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Residents in Newham are going green with the borough being one of the best in London for the growth in numbers of environmentally friendly vehicles, a new report claims.

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There were five stalking and harassment cases reported every day in Newham last year, figures reveal.

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Air pollution causes seven in every 100 deaths of people aged 30 and over in the borough, one of the highest rates in England.

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More than one in three children in Newham don't have the full MMR vaccination, as the NHS warns vaccine deniers are gaining traction on social media.

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A renowned London-based ballet company will launch their annual tour at the Stratford Circus Arts Centre this year going on to perform at venues as far away as Japan.

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The wife of former Newham Recorder columnist Robert Barltrop has died at the age of 94.

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Around one in 10 drinkers in the UK are planning to start the new year with an entire month of sobriety, according to the charity Alcohol Change UK.

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The government has said sorry for the infected blood scandal at the inquiry into the treatment of thousands of people given products containing hepatitis and HIV.

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Some residents in Newham, Redbridge and Waltham Forest could be given free concert tickets if music festivals are allowed to take place on Wanstead Flats.

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The amoung of taxpayer's money the owners of the London Stadium have spent in legal disputes against West Ham over the last three years has been revealed today.

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Almost 700 written warnings were handed out to businesses in Newham for food hygiene issues over the last year, it has been revealed today.

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Figures released today reveal how much time drivers spend stuck in traffic in Newham and it isn't great news.

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An axed police station in Newham which was closed in June 2014 sold for £3.4miliion, it has been revealed.

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Nearly three quarters of babies born last year in Newham have mothers born outside the UK, according to the Office of National Statistics (ONS).

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The Royal Victoria Docks could have a permanent lido after thousands of swimmers flocked to a temporary urban beach there during the heatwave.

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A religious group which has been using a disused electrical substation as a place of worship for six years has had an application to have it officially turned into a church rejected by Newham Council.

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A church is promising to tackle drugs, gangs and violence and open a food bank if it is granted permission to open a branch in Stratford.

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Newham Council has been accused of hindering investigations into housing complaints by causing "unacceptable delays" and refusing to produce evidence when requested.

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A bid to turn an Indian restaurant in East Ham into a community centre has been rejected amid concerns over child safety.

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A chicken shop in Manor Park has lost its late licence after it continued to employ an illegal immigrant who had been caught working there TWICE before.

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Newham Council has announced it is taking legal action against Barclays Bank over hundreds of millions of pounds it took out in "toxic" loans.

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Newham Council threw £40 million of public money "down the drain" when it backed the flawed deal to turn the Olympic Stadium into West Ham's new home, according to an independent report released today.

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The number of homeless households living in temporary accommodation in Newham has increased by 86per cent in the last five years.

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New homeowners in Stratford say they are "tormented" by prostitutes and drug dealers who have been using their car park leaving it scattered with human faeces and used condoms.

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A charity boss claims the homeless crisis in the borough risks becoming a "serious public health issue" unless immediate action is taken.

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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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