The world is in turmoil, those in charge are struggling to keep on top of things, and the rest of us are feeling hard-done-by. What better time could there be to remember what Christmas is all about?
Local paper journalists may not get to review West End musicals or critique Michelin star restaurants – but they do get to enjoy the festive spectacle that is the local pantomime.
The brother of an aid worker butchered by Islamic State will share his story with Newham pupils as part of an anti-extremism campaign.
Michael Head’s play, based on Clapton Orient’s World War One heroes, finished its run on Sunday, but looks set to return in 2019
On Armistice Day, 1918, men, women and children united to celebrate the war’s end, but the relieved crowds without meaning to helped spread a deadly disease.
Six Hammers players perished in the war to end all wars
Asif Shakoor’s grandfather, Mahomed Gama, left his native Mirpur in what is now Pakistan administered Kashmir in 1914 to work as a fireman on merchant ships that had been tasked to support the war effort.
A moving memorial to thousands of missing soldiers whose bodies weren’t found after a First World War battle has been unveiled.
The show will start on October 30 at Waterloo East Theatre and run until November 25
New York Knicks Frank Ntilikina is excited about playing a match in London as it will give his family and friends a chance to watch him play.
Forest Gate has its first organic ‘bulk’ store.
A University of East London student who used to be bullied for her looks is in the running to become Miss Swimsuit UK.
Hammers defender is showing his class
Michael Head’s play will be running at the Waterloo East Theatre between October 30 and November 25
London Lions have captured six foot ten inch big man Kervin Bristol in a massive coup for the club following his season with Vytautas in Lithuania last year.
Newham trainer Mark Tibbs looks forward to his fighter Dillian Whyte setting up a special night in boxing by beating New Zealand rival Joseph Parker at the 02 Arena on Saturday.
France marked their 20th anniversary since winning the World Cup by being crowned once again after sealing a 4-2 victory against Croatia.
West Ham have announced the club-record signing of midfielder Felipe Anderson from Lazio.
So, England finished fourth at the World Cup finals in Russia.
Women have served in the Royal Air Force throughout its 100 year history though the fight for equal opportunities took almost as long.
A 24-year-old entrepreneur has spoken out about the opportunities available for children from poorer backgrounds in Newham.
England will wear an all-white kit this evening while Croatia will be in black and it could be a good omen for Tottenham’s Dele Alli
The capital’s RAF Museum has welcomed visitors to new galleries for the first time following a £26million makeover.
In one of our final blogs of this year’s World Cup, Lane Dias reviews semi-final one
England are in dreamland after making it through to their first World Cup semi-final in 28 years thanks to goals from Harry Maguire and Dele Alli against stoic Sweden.
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Meet Ismail as he settles into his first year at college.
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