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Schoolchildren from St Winefride’s Catholic Primary School remembered 24 past pupils who experienced First World War hardship.

Hundreds of people gathered in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park today (Sunday) for a poignant service to mark a century since the end of the First World War.

When the alarms sounded to let people know the war had ended many thought they were under attack.

Imagine sitting in the same classroom where youngsters who fought in the First World War once learned their times tables.

On Armistice Day, 1918, men, women and children united to celebrate the war’s end, but the relieved crowds without meaning to helped spread a deadly disease.

Pupils gathered to mark the 100th anniversary of the end of the First World War at the Royal Docks Academy.

Terence Trimmer was born and raised in Manor Park. Here the 86-year-old tells the story of two Newham recipients of the country’s most prestigious military honour.

Thousands of men and women whose deaths can be linked to the First World War have yet to be commemorated.

At the close of the First World War, little was known about post traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).

Asif Shakoor’s grandfather, Mahomed Gama, left his native Mirpur in what is now Pakistan administered Kashmir in 1914 to work as a fireman on merchant ships that had been tasked to support the war effort.

A moving memorial to thousands of missing soldiers whose bodies weren’t found after a First World War battle has been unveiled.

V&A has unveiled plans to revolutionise the way in which its world leading collection of art, design and performance is explored and experienced.

Newham is celebrating its rich and varied heritage through a series of films, workshops, bus tours and open houses.

The sacrifice of a young war hero has been recognised with an installation to mark the launch of the Royal British Legion’s annual poppy appeal.

Campaigners and mayor Rokhsana Fiaz have unveiled a “Long Live Boleyn” mural inspired by graffiti protesting the clubs move from Upton Park to the London Stadium.

Restaurant chain Nando’s has dropped its plan to take Canning Town Library, next to where the GMB was born, after pressure from the trade union.

These are the first pictures to emerge from the inside of the Denmark Arms pub after it was sold.

Newham Poetry Group will be running a series workshops to celebrate Black History Month, the 70th anniversary of the Windrush generation, and the 50th anniversary of the Race Relations Act.

For the first time in 10 years, Newham Council is celebrating Black History Month.

For the first time in more than 10 years, Newham Council is officially celebrating Black History Month.

A listed East Ham church is getting a makeover.

Historic, innovative and quirky buildings across Newham are set to open their doors for one weekend only as part of Open House London.

An ‘unmatched’ symbol of the Industrial Revolution has been listed as one of the top ten endangered buildings in the country.

One of east London’s biggest-ever horse-drawn funerals paraded through the streets for the funeral of ‘the king of Roman Road Market’ with nearly 300 mourners.

Plans to create a new collection and research centre for the V&A in the Olympic Park have been signed off

The landlord of the Denmark Arms has served his last pint at the historic local.

Tate and Lyle Sugars, based at the Thames Refinery in Silvertown, celebrated its 140th birthday last Friday.

Corporal Kevan Loosely dreamed of being in the RAF when he listened as a child to his parents tell stories of pilots defending the skies above Britain in World War Two.

He was a turban-wearing fighter pilot, pizza chain manager and all action hero.

Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.

The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.

The RAF’s next generation are playing a vital role in the service’s 100th anniversary celebrations.

One hundred days after the Royal Air Force’s official 100th birthday, the service is to stage a spectacular one off event.

This year Britain’s youngest armed service marks its centenary anniversary.

Packed pubs, singing in the streets and England flags flying from windows - sounds familiar?

The Champions Statue will stay in its historic Boleyn home.

A Windrush generation grandmother who lost her job with a migrant charity has received the papers proving she has a right to be in the country.

West Ham fans bid farewell to local legend Bobby Moore in a poignant match at Upton Park.

Newham welcomed the world to a sizzling summer of sport at the 2012 London Olympic Games.

The 60s saw new music, fashions and politics sweep through the borough, yet early editions of the Newham Recorder show many deep-rooted problems remained.

Local papers are salient for a community and I believe without them councils, organisations and agencies such as the Met may not be held accountable.

The Newham Recorder and Community Links Christmas Toy Appeal, now in its fifth decade, has been running almost as long as the newspaper itself. Its co-founder, Kevin Jenkins OBE, reflects on 40 years of helping the borough’s disadvantaged youngsters.

Campaigning, caring, fighting for and serving the Newham community. That was my mantle in 40 years at the Newham Recorder.

Presses for the Newham Recorder whirr into their sixth decade this week.

A-thousand cyclists are planning a night ride tomorrow from the Olympic Park through central London taking in iconic sites like Tower Bridge and Canary Wharf.


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.

Hanson Fernandes’ journey began in 2015 when he arrived in London from Goa, India.

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