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Students from Eastlea Community School experienced the legacy of the Olympics when they went whitewater rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Canning Town students experience Olympics legacy with whitewater rafting in Lee Valley

Students from Newham had a taste of the legacy of Olympics when they braved the rapids at Lee Valley White Water Centre, the world class venue that hosted the London 2012 Canoe Slalom event.

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Royal Docks school head teacher Wendy Bower presents Julian Bridgeman with a birthday cake at the Elders Tea Party

Royal Docks school entertains elderly and a paralympian

A combination of fun and fitness gave staff and students at a Canning Town school a memorable end to their summer term.

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Fiona Daly, Environmental Health Manager at Barts Health NHS Trust, is pleased that its efforts have been recognised

East London health Trust voted sustainability champ after cutting energy and water wastage

Barts Health NHS Trust has been voted sustainability champion in awards that celebrated organisations and people that are pushing the boundaries of sustainable business.

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Gallions school pupils at their lunchtime music concert

Video: Beckton concert celebrates building of new music centre at school

Children at a primary school ended their summer term with a lunchtime concert which also celebrated the start of construction work on a new music centre.

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Dancer Ann Marie Campbell (left) dances with reporter Sophie Morton

Carnival comes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be taken over by carnival spirit on Sunday, with samba dancers showing off their skills to the crowd.

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Summer holiday programme of sports to be launched across 10 parks in Newham

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales will be unveiling a programme of fun, free activities in Newham’s parks this summer in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain on Thursday.

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Olympicopolis competition launched. Picture: Press Association.

International competition to create ‘Olympicopolis’ campus in Olympic Park launched

An international design competition has been launched in the search for designers to help create a new “world class” cultural and educational quarter in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Rokeby comes second in GM2Live!

Newham came second in the Battle of the Bands challenge last week.

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Stratford School Academy students and staff raise funds for PC Spencer Littlechild's charity ride.

Cycling PC supported by Stratford Academy dress down day

Cycling bobby Spencer Littlechild has been spurred on to complete his 100 mile cycle challenge after Stratford Academy held a dress down day to boost his fundraising target.

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MP Lynn Brown with owners Lee Thresher and Lisa Kwok with local residents outside Wok on

Owners of Royal Docks Chinese vow to fight eviction notice

The owners of a popular Royal Docks Chinese kiosk are vowing to fight an eviction notice from their landlords.

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East Ham MP Stephen Timms with Declan Collier, CEO of London City Airport, with some of the students who will be taking part in the three-week summer school Picture: Andrew Baker

East Ham MP launches summer school to give young a taste of politics

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has launched a new initiative for young people in Newham to engage them in politics.

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Newham’s Pakistani community urged to learn about ‘silent’ epidemic

The borough’s Pakistani community is being urged to learn about the ‘silent’ epidemic of hepatitis B and C that can be fatal if untreated.

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Now Sir Robin Wales wants West Ham in Zone 2, like Stratford

Demands to switch West Ham and Canning Town stations to Zone 2/3 instead of just 3 to make it fairer for London Underground passengers have been made tonight by the Mayor of Newham.

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The A13 Green project promises to transform the flyover in Canning Town on Friday evenings throughout the summer, just as it did last year.

Canning Town’s fabulous flyover returns to the area for evenings of art, music and song

A programme of arts and cultural activities that transforms the A13 flyover in Canning Town returns to the area again on Friday.

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Vicki Rowlands took this photo of the lightning

Pictures: Newham hit by storms

Thunder and lightning became a familiar sight in the borough over the weekend.

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Belinda Phipps, CEO of the NCT, and Newham NCT chair Kelly Drake

Forest Gate mum wins two parenting charity awards

A Forest Gate mum has won two National Childbirth Trust awards for transforming its Newham branch.

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Area to right of Aquatics centre where 'Olympicopolis' is planned

Commuters to get cheaper fares when Stratford is shifted to Zone 2 by TfL

Thousands of commuters are to get cheaper travel into central London with Zone 2 on the transport map being extended eastward to Stratford.

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Declan Collier, chief executive of London City Airport,  speaking at the launch of the Royal Docks education pack Picture: Andrew Baker

Royal Docks education pack will reveal area’s rich history to children

Schoolchildren across Newham will benefit from an education pack focusing on the history of the Royal Docks launched by London City Airport in partnership with the Museum of London Docklands.

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Newham's Young Rugby Ambassador Alex Pearmain with councillor Ian Corbett

Newham’s teens urged to become rugby ambassadors in run up to Rugby World Cup 2015

Newham Council wants the borough’s secondary schools to lead the campaign to get young people involved with Rugby World Cup 2015.

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Overground rail campaigner Richard Pout

OBITUARY: Richard Pout, ‘father’ of the London Overground, dies at 65

The ‘father’ of the London Overground who began his campaign 20 years ago for better rail services across east London has died.

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The Think Big cast

Teenagers write, direct, produce - and then finally perform - at Stratford Circus

A teenage cast wrote, directed, funded, produced and performed their own play at Stratford Circus.

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Peter Waterfield at the Orbit with school kids

Bow school children enjoy free healthy breakfast at Orbit

Local school kids enjoyed a free healthy breakfast at top heights of 115 metres at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park last week.

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Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

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Schools Minister David Laws and Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales have lunch with schoolchildren of Tollgate Primary School.

Video: Schools Minister enjoys lunch with children at Plaistow school

Schools Minister David Laws joined youngsters for lunch today at one of the schools in Newham which have enjoyed free meals for the last five years.

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South African High Commission volunteers

Beckton’s childrens hospice welcomes volunteers

A children’s hospice welcomed volunteers for the fourth consecutive year on Mandela day in Beckton.

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Polly Toynbee, Professor Anne Power from the London School of Economics, Vidhya Alakeson from the Resolution Foundation and Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham

‘Ethical’ alternative to payday lending to be launched by Newham Council

An “ethical” new alternative to payday lenders is being launched by Newham Council.

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Former Team GB athelete Iwan Thomas at Lee Valley Velodrome for sports charity Spogo

Former world champion runner Iwan Thomas takes on Olympic Velodrome for charity

Former World Champion runner Iwan Thomas MBE switched his spikes for a bike on behalf of a charity encouraging young people into sport.

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Gang jailed 90 years total...Top L-R Day, Strasunskas, Kayani;
Bottom L-R Bharj, F Carbon, M Carbon and Sadiku

Gang jailed 90 years at Old Bailey for armed robberies across east London

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

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A boa constrictor like the snakes that were found in Plashet Park (Picture Phil Noble/PA)

Video: Snakes on the loose in Plashet Park

Where’s Samuel L Jackson when you need him? It wasn’t quite a case of snakes on a plane, but snakes in a park in East Ham.

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Riots in Stratford (pic AGFHS)

Stratford pub hosts German internment camp exhibition

The unheard message of the First World War is spreading throughout Newham.

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Sir Chris Hoy with his two gold medals from London 2012 (pic: PA/Tim Ireland)

Sir Chris Hoy to start off Olympic Park anniversary runners

Sir Chris Hoy will start 5,000 runners off on a five-mile course through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this Sunday.

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John Lewis'

Maryland pupils take place on John Lewis’ ‘Little Panel’

In a first for the consumer giant, John Lewis has appointed a new set of product experts aged just six and seven to help describe its product to children.

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Pupils from Eastlea Comprehensive School, Newham

Young poets compete in Stratford world cup

If you thought there was only one world cup final this month, think again.

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Still from The Present Tense

Harnessing the power of storytelling in east London exhibition

Artist Edward Thomasson unveils his first solo exhibition at the Chisenhale Gallery this month and premieres his video The Present Tense.

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Rokeby School visits London’s top attractions

Pupils at Rokeby School ventured to London’s top tourist attractions.

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Court & Crime See all

Gang jailed 90 years total...Top L-R Day, Strasunskas, Kayani;
Bottom L-R Bharj, F Carbon, M Carbon and Sadiku

Gang jailed 90 years at Old Bailey for armed robberies across east London

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

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The Mayor's Newham Show parade passes East Ham Town Hall.
Photo: David Mirzoeff

Pictures: The Mayor’s Newham Show 2014

The dazzling colours and vibrant sounds of a Brazilian carnival captivated the thousands who enjoyed this year’s record-breaking Mayor’s Newham Show.

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Khat was re-classified as a class C drug

Big Debate: Was it right for the government to ban Khat?

The decision by the government to reclassify khat, a flowering African and Arabian plant chewed or drunk as a stimulant, as a class C drug has been welcomed by health workers.

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Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

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