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The council has approved £180million plans to demolish buildings next to the Stratford Centre to make way for 423 homes, a hotel, office block and shops.

Three employees at Newham Council's repairs service were wrongfully dismissed in a bungle that has cost the taxpayer tens of thousands of pounds.

What a stink! People daring to visit a heritage exhibition about Beckton and the Barking Creek are likely to get a definite whiff of manure and other putrid smells that they'll have to put up with.

Design genius Tom Randall-Page is in danger of losing a £40,000 pledge from the Mayor of London to help fund his unique rolling bridge on the River Lea.

Local historian Prof Ged Martin looks at the history of Liverpool Street Station

A battle for control of a strip of land in Newham is at the centre of a series of explosive allegations published in a new book today, Thursday, July 25.

Plans to build an innovative entertainment venue have hit a hurdle after councillors supported a critical report.

A part-time shop assistant has kickstarted her career during a three-week adventure with "the largest museum in the world".

A professional artist has painted 12 East End gents' portraits in a bid to record people from a "disappearing" community.

The self-confessed armed robber known as the East End's 'Black Widow' who spent 18 years in prison for murdering her partner is out to clear her name after 30 years.

A woman who witnessed a pilot being shot down during the Second World War is trying to trace his family.

A 'much-loved' market's demolition has brought back memories of leather jackets, live eels and 'ill-fitting' bras.

A campaign has been started to raise the cash for what might be the world's first hand-cracked rolling footbridge planned for a disused dock on the River Lea.

The secrets of London's rivers are being uncovered with archaeology from the tributaries including those now buried beneath our feet.

It was the end of an era as a 130-year-old bastion of the East Ham community called for last orders on Monday.

For thousands of years, the land where Ilford can now be found was woodland belonging to the ancient Forest of Essex.

A former courthouse in Stratford where three members of the Rolling Stones were fined for peeing in the street will be transformed into a 'community asset'.

One thing Tim Allen wants to do is walk along the Lea River to the Olympic Park and even out to Hertfordshire from his home at the new City Island complex.

A single bell is to toll as a mark of respect following the blaze which devastated Notre Dame cathedral in Paris.

Train enthusiasts were taken back in time on a beautifully restored art-deco underground train that passed through Barking, Dagenham, West Ham and finished in Upminster.

A 130-year old community stronghold is due to move into new premises after striking a deal with a developer.

Furious campaigners have asked the Mayor of London to step in and get TfL to restore the 25 bus service to its full route from east London to Oxford Circus.

Upstairs at East Ham Working Mens Club, which is celebrating its 130th birthday this year, David Launder, 51, coached in the boxing ring.

For 130 years it's been a bolthole for its loyal members many of whom would meet for a beer before West Ham United played just across the road.

Beer flows freely at working men's clubs now including at East Ham Working Men's Club which celebrates its 130th anniversary this year. But it wasn't always like that. The movement's founder was dead set against booze.

Plans have been revealed for a £1.2million makeover for a 'tired' children's playground in West Ham Park.

A new gay pride rainbow flag has been raised to mark the start of LGBT history month.

Young people need to know what can happen if a stand isn't taken against racism, prejudice and hate.

The week between Christmas and New Year's Day is, for many people, a time for relaxing, visiting friends and family and picking up a bargain or two in the sales.

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

A woman from East Ham who was famously sentenced to the death penalty in the 1920s is to be reburied in her family grave.

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.


"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"

Drama and performing arts teacher Annie offers her insight into working at NewVIc college and what she loves about it

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