Colin Grainger

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The “New’am’ Recorder” has always been a family newspaper. Despite staff changes over 40 years, that family feeling always remained. We challenged those in power, fought against injustice and won awards for our work. But […]

Feb, 06

London 2012 – Olympics & Paralympics

The greatest shows on earth. We’ve faced the final curtain and the Greatest Shows on Earth are over. And now is the time for Newham to face its future. The Paralympics closing ceremony was spectacular. […]

Feb, 06

New child bereavement project in Newham

Richard House supports the launch of a new child bereavement project in Newham Richard House are a fantastic children’s hospice in Beckton, who have helped countless children over the year. They have recently launched a […]

Feb, 06

Read all about it

The following interview with me appeared in issue 263 of “The Newham Mag”, Newham Council’s fortnightly magazine about the Borough.   Read all about it Colin Grainger joined the Newham Recorder as a trainee reporter […]

Jan, 23

The heartbeat of Newham

I worked at the Newham Recorder from August 1972 to December 2012, more than 40 years. I began as a long-haired trainee reporter and worked my way up through the newsroom to become the newspaper’s Editor. An east […]

Jan, 23

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