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.
01 November 2011
Teachers at Langdon School in Newham, east London, were set to strike on Wednesday and Thursday of this week.
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.
04 October 2011
19 July 2011
More than 70 NUT union members struck at Langdon School in Newham on Thursday of last week.
12 July 2011
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".
12 October 2010
Activists are collecting names on a petition demanding an end to the victimisation of leading Newham Unison union activist Elane Heffernan.
21 September 2010
A campaign has been launched demanding an end to the victimisation of leading Newham Unison union activist Elane Heffernan.
23 June 2009
Twenty local young people attended a workshop on fighting the fascist British National Party (BNP) in Newham, east London, on Tuesday of last week.
23 June 2009
Anti-academies campaigners in Newham, east London, have won a major victory after the local council confirmed that a planned academy, to be sponsored by Ark, will not be going ahead.
28 April 2009
United action by teachers and cleaners at Lister school in Newham, east London, has won the reinstatement of Lorraine Mngadi, an activist in the Unison union.
31 March 2009
The government claims that the G20 summit will cost about £20 million
The police operation will cost £7.2 million
Labour claims it is a good investment for London
Newham is the sixth most deprived local authority in England
Some 69 percent of children in Newham are in low income families
Some 8,737 people in the borough are on unemployment benefits, with 739 new claims in February
24 March 2009
NUT and NASUWT teachers’ union members took joint strike action at the Royal Docks school in Newham, east London, on Thursday of last week.
17 February 2009
The right wing press has a new battle cry over the Olympics building site in east London – "East End jobs for East End workers". Labour-run Newham council wants a showdown with Olympic officials over how many of the borough’s residents are employed on the site.
15 December 2008
A strike by around 50 teachers at the Royal Docks School in Newham, east London, closed down the school on Wednesday of last week. The teachers, members of the NUT union, were striking over plans to shut the school and reopen it as an academy.
09 December 2008
Teachers in the NUT union at the Royal Docks school in Newham, east London, are set to strike on Wednesday of this week against proposals to transform the school into an academy.
20 May 2008
There is another, less famous May 1968 anniversary this month – the partial collapse of the Ronan Point tower block in Newham, east London. Twenty two storeys high, this block was based on a Danish system that was only designed to go up to six storeys.
01 April 2008
Neil Stockwell has worked as a fruit and veg trader at Queens Market in Newham for 30 years – and he is furious at Sir Robin Wales, the borough’s New Labour mayor.
12 February 2008
In which area set to host the Olympics are trade union rights denied? Certainly they are in China, but it’s also true in Labour-run Newham in east London – one of the key areas for the 2012 games.
17 December 2007
Council workers in Newham, east London, struck on Thursday of last week in defence of their sacked Unison union branch chair Michael Gavan.