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The story of the US civil rights movement and Newham’s human rights history is being told in an exhibition at the Beckton Globe Library.

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United States

A children’s reading charity has helped young patients at Newham Hospital to take their mind off treatment by giving Newham Hospital a supply of books to mark International Book Giving Day.

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Newham University Hospital

A Romanian teenager from Plaistow who barely spoke English when she arrived in the UK just four years ago has won a place at Cambridge University.

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Stephen Timms MP visited a Beckton technical training charity last week for a crash course in mechanics.

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A group of Stratford schoolgirls have spoken to the Recorder about what feminism means to them and outlined why they think it is still a cause worth fighting for.

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Parents of Avenue Primary School pupils are planning to launch a legal challenge against the school’s proposed conversion to an academy.

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The head of science at a Plaistow school has received an award after being recognised for his leadership skills.

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Lister Community School

Creative youngsters could win a free boat trip along the River Lea for their class.

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Pupils from the East London Science School have helped to raise £1,800 for London’s Air Ambulance.

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London

Newham College has unveiled a new rainbow logo to mark LGBT month.

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Newham College

The head of Ofsted has offered her support to the headteacher of an East Ham school which banned the hijab for under eights.

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Young people came together to organise a conference on youth crime in the borough,

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Newham Council

Staff at Avenue Primary School are set to walk out next week in protest against it becoming an academy.

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Forest Gate Community School is the sixth best performing school in the country, new figures have shown.

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Chobham Academy

Children whose parents work at a Newham school are set to jump ahead of their peers when it comes to getting a place there.

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Newham Council

Hard-working students at a Stratford sixth form college have been rewarded with more than one in 10 offered an Oxbridge place.

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Cambridge

The governor of an East Ham primary school which banned the hijab for girls under eight has resigned and the restriction has been lifted.

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Pupils and staff at Maryland Primary School have enjoyed a happy start to the new year after Ofsted inspectors judged them as ‘good’.

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Maryland

The new education secretary has visited a Plaistow primary school to award it a share of £45 million.

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United Kingdom

A group of Newham councillors have penned a letter slamming St Stephen’s Primary School’s policies on the hijab and fasting, saying it sets a “dangerous precedent” for a crackdown on religious freedoms in education.

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United Kingdom

This specially designed ‘beach bin’ could be the future of the seaside after winning a competition to help reduce plastic pollution.

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A sponsorship deal for the Newham Collegiate Sixth Form has been completed, making it part of the City of London Academies Trust.

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London

A Muslim campaign group has demanded an East Ham primary school’s ban on hijabs “should be withdrawn immedately”.

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United Kingdom

A petition calling for an end to an East Ham school’s ban on hijabs and fasting has got 8,000 signatures in two days.

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United Nations

A primary school in East Ham has banned pupils under the age of eight from wearing hijabs and encouraged parents not to make their children fast on school days.

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