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Yesterday, 19:00

The biggest names in Paralympic sport will return to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this summer and six-time champion David Weir cannot wait to revisit the memories of 2012 .

People taking part in Edible Bus Stop® community planting days

Would-be gardeners are being invited to use their green fingers tomorrow by helping to plant what could be London’s very first edible postcode.

The Business Show at the ExCeL arena

More than 25,000 people descended on the ExCel Arena last week for the country’s biggest business exhibition.

Ellie Simmonds teaches children from Carpenters Primary School to swim at the London Aquatics Centre. Photo credit: John Walton/PA Wire

Four-time gold medal winner Ellie Simmonds made a splash on Wednesday when she treated pupils to a special swimming lesson.

Newham University Hospital

The NHS Trust that runs Newham University Hospital has been judged “inadequate” by the country’s top hospital inspector, with safety and leadership highlighted as areas for concern.

Alanah Smitten's winning design is the white and navy creation on the model in the front row on the right and the runner up design by Aimee Ward is the uniform on the model in the front row on the left.

A fashion competition has presented a student with the unique chance to see her design transformed into 4,000 NHS uniforms.

A cat has been found hanged from a tree in what has been called an “absolutely disgusting” crime.

A Where's Wally experience is coming to the ArcelorMittal Orbit this half term.

The Recorder has rounded up some of the best activities on offer in the borough to help you plan a winning week off...

Network Rail workers are set to go on strike over bank holiday Monday. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

The two unions behind the strike action, the TSSA and the RMT, have both announced this afternoon that they are suspending the strike.

Crime & Court

Thu, 16:10

A cat has been found hanged from a tree in what has been called an “absolutely disgusting” crime.

Metropolitan Police
Thu, 10:12
The man was waiting for a tube when he was assaulted

A man was punched in the face in an unprovoked attack at West Ham station on Saturday.

British Transport Police
Wed, 09:41
Sex assault victim speaks out

A father who stayed quiet for 25 years about being sexually assaulted as a teenager has finally spoken out after seeing his attacker jailed.

Snaresbrook Crown Court

Health

Yesterday, 09:44

The NHS Trust that runs Newham University Hospital has been judged “inadequate” by the country’s top hospital inspector, with safety and leadership highlighted as areas for concern.

Newham University Hospital
Wednesday, May 6, 2015
More pregnant and at risk people received the flu jab in Newham than in any other London borough

More pregnant women and ‘at risk’ people have been getting the flu jab in Newham than in any other part of London.

Zuhair Zarifa
Wednesday, April 29, 2015
The walk-in centre in Vicarage lane is facing closure in August

This week we ask whether the closure of the Vicarage Lane walk-in centre is in Stratford’s best interests.

Zuhair Zarifa

Environment

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hundreds of people across the borough have been forced to pay fines for spitting in a public place.

Newham Council
A woman struggles to bring a horse under control

Thirty horses, a pig and three dogs were removed in a planned night raid on “squatters” at stables owned by a charity working to provide disabled young people with therapeutic riding sessions.

Newham Council
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tom Odell sings‘ 'Real Love'’ at the piano [Photos: David Benett/Getty Images]

An array of A-List celebs turned up in London’s East End last night to hear pop idol Tom Odell perform his Christmas TV ad hit at the launch of ‘Manhattan island city’ development on the banks of the River Lea.

United Kingdom

Politics

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

A councillor has been suspended from Newham’s Labour Party Group of Councillors after being served with an enforcement notice.

Newham Council
Monday, May 11, 2015
Stephen Timms with fellow Labour MP Lyn Brown

Stephen Timms has called his re-election to the House of Commons “an enormous privilege” after being selected to represent East Ham with an overwhelming majority.

Stephen Timms
Monday, May 11, 2015
Lyn Brown delivers a speech after winning back her West Ham seat

Lyn Brown has said it is “absolutely amazing” to be re-elected as West Ham MP, despite acknowledging the struggles the area will face under a majority Conservative government.

Lyn Brown

Education

Yesterday, 12:47

Four-time gold medal winner Ellie Simmonds made a splash on Wednesday when she treated pupils to a special swimming lesson.

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London Aquatics Centre
Mon, 15:00
Newham Sixth Form students on a Raleigh International expedition

Newham Sixth Form College is appealing for help to send disadvantaged students abroad to volunteer.

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Costa Rica
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Karolina Kakol, eight and Faheem Abbas, eight, voting at Maryland Primary School in Stratford as part of the schools own elections

The general election gave many youngsters a thirst for politics – but it also taught some at Maryland school about the bread and butter of democracy.

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Education

Heritage

Friday, May 8, 2015

The celebrations of VE Day came after years of war and devastation.

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United Kingdom
Friday, May 8, 2015
Iris Wilson, 87, heard the news while walking home from work

As Iris Wilson recalled the moment the announcement was made, her face beamed with excitement, as if reliving the moment all over again.

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United Kingdom
Friday, May 8, 2015
Bill Garratt, 89, was in the Navy during the war

“Where was I on VE Day? Off the north west coast of Scotland.”

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Royal Navy

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Competitions

You could take in stunning views of London over brunch at the Sky Garden

Celebrate lighter, brighter days with the chance of winning an indulgent brunch for two with a bottle of bubbles at Darwin, the cool and casual brasserie 36 floors up at Sky Garden.

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Time to experience the dizzy heights of London's tallest attraction!

Morgan Pryce, commercial property experts based in London are offering one lucky reader the chance to win a pair of tickets to The Shard viewing platform in the city itself.

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