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A rickshaw driver from Plaistow has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a young clubber after offering her a free ride home.

The W19 bus crashed into a tree in Manor Park. Picture: @RoseStephensArt via Twitter

Ten people were taken to hospital after a bus carrying passengers crashed into a tree.

Ilianna Tachtsidis, six, at the Spark Festival

Fun was had with science at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park as it played host to the Spark Festival.

Early years children are developing faster in Newham than the national average

Children in Newham are developing faster than the national average according to data collected from schools this summer.

Murad Sheikh playing the Dhol drum

Youngsters at Richard House Children’s Hospice have been around the world this summer - without leaving Beckton.

The Lee Valley VeloPark will host the event

A traditional cycling event will be returning to the UK scene after 35 years away.

Here East

The legacy of the Olympics is often thought of as world-class competitions and grass-roots sports participation.

Rose Kimmins (Left) with her colleagues

Activity co-ordinator Rose Kimmins loves her job.

Fire crews rescuing a horse (picture: London Fire Brigade)

If you see an animal in danger, call the RSPCA rather than 999.

Crime & Court

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A rickshaw driver from Plaistow has been found guilty of sexually assaulting a young clubber after offering her a free ride home.

London
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Evidence of anti-social activity at the crack den (Pic by Metropolitan Police Service)

Police have shut down a Plaistow “crack house” after issuing an eviction notice.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Diafra Sakho of West Ham United (R)  is challenged by Danny Drinkwater of Leicester City (L)  (Photo by Justin Setterfield/Getty Images)

West Ham United star Diafra Sakho has been arrested on suspicion of making threats to kill and witness intimidation, according to reports.

Diafra Sakho

Health

Friday, August 28, 2015

The NHS trust in charge of Newham University Hospital has the biggest financial deficit of all London trusts, it has been revealed.

Newham University Hospital
Wednesday, August 5, 2015
Support is being provided for new parents in Newham (picture: PA)

Two pilot schemes have been launched to help new mums access the support and advice they need.

Newham Clinical Commissioning Group
Friday, July 31, 2015
Professor Frank Chinegwundoh says prostate cancer is an urgent priority for Newham (Pic by Hear Me Now)

Campaigners have criticised the borough’s healthcare strategy for not prioritising prostate cancer.

Zuhair Zarifa

Environment

Friday, June 12, 2015

Coffins, sofas, and beds are just some of the things cleansing officers have had to pick up while tackling the scourge of fly-tipping in the borough.

Newham Council
Friday, February 6, 2015
Junction of High Street South and Barking Road, East Ham.

Hundreds of people across the borough have been forced to pay fines for spitting in a public place.

Newham Council
A woman struggles to bring a horse under control

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

Politics

Friday, August 28, 2015

The NHS trust in charge of Newham University Hospital has the biggest financial deficit of all London trusts, it has been revealed.

Newham University Hospital
Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Newham is the most complained about council in London, according to figures

Newham Council received the second highest number of complaints of any local authority in England last year, new figures show.

Newham Council
Monday, August 24, 2015
Sir Robin Wales

Efficiencies will be made to reduce the impact of the £50million budget cut, the Mayor of Newham has said.

Education

Children in Newham are developing faster than the national average according to data collected from schools this summer.

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Wednesday, August 26, 2015
University graduation. Picture: Chris Ison/PA Images

This week’s Big Debate is about whether it’s time to start encouraging more young people to choose alternatives to university.

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University of East London
Tuesday, August 25, 2015
Paula and Peter Imafidon

For Peter and Paula Imafidon, collecting their GCSE results on Thursday was like second nature.

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Sarah Bonnell School

Heritage

Sunday, August 30, 2015

Following a chance discovery by a family historian, the relatives of First World War soldier Private Solomon Bird have had a chance to celebrate his life.

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Newham Council
Wednesday, August 12, 2015
Silvertown's Millennium Mills

Take a walk around Silvertown in a decade’s time and chances are most of it will be unrecognisable.

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Silvertown
Sunday, August 9, 2015
Women cleaning the smoking compartment of a steam locomotive (picture: National Railway Museum)

A century ago, Stratford was at the centre of the railway industry. And when war broke out, it was the women who stepped into the empty roles, as a new exhibition shows

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Shop till you drop!

Home to top name brands at great prices, TK Maxx is more like a treasure hunt than a shop. Perfect for grabbing a bargain or some hidden gems, you arm yourself with a trolley and go wild.

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Scones, jam and a cup of Earl Grey anyone?

Luxury boutique hotel Flemings Mayfair has recently launched The Drawing Room, London’s most stylish location for afternoon tea.

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