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School for excluded children celebrates GCSE success

A school for children who struggle with learning has achieved its first A grade pass in English and announced its new status as a free school.

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Students Bilal Saleem, Foyzul Amin, Tasnim Rahman and Amna Kheri with headteacher Ian Wilson

Four Little Ilford students achieve combined 33 A*s

Four Little Ilford students celebrated a combined 33 A*s in their GCSEs - and had advice for those following in their footsteps.

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Om Dave with his results

GCSE maths success for Royal Docks Community School

Improving on last year’s results in the subject was a target for head Wendy Bower, and something she is happy to have achieved.

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Lister headteacher Anthony Wilson (centre) with Aashna Jethmalani, who achieved 10A*s and two As, and  Indre Marciulynaite who picked up eight 8A*s and four As.

GCSEs: Lister student achieves 11 A*s and two As

GCSE results at Lister School have improved for the fourth consecutive year, with one student in particular exceeding expectations.

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Ishak Ayiris is set to study at Eton College.  Photograph by Lucy Ray

Boy set for Eton says ‘I won’t forget where I came from’

A schoolboy who secured top marks in his GCSEs is set to follow in the footsteps of David Cameron and Boris Johnson after winning a scholarship to Eton worth £76,000.

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Iani Gayo, Cecilia Donkor, Sophie Martin, Mathuvi Remigius & Minty Acquah-Mankoe celebrating an outstanding 38 A*’s & 17 A’s between them

St Angela’s Ursuline celebrates high pass rates

Five girls at St Angela’s Ursuline are celebrating receiving 38A*s and 17As between them.

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Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will welcome 3 millionth visitor on Firday

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park to welcome 3 millionth visitor

Celebrations will be held to mark the three millionth visitor to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Friday.

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Ola Adeyemi jumping for joy at her results

Top achievers at Sarah Bonnell school ‘shocked’ at results

A brain-box from a Newham school was breathing a sigh of relief today after earning her place at a prestigious boarding college.

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Head boy Shadman Rafid achieved eleven A and A*

Improvement in GCSE results for Rokeby School

Four brainy boys at Rokeby School managed to achieve ten or more GCSEs at A and A*.

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Tanjima Khatun gained six As and four Bs

Top grades in quarter of exams at Plashet School

Plashet School enjoyed another successful year of GCSE results, with 26 per cent of all grades at A and A*.

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Oliver Hugaas who gained 8 A*s and four As

St Bonaventure’s celebrate record year

Pupils at St Bonaventure’s are celebrating a record year of GCSE results.

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Jessica Kayode-Newman clutching her outstanding set of results

GCSE success for Sarah Bonnell Girls

Sarah Bonnell Girls’ School in Maryland have made the grade by revealing another exceptional set of overall results with 66pc of students achieving five A* to C grades including English and Maths.

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Hardip Singh found a fly in his chicken wing

KFC diner ‘disgusted’ at finding dead fly in chicken wing

A man was horrified to discover a dead fly in his Kentucky-fried chicken wing as his bit into his lunch.

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Lister School GCSE results continue to improve

GCSE results at Lister School have improved for the fourth consecutive year.

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East Village looking west towards the City

Last plot completed in handover of 2,800 East Village homes in E20

The last residential plot has been completed which concludes the handover of all 2,818 homes at East Village to the Olympic Delivery Authority.

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Pic: PA Wire

GCSEs: The wait is over

The wait is finally over for thousands of pupils who will collect their GCSE results today.

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Newham man arrested on suspcicion of making death threats

Counter terrorism officers sting Newham man on suspicion of making death threats

Counter terrorism officers have today arrested a 31-year-old man from Newham on suspicion of making death threats on social media.

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Amina Bibi died from more than 70 stab wounds at her home in Forest Gate (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Guilty: Husband and drug addict he paid to murder wife in Forest Gate

An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife, who died from more than 70 stab wounds, have today been found guilty of murder.

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Pic: PA Wire

GCSEs: Be part of our coverage

Thousands of students across the borough are anxiously awaiting their GCSE results tomorrow morning.

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Maurillia Simpson, a former Lance Corporal in the Royal Logistics Corps, will compete in the Invictus Games.

Invictus Games: ‘I lost dream of being soldier but found new one’ tells wounded warrior from East Village

Becoming a soldier was Maurillia Simpson’s dream from a tender age, but one that would be cut short through injury.

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Do you recognise these men? (Pic:BTP)

£19,000 stolen from East Ham man during attack

Thieves stole £19,000 from an East Ham man during an attack at Kings Cross station.

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Aydin Ara, six, enjoys an activity day for children organised by Barts Health to create awareness on diabetes.

Children with diabetes enjoy Olympic Park fun day

Children with diabetes enjoyed a family fun day to learn more about how to manage the condition.

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The gang get out of a stolen BMW just minutes before the robbery on the Breitling store

Westfield Stratford smash and grab gang jailed

An armed gang who smashed their way into a luxury watch shop have been jailed for a total of 39 years.

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Parker pleaded guilty to indecently exposing himself on trains

East Ham man receives suspended sentence for indecent exposure

An East Ham man who indecently exposed himself on trains across London, Hertfordshire and Essex has received a nine-month suspended sentence.

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Heavy traffic in east London... City Hall campaigners call for areas to opt into 2020 Ultra-Low Emission zone

2020 Ultra Low Emission zone won’t go far enough, warns London Assembly’s Jenny Jones

Traffic-polluted main roads in east London are being excluded from a proposed Ultra Low Emission zone due to start in six years’ time, City Hall campaigners claim.

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Commuters from Stratford will be affected by the strike

Central Line drivers to strike on Friday

Newham’s commuters will face delays on Friday as a strike on the Central Line has been announced.

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Sister Sledge wow the crowd

Pictures: Thousands brave weather as Under The Stars returns

East Ham’s Central Park played host to a musical spectacular this weekend as Under The Stars returned for its 15th year.

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Marshalling will be one of the jobs taught at the academy

First recruits for London City Airport training scheme

Marshalling aircraft will be among the skills taught to 12 recruits who are taking part in London City Airport’s first aviation industry training and recruitment programme.

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Newham charity for the elderly holds gala dinner

A Newham charity set up to support isolated elderly people is organising a gala dinner and evening of entertainment.

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Streetdance crew IMD Legion in action

East London street dance crew to appear on Sky 1

Street dance crew IMD Legion could be one step closer to stardom when they appear on Sky 1’s Got to Dance on Sunday.

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Squeak the cat

Family seeks answers after pet cat ‘poisoned to death’ in East Ham

A family whose pet cat died as a result of it being poisoned is offering a reward for any information which could lead to a criminal conviction.

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From left: Lorraine Hope, Olivia Hope, 5, Tahlia Adams, 6, Cylise Adams, 4, and Lisa Pope at the Picnic in the Park event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Pictures: Picnic in the Olympic Park

Families came in their droves to enjoy the late summer sun with an outdoor picnic.

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Rat Race adventuers slither their way over floating obstacles  [photos:Tom Miles]

River Rats race through Royal Docks for fun and to help Shelter’s homeless

Rat Race adventurers invaded east London’s Royal Docks to splash out on a challenge testing their fitness—as well as raise funds for homeless families.

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Voters in Beckton will take to the polls for a by-election next month (Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive)

Candidates announced for Beckton by-election

Seven candidates will be contesting the by-election in Beckton after nominations closed last week.

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Renee Cocker was winner of the People's Choice award at the first ever Miss Teen Caribbean UK contest

Forest Gate teen wins People’s Choice award

They say it’s the taking part that counts but teenager Renee Cocker went one better after being named People’s Choice at the first ever Miss Teen Caribbean UK contest.

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Drink licences revoked in Newham cornershop crackdown

Nearly 20 Newham off-licences have had their alcohol licences called in for review after they were caught selling booze outside of permitted hours or to underage children.

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Mehmet was jailed for dangerous driving

East Ham dangerous driver jailed for four years

An East Ham man described as a “considerable danger” has been jailed for more than four years for dangerous driving.

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New kit for firefighters when visiting people's homes for safety advice

Firefighters get new uniform kit when out advising public on fire safety

Firefighters have been kitted out with new uniforms to wear when they are out and about in east London advising the public about fire safety.

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Children rehearse for Revolution Farm at Newham City Farm Photo: Prodeepta Das

Children to perform George Orwell’s Animal Farm at Newham City Farm

Children will take the parts of animals this week for a new stage-play version of George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm.

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A crash at Beckton Roundabout is causing delays.

Heavy traffic delays following crash at Beckton Roundabout

Motorists face heavy delays this morning following a crash involving two cars and a van in Beckton.

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Court & Crime See all

Amina Bibi died from more than 70 stab wounds at her home in Forest Gate (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

Guilty: Husband and drug addict he paid to murder wife in Forest Gate

An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife, who died from more than 70 stab wounds, have today been found guilty of murder.

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Sister Sledge wow the crowd

Pictures: Thousands brave weather as Under The Stars returns

East Ham’s Central Park played host to a musical spectacular this weekend as Under The Stars returned for its 15th year.

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Opinion See all

City & London AM John Biggs accuses Tower Hamlets council of improper use of time

I remain busy at City Hall. There are new ideas for east London river crossings, plans for the next Crossrail line, major planning applications to dig into, budgets to manage, challenging policing matters to consider. Yet I am drawn back to comment yet again on Tower Hamlets politics. It’s not surprising – the East End is always the most raw and lively place in the UK.

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Features See all

Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

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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