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Friday, January 5, 2018

The trigger ballot to decide whether Sir Robin Wales will be automatically selected as Labour’s candidate for mayor in this year’s elections will be re-run, the party has announced.

Cllr Seyi Akiwowo has announced that she will not be seeking re-election after four years on the council.

Two councillors have welcomed mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales’ call for Labour to cancel the result of the controversial trigger ballot.

The mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, has called on the Labour party to cancel the result of the controversial trigger ballot.

Ministers should repay £425 million borrowed from lottery funds to develop Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park by 2022, the shadow culture minister has said.

Parts of London are now “no-go areas” due to the threat of acid attacks, East Ham MP Stephen Timms has claimed.

HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) is moving to Stratford - but not until 2020.

Councillors have unanimously voted to establish a task force to tackle temporary housing problems in Custom House.

Councillors have pledged their support for a campaign to make London a national park city.

London Assembly member for east London Unmesh Desai is visiting Turkey next week as part of a UK delegation of MPs and MEPs watching the trials of Turkish opposition MPs.

Newham received five complaints about rodents on average each day over the last five years, figures reveal.

More than 400 disabled people in Newham were wrongly stripped of their benefits, the Recorder can reveal.

A million first-time buyers are expected by the government to benefit from the stamp duty cut over the next five years - but experts have warned there could be unintended downsides for the housing market.

The Mayor of London issued a rallying call to young people across the capital today as he launched a new anti-knife campaign saying: ‘Don’t carry a knife, we need you alive’.

Newham looks after four per cent of unaccompanied child asylum seekers in London, figures show.

Government plans to hold a 12 week consultation on whether to cut the maximum stake allowed to be placed on fixed odds betting terminals (FOBTs) have been criticised by the mayor of Newham.

With beds in domestic abuse refuges massively oversubcribed and the council cutting funds, investigations journalist EMMA YOULE learns how battered women are being turned away from safe houses or asked to wait for longer for beds... increasing the risk they will return to violent homes

Council taxpayers across east London are forking out for town hall staff car journeys at 65p for every mile—almost a third more than the government-recommended petrol allowance, it has emerged today.

Sadiq Khan has voiced his upset after the findings of an inquiry into the London Stadium’s finances were delayed by four months.

The Boundary Commission has announced revised proposals for changes to constituency seats.

A staggering 110,000 new jobs have been created in east London with another 125,000 predicted in the next 12 years—five times larger than expected.

More than 2,000 disabled people in east London were wrongly stripped of their benefits, this newspaper can reveal.

Cllr Rachel Tripp is to stand down from her position as a cabinet member on Newham Council, saying she has been “unhappy for some time” about its direction of travel.

Protesters against ‘Brexit’ from all over east London join tomorrow’s ‘People’s March for Europe’ and mass rally in Westminster.

How much do you think about your future? I don’t mean in a Mystic Meg way meeting a tall dark stranger in the supermarket or even making monthly pension contributions, but about the care you will need as you get older.

Almost half of Newham landlords are failing to declare their rental income to HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC), Newham Council has estimated.

Members of the Labour Party are seeking legal action to determine whether the process to choose their party’s Newham mayoral candidate for next year was run lawfully.

A floating church could be coming to a parish near you with plans being unveiled for canal boat worship on the Lea River next to the Olympic Park.

Newham Council has made a funding u-turn after a quarter of primary schools threatened to drop its free school meal programme due to increased costs.

Sadiq Khan has been lambasted by the London Assembly after he failed to attend a Plenary meeting on his transport strategy.

A supermarket which sold huge quantities of illegal, counterfeit and high-strength alcohol – plus booze to a minor – has had its licence withdrawn by Newham Council.

Newham Council has said it is carrying out extra checks on its tower blocks after a devastating fire left 12 people dead in the early hours of this morning.

Newly-elected West Ham MP Lyn Brown has said her role as Labour’s temporary shadow home secretary is just that – “very temporary”.

A graduate from the University of East London has become the first ever female Sikh MP.

With Prime Minister Theresa May announcing the Conservatives will form a minority government with support from the DUP, just who are the little-known party who could have a huge influence on politics in the next five years?

Theresa May has announced she will be forming a minority Conservative government with support from the DUP.

Labour dominated in Newham as East Ham MP Stephen Timms and West Ham MP Lyn Brown increased their majority.

With no party winning an overall majority during this election, we now have what is called a hung parliament. But what exactly does that mean?

Labour’s Stephen Timms has retained his East Ham seat in the General Election 2017 with an enormous win of 47,124 votes.

Lyn Brown has been re-elected as West Ham MP with her biggest ever share of votes after winning a huge majority in the 2017 election.

Staying up late for the election? The Newham Recorder will be bringing you the latest news as it happens.

After six weeks of campaigning, election day is finally here and you have your chance to cast your vote for your local MP.

We’ve got an interactive map of all the polling stations in Newham to help you vote in the general election.

Chobham Academy hosted a pre-election debate to give pupils a chance to hear the candidates’ views.

Lyn Brown will be standing in for Diane Abbott as shadow home secretary while she recovers from illness, Jeremy Corbyn has announced.

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