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Yesterday, 12:00

It might not have been match day, but football was in the air at the Boleyn Ground at the launch of a new social initiative on Tuesday.

London Aquatics Centre will celebrate its first birthday on Sunday

London Aquatics Centre celebrates its first birthday on Sunday – and you’re invited to the party.

Forest Gate Station's PCs Terry Mole, Daryl Jones and James Aspland with gifts of gratitude from the boy and his mother (Pic by Metropolitan Police Press Bureau)

Three Newham police officers rescued a four-year-old boy trapped on a three-storey building’s roof.

Ashley Latty, inset, was stabbed outside the Beaver Centre in Dagenham. Pictures: Met Police/Ellie Hoskins

A man from Stratford and another from Manor Park were part of a gang who stabbed an innocent party-goer to death for no obvious reason with “venomous, hate-fuelled force”, a court heard today.

Mosunmoma Hassan and John Nimki I Love Newham

Reporter Jacob Ranson took to the streets this week to ask the community what they love about Newham. Here’s what they said...

The pair stole bank cards and cash from ATM users

A Manor Park man who stole nearly £2,000 in cash from cash machines has been jailed.

Police close the greenway in East Ham

A man who was killed after being stabbed in a greenway in East Ham has been identified as 29-year-old Mantius Zieavicius.

The kittens shortly after they were brought in

At just a few hours old, these five tiny kittens should be nestled somewhere warm with their mother.

An elderly woman was injured after shots were fired through a window in East Ham last night.

Crime & Court

Fri, 14:47

A man from Stratford and another from Manor Park were part of a gang who stabbed an innocent party-goer to death for no obvious reason with “venomous, hate-fuelled force”, a court heard today.

Fri, 11:52
The pair stole bank cards and cash from ATM users

A Manor Park man who stole nearly £2,000 in cash from cash machines has been jailed.

Fri, 10:53
Police close the greenway in East Ham

A man who was killed after being stabbed in a greenway in East Ham has been identified as 29-year-old Mantius Zieavicius.

Health

Thu, 13:00

“It’s about freedom, expression, music and culture – and, above all, creativity.”

Anna Silverman
Saturday, February 21, 2015
Memebers of the public taking part in a self defence class at Sportdock in Newham

What would you do if somebody grabbed you by the hair or tried to touch you inappropriately on a bus?

University of East London
Wednesday, February 4, 2015
Lacey in Royal London Hospital linked up to an oxygen machine to help her breathing after she was diagnosed with pneumonia

A doctor has called for a family to be urgently rehomed after mould caused by damp left a seven-year-old girl fighting for breath on an oxygen machine.

Newham Council

Environment

Friday, February 6, 2015

Hundreds of people across the borough have been forced to pay fines for spitting in a public place.

Ian Corbett
A woman struggles to bring a horse under control

Thirty horses, a pig and three dogs were removed in a planned night raid on “squatters” at stables owned by a charity working to provide disabled young people with therapeutic riding sessions.

Newham Council
Thursday, November 27, 2014
Tom Odell sings‘ 'Real Love'’ at the piano [Photos: David Benett/Getty Images]

An array of A-List celebs turned up in London’s East End last night to hear pop idol Tom Odell perform his Christmas TV ad hit at the launch of ‘Manhattan island city’ development on the banks of the River Lea.

United Kingdom

Politics

Wed, 10:15

Only 27 fire engines will operate across the capital at a reduced service.

Communities and Local Government
Tue, 12:15
TUC General Secretary Frances O'Grady at rally in 2013 urging Chancellor to put jobs first

Many bosses and not paying their workers a living minimum wage in east London.

House of Commons
Friday, February 13, 2015
Sir Robin Wales

Devolution to east London is set to be discussed by nine borough bosses including Newham mayor Sir Robin Wales today.

Communities and Local Government

Education

The push to expand Newham Collegiate Sixth Form Centre’s capacity is making “good progress”, councillors heard.

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Monday, February 16, 2015
Pupils from Forest Gate Community School Brilliant Club  have been given an award Picture: Ellie Hoskins

School children are celebrating after graduating from an academic programme to help bright pupils get into top universities.

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Forest Gate Community School
Friday, February 13, 2015
Chief Inspector Shabnam Chaudhri returned to her old school to talk to students

The Met’s first Asian female chief inspector inspired the next generation of police officers during a visit to her old secondary school in East Ham.

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United Kingdom

Heritage

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

The outbreak of the Second World War had a significant impact on millions of families across Europe.

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Tuesday, February 10, 2015
Teacher Joshua Alford and pupils Raul Simmons-Perez, 16, and Nico Zavrou Blackstock, 16, from East Barnet School, Barnet, with their clay figures. Picture: Erica Spurrier/Equity

After visiting eight cemeteries and memorials, one museum and a commemorative workshop, our tour came to an end.

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United Kingdom
Monday, February 9, 2015
The group at the Beaumont-Hamel Newfoundland Memorial Park in the Somme. Picture: Erica Spurrier/Equity

On July 1 1916, thousands of soldiers walked across to German lines on the Western Front and began their assaults, confident their enemy had been weakened by a week-long bombardment of 1.6 million shells.

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