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Stephen Timms has spoken to the Recorder from Parliament which is on lockdown after a terror incident this afternoon reportedly left two people dead.

The Chancellor Philip Hammond has backed down over his planned Budget hike in National Insurance Contributions (NICs) for the self-employed.

Proposed changes to constituency boundaries which could see the seats of East Ham and West Ham carved up have prompted concerns over the borough’s identity.

Lyn Brown and Stephen Timms have slammed the chancellor’s budget saying people in Newham will suffer as a result.

A Newham councillor has been suspended from the Labour party for three years after being found guilty of bullying, intimidation and aggressive behaviour.

Councillors have agreed a budget that will make “efficiency” savings of £18.8 million and freeze council tax for the ninth consecutive year.

Newham Council aims to save £94 million by dumping some of the controversial high-interest bank loans it took out in the noughties.

Newham Council’s leadership team is taking on a different look following a cabinet reshuffle.

Newham Council could save up to £94 million after cabinet members agreed a restructure of its loans.

A £20 charge to collect bulky waste items will continue after a year-long trial period was deemed to be a success.

Plans to freeze council tax for the ninth year running have been backed by councillors.

A man who was one of the first child refugees to enter the country after fleeing Nazi persecution in the Second World War has attacked the government.

Newham University Hospital (NUH) failed to hit the government’s A&E waiting time targets in December, according to data released today.

The Recorder has produced an easy-to-understand guide to everything Brexit after the country took a massive step towards leaving the EU on Wednesday.

The branch of Foxtons was told to pay £2,500 after failing to clearly explain an administrative fee charged to prospective tenants.

Campaigners protested outside a council party last night to voice their anger following the reselection of Sir Robin Wales as the Labour candidate for the 2018 Mayor of Newham election.

A councillor has said that it is “time to get the show on the road” in redeveloping the Carpenters Estate.

The retractable seats at the London Stadium were the main reason for the project going £51million over budget, the London Assembly has been told

Violence at West Ham United football matches will be discussed today following clashes at the club’s new home.

Attempts to unseat Sir Robin Wales as Labour’s automatic candidate for the borough’s 2018 mayoral elections have edged closer.

Schools could face “severe” cuts of tens of millions of pounds if the government presses ahead with spending plans, union bosses claim.

Search our table of London MPs’ expense claims to find out how much your local MP spent in 2015-16

A “deeply concerned” Sadiq Khan has called for an investigation into a £51million increase in the cost of converting West Ham’s London Stadium.

Residents are being asked to have their say on reversing 50 years of traffic history.

A government review of gambling machines that “suck the life-blood” out of economies has been welcomed by Sir Robin Wales.

Newham is the second-worst borough in London for prosperity, according to a new study.

Lyn Brown has re-joined Labour’s shadow frontbench, three months after resigning.

A traditional East End pub could be about to become a 298-room hotel.

Cable car users will be able to sip beer and champagne 300ft above the Thames after permission was granted by Greenwich Council bosses last night.

A ruling will be made tonight on whether champagne and beer can be sold on cable cars up to 300ft above the Thames.

Cable car users could soon be sipping bubbly and partying into the night above the Thames under new plans to boost numbers.

A £344million expansion of City Airport has been given the green light by the government.

This we ask Newham’s politicos what they think of the decision to renew the UK’s nuclear defences.

Nine councillors have joined both the borough’s MPs in their support for Owen Smith’s challenge to Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn.

New look for Canning Town library

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A “state-of-the-art” community centre will soon be coming to Canning Town.

Plans to transform Custom House through a multi-million-pound redevelopment scheme have been given the green light.

David Cameron resigned – and Theresa May took the reins of power – earlier this month.

Labour candidate Anam Islam has been voted in as Forest Gate North’s third councillor after winning yesterday’s by-election.

Politicians and residents came together for an anti-racism protest this evening.

The Department of Work and Pensions (DWP) has come under fire after its limited investigation of benefit misuse at a Plaistow jobcentre prompted Stephen Timms to call for an independent review.

Lyn Brown has called Jeremy Corbyn’s role as Labour leader “untenable” as she resigned from her role as shadow minister

Stephen Timms has said that he expects the momentum of Newham’s regeneration to be lost as a result of the EU referendum.

Prime Minister David Cameron will step down in October after the UK backed the campaign to leave the European Union.

Newham’s turnout in the EU referendum of 59.2 per cent was the lowest in the capital.

The EU referendum 2016 polls have now closed.

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