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The power of sport remains unrivalled in its ability to inspire change, improve lives and unite communities.

Remembrance Day services are always moving and especially so with this year marking the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War.

As I arrive at NewVIc for another day of hearing about funding cuts, staffing shortages and spiders, I see a large group of students being very loud, perhaps some would describe as intimidating, hanging outside the front entrance on Prince Regent Lane.

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It’s six months since I stepped into office, there’s still a lot to do but progress is being made in key areas. That’s the reason I stood to become mayor: to deliver for residents and deliver positive change through targeted action.

Maryam Ali, from East Ham learning centre, Into University, discusses apprenticeships, the merits of further education and the inspiration behind her work

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The prime minister declared it is over, the chancellor has said it is coming to an end, and whilst this may sound like a circular argument, the only way to end austerity is to continue with it.

Last week, I had the chance to thank former East Ham councillors who stepped down in May.

German stand-up comic Alice Frick speaks to reporter Alex Shaw about hidden canals, her inspirations and male-dominated comedy clubs.

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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Every year, I attend a service at West Ham Parish Church to celebrate Black History Month.

The growing numbers of local residents either increasing their awareness of and/or their direct involvement in Newham’s long and rich heritage, is welcome and greatly encouraging for all those, like myself, who believe that understanding our past helps us to understand today and improve the future for all.

Jonathan Eldridge is the co-founder of Fossil Free Newham, an environmental action group which is lobbying to stop Newham Council investing in fossil fuels.

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I recently attended a meeting organised by members of the Maryland Residents Association to discuss crime in their community, along with Mayor of Newham and local councillors.

One of the great things about east London is its open spaces.

Newham Bookshop worker John Newman speaks about his favourite authors, speed limits and accessibility in Newham as the shop prepares to relocate after four decades in Upton Park.

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As the trees start to transition in colour this autumn, the gardens at West Ham Park are beginning to look absolutely stunning.

I recently went to see Legacy, a play which explores the impact of the Olympic legacy on communities, focusing on the lives of residents on Stratford’s Carpenters Estate.

Rose Small, founder of Community Cares at Keir Hardie Methodist Church in Canning Town, speaks about supporting the borough’s young people in schools and the wider community

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At this time of year a university is very focussed on those new students joining our ranks - known in the trade as Freshers.

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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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