Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.


Thrillseekers have abseiled down the ArcelorMittal Orbit in support of a charity approaching its 35th anniversary.

West Ham Park has a rich and diverse cultural history spanning back over 400 years. In 2004, English Heritage awarded the site Grade II status on their Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest.

Yesterday, 14:00

You'll soon be able to call to say you're running late even if your Tube is stuck in a tunnel.

Last week my cabinet colleagues and I took another step towards creating a task force to find a long term solution to the increasing levels of rough sleeping and street homelessness in the borough.

Yesterday, 07:00

Wondering what the weather has in store for us this weekend? Watch our Met Office video forecast.

Fri, 14:20

Police investigating the stabbing of a teenager outside a Plaistow shop have released an image of the man they believe is responsible.

Fri, 13:56

Newham Council is refusing to share rough sleepers' personal data with the Home Office over fears it could lead to deportations.

Fri, 10:00

An East Ham charity which has delivered more than 5,500 emergency food parcels says a third of its recipients are children.


Yesterday, 21:31

Lawrence Okolie's march towards international honours continued at the O2 Arena with a TKO victory over Mariano Angel Gudino.

Yesterday, 20:40

Canning Town's Charlie Duffield suffered a stoppage defeat in his bid for the Southern Area light-heavyweight title at the O2 Arena on Saturday.

Fri, 15:31

Vitality Blast South Division: Middlesex (166-3) beat Essex (164-6) by seven wickets

Thu, 13:00

Hornchurch manager Mark Stimson pleased with fantastic effort from his side as they lost 1-0 to League Two outfit Leyton Orient in pre-season.

Thu, 08:31

Pre season: Hornchurch 0 Leyton Orient 1

Wed, 17:30

Craig Clay explains why he believes the squad have got up to speed quicker than usual this summer

Essex (245 & 316-9d) beat Warwickshire (161 & 213) by 187 runs

Tue, 16:00

A celebration service for the life of Justin Edinburgh took place at Chelmsford Cathedral this morning


Mon, 10:00

A Jewish councillor who appeared in a BBC programme about antisemitism in Labour has said the party needs to clean up its act.

Friday, July 12, 2019

A professional artist has painted 12 East End gents' portraits in a bid to record people from a "disappearing" community.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A giant chandelier with human dancers as candles - the first of its kind in the world - helped transform Royal Albert Dock into a glittering outdoor ballroom.

Tuesday, July 9, 2019

A community arts exhibition showcasing talent from the borough is open in Plaistow.

Saturday, July 6, 2019

The self-confessed armed robber known as the East End's 'Black Widow' who spent 18 years in prison for murdering her partner is out to clear her name after 30 years.

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

A dyslexic barber's novel inspired by the streets he grew up on is being performed on stage after a chance encounter with a theatre impresario.

Monday, June 3, 2019

The hopes and dreams of two generations trying to survive in 1980s America are explored in Theatre Royal Stratford East's production of King Hedley II.

Wednesday, May 22, 2019

The secrets of London's rivers are being uncovered with archaeology from the tributaries including those now buried beneath our feet.

Tuesday, April 16, 2019

The prime minister has been mocked as part of a series of Brexit inspired film posters pasted to walls in the borough.

Newham Pictures


Join Newham Music as they bring Newham's award-winning community opera, Full Circle, to the Royal Festival Hall

Newham Recorder chats to Sue Price of East Ham, a foster parent who cares for babies through the Newham borough council, about what to expect as a foster carer to infants

Located in the heart of east London, Newham Sixth Form College (NewVIc) sixth form college is dedicated to helping students aged 16-19 progress into higher education and employment.

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