The mayor of Newham has said the London City Airport (LCA) master plan must be "comprehensively revised" to address concerns around noise, air quality and climate change.

Newham Sixth Form College (NewVic) teachers went on strike today (Thursday, October 17) as part of a national campaign around pay and working conditions.

The council has appointed its first children and young people's commissioner to support the mayor and her administration in keeping the borough's young people safe.

A team of youth workers will be based at Newham University Hospital for the first time to work with young people caught up in violent crime.

A little compassion makes a big difference when you're living on the streets.

Police are trialling a fleet of hydrogen-powered vehicles as part of an ambitious programme to achieve zero emissions across their vehicles by 2050.

A "people's petition" has been launched to force a referendum next year after councillors voted to push the date back of a public vote on how the borough is governed.

Opposition is stacking up against London City Airport's expansion with a scathing attack from the London Assembly insisting that people in the flight path are entitled to "have a weekend break" from aircraft noise.

New homes will be built at Whipps Cross Hospital as part of a £350million redevelopment.

The government has announced it will invest £350million in a new hospital at Whipps Cross.

The mother of a girl who suffered a fatal asthma attack which could be linked to toxic air has said a campaign to stop £1billion plans for a new river crossing can be won.

West Ham MP Lyn Brown has called on Boris Johnson to resign as prime minister.

The vast majority of robberies in Newham are going unsolved by police as figures reveal the borough's most crime-ridden streets.

Campaigners have handed in a petition signed by almost 5,500 people calling on City Hall chiefs to ban an arms fair from the capital.

The parent of a sick child claimed the NHS was being destroyed as he challenged Boris Johnson during the prime minister's visit to Whipps Cross Hospital today (Wednesday, September 18).

The date of a referendum on the future of the borough's directly elected mayor has been pushed back to avoid it becoming Newham's version of Brexit.

A social worker who repeatedly called and messaged a vulnerable domestic abuse victim to tell her he was looking for a girlfriend has been suspended from the profession for a year.

Two east London MPs are among scores of leading Westminster politicians demanding that Parliament be recalled after the Scottish Court of Session ruled today that Boris Johnson acted unlawfully in suspending it.

MP Stephen Timms has appealed to constituency party members to reselect him as East Ham's Labour candidate for the next general election.

A call for more police patrols to make the streets safer has been made at the London Assembly after violent deaths this year reached 100 with the fatal stabbing of a schoolboy.

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

Cameras are to be fitted in carriages on Central line trains which have had more sexual attacks on women than any other part of the London Underground.

Hundreds of peaches - and a peach cake - were presented to Mayor Rokhsana Fiaz to welcome her back from the summer recess last week.

The public consultation deadline over controversial plans to expand flights at London City Airport has been put back, it has been revealed this evening.

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.

A group of campaigners visited Stratford to canvass ideas on how to solve the problem of knife crime - before taking the messages, written on chicken boxes, to the Home Office.

Campaigners have welcomed a demand by the mayor of Newham to halt London City Airport's consultation on expansion with more daily flights until it shows how it will tackling noise and climate emissions.

Campaigners and air quality academics have added their names to an open letter urging Sadiq Khan to halt the Silvertown tunnel.

Newham Council has apologised after parts of a consultation exploring ways to tackle air pollution were branded "racist" by campaigners.

Newham Council has been ordered to pay a total of £16,832 to residents for failing to deal with their complaints properly and obstructing investigations.

Campaigners have demanded the mayor of London rethinks plans to build a controversial £1billion road tunnel between Silvertown and Greenwich.

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.

Community groups have written to the Mayor of London with their concerns about a lack of genuinely affordable housing in the 600-home Stratford Waterfront development.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms there isn't "a hopeful way forward" for Britain under Boris Johnson, with the Brexit deadline looming.

Newham Council is refusing to share rough sleepers' personal data with the Home Office over fears it could lead to deportations.

A brothel running in a residential street in Canning Town has closed after months of complaints from neighbours.

A Jewish councillor who appeared in a BBC programme about antisemitism in Labour has said the party needs to clean up its act.

Workers responsible for repairs to social housing across Newham have confirmed plans to go on strike starting next month.

Newham Council will build more than 1,000 new homes in the next three years according to a plan that's passed the authority's cabinet.

A protest has taken place outside Newham Council's main offices in Beckton by campaigners that fear a project that runs refuges in the borough could lose its contract.

The council division responsible for repairs to social homes could go on strike if an ongoing dispute is not settled, the union has said.

A report into the council's handling of the Olympic stadium investment has been slammed for a lack of depth by councillors and Newham's mayor Rokhsana Fiaz.

Sadiq Khan urged east Londoners to be proud that the biggest investment in the capital's cultural industry for more than 100 years is being built on their doorsteps.

More than 100 of Newham's faith leaders have met to talk about the issue of social integration in the borough.

A key witness in a student visa fraud trial has accused the Home Office of betraying him by now threatening him with deportation.


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

"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"

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