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Tuesday, June 11, 2019

A gym which has been closed for six months due to "very serious structural problems" will remain shut after a "serious water leak" was found in the roof.

He's spent 25 years representing the borough in parliament, but it was pure chance that Stephen Timms ended up living in Newham in the first place.

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 body tasked with making a final decision over a proposed mega-venue for Stratford faced a grilling last night over whether the plans were a "done deal".

A consultation taking in the potential night-time closure of the Stratford Centre is set to get under way next month, Newham Council has confirmed.

Newham could gain six extra councillors under plans to redraw the borough's ward boundaries.

Labour kept the top spot in last week's EU parliamentary election despite its losses and in the face of the gains made by the Liberal Democrats on a pro-referendum ticket.

A Forest Gate woman has told how she was turned away from voting in the EU election - despite having lived in Newham for nearly three decades.

East Ham MP Stephen Timms has welcomed a report into the Home Office's response to cheating in English language tests.

Frustrated residents of temporary housing in Custom House have held a protest against Newham Council amid legal negotiations over management of their properties.

Refuse workers at Newham Council have demanded the results of internal inquiries into bullying as management faces the prospect of a strike over back-pay.

Hundreds of jobseekers in Newham have had their benefits stopped or had them reduced for up to three years, shock figures reveal.

A chef who suffered life-changing injuries while working for a prominent Royal Docks construction company tells today of how he has been left "broken" with no support from the firm.

Newham Council wants residents and businesses to help decide the future of Green Street.

Voters will elect 73 members to represent the UK in the European Parliament on Thursday.

People are going to hospital with obese conditions at "epidemic" rates in east London, NHS figures for Newham reveal.

The chair of a parliamentary committee has accused Newham Council of 'stonewalling' the group's investigation of special educational needs provision in the UK.

The number of people claiming unemployment-related benefits in Newham has risen this year, but remains well below that of five years ago, according to the latest government figures.

Newham Council has reached a settlement with the Royal Bank of Scotland over £150million of "risky" loans.

A growing number of families are being lifted out of 'fuel poverty' as more Newham households are switching to renewable 'green' energy and cutting carbon emissions.

Foreign students accused of cheating tests so they could stay in the UK face 'desperate hardship' as a result of the government's handling of an English test scandal.

Two businesses' hopes of building up to 78 new homes in Plaistow have been on hold for nine years after Newham Council clung onto a set of garages and a now-derelict pub.

Victims of the contaminated blood scandal in England will receive more money, the government said, as a public inquiry begins.

Crossrail will not open before December 2020, the company behind the infrastructure project has confirmed.

New data shows multiple sclerosis sufferers in Newham have likely lost part of their mobility benefit under the new system.

Newham Council is facing a third industrial dispute as three gas managers prepare to strike at the repairs and maintenance service.

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.

Two people have died because of failings in Newham's Telecare service, which provides alarms to the disabled, elderly and other vulnerable people.

The government has been urged to act on a Scottish proposal offering a baby with a rare genetic disorder the 'wonder drug' she needs.

Renters have won a resounding victory with government plans to outlaw landlords evicting tenants with summary notices without reason.

Sadiq Khan has visited a new youth centre in Stratford as City Hall pushes a new strategy to tackle violent crime with youth activities and higher police presence this Easter.

A new younger generation of voters is emerging in east London since the Brexit referendum which could help change the result if there was another People's Vote, statistics reveal.

Newham Council has been fined £145,000 after confidential information about more than 200 suspected gang members ended up in the hands of rival groups.

Newham mums campaigning for better conditions at Newham Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) have taken their grievances to parliament.

Two east London borough councillors are among 24 from all over London who have signed an open letter to City Hall today urging the mayor to scrap plans for the Congestion Charge for minicab drivers.

The loss of employees from the EU once Britain quits would leave the NHS in east London and elsewhere "in a state of near collapse", health union bosses are warning.

A government minister has praised police efforts to tackle knife crime on a visit to one of the borough's main rail hubs.

London mayor Sadiq Khan has launched a tour helping EU citizens through the settlement process at the University of East London (UEL).

Bus passengers are finding themselves "out of pocket" in east London because they now have to change buses to get to Oxford Circus after the 25 route was shortened, campaigners have found.

Newham's MPs have joined their colleagues from around the country in voting on options for the next steps in the Brexit process.

Politicians have urged West Ham United's board to ban activists accused of fuelling racism in football.

The Mayor of Newham has demanded an end to the divisive right to buy policy as new figures reveal former council homes in Newham have been re-sold to the tune of £83million.

Nearly 20,000 people across Newham's parliamentary constituencies have joined five-and-a-half million throughout Britain who've signed a petition to Parliament demanding Article 50 to quit the EU be revoked.

An overhaul of the payroll system at Newham Council's troubled repairs service is under way as it emerges that millions of taxpayers' pounds have been handed out in staff bonuses.

Newham Council has been named as one of five local authorities in the country that are breaking the rules on the frequency of its town hall publications.

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