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Lister School GCSE results continue to improve

GCSE results at Lister School have improved for the fourth consecutive year.

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East Village looking west towards the City

Last plot completed in handover of 2,800 East Village homes in E20

The last residential plot has been completed which concludes the handover of all 2,818 homes at East Village to the Olympic Delivery Authority.

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GCSEs: The wait is over

The wait is finally over for thousands of pupils who will collect their GCSE results today.

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Newham man arrested on suspcicion of making death threats

Counter terrorism officers sting Newham man on suspicion of making death threats

Counter terrorism officers have today arrested a 31-year-old man from Newham on suspicion of making death threats on social media.

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The pair await sentencing for murdering Amina Bibi

Guilty: Husband and drug addict he paid to murder wife in Forest Gate

An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife, who died from more than 70 stab wounds, have today been found guilty of murder.

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GCSEs: Be part of our coverage

Thousands of students across the borough are anxiously awaiting their GCSE results tomorrow morning.

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Maurillia Simpson, a former Lance Corporal in the Royal Logistics Corps, will compete in the Invictus Games.

Invictus Games: ‘I lost dream of being soldier but found new one’ tells wounded warrior from East Village

Becoming a soldier was Maurillia Simpson’s dream from a tender age, but one that would be cut short through injury.

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Do you recognise these men? (Pic:BTP)

£19,000 stolen from East Ham man during attack

Thieves stole £19,000 from an East Ham man during an attack at Kings Cross station.

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Aydin Ara, six, enjoys an activity day for children organised by Barts Health to create awareness on diabetes.

Children with diabetes enjoy Olympic Park fun day

Children with diabetes enjoyed a family fun day to learn more about how to manage the condition.

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The gang get out of a stolen BMW just minutes before the robbery on the Breitling store

Westfield Stratford smash and grab gang jailed

An armed gang who smashed their way into a luxury watch shop have been jailed for a total of 39 years.

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Parker pleaded guilty to indecently exposing himself on trains

East Ham man receives suspended sentence for indecent exposure

An East Ham man who indecently exposed himself on trains across London, Hertfordshire and Essex has received a nine-month suspended sentence.

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Heavy traffic in east London... City Hall campaigners call for areas to opt into 2020 Ultra-Low Emission zone

2020 Ultra Low Emission zone won’t go far enough, warns London Assembly’s Jenny Jones

Traffic-polluted main roads in east London are being excluded from a proposed Ultra Low Emission zone due to start in six years’ time, City Hall campaigners claim.

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Commuters from Stratford will be affected by the strike

Central Line drivers to strike on Friday

Newham’s commuters will face delays on Friday as a strike on the Central Line has been announced.

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Sister Sledge wow the crowd

Pictures: Thousands brave weather as Under The Stars returns

East Ham’s Central Park played host to a musical spectacular this weekend as Under The Stars returned for its 15th year.

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Marshalling will be one of the jobs taught at the academy

First recruits for London City Airport training scheme

Marshalling aircraft will be among the skills taught to 12 recruits who are taking part in London City Airport’s first aviation industry training and recruitment programme.

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Newham charity for the elderly holds gala dinner

A Newham charity set up to support isolated elderly people is organising a gala dinner and evening of entertainment.

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Streetdance crew IMD Legion in action

East London street dance crew to appear on Sky 1

Street dance crew IMD Legion could be one step closer to stardom when they appear on Sky 1’s Got to Dance on Sunday.

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Squeak the cat

Family seeks answers after pet cat ‘poisoned to death’ in East Ham

A family whose pet cat died as a result of it being poisoned is offering a reward for any information which could lead to a criminal conviction.

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From left: Lorraine Hope, Olivia Hope, 5, Tahlia Adams, 6, Cylise Adams, 4, and Lisa Pope at the Picnic in the Park event at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Pictures: Picnic in the Olympic Park

Families came in their droves to enjoy the late summer sun with an outdoor picnic.

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Rat Race adventuers slither their way over floating obstacles  [photos:Tom Miles]

River Rats race through Royal Docks for fun and to help Shelter’s homeless

Rat Race adventurers invaded east London’s Royal Docks to splash out on a challenge testing their fitness—as well as raise funds for homeless families.

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Voters in Beckton will take to the polls for a by-election next month (Picture: Anthony Devlin/PA Archive)

Candidates announced for Beckton by-election

Seven candidates will be contesting the by-election in Beckton after nominations closed last week.

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Renee Cocker was winner of the People's Choice award at the first ever Miss Teen Caribbean UK contest

Forest Gate teen wins People’s Choice award

They say it’s the taking part that counts but teenager Renee Cocker went one better after being named People’s Choice at the first ever Miss Teen Caribbean UK contest.

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Drink licences revoked in Newham cornershop crackdown

Nearly 20 Newham off-licences have had their alcohol licences called in for review after they were caught selling booze outside of permitted hours or to underage children.

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Mehmet was jailed for dangerous driving

East Ham dangerous driver jailed for four years

An East Ham man described as a “considerable danger” has been jailed for more than four years for dangerous driving.

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New kit for firefighters when visiting people's homes for safety advice

Firefighters get new uniform kit when out advising public on fire safety

Firefighters have been kitted out with new uniforms to wear when they are out and about in east London advising the public about fire safety.

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Children rehearse for Revolution Farm at Newham City Farm

Children to perform George Orwell’s Animal Farm at Newham City Farm

Children will take the parts of animals this week for a new stage-play version of George Orwell’s novel Animal Farm.

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A crash at Beckton Roundabout is causing delays.

Heavy traffic delays following crash at Beckton Roundabout

Motorists face heavy delays this morning following a crash involving two cars and a van in Beckton.

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Mohammed Mulla enjoys the day

Football fun for Richard House families

Children at Richard House Children’s Hospice enjoyed a day out at the Soccerdome as part of their summer scheme.

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Joshua with his Crystal Palace hero Dwight Gayle at Redbridge sports centre

Tiny Joshua, 9, clmbing Ben Nevis for ‘We Run This Thing’ kids’ own charity

Tiny Joshua Osei-Agyemang is a 4ft nine-year-old with a very tall ambition—to climbing Ben Nevis, Britain’s highest mountain.

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Newham borough commander to attend community group meeting

Borough commander Tony Nash will attend a community group meeting in Forest Gate on Tuesday.

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Siblings Zaara Shahid and Zayaan, and Liliana Rogozinsky enjoy an activity day at the ‘Mini Monsters Club’ in Gallions Reach Shopping Park.

Pictures: Children enjoy holiday fun at Gallions Reach

Gallions Reach Shopping Park has a solution for children who don’t want to spend their summer holidays following their parents around shops.

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Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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CGI of East Shopping Centre

Asian shopping centre set to open in Green Street

Europe’s first major indoor Asian shopping mall is set to open in Green Street.

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Newham Police want to talk to this man

Police appeal: Man exposes himself in E15

Police in Newham are trying to identify this man who exposed himself on the Greenway, E15.

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Police have charged a man with raping a child

Stratford man charged with raping child

A Stratford man is in court today charged with raping a child.

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Chobham Academy students collect their results

A-levels: AS level joy for Chobham Academy students

Students at Chobham Academy were jumping for joy after achieving a 99 per cent pass rate in their AS Levels.

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FGM campaigner describes Forest Gate school as “beacon of excellence”

A Newham school has been praised for blazing a trail in its efforts to eradicate FGM.

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Newham has the highest percentage of residents in low paid jobs of all the London boroughs (photo: Rui Vieira/PA Wire)

Newham residents lowest paid in London

Newham residents are the lowest paid in London, new data has revealed.

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Chobham Academy students jumping for joy

Pictures: Newham students celebrate A-level results

Students across Newham have been celebrating their exam results today - and we’ve been around the borough capturing the happy moments.

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NewVIc students celebrate with principal Eddie Playfair

A-levels: NewVIc students celebrate exam success

Students at NewVIc have celebrated good grades in both A-level and vocational exams.

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Court & Crime See all

The pair await sentencing for murdering Amina Bibi

Guilty: Husband and drug addict he paid to murder wife in Forest Gate

An evil husband and the drug addict he hired to kill his wife, who died from more than 70 stab wounds, have today been found guilty of murder.

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Sister Sledge wow the crowd

Pictures: Thousands brave weather as Under The Stars returns

East Ham’s Central Park played host to a musical spectacular this weekend as Under The Stars returned for its 15th year.

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Opinion See all

City & London AM John Biggs accuses Tower Hamlets council of improper use of time

I remain busy at City Hall. There are new ideas for east London river crossings, plans for the next Crossrail line, major planning applications to dig into, budgets to manage, challenging policing matters to consider. Yet I am drawn back to comment yet again on Tower Hamlets politics. It’s not surprising – the East End is always the most raw and lively place in the UK.

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Dan Jones with some of his paintings

New exhibition by artist Dan Jones explores life in the East End

A retrospective of paintings by a local artist whose work has played a role in the borough’s history is being featured in a special exhibition.

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Celebrity / Showbiz See all

Drake has cancelled his Wireless London performance (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images for ESPN)

Fans devastated after Drake cancels Wireless London festival

Rapper Drake has pulled out of his headline appearances at this weekend’s Wireless Festival in London, leaving fans devastated.

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