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Two people have been arrested over FGM of an 11-year-old

Hackney woman arrested over female genital mutilation of 11-year-old

A woman from Hackney and a pensioner from Newham have been arrested over conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

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Tom Lovett gives Sophie Morton a lesson

Video: Cocktail lesson at Stratford’s Print House

James Bond likes his shaken not stirred, but just how easy is it to make the perfect cocktail? That was exactly what I was about to learn at Stratford’s Print House bar.

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Children enjoy the bouncy castle at the fun day

Manor Park supplementary school celebrates with fun day

Ten years of a Manor Park supplementary school have been celebrated with a fun day.

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Four fire engines rushed to the blaze

Fire at derelict Forest Gate house

Firefighters were called to a blaze at a derelict house in Forest Gate this afternoon.

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Update: Unexploded Second World War shell found in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

An unexploded Second World War shell was found in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning.

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Police on the scene of the murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Man arrested in connection with Manor Park cemetery murder

A 52-year-old man has been arrested by detectives investigating the murder of a man in a Manor Park cemetery.

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Javauntee Campbell

Teenagers found guilty of Queen’s Market trader murder

Two teenagers who stabbed a Queen Street market trader in broad daylight after he tried to retrieve a stolen watch have been convicted in connection with his murder.

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Breaking: Second World War shell found in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A Second World War shell was found in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park this morning.

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Sergeant Alfred Knight (with pipe) with his comrades

Newham bookshop launches book about Post Office Rifles in Great War

Exactly 100 years after Britain declared war on Germany and Europe’s deadliest conflict began, a book documenting how postmen fought in their own regiment will be launched.

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The Back to the Future preview of Secret Cinema has been cancelled

Secret Cinema cancels Back to the Future shows until July 31

Secret Cinema have cancelled their Back to the Future events until July 31.

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Police on the scene of a murder investigation at City of London Cemetery and Crematorium in Manor Park, Newham after a man was found with an injury to his neck.

Manor Park murder victim named

Detectives investigating the murder of a man in a Manor Park cemetery have released his identity.

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The Potters House team show off their Newham Powerleague trophy

With God on our side!

Young footballers swell Pastor’s flock

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Four Newham men have now been charged with the murder

Stratford man charged with Hendon murder

A fourth Newham man has been charged with murdering a man in Hendon, north London.

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Outside the Copper Box Arena. Picture by David Poultney for the LLDC.

Copper Box Arena celebrates one year open to public with free activities this weekend

The Copper Box Arena will mark a year since it first opened to the public by offering free skills sessions this weekend.

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The ArcelorMittal Orbit

Olympic Park’s ArcelorMittal Orbit to open late for three nights this summer

London’s spectacular nighttime skyline will be visible for the first time from the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

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The trial took place at the Old Bailey

Teenager found guilty of murdering market trader Rashid Naeem

A 15-year-old boy has been found guilty of the murder of market trader Rashid Naeem.

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Sadia Nakimera says she fears for the health of her sons Jayden (right) and Julian

Mum fears mould putting children’s lives at risk in Custom House

A mum-of-two fears a serious mould problem could threaten her children’s lives.

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The proposed development of the Royal Albert Dock (pic: HayesDavidson)

Royal Albert Dock business district proposals approved

Plans for a new business district in the Royal Albert Dock have been approved by Newham Council.

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Shop owners show their support for PEACH (People's Empowerment Allience for Custom House)

A people’s revolution called PEACH is underway in Custom House

A small revolution is underway in Custom House. They call it “people empowerment”, but in simpler terms it’s a fine example of ­musketeer-like thinking: one for all and all for one.

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The Mayor of London Boris Johnson put his fists up against Sir Robin Wales in Stratford Park.

Video: Boris Johnson launches ParkLives programme in Newham

The mayors of London and Newham joined together today to launch a programme of free summer activities.

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A CGI image of the plans envisioned for Silvertown Quays

£3.5bn Silvertown Keys development launched

A £3.5bn development envisioned to transform Silvertown Quays into London’s “innovation quarter” has been unveiled.

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Suicide verdict after woman finds lesbian wife hanged

A young woman had been discussing her future plans to have children with her lesbian wife the day before she was found hanged.

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A 54-year-old has died from a neck injury after he was foundin a cemetery

Murder probe after man found with fatal neck wound in Manor Park cemetery

Police have launched a murder investigation after finding a man in a cemetery with a fatal neck injury.

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Left to right: guest Shehroze Khan, 22, guest Darshana Lathigra, 42, presenter, Abdul Malik, 48, presenter Usman Shah, 23 and presenter Muzammel Rafiq

‘Ramadan radio’ hits the airwaves live from Forest Gate HQ

A Muslim group in Forest Gate has launched a radio station to discuss current affairs during the month of Ramadan and beyond.

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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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Climate change campaigners protest against London City Airport’s planned expansion.

Video: Campaigners stage silent protest against London City Airport expansion

Protesters fighting against the proposed £200m expansion of London City Airport staged a silent protest in the main terminal.

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Beyond Caring at The Yard Theatre

Beyond Caring is written by Alexander Zeldin through devising with the company. Performed by

Hayley Carmichael

Sean OíCallaghan

Victoria Moseley

Janet Etuk

Luke Clarke

Creative Team

Alexander Zeldin ñ Director

Natasha Jenkins ñ Designer

Tamara Moore ñ Producer

Josh Grigg ñ Sound Designer

Marc Williams ñ LX Designer

Grace Gummer ñ Assistant Director

Fringe jobs take centre stage at East End production

A thought provoking and challenging production, Beyond Caring is this week in the last few days of its run at The Yard Theatre, with a final performance on Saturday.

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Some of the drugs haul discovered by Newham police during Operation Ambassador

Seven arrested in investigation into Newham Class A drug supply

Seven people were arrested this morning as part of an investigation into the supply of Class A drugs in Newham.

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Annie McTight (third from left) with Elwin Cockett, Archdeacon of West Ham, Dave Wade, Area Dean of Newham, Rob Wickham, Area Dean of Hackney, Rachel Treweek, Archdeacon of Hackney and Stephen Cottrell, Bishop of Chelmsford

Olympic Park gets new Anglican minister for Stratford Christians

An Anglican reverend who was picked to become a minister for the Olympic Park was officially welcomed to her new role at a service lead by the Bishop of Chelmsford.

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CGI image of the Royal Victoria Docks (Picture: Carillion Igloo Genesis)

Mayors do battle over Royal Victoria Docks floating village plans

Britain’s first floating village is one step closer to being built in Newham - but it has met with stiff opposition.

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Budding artists, poets and actors will be taking centre stage at Theatre Royal Stratford East to show their work Picture: Theatre Royal Stratford East

Budding poets, writers and actors to take over Theatre Royal Stratford East

Young poets, writers, actors and composers are set to take centre stage when Theatre Royal Stratford East presents its latest Young People’s Season.

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As many as 200 youngsters from across London are hoping they could be at The O2, rubbing shoulders with some of the tennis stars of today Picture: John Nassari

Newham teenagers could be rubbing shoulders with tennis stars

A group of teenagers from the borough could be fulfilling the dream of a lifetime to appear on court with the world’s best tennis players at The O2 in November.

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Save Our Surgeries campaigners fear bowel surgery at Newham University Hospital will be permanently cut

Cancer surgery at Newham University Hospital halted over lack of doctors

Newham University Hospital could be downgraded, campaigners have warned, after bowel surgery was withdrawn from its services due to a shortage of specialist surgeons.

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The Beckton Brownies' celebrations for the Big Brownie Birthday culminated with a disco

Beckton Brownies enjoy disco as part of centenary celebrations

A group of Brownies who have been celebrating their organisation’s centenary brought their festivities to an end with a fun packed party.

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Students from Eastlea Community School experienced the legacy of the Olympics when they went whitewater rafting at Lee Valley White Water Centre

Canning Town students experience Olympics legacy with whitewater rafting in Lee Valley

Students from Newham had a taste of the legacy of Olympics when they braved the rapids at Lee Valley White Water Centre, the world class venue that hosted the London 2012 Canoe Slalom event.

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Royal Docks school head teacher Wendy Bower presents Julian Bridgeman with a birthday cake at the Elders Tea Party

Royal Docks school entertains elderly and a paralympian

A combination of fun and fitness gave staff and students at a Canning Town school a memorable end to their summer term.

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Fiona Daly, Environmental Health Manager at Barts Health NHS Trust, is pleased that its efforts have been recognised

East London health Trust voted sustainability champ after cutting energy and water wastage

Barts Health NHS Trust has been voted sustainability champion in awards that celebrated organisations and people that are pushing the boundaries of sustainable business.

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Gallions school pupils at their lunchtime music concert

Video: Beckton concert celebrates building of new music centre at school

Children at a primary school ended their summer term with a lunchtime concert which also celebrated the start of construction work on a new music centre.

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Dancer Ann Marie Campbell (left) dances with reporter Sophie Morton

Carnival comes to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be taken over by carnival spirit on Sunday, with samba dancers showing off their skills to the crowd.

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Summer holiday programme of sports to be launched across 10 parks in Newham

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales will be unveiling a programme of fun, free activities in Newham’s parks this summer in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain on Thursday.

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Two people have been arrested over FGM of an 11-year-old

Hackney woman arrested over female genital mutilation of 11-year-old

A woman from Hackney and a pensioner from Newham have been arrested over conspiracy to commit female genital mutilation.

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Tom Lovett gives Sophie Morton a lesson

Video: Cocktail lesson at Stratford’s Print House

James Bond likes his shaken not stirred, but just how easy is it to make the perfect cocktail? That was exactly what I was about to learn at Stratford’s Print House bar.

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Opinion See all

Tower Hamlets Mayor Lutfur Rahman supported the council staff and teachers strike action

Last week many of our council and teaching staff took park in national strike action against the pay freezes imposed by the government. I supported them in that action. Low pay is driving more and more people into financial distress. It may surprise readers to know the majority of those in receipt of benefits are now from working families due to low wages, part-time working and rising living standards. Everybody deserves a decent wage. I was proud that Tower Hamlets was one of the first London councils to introduce the London Living Wage, some five years ago, to support some of our lowest paid staff.‬

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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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