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The stamp duty holiday could save Newham buyers thousands of pounds, according to local estate agents.

Year 10 pupils from a Custom House school are learning with peers from around the world during an online global studies course.

The Barking to Gospel Oak Overground line will be closed for 10 consecutive weekends for track upgrades and bridge strengthening work beginning next month.

Flags have been flown outside Newham’s two town halls to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide.

Two aspiring actors are set to follow in the footsteps of Amy Winehouse, Adele and Spider-Man star Tom Holland after winning places at Brit School.

A tri-borough backroom scheme is set to see one of its member councils pull out entirely by the end of the month.

A postmaster has been recognised for his service to the Manor Park community during the pandemic.

A supermarket chain has donated more than 86,000 meals to help people in need in Newham and reduce food waste.

Last week, Parliament’s Work and Pensions Select Committee, which I chair, published our report into DWP’s response to the coronavirus outbreak.

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

An academic from the University of East London is set to head up the first major study to focus on specific interventions for children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse (DVA).

The roots of racism lie deep, not least in east London.

A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

Crime & Court

Friday, July 10, 2020

A sixth person has been arrested as part of an investigation into fatal stabbing of Plaistow man Stephen Morrisson.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Police have arrested 21 people in relation to drugs offences after a series of dawn raids in Newham and Waltham Forest.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A serving police officer is among five people including men from Redbridge and Stratford to be charged with conspiracy to criminally acquire cash.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A dispersal order has been used to break up crowds at an illegal rave on a footpath.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

A fifth person has been arrested in connection with the death of Plaistow man Stephen Morrisson.

Monday, July 6, 2020

A man from Hackney has been arrested on suspicion of murder in connection with the fatal stabbing of Plaistow man Stephen Morrisson in Epping.

Friday, July 3, 2020

A Manor Park man who drove a hire car at a police officer has been jailed for 12 months.

Health

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The council has launched a consultation over the introduction of parking permit charges aimed at tackling toxic air, the climate emergency and emissions.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

A £2.5million project to build a new GP surgery in Manor Park has begun.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Many of you will have seen Newham Hospital hurtle into the spotlight recently following the news that it is one of the UK’s regions hardest hit by Covid-19.

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Lockdown hasn’t stopped Newham children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) taking part in yoga lessons.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

The ways east London’s councils will try to fight a Leicester-style coronavirus outbreak have been revealed, warning they needed more information on how any local lockdown would work as well as better trace and test capacity.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

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.

Wednesday, July 1, 2020

With summer in full swing, make the most of your garden with fun games and activities for all the family.

Environment

Thursday, July 9, 2020

The council has launched a consultation over the introduction of parking permit charges aimed at tackling toxic air, the climate emergency and emissions.

Thursday, June 25, 2020

A ban on disposable barbecues is being urged by firefighters fearing a spike in grass fires.

Wednesday, June 17, 2020

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

Monday, June 15, 2020

Measures aimed at making social distancing safer for cyclists and pedestrians have been approved by the council.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

Campaigners have criticised plans to cut car use and promote active travel, claiming they lack ambition.

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Thursday, June 4, 2020

Plans to help people walk and cycle rather than using public transport or cars have been unveiled by the council.

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Monday, June 1, 2020

Extinction Rebellion campaigners urged the council to “be bold, be brave and dream of a new world beyond Covid-19” at a protest.

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Politics

Mon, 07:00

A tri-borough backroom scheme is set to see one of its member councils pull out entirely by the end of the month.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced a number of measures to boost the ailing economy, including cuts to VAT and stamp duty, alongside bonuses for employers who bring back furloughed workers.

Wednesday, July 8, 2020

The survival of theatres depends on a £1.5billion government bail out being shared fairly and quickly.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

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

Monday, July 6, 2020

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

Monday, June 29, 2020

The London Legacy Development Corporation could be forced to make almost £10million worth of cuts.

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Wednesday, June 24, 2020

The Mayor of London is consulting on plans for the Greater London Authority to leave its City Hall base and move to Newham.

Education

Yesterday, 12:10

Year 10 pupils from a Custom House school are learning with peers from around the world during an online global studies course.

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Mon, 12:00

Two aspiring actors are set to follow in the footsteps of Amy Winehouse, Adele and Spider-Man star Tom Holland after winning places at Brit School.

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Saturday, July 11, 2020

An academic from the University of East London is set to head up the first major study to focus on specific interventions for children who have experienced domestic violence and abuse (DVA).

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Friday, July 3, 2020

Lockdown hasn’t stopped Newham children with profound and multiple learning difficulties (PMLD) taking part in yoga lessons.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2020

A bright idea earned three teenagers from Newham an award at one of London’s biggest entrepreneurial competitions for young people.

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Tuesday, June 30, 2020

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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Monday, June 29, 2020

More than 50 pupils at an East Ham sixth form have won places to study medicine at top universities after being inspired by the “heroics” of NHS staff during the pandemic.

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Heritage

Friday, July 10, 2020

A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

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Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Applications have opened for projects to be included in the Join the Docks autumn programme, as part of a “reimagined” two-phase festival.

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Tuesday, June 23, 2020

As people reflect on the life and legacy of Dame Vera Lynn, discussions have begun about how the ‘Forces’ Sweetheart’ should honoured.

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Monday, June 22, 2020

A University Challenge star has vowed to be “more friendly” than Jeremy Paxman as he prepares to take on the role of quizmaster.

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Thursday, June 11, 2020

The University of East London has removed a statue of a slave trader and is reviewing use of his name at its school of education.

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Wednesday, June 10, 2020

A Manor Park man is sharing his research on BAME seafarers for Newham Heritage Month.

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Wednesday, May 27, 2020

The rich history and diversity of people who have made the borough home through centuries of migration is set to be celebrated.

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