Local Weather

Partly Cloudy

Partly Cloudy

max temp: 15°C

min temp: 12°C

Five-day forecast

Opinion

Poplar & Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick says Palestine needs our support

On Monday, October 13, the Commons voted strongly in favour of recognising Palestine as a sovereign state.

Read full story »

West Ham MP Lyn Brown witnesses the reality of knife crime

I just drove past the bleeding body of a young man, curled upon the pavement around the corner to my home. Several Police officers were with him. He seemed to be clutching a stomach wound. It’s Friday: not yet 10pm.

Read full story »

Community Links co-founder Kevin Jenkins on Newham’s 50th birthday

The first of April 2015 will be Newham’s 50th birthday, having been brought into being on April 1, 1965 by the London Government Act which merged the boroughs of East Ham, West Ham, a small area of Barking (along the River Roding) and the North Woolwich area to form Newham.

Read full story »

Newham Police Supt of Ops Ian Larnder enjoys talking to the public

Over the past couple of weeks, I have managed to have really good conversations with many people around the borough. I enjoy taking advantage of such opportunities where I can spend quality time in Newham listening to people, responding to their concerns or queries. I would like to spend more time doing such work but its not always that easy, so I make the most of it when I can.

Read full story »

BIG DEBATE: 24-hour weekend tube services

Transport for London (TfL) recently announced plans for a 24-hour weekend tube trains from next September, with six services to run every hour across the Jubilee, Victoria and most of the Piccadilly, Central and Northern lines.

Read full story »

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales on the reality of the borough’s housing crisis

Next week we will begin moving families who need them into temporary homes on the Carpenters Estate. We would like to have moved many more into other properties last year, including the three high rise blocks, had we not been legally blocked from doing so. Since the council regained possession of the illegally occupied block, officers have been carrying out repairs to make the homes safe and suitable for families to move in as soon as possible.

Read full story »

Chair East London Humanists Paul Kaufman is worked up about global warming

For anyone with a social conscience there is no shortage of issues to get worked up about. The conflicts in the Middle East. Austerity and the growing gap between rich and poor. The list is endless, and it is easy to become overwhelmed.

Read full story »

Archdeacon of West Ham Elwin Cockett on Focus E15 Mothers and family

The remarkable campaign of the ‘Focus E15 Mothers’ is a reminder of something that has been all-but absent in public policy in recent years: The importance of family ties. For if this brave band of young mums is defending anything, it is the aspiration of mothers with small children to live close to the people who love them and will support them in times of need, rather than being shipped out to far-off places.

Read full story »

Tower Hamlets new Deputy Commander Chris Barclay introduces himself

As Ch Supt Stringer is on a well deserved holiday this gives me an opportunity to introduce myself as the Deputy Borough Commander with responsibility for Operations and Neighbourhood policing.

Read full story »

East Ham MP Stephen Timms claims Tory conference has scared the poor

I spent a day in Glasgow during the referendum campaign. It was disturbing. Most voters I spoke to wanted to stay in the UK, but I met quite a few who didn’t. The main reason? They didn’t want a Tory Government. One said to me: “Who wants to be part of a country where the next Prime Minister could be Boris Johnson?”

Read full story »

MD Forman & Son Lance Forman is drowning in emails

If you’re the type of person who jumps to conclusions, don’t bother reading what I have to say, just head to the last sentence.

Read full story »

GP and Chair of Newham CCG gives advice on Stoptober

This month has been re-named Stoptober. Across the country smokers are being encouraged to get the support they need to stop smoking for good.

Read full story »

Lyn Brown MP

Lyn Brown pledges support for Focus E15 mums

The campaign by the young mums of Focus E15 has shone a light onto the impact of a number of this Government’s policies on thousands of my constituents.

Read full story »

E-cigarettes - friend or foe?

BIG DEBATE: E-cigarettes - a better option or a health risk?

The popularity of e-cigarettes has soared since they were first introduced to the UK about a decade ago, with current estimates suggesting that there are 2.1 million users in Great Britain alone.

Read full story »

Court & Crime See all

Picture posed by a model (PA)

News in focus: Spotlight on Newham’s gang culture

Being in a gang isn’t like it is in a video game, is something that Detective Superintendent Andy Mortimer is keen to teach youngsters who are tempted by the seemingly glamourous underworld.

Read full story »

Picture Galleries See all

Young girls encourage Olympic medalist Mark Hunter in the Rowing Challenge at UEL Sports Dock

Pictures: Charity helping to make a splash on the rowing scene

Could you follow in the footsteps of Newham’s Olympic champion Mark Hunter and become the next rowing success?

Read full story »

Opinion See all

Poplar & Limehouse MP Jim Fitzpatrick says Palestine needs our support

On Monday, October 13, the Commons voted strongly in favour of recognising Palestine as a sovereign state.

Read full story »

Features See all

Reporter Freddy Mayhew joins GoodGym Newham on its inaugural run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Pictures by: Ellie Hoskins

Feature: Newham GoodGym takes its exercise with a healthy dose of altruism

I confess it has been a full two years since I last laced up my running shoes and made any meaningful attempt at pacing along the pavement in a bid to stay fit.

Read full story »

Competitions See all

Experience the action of a London Lions basketball game!

Win tickets to see London Lions vs Leeds Force

The London Lions are the only professional basketball team in the capital, based at the state-of-the-art Copper Box Arena in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Read full story »

Click here to read the Digital Edition of the Newham Recorder on screen
Use our Wedding site to help you plan your big day!
At WeddingSite we know how much you have to organise for your wedding day, that's why we have designed a set of FREE, simple-to-use tools to make the planning process easy & hassle-free. FIND OUT MORE
Find a date using our online dating and friend finder
You can meet new friends, find romance or simply meet up online with people sharing similar interests and hobbies. FIND OUT MORE
Find a local business using our online directory search
Need a plumber? Or a florist? Or anything else? Search our business directory to find Newham businesses in just a few seconds. FIND OUT MORE
Family notices from the Newham Recorder, with readers' tributes
In memoriam, birthdays, weddings, anniversaries, best wishes & special days. FIND OUT MORE

Around the Web See all