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Friday, August 16, 2019

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.

New figures show half of Newham's epilepsy sufferers have had their benefit claims denied after the roll-out of a new system.

A third of Newham's councillors have signed a petition against a 90 metre high entertainment venue proposed for Stratford.

Hundreds more cases of gonorrhoea have been reported by Newham health officials—despite overall sexual diseases and infections falling.

The mayor of Newham has described her first year of running the borough as "exhilirating, energising and exciting" - but has acknowledged that there is much more work to do.

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.

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