Colin Grainger

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Stamp of approval – star joins classmates at reunion

Ex-pupils of the former Plaistow Grammar School staged their reunion to mark the school’s 90th anniversary on Saturday – and it included a surprise visit from Newham’s own superstar actor Terence Stamp. Terence, 77, a veteran of more […]

Jun, 02

Another gem from the talented Kimberley Chambers

It’s unusual  to review a book after it has made the author top of the book charts for the second time in her career. But for reasons I need not go into, that’s what happened […]

Mar, 11

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

Newham tops London table for primary school offers

Figures just released  show that Newham Council have topped the table of all 33 London boroughs for having the highest percentage of first place offers for primary school pupils. Newham Council received 4,696 applications by […]

Apr, 17

Joan Littlewood sculpture plans approved by Newham Council

Newham councillors have granted planning permission for a bronze sculpture to be erected in Stratford to honour the legendary theatre director Joan Littlewood.​ The council’s The Strategic Development Committee have agreed that the sculpture on […]

Dec, 17

War on rogue landlords paying off in Newham

Newham Council’s war on rogue landlords is paying off, according to figures released this week. A report by the authority reveal a staggering one in five unlicensed properties in the borough have been found to harbour […]

Aug, 31

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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