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Flying can be stressful - but luckily for London City Airport (LCA) passengers and staff, some fluffy friends were on hand to ease worries this week.

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A service in Canning Town honoured those who have died for their country - and remembered the civilians killed in a disastrous 1940 bombing nearby.

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A puppetry show of children's classic We're Going on a Bear Hunt is coming to Stratford Circus Arts Centre.

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London Black Women's Project (LBWP) will run the borough's refuges for domestic and sexual violence victims for another 12 months after a council cabinet vote.

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Two children's asthma nurses have started working in the borough to provide specialist care and raise awareness of the condition's symptoms.

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Young care leavers in the borough are learning how to live independently through an innovative programme about managing money.

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A Newham headteacher has been named among London's most influential people.

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A nursery and children's centre in Stratford described as "an oasis of calm, purposeful learning" has earned an outstanding rating from Oftsed.

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Shoppers and traders at Queens Market were surprised with sweets and greetings cards for Diwali.

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A collection of more than 60 works by a diverse group of artists will be showcased at an exhibition in Forest Gate this month.

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Women's organisations have written an open letter to mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz and her cabinet calling on the council to re-instate its funding for the Plaistow-based London Black Women's Project (LBWP), which has run refuges in east London for 32 years.

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A Forest Gate school is among just 11 nationwide to have been ranked in the top 50 schools for GCSE results four years in a row.

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A Newham woman who lost her cousin to knife crime fears the community has become "desensitised" to young people dying on borough streets.

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NewVIc students became government ministers for a day during a visit to the Cabinet Office.

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Residents can have their say on the future of Balaam Leisure Centre in Plaistow at two public meetings hosted by the council.

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Past and present Olympians and Paralympians came together in Stratford to celebrate the "transformational" impact of National Lottery funding on elite sport.

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Police investigating a robbery in Manor Park a year ago have released an e-fit image of a suspect as they appeal for information.

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Rush hour delays have hit the Hammersmith and City line after a power supply problem at Barking.

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Two eateries in the borough have been recognised in the inaugural Deliveroo Restaurant Awards.

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An outreach charity teamed up with The Big Issue to produce a special edition of the magazine focusing on knife crime.

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A damaged bridge between Barking and Upminster is causing delays on the c2c network.

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The mayor of Newham has said the London City Airport (LCA) master plan must be "comprehensively revised" to address concerns around noise, air quality and climate change.

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A Forest Gate project helping vulnerable mums with young children has received a funding boost after winning the London Homelessness Award.

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Two teams from Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted for an award recognising their inspirational work supporting people living with cancer.

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Stratford-born entertainer and magician Stephen Mulhern swapped the TV studio for his former school hall when he visited St Francis Primary School.

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Savvy parents and parents-to-be can find top quality baby and toddler clothes, toys and equipment at an upcoming charity sale in Stratford.

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Newham Sixth Form College (NewVic) teachers went on strike today (Thursday, October 17) as part of a national campaign around pay and working conditions.

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Commuters pulled a protester off the roof of a train at Canning Town as Extinction Rebellion activists disrupt east London stations.

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The council has appointed its first children and young people's commissioner to support the mayor and her administration in keeping the borough's young people safe.

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Rush hour commuters are facing severe delays on the Central line currently.

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Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

"Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy.

"Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere.

Ana Lissa, who is progressing onto her level 3 course at NewVIc, says : "You'll be amazed with all it has to offer"

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