Colin Grainger

Canning Town

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

Project is a ground force for spirit of human kindness

In the last two weeks, the nastier side of life has surfaced in this country and it is not something I personally recognise as the true picture of the nation I am proud to live in. […]

Jul, 06

Firms and workers fantastic support for Christmas appeal

FIRMS and workers involved in the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are giving fantastic support to the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy Appeal. Under the umbrella of the London Legacy Development […]

Dec, 09

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