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This is a lively and at times hilarious musical full of energy, wit and significance.

Hundreds of youngsters will descend on Stratford Library on March 2 for a celebration where they can really let their imaginations run wild.

Each year, hordes of Willy Wonkas, Mad Hatters, Gruffalos and Harry Potters walk the nation’s classrooms for the ultimate celebration of literature – World Book Day.

Last week I joined colleagues and students from the University of East London and the London Design and Engineering UTC to protest two adverts from the payday loan company Smart Pig at Cyprus DLR Station.

The role of Indian soldiers and fighter pilots in the First and Second World Wars is a fascinating subject.

The number of people living in east London is growing rapidly. People are also living longer, meaning that they need more care and support later in life.

It was sad to see two Jobcentres in Newham closing as the government continues to save money by putting services online, writes Richard Sheppard, White Road, Stratford.

I grew up in a loving family in Silvertown.

Sifting through thousands of years of London life to secure Europe’s largest engineering project in history has to be a dream job for any archaeologist.

While the birth of Facebook and Twitter has helped connect people like never before, launched careers, created millionaires, allowed us to follow our heroes and get in the mind of President Trump, social media has a sinister side.

Do you ever check the weather forecast? If so you are in good company. Most sensible people want to know what an expert thinks before planning a day out.

One of the key parts of our plans to create sustainable new communities as part of the long term legacy from the 2012 Games investment was the promise of building much-needed new housing.

Ghastly plans to build concrete plants on the Olympic Park have been shelved. But we can’t be complacent. Any alternative plans put forward must take into account the spirit of the Games legacy. With air quality quite rightly, dominating our political agenda, let’s hope we don’t get such proposals again. Tribute has to be paid to the determination and perseverance of the resident -led campaign. This is their victory.

I refer to the excellent article printed in the Newham Recorder on the blue plaque commemorating the late Major Allan H Beckett RE, writes W M Moncur Major RE (Rtd), Camberley, Surrey, full address supplied.

There must be a smarter way to approach the Jobcentre closures.

With all the talk in the food industry about sustainability, roughly one third of all food produced in the world is wasted. It is estimated that the value of this is almost one trillion dollars annually! And EU food labelling regulations do nothing to assist.

It’s fantastic news that Newham’s 11-year-olds are making the best progress in the country in terms of writing, and are in the top ten nationally across a range of government indicators that measure their performance during primary school.

As we enter the last throes of winter (hopefully) and everyone begins to look to the arrival of spring and the longer days and lighter nights that come with it, it’s also the cue for the Let Newham Play Again group to come out of its own winter hibernation and get active again.

People power has won the day but the battle is far from over for those who opposed three concrete factories proposed for land at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

This month I made – with my wife – my first visit to Kerala, India. We were guests of Follow Me TV, which broadcasts in the local Malayalee language. Set up by the Catholic Church, the station was organising a big celebration of its expansion onto satellite.

I hope you’ve had a good start ao 2017 so far. With West Ham United playing their first matches at the newly- refurbished London Stadium, thrill-seekers braving the world’s longest and tallest tunnel slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit, and our venues hosting some of the biggest events in sport and entertainment, 2016 has been another great year on the Park.

A dance participation scheme will be one of many activities to support the mental health of young people in the borough over the next few months.

Hospital patients met with The Princess Royal during a visit to promote the positive link between occupational therapy and mental health.

Mental health isn’t a conventional topic for comedy – but then Butterfly isn’t exactly a conventional show.

Battle worn soldiers or maimed victims of conflicts far away often stir in the mind when we think of war.

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