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Yesterday, 17:09

Students had the chance to grill their members of parliament in the run-up to the general election at Newham Youth Question Time at the Town Hall.

Connor Dolam, left, and Alex Eastwood, from Chobham Academy,  join the National Obesity Awareness Week at the Copper Box

Researchers at Cambridge University announced last week that 337,000 deaths a year are caused by “carrying too much weight”.

CCTV image of man police want to question after Stratford hotel incident, March 2014

Police have released this CCTV image today of a man wanted for questioning after a sex attack on a woman in a hotel in east London.

Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, speaks at the British Values Conference at a Beckton school

One of Britain’s most prominent Muslim leader’s has warned that society risks “singing to the tune of terrorists” if it allows paranoia and suspicion to take hold.

CCTV footage of the siege is used in the film

As Islamist terrorism is back in the headlines, a new film looking at an earlier attack is being screened at the Whitechapel Gallery.

A CGI image of the next phase of the development

The second phase of a major development project in Canning Town is set to get underway after being signed off.

People attend the soft launch of

Europe’s first purpose-built Asian shopping centre has opened on the site of a former Upton Park bus depot.

Walthamstow Coroner's Court

A postgraduate who was found slumped at the bottom of the stairs in her family’s home died of alcoholism and bronchopneumonia, a coroner ruled today.

A Custom House man has been charged with attempting to smuggle £1million worth of cocaine into the country.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 08:24

Police have released this CCTV image today of a man wanted for questioning after a sex attack on a woman in a hotel in east London.

Wed, 19:16
Walthamstow Coroner's Court

A postgraduate who was found slumped at the bottom of the stairs in her family’s home died of alcoholism and bronchopneumonia, a coroner ruled today.

Wed, 15:41

A Custom House man has been charged with attempting to smuggle £1million worth of cocaine into the country.

Health

Tue, 18:18

NHS trade unions have suspended industrial action due to take place across London on Thursday.

NHS
Tue, 13:17
Disabled people campaigned against the closure of the centre, which will now become a gym

Converting the former Greenhill Centre into a community gym has been given a renewed go-ahead.

Tue, 11:04
NHS unions have called off industrial action

Elderly and sick Newham residents are being urged to prepare for NHS industrial action in which thousands of healthcare workers will strike over pay across London this Thursday.

London Ambulance Service

Environment

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
Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Jenny Jones has expressed concerns over the statistics for hit and runs in Newham

New figures from the Met Police show that Newham has the second highest number of pedestrian victims of hit and runs last year.

Politics

Wednesday, January 7, 2015

Safety regulations may have caused the closure of Upton community centre in east London without warning, throwing staff out of work just before Christmas. It followed an inspection which found parts of the heating system no longer complied with regulations. Critics say there’s too much regulation and red tape choaking everyday life. Even the government is forced to agree. The Business Minister just last week announced his “war on red tape”. But has the government got it right? UKIP blames Brussels for our red tape and says the Government is powerless to stop it…

Newham Council
Tuesday, January 6, 2015
Thames river crossing at Gallions Reach and [inset] London Assembly's Darren Johnson

Shock figures reveal £1.1 million has been spent by City Hall on its River Crossing team’s wages bill since 2012, paying out £46,000 every month to look at options for a new Thames river crossing to relieve the A12 Blackwall Tunnel.

Sir Robin Wales

Nine borough bosses, including Sir Robin Wales, will meet later this month to discuss how more power can be devolved to east London.

Robin

Education

Yesterday, 17:09

Students had the chance to grill their members of parliament in the run-up to the general election at Newham Youth Question Time at the Town Hall.

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Lyn Brown
Thu, 19:02
Dr Shuja Shafi, Secretary General of the Muslim Council of Britain, speaks at the British Values Conference at a Beckton school

One of Britain’s most prominent Muslim leader’s has warned that society risks “singing to the tune of terrorists” if it allows paranoia and suspicion to take hold.

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United Kingdom
Tue, 16:15
Liam Byrne MP at New Vic college encouraging students to vote in May

More than three million young people will have their first opportunity to vote in May’s general election – but students at New Vic Sixth Form college say politicians must do more to regain their trust.

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Heritage

Wed, 11:37

Historical items deemed to have “limited value” to the borough could be sold off.

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Friday, December 19, 2014
The cellar in Betty's old house where she cowered as a child

From the baby-sized gas mask to the make-shift beds, Betty Sexton has had a poignant year saying goodbye to her old belongings.

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London
Thursday, December 11, 2014
The Small Faces in their heyday

Keyboard player Jimmy Winston returns to the Ruskin Arms pub where he grew up and started the Small Faces. He tells the Recorder how it feels to be ‘bringing it all back home’

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