Newham council has called an extraordinary meeting as the fallout continues over alleged financial malpractice in one of its key departments.
The Mayor of Newham has given her take on last year’s vast overspend in council repairs, as highlighted by the Recorder. Here, we have published her response in full.
Ex-workers have spoken of a “1970s” working culture at Newham Council’s troubled repairs and maintenance service (RMS) as questions remain over why fraud allegations were not passed on to police.
Unions have noted “a step in the right direction” as it emerged Newham Council employees will see their old statutory pay reinstated.
Senior managers have been suspended and sacked for gross misconduct amid a catalogue of claims about financial malpractice.
Newham Council splurged £91.5m on five properties hundreds of miles away in a series of back-room decisions last year, an investigation has found.
Newham council is remaining tight-lipped about a reports it is launching a “truth commission” to explore allegations of corruption within its ranks.
After last week’s revelation that at least eight people have died homeless in Newham this year, we meet the people working to improve the lot of rough sleepers. Hannah Somerville reports from the Stratford Centre.
At least two homeless people have died at the Stratford Centre this year, and eight across Newham - but not all of them were recorded. Here, we tell their stories.
This is Nicole Schnappauf. She is the curriculum programme manager and teacher of mathematics. Find out her thoughts on teaching and working at NewVIc.
Meet Ismail as he settles into his first year at college.
Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.
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