Colin Grainger


Real East End life: Launch of vital Friends of Community Links group

  It was an honour to be part of the launch of Friends of Community Links group last night at the headquarters of the group in Barking Road, Canning Town. Celebrities Ricky Grover and Perry […]

Sep, 18

Clampdown on waste in front gardens of Newham homes a success

Almost 1,500 clearance notices have been issued by Newham Council enforcement officers in the past six months to tackle the scourge of front garden waste in the borough. In each case, the residents were given […]

Oct, 09

Olympic legend Terry Spinks is honoured by his home town

    The gold medal winning boxing legend Terry Spinks has been given a permanent memorial in Newham to inspire future generations.​ The man whose image was used to motivate Team GB’s best-ever group of […]

Aug, 06

Real Olympics Legacy ignored in Government’s rush to claim credit says Sir Robin Wales

The real legacy from the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been ignored by ministers in their rush to claim credit for their achievements. That is the response from Mayor of Newham and former member […]

Jul, 21

Timeless tribute to tragic Shahara Islam – innocent victim of 7/7

It is a small plaque given the significance of the event that still shapes many of our lives. But on a trip to Tavistock Square recently it was strategically placed enough to catch my eye…and […]

Jul, 07
Mauretania…a different view of a piece of history in Newham’s docks.

Mauretania…a different view of a piece of history in Newham’s docks.

A different view of the magical moment from Newham’s history…as the famous Mauretania becomes the biggest ship in history to enter the Royal Docks in North Woolwich in 1939. In the same way that London […]

Jun, 08

Olympic Legacy: Time to payback the goodwill and support

    We need to get on with the job of transforming the lives of local people if the Olympic Legacy is to be achieved. Now is time to pay that back the support and […]

Jun, 07


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