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Newham smokers to get free support to kick habit

Smokers trying to quit the habit could benefit from free support if they sign up to Stoptober.

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Forest Gate Community School hold open evening for 2015

Parents looking for a secondary school next year are invited to meet head teacher, Simon Elliott, teaching staff and governors on Wednesday evening.

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Miguel Ausina took this photo of shoppers being evacuated from Westfield

Westfield Stratford City reopens after evacuation

Westfield Stratford City was evacuated this afternoon after a suspicious package was found.

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Students from Rokeby School saw War Horse in London's West End

Canning Town teens get taste of West End

170 youngsters from Rokeby School got a taste of culture when they were treated to a West End show.

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This branch of the Royal British Legion in Manor Park is closing down. Newham, London on September 10, 2014. Photo: Arnaud Stephenson

Legion to close Manor Park branch as membership and income fall

The Manor Park branch of the Royal British Legion is to close, bringing to an end more than 70 years of history.

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June Barnes, who has retired from her role as chief executive at East Thames,  with her successor Yvonne Arrowsmith

Housing charity marks 35th anniversary in Stratford

A housing charity celebrated its 35th anniversary at an event at which it also said goodbye to its chief executive.

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Members of the USA team during the opening ceremony of the Invictus Games. Picture: PA Wire/Jonathan Brady

Invictus Games raises the bar on Warrior Games, say American athletes

American athletes were full of praise for the Invictus Games, claiming its scale and support dwarfed their own Warrior Games that first inspired the adaptive sports tournament over here.

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Franky Reed 1 with Amy Reed trying to catch ducks to win prized at Barts Health NHS Trust's open day at Newham Hospital in Plaistow.

Pictures: Families enjoy Newham Hospital open day

The grounds of Newham Hospital might not be the first place you’d think of going for a fun afternoon, but that all changed on Saturday as hundreds headed to a free open day.

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Maurillia Simpson shows of her gold and silver Invictus Games medals

Invictus Games: Olympic Park’s own wounded warrior wins gold and silver

Injury might have ended her military career, but it didn’t stop former Lance Corporal Maurillia Simpson from winning gold and silver medals at the Invictus Games.

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Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

Unexploded bomb found near Olympic Park

An unexploded bomb is currently being disposed of near the Olympic Park.

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Javauntee Campbell and Karlton Burton were sentenced at the Old Bailey today

Life for teenager found guilty of market trader’s murder

A teenager has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the murder of Queen’s Market trader Rashid Naeem.

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Newham flat residents urged to keep corridors clear of hazards

People living in blocks of flats are being urged to consider their safety and others by keeping communal areas clear.

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About 100 people took part in the inclusive sports games held at Hermit Road Recreation Ground in Plaistow

Disabilities no divide at Plaistow inclusive games

Disabilities proved no divide at an inclusive sports games designed to enable children to try out a wide range of sports.

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Team Great Britain on the stage for the medallion presentation at the closing ceremony. Picture: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire

Invictus Games: Foo Fighters headline spectacular five-hour closing ceremony

A star-studded line-up of musicians and comedians closed the first ever Invictus Games at a spectacular ceremony last night.

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EastEnders stars Ricky Grover and Perry Fenwick

EastEnders stars become patrons of Newham charity

EastEnders actors Ricky Grover and Perry Fenwick are the new patrons of Newham-based charity Community Links.

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Karlton Burton and Javauntee Campbell will be sentenced at the Old Bailey today

Teens set to be jailed for stabbing market trader over watch

The teenage boys who killed a market trader in Newham after a row over a stolen watch face lengthy jail terms when they are sentenced at the Old Bailey today.

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The transformed garden in Green Street, Upton Park

Upton Park roof garden transformed

A roof garden in Upton Park has been transformed thanks to a team of volunteers from BT.

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Delvin Maston (left) of the USA and Andrew McErlean (centre) of Great Britain in action in the Wheelchair Basketball final  (Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire)

Invictus Games: Gold for Great Britain’s wheelchair basketballers

The roof of the Copper Box was well and truly raised tonight as Great Britain enjoyed a second victory over the USA in as many days.

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Invictus Games competitor Jo Morris

Invictus Games: ‘I want this to go on and on forever’

Despite narrowly missing out on a medal, cyclist Jo Morris intends to return to the “special” Invictus Games next year.

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Alferdo de los Santos

Invictus Games ‘on a different level’ to US Warrior inspiration

Famously inspired by America’s Warrior Games, the Invictus Games has taken the idea of a multi-sport event for injured servicemen to another level, according to those who have experienced both.

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Capt James Cumming

Invictus Games: Injured cyclists hoping for Games legacy

One of the key aims of the Invictus Games has been to highlight the achievements of injured serviceman, something the competitors hope to see maintained in the coming years.

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Prince Harry lifts the trophy after team

Invictus Games: Great Britain win wheelchair rugby gold

Great Britain enjoyed a golden evening at the Invictus Games with a dramatic victory over the USA in a nail-biting wheelchair rugby final.

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Great Britain's Michael Hall celebrates victory during the Men's Archery Individual bronze medal match. (Pic: Anthony Devlin/PA

Invictus Games: Archer celebrates ‘emotional’ day with double medal success

Archer Michael Hall celebrated a day to remember at the Invictus Games after picking up gold and bronze medals this afternoon in Stratford’s Here East arena.

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The man was slashed in the face at Stratford station on Tuesday (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Man slashed in the face on Stratford station platform

A man was slashed in the face in a ‘sustained attack’ on a busy train and Tube platform at Stratford station on Tuesday lunchtime.

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Among the activities the students enjoyed was a king fu show Picture: Ben Moss

Canning Town students experience Far East magic on school trip

For most of us, school trips usually involve long coach trips culminanting in a visit to somewhere like Margate, marred, more often than not, by rain.

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You could help Richard House receive a £50,000 donation.

You can help Richard House win £50,000

Richard House Children’s Hospice is in the running to win £50,000 - and it needs your vote.

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Tonii Wilson was elected following yesterday's by-election (Picture: Tim Ockenden/PA Archive)

Labour’s Tonii Wilson wins Beckton by-election

Labour candidate Tonii Wilson has been elected as Beckton’s third councillor following yesterday’s by-election.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Update: Greater Anglia expects delays on Shenfield line to last until 9.30am

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Delays and cancellations on Liverpool Street to Shenfield line after broken down train

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Pictured at the opening of the cafe are, left to right,  Chinye Jibunoh – Principal, Ali-Elena Nawar,  EBA, Michael C Cooch – PriceWaterhouseCooper, Chloe White, EBA  and Matas Danilevicius, EBA

Canning Town students open cafe for business and entrepreneurs

Parents, budding entrepreneurs and members of the community will be enjoying food and drinks at a rebranded cafe.

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Yasir Ali was jailed for 10 years

Plaistow armed robber jailed for 10 years

An armed robber from Plaistow who targeted betting shops across London was jailed for 10 years today.

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Francis Benali celebrates reaching West Ham's Boleyn Ground on his Benali's Big Run fundraiser

Ex-footballer Benali visits Upton Park on 1,000 mile charity run

Former footballer Francis Benali has been to Upton Park many times throughout his career, but this morning was the first time he ran there.

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Police are appealing for witnesses over the assault

Racist beating of black man in Newham sparks police manhunt

A black man was beaten unconscious in a racist assault after he asked two men in a children’s playground to keep the noise down.

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Secondary students began their academic year at the new Oasis Academy Silvertown

New Royal Docks secondary school opens its doors

A new secondary school, run jointly by Newham Council and an education charity, opened its doors to students from across the borough this week.

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Police enquiries on-going after Stratford dawn blaze

Two fire engines were called out in the early hours this morning after the front of two properties caught alight in a blaze.

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Voters in Beckton take to the polls for a by-election today (Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive)

Voters take to polls today in Beckton by-election

Voters are taking to the polls in Beckton today to elect their third ward councillor.

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From left: The Duke of Cambridge, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Prince of Wales and Prince Harry during the opening ceremony of The Invictus Games at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Picture: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Invictus Games: Prince Harry says ‘lives will change’ in speech at triumphant opening ceremony

The Invictus Games opened with a triumphant ceremony at the former Olympic Park this evening.

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West Ham United fans arrive at the Boleyn Ground. Photo by Ian Walton/Getty Images

Affordability of Boleyn Ground redevelopment among main concerns

The future of the Boleyn Ground was up for discussion tonight as residents, business owners and community leaders gathered for a public meeting.

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The Boleyn Ground, home of West Ham United

Public meeting tonight on Boleyn Ground’s future

The future of the Boleyn Ground is to be discussed at a public meeting tonight.

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Anti-FGM campaigner to train Newham nurses and social workers about practice

A woman who survived female genital mutilation as a teenager will be leading training sessions to help school nurses and social workers raise awareness about the practice.

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Javauntee Campbell and Karlton Burton were sentenced at the Old Bailey today

Life for teenager found guilty of market trader’s murder

A teenager has been sentenced to life imprisonment for his role in the murder of Queen’s Market trader Rashid Naeem.

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Franky Reed 1 with Amy Reed trying to catch ducks to win prized at Barts Health NHS Trust's open day at Newham Hospital in Plaistow.

Pictures: Families enjoy Newham Hospital open day

The grounds of Newham Hospital might not be the first place you’d think of going for a fun afternoon, but that all changed on Saturday as hundreds headed to a free open day.

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Newham Borough Commander Tony Nash urges us to keep valuables out of sight

In the past few weeks we had a rise in theft from cars to the east of Newham around Little Ilford ward and a rise in mobile phone snatches by men on bicycles around Canning Town and Beckton.

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Delays on the Liverpool Street to Shenfield line this morning

Update: Greater Anglia expects delays on Shenfield line to last until 9.30am

A broken down freight train this morning has caused cancellations or delays of up to 20 minutes on the London Liverpool Street to Shenfield line.

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Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

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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