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The end of the school year has come, but many parents and children have been left without the normal opportunity to say goodbye to the staff who have made such a big difference.

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Education and Training

My son is three weeks old. I spend my days trying to work out what he needs, and doing everything I can to give that to him.

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Opinion

Supporting young people and tackling gang culture through education should be our top priorities, according to author Pamela Haynes. She speaks about her passion for the diverse borough and concern about knife crime

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Eastlea Community School

Last week’s horrific events in Hackney and Islington provide a shocking reminder of what violent criminals are capable of.

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Stephen Timms

This part of England has an interesting relationship with royalty. The territory that is now Newham was once part of Essex, of course, and supported Cromwell against the King in the Civil War.

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United Kingdom

A decade ago, 52 people were killed in a terrorist attack on London’s transport network.

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Newham

Since my brief career as a nurse – which was an unmitigated disaster; I talked too much, asked too many questions and made disparaging remarks about the culture of the hospital, but that’s several stories for another time – I have always been interested in health. I was angry to discover that Newham people actually have a shorter life expectancy than folk in Essex; according to the 2011 census, twice as many people in one of our Newham wards describe themselves as ‘in very bad health’ than in more affluent areas. And while I am prepared to accept that some of it is down to the East End belief that shopping and raising a glass to the lips are exercise, I regret to say that some of the blame must rest with the authorities concerned.

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If you turn left on leaving East Ham station and cross Burges Road, the shop on the corner is covered in distinctive green, blue and white Lycamobile posters. Readers may recall this used to be a shop where you could join the AA, which still owns the building. Then it became a Gnanam Telecom telephone calling office and sold Vectonecalling cards.

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Chief Superintendent Dave Stringer: Borough Commander Tower Hamlets Police

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