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Friday, August 3, 2018

Newham Council has appointed an interim chief executive to take on the role for six months.

Newham Council has been accused of hindering investigations into housing complaints by causing “unacceptable delays” and refusing to produce evidence when requested.

A bid to turn an Indian restaurant in East Ham into a community centre has been rejected amid concerns over child safety.

Newham is one of the top five boroughs in the capital for crime, a count has revealed.

Newham Council has announced it is taking legal action against Barclays Bank over hundreds of millions of pounds it took out in “toxic” loans.

Newham Council threw £40 million of public money “down the drain” when it backed the flawed deal to turn the Olympic Stadium into West Ham’s new home, according to an independent report released today.

Political figures across Newham have backed calls for protests against US President Donald Trump and a far right march.

Newham Council will discuss implementing “golden hello and handcuff payments” to lure desperately needed new social workers.

Lyn Brown, the MP for West Ham, welcomed a new bill on corrosive substances in a debate in Parliament on Wednesday.

The Silvertown Tunnel scheme “fundamentally contradicts” the mayor of London’s transport strategy, Newham’s mayor has claimed.

The first trains have been on trial test runs through east London on Crossrail’s new Elizabeth line at speeds up to 60mph.

In her first full council meeting as mayor, Rokhsana Fiaz paid tribute to the councillors no longer serving.

The mayor has pledged to cut the amount councillors get paid for carrying out extra duties.

The mayor of Newham unveiled the new-look Newham Council at a meeting last night.

A fried chicken shop has had its licence suspended after a customer was allegedly stabbed in the face by a member of staff.

Newham Council’s cabinet members for health and the environment have been announced.

The mayor of Newham’s political advisor has stepped down over derogotary tweets he wrote about the shadow home secretary.

Rokhsana Fiaz, Newham’s new mayor, has announced the first members of her cabinet.

The MP for East Ham has praised new care standards for patients with sickle cell disease.

Reflecting on Friday’s local election results, Newham Liberal Democrats have hailed the “progress” the party has made — despite not winning any seats on the council and picking up less than 10 per cent of votes cast in the mayoral election.

Newham has just become the first London borough to have a directly elected woman mayor.

The results of Newham’s local elections are coming out today – follow them live here.

Tomorrow is May 3, when voters across London will be casting their ballots in local elections.

Voters are set to go to the polls for the local elections this Thursday, May 3.

A Windrush generation grandmother lost her job with a charity helping migrants because she couldn’t prove her right to work.

Police presence and a lack of services were key sticking points in last night’s election hustings held by The Recorder.

Tonight (Wednesday) is the night to put your questions to candidates running to be the next Mayor of Newham.

The Liberal Democrats are not fielding any candidates in the local election in Barking and Dagenham in order to concentrate their efforts on electioneering in Newham, the chair of the Newham and Barking and Dagenham Liberal Democrats has revealed.

More than a dozen employees at Newham Council raked in more than £100,000 a year, figures reveal.

The mayor of London is hosting a cross-party summit today to discuss rising violent crime in the capital.

The Recorder would like to hear from people living in temporary accommodation in Newham - such as hostels or bed and breakfasts.

The candidates for next month’s council and mayoral elections have been announced.

The Liberal Democrats have announced their candidates for the upcoming local elections, saying they want to “break this one party state situation” in Newham.

A Jewish member of Newham Momentum has resigned from the organisation, saying “I have witnessed more anti-Semitism in the past week than I ever have in my eight years of Labour Party membership”.

Strikes over reduced rest days and new rosters are is limiting a transport service for the borough’s most vulnerable residents until Friday (March 30).

MPs Lyn Brown and Stephen Timms have congratulated Councillor Rokhsana Fiaz for her selection as Newham Labour’s next mayoral candidate.

After 16 years in power, Sir Robin Wales’ time as Newham mayor is coming to an end.

Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz has said that she feels “privileged and humbled” to be selected as Labour’s candidate for the mayoral elections.

Cllr Rokhsana Fiaz has defeated Sir Robin Wales in a Labour vote to become the party’s mayoral candidate.

After 16 years in the post, Sir Robin Wales will not be Newham’s next mayor.

Lyn Brown has reluctantly come forward to pledge her support for one of Newham Labour’s mayoral candidates.

The woman looking to become the new mayor of Newham has called for there to be a vote on whether to scrap the role.

A Newham Council cabinet member campaigning to re-elect mayor Sir Robin Wales has said his rival Labour candidate is not aware of how important free school meals are for parents because she does not have children.

Rahima Khan, the Conservative candidate for mayor of Newham has put forward her manifesto for the upcoming election.

Acid will be recognised as a “highly dangerous” weapon under new sentencing guidelines after skyrocketing attacks involving corrosive substances.

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