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History project needs memories of Newham’s female workers

Are you a woman who worked in Newham’s docks, shops or offices? Maybe you had a job at Tate & Lyle’s factory in Silvertown?

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Funding means that more of the borough's older people will be able to enjoy drama

Grant means over 50s can enjoy Stratford drama classes

Older residents with an interest in theatre can look forward to enjoying regular drama classes after a group of over 50s residents secured funding.

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John Arthey received an Asbo after pleading guilty to burglary

Asbo for Upton Park cycle thief

An Upton Park man described as a “prolific cycle thief” has been given a five year asbo.

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Dogs in fancy dress join the Paw Pageant catwalk at Spitalfields market.

Pictures: Dogs take the lead on Spitalfields market catwalk

Spitalfields Market hosted 6,000 canines of all shapes and sizes from across England for its third annual Paw Pageant on Monday.

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Events across Newham will raise eye health awareness

Newham Council is joining forces with a range of partners including East London vision and health professionals from across the borough to promote the importance of eye health and regular sight tests.

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‘Unlawful’ Newham Council policy left family of four living on £50 a week

An “unlawful” Newham Council policy left a family of four living on just £50 a week, a judicial review has found.

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Manor Park fire damages window

A fire in a flat above a Manor Park shop in the early hours of Sunday morning partially destroyed a window.

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Comedian David Walliams will take part in SwimBritain at the London Aquatics Centre. Picture: Eddie MacDonald

David Walliams takes on charity relay at London Aquatics Centre

Comedian, actor and Britain’s Got Talent judge David Walliams will take on his next big swimming challenge for charity at the London Aquatics Centre.

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Another 24-hour strike could bring misery to a million Central line commuters if the ASLEF train drivers' strike goes ahead on Wednesday, September 17 (photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Central line strikes could continue in September

Central line commuters could face a repeat of Friday’s strike action in September if drivers cannot reach an agreement with Underground bosses.

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Beckton farm to host first harvest festival

If you like to shout about your tomatoes or marrows, head to Newham City Farm which will be holding its first ever community harvest festival.

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Manor Park open day focus on Syrian crisis

An open day will discuss what can be done to help the Syrian people caught up in the humanitarian crisis in the region.

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Australian band Sheppard performing at Westfield Stratford City

Shoppers enjoy free concert at Westfield Stratford City

It’s not often you can listen to a chart-topping band play live while you’re out shopping, but that’s what visitors to Westfield Stratford City were treated to on Sunday.

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Thousands attend the Jehovah's Witness convention at the ExCel Centre

Thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses ‘seek God’s Kingdom’ in Newham

The godly descended on Newham as thousands of Jehovah’s Witnesses sought God’s Kingdom at the ExCel Centre.

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Visitors at the boat tour by Lee & Stort Boat Co Ltd explores the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park through the river.

Pictures: Boat tours open to the public at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Why traipse around the Olympic Park by foot when you can glide along the water like a real VIP?

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Youngsters and local residents took part in the Under the Cars procession in Canning Town

Under the Cars procession vrooms into Canning Town

Wacky Races had nothing on the eclectic selection of car costumes paraded through Newham during this year’s Under the Cars procession.

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Police applied for a suspension of the licence, which was made permanent on Friday

Manor Park pub loses licence over assault

A Manor Park pub has lost its licence weeks after an assault left a customer in a coma.

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Cartridge World’'s business development manager Alan Cridge presents store manager Amit Patel with his Gold Standard certificate.

Cartridge World Stratford awarded Gold Standard

A Stratford printer cartridge store has been named as one of the country’s finest after picking up a top award. Cartridge World, on Broadway, has become only the fourth store in the UK to achieve the company’s ‘Gold Standard’ - a company quality benchmark introduced back in April.

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West Ham players line up for a team photo

West Ham United’s war heritage explored in new book

For the thousands of supporters who flock to Upton Park every other Saturday, life without West Ham United would be unthinkable. But fans and players a century earlier nearly had to face just that when war broke out in Europe.

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Mohamed Ali (left) and Frederick Best have been jailed for life for the murder of Ali's wife Amina Bibi, (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Life sentences for husband and killer he hired to murder his wife in Forest Gate

An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife have today been jailed for life for her murder.

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Robert Wilde is wanted by police

Have you seen this man in Newham?

Police are appealing for assistance in tracing a man who is wanted in connection with several robberies and burglaries in Essex.

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Newham's reggae choir on stage at the One Love festival in Milton Keynes

Stratford reggae choir entertain festival crowd

Belting out hits from the likes of Bob Marley and Marvin Gaye, the Stratford-based Reggae Choir thoroughly entertained the crowd at the One Love Festival.

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Marcus Moore

Have you seen this man in Newham?

A convicted robber is wanted for recall back to prison after making death threats.

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Drug dealer wanted on recall to prison

Police are appealing for help in finding a man who is wanted on recall to prison.

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American journalist James Foley while covering the civil war in Aleppo, Syria (AP Photo/freejamesfoley.org, Nicole Tung, File)

Stratford man sought by MI6 over James Foley death

A Stratford man is one of three MI6 believe has vital information about the killing of US journalist James Foley.

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Children from Excellence in Education celebrate

Primary school pupils pass GCSE maths

It wasn’t just year 11 pupils who received their GCSE results yesterday

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Thousands throng around the Kaaba at the Grand Mosque in Mecca

Forest Gate travel agent arrested in Hajj fraud probe

A Forest Gate travel agent has been arrested and £400,000 seized over the suspected fraudulent sale of package holidays to devout Muslims making the once-in-a-lifetime Hajj pilgrimage to Mecca.

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Central Line users in Tower Hamlets will be affected

Delays expected as Central Line drivers strike

Commuters will face delays this morning after Central Line drivers called a strike.

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School for excluded children celebrates GCSE success

A school for children who struggle with learning has achieved its first A grade pass in English and announced its new status as a free school.

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Students Bilal Saleem, Foyzul Amin, Tasnim Rahman and Amna Kheri with headteacher Ian Wilson

Four Little Ilford students achieve combined 33 A*s

Four Little Ilford students celebrated a combined 33 A*s in their GCSEs - and had advice for those following in their footsteps.

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Om Dave with his results

GCSE maths success for Royal Docks Community School

Improving on last year’s results in the subject was a target for head Wendy Bower, and something she is happy to have achieved.

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Lister headteacher Anthony Wilson (centre) with Aashna Jethmalani, who achieved 10A*s and two As, and  Indre Marciulynaite who picked up eight 8A*s and four As.

GCSEs: Lister student achieves 11 A*s and two As

GCSE results at Lister School have improved for the fourth consecutive year, with one student in particular exceeding expectations.

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Pupils celebrate their GCSE results at Forest Gate Community School:
L-R: Alice Wybron-Kerfoot, Estelle Bama and Annalune Kamulete open their results.
Photograph by Lucy Ray

Boy set for Eton says ‘I won’t forget where I came from’

A schoolboy who secured top marks in his GCSEs is set to follow in the footsteps of David Cameron and Boris Johnson after winning a scholarship to Eton worth £76,000.

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Iani Gayo, Cecilia Donkor, Sophie Martin, Mathuvi Remigius & Minty Acquah-Mankoe celebrating an outstanding 38 A*’s & 17 A’s between them

St Angela’s Ursuline celebrates high pass rates

Five girls at St Angela’s Ursuline are celebrating receiving 38A*s and 17As between them.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will welcome 3 millionth visitor on Firday

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to welcome 3 millionth visitor

Celebrations will be held to mark the three millionth visitor to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday.

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Ola Adeyemi jumping for joy at her results

Top achievers at Sarah Bonnell school ‘shocked’ at results

A brain-box from a Newham school was breathing a sigh of relief today after earning her place at a prestigious boarding college.

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Head boy Shadman Rafid achieved eleven A and A*

Improvement in GCSE results for Rokeby School

Four brainy boys at Rokeby School managed to achieve ten or more GCSEs at A and A*.

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Tanjima Khatun gained six As and four Bs

Top grades in quarter of exams at Plashet School

Plashet School enjoyed another successful year of GCSE results, with 26 per cent of all grades at A and A*.

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Oliver Hugaas who gained 8 A*s and four As

St Bonaventure’s celebrate record year

Pupils at St Bonaventure’s are celebrating a record year of GCSE results.

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Jessica Kayode-Newman clutching her outstanding set of results

GCSE success for Sarah Bonnell Girls

Sarah Bonnell Girls’ School in Maryland have made the grade by revealing another exceptional set of overall results with 66pc of students achieving five A* to C grades including English and Maths.

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Hardip Singh found a fly in his chicken wing

KFC diner ‘disgusted’ at finding dead fly in chicken wing

A man was horrified to discover a dead fly in his Kentucky-fried chicken wing as his bit into his lunch.

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John Arthey received an Asbo after pleading guilty to burglary

Asbo for Upton Park cycle thief

An Upton Park man described as a “prolific cycle thief” has been given a five year asbo.

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Dogs in fancy dress join the Paw Pageant catwalk at Spitalfields market.

Pictures: Dogs take the lead on Spitalfields market catwalk

Spitalfields Market hosted 6,000 canines of all shapes and sizes from across England for its third annual Paw Pageant on Monday.

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Newham Borough Commander Tony Nash highlights other work police do

This week I’d like to highlight the fantastic work that Newham police carry out with our local young people and communities.

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Author Penny Hancock

Mile End setting for new psychological thriller

The streets of Mile End are the setting for author Penny Hancock’s new psychological thriller, A Trick of the Mind.

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Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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