Colin Grainger

Simply the best Christmas present – and a real Olympic legacy

For virtually all my working life I have penned a plea to the community in East London to help with a very special appeal to spread come  much needed joy to under-privileged children. And I […]

Dec, 23

Joan Littlewood sculpture plans approved by Newham Council

Newham councillors have granted planning permission for a bronze sculpture to be erected in Stratford to honour the legendary theatre director Joan Littlewood.​ The council’s The Strategic Development Committee have agreed that the sculpture on […]

Dec, 17

Quiz challenge boosts Christmas Toy Appeal

The latest fund-raising event for the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy Appeal was a resounding success last night. The event, at Links’ headquarters in Barking Road, Canning Town, saw 15 teams battle it […]

Dec, 06

Olympicoplois: Plans revealed for higher education and cultural hub

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales has welcomed proposals that could see the Victoria & Albert Museum and University College London create new institutions in Newham on Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.​ The proposed multi-million pound […]

Dec, 04

Family life…Chas & Dave from the cradle to the grave

Chas & Dave will always have a special place in the hearts of the Grainger family – and not just because they wrote the best football song of all time in Ossie’s Dream, Spurs FA Cup […]

Dec, 03


Please use the navigation to move within this section.