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Staff at Newham Partnership Working have rallied together in support of the borough’s underprivileged youngsters.

Hoskins Close residents won a victory on mould in their homes

Tenants and residents celebrated a victory against mould by baking “mouldy” gingerbread house biscuits for the council.

Representatives from What You Do Matters with the shoeboxes

Supporters of What You Do Matters have helped the organisation smash their Toy Appeal target by collecting 339 shoeboxes full of gifts.

Young patients at the Royal London Hospital receive their gifts. From left:  Rhyanne Gasper, 14, from Newham, Naeem Agbongbon, 8, from Ockenden, Essex, Eron Ufuah, 9, from Canning Town, and Harshika Partheepan, 4 months, from Newbury Park, with volunteers from the Kindness Offensive Photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Children being treated in hospital over Christmas received hundreds of gifts in a surprise visit by well-wishers.

The cellar in Betty's old house where she cowered as a child

From the baby-sized gas mask to the make-shift beds, Betty Sexton has had a poignant year saying goodbye to her old belongings.

Jackie Litambola and Peach colleagues

The mother of a murdered teenager has backed a “save havens” scheme for young people to help prevent future deaths from street violence.

Dautzenberg posing in a mobile phone photo with criminal money on March 26

A criminal from Canning Town who attacked women and snatched their jewellery in West London has been jailed for six years.

Siobhan Kangataram and Amanda Harvey, from Network Rail, hand over a very large toy collection.

If your train was delayed recently, there may have been a very good reason for it.

The wool covered tree in Woodgrange Road

Decorating a tree for Christmas has taken on a whole new meaning in Forest Gate.

Crime & Court

Thu, 15:47

A criminal from Canning Town who attacked women and snatched their jewellery in West London has been jailed for six years.

Thu, 10:19
Dautzenberg posing in a mobile phone photo with criminal money on March 26

A criminal from Canning Town who grabbed women by the neck and punched them in the face to steal their jewellery will be sentenced today.

India
Tue, 08:05
Charges after police arrests

Four men from east London have appeared in court with two others on charges involving terrorism or fraud after their arrests at the port of Dover or raids on their homes.

Health

Tuesday, November 25, 2014

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
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
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

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
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Jenny Jones has expressed concerns over the statistics for hit and runs in Newham

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

Politics

Wednesday, December 10, 2014

A trio of senior Newham council officers have stood down after the borough’s newest sixth form centre was found to have opened against legal advice.

Newham council
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
Fixed Odds gambling at a High Street bookmaker's

A quarter of all local authorities in the country, led by Newham Council in east London, have joined forces to use legislation to block betting shops clustering in high streets with unregulated casino-style gambling. They want the £100-a-spin maximum stakes on fixed odds gaming machines to be cut to just £2. This, they say, would reduce “extraneous profits” that attract so many betting shops to high streets with the “crime and anti-social behaviour” associated with them. Newham says police are called to incidents involving a betting shop every day in its area.

But the Bookmakers Association says there is no evidence that reducing the stake to £2 will have any impact on problem gambling, despite what the Mayor of Newham claims. Most gamblers stop after reaching their voluntary limits, it maintains...

Robin
Thursday, November 20, 2014
Councillors have approved a £2miilion loan to Newham College of Further Education

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

London

Education

Friday, December 12, 2014

It’s already produced one victorious World Cup captain – now Ripple Primary School could be gearing up to add another to its roll.

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Matt Jarvis
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
(L-R) Staff from the New Birth Day Nursery Sabana Akteruddin, Megan Clarke, Sarnjit Samchi, Chantelle Smith & Michaela Howard. The council has cut the funding for nursery which means 18 two year-olds will have to go elsewhere and five members of staff will lose their jobs (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Five workers will lose their jobs the week before Christmas and parents of 18 toddlers will be forced to find alternative childcare after a nursery’s funding was slashed.

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Monday, December 8, 2014
Amina Yonis

A graduate from one of the top universities has returned to her old school in a bid to inspire the next generation of students.

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Heritage

Fri, 11:19

From the baby-sized gas mask to the make-shift beds, Betty Sexton has had a poignant year saying goodbye to her old belongings.

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London
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Small Faces in their heyday

Keyboard player Jimmy Winston returns to the Ruskin Arms pub where he grew up and started the Small Faces. He tells the Recorder how it feels to be ‘bringing it all back home’

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Wednesday, December 10, 2014
Holocaust survivor Hannah shares moment with student Rabia Ahmed

Devout Muslim Rabia Ahmed set out to show the horrors of the Nazi Holocaust to her fellow students and bring people of all faiths together.

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London

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