Colin Grainger

Editor, journalist and family man

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 […]

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 […]

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

Bowlers strike out for the third time for charity Ambition, Aspire, Achieve

Tenpin bowlers rolled plenty of strikes and spares to support a special Newham charity at Rollerbowl at the City Pavilion in Collier Row, Romford, on Sunday night. Members of the Sunday Trios League and their […]

Sep, 24

Former grammar school pupils score with Hammers’ legend and Beatles’ hits

MORE than 50 former pupils and teachers from a variety of years at the former Plaistow Grammar School came together for a remarkable reunion on Saturday. And this year they were joined by West Ham […]

Sep, 03

St Mary Magdalene – the sparkling diamond in East Ham’s manor

Calling St Mary Magdalene Church the jewel in Newham’s crown is a massive understatement. It is the sparkling diamond in our manor. It’s hard to think of anything that predates it that is in such […]

Aug, 29

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