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The number of Universal Credit claimants in Newham has risen by 2.6 percent, according to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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A terraced house in Forest Gate has been completely destroyed by a fire which broke out early this morning.

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A total of 811 new claims for Universal Credit were made in Newham between July and August, according to the latest figures from the Department for Work and Pensions (DWP).

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Housing campaigners have once again taken to the streets in protest to demand a repopulation of the Carpenters Estate in Stratford.

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A serving British Transport Police officer has been dismissed without notice following a public misconduct hearing.

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The number of new claims for universal credit has fallen as the UK continues to recover from coronavirus.

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A Newham teacher and founding member of the Asian Women’s Association of Havering has died after a battle with cancer.

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The number of new claims for universal credit fell between between May and June as the UK continues to recover from coronavirus.

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The stamp duty holiday could save Newham buyers thousands of pounds, according to local estate agents.

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An academic from the University of East London is set to head up the first major study to focus on specific interventions for children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse (DVA).

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A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

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Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a number of measures to boost the ailing economy, including cuts to VAT and stamp duty, alongside bonuses for employers who bring back furloughed workers.

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Many of you will have seen Newham Hospital hurtle into the spotlight recently following the news that it is one of the UK’s regions hardest hit by Covid-19.

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Newham MPs Lyn Brown and Stephen Timms have written to housing secretary Robert Jenrick to express concerns regarding ongoing cladding issues in the borough.

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A group of campaigners took to the streets to demand action be taken over the empty Carpenters Estate in Stratford.

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A walk-through coronavirus testing facility is open in a car park in Hilda Road, East Ham, as part of a UK-wide drive to improve the accessibility of testing.

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Newham charity Ambition Aspire Achieve (AAA) is creating a Covid-19 time capsule to be opened in 2070.

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The Public Health England (PHE) report exploring the impact of coronavirus on the black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) community makes important omissions, according to Dr Winston Morgan of the University of East London.

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TFL services between Whitechapel and Upminster remain disrupted after a trackside wall collapsed onto the railway track at East Ham.

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The team at Barts Health NHS Trust has performed more than 140 urgent breast cancer operations during the Covid-19 pandemic, by pooling staff and patients from three hospitals and introducing strict infection control protocols.

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Further data from the department of work and pensions (DWP) shows a spike in universal credit claims across both Newham constituencies between April and May.

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Ambition, Aspire, Achieve (AAA) is one of the charities participating in the Champion of Champions Appeal, an online fundraising appeal running from Tuesday 23 to Tuesday 30 June.

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A weekly free meal service for vulnerable Newham residents is coming to an end, with those behind the initiative now focused on providing services to get people back into work.

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Detectives have released images of a man they wish to speak with regarding two separate serious assaults against women.

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Ahead of Independent Bookshop Week, the Recorder caught up with Newham Bookshop manager Vivian Archer to see how the shop has been faring.

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The number of universal credit claimants rose across east London between April and May, according to the latest figures from the department of work and pensions (DWP).

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A police officer has been sacked without notice for committing gross misconduct, after accusations that he asked a revenge porn victim to send him naked pictures of herself were proven.

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A degree of normality has returned to most lives, as lockdown restrictions continue to ease across England.

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The staff at a primary school are taking part in a TikTok challenge which aims to secure the real Living Wage (RLW) for carers.

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A fire at a waste disposal centre in Silvertown’s Dock Road is now under control.

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