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Help for residents trying to quit smoking at East Ham service

A new service to help residents kick the smoking habit will be opening in East Ham this month.

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Deafroots Assocation held a deaf awareness day to train businesses on how to cater for deaf employees.

Employers gain insight into dealing with deaf at Stratford workshop

Employers from across east London attended a workshop designed to help them better understand deaf culture.

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Shaykh Adnan Sohail says domestic violence is a cultural issue Picture: crphotographer.co.uk

Forest Gate charity worker says domestic violence is cultural problem

More than 1,000 worshippers heard an Islamic charity worker discuss the issue of domestic violence, in the aftermath of the Recorder’s focus on the subject last week.

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Inderjit Kaur was last seen on Sunday evening.

Police searching Forest Gate for two missing sisters

Police are searching for a pair of missing sisters who are know to have friends in Forest Gate.

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One-year-old Blake Boston-Morris with Gayna Morris, owner of wooden toy company Gee Tots Toys.

Nicci opens up Rabbit Hole to a range of crafts

A newly launched community cafe and baby boutique hosted a range of local craft businesses through a recent community fair.

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Victoria in her 1,000 Londoners film

Transgender magician from Manor Park stars in 1,000 Londoners film

A transgender magician from Manor Park says attitudes towards people like her have become more accepting.

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New Royal Docks pupils have eight weeks more lessons

Pupils at a new Royal Docks secondary will have the equivalent of nearly eight school weeks worth of extra lessons each year.

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The Stradivarius store opened on Wednesday.

Global fashion label opens first UK store in Stratford

A global fashion label has opened its first UK store in Stratford.

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Youngsters taking the unicorn around the Richard House gardens

Richard Hospice families enjoy unicorn visit

Unicorn magic was brought to Richard House on Thursday as a very special visitor took centre stage at the hospice’s animal day.

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Green street's closure at the junction with Shaftsbury road

Green Street set to re-open tomorrow

Green Street is expected to fully re-open at midday tomorrow following days of disruption.

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Walthamstow Coroner's Court

Plaistow surgery GP with history of depression ‘took own life’, inquest finds

A GP and father-of-five with a history of depression took his own life, an inquest has heard.

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Firefighters stike outside Plaistow fire station last year. Plaistow is one of two Newham stations that lost a fire engine 'temporarily' to deal with strike action - and still have not had it back (pic: David Mirzoeff)

Two fire engines ‘temporarily’ removed from Newham still not returned – more than a year on

Two fire engines “temporarily” removed from Newham fire stations to cover strike action still haven’t been returned – more than a year on.

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Kaiyan and Keaton Edmund

Newham siblings part of dance troupe in Sky One final

There might be eight years between them but Plaistow siblings Keaton and Kaiyan Edmund share a mutual love of dance - and are part of a dance troupe that has reached the final of Sky One’s Got to Dance.

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Deacon Marion Williams with Bishop Stephen Cottrell at Chelmsford Cathedral

Funeral arranger ordained a deacon by Newham’s Bishop

A funeral arranger from east London has been ­ordained a deacon by the Bishop of Chelmsford, as part of a mass ordination of 1,000 deacons.

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Amina Bibi was murdered by her husband

Murdered Forest Gate mum hid her family troubles

EXCLUSIVE: A devoted mother-of-two who was murdered by a hitman hired by her husband put a brave face on her domestic troubles, according to her best friend.

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Green street's closure at the junction with Shaftsbury road

Green Street remains shut after road collapse

Green Street remains partially closed today after the carriageway collapsed.

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Head pigs Hero, Warrior and Smoothy in Revolution Farm

Children shine in George Orwell’s Animal Farm at Newham City Farm

Animals took over Newham City Farm for a new play based on George Orwell’s classic tale of revolution and betrayal.

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69 bus at Canning Town station

Wirelessly charging buses to be trialled on Canning Town route

Greener buses will soon be on the streets of Newham as part of a new trial.

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

Public meeting to discuss future of Boleyn Ground

The redevelopment of West Ham United’s stadium is to be discussed at a public meeting.

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There could be more scenes like this if the RMT continue with industrial action (Photo by Oli Scarff/Getty Images)

Fresh Tube strikes to hit Newham from Wednesday

Staff on the Tube are to stage to fresh industrial action in a long-running row over ticket office closures.

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Rea Reinbach jumped out of a plane for Richard House

East Ham skydiver raises £650 for Richard House

What would it take to get you to jump 12,000 feet from a plane?

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Coins and watches among the haul seized at Stanwell

‘Aladdin’s Cave’ of stolen goods from burglaries put on show by police

Valuables snatched during burglaries in east London are among possessions recovered by police raiding an ‘Aladdin’s Cave’ stashed at an address next to Heathrow airport.

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The attack was in Rainham

Suspended sentence for Newham man who grabbed bus driver by throat

A man who grabbed a bus driver by the throat and smashed through a screen after his invalid ticket was refused has been handed a suspended sentence.

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Breaking news: Green Street shut after carriageway collapse

Green Street has been partially closed after the carriageway collapsed.

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Disadvantaged youngsters from Newham got to try out some unusual Olympic sports at the free event

Unusual Olympic sports introduced to disadvantaged Newham youngsters

Unusual Olympic sports from BMX to parkour were introduced to some of Newham’s most disadvantaged youngsters at a multisports festival.

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London City Airport will launch the consultation on proposals to  modernise its flight paths by introducing a new navigation system

London City Airport to launch flight path modernisation consultation

London City Airport is to launch a public consultation on plans to modernise flight paths with a new navigation system.

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Stage Studio will be holding a free trial on September 7 in the hope of discovering new talent in the borough

Stratford stage school needs borough’s talented young

Would-be performers looking for someone to help nurture their talent are urged to make their way to a Stratford theatre.

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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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Walthamstow Coroner's Court

Plaistow surgery GP with history of depression ‘took own life’, inquest finds

A GP and father-of-five with a history of depression took his own life, an inquest has heard.

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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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Island Gardens Cllr Peter Golds wants the role of Tower Hamlets Mayor to change

The newly elected Tower Hamlets is finding its feet. Whilst the membership has changed, no fewer than seventeen of the forty five councillors are newly elected, other things remain constant. At our first full business meeting in July the Mayor, as usual refused to answer questions from either councillors or the public.

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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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