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Asif Shakoor's grandfather, Mahomed Gama, left his native Mirpur in what is now Pakistan administered Kashmir in 1914 to work as a fireman on merchant ships that had been tasked to support the war effort.

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Pakistan

V&A has unveiled plans to revolutionise the way in which its world leading collection of art, design and performance is explored and experienced.

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Elizabeth Olympic Park

Halloween is upon us and you're more likely to get a fright closer to home than watching scary movies, with one in three Newham residents experiencing ghostly activity.

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London

Princess Anne visited Abbey Mills Pumping Station to learn more about the biggest expansion to London's sewer network since Victorian times.

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Europe

The principal of a sixth form college in Newham who gave up a high-flying career as a lawyer to help young people from disadvantaged backgrounds has won a prestigious award.

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Forest Gate

A son who lost his father and two uncles as a result of the contaminated blood scandal, has demanded the government establish a proper compensation scheme ahead of a public inquiry taking evidence next year.

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NHS

An Imam has been found guilty of sexually abusing two young girls in Newham.

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Snaresbrook Crown Court

Local people have been invited by NHS Newham Clinical Commissioning Group to attend the group's annual public meeting.

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NHS

A judge criticised the lack of remorse shown by three ammonia-wielding carjackers who launched a horrifying acid attack on boxing legend Michael Watson MBE.

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UN Court

Three ammonia-wielding carjackers who dragged former boxer Michael Watson down the road by his seatbelt during an attempted robbery have been jailed for a total of 54 years today.

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ArcelorMittal Orbit will be collaborating with Jeans for Genes day between September 21-23 to raise funds for children and families with genetic disorders.

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Elizabeth Olympic

Police are investigating reports of an assault at Manor Park station this morning.

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Man hit by bus in Stratford

Friday, September 14, 2018

A man has been rushed to hospital after he was hit by a bus in Stratford this morning.

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London Ambulance Service

Members of the public are being invited to give their views on a regeneration scheme that seeks to unite old and new Stratford.

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Newham Council

TGI Fridays says it is listening to workers who walked out after a change in tipping policy.

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