Colin Grainger

Editor, journalist and family man

Fantastic night of comedy as the stars come out for charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve

Absolutely blinding! The stars came out with an amazing night of comedy for Newham charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve last night. And rarely have I heard so many people on their way out saying: “My face […]

Star Ricky and friends aiming to help charity in his own backyard reach new heights

It’s fitting that a comedy night to raise money for a charity that makes a big difference  to the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people is being staged at the Backyard Comedy Club. For […]

Heritage Lottery Fund makes Newham ‘Area of Focus’ as plans are revealed for celebration of history

Newham officially became an ‘Area of Focus’ for funding and support from the National Lottery Heritage Fund last night. It’s a boost to the borough’s history and heritage and will give locals a chance to […]

Jan, 17

How a child’s sad tale of woe sparked support for our special appeal

As a long-serving MP for Newham Lyn Brown is used to making speeches in the House of Commons and to groups all over Newham and the rest of the country. But it was a story […]

Dec, 30

We’ve done it again – Newham Christmas Toy Appeal hits target

FOR the last 42 years a remarkable campaign in the community in Newham has spread much needed joy to children who need it most. And I am happy to report today that the Newham Christmas […]

Dec, 24

Pictures that illustrate the part East London played in the D Day landings

More than three years ago I wrote a piece that attracted a lot of interest about the part that our manor played in the D Day. Thanks to the memories of funeral boss Stan Harris […]

Nov, 27

An appeal at the very heart of the community in East London

An appeal that has part of local life for 42 years has just been launched. It’s a campaign that is right at the heart of life in East London. It was all those years ago […]

Nov, 12

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