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A primary school in Stratford held an event to commemorate important figures and movements within black history.

A damaged bridge between Barking and Upminster is causing delays on the c2c network.

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

The mayor of Newham has said the London City Airport (LCA) master plan must be "comprehensively revised" to address concerns around noise, air quality and climate change.

An Ilford Uber driver says he was forced to drive 220 miles for eight-and-a-half hours without a break by three passengers carrying out "illegal activities" across London and Essex.

Police are urgently appealing for the public's help in finding a 45-year-old Wanstead woman who has now been missing for a week.

A group of Plaistow pupils visited 10 Downing Street to attend a preview of the Wildlife Photographer of the Year exhibition.

London assembly member Unmesh Desai has called on the government to quickly scrap short-notice evictions under section 21.

Remember, remember the fifth of November for gunpowder, treason and plot... And an amazing fireworks display or three!

The eldest sister of a woman killed along with her two daughters has described the moment her brother-in-law threatened to kill her if she went to the police, a jury has heard.

A Forest Gate project helping vulnerable mums with young children has received a funding boost after winning the London Homelessness Award.

Family and friends of a three-year-old girl with a rare chromosomal condition have raised more than £2,500 for the hospice that cares for her.

Plans to host a festival for up to 50,000 music lovers on Wanstead Flats have been withdrawn by the organisers.

Crime & Court

An Ilford Uber driver says he was forced to drive 220 miles for eight-and-a-half hours without a break by three passengers carrying out "illegal activities" across London and Essex.

Yesterday, 17:30

The eldest sister of a woman killed along with her two daughters has described the moment her brother-in-law threatened to kill her if she went to the police, a jury has heard.

Friday, October 18, 2019

A Bethnal Green man has been jailed for four years after he jumped from the top floor of Westfield Stratford City and landed on a budding doctor who was left paralysed.

Friday, October 18, 2019

A father placed the dead bodies of his wife and two daughters together on a bed before fleeing the country, a court has heard.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Three members of an organised crime gang operating brothels in east London using women trafficked into the UK have been jailed for a total of 24 years.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Three fraudsters from Barking, Ilford and Plaistow who received rental payments for properties that were never available to rent have been sentenced for money laundering.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A second teenager has been charged in connection with the death of Baptista Adjei, who was fatally stabbed in Stratford.

Health

Yesterday, 07:17

Two teams from Barts Health NHS Foundation Trust have been shortlisted for an award recognising their inspirational work supporting people living with cancer.

Friday, October 18, 2019

Young architects from the University of East London have designed a shed for marginalised and excluded men, young people and volunteers in Barking.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

The hospital trust for Newham and Tower Hamlets has faced fines of up to £62,500 in the 12 months to August 2019 for breaking rules that ban mixed-sex wards.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The mother of severely disabled youngster Tafida Raqeeb, who was transferred from a Whitechapel hospital to Italy for continued life-support treatment, has said she is seeking Italian citizenship for her daughter.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

A severely disabled five-year-old girl whose parents won a High Court battle to move her abroad to continue her life-support treatment has arrived in Italy.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

The family of a severely disabled five-year-old girl have marked her departure for an Italian hospital after winning an "emotional" life-support treatment battle.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A team of youth workers will be based at Newham University Hospital for the first time to work with young people caught up in violent crime.

Environment

The mayor of Newham has said the London City Airport (LCA) master plan must be "comprehensively revised" to address concerns around noise, air quality and climate change.

Yesterday, 12:00

Plans to host a festival for up to 50,000 music lovers on Wanstead Flats have been withdrawn by the organisers.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Six of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park's pollution-busting trees have found a new home.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Politicians have criticised Extinction Rebellion protesters who targeted Jubilee line and DLR services through east London.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Commuters pulled a protester off the roof of a train at Canning Town as Extinction Rebellion activists disrupt east London stations.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

A GP who took part in Extinction Rebellion's attempt to shut down London City Airport has apologised to people in Newham.

Thursday, October 10, 2019

London City Airport passengers are facing potential flight disruptions as Extinction Rebellion (XR) threatens to shut it down for the next three days.

Politics

The mayor of Newham has said the London City Airport (LCA) master plan must be "comprehensively revised" to address concerns around noise, air quality and climate change.

Thursday, October 17, 2019

Newham Sixth Form College (NewVic) teachers went on strike today (Thursday, October 17) as part of a national campaign around pay and working conditions.

Wednesday, October 16, 2019

The council has appointed its first children and young people's commissioner to support the mayor and her administration in keeping the borough's young people safe.

Tuesday, October 15, 2019

A team of youth workers will be based at Newham University Hospital for the first time to work with young people caught up in violent crime.

Friday, October 11, 2019

A little compassion makes a big difference when you're living on the streets.

Wednesday, October 9, 2019

Police are trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of an ambitious programme to achieve zero emissions across their vehicles by 2050.

Friday, October 4, 2019

A "people's petition" has been launched to force a referendum next year after councillors voted to push the date back of a public vote on how the borough is governed.

Education

Friday, October 18, 2019

Young architects from the University of East London have designed a shed for marginalised and excluded men, young people and volunteers in Barking.

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Thursday, October 17, 2019

Newham Sixth Form College (NewVic) teachers went on strike today (Thursday, October 17) as part of a national campaign around pay and working conditions.

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Sunday, October 13, 2019

A gym based in the Royal Docks is offering free anti-bullying workshops for children during October half term.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Four kind-hearted teenagers have been praised for coming to the aid of a man who fell over near their school.

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Thursday, October 10, 2019

Parents have been told the council will no longer use the children's services at a respite centre in Plaistow that was abruptly shut down this year.

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Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Youngsters are planning to create a "youthquake" when they take to the stage to speak out about the issues that matter to them most.

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Monday, October 7, 2019

Schoolgirls with grease under their fingernails have had gruelling laps on the race track with a car they designed and built themselves.

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Heritage

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Cooking workshops, film screenings and music performances are among the activities taking place in Newham to mark Black History Month.

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Monday, September 16, 2019

The council has approved £180million plans to demolish buildings next to the Stratford Centre to make way for 423 homes, a hotel, office block and shops.

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

Three employees at Newham Council's repairs service were wrongfully dismissed in a bungle that has cost the taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds.

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Friday, August 30, 2019

What a stink! People daring to visit a heritage exhibition about Beckton and the Barking Creek are likely to get a definite whiff of manure and other putrid smells that they'll have to put up with.

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Tuesday, August 27, 2019

Design genius Tom Randall-Page is in danger of losing a £40,000 pledge from the Mayor of London to help fund his unique rolling bridge on the River Lea.

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Sunday, July 28, 2019

Local historian Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Liverpool Street Station

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Thursday, July 25, 2019

A battle for control of a strip of land in Newham is at the centre of a series of explosive allegations published in a new book today, Thursday, July 25.

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PROMOTED CONTENT

Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

"Newham Music is the award-winning Music Education Hub for Newham, striving to ensure that all children and young people have the opportunity to make music," says Jill Meredith, Development and Communications Officer at Newham Music Academy.

"Don't underestimate the importance of what a musical education can do for your child. Music creates a positive, vibrant culture for young people in schools and communities and is a great way of celebrating their abilities and achievements, as well as supporting and enhancing their learning" added Jill as she explains how taking part in musical activities can help children develop socially and exposes them to a host of opportunities they wouldn't find elsewhere.

Ana Lissa, who is progressing onto her level 3 course at NewVIc, says : "You'll be amazed with all it has to offer"

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