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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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Children enjoy a boat ride at the Waterfront Festival

Pictures: Splashing good fun at Victoria Dock’s Waterfront Festival

The summer festival season ended with a bang as a spectacular firework display rounded off the Newham London Waterfront Festival on Saturday.

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Prince Harry lifts the trophy after team

Video: Prince Harry plays “murderball” at the Invictus Games

If you missed any of the Invictus Games action at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, or want to relive it, check out our video and picture gallery.

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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.

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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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