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Staff at a regeneration company have put their money with their mouths are in support of their favourite lunchtime vendor in Stratford.

The March 2021 census will land on our doorsteps in a short while.

A Stratford-based cleaning company has raised £25,000 in a year for Richard House Children’s Hospice.

The last few months have been difficult for all of us.

A 16-year-old convicted of murdering 15-year-old Baptista Adjei in Stratford has been jailed for life.

Thirty arrests of West Ham fans for football-related disorder were made in the 2019/20 season - the fifth highest in the country.

A teenager has suffered what are thought to be life-changing injuries in a stabbing on board a train from Stratford.

Youngsters across east London are being given the chance to design, build and host performances in their own pavilion.

A Forest Gate student whose left eye was permanently damaged in a car crash has created music software that can be used by people with visual impairments.

A park and two community gardens in Newham have been recognised in the London in Bloom awards.

Rare plants and animals including the streaked bombardier beetle, black redstart, sand martin and brown-banded carder bee have made a Newham park home, a report shows.

The first homes at a new development in Beckton have almost sold out after a post-lockdown surge in demand, the developer says.

Crime & Court

Fri, 17:08

A 16-year-old convicted of murdering 15-year-old Baptista Adjei in Stratford has been jailed for life.

Fri, 11:44

A teenager has suffered what are thought to be life-changing injuries in a stabbing on board a train from Stratford.

Friday, September 18, 2020

British Transport Police have released an image following an incident of outraging public decency on a train to Stratford.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

A suspected county lines drug dealer has been charged with supplying heroin and crack cocaine.

Monday, September 14, 2020

This is the face of a man who is wanted in connection with a murder in Lithuania.

Thursday, September 10, 2020

A man was tasered by police following an attack on a woman in Stratford.

Wednesday, September 9, 2020

This is the moment an opportunistic thief pockets a charity donation box from a Forest Gate off-license.

Health

Wed, 12:28

A dance organisation in Stratford has announced its upcoming season of online programmes promoting participation.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

People with suspected coronavirus have been left unable to book a test slot anywhere in London, an investigation has found.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

A union rep has suggested the return of students to the University of East London’s campuses could drive a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

An organisation in Plaistow supporting black and minority ethnic women and girls has received a government funding boost.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

Health experts are encouraging simple steps to help children and young people manage their asthma and reduce the risk of ending up in hospital.

Friday, September 11, 2020

Redbridge is at risk of going into a local lockdown after it had the highest number of new coronavirus cases across all London boroughs, with Havering and Newham close behind.

Friday, September 11, 2020

A primary school in Forest Gate with three confirmed cases of Covid-19 has assured parents the infections have not spread and were caught elsewhere.

Environment

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Two MPs have urged the mayor of London to scrap £1.2billion plans to build a tunnel to Silvertown because of the “perilous” state of TfL’s coronavirus hit coffers.

Wednesday, September 2, 2020

Neighbours have demanded tougher action against fly-tippers, warning their streets are becoming hotpsots for illegal dumping.

Tuesday, September 1, 2020

Extinction Rebellion activists have targeted London City Airport in a demonstration over private air travel.

Monday, August 31, 2020

Enforcement of the healthy school streets schemes is to restart.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020

A series of public benches with “creative and playful” designs that promote healthier lifestyles will be installed at the Royal Docks this autumn.

Monday, August 17, 2020

Amateur photographers are encouraged to capture the Thames as it comes back to life after months of lockdown restrictions.

Friday, August 7, 2020

A temporary mortuary built on a beauty spot at the height of the coronavirus pandemic has been removed and will give way to a new wildflower habitat.

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Politics

Wed, 07:09

A petition aimed at forcing a referendum on how Newham is governed has been signed by more than 12,000 people, campaigners report.

Friday, September 18, 2020

A change in the law is required if a public vote on how Newham is governed is to include an option on limiting the number of terms a mayor can serve.

Thursday, September 17, 2020

Young people are among those urged to register to vote as part of a week-long campaign to increase voter numbers.

Wednesday, September 16, 2020

An organisation in Plaistow supporting black and minority ethnic women and girls has received a government funding boost.

Tuesday, September 15, 2020

The council plans to revamp its housing allocations policy to focus on those with the greatest need and alleviating severe overcrowding.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Newham is taking part in a major study to evaluate the effectiveness of town hall responses to homelessness after Covid-19.

Tuesday, September 8, 2020

Two MPs have urged the mayor of London to scrap £1.2billion plans to build a tunnel to Silvertown because of the “perilous” state of TfL’s coronavirus hit coffers.

Education

Tue, 07:00

Two teachers, a school, a trust and a sports team in the borough have received national education awards.

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Mon, 12:17

Tributes have been paid to a teacher and trade unionist who died suddenly last week aged 59.

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Friday, September 18, 2020

Every pupil and staff member at one secondary school is set to receive an iPad to help make online learning accessible to everyone.

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Thursday, September 17, 2020

A union rep has suggested the return of students to the University of East London’s campuses could drive a surge in coronavirus cases.

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Wednesday, September 16, 2020

A charity has provided families of autistic children in the borough with home isolation kits thanks to funding support.

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Friday, September 11, 2020

A primary school in Forest Gate with three confirmed cases of Covid-19 has assured parents the infections have not spread and were caught elsewhere.

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Thursday, September 10, 2020

A fashion and creative arts education charity in Royal Docks is producing face coverings for key workers, community groups and vulnerable people during the pandemic.

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Heritage

Tue, 12:00

The little-known tragedy of a wartime bomb that never exploded—yet had a “ripple affect” causing 600 deaths in an east London school—is being uncovered by BBC investigators.

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Monday, September 7, 2020

The borough has marked the 80th anniversary of the start of the Blitz with a wreath laying ceremony to remember those who died.

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Saturday, July 18, 2020

Prof Ged Martin looks at the way two Old English words still affect the way we pronounce our local place names

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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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