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Lend Lease construction manager Chris Howcroft, LCR chief exective David Joy, The International Quarter project director Ian Crockford and LLDC chief executive Dennis Hone at the start of work on Glasshouse Gardens

Work starts on new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park homes

Construction has started on 333 new homes at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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Have you seen Stephen Lansana? (Pic: Met Police)

Police hunt for Canning Town man

Police are trying to trace a Canning Town man in connection with a murder in Hendon.

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The new Crossrail trains will be rolled out in 2017. Picture: TfL

Crossrail operator confirmed as Hong Kong company MTR

Transport operator MTR has signed a contract to run trains through Newham from next year.

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Fans try to take photos with Sam Okafor, centre, as police escort him through Westfield Stratford City

Video: Internet star SamTakesOff attracts thousands at Westfield Stratford City

How did you celebrate your birthday? If you’re internet star Sam Okafor, it seems the answer is by inviting all your fans to Westfield Stratford City.

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Shaun Taylor aged 5 plays connect four

Friday fun under Canning Town flyover

The A13 flyover probably isn’t the first place you’d think of going to on a Friday night, but that could change this summer.

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Memorial service to honour Beckton councillor who served his community

A memorial service will be held on Friday to honour a councillor who spent almost 30 years serving his community.

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Technology experts to run coding clubs for young in Stratford

A series of free computer coding clubs for young people will be held in Stratford, giving them a chance to learn from technology experts.

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Kevin Nuzi, who is pictured after a public reading accompanied by friend Jessica Shega, is campaigning to have a GCSE in Albanian

Upton Park fundraiser, seven, campaigns for GCSE in Albanian language

People raise money for good causes in a variety of exhausting, fun or unusual ways. Few children’s fundraisers involve reading, especially in Albanian but that is exactly what Kevin Nuzi has pledged to.

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Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Man in court charged with cemetery murder at Manor Park

A man has appeared in court accused of murder in a cemetery in east London.

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The completed Connaught Tunnel (Pic: John Zammit)

Preparation work on Crossrail’s Connaught Tunnel completed

Work to prepare the Connaught Tunnel for Crossrail has been completed.

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A police officer outside the taped off pub

Manor Park pub cordoned off as police probe “assault” mystery.

Police taped off a section of the pavement surrounding the Willam the Conqueror pub in Romford Road , Manor Park, today as they carried out inquiries into how a man came to receive serious head injuries.

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The Great British Carnival at the Olympic Park.

Pictures: Great British Carnival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Thousands of revellers flocked to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park yesterday for the Great British Carnival.

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The park has been awarded the Green Flag for the 16th year. It has a poppy meadow who the Lord Mayor of the City of London Fiona Woolf visited recently with her consort Nicholas Woolf

Forest Gate park gets Green Flag for 16th year in a row

West Ham Park has been awarded the Green Flag for the 16th consecutive year in a scheme that recognises the value of such spaces to communities.

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London City Airport’s commitment to cutting carbon emissions recognised

London City Airport has been recognised for its increasing commitment to reducing its carbon footprint by a Europe-wide initiative.

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Graduate Kelly McCarthy is launching a healthy food company called Zest Food.

Sporty Silvertown graduate launches healthy takeaway business

A sporty business graduate is fuelling her passion for healthy eating by launching her own nutritious takeaway company.

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The efforts of both staff and shoppers at Sainsbury in East Ham culminated with a cheque presentation to the charity

East Ham supermarket raises more than £3,000 to help children

Staff and shoppers at a supermarket worked together to raise more than £3,000 for a charity that helps children across the borough enjoy a week of fun activities.

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Pizza

East London food festival celebrates Italian cooking

Harnessing the latest trend, beer brand Birra Moretti is taking traditional Italian cooking to the streets on Thursday with an exciting new festival.

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Eileen Atieno

Forest Gate student runner up in national competition

An engineering student from Forest Gate has been named as a runner up for a national award.

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Two people have been arrested under the Female Genital Mutilation Act

Pensioner arrested in Newham over planned female genital mutilation of 11-year-old

A pensioner has been arrested in Newham over conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

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Young and old enjoyed a beach classic, the Punch and Judy show, at the man made beach at Royal Victoria Dock

Newham residents flock to largest man made beach in the Royal Docks

Hundreds of people soaked up the sun and enjoyed playing in the sand over the weekend as Royal Victoria Dock was transformed into London’s biggest man made beach.

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The life-sized mechanical elephant parade at  East Ham Market Hall's Enchanted festival.

Pictures: Life-sized elephant stomps into East Ham Market Hall for Enchanted festival

It’s not everyday that a life-sized mechanical elephant stomps down East Ham high street.

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Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Man charged with Manor Park cemetery murder

A man has been charged with the murder of a 52-year-old in a Manor Park cemetary.

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Police are appealing for witnesses

Police appeal after 16-year-old stabbed in Plaistow Park

Police are appealing for witnesses after a 16-year-old boy was stabbed in Plaistow Park on Saturday.

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Tom Lovett gives Sophie Morton a lesson

Video: Cocktail lesson at Stratford’s Print House

James Bond likes his shaken not stirred, but just how easy is it to make the perfect cocktail? That was exactly what I was about to learn at Stratford’s Print House bar.

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Children enjoy the bouncy castle at the fun day

Manor Park supplementary school celebrates with fun day

Ten years of a Manor Park supplementary school have been celebrated with a fun day.

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Four fire engines rushed to the blaze

Fire at derelict Forest Gate house

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a derelict house in Forest Gate this afternoon.

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Update: Unexploded Second World War shell found in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

An unexploded Second World War shell was found in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning.

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Police on the scene of the murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Man arrested in connection with Manor Park cemetery murder

A 52-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a man in a Manor Park cemetery.

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Javauntee Campbell

Teenagers found guilty of Queen’s Market trader murder

Two teenagers who stabbed a Queen Street market trader in broad daylight after he tried to retrieve a stolen watch have been convicted in connection with his murder.

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Breaking: Second World War shell found in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A Second World War shell was found in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning.

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Sergeant Alfred Knight (with pipe) with his comrades

Newham bookshop launches book about Post Office Rifles in Great War

Exactly 100 years after Britain declared war on Germany and Europe’s deadliest conflict began, a book documenting how postmen fought in their own regiment will be launched.

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The Back to the Future preview of Secret Cinema has been cancelled

Secret Cinema cancels Back to the Future shows until July 31

Secret Cinema have cancelled their Back to the Future events until July 31.

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Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Manor Park murder victim named

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in a Manor Park cemetery have released his identity.

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The Potters House team show off their Newham Powerleague trophy

With God on our side!

Young footballers swell Pastor’s flock

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Four Newham men have now been charged with the murder

Stratford man charged with Hendon murder

A fourth Newham man has been charged with murdering a man in Hendon, north London.

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Outside the Copper Box Arena. Picture by David Poultney for the LLDC.

Copper Box Arena celebrates one year open to public with free activities this weekend

The Copper Box Arena will mark a year since it first opened to the public by offering free skills sessions this weekend.

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The ArcelorMittal Orbit

Olympic Park’s ArcelorMittal Orbit to open late for three nights this summer

London’s spectacular nighttime skyline will be visible for the first time from the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

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The trial took place at the Old Bailey

Teenager found guilty of murdering market trader Rashid Naeem

A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of the murder of market trader Rashid Naeem.

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Sadia Nakimera says she fears for the health of her sons Jayden (right) and Julian

Mum fears mould putting children’s lives at risk in Custom House

A mum-of-two fears a serious mould problem could threaten her children’s lives.

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The proposed development of the Royal Albert Dock (pic: HayesDavidson)

Royal Albert Dock business district proposals approved

Plans for a new business district in the Royal Albert Dock have been approved by Newham Council.

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Have you seen Stephen Lansana? (Pic: Met Police)

Police hunt for Canning Town man

Police are trying to trace a Canning Town man in connection with a murder in Hendon.

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The Great British Carnival at the Olympic Park.

Pictures: Great British Carnival at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Thousands of revellers flocked to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park yesterday for the Great British Carnival.

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Opinion See all

MP for Poplar & Limehouse Jim Fitzpatrick says the Gaza slaughter must stop now

The last week before Parliamentary recess has been dominated by foreign news; the Israeli military strikes in Gaza and the downing of the aircraft over the Ukraine.

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Formidable Vegetable Sound System's Charlie Mgee and Mal Webb

Formidable Vegetable Sound System reap Lovebox success

Antipodean rockers, Formidable Vegetable Sound System managed to “cultivate” a wildly dancing crowd at Lovebox on July 19.

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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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