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A global “investment” scheme that targeted the Muslim community over two years has left some people claiming to be thousands of pounds out of pocket.

A women’s rights campaigner’s novel about refugees has been shortlisted for a children’s book award.

The “impending collapse” of the Gospel Oak to Barking Overground line has been averted and passengers will get a free month’s travel once the delayed new trains finally arrive.

London Fire Brigade spent more than £800,000 on Newham’s fire stations over four years, including £20,000 on the male showers at Stratford.

Councillors have insisted that the oversight failures that led to the disastrous overspend in the repairs and maintenance service will “never happen again”.

The beloved Newham Bookshop has reopened its doors – two doors down the road.

Even if you don’t realise it, you have come across display advertising. You have seen it on web pages, in newspapers and in magazines. It’s everywhere, once you start to look, and there are plenty of companies out there who are already doing it well.

A group of unlikely market traders are filming a documentary to promote their fruit and vegetable stall in Queens Market.

Unions have noted “a step in the right direction” as it emerged Newham Council employees will see their old statutory pay reinstated.

Senior managers have been suspended and sacked for gross misconduct amid a catalogue of claims about financial malpractice.

The London Legacy Development Corporation received a grilling over the London Stadium at a meeting of the London Assembly’s budget and performance committee.

Newham has fewer than half the pubs it had in 2001, figures have revealed.

London City Airport has forked out £1,000 to pay for three MPs to watch West Ham play.

An entrepreneurial 11-year-old from Newham has set up her own business.

A councillor has criticised the mayor for scrapping Christmas hamper deliveries for “vulnerable” pensioners.

Newham’s MPs have revealed they both plan to vote against prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Newham Council splurged £91.5m on five properties hundreds of miles away in a series of back-room decisions last year, an investigation has found.

Housing campaigners forced a bank to close in a national protest against unfairness towards renters on benefits.

How do you build loyalty in your customers, and keep them coming back to you, asks Jamie Brown of Archant’s Local Impact programme.

Representatives from the Bank of England visited Barking and Newham to find out how the area’s economy is doing.

Jamie Brown, of Archant Local Impact, explains how to make your business stand out from the crowd

Newham council is remaining tight-lipped about a reports it is launching a “truth commission” to explore allegations of corruption within its ranks.

Tate & Lyle Sugars have baked a giant cake for their 140th birthday.

A DIY shop in Barking Road is closing its’ doors after 110 years of trade.

The Olympic Park’s best employers and apprentices were recognised at an awards ceremony.


This is Nicole Schnappauf. She is the curriculum programme manager and teacher of mathematics. Find out her thoughts on teaching and working at NewVIc.

Meet Ismail as he settles into his first year at college.

Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.

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