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Plaistow surgery GP with history of depression ‘took own life’, inquest finds

A GP and father-of-five with a history of depression took his own life, an inquest has heard.

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Amina Bibi was murdered by her husband

Murdered Forest Gate mum hid her family troubles

EXCLUSIVE: A devoted mother-of-two who was murdered by a hitman hired by her husband put a brave face on her domestic troubles, according to her best friend.

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The attack was in Rainham

Suspended sentence for Newham man who grabbed bus driver by throat

A man who grabbed a bus driver by the throat and smashed through a screen after his invalid ticket was refused has been handed a suspended sentence.

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John Arthey received an Asbo after pleading guilty to burglary

Asbo for Upton Park cycle thief

An Upton Park man described as a “prolific cycle thief” has been given a five year asbo.

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‘Unlawful’ Newham Council policy left family of four living on £50 a week

An “unlawful” Newham Council policy left a family of four living on just £50 a week, a judicial review has found.

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Police applied for a suspension of the licence, which was made permanent on Friday

Manor Park pub loses licence over assault

A Manor Park pub has lost its licence weeks after an assault left a customer in a coma.

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Mohamed Ali (left) and Frederick Best have been jailed for life for the murder of Ali's wife Amina Bibi, (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Life sentences for husband and killer he hired to murder his wife in Forest Gate

An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife have today been jailed for life for her murder.

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American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria (AP Photo/freejamesfoley.org, Nicole Tung, File)

Stratford man sought by MI6 over James Foley death

A Stratford man is one of three MI6 believe has vital information about the killing of US journalist James Foley.

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Amina Bibi died from more than 70 stab wounds at her home in Forest Gate (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Guilty: Husband and drug addict he paid to murder wife in Forest Gate

An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife, who died from more than 70 stab wounds, have today been found guilty of murder.

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Do you recognise these men? (Pic:BTP)

£19,000 stolen from East Ham man during attack

Thieves stole £19,000 from an East Ham man during an attack at Kings Cross station.

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The gang get out of a stolen BMW just minutes before the robbery on the Breitling store

Westfield Stratford smash and grab gang jailed

An armed gang who smashed their way into a luxury watch shop have been jailed for a total of 39 years.

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Parker pleaded guilty to indecently exposing himself on trains

East Ham man receives suspended sentence for indecent exposure

An East Ham man who indecently exposed himself on trains across London, Hertfordshire and Essex has received a nine-month suspended sentence.

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Squeak the cat

Family seeks answers after pet cat ‘poisoned to death’ in East Ham

A family whose pet cat died as a result of it being poisoned is offering a reward for any information which could lead to a criminal conviction.

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Mehmet was jailed for dangerous driving

East Ham dangerous driver jailed for four years

An East Ham man described as a “considerable danger” has been jailed for more than four years for dangerous driving.

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Police have charged a man with raping a child

Stratford man charged with raping child

A Stratford man is in court today charged with raping a child.

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Ravel Morrison arriving at Manchester Magistrates Court this morning (Picture: Lynne Cameron/PA Wire)

Ravel Morrison made acid attack threats against ex-girlfriend, court hears

The West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison threatened to throw acid in the face of his ex-girlfriend and blow up her house, a court heard this morning.

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A Greater Anglia train at Ilford station

Trains between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street delayed after passenger is taken ill at Ilford

Trains running between Shenfield and London Liverpool Street are being delayed by up to 20 minutes.

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Joseph Birtles, now 81, was jailed for seven years at the Old Bailey for molesting children in his care at a Manor Park school Picture Ed Willcox

Former Manor Park teacher jailed for molesting children in his care more than 40 years ago

A retired primary school teacher who molested pupils as young as eight in a campaign of sexual abuse that lasted almost two decades could die behind bars.

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Police have released this e-fit of the suspect

Appeal after woman’s nose broken in unprovoked Plaistow assault

Police have released an e-fit of a man they wish to question over an unprovoked attack in Plaistow.

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Josh Smith and Daniel

Beckton kidnap gang jailed for more than 76 years

A gang who kidnapped and tortured a man and blackmailed his family have been jailed today for a total of more than 76 years.

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Ravel Morrison of West Ham(Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

West Ham’s Ravel Morrison granted bail in ‘assaults’ case

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been freed after a judge granted him bail following a private court hearing.

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Do you recognise this man? (Pic: BTP)

Appeal after man punched on train at West Ham station

Officers investigating an assault at West Ham station have released a picture of a man they wish to speak to.

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Tougher police patrols in Newham for Pakistan independence celebrations

Police will be carrying out “enhanced patrols” to make sure celebrations of Pakistan’s independence day next week remain peaceful.

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A police officer stands guard following the incident

Three men bailed in Plaistow Halloween shooting investigation

Three men arrested over the attempted murder of a Plaistow shopkeeper have been bailed until early October, pending further investigation.

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Ravel Morrison. (Photo by Ben Hoskins/Getty Images)

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison held in custody over alleged assaults

West Ham midfielder Ravel Morrison has been remanded in custody after appearing in court accused of punching and slapping his ex-girlfriend and her mother.

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Three men have been arrested

Three arrested over Halloween shooting of Plaistow shop owner

Three men have been arrested on suspicion of attempted murder and attempted robbery at a Plaistow shop last year.

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Have you seen Stephen Lansana? (Pic: Met Police)

Police hunt for Canning Town man

Police are trying to trace a Canning Town man in connection with a murder in Hendon.

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Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Man in court charged with cemetery murder at Manor Park

A man has appeared in court accused of murder in a cemetery in east London.

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A police officer outside the taped off pub

Manor Park pub cordoned off as police probe “assault” mystery.

Police taped off a section of the pavement surrounding the Willam the Conqueror pub in Romford Road , Manor Park, today as they carried out inquiries into how a man came to receive serious head injuries.

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Two people have been arrested under the Female Genital Mutilation Act

Pensioner arrested in Newham over planned female genital mutilation of 11-year-old

A pensioner has been arrested in Newham over conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

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Javauntee Campbell

Teenagers found guilty of Queen’s Market trader murder

Two teenagers who stabbed a Queen Street market trader in broad daylight after he tried to retrieve a stolen watch have been convicted in connection with his murder.

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Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Manor Park murder victim named

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in a Manor Park cemetery have released his identity.

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Four Newham men have now been charged with the murder

Stratford man charged with Hendon murder

A fourth Newham man has been charged with murdering a man in Hendon, north London.

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The trial took place at the Old Bailey

Teenager found guilty of murdering market trader Rashid Naeem

A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of the murder of market trader Rashid Naeem.

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The officer was summonsed to Westminster Magistrates' Court

Newham police officer receives court summons for misconduct

A Newham police officer has been summonsed to appear at court charged with misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.

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Gang jailed 90 years total...Top L-R Day, Strasunskas, Kayani;
Bottom L-R Bharj, F Carbon, M Carbon and Sadiku

Gang jailed 90 years at Old Bailey for armed robberies across east London

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

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CCTV images of four suspects police want to trace after attack on bus driver at Stratford on April 27

Police hunt woman and 3 men after attack on east London bus driver

Police are appealing today for help to trace a woman and three men following an attack on a bus driver in east London.

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The man was arrested for incidents on the rail network

East Ham man charged with indecent exposure

An East Ham man has been charged with indecent exposure on a train.

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Launch of the Operation Western Promise operation in Stratford

Operation Western Promise aims to improve public confidence in Newham Police

A police operation to improve public confidence is underway in west Newham.

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Do you know this man? (Picture: British Transport Police)

CCTV appeal over rush hour sexual assault on Stratford to Ilford train

Police are keen to speak to this man in connection with a sexual assault during rush hour on a train between Stratford and Ilford stations.

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Walthamstow Coroner's Court

Plaistow surgery GP with history of depression ‘took own life’, inquest finds

A GP and father-of-five with a history of depression took his own life, an inquest has heard.

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Dogs in fancy dress join the Paw Pageant catwalk at Spitalfields market.

Pictures: Dogs take the lead on Spitalfields market catwalk

Spitalfields Market hosted 6,000 canines of all shapes and sizes from across England for its third annual Paw Pageant on Monday.

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Island Gardens Cllr Peter Golds wants the role of Tower Hamlets Mayor to change

The newly elected Tower Hamlets is finding its feet. Whilst the membership has changed, no fewer than seventeen of the forty five councillors are newly elected, other things remain constant. At our first full business meeting in July the Mayor, as usual refused to answer questions from either councillors or the public.

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Author Penny Hancock

Mile End setting for new psychological thriller

The streets of Mile End are the setting for author Penny Hancock’s new psychological thriller, A Trick of the Mind.

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