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We see their names on a daily basis, but who are the people who have one of Newham’s roads in their honour? Sophie Morton takes a look at some of the stories behind the streets.

Newham Council rejected plans to turn a Grade II listed Manor Park pub into flats on Monday.

A woman from Forest Gate is on a mission to track down her uncle’s old footballing teammates.

A soldier from Canning Town who was awarded the Victoria Cross after being killed in action in the final months of the First World War has been remembered a century on.

Photographs of England’s only World Cup-winning captain, Bobby Moore, have gone on display in a new exhibition.

A woman from Beckton is starring in the London School of Economics’ performance of Made in Dagenham.

The Tate factory has sat on the banks of the Thames in Silvertown for 140 years.

A rare collection of photos from a Stratford veteran reveal what life was like when all fell quiet on the Western Front.

Eastside Community Heritage are appealing for stories from Newham’s nurses.

As part of our coverage of the centenary of some women getting the vote, the Recorder spoke to three women about why they think it is important women excercise their right to vote today.

The minor industrial action at the giant Ford motor works in Dagenham didn’t grab the local newspaper headlines at first, just another dispute that I covered in 1968 as a young reporter on the old Romford Times newspaper that summer.

Five decades ago, women workers at Ford’s Dagenham factory went on strike.

The names of some of east London’s lesser-known campaigners in the suffrage movement have been included on a statue marking the centenary of the Representation of the People Act.

A hundred years ago the first women won the vote, thanks to the fight and sacrifice of the suffragettes.

To mark the 100th anniversary of women getting the vote on Tuesday, next week’s paper will be a special women’s edition.

To kick-start the celebrations, Hayley Anderson delves into the history of the suffragettes and their role in history.

As women march the streets of London for gender equality and the 100th anniversary of women’s suffrage gets ever closer, the East End Women’s Museum, which aims to “balance the history books”, starts to take shape in.

Hayley Anderson finds out more.

Survivors of genocide and the Holocaust shared their stories to mark Holocaust Memorial Day.

More than 72,000 small shrouded figures are set to be laid out in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this year to mark 100 years since the end of the First World War.

Do you recognise the family in this photo?

The fascinating story of how a single unexploded wartime bomb had a ‘ripple affect’ that led to hundreds of deaths in a school in Canning Town is told on BBC 2 tonight.

Politicians, police chiefs, veterans, cadets and members of the public took part in a remembrance service at the Cenotaph in East Ham this morning.

“I’ve had a wonderful life,” remarks Stanley Silburn, as he reflects on 94 years of memories.

One way of discovering local history – and what I promised readers I’d bring in my ‘Looking back…’ series – is interviewing an expert, a researcher, a resident, a witness. That normally requires for both the interviewer and the interviewee to be alive.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our two-minute Met Office video forecast.

The realities of the Great War resonate more keenly when they come from the mouths of those who experienced it themselves.

Protesters against ‘Brexit’ from all over east London join tomorrow’s ‘People’s March for Europe’ and mass rally in Westminster.

On the 30th anniversary of the Docklands Light Railway, emeritus professor of transport strategy at The Open University, Stephen Potter, considers the history and impact of one of the busiest transport systems in the UK.

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our three-minute Met Office video forecast.

“I died in hell – (They called it Passchendaele).”

Dozens gathered to pay their respects to Forest Gate’s war dead on the anniversary of the night a bomb hit a bus during the Second World War.

A vigil to remember the 20 victims of a World War II V1 flying bomb is being held in Forest Gate this evening.

To commemorate the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s death, pupils from Rokeby School gathered to discuss their thoughts on her acclaimed work.

“People walk past this factory every day and think it’s some old warehouse, but there’s a lot going on inside these four walls.”

The 1916 Battle of the Somme typifies the Western Front for many among the public – fierce trench fighting, dubious tactics from the British Army, casualties numbering in the thousands.

A story telling a little known chapter of British history has been published after gathering dust in an attic for almost 50 years.

Newham’s Ramgarhia Sikh community arrived in east London in the 1960s, meeting in a number of places to worship before settling in their current home in Neville Road, Forest Gate.

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