Colin Grainger

Editor, journalist and family man

New ferries will soon capture the hearts of the local community

OUT with the old and in with the new. History was made a few weeks ago as the two new Woolwich Ferries began operations ferrying passengers and vehicles back and forth across Old Father Thames. […]

Fascinating new book turns the spotlight on West Ham Fire Brigade

Local history enthusiast, Peter Williams, has written a beautifully illustrated book on West Ham and its fire service. This book looks at the development of West Ham as part of the wider East London area, and how […]

Sleighed by your kindness – remarkable campaign reaches its target for the 41st year in a row

EVERY 12 months for the last 41 years a campaign in the community in Newham has spread much needed joy to children who need it most. And I am happy to report on this lovely […]

Dec, 24

Launch of a vital appeal to ensure no child goes without this Christmas

It’s that time of year when those in the community in Newham and surrounding areas have a chance to prove how much they do care for those less fortunate than themselves. The Community Links and […]

Nov, 13

Revealed: Touching World War One Armistice story from Silvertown 100 years ago

As the one hundredth anniversary of the end of the First World War draws near, it is my pleasure to reveal a touching story from a century ago – and also paint a vivid picture […]

Nov, 07

Children’s charity shocked as fire vandals attack Canning Town base

A Newham charity which spends its life caring for disadvantaged, vulnerable and disabled young people was hit by an arson attack last night. The Ambition, Aspire, Achieve (AAA) base was attacked after the padlocks were […]

Nov, 04

Newham Heritage Week 2018: Full details

THE full details have been revealed of the special Newham Heritage week which kicks off very soon. The key themes this year are Women’s Suffrage and the representation of the peoples act plus the Armistice  […]

Oct, 30

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