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The massive Thames Clipper riverboat service that normally carries around four million commuters a year between Canary Wharf and the City is being suspended from Saturday because of the pandemic crisis.

A Newham family business is offering to disinfect four care homes in the borough free of charge.

The mayor is calling for more powers to tackle “unscrupulous” businesses trying to profit from the coronavirus pandemic.

A row has erupted after the future of a “nationally recognised” arts centre was thrown into doubt.

There are mornings when Nosakhare Omoijade’s children wake up with bloody noses.

Strike action could be back on the table in Newham Council’s refuse division where at least six dustmen have been kept off work.

A Little Ilford school teacher has delivered a petition to 10 Downing Street calling for an end to a decade of library cuts.

The council has been accused of putting itself ahead of community after rejecting plans to turn an area into a ward.

A campaign group has criticised the government after discovering an NHS trust charged 739 women for maternity care.

Neighbours are calling for Travellers occupying a vacant site in East Ham to be removed amid claims of littering and anti-social behaviour.

Newham Council has recruited 40 new youth workers as part of a multi-million-pound investment it says is “bucking the national trend”.

Council officers launched a probe into the finances at a Canning Town tenant management organisation after a string of allegations.

The council has objected to plans for a new ward recommended as part of a boundary review.

A charity is harnessing “the power of sport” to steer young people in Newham away from crime, London Assembly Member Unmesh Desai says.

A zombie-themed convention for fans of hit TV show The Walking Dead has been pulled amid a transnational investigation.

London Mayor candidate Rory Stewart joined campaigners helping rough sleepers in the Stratford Centre in a bid to learn more about the homelessness crisis.

A Stratford pub has held on to its licence to sell alcohol despite a “number of violent incidents” inside, including a woman allegedly attacking another customer with a bottle.

More than 10 security cameras have been down for months in Plaistow as the council finishes an overhaul of its CCTV network.

A Newham councillor has been honoured with the Freedom of the City of London for his distinguished legal and community services.

An innovative partnership between the council and Newham College will provide more opportunities to start an apprenticeship.

Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz has penned an open letter to reassure the borough’s residents from across the European Union as Britain prepares for Brexit.

Youngsters at risk from gangs in Newham could be transported to a new gym in an ex-military vehicle to keep them safe.

The final deadline is looming for Newham residents to comment on proposals for a vast new entertainment hub in Stratford.

Housing secretary Robert Jenrick praised Newham’s efforts to address homelessness as the government announced £1.2million to support rough sleepers in the borough.

Potential Labour leader Sir Keir Starmer has said the party has been making policies “without regard” for those in society who “want to get on”.

The number of people who were subjected to on-the-spot searches by police in Newham skyrocketed last year.

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.

People charging their electric vehicles at one of Stratford’s biggest venues are paying “extortionate” extra costs, the Mayor of London has been told.

The borough’s finances are now “on solid ground” but a four per cent hike in council tax is needed in the face of more government cuts, a meeting heard.

Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz says her administration is on course to meet her target of 1,056 new council homes by March 2022.

On the night of June 29 last year, 28-year-old Fuadi Mohamed was stabbed to death and died in his mother’s arms, in front of dozens of witnesses. Now his devastated family are calling for an inquiry into how police handled the case. Hannah Somerville reports.

Planning officers faced a grilling from Stratford residents over the proposed MSG Sphere during an impromptu Q&A last night.

About 600 people have marched through the streets in protest against a controversial new law in India.

Youth services, housing and the environment are among the areas set for Newham Council investment over the next three years.

Pensioner Charles Rumsey won’t be spending Christmas in hospital after a medical response unit from the Royal London arrived at his home in East Ham following a 999 call.

Newham has the highest rate of homelessness in the country, a report by housing charity Shelter has revealed.

Work has begun to upgrade the soft play area and gym facilities at Atherton Leisure Centre in Forest Gate.

The council has proposed spending £13.5million on young people’s services over three years as the first report by Newham’s youth safety board is released.

Long-serving East Ham MP Stephen Timms believes Labour needs to “re-learn the same lessons” after a poor showing and heavy defeat in the general election.

Re-elected West Ham MP Lyn Brown has vowed to fight to protect her constituents amid a “terrible downward spiral” under the Conservatives.

Newham’s long-serving Labour MPs emphatically retained their seats with huge majorities.

Newham Recorder will be live throughout the night bringing you the latest from the General Election count at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Today the UK heads to the polls for the first December election since 1923 – so please do brave the weather, get out and vote.

Four election candidates for East Ham debated climate change, crime, Brexit, the NHS and more in a hustings at Langdon Academy.


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

A-level student Noah follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, who led the Independence Motion in Nigeria, as he prepares to study journalism at university

Meet NewVIc alumni Anastasija as she reflects on her journey from sixth form to her first year at university.

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