Friday, December 6, 2019

A Canning Town club faces closure after Newham Council stripped it of its licence following a National Crime Agency raid.

Eight years ago a private company took over 250 council homes in a Newham regeneration area. But what was meant to be a temporary measure is still ongoing. Tenants have been left in dilapidated conditions and say they feel misled. Hannah Somerville reports.

Workers are to stage a 24 hour strike over pay amid criticism Woolwich Ferry bosses have failed to deal with racism claims.

Newham Council has embarked on a wave of voluntary redundancy offers.

A man from Stratford has been sentenced after siphoning off more than £31,000 from his employers in the City of London.

Senior figures at the planning authority in charge of the Olympic Park helped a would-be developer with PR campaigns, a cache of emails reveal.

It's a Christmas advert icon - and this year you'll be able to see the Coca-Cola truck in person.

A GP surgery is offering patients an "innovative" online consultation service to avoid closing as most of its clinical staff go on maternity leave.

Children have celebrated parents getting a fair day's pay for a fair day's work by performing a song to the mayor of London.

The borough's best businesses have been recognised for their efforts and successes at the annual Newham Chamber of Commerce business awards.

A dozen sixth form students are "taking over" a group of paid TV sports channels.

The co-architect of an east London investment scheme that allegedly left 1,700 people out of pocket has been arrested in Dubai, according to the Gulf News.

An East Ham family has spoken of their devastation after paying £13,000 to a builder who walked out halfway through an extension job, leaving a litany of faults.

A trampoline and adventure park is celebrating England's dazzling run to the Rugby World Cup final in Japan by offering a chance to win a free annual pass.

Two eateries in the borough have been recognised in the inaugural Deliveroo Restaurant Awards.

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.

A Bollywood-themed table dancing club has lost its licence after two underage girls were discovered during a raid by police and immigration officers.

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

Extinction Rebellion activists have threatened to shut London City Airport as part of a mass action.

Twenty businesses have pledged to offer their premises as "havens" for younsters in danger of violent crime following a campaign led by school pupils.

A Stratford entrepreneur is excited for the future of his business after bagging a £60,000 investment on Dragons' Den.

A clergyman has said it is "devastating" to see families priced out of their neighbourhoods while new homes are being built all around them.

The mother of a girl who suffered a fatal asthma attack which could be linked to toxic air has said a campaign to stop £1billion plans for a new river crossing can be won.

Visitors to the ExCeL are set to benefit from a new eco-friendly arrival experience.

Campaigners have cried foul after a business lobby group which supports a controversial bid to build an entertainment venue accepted money from the firm behind it.


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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