter Jewett, Baroness Sarah Ludford and Stephen Timms MP

Students in Newham will have never known a time when Britain was not part of the European Union.

Stephen Timms

Education

Mon, 16:39
Lesley Knight, Terence Stamp, Lesley Grainger and Colin Grainger at the reunion

Former Plaistow Grammar School students staged a reunion to mark the school’s 90th anniversary on Saturday.

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Saturday, May 28, 2016
Phillip Cranwell and Gillian DuCharme with Forest Gate Community School students

Back in 1997, headteacher Gillian DuCharme traded a Kent boarding school that counts Princess Anne among its alumni for an east London comprehensive for a BBC documentary.

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BBC
Monday, May 23, 2016
Jenna Mwila, Annis Coulton and Amir Karimov with sports editor Lee Power

Children who produce their own school newspaper visited the Recorder office for their latest scoop.

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Wednesday, May 18, 2016
A little girl enjoys abseiling at the OITC centre

A new phase of development aimed at extending the age range for activities at the Breke Arkless Outdoors in the City Centre (OITC) has been announced.

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London
Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Joshua looking happy next to his fully assembled PC

An 11 year old Primary School whiz kid from Newham has followed in the footsteps of his hero Bill Gates by assembling his own high tech computer from scratch.

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YouTube
Monday, May 16, 2016
East Ham MP Stephen Timms

Government proposals to scrap parent-governor requirements at academy schools are a “very bad idea” according to East Ham MP Stephen Timms.

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Stephen Timms
Monday, May 16, 2016
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MUM IS VICKY FROM EPPING

More than 7,500 people limbered up to take part in the RBC race for kids to help raise funds for a much needed redevelopment at Great Ormond Street Hospital.

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Europe

Heritage

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
West Ham gather around the World Cup Statue in Barking Road before last night's game

Fans bid farewell to the Boleyn Ground in what was an “unbelievable” occasion for many last night.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Darren Harman, 46, of Oxleas, Beckton,being handed his tickets by the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales

A pair of lucky footballs fans will get the chance to say farewell to the Boleyn Ground tonight after winning tickets to West Ham’s final Upton Park game.

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Elizabeth Olympic
Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Fans enjoying the last Saturday home match before West Ham move from the Boleyn Ground to the Olympic Stadium

A last minute winner, a wonder goal or a penalty shoot-out – everyone has a memory of Upton Park that stands out.

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Tuesday, May 10, 2016
Fans enjoying Saturday's game between West Ham and Swansea

A 112-year chapter of history will come to an end tonight when West Ham play their final game at the Boleyn Ground.

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Slaven Bilic
Saturday, May 7, 2016
West Ham fans enjoying themselves before the match

Fans young and old bid farewell to Upton Park this afternoon as West Ham played their final Saturday game at the Boleyn.

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United Kingdom
Saturday, May 7, 2016
The Boleyn Ground, home of West Ham United Football Club, for just a few days more 

Pic: Jason Mitchell)

A 112-year era will come to an end this afternoon when West Ham play their final Saturday home game at the Boleyn Ground.

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Swansea
Tuesday, April 26, 2016
Sir Geoff Hurst (second left) with Martin Peters, Ray Wilson and Stephanie Moore in front of the statue at West Ham's Boleyn Ground (Pic: Stefan Rousseau/PA)

The first England cap won by West Ham’s 1966 World Cup hero Sir Geoff Hurst was sold for £5,000 today.

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United Kingdom

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