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Spending on street lighting by Newham Council has been slashed by more than half-a-million pounds over the last five years, figures reveal.

The father of Sami Sidhom, who was stabbed to death just yards from his home in Forest Gate, has made an emotional televised appeal to try and bring his son’s killers to justice.

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.

About 300 people attended a vigil for the victims of the New Zealand terror attack.

An internal investigation has been launched after Newham Council staff allegedly delivered a “shocking” note to a woman living in a Stratford hostel that said she could be made homeless.

A proposals for Newham councillors to be subjected to criminal record checks has been withdrawn at the 11th hour.

Train enthusiasts were taken back in time on a beautifully restored art-deco underground train that passed through Barking, Dagenham, West Ham and finished in Upminster.

A volunteer and mentor born in Newham has been to the annual Commonwealth Day celebration after being invited by the Queen.

Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attack on a train.

Vans plastered with the mugshots of men and women wanted in connection with a number of crimes – including burglaries, robberies and violent moped-enabled offences - are set to tour the capital.

A food waste disposal company is calling on east London boroughs to work towards increasing their recycling rates this Global Recycling Day.

Working by day as a fishmonger in Stratford, Christopher Tajah is getting critical recognition for his depiction of Dr Martin Luther King’s final minutes.

Rail enthusiasts with deep pockets could be in for a treat with a steam engine due to arrive in the borough.

Crime & Court

The father of Sami Sidhom, who was stabbed to death just yards from his home in Forest Gate, has made an emotional televised appeal to try and bring his son’s killers to justice.

Forest Gate
10:00

About 300 people attended a vigil for the victims of the New Zealand terror attack.

Stephen Timms
Yesterday, 13:17

Detectives have released a CCTV image of a man they want to speak to in connection with an attack on a train.

British Transport Police
Yesterday, 10:32

Vans plastered with the mugshots of men and women wanted in connection with a number of crimes – including burglaries, robberies and violent moped-enabled offences - are set to tour the capital.

BBC
Friday, March 15, 2019

Members of an organised crime gang have been jailed for a total of 23 years after laundering £1.5million.

Southwark Crown Court
Thursday, March 14, 2019

Police, charities, hospital workers and dozens of students have come together to help address the problem of knife crime.

Wednesday, March 13, 2019

A 73-year-old woman beat her wheelchair-bound husband to death with a wooden pole in a fit of anger, a court has heard.

Health

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.

NHS
Thursday, March 14, 2019

A college student given a lease of life by a kidney transplant has appealed for more donors to save lives.

Newham College
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

Dozens of mums have gathered outside Newham University Hospital to protest the level of care at its ward for the sickest newborns.

Care Quality Commission
Monday, March 11, 2019

A Newham medical practice has been shortlisted for a national award.

United Kingdom
Thursday, March 7, 2019

A decision by an NHS approval body about a wonder drug which could save a baby’s life cannot wait any longer, campaigners have said.

Lyn Brown
Tuesday, March 5, 2019

Mothers of children treated at Newham University Hospital’s unit for the sickest newborns have complained about their treatment.

Sunday, March 3, 2019

More than 300 students have taken part in a coaching day aimed at saving the lives of young people.

University of East London

Environment

Yesterday, 07:00

A food waste disposal company is calling on east London boroughs to work towards increasing their recycling rates this Global Recycling Day.

European Union
Friday, February 15, 2019

Green campaigners have urged the council to declare a climate emergency.

Sadiq Khan
Saturday, February 2, 2019

Customers are being encouraged to bring back their non-recyclable plastic packaging so it can be made into items like playground equipment and furniture.

United Kingdom
Thursday, January 31, 2019

A flytip including 20 bags of illegally dumped waste has been caught on CCTV.

Newham Council
Thursday, January 24, 2019

Calls are being made for morning flights to start 30 minutes later from London City Airport following a new report into aircraft noise levels.

Green Party
Wednesday, January 16, 2019

Eight Greenpeace activists spent two hours at a disused Ford lot clearing rubbish scattered around the site.

Ford
Sunday, January 13, 2019

More than a third of Newham’s residents don’t know what they can recycle, a survey has shown.

BBC

Politics

Spending on street lighting by Newham Council has been slashed by more than half-a-million pounds over the last five years, figures reveal.

Newham Council

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.

NHS
Friday, March 15, 2019

Newham mums have shared their traumatic experiences at Newham University Hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) with Newham Council.

Newham Council
Friday, March 8, 2019

Some Local authorities failing to comply with the law on Freedom of Information have been accused of delaying responses to requests and missing the legal deadline in as many as four in 10 cases.

Newham Council
Thursday, March 7, 2019

A decision by an NHS approval body about a wonder drug which could save a baby’s life cannot wait any longer, campaigners have said.

Lyn Brown
Wednesday, March 6, 2019

Some local authorities are failing to comply with the law on Freedom of Information by delaying responses to requests before the legal deadline in as many as four in 10 cases.

Newham Council
Monday, March 4, 2019

Furious campaigners have asked the Mayor of London to step in and get TfL to restore the 25 bus service to its full route from east London to Oxford Circus.

Sadiq Khan

Education

Yesterday, 14:00

A volunteer and mentor born in Newham has been to the annual Commonwealth Day celebration after being invited by the Queen.

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United Kingdom
Saturday, March 16, 2019

Newham Community Opera’s show Full Circle has won a national teaching award.

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University of East London
Friday, March 15, 2019

People from the Red Cross, Royal London Hospital and anti-violent crime charities were there to show how knife crime and gang life can be avoided and how to handle it.

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Stephen Timms
Friday, March 15, 2019

Future esports managers and broadcasters are coming to a new hub in Stratford.

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Elizabeth Olympic
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A designer who has dressed celebrities including Rita Ora, Alesha Dixon and Ellie Goulding, is the new head of a university’s fashion department.

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University of East London
Tuesday, March 12, 2019

A scientist is helping children in Newham get a head start in their education.

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Monday, March 11, 2019

Lord Sebastian Coe has officially opened the new headquarters of a charity aiming to turn youngsters away from crime.

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Heritage

Yesterday, 15:00

Train enthusiasts were taken back in time on a beautifully restored art-deco underground train that passed through Barking, Dagenham, West Ham and finished in Upminster.

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WEST HAM
Thursday, March 14, 2019

A 130-year old community stronghold is due to move into new premises after striking a deal with a developer.

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Monday, March 4, 2019

Furious campaigners have asked the Mayor of London to step in and get TfL to restore the 25 bus service to its full route from east London to Oxford Circus.

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Sadiq Khan
Saturday, February 16, 2019

Upstairs at East Ham Working Mens Club, which is celebrating its 130th birthday this year, David Launder, 51, coached in the boxing ring.

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Sunday, February 10, 2019

For 130 years it’s been a bolthole for its loyal members many of whom would meet for a beer before West Ham United played just across the road.

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United Kingdom
Saturday, February 9, 2019

Beer flows freely at working men’s clubs now including at East Ham Working Men’s Club which celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. But it wasn’t always like that. The movement’s founder was dead set against booze.

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Newham Council
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Plans have been revealed for a £1.2million makeover for a ‘tired’ children’s playground in West Ham Park.

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