Colin Grainger


Marvellous memories maintaining Royal Docks history – as future looks bright

A new online history archive recalling tales of Newham’s history and the characters and events that shaped the Royal Docks of London’s East End has been launched. London’s Royal Docks have lovingly collected and collated […]

Nov, 02

Get into festive spirit – and raise money for new charity for young

Individuals and businesses are being given the chance to buy ethically sourced fresh Christmas trees and help raise money for a new charity supporting children and young people. Community Christmas Trees is a dedicated community […]

Oct, 20

Turning the focus onto healthy eyes

Newham residents will be able to find out information about eye care and deal with any vision problems at a range of special events planned by Newham Council as part of National Eye Health Week. It […]

Sep, 16

Revealed: The whereabouts of the Iron Lung…who took the pissoir?

New York, London, Paris … people in Newham have wanted to know for nearly 25 years what happened to one of their local landmarks – a listed cast iron ornate gents’ urinal. It was said to […]

Jul, 22

Carers urged to come forward to get vital support

Newham’s estimated 25,000 carers are being urged to come forward as part of national Carers Week to ensure they are getting the support they are entitled to. To coincide with Carers Week, between June 8 […]

Jun, 01

No blip as Toy Appeal quiz champions show their class

The latest fund-raising event for the Community Links and Newham Recorder Christmas Toy Appeal was a resounding success last night. The event, at Links’ headquarters in Barking Road, Canning Town, saw 16 teams battle it […]

Dec, 05

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


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