Wednesday, February 13, 2019

Council services are getting a £22.1 million boost compared to last year in the proposed 2019/20 budget.

Newham Council has established an Internal Control Commission to review its financial management.

London Fire Brigade spent more than £800,000 on Newham’s fire stations over four years, including £20,000 on the male showers at Stratford.

The first steps in getting into healthcare careers are being made for students and secondary pupils across east London with today’s launch of a programme “to secure the future of the NHS”.

Councillors have insisted that the oversight failures that led to the disastrous overspend in the repairs and maintenance service will “never happen again”.

The increase in Newham’s council tax is not connected to an £8.7m overspend in the repairs and maintenance service, the mayor has confirmed.

Both Newham’s MPs have voted against prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Newham Council could set up an internal control commission to examine how it can better manage its finances in the wake of an £8.78million overspend in one department.

Newham’s Liberal Democrats have warned that Brexit “will leave the UK weakened” ahead of today’s House of Commons vote.

Detectives have been called in to probe accusations of “serious fraud” in a council department that went at least £9million over budget.

Newham council has called an extraordinary meeting as the fallout continues over alleged financial malpractice in one of its key departments.

The decision not to bring police in to investigate allegations of serious fraud in an council department which overspent by £9million has been branded “abysmal”.

The Mayor of Newham has given her take on last year’s vast overspend in council repairs, as highlighted by the Recorder. Here, we have published her response in full.

Ex-workers have spoken of a “1970s” working culture at Newham Council’s troubled repairs and maintenance service (RMS) as questions remain over why fraud allegations were not passed on to police.

Unions have noted “a step in the right direction” as it emerged Newham Council employees will see their old statutory pay reinstated.

Senior managers have been suspended and sacked for gross misconduct amid a catalogue of claims about financial malpractice.

Businesses across Newham will be encouraged to pay their employers at least the London Living Wage.

The MP for East Ham has reiterated his support for a referendum on the final Brexit deal after the prime minister postponed the vote on her terms for the UK to leave the European Union.

MPs opposing the Brussels Brexit deal joined campaigners converging on east London for today’s rally at the Excel centre calling for a People’s Vote on the controversial agreement being debated in Parliament on Tuesday.

London City Airport has forked out £1,000 to pay for three MPs to watch West Ham play.

Thousands campaigners are converging on east London this afternoon for a rally calling for a People’s Vote on Brexit ahead of Tuesday’s crucial vote in Parliament.

Pupils saw history made as prime minister Theresa May talked about Brexit on a school trip to the Palace of Westminster.

Newham Council is investigating allegations of fraud in the department that deals with social housing and road repairs after it was found to be £9million over budget.

Crossrail’s chairman has stepped down just days before being questioned along with the Mayor of London facing the London Assembly’s transport committee over the disastrous 10-month delay in the ‘super tube’ opening.

Newham’s MPs have revealed they both plan to vote against prime minister Theresa May’s Brexit deal.

Newham Council splurged £91.5m on five properties hundreds of miles away in a series of back-room decisions last year, an investigation has found.

A referendum on the future of Newham’s directly elected mayor will be held on the same day as the London mayoral election.

Housing campaigners forced a bank to close in a national protest against unfairness towards renters on benefits.

Newham council is remaining tight-lipped about a reports it is launching a “truth commission” to explore allegations of corruption within its ranks.

Households have been urged to recycle with more care as countries dealing with our rubbish get tough on waste.

Labour candidate Moniba Khan won the Boleyn ward by-election.

Newham Council is reviewing all of its outsourced services after claiming private companies have not been providing value for money.

Newham is going to back the polls – just six months after the local election.

After last week’s revelation that at least eight people have died homeless in Newham this year, we meet the people working to improve the lot of rough sleepers. Hannah Somerville reports from the Stratford Centre.

Four days of strike action by finance staff at Newham Council has been called off.

“London is moving east. We’re already there and everyone has to follow.”

At least two homeless people have died at the Stratford Centre this year, and eight across Newham - but not all of them were recorded. Here, we tell their stories.

The council has got back more than £5million in lost council tax from rogue landlords.

The council has come under fire after errors in May’s local election results were exposed.

Finance workers at Newham Council are set to walk out for four days in a row over how their jobs are evaluated.

The Labour candidate for the Boleyn ward by-election has been announced.

The Green Party has announced who will be battling for votes in the Boleyn ward by-election.

The Liberal Democrats have announced their candidate for the Boleyn ward by-election.

Aspiring councillors have until Friday to submit their nomination papers for the Boleyn ward by-election.


This is Nicole Schnappauf. She is the curriculum programme manager and teacher of mathematics. Find out her thoughts on teaching and working at NewVIc.

Meet Ismail as he settles into his first year at college.

Have you spent time as an unpaid carer? If you are over the age of 25 and living in Newham, the Working for Carers scheme can help you take the first steps back to employment.

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