Colin Grainger

Canning Town

Canning Town one hundred years ago

Nice discovery. Superb picture of Barking Road, Canning Town, one hundred years ago in 1920. It’s almost like a model. A Department of Transport photographer captured this one. Picture: Historic England Archives.   See heritage […]

Oct, 24

Star Ricky and friends aiming to help charity in his own backyard reach new heights

It’s fitting that a comedy night to raise money for a charity that makes a big difference  to the lives of disadvantaged and disabled young people is being staged at the Backyard Comedy Club. For […]

Feb, 08

50 years ago – how Ronan Point tragedy shaped lives of future generations

Fifty years on that sight still lives in the memory. There were no morning TV shows, nothing on the radio. The first we knew that a tower block had collapsed was when we arrived at […]

May, 16

Thief causes heartbreak for charity working with disabled young people

A thief has caused heartbreak for a charity working with disabled youngsters – by making off with a specialist trike from their base in Canning Town. The thief struck earlier this week at the Terence […]

Mar, 08

Launch of a special appeal at the heart of our community

Today sees the launch of a special community appeal that has been part of  life in Newham for the last 40 years. I was proud to be part of the first Community Links and Newham Recorder […]

Nov, 08

Stars come out for charity in a superb night of comedy

The stars came out for a special charity last night in a simply superb comedy night. A packed audience at the Backyard Comedy Club had tears in their eyes all night long as Jo Brand […]

Oct, 23

East London story that changed the course of the war

The Royal Docks and London’s East End suffered mass devastation during the Second World War. From Black Saturday on September 7 1940, the lives of locals changed forever. But the latest in our Forgotten Stories […]

Aug, 23

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