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Paralympic champion and Active Kids ambassador, Ellie Simmonds OBE, talks to children from Coleham Primary School.

Swimming star Ellie Simmonds returns to Olympic Park as ambassador

A buzz of excitement was back in the air in the Olympic Park on Monday when a gold medallist Paralympian paid a visit to East Village.

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The new Stratford ONE halls

Olympic swimmer among students moving into new Stratford halls

Students have moved into a new set of halls created as part of the Olympic legacy - including one who competed in London two years ago.

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Scott Cupit, director of Swing Patrol London, shows some swing moves to reporter Anna Silverman.

Video: Biggest swing company in the world, Swing Patrol, set to sweep Forest Gate off its feet

It was after attending my first swing dance class in Forest Gate last Wednesday that it struck me, swing really is something to make a song and dance about.

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Team GB on stage at the Invictus Games Closing Ceremony at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Picture:PA Wire/Suzan/EMPICS Entertainment

Invictus games hailed a success as talk turns to legacy

Talk has already turned to legacy after the first ever Invictus Games came to a close following four-days of thrilling disability sport.

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Jeremy Paxman visited Caritas Anchor House

Jeremy Paxman visits Canning Town charity

Jeremy Paxman praised the work carried out by Caritas Anchor House during a visit to the Canning Town homeless charity.

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Upton Park dispersal zone ‘success’

A dispersal zone in Upton Park is helping make residents feel safer, according to the council.

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Families evacuated as chemical odour sweeps block of flats in Stratford

Seven people had to be treated by ambulance crews when a chemical odour swept through a block of flats in east London last night.

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London Underground

TRAVEL: Services hit on Hammersmith & City, Circle and Metropolitan lines

Morning Rush Hour travel on the London Underground has been disrupted for commuters in east London and the City by emergency work being carried out at King’s Corss.

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A section of the CS2 in Stratford has been removed due to safety concerns

Removal of Stratford cycle superhighway section ‘a step back for safety’

Countless narrow escapes have led to the removal of a section of a cycle superhighway in Stratford.

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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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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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Scottish Saltier flying above Stratford Old Town Hall

BIG DEBATE: Scottish Referendum—better together or better apart?

The Scottish Saltier is flying over the old Stratford Town hall with Newham Council backing the ‘Better Together’ campaign as Scotland votes tomorrow on whether stay in or quit the UK. Newham’s directly-elected mayor, Sir Robin Wales, is a proud Scot and an ardent supporter of a United Kingdom who genuinely believes we are better as a united island. The ‘yes’ voters who want an independent Scotland have won support, unsurprisingly, from English Democrats who believe England should have its own Parliament—like the Scots—because they believe we would prosper without having to support the rest of Britain:

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Steve Howe will be performing at Stratford Circus

Guitarist Steve Howe to perform Stratford Circus show

Guitarist Steve Howe is taking a break from performing with the reformed prog rock band Yes to play a one-man show at Stratford Circus tonight.

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