Yesterday, 18:55

Trains between Liverpool Street and Shenfield are delayed this evening due to electrical supply problems at Forest Gate.

108 dishes were offered to a Hindu deity (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

Thousands of Hindus celebrated Diwali this week with ceremonies, fireworks and family fun.

Angel Williams, 13 (Picture: Metropolitan Police)

A 13-year-old Romford girl who went missing last week has been found safe and well, police have confirmed.

Investigators believe that a firework started the fire

A stray firework is believed to have caused a fire which completely destroyed the balcony of a Stratford block of flats.

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.

A picture of the pulled chicken burger Jamie received at KFC

A chicken lover detected fowl play after visiting a fast-food chain when the meal he ordered looked “pitiful” next to its advert.

Reporter Mark Shales prepares to abseil down Stratford's ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Of all the ways to spend a grey Friday morning in Stratford, plummeting down the ArcelorMittal Orbit is not the first thing that comes to mind.

Mayor of London Boris Johnson has a go at boxing

Boris Johnson threw some punches during a special visit to a North Woolwich boxing academy last night.

The fire broke out at the Olympic Stadium in Stratford (Pic: Adam Rivers / @GamblingEcon)

Fire crews were called to a blaze inside the Olympic Stadium this morning.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 07:00

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

Tue, 16:51
Met police conducting a stop and search

Anti-racist campaigners hope to put stop-and-search “on trial” with a fundraising drive backed by poet Benjamin Zephaniah.

Tue, 14:59
Deputy Mayor Lester Hudson joined others in paying tribute to murdered police officer Nina MacKay

Floral tributes were laid at the spot where a Stratford police constable was fatally stabbed to mark the 17th anniversary of her death.


Tue, 17:22

A teacher who discovered he had a brain tumour only after a serious cycling accident landed him in hospital has welcomed the opening of a new research centre.

Saturday, October 25, 2014
St John Ambulance volunteers ready for Guy Fawkes

Hundreds of first-aid volunteers are getting ready for Guy Fawkes night in case of fireworks injury.

Tuesday, October 21, 2014
Giles Smith with his Box Chicken pitch in Forest Gate during the pilot in October 2013 Picture: Suki Dhanda

Plans to ban fast food takeaways near schools have been welcomed by an organisation that ran a healthier eating pilot scheme in the borough.


Tuesday, October 14, 2014

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
Monday, September 15, 2014
Picture: Dave Thompson/PA Wire.

An unexploded bomb is currently being disposed of near the Olympic Park.

Thursday, September 4, 2014
Abubacar Bah is a 'star in the making'

A young cast member and fledgling actor stood out as a potential star of the future.

Newham City


Yesterday, 07:00

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

Monday, September 22, 2014
Protesters occupying empty council housing at Stratford's Carpenters Estate

Angry young mums stormed onto an empty council housing estate and took over boarded-up properties in their campaign launched when they had to quit their East London hostel after its mother-and-baby unit was closed down.

Jasmin Stone
Tuesday, August 26, 2014

An “unlawful” Newham Council policy left a family of four living on just £50 a week, a judicial review has found.

Newham Council


Wed, 07:00

Teachers and students are battling on several fronts to keep their college open and have taken to the streets in protest.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014
Adiba Ahmed received her award from college principal Eddie Playfair,

Students who have overcome difficult personal circumstances and barriers but still managed to excel in their education were celebrated at an awards ceremony.

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Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Work to transform seven primary schools, leading to almost 1000 new places, was given the go-ahead during a meeting of Mayoral Proceedings.

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Canning Town


Sunday, October 26, 2014

Tickets for the first-ever East Village Fireworks display being staged at the Olympic Park’s new E20 housing complex on Bonfire Night have all gone—more than a week ahead.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Lorna Jackson reveiving her award at the VITAL EET Black History Month event

A woman born in Jamaica who became one of the first black headteachers in Newham says attitudes to race in the borough have become more tolerant.

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Wednesday, October 15, 2014
Les Sherman from Redbridge during a visit to the Abbey Mills sewage works where his father died saving the life of a colleague. Pic - Les's dad Henry.

For many, Abbey Mills pumping station in West Ham is one of the wonders of Victorian engineering – the so-called “Cathedral of Sewage”.

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After staging an Ebola-themed night, a nightclub has been forced to make an apology after hundreds complained about the tasteless event.

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