Colin Grainger

Olympics & Paralympics

Sir Chris starts the Newham Anniversary Run

  Britain’s most successful Olympian, Sir Chris Hoy, has been revealed as the official starter for The National Lottery Newham London Anniversary Run, which is back this year with a new course. The mass participation […]

Jul, 04

Thank you for the gift of true community spirit – and the joy you gave

THE start of a new year brings new hope, but a tradition that ended the old year vividly illustrates that the precious commodity of community spirit is alive and well. The Community Links and Newham […]

Jan, 07

Simply the best Christmas present – and a real Olympic legacy

For virtually all my working life I have penned a plea to the community in East London to help with a very special appeal to spread come  much needed joy to under-privileged children. And I […]

Dec, 23

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

Strictly magic…Olympic dancing memories are given to schools

  COSTUMES worn by dancers who performed alongside Rihanna, Coldplay and Annie Lennox during the Olympic and Paralympic Ceremonies have been rescued by Newham Council and made available to the borough’s schools.​ Newham’s schools and […]

Sep, 16

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


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