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.

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

A virtual memorial has been held to mark the 25th anniversary of the Srebrenica genocide which killed more than 8,000 Bosnian Muslims.

Applications have opened for projects to be included in the Join the Docks autumn programme, as part of a “reimagined” two-phase festival.

As people reflect on the life and legacy of Dame Vera Lynn, discussions have begun about how the ‘Forces’ Sweetheart’ should honoured.

A University Challenge star has vowed to be “more friendly” than Jeremy Paxman as he prepares to take on the role of quizmaster.

The University of East London has removed a statue of a slave trader and is reviewing use of his name at its school of education.

A Manor Park man is sharing his research on BAME seafarers for Newham Heritage Month.

The rich history and diversity of people who have made the borough home through centuries of migration is set to be celebrated.

Many American cities are named after places in England – Boston, Richmond, Springfield.

One of the little-known episodes in the war years on the Home Front was the heroism of workers in the gas industry while under fire during the Blitz, now revealed 75 years after victory in Europe.

Curators would have loved to open their Docklands museum to the public for the VE Day 75th anniversary — but coronavirus put paid to that.

Dame Vera Lynn has thanked people for commemorating the 75th anniversary of VE Day during the coronavirus crisis.

One of the most amazing stories from VE Day in 1945 was revealed 50 years ago in a letter from an ex-serviceman.

During the Second World War, the dockyards and riverside factories o the East End played a significant role.

Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz has encouraged people to follow the lead of the borough’s very own “forces sweetheart” Dame Vera Lynn and mark the 75th anniversary of VE Day with a rousing chorus of the singer’s most famous song We’ll Meet Again.

“As at the wave of a magic wand West Ham and its neighbouring boroughs cast off their sombre wartime mien.”

The nation has been invited to toast the heroes of the Second World War as the country marks the 75th anniversary of VE Day.

A postgraduate doctor studying for his Masters at Queen Mary University has quit his role as Students’ Union president to return to the NHS in the frontline battle against coronavirus.

Historian Prof Ged Martin hopes East Ham’s 1,000-year identity will be carried forward with pride

A community centre in Manor Park is launching a project celebrating its 45-year history of bringing people together through interfaith dialogue.

A new heritage trail to celebrate some of east London’s extraordinary women has been launched.

A top American museum is set to take on a two-year residency in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Plans have been submitted to restore a “severely dilapidated” disused pub and build a 68 room hotel next door.

Holocaust survivor John Hadju spoke of the need to remember what he and thousands of other Jewish people endured during the Second World War at a Holocaust Memorial Day event in Stratford.

A range of events celebrating the borough’s diversity through centuries of migration will be held throughout May after a funding boost for Newham Heritage Month.

A service has taken place to mark the temporary closure of a memorial garden dedicated to West Ham United fans.

This year we mark the 75th anniversary of Victory in Europe Day and to celebrate we would like to share readers’ memories.

A lot has happened in the past 10 years - and here are just some of the stories that made the pages of our paper since 2010.

A candle-light vigil following the anti-Semitic daubings on a synagogue in north London on the last night of the Jewish Chanukah ‘festival of light’ drew parallels with the 1936 Battle of Cable Street which stopped Mosley’s Blackshirts marching through Whitechapel.

Tributes have been paid to West Ham United legend Martin Peters.

St Lucians have celebrated the Caribbean island’s national day in a town hall flag-raising ceremony.

A service in Canning Town honoured those who have died for their country - and remembered the civilians killed in a disastrous 1940 bombing nearby.

Newham has paid its respects to those who sacrificed their lives in conflict with a traditional wreath laying service.

Remembrance services in Newham

Wednesday, November 6, 2019

Newham is set to remember those who died in the line of duty and made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedoms with a series of remembrance events taking place across the borough.

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.

The seventh Bike from Boleyn cycle ride from Upton Park to the London Stadium was far from a damp squib in spite of rain.

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


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

NewVIc sixth form student Rabia Iqra shares her lockdown experience and ambitions for her future

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