The stream of revelations from the past about public figures has included some horrific cases, including serious abuse, rape and assaults that even then would have been shocking if public.

Cancer survivors in east London are set to benefit after a £2.5 million grant was awarded to develop and test a new talking-based therapy.

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

Two of Newham’s leisure centres are set to benefit from a £1.6 million refurbishment.

Our Christmas Toy Appeal is putting the fun in fundraising this winter.

Trouble at the London Stadium at the start of the football season led the London Assembly Police and Crime Committee to launch an investigation into safety issues in and around the Olympic Park.

Q&A: My Newham

Fri, 17:00

Patricia Nibbs is a longstanding Newham resident with no desire to move as she says living in the borough ‘is a charm’.

There are more families living in fuel poverty in Newham than in any other London borough, research out today has revealed.

A coroner has made safety recommendations to Transport for London (TfL) after an IT worker fell to his death in Canning Town station.

This week we welcomed West Ham MP Lyn Brown to the Christmas 100 Club.

A petition has been launched after a 70-year-old woman was trampled in a stampede of “mass panic” during a Westfield Stratford City fire evacuation.

A crash on the A13 Canning Town flyover, in the westbound direction, has brought traffic to a standstill across east London.

The borough’s boffins are invited to prove their mettle at the annual Toy Appeal quiz night.

Crime & Court

Thu, 11:28

A man is fighting for his life in hospital after suffering serious head injuries in Manor Park.

Metropolitan Police
Thu, 10:47

A man was left with severe facial injuries after being punched in the face in an unprovoked assault, police say.

Thu, 08:15

A Manor Park man has been found guilty of attending a cockfight that left blood and feathers spattered up the walls of a house in Redbridge.

UN Court
Wed, 14:53

Police investigating the fatal stabbing of a 21-year-old in North Woolwich will revisit the crime scene this evening.

Wed, 13:07

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

Sadiq Khan
Wed, 10:58

A teenager was taken to hospital after being attacked by a group of youths as he sat at a bus stop.

Wed, 09:14

Police have released dramatic CCTV footage of an attempted murder in Plaistow in which a father-of-two was shot by a rain of bullets outside his home.



Yesterday, 17:00

Cancer survivors in east London are set to benefit after a £2.5 million grant was awarded to develop and test a new talking-based therapy.

Thu, 14:12

A Forest Gate stroke survivor has spoken out about his struggles with speech.

Royal London Hospital
Friday, November 10, 2017

Barts Health NHS Trust has been upgraded by inspectors, two years after it was placed into special measures.

Monday, October 30, 2017

The Macmillan information bus will visit Newham next week to offer free advice and information on cancer.

Friday, October 27, 2017

Newham, despite having a whole host of Olympic-standard facilities, is one of London’s most inactive boroughs, a study has found.

Monday, October 23, 2017

A Canning Town woman who has overcome ovarian cancer twice is one of the faces of a new national campaign raising awareness of the disease.

Friday, October 20, 2017

Meet the emergency team at the London Independent Hospital in Stepney Green who are on official standby for the World Taekwondo grand prix and World Para Taekwondo championships.



Saturday, November 4, 2017

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

Met Office
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.

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.

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.


Wed, 13:07

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

Sadiq Khan
Monday, November 6, 2017

Newham looks after four per cent of unaccompanied child asylum seekers in London, figures show.

Newham Council
Tuesday, October 31, 2017

Government plans to hold a 12 week consultation on whether to cut the maximum stake allowed to be placed on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have been criticised by the mayor of Newham.

Thursday, October 26, 2017

With beds in domestic abuse refuges massively oversubcribed and the council cutting funds, investigations journalist EMMA YOULE learns how battered women are being turned away from safe houses or asked to wait for longer for beds... increasing the risk they will return to violent homes

Lyn Brown
Tuesday, October 24, 2017

Council taxpayers across east London are forking out for town hall staff car journeys at 65p for every mile—almost a third more than the government-recommended petrol allowance, it has emerged today.

Thursday, October 19, 2017

Sadiq Khan has voiced his upset after the findings of an inquiry into the London Stadium’s finances were delayed by four months.

Sadiq Khan
Tuesday, October 17, 2017

The Boundary Commission has announced revised proposals for changes to constituency seats.

Lyn Brown


Thu, 15:19

Potential cycling stars of the future have been spotted on their bikes outside the iconic Olympic venue Lee Valley VeloPark.

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Wed, 12:26

A student from a school in Canning Town is set to become the first person in his family to go to university after winning a place on a two year academic scheme.

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Mon, 11:14

The University of East London is holding a blood donation event to boost the number of black and minority ethnic donors on the register.

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University of East London
Wednesday, November 8, 2017

Pupils are being challenged to build their own electric car and burn up the track with an education trust bursary to encourage east London youngsters to take up science and engineering careers.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Newham Council’s chief executive has received an honorary doctorate in recognition of his contribution to regenerating the borough.

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Newham Council
Friday, November 3, 2017

On the face of it, there isn’t much in common between Theatre Royal Stratford East and West Ham United Foundation - bar their Stratford location, of course.

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West Ham United Foundation
Friday, November 3, 2017

Comedian and actress Sally Phillips has been given an honorary doctorate by the University of East London for her work on behalf of people with Down’s Syndrome.

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University of East London


Sunday, November 12, 2017

Politicians, police chiefs, veterans, cadets and members of the public took part in a remembrance service at the Cenotaph in East Ham this morning.

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London Assembly
Saturday, November 11, 2017

“I’ve had a wonderful life,” remarks Stanley Silburn, as he reflects on 94 years of memories.

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United Kingdom

One way of discovering local history – and what I promised readers I’d bring in my ‘Looking back…’ series – is interviewing an expert, a researcher, a resident, a witness. That normally requires for both the interviewer and the interviewee to be alive.

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University of East London
Saturday, October 7, 2017

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

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Met Office
Saturday, September 30, 2017

The realities of the Great War resonate more keenly when they come from the mouths of those who experienced it themselves.

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Forest Gate
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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