Colin Grainger

Poppies at the Tower … and feeling good to be British

It was an honour and a privilege to be part of the de-installation of the ceramic poppies at the Tower of London today. Six weeks ago, it was also great to be part of the […]

Nov, 24

Take the plunge for charity Christmas Toy Appeal

  That was tough…I must be getting older! I dived in (well climbed actually) and took part in my 38th sponsored swim for the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy appeal. I took the […]

Nov, 23

Newham marks 70th anniversary of liberation of Auschwitz

Newham Council will be marking the 70th anniversary of the liberation of the Auschwitz-Birkenau concentration camp on January 27 next year…and want help from local people. A Holocaust Memorial Day Event event will take place […]

Nov, 18

Drop off new toys to help the Christmas Toy Appeal

  The Community Links Christmas Toy Appeal is now up and running. But we need to get as many gifts as possible as quickly as we can. You can drop off toys to a number […]

Nov, 16

Armistice Day: Moving ceremony unites the community

Generations came together for a moving event it was an honour to be part of at the Central Park Cenotaph, East Ham, this morning. It marked the 96th Anniversary of the Armistice and also 100 […]

Nov, 11

Deborah’s talented young to sparkle for Christmas Toy Campaign

Talented young people are helping to raise money for the Christmas Toy Appeal that is at the heart of life in Newham. Deborah Day Theatre School Trust’s Christmas Delight is taking place at the Brampton […]

Nov, 05


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