<![CDATA[News]]> Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:48:32 +0000 <![CDATA[Education secretary Damian Hinds visits Plaistow school]]> /news/education/education-secretary-damian-hinds-visits-plaistow-school-1-5362430

The new education secretary has visited a Plaistow primary school to award it a share of £45 million.

1.5362430 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 16:48:32 +0000
<![CDATA[Newham councillors oppose hijab ban at primary school in East Ham]]> /news/education/newham-councillors-oppose-hijab-ban-at-primary-school-in-east-ham-1-5362104

A group of Newham councillors have penned a letter slamming St Stephen’s Primary School’s policies on the hijab and fasting, saying it sets a “dangerous precedent” for a crackdown on religious freedoms in education.

1.5362104 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 14:48:22 +0000
<![CDATA[Banksy collaborator Ben Eine unveils 17,500 square metre mural in Stratford]]> /news/banksy-collaborator-ben-eine-unveils-17-500-square-metre-mural-in-stratford-1-5361747

A street artist from Stratford has unveiled his latest artwork which is so huge he could only check his progress while painting it by using drone footage.

1.5361747 Fri, 19 Jan 2018 11:46:28 +0000
<![CDATA[UEL student’s ‘beach bin’ set for seaside trial]]> /news/education/uel-student-s-beach-bin-set-for-seaside-trial-1-5361222

This specially designed ‘beach bin’ could be the future of the seaside after winning a competition to help reduce plastic pollution.

1.5361222 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 18:38:59 +0000
<![CDATA[‘Reactivation’ planned for Beckton industrial wasteland]]> /news/reactivation-planned-for-beckton-industrial-wasteland-1-5361153

A new 86 acre “industrial-led” business and hotel park is coming to Beckton.

1.5361153 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 17:31:04 +0000
<![CDATA[DLR staff to walk out in 48 hour strike]]> /news/dlr-staff-to-walk-out-in-48-hour-strike-1-5360142

Workers on the Docklands Light Railway are to hold a 48 hour strike over a “comprehensive breakdown” of industrial relations.

1.5360142 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 11:54:47 +0000
<![CDATA[Sponsorship deal finalised for Newham Collegiate]]> /news/education/sponsorship-deal-finalised-for-newham-collegiate-1-5359914

A sponsorship deal for the Newham Collegiate Sixth Form has been completed, making it part of the City of London Academies Trust.

1.5359914 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 10:02:46 +0000
<![CDATA[Newham residents can call new London Ambulance hotline to get prescriptions and advice]]> /news/health/newham-residents-can-call-new-london-ambulance-hotline-to-get-prescriptions-and-advice-1-5359871

Residents will soon be able to get urgent healthcare advice and prescriptions issued from GPs, paramedics and pharmacists over the phone.

1.5359871 Thu, 18 Jan 2018 09:53:20 +0000
<![CDATA[Boy from east London, 17, charged with terrorism offences]]> /news/crime-court/boy-from-east-london-17-charged-with-terrorism-offences-1-5359474

A teenager from east London has been charged with terrorism offences.

1.5359474 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 18:00:23 +0000
<![CDATA[Muslim campaign group calls for end to East Ham school’s hijab ban for under eights]]> /news/education/muslim-campaign-group-calls-for-end-to-east-ham-school-s-hijab-ban-for-under-eights-1-5359025

A Muslim campaign group has demanded an East Ham primary school’s ban on hijabs “should be withdrawn immedately”.

1.5359025 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 14:57:28 +0000
<![CDATA[Stop-and-search to be used ‘properly’ following four knife killings over the New Year]]> /news/crime-court/stop-and-search-to-be-increased-following-four-knife-killings-over-the-new-year-including-a-victim-in-west-ham-in-newham-1-5358645

Metropolitan Police commissioner Cressida Dick has said that stop-and-search powers will be used “properly” to address knife crime in London.

1.5358645 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 12:43:45 +0000
<![CDATA[Stratford construction workers to receive additional holiday pay]]> /news/stratford-construction-workers-to-receive-additional-holiday-pay-1-5358494

Construction workers helping to build Stratford’s The International Quarter are set to receive a share of £250,000 worth of holiday pay.

1.5358494 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 11:58:55 +0000
<![CDATA[Man, 21, shot in car on the Carpenters Estate in Stratford]]> /news/crime-court/man-21-shot-in-car-on-the-carpenters-estate-in-stratford-1-5358351

A man has been shot after a group of men opened fire on a car on a housing estate in Stratford last night.

1.5358351 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 10:48:58 +0000
<![CDATA[Woman has ‘lucky escape’ from East Ham house fire]]> /news/woman-has-lucky-escape-from-east-ham-house-fire-1-5357973

An East Ham woman had a “lucky escape” from a fire which gutted half of her ground floor.

1.5357973 Wed, 17 Jan 2018 08:09:35 +0000
<![CDATA[Police appeal for video footage of fight where man was stabbed to death in East Ham]]> /news/crime-court/police-appeal-for-video-footage-of-fight-where-man-was-stabbed-to-death-in-east-ham-1-5357815

Detectives investigating the fatal stabbing of a man in a park in East Ham are appealing for anyone with video footage to come forward.

1.5357815 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 19:29:16 +0000
<![CDATA[Inquest starts today into Canning Town baby who died aged just 23 days]]> /news/crime-court/inquest-starts-today-into-canning-town-baby-who-died-aged-just-23-days-1-5357755

A mother from Canning Town is hoping an inquest which starts today will provide vital answers as to why her son died aged just 23-days-old.

1.5357755 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 18:27:47 +0000
<![CDATA[No evidence to suggest baby whose death was staged on a bus would be harmed, case review finds]]> /news/crime-court/no-evidence-to-suggest-baby-whose-death-was-staged-on-a-bus-would-be-harmed-case-review-finds-1-5357466

There was no evidence to suggest that a three-month-old baby whose death was staged on a bus in Stratford “would experience serious physical harm” despite a series of warning signs, a serious case review has found.

1.5357466 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:21:57 +0000
<![CDATA[Petition against East Ham school’s hijab ban for under 8s gets 8,000 signatures in two days]]> /news/education/petition-against-east-ham-school-s-hijab-ban-for-under-8s-gets-8-000-signatures-in-two-days-1-5357423

A petition calling for an end to an East Ham school’s ban on hijabs and fasting has got 8,000 signatures in two days.

1.5357423 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 16:09:27 +0000
<![CDATA[Q&A: My Newham]]> /news/q-a-my-newham-1-5357365

Olivia Mathurin-Essandoh interns at Rosetta Arts Centre and last year won the Quentin Blake Narrative Drawing Prize.

1.5357365 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:44:28 +0000
<![CDATA[Opinion: We must invest to tackle knife crime]]> /news/opinion-we-must-invest-to-tackle-knife-crime-1-5357352

At 7.30pm on New Years’ Eve, 20-year-old Taofeek Lamidi was stabbed multiple times near West Ham station, just two days before his 21st birthday.

1.5357352 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 15:35:53 +0000
<![CDATA[Terror trial accused ‘showed beheading videos to 11-year-olds’, court hears]]> /news/crime-court/terror-trial-accused-showed-beheading-videos-to-11-year-olds-court-hears-1-5357246

A Islamic State fanatic showed videos of beheadings to children as young as 11 to “foster and encourage” them into adopting his extreme ideology, a court heard.

1.5357246 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:57:12 +0000
<![CDATA[Nine found guilty of obstruction over ExCeL arms fair protests]]> /news/nine-found-guilty-of-obstruction-over-excel-arms-fair-protests-1-5357172

Nine protesters were convicted in the opening trials in a series of court cases involving demonstrations against a major arms fair at the ExCeL.

1.5357172 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 14:32:33 +0000
<![CDATA[Newham terror accused ‘recruited for planned Islamic State-style attack at Barking mosque’, court hears]]> /news/crime-court/newham-terror-accused-recruited-for-planned-islamic-state-style-attack-at-barking-mosque-court-hears-1-5356769

An Islamic State-inspired terrorist plotted attacks in the UK on a range of targets including Big Ben and the Queen’s Guard, a court heard.

1.5356769 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 12:07:21 +0000
<![CDATA[East Ham cancer patient Ahmet Dobran, 82, dies four months after brutal robbery]]> /news/crime-court/east-ham-cancer-patient-ahmet-dobran-82-dies-four-months-after-brutal-robbery-1-5356517

A frail cancer patient who was badly beaten by thugs in East Ham has died more than four months after the attack.

1.5356517 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 10:14:48 +0000
<![CDATA[Barts Health NHS Trust runs up £118m medical blunder bill]]> /news/health/barts-health-nhs-trust-runs-up-118m-medical-blunder-bill-1-5356409

Medical failings stretching back more than two decades cost the NHS trust which runs Newham University Hospital tens of millions of pounds a year.

1.5356409 Tue, 16 Jan 2018 09:08:29 +0000

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