Colin Grainger

Regeneration

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

Olympicoplois: Plans revealed for higher education and cultural hub

Newham Mayor Sir Robin Wales has welcomed proposals that could see the Victoria & Albert Museum and University College London create new institutions in Newham on Stratford’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.​ The proposed multi-million pound […]

Dec, 04

Chemical factory that eventually became the Thames Barrier park

Close up on a picture from my past…a shot I took with an old Polaroid camera 43 years ago in Silvertown of PR Chemicals, also known as Printar, and the Tarmac Factory next door. It was […]

Aug, 11

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

Diamonds, designer goods, dentures and dosh: All left behind at London City Airport, Silvertown!

Where can you find £50,000 in cash, a bag of diamonds, a Rolex watch, the key to a Porsche, and a book of signed blank cheques?  Aside from Simon Cowell’s house… these are all items […]

May, 28

Building a lasting Olympics legacy: Newham’s progress

Achieving the Olympics legacy remains a challenge for current and future generations. In the latest in a series of  special features examining the situation from a number of perspectives, we look at some of the positives […]

May, 09

Support from the Private Sector…and harnessing spirit of the Olympic Games

It is now more than seven months since the closing ceremony of the Paralympic Games in Stratford when the eyes and ears of the world were upon us. For a special period in all our lives […]

May, 07

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