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One of the best places to watch the Tour de France in Newham is behind Westfield Stratford City, overlooking Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Tour de France 2014- the race arrives in Newham

A staggering 12 million people watch the Tour roadside in all its stages in any given year.

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Newham urged to plan ahead to cope with Tour de France disruption

Parents, businesses and commuters across the borough are being urged to plan ahead to cope with the Tour de France in Newham on July 7.

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Chancellor George Osborne unveils new Crossrail Thames Tunnel in North Woolwich

George Osborne unveils Crossrail Thames Tunnel in North Woolwich

George Osborne unveiled a new Crossrail tunnel under the River Thames today at the Crossrail site in North Woolwich.

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The officer was summonsed to Westminster Magistrates' Court

Newham police officer receives court summons for misconduct

A Newham police officer has been summonsed to appear at court charged with misconduct in a public office and perverting the course of justice.

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The Mayor's Newham Show parade passes East Ham Town Hall.
Photo: David Mirzoeff

Pictures: The Mayor’s Newham Show 2014

The dazzling colours and vibrant sounds of a Brazilian carnival captivated the thousands who enjoyed this year’s record-breaking Mayor’s Newham Show.

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Opinion See all

Data Retention Bill... counter terrorism or state snoopers' charter?

BIG DEBATE: Emergency powers to fight terrorism—or a snooping charter?

Emergency powers for State surveillance on our phones and emails abroad in the war on terrorism have passed the Commons stage after a European Court ruling made EU-wide retention of data invalid. Critics say the “State Snoppers’ Charter” rushed through in a day was abuse of Parliament. Home Office Minister Norman Baker insists it doesn’t take away our Human Rights. But liberty groups like Big Brother Watch believe the promised “safeguards” to protect our privacy aren’t worth the paper they’re written on.

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Jessica Butcher will star in the play

Kray twins’ girl kidnap victim has story told in East End play

A gripping and poignant tale of 1960s East End crime is coming to stage this summer.

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