Sunday, March 26, 2017

An intimate account of a cabaret star’s journey with depression is to see its first London orchestral version shown in Stratford.

Callum Daniel’s passion for robots has led him to set up his own company. Picture: DIONNE DANIEL

We can all feel proud that, last week, Tafsia Shikdar became the first Newham student ever offered a place at the world famous Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Kaashif Kamaly, 15, is congratulated by Forest Gate Community School asst head Omar Deria for securing a place at Eton. Picture: KEN MEARS

I am a firm believer in democracy and also believe that referenda can be useful tools to poll the entire nation on major constitutional issues.

Last November I trekked to the far reaches of the Piccadilly Line.

The possible relocation of Champions statue continues to divide opinion. Picture: ISABEL INFANTES

Dame Vera really did have the X Factor

No-one with a drop of Irish blood in them will need reminding that this Friday is St Patrick’s day.

For all Theresa May’s fluff about helping those “just about managing,” the chancellor showed he couldn’t “just about manage” a budget that sticks to his party’s own promises.

European migrants living in Newham and around the UK assembled on February 20 for One Day Without Us.

Stephen Timms MP voted against Brexit despite the EU referendum result

March is prostate cancer awareness month, which provides a vital opportunity to raise awareness of this disease that affects around one in eight men in the UK.

Sport plays a huge role in bringing our community together and it’s great to see the dedication shown by Newham residents to their local clubs.

Call me lucky if you will, but in addition to predicting three of the recent major politcial events, namely the last general election, Brexit referendum and the Trump victory - many months ahead of each vote, my predictions in financial markets have also been remarkably accurate, so I am happy to leave you with my top investment tip.

Switch off your phone to enjoy the drive home

Have you ever watched celebrities strutting their stuff on Strictly Come Dancing and thought, ‘I could do that’?

A charming tale of a dragon named Toothless and his human friend Hiccup landed in bookshops in 2003, ready to entice young readers with a dynamic blend of fantasy and adventure.

Since the London 2012 Games, many thousands of local people have worked on the park, including many young apprentices, who we have seen take the first steps in long and fulfilling careers.

Once again the Mayor of Newham is recommending to Newham Council a budget which includes no increase in the Newham element of council tax - for the ninth year running, no additional precept for social care and saving of £80.08 million without cutting frontline services.

It is no secret that in Newham we face a significant financial challenge. It was with that in mind that I presented my proposed budget for the coming year to the council’s cabinet last week.

World Book Day 2016, Southern Road Primary School. Yr 3 and 4 children and teachers (back) Rachel England, Helen Yearnshire, Caroline Sharp, Rebecca Pannifer, Lucy Tripp. Picture: VICKIE FLORES

Teachers need support and investment

Fancy the jamming session of a lifetime? Jazz guitar legend Martin Taylor MBE is coming to Stratford to give you the chance.

Listening to Cecilia Knapp perform lines from her debut one-woman performance is both a melancholy and beautiful experience.

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