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Sandra Nelson is a business owner and community campaigner from East Ham. As part of a campaign for domestic abuse survivors, she has written a song to provide support for women who have suffered domestic abuse, and is aiming to achieve one million downloads of the track.

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Gareth Southgate feels his England players are ready for action after a positive build-up to their World Cup opener.

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Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

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Theresa May

A shocking “drill” video filmed in Forest Gate featuring balaclava-clad youths glorifying gun and knife violence has been viewed more than 2.5million times on YouTube.

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Lyn Brown

The Museum of London Docklands are giving their latest set of historical tours from the top of the O2 arena. The Recorder sent along reporter Rhiannon Long to find out why people are mad enough to want to learn about the docklands, 52 metres up in the air.

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Newham’s Lib Dem mayoral candidate, Gareth Evans, has called for the introduction of a Glasweigan-style Violence Reduction Unit to tackle rising levels of violent crime in the borough.

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Sadiq Khan

Anthony Joshua has set his sights on a heavyweight showdown with American Deontay Wilder after claiming a unanimous points victory over Joseph Parker in Cardiff.

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A 17-year-old business owner from Custom House has been called on by the prime minister for his business expertise.

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Theresa May

A teacher from Forest Gate accused of plotting a terror attack in the UK has admitted playing an Islamic State video in class to give students a “more holistic” view.

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Newham Council

The University of East London’s men’s volleyball team won their first ever BUCS Premier South league title after overturning a two-set deficit to defeat University College London in a five-set thriller at Somers Town Community Sports Centre.

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University of East London

A religious teacher from Forest Gate had a large kitchen knife stashed in his car when he was arrested for plotting Islamic State-inspired attacks on London, a court has heard.

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UN Court

An award winning Manor Park comedian is set to launch a pilot for her new comedy sitcom.

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The mother of teenage knife victim Champion Ganda speaks to EMMA YOULE about her anger over social services preventing parents discipling children and why she believes this is fuelling youth violence

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Metropolitan Police

A former gang member who has seen friends shot and murdered has spoken out about the devastating impacts of youth violence in Newham - as the Recorder today launches a special series of reports.

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Forest Gate

A YouTube video filmed in Forest Gate that shows balaclava-clad hoodies rapping about gang violence has been criticised for apparently glorifying knife and gun crime.

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Sadiq Khan

An East Ham drug dealer who denied his involvement with a gang has been jailed aftre the court was shown YouTube videos of him rapping with fellow members.

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UN Court

Two teenagers waved to passengers as they clung on to a train underneath overhead electricity cables, a court has heard.

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British Transport Police

Clapton assistant manager Wayne Seal praises his players for sealing their eighth straight win in the league as they won 3-2 against Barkingside.

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Essex Senior League

Two boys from Manor Park have been charged over train surfing.

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British Transport Police

An internet troll who falsely portrayed his brother-in-law as a Islamic State supporter, paedophile and would-be bomber of a Canning Town primary school has admitted the charges against him four days into his trial.

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UN Court

A alleged internet troll who falsely portrayed his brother-in-law as a Islamic State supporter, paedophile and would-be bomber of a Canning Town primary school as part of a “vicious” cyber campaign sparked by the breakdown of his marriage, a court has heard.

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