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Alison Steadman will speak at UEL on Wednesday (picture: PA)

If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like working in the acting industry, then wonder no longer.

Annie Bonus, or Annie Kingsford, was born in Stratford in 1846

Born in Stratford 170 years ago, Anna “Annie” Bonus was the daughter of a prosperous shipbuilder and an Irish/German mother.

From left, Maddy Morgan and Rhiannon Faith. Photo: Roxanna Ross

Choreographer Rhiannon Faith is chatting happily on her mobile to me about her experimental performance piece.

Stratford East Singers performed a second night on Saturday, January 30, after selling out on the 31st. Picture: Robert Day

Just one Uptown Funk into this concert and the audience is in foot-tapping thrall.

Seven years after Stratford International station opened, it is time to bring international rail services to Newham.

There has been a street market at Canning Town for over 200 years. In the ‘60s and ‘70s Rathbone Market was one of London’s leading street markets. Sadly in more recent times the market has declined, reduced in size and lost customers as Canning Town itself has experienced immense change. However, the decline has been halted and Rathbone is now entering a new phase of growth and development.

Those who don’t live in Newham might be surprised to learn that one of the highlights of our social calendar is a celebration of the life and work of the Scottish poet Robert Burns - but we have a number of proud Scots in our midst, few prouder than our Mayor, Sir Robin Wales, who led the tributes and the dancing at our Burns’ Supper recently.

Alfa Mist claims to have amassed one million listens of his EP Nocturne on Soundcloud

He’s a music producer, rapper – and even a self-taught jazz pianist – but Alfa Mist seems humble about his talents.

Staff and Volunteers (left to right) Polly Rodgers, Hayley Sherwood, Joshua Adams, Holly Gilson, Kirsty Parsons and Paul Beard with Eastside Community Heritage's Museum on Wheels, a mobile project to provide an immersive experience into their and Newham's past

The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away – not with a psychedelic bus but in the form of an unobtrusive wooden suitcase.

David Cameron, once again, targeted Muslim women, by attacking their lack of English speaking skills.

Holocaust Memorial Day falls this week. Its theme is, Don’t Stand By.

We’ve got a very exciting year ahead at the park and, as usual, there are lots of ways for Newham residents to get involved.

From the Dambusters to the Great Escape, there are many great stories of wartime heroes.

Sir Robin Wales

On Wednesday, January 27 we will gather at Stratford Town Hall to mark Holocaust Memorial Day. We will light candles to remember those who lost their lives to the sickening atrocities of Nazi persecution and commemorate the liberation in 1945 of the concentration camp Auschwitz-Birkenau.

Newham has the youngest population in England and we want to make sure that children and young people are able to easily access and use health and wellbeing services in the borough.

Journalist Ellena Cruse visitedTunnelling and Underground Construction Academy (TUCA) in Ilford and was shown round by Melvyn Parr

I spend hours playing trains with my “choo choo” mad toddler.

Annie Leibovitz unveils her latest 'Women New Portraits' collection [photos: Vickie Flores]

An exhibition by world-renowned photographer Annie Leibovitz begins its global tour in London’s East End on Saturday.

Her Women New Portraits show opens to the public for the first time at Wapping, running for three weeks at the historic Hydraulic Power Station, before it starts its global tour.

I’d like to begin by wishing everyone in east London a very happy new year.

Many will welcome the decision by our Newham MPs not to support Cameron’s plans to bomb Syria.

America is up in arms about arms. Iranian Shias and Saudi Sunnis are at each others’ throats.

For me the start of each New Year always brings renewed energy, enthusiasm and hope for all.

The warm glow of Christmas and New Year festivities, and wonderful time spent with family and friends, brighten the inevitable dark and cold of January.

Happy New Year! 2015 has been a fantastic year on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and I hope you enjoyed all the park has to offer.

Lance Carries Miles, Graphite on Paper 2015 by C A Halpin

A powerful new show captures the burdens borne by children at the V&A Museum of Childhood.

Cape Point in South Africa will be one of the destinations featured at The Telegraph Travel Show

Discover the world’s best restaurants, a secluded beach paradise or the hottest place to go jungle trekking at a new travel event for sun-seekers.

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