Saturday, March 7, 2020

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.

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.


NewVIc teacher Frederick shares how he makes maths lessons engaging to inspire and support students

Meet ambitious student Craig as he reflects on his first year at college and plans to study at the University of Cambridgeshire

We speak to Ghazala Anwar, a teacher of criminology and psychology, about her thoughts on teaching and working at NewVIc College.

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