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Neighbours have reacted angrily to a call to rename their new ward over its possible historic links to slavery.

Custom House school pupils drew inspiration from the tin foil industry as part of an international art project.

The borough has marked a scaled back Remembrance Sunday due to the coronavirus pandemic.

The 80th anniversary of one of Britain’s worst Second World War civilian disasters has been marked.

The annual Remembrance Sunday parade in East Ham has been cancelled and the service will be streamed online this year because of Covid-19 restrictions.

A historic church in Forest Gate has launched a campaign to restore the 136-year-old building – and raise £1.5million to fund it.

Teenagers helping to bring a decaying old Father Thames stone arch battered by a century of east London pollution back to life have got a big thank you from the neighbours and from the Duke of Gloucester.

Newham is set to mark Black History Month with a programme of events themed around strength, courage and determination.

The little-known tragedy of a wartime bomb that never exploded—yet had a “ripple affect” causing 600 deaths in an east London school—is being uncovered by BBC investigators.

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.


Let’s get physical! One of the dangers of lockdown is to be lulled into laziness, watching too many box sets, and eating and drinking too much, but there is no excuse to not start exercising to get fit and stay healthy.

UK Government Chancellor Rishi Sunak has announced extra measures to support workers and businesses throughout winter, including a furlough scheme extension paying 80 per cent of staff wages.

The way the UK does business with Europe changes from January 1, heralding a new start. All companies that trade with the EU need to act now to make sure they are set to go.

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