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A basketball coach who works with a charity steering young people away from crime has been crowned the best in the country.

Michelle has been feeding and looking after the abandoned cats but now she has got to find them homes (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Seven young cats, seemingly abandoned by their owner, are in need of rehoming.

Reebok International has announced a partnership with Fight for Peace

Global brand Reebok International has announced a partnership with a project that uses martial arts and boxing to steer young people away from crime and violence.

The 16-day action campaign aims to end violence against women

Councillors across Newham are backing a 16-day campaign of action to end violence against women.

The steps between the Westfield shopping centre and Stratford train station have been taped off by police[Photograph by @Sallymari]

Stratford station was closed for an hour today after a security alert caused by a suspicious abandoned car.

Wheelchair tennis players Jordanne Whiley, Kgothatso Montjane and Lucas Sithole with the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson

The world’s best wheelchair tennis players are set to begin battle at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow, but three of them had a warm up match with a very special guest.

Children enjoy the Father Christmas parade at Gallions Reach Shopping Centre

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas as lights went up across the borough this weekend.

The NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters is coming to the Olympic park this week. Picture: EMPICS Sport/PA Images

It’s your last chance to win tickets to watch the world’s best wheelchair tennis players return to the Olympic park.

Young children take to the court at the Disablity Tennis Festival at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre

The first disability tennis festival for young people has been held in the former Olympic park.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 10:28

Stratford station was closed for an hour today after a security alert caused by a suspicious abandoned car.

British Transport Police
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Jailed... 'wheelie' biker Ahrrus Hussain for causing death of woman, 73

Uninsured motorcyclist Ahrrus Hussain killed a 73-year-old grandmother while pulling a wheelie on a busy main road.

Wednesday, November 19, 2014
Ahrrus Hussain admitted causing death by dangerous driving

An uninsured motorcyclist who killed a 73-year-old grandmother while pulling a wheelie on a busy High Street was jailed after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.

Snaresbrook Crown Court

Health

Yesterday, 17:13

A basketball coach who works with a charity steering young people away from crime has been crowned the best in the country.

Newham All Star Sports Academy
Yesterday, 12:42
The 16-day action campaign aims to end violence against women

Councillors across Newham are backing a 16-day campaign of action to end violence against women.

Newham council
Tuesday, November 18, 2014
Liam Staines and Sarah Hasler with their daughter Hallie

To mark World Prematurity Day yesterday, we spoke to two mums about their experience of a premature birth.

Newham University Hospital

Environment

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

New figures from the Met Police show that Newham has the second highest number of pedestrian victims of hit and runs last year.

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Fly-tipping has become a major problem in Newham (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Cleaning up fly-tipping in Newham cost taxpayers more than £3 million last year – higher than any other local authority in England.

Newham Council
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The efforts of the students and the occupational therapy team transformed this part of the unit into a bright, colourful area

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.

University of East London

Politics

Thursday, November 20, 2014

Councillors tonight have, as expected, approved a £2million loan to Newham College of Further Education.

London
Friday, November 7, 2014
Cllr Clive Furness is chair of Labour Friends of Iraq

A Newham councillor is calling for urgent and “meaningful solidarity” with democratic forces in Iraq and Syria fighting Islamic State terrorists.

Iraq
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Police conduct a stop and search

Young people who have been stopped and searched by police are scared to make formal complaints for fear of police harassment, according to campaigners.

Education

Mon, 12:06

A history lesson involving staff and students from a secondary school has broken the world record for featuring the most multi-national people.

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Eastlea Community School
Mon, 10:16
Jeremy Julian is director of the teaching school

A secondary school has launched on the job teacher training courses for people hoping to pursue a career in the classroom.

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London
Friday, November 21, 2014
Carry On Dr Babs Windsor!

The much-loved ‘Carry On’ star Barbara Windsor was given a standing ovation after receiving her honorary doctorate at London’s O2 Arena last night.

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University of East London

Heritage

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

When Johnny Dale remembers his experience of D-Day he thinks: “That could have been me.”

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Silvertown
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Bob Paice was among hundreds of volunteers who planted ceramic poppies at the Tower of London Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

After more than a decade as warden of the jewel house at the Tower of London, Bob Paice returned to the historical site for today’s service of remembrance.

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London
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The wreath laying was a somber occasion Picture: Andrew Baker

This year’s march to the Cenotaph in Central Park on Remembrance Sunday saw a huge number of young cadets taking part, making it the longest it has ever been.

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army

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Eddie said that despite being sexually attracted to children, he’s never committed a crime and that there’s many more like him.

PM speaks out after Lee Rigby report is made public calling one internet firm a ‘safe haven’.

Social network named in media reports as the platform used by extremists and criticised in government report.

The security services were not in a position to stop the attack on Lee Rigby, but an internet firm might have been able to help foil the plot.

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