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Aidan Lewis-Geary, eight months, and Gethin Peacock, four months, at the Under-3s Disco at the Rabit Hole Cafe in Newham

Nobody puts baby in the corner at a disco

They might only be small, but theses toddlers know how to strut their stuff on the dance floor.

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Cosplayers attend the MCM Comic Con at the Excel London.

Video: Comic Con at the ExCel

Thousands of comic book, anime and film fans gathered at Newham’s ExCel this weekend for Comic Con London.

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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?

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Sir Trevor Brooking signing copies of his autobiography at Newham Bookshop (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

West Ham legend Trevor Brooking signs autobiographies at Newham Bookshop

West Ham legend Sir Trevor Brooking delighted fans young and old at an intimate book-signing on Sunday.

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George Hutchinson from Newcastle and Enrique Contreras from Spain at the Star Trek convention at Excel in Newham

Video: Star Trek fans gather for ExCel convention

Trekkies from across the galaxy united at the ExCel this weekend for a three day convention.

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(L-R) Sisters Kaela, four, & Terae Odle, seven with the banner they made at a family fun day in Market Place, Forest Gate (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Pictures: Kids get creative at Forest Gate fun palace

The sky was the limit as kids showed off their artistic sides at the Forest Gate “fun palace” on Saturday.

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Tom Maurice-Williams, six, and sister Mary, four, at the pumpkin festival in Abbey Gardens

Pictures: Pumpkin festival in Stratford

Halloween might still be a month away, but that didn’t stop the pumpkin fun in Stratford.

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Comedian Russell Brand shows his support to Focus E15 campaigners outside Bow County Court. Picture: Isabel Infantes

Pictures: Russell Brand backs Focus E15 mums despite end to occupation

Focus E15 campaigners have agreed to end their occupation of the Carpenters Estate - but have vowed to continue their fight.

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Stuff and chidlren, of Dragonfly Day nursery, celebrate a fundraising coffee morning for Macmillan.

Pictures: Macmillan coffee mornings raise hundreds for charity

Fundraisers of all ages united to raise money for Macmillan Cancer Support on Friday.

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Jason and Sue Rule pose next to their Porsche 356 of 1955 at the Classic Car Boot Sale, in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Pictures: Classic Car Boot Sale roars into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Ancient automobiles, gorgeous gals and charming chaps, it can only be the Classic Car Boot Sale.

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Court & Crime See all

Police conduct a stop and search

Stop and search leaving people scared to make complaints, say Newham campaigners

Young people who have been stopped and searched by police are scared to make formal complaints for fear of police harassment, according to campaigners.

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Aidan Lewis-Geary, eight months, and Gethin Peacock, four months, at the Under-3s Disco at the Rabit Hole Cafe in Newham

Nobody puts baby in the corner at a disco

They might only be small, but theses toddlers know how to strut their stuff on the dance floor.

Read full story »

Opinion See all

Chaplain to the Queen, Cllr Rev Ann Easter urges us to have a say in our healthcare

Since my brief career as a nurse – which was an unmitigated disaster; I talked too much, asked too many questions and made disparaging remarks about the culture of the hospital, but that’s several stories for another time – I have always been interested in health. I was angry to discover that Newham people actually have a shorter life expectancy than folk in Essex; according to the 2011 census, twice as many people in one of our Newham wards describe themselves as ‘in very bad health’ than in more affluent areas. And while I am prepared to accept that some of it is down to the East End belief that shopping and raising a glass to the lips are exercise, I regret to say that some of the blame must rest with the authorities concerned.

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Features See all

Police conduct a stop and search

Stop and search leaving people scared to make complaints, say Newham campaigners

Young people who have been stopped and searched by police are scared to make formal complaints for fear of police harassment, according to campaigners.

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Competitions See all

£100 voucher to spend on luxury footwear at Jones Bootmaker

Win a £100 gift voucher to spend at Jones Bootmaker

It’s a fact of life that you can never have enough shoes. The opportunity to increase the size of your collection is especially tantalising when a free pair is on the cards.

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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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