Saturday, August 27, 2016
Navreen Arles of Stratford Voices. Picture: Belinda Lawley

Love to sing? Then why not join an uplifting vocal choir specialising in rock, pop and musical mash-ups.

Elwin Cockett Archdeacon of West Ham

A friend of mine has just had to turn down a well-paid job in London because he couldn’t afford to house his family here.

The start of the Rio Olympics brought back memories of the wonderful games our capital hosted in 2012. Those games spurred on massive transformation in our local area and the changes were evident when I visited Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park recently. West Ham marked their first game in the park with a win and I wish them the best of luck for the new season!

With the European Championships, Wimbledon, Olympics finished and the Paralympics to look forward to – this summer has been jam-packed with sport.

Abba tribute act Bjorn Again perform (pictures: Paul Boyling)

Music fans turned out in their thousands to enjoy four evenings of free entertainment at Under the Stars.

Martina Isibor, far right, with the Made in Dagenham cast

An actress has sewn up the role of a lifetime by landing a major role in the celebrated play Made in Dagenham.

Anil Kapoor appeared in the original US series of 24 and now stars in the Hindi version

A Bollywood star will be meeting and greeting fans at a shopping centre in the borough.

I am an Australian from Sydney. Part of a recent trip to Europe was spent travelling to family in Islington, writes AIlan Schofield, by email.

The 2016 Olympic Games are under way in Rio and Team GB are on track to equal their success at London 2012.

The so-called ‘democratic deficit’ was a powerful argument for leaving the EU.

The short sighted draconian cuts in youth services across the country, including here in Newham, has resulted in hundreds and hundreds of clubs, activities, holiday programmes and youth camps to close, leaving thousands of young people without any form of provision.

Junior Marvin (picture: Julie Collins)

Whether it’s soul, ska or bhangra that gets you up on your feet and singing along, there’s something for everyone at Under The Stars.

Mandela Trilogy. Picture: Silvia Lelli

A Newham-born actor, largely raised in South Africa, is to return to his London roots for an show about the life and times of Nelson Mandela.

The Westfield summer pop-up park will run throughout August at Stratford City

A Finding Dory zorbing pool and dance carnival will be at Westfield Stratford City this weekend and throughout August.

Fans flock to meet YouTube stars IRL

Wednesday, August 10, 2016
The Sorted team, with Ben second from left

An eclectic range of stars will be in Newham this weekend, from singers, daredevils, make-up gurus and even a sex educator

The liver is a vital organ, removing toxins from the body.

I remember a time when I was a sub-editor on the Daily Jang London and used to travel from East Ham to London Bridge in 1995.

As the world enjoys the greatest show on earth in Rio, with West Ham having kicked off their first season at the stadium and tickets for the Slide at the ArcelorMittal Orbit proving to be a summer scorcher, there’s no better place to be in London this summer than Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, scene of those unforgettable four weeks of sport in 2012.

25 Chiltern Gardens, Hornchurch, RM12 4SQQ -  60th Wedding Anniversary of Norma and Terry Matthews

In 1954, the same year that meat finally came off ration and Roger Bannister broke the four-minute mile, a special couple were tying the knot in Newham.

I grew up in a fifth floor flat in Silvertown. We didn’t have any outside space, which is why I value my little garden in Plaistow so much. I have tried to make it a haven for wildlife, though the hedgehogs still ignore the specially purchased hedgehog house.

Unsurprisingly, now that Britain has voted to leave the EU, the EU is re-examining whether it can offer us a better deal; a seven-year emergency brake on immigration.

In Newham, we have one of the youngest populations in England. We also have the highest number of people aged under 25 living with diabetes in the country.

Budding photographers with Adele White, fourth left

Adult carers have enjoyed time away from their pressurised roles thanks to a series of inspired photography workshops.

Members of the Independent Newham Users' Forum (INUF) Football Team

Ill mental health can affect us all. For our final Minds Matter week, a mental health service user tells Kat Hopps how volunteering and mental wellbeing has helped him on the road to recovery.

One of the “tingle moments”’ of the opening ceremony of the London Olympics, here in Newham four years ago, was Emeli Sandé’s singing of Amazing Grace.

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