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A teenager who has helped to care for her sick father during the pandemic has been recognised with a Jack Petchey Foundation community award.

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Hundreds of people have turned out to pay their respects to Dame Vera Lynn.

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High risk people in Newham are among those who could be tested for coronavirus even if they show no symptoms.

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A private funeral service for Dame Vera Lynn will take place this week, it has been announced - with a flypast taking place in her honour.

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The family and former club of a footballer denied the chance to play for England because of the colour of his skin have welcomed plans to erect a statue in his honour.

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A new primary school and leisure facilities could be built as part of a planned 1,800-home development in the Royal Docks.

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The mayor of Newham has welcomed the publication of a report into a “radical” overhaul of democracy in the borough.

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A two-term mayoral limit and England’s first permanent citizens’ assembly are among the Newham Council reforms suggested by an independent democracy commission.

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A Plaistow doctor and Barts Health NHS Trust’s chief information officer are among 12 frontline staff to feature in a portrait series to mark the anniversary of the NHS.

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The Armed Forces Day flag was flown outside Newham’s two town halls to show support and appreciation for current and former members of the military.

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A fundraising campaign has launched to build a statue in memory of a former West Ham boot boy and Barking FC footballer who should have been England’s first black player.

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A bright teenager whose school launched a crowdfunding bid after she narrowly missed out on a scholarship has been handed a £63,000 bursary to attend a Devon boarding school.

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A cycle hire scheme has arrived in the Royal Docks.

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A teenager from Plaistow has been charged with violent disorder in connection with an unlicensed music event in Brixton.

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Families can be reunited and dinner parties will be allowed as England’s coronavirus lockdown is eased - but millions of people will still be unable to hug their loved ones.

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A drain clearance scam targeting people in the Canning Town area is the latest coronavirus con Newham Council is warning people to be aware of.

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Thunderstorms and heavy rain could lead to flooding in London and the east of England, the Met Office has warned.

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An East Ham man is running 260km in 26 days for charity.

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A Canning Town primary school could expand its early years provision to care for two-year-olds.

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Newham’s town halls have been lit up in green to mark the third anniversary of the Grenfell Tower fire.

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Boris Johnson has said people should be able to “shop with confidence” when non-essential stores reopen in England.

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A brewery owner who volunteers at the Nightingale Hospital has created a beer to help raise money for the NHS.

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The Westfield Stratford City branch of Ikea will not be reopening as it does not meet customer need, the retailer has announced.

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A Nightingale Hospital security guard saved the life of a woman who jumped into the Royal Docks.

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Deaths in Newham more than doubled in a 10 week period during the coronavirus crisis compared to the 10 weeks preceding it, figures have revealed.

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This colourful rainbow has been installed on a bridge in the Royal Docks to thank NHS workers.

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More than 200 rough sleepers have been housed by Newham Council since the start of the coronavirus crisis, with just a handful remaining on the streets.

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Little Ilford School could cater for 300 extra pupils if plans to add two classes to each year group are given the go-ahead.

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People living in an East Ham care home will be able to keep in touch with loved ones during the coronavirus pandemic using a new tablet.

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Peregrine falcons, barn owls and a family of kestrels are among the birds to make Beckton sewage works a home during the coronavirus pandemic.

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