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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.

Eight years ago a private company took over 250 council homes in a Newham regeneration area. But what was meant to be a temporary measure is still ongoing. Tenants have been left in dilapidated conditions and say they feel misled. Hannah Somerville reports.

Housing, climate change, knife crime, and Brexit were on the agenda at a NewVIc election hustings event.

Newham Council has drawn up a dedicated strategy for dealing with issues contributing to homelessness and the rise of rough sleepers in the borough.

Newham Council has embarked on a wave of voluntary redundancy offers.

Lecturers at Loughborough University London (LUL) are striking this week to protest increasing workforce casualisation.

Brexit, mental health provision and trust in politicians were among the topics of discussion at the University of East London's hustings event.

The full list of candidates standing for West Ham at the general election has been published.

The full list of candidates standing for East Ham at the general election has been published.

Contract workers went on strike at University College London's Olympic Park campus today to join hundreds of others in a mass demo calling for equal pay and conditions with staff.

Outside contract workers are to go on strike at the University College London's Olympic Park campus tomorrow when they join others in a mass demo calling for equal pay and conditions with university staff.

Campaigners against £1billion plans to build the Silvertown Tunnel have threatened to take the Mayor of London to the high court.

Senior figures at the planning authority in charge of the Olympic Park helped a would-be developer with PR campaigns, a cache of emails reveal.

London Black Women's Project (LBWP) will run the borough's refuges for domestic and sexual violence victims for another 12 months after a council cabinet vote.

A councillor has accused a Devon business owner of "pandering to racists" following a war of words on Twitter.

Outside contract workers are to go on strike at the University College London's Olympic Park campus to get the same pay and conditions as the university's own staff.

The co-architect of an east London investment scheme that allegedly left 1,700 people out of pocket has been arrested in Dubai, according to the Gulf News.

Women's organisations have written an open letter to mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz and her cabinet calling on the council to re-instate its funding for the Plaistow-based London Black Women's Project (LBWP), which has run refuges in east London for 32 years.

The country is on course for its first December general election since 1923 after MPs in Westminster backed plans to go to the polls on December 12 at the Houses of Parliament yesterday.

A review of Newham's ward boundaries has recommended councillor numbers should increase from 60 to 66.

Residents can have their say on the future of Balaam Leisure Centre in Plaistow at two public meetings hosted by the council.

Four neighbourhoods in Newham are among the 10pc most deprived in England, according to government figures.

Councils in east London have backed legislation that would give them more powers to combat air pollution.

A candidate for the 2020 London mayoral election has called for more scan and searches to help halt knife crime.

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.

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