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Yesterday, 17:43
Newham Council will make a decision on whether to approve the spending proposals (Credit: PA/Jon Giddens)

Newham Council will invest £100million into keeping the borough moving over the next decade, under proposals unveiled by the mayor.

Beverley Lewis House provides a haven for women with learning disabilities who have been subjected to violence

A women’s refuge in Newham has been shortlisted for a national award in recognition of its social housing.

Police believe the man may have exposed himself to other people

Police are trying to trace a driver who indecently exposed himself to a woman in Beckton amid concerns he may be a repeat offender.

John Atotileto impressing on the trumpet

You can always rely on music to bring people together.

Darius Alecu

Though the orchestra is full of talented musicians – something staff involved with it are keen to stress – there is nonetheless one character who seems to stand out.

Nick Alan and Ady Hudescu

There are four music tutors in the orchestra – two Roma, two non-Roma.

Akhtar Javeed, who was shot dead in Birmingham on February 3

A man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a businessman and father of four.

Rev Quentin Peppiat at St Mary Magdalene Church in East Ham

New Labour’s media handler Alastair Campbell famously stifled Tony Blair’s Catholic zeal mid-interview, telling his boss: “We don’t do God.”

Groundbreaking ceremony at the site

A groundbreaking ceremony has marked the start of work on Red Door Ventures’ second development.

Newham residents who receive benefits will see changes to their payments from Monday (Credit: PA/Jon Giddens)

Universal Credit will merge existing benefits and tax credits into one single payment from Monday.

A new careers seminar in Newham could help fashionistas get ahead in the competitive fashion industry. Picture Dominic Lipinski, PA Archive, Press Association Images

Budding fashion designers and entrepreneurs in Newham have the chance to mingle with renowned industry experts at a free career seminar next month.

Newham had the highest rate of repossessions in 2015                      Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images

Newham had the highest rate of home repossessions in the country last year, figures from the Ministry of Justice have shown.

Angie Darcy in Janis Joplin: Full Tilt

Actress Angie Darcy talks becoming the iconic singer as the Edinburgh Fringe hit transfers to Newham’s Stratford East Theatre Royal.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 15:51
Police believe the man may have exposed himself to other people

Police are trying to trace a driver who indecently exposed himself to a woman in Beckton amid concerns he may be a repeat offender.

Yesterday, 11:44
Akhtar Javeed, who was shot dead in Birmingham on February 3

A man has been arrested in connection with the killing of a businessman and father of four.

Birmingham
Wed, 16:05
Akhtar Javeed (Picture: West Midlands Police handout)

The daughter of an East Ham businessman shot dead by armed raiders in a “robbery that went wrong” has appealed to the public for help in finding her dad’s killers.

Birmingham
Wed, 10:23
Usman Tahir was sentenced to 12 years in jail for the attempted rape of two women. Picture: Met police

A man has been jailed for 12 years for attempting to rape a woman in East Ham and another in Hackney.

Snaresbrook Crown Court
Wed, 07:00
Mr Aziz was taken to hospital with neck and back pain as a result of the accident

A hit-and-run victim is appealing for help to find the driver who left him injured and trapped in his car.

Prince
Mon, 13:30
Firefighers from four fire stations tackled the blaze in Plaistow on Saturday night

A woman was taken to hospital by paramedics after being rescued from a house fire in Plaistow on Saturday eveniing.

Mon, 08:40
The man was attacked in Plaistow Park.

Detectives investigating the death of a 27-year-old man have charged an 18-year-old with his murder.

Thames Magistrates' Court

Health

Monday, February 1, 2016
Elderly and disabled people are subject to home care visits just 15 minutes long, a report has revealed

Some home care visits for the elderly and disabled are being limited to fifteen minutes, according to a new report.

Newham Council
Thursday, January 28, 2016
London's new air ambulance became operational today

If you look up to the skies today, you could spot London’s new air ambulance flying over the borough.

Boris Johnson
Wednesday, January 27, 2016
The Farrugia brothers lost their father Barry to Aids, he was infected through contaminated NHS blood products. Pictured (clockwise from top left) are David, Andrew, Tony, Paul and Vincent

The family of three brothers who died horrific deaths after being infected with viruses by the NHS have spoken of their anger that they will not receive a penny in compensation.

NHS
Monday, January 25, 2016
Tube strikes called off

The biggest rail union has suspended a planned 24-hour London Underground strike, which had been set to begin tomorrow evening (Tues).

London
Monday, January 25, 2016
Karachi Karahi in Barking Road, Plaistow

A catering couple found guilty of giving 32 people food poisoning at a community event have been banned from running a food business indefinitely.

Snaresbrook Crown Court
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Newhams DAWN scheme has shown how technology can improve results and increase productivity in the NHS

A Skype diabetes pilot scheme in Newham has been hailed a success for increasing young people’s clinic attendance and saving the NHS money.

NHS
Monday, January 18, 2016
A nurse prepares a syringe. Picture: David Cheskin/PA Wire

The health trust that runs Newham University Hospital has more nursing vacancies than any other trust in London.

Environment

Saturday, February 6, 2016
Trees for Cities planted 50 trees in St John's Green to celebrate Newham's 50th birthday

A park in the borough just got a lot greener after volunteers planted more than a dozen trees.

Silvertown
Monday, February 1, 2016
London City Airport

This week’s debate asks if London City Airport should be converted into homes and businesses.

Green Party
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Boris Johnson with engineers and workers at Beckton Sewage Treatment Centre

Mayor Boris Johnson spoke of future generations swimming in the Thames with otters as he opened the capital’s first super sewer with a flush.

Boris Johnson
Monday, January 25, 2016
Tube strikes called off

The biggest rail union has suspended a planned 24-hour London Underground strike, which had been set to begin tomorrow evening (Tues).

London
Monday, January 18, 2016
An artists' impression of how a housing development might look on on the plot currently occupied by London City Airport. Picture: Ash Sakula Architects

London City Airport could become east London’s newest housing and business district.

Green Party
Thursday, January 14, 2016
St Bonaventure's students help to clear up the pond in West Ham Park

Biology students traded the classroom for the great outdoors when they donned their wellies and helped clear up a pond and wildlife garden.

London
Wednesday, December 2, 2015
Concept art of a new river crossing at Gallions Reach

The Mayor of London has unveiled a bold vision of cross-river travel in London – with Newham in line to benefit from new road, rail and ferry crossings.

Boris Johnson

Politics

Yesterday, 17:43
Newham Council will make a decision on whether to approve the spending proposals (Credit: PA/Jon Giddens)

Newham Council will invest £100million into keeping the borough moving over the next decade, under proposals unveiled by the mayor.

Robin
Wed, 14:49
London Mayoral candidates  (left to right) Caroline Pidgeon, Peter Whittle, Sadiq Khan, Sian Berry and Zac Goldsmith at TechDate at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

London’s Mayoral candidates went head-to-head at a special technology debate at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s up-and-coming tech hub yesterday.

Elizabeth Olympic Park
Thursday, January 28, 2016
Boris Johnson hopes to revitalise Newham's high streets

Boris Johnson says he will fuel the rapid evolution of small and medium-sized enterprises – with £822,140 in funding.

Boris Johnson
Friday, January 22, 2016
Newham Council has been given extra funding to tackle rogue landlords. Picture: Dominic Lipinski/PA Images

A government cash injection of £5 million to tackle rogue landlords nationwide has been a shot in the arm for the borough.

Newham Council
Thursday, January 21, 2016
Angela Farrugia lost three brothers - Barry, Victor and David - to contaminated blood. Picture: Nigel Sutton

A long-awaited blueprint outlining payments for the care and support of victims of the contaminated blood scandal has today taken a huge leap forward.

NHS
Tuesday, January 19, 2016
Striking Junior doctors on the picket line at the Queen's Hospital, Rom Valley Way, Romford.

Next week’s junior doctors strike has been cancelled as progress is made in negotiations.

British Medical Association
Wednesday, December 30, 2015
Boris Johnson wants to see transport improved in Newham

A boost to road users has been promised after a multimillion-pound pledge on transport was announced.

Boris Johnson

Education

Thu, 12:00
Enjoy the great outdoors this half term

There’s plenty to do to beat the boredom this half term. Whatever your little (or not so little) ones are into, there will be something on your doorstep to keep them occupied. All activities are free unless specified.

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Elizabeth Olympic
Saturday, February 6, 2016
Headway East London volunteers at Carpenters Primary School

Move over, Bob Geldof. Carpenters Primary School might not be able to emulate Live Aid but it does intend to make its mark with a year of fundraising.

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Friday, February 5, 2016
Neil Carmichael MP, the chair of the education select committee, visited the STEM club at Plashet School

The work of young scientists at Plashet School’s STEM club is out of this world – quite literally.

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Plashet School
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Tanvirul Islam is heading to Oxford University

An aspiring doctor is swapping the streets of Forest Gate for the hallowed halls of Oxford University.

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Forest Gate Community School
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Employment minister Priti Patel meets a youngster at the Edith Kerrison Nursery School

Parents in Newham are set to benefit from 30 hours of free childcare each week from September.

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United Kingdom
Wednesday, February 3, 2016
Community engagement manager Sade Banks with pupils

It’s never too early to learn about the world of work.

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NHS
Saturday, January 30, 2016
Principal Mouhssin Ismail  at Newham College Sixth Form Centre (The NCS)

The principal of Newham Collegiate Sixth Form has spoken of how he expects the world from his students.

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Green Party

Heritage

Sunday, February 7, 2016
Annie Bonus, or Annie Kingsford, was born in Stratford in 1846

Born in Stratford 170 years ago, Anna “Annie” Bonus was the daughter of a prosperous shipbuilder and an Irish/German mother.

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Paris
Saturday, February 6, 2016
A portrayal of the burning of the Stratford Martyrs                       Picture: Newham Heritage Service: available to purchase at newhamphotos.com

In the Stratford of 460 years ago, the must-see public event wasn’t the Olympics – it was mass sectarian slaughter. But what lessons can we learn from the past about religious tolerance?

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London
Friday, January 29, 2016
Staff and Volunteers (left to right) Polly Rodgers, Hayley Sherwood, Joshua Adams, Holly Gilson, Kirsty Parsons and Paul Beard with Eastside Community Heritage's Museum on Wheels, a mobile project to provide an immersive experience into their and Newham's past

The magical mystery tour is coming to take you away – not with a psychedelic bus but in the form of an unobtrusive wooden suitcase.

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Silvertown
Wednesday, January 20, 2016
Asif Shakoor's grandfather, Muhammad Ghulam Mohd

Spies fighting the Nazis in occupied France, pilots defending the homeland against invading bombers, seamen transporting essential supplies across the globe – these are just three roles performed by the sons and daughters of South Asia during the First and Second World Wars.

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India
Sunday, January 17, 2016
Frank Arthur Bailey                                   Photo: LFB

In the year of the Queen’s coronation, Joseph Stalin’s death, Ian Fleming’s first James Bond novel and catastrophic floods in England, a humble man from South America with a strong sense of justice arrived in the country – and changed London forever.

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London Fire Brigade
Saturday, January 16, 2016
Baron Maurice Arnold de Forest in 1910

Millionaire, aristocrat, aviation enthusiast, racing driver, chum of Winston Churchill, self-professed ally of the working class, victim of racism – and proud West Ham MP.

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Liberal Democrats
Sunday, December 13, 2015
HMS Warrior, image courtesy of The National Museum of the Royal Navy

Find out how the newly-designed Hammers crest has reaffirmed the club’s relationship with the Royal Navy’s HMS Warrior 1860

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Canning Town

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