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Parents, children and teachers united against academies

05 December 2017
The first strike day against academisation at Avenue School in Newham, east London, took place on Wednesday of last week. Also: Reports from Charlton Park Academy in Greenwich, the Village School in Brent and Westways Primary School in Sheffield

Blood Money—the real cost of the Tories’ murderous arms deals

05 September 2017
Arms dealers, top ministers and government officials from across the world descend on east London for the DSEI arms fair next week

The only way is Essex? White flight myths and the East End

24 May 2016
A BBC documentary this Tuesday says that “Cockney culture” in London’s East End is dying out—and that Muslims and migrants are to blame. East End resident Tomáš Tengely-Evans sorts the fact from the fiction

New challenge to Newham council over Prevent strategy

08 December 2015
Anti-racists in Newham, east London, have released a statement opposing growing Islamophobia in the borough and beyond.

Campaigners in Newham warm up to tackle the Boleyn rip-off

04 August 2015
Saturday housing campaigners took to the streets to demand social housing in Newham borough, east London which has some 24,000 on its council waiting list.

This is social cleansing, say residents forced to move

01 May 2012
The Lund Point tower in Newham, east London, overlooks the new Olympic village. Warren has lived in the block for 15 years.

London council accused of ‘cleansing’ the poor

24 April 2012
Up to 500 families on housing benefit in east London could find themselves relocated to Stoke-on-Trent if Newham Council has its way.

Newham council attacks leisure services

03 January 2012
Newham Council has now partially closed the Atherton Leisure Centre in Stratford, east London, as a prelude to shutting it entirely.

Strikers at Langdon win key concessions

13 December 2011
NUT union members at Langdon School in Newham, east London, have voted to suspend further strikes and return to work on Wednesday of this week.

Newham teachers’ strike escalates and spreads

06 December 2011
Teachers in Newham, east London, have called for borough-wide strikes to support strikers at Langdon School.

Langdon School in Newham set for strikes

22 November 2011
Nut union members at Langdon School in Newham, east London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week.

Newham school strike suspended for talks

15 November 2011
Action has been suspended at Langdon School in Newham, pending talks with conciliation service Acas.


08 November 2011
Free school vultures swoop on east London I go to a school in Newham, east London. The other day a group of about 30 of us who they called "gifted and talented" were asked to go into a room after assembly.

Walkout shuts down Langdon school

08 November 2011
A magnificent strike by NUT union members closed Langdon School in Newham, east London, for two days last week.

Atheron Leisure centre fightback

08 November 2011
Newham Council, the host borough for the Olympic games, plan to celebrate the event by closing the closest leisure centre to the £9.3 billion Olympic park.

Langdon School teachers have ‘no alternative but to strike’

01 November 2011
Teachers at Langdon School in Newham, east London, were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.

Residents fight on to save the Atherton Leisure Centre

18 October 2011
Around 100 local residents protested outside the Atherton Leisure Centre in east London on Saturday of last week against Newham council’s plans to close it.

Protesting at the closure of Newham's Atherton leisure centre

04 October 2011

Langdon school: 'An inspiration to us all'

19 July 2011
More than 70 NUT union members struck at Langdon School in Newham on Thursday of last week.

Schools round-up

12 July 2011
Langdon School NUT teachers’ union members at Langdon School in Newham, east London, were set to strike on Thursday of this week over workload and "oppressive management".

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