Colin Grainger

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Former pupils meet up to mark school’s 90th anniversary

Ex-pupils of a former Newham Grammar School are organising a reunion next month…to mark the school’s 90th anniversary. Plaistow Grammar School in Prince Regent Lane closed in 1972. It is now the home of NewVic […]

Apr, 23

London City Airport development plans are approved

NEWHAM Council’s Strategic Development Committee granted planning permission for the development of London City Airport as well as a 260-bedroom hotel. Councillors voted to grant permission for the development at the meeting at the Old […]

Feb, 07

Rejuvenation of Newham will continue as we face our future

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 […]

May, 06

Pictures from our past – Newham’s Royal Docks

Here’s a picture I have treasured since my childhood – and hangs proudly on the wall of my home. It’s Newham’s Royal Docks, seen in its former glories in the early 70s. The packed docks […]

Apr, 04

New child bereavement project in Newham

Richard House supports the launch of a new child bereavement project in Newham Richard House are a fantastic children’s hospice in Beckton, who have helped countless children over the year. They have recently launched a […]

Feb, 06

Read all about it

The following interview with me appeared in issue 263 of “The Newham Mag”, Newham Council’s fortnightly magazine about the Borough.   Read all about it Colin Grainger joined the Newham Recorder as a trainee reporter […]

Jan, 23

The heartbeat of Newham

I worked at the Newham Recorder from August 1972 to December 2012, more than 40 years. I began as a long-haired trainee reporter and worked my way up through the newsroom to become the newspaper’s Editor. An east […]

Jan, 23


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