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The Mayor of Newham has pledged his support to the Newham Recorder and Community Links Christmas Toy Appeal, handing over a donation to some of the youngsters supported by the charity.

Planned engineering work could affect your journey this weekend.

There is a relatively minor programme of planned closures on the Tube and Overground network this weekend - but they could still affect your journey. Read on for the lowdown.

Egita Galvona has set up a sewing class workshop in Stratford

A clothes-making mum has set up her own sewing workshop to give others the freedom to create their own threads.

The Scrabble Champions tournament is taking place at the ExCel

For many people, Scrabble is a game that only gets played with the family when you’re full of roast turkey and trimmings.

Recycling rates in Newham are the lowest in the capital

Recycling rates in Newham are the worst in the capital, according to new data released today by the London Assembly,

Carry On Dr Babs Windsor!

The much-loved ‘Carry On’ star Barbara Windsor was given a standing ovation after receiving her honorary doctorate at London’s O2 Arena last night.

Councillors have approved a £2miilion loan to Newham College of Further Education

Councillors tonight have, as expected, approved a £2million loan to Newham College of Further Education.

The accident happened in the former Olympic Stadium (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images/Pool)

A workman working on the Olympic Stadium was rushed to hospital this afternoon after a nasty fall.

Jailed... 'wheelie' biker Ahrrus Hussain for causing death of woman, 73

Uninsured motorcyclist Ahrrus Hussain killed a 73-year-old grandmother while pulling a wheelie on a busy main road.

Crime & Court

Thu, 12:29

Uninsured motorcyclist Ahrrus Hussain killed a 73-year-old grandmother while pulling a wheelie on a busy main road.

Wed, 12:36
Ahrrus Hussain admitted causing death by dangerous driving

An uninsured motorcyclist who killed a 73-year-old grandmother while pulling a wheelie on a busy High Street was jailed after admitting causing death by dangerous driving.

Snaresbrook Crown Court
Tue, 11:01
Sebastian Smith has been jailed for six years after robbing a pregnant woman and two men at Forest Gate station (Picture: British Transport Police/Google Streetview)

A man who robbed a pregnant woman at knife-point, choked a man and stole his phone and threatened to push a passenger down the stairs if he didn’t hand over cash at Forest Gate station has been jailed for six years.

British Transport Police

Health

Tue, 17:00

To mark World Prematurity Day yesterday, we spoke to two mums about their experience of a premature birth.

Newham University Hospital
Tue, 16:00
Student midwife Humaairah Jama, midwife Phoebe Langer and mum Leanne Ryder with Karl Armsterong, age one

With around a tenth of all babies born in Newham University Hospital passing through the neonatal ward, things can often be very challenging for the staff.

Newham University Hospital
Tue, 15:12
Mikey Mann, an apprentice at East Ham Active, is pictured at the Well Community Centre

Residents can look forward to enjoying new and traditional sports activities thanks to more than £200,000 awarded to a project.

Environment

Wednesday, November 5, 2014

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

Wednesday, November 5, 2014
Fly-tipping has become a major problem in Newham (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Cleaning up fly-tipping in Newham cost taxpayers more than £3 million last year – higher than any other local authority in England.

Newham Council
Tuesday, October 14, 2014
The efforts of the students and the occupational therapy team transformed this part of the unit into a bright, colourful area

Students from an east London university swapped books and laptops for shovels and paint brushes when they helped kick-start a gardening project for young people.

University of East London

Politics

Thu, 21:05

Councillors tonight have, as expected, approved a £2million loan to Newham College of Further Education.

London
Friday, November 7, 2014
Cllr Clive Furness is chair of Labour Friends of Iraq

A Newham councillor is calling for urgent and “meaningful solidarity” with democratic forces in Iraq and Syria fighting Islamic State terrorists.

Iraq
Thursday, October 30, 2014
Police conduct a stop and search

Young people who have been stopped and searched by police are scared to make formal complaints for fear of police harassment, according to campaigners.

Education

Fri, 07:00

The much-loved ‘Carry On’ star Barbara Windsor was given a standing ovation after receiving her honorary doctorate at London’s O2 Arena last night.

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University of East London
Tue, 16:15
Councillors are expected to approve a £2miilion loan to Newham College of Further Education

Newham councillors are expected approve a £2million loan to a college to help it cope with government cuts to its budget.

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Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Students added a series of values to the template of the eight-foot poppy at the heart of their school Picture: Sarah Thorne

Like many of their colleagues across the borough, students at Royal Docks Community School put the poppy at the heart of activities to remember those who have died in war.

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Royal Docks Community School

Heritage

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

When Johnny Dale remembers his experience of D-Day he thinks: “That could have been me.”

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Silvertown
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
Bob Paice was among hundreds of volunteers who planted ceramic poppies at the Tower of London Picture: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images)

After more than a decade as warden of the jewel house at the Tower of London, Bob Paice returned to the historical site for today’s service of remembrance.

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London
Tuesday, November 11, 2014
The wreath laying was a somber occasion Picture: Andrew Baker

This year’s march to the Cenotaph in Central Park on Remembrance Sunday saw a huge number of young cadets taking part, making it the longest it has ever been.

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army

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Protesters have been warned they are banned from setting up camp at the landmark.

John Cantlie features in the new IS video, in which he talks about a recent failed military attack.

From Britain First’s Facebook posts, you would assume they’d won the Rochester by-election. They didn’t, but they’re claiming it anyway.

At 100 years old, this was Ruby Holt’s first visit to the beach – and the first time she saw the ocean.

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