A range of events celebrating the borough's diversity through centuries of migration will be held throughout May after a funding boost for Newham Heritage Month.

People charging their electric vehicles at one of Stratford's biggest venues are paying "extortionate" extra costs, the Mayor of London has been told.

The borough's finances are now "on solid ground" but a four per cent hike in council tax is needed in the face of more government cuts, a meeting heard.

Mayor of Newham Rokhsana Fiaz says her administration is on course to meet her target of 1,056 new council homes by March 2022.

On the night of June 29 last year, 28-year-old Fuadi Mohamed was stabbed to death and died in his mother's arms, in front of dozens of witnesses. Now his devastated family are calling for an inquiry into how police handled the case. Hannah Somerville reports.

Planning officers faced a grilling from Stratford residents over the proposed MSG Sphere during an impromptu Q&A last night.

About 600 people have marched through the streets in protest against a controversial new law in India.

Youth services, housing and the environment are among the areas set for Newham Council investment over the next three years.

Pensioner Charles Rumsey won't be spending Christmas in hospital after a medical response unit from the Royal London arrived at his home in East Ham following a 999 call.

Newham has the highest rate of homelessness in the country, a report by housing charity Shelter has revealed.

Work has begun to upgrade the soft play area and gym facilities at Atherton Leisure Centre in Forest Gate.

The council has proposed spending £13.5million on young people's services over three years as the first report by Newham's youth safety board is released.

Long-serving East Ham MP Stephen Timms believes Labour needs to "re-learn the same lessons" after a poor showing and heavy defeat in the general election.

Re-elected West Ham MP Lyn Brown has vowed to fight to protect her constituents amid a "terrible downward spiral" under the Conservatives.

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.


We speak to Ghazala Anwar, a teacher of criminology and psychology, about her thoughts on teaching and working at NewVIc College.

A-level student Noah follows in the footsteps of his grandfather, who led the Independence Motion in Nigeria, as he prepares to study journalism at university

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

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