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Page 12 – Honouring boy hero

Page 14 – Bye bye Boleyn

Page 24 – Mayor’s Promises update
The Newham Mag Issue 341 // 20 May-2 June 2016 Every fortnight

Freedom of the borough – Honour for Hammer (p10)

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Page 3 – Contents

In this edition we bring you up to date with the promises I made about protecting frontline services and the progress we have made (p17).

We also focus on those who have made a vital contribution to the life of the borough past and present. There are those who have been awarded the freedom of the borough (p8) and there are those who have made the ultimate sacrifice like 16-year-old Jack Cornwell who died from injuries he received in the Battle of Jutland in the First World War (p12).

You can also read about the thoughts of Mark Noble, one of West Ham United’s most popular players, as he talks about his humble beginnings (p10) and we take a backward glance through pictures of Hammers’ fans during the final season at the Boleyn Ground (p14).

With summer on the way we discover how the Mayor’s Newham Show will be bringing a beach and the sand to East Ham (p26) and for lovers of rock we have details of a ticket offer to see AC/DC (p25).

And for those who are concerned about health there is advice on how to cope with diabetes (p29).

Sir Robin Wales Mayor, Mayor of Newham

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04 NEWS – news round up from across the borough

06 MAYOR’S VIEW – news from Sir Robin Wales

30 OUR NEWHAM– community news

32 KIDS CORNER – pictures and puzzles for our younger readers

34 WHAT’S ON – five pages of activities and events, most of them free


08 FREEDOM OF THE BOROUGH – honouring Newham’s own

10 HAMMERS HERO – rise of the local boy

12 COMMEMORATING JACK – marking hero’s sacrifice 100 years on

14 FANS THROUGH THE LENS – pictorial look at Hammers fans

16 KIDS’ TALK- making speeches

17 MAYOR’S PROMISES- delivering commitments to you

25 TICKETS FOR ROCKERS – AC/DC ticket offer

26 SUN, SAND AND THE BARD – summer fun returns

29 HEALTH CHECK – advice for diabetics

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Pages 4-5 News


Newham Bookshop writing competition

Children could win cash prizes for themselves and their school in a competition called “Why I love living in Newham” being run by the Newham Bookshop.

The Barking Road, Plaistow bookshop, launched the competition in the memory of Liz Osborne, who worked at the bookshop for two years. She died a year ago.

It is open to Year 4, 5, and 6 pupils in Newham primary schools. The winner will receive £30, their school £250 while the runner-up will get £20 and their school £150.
Deadline is 17 June. Entries must be no more than 500 words. Email: for more information.

Health workshop for women

Newham Council will be holding a health workshop for women in the borough to find out how they are staying healthy.
It will be held on Tuesday, 24 May at the Trinity Centre, East Avenue, Manor Park. Places are limited and must be booked in advance.
To book: Email: or or call 020 3373 3121 or 020 3373 0897.

Restart your electrical goods

Residents who want to repair their electrical goods can get advice at the Restart in Newham launch event at Stratford Library, in The Grove, on 6 June from 6-9pm.

For more information visit

Be a smart shopper

Shoppers can get useful tips on saving money on their weekly shop with MoneyWorks which is launching its Grocery Club. Visit to find out more.

Right market for redevelopment

Picture caption: Cllr Hudson, left, and Sir Michael Lyons receive trowels

The final phase of a landmark development in the regeneration of Canning Town was marked with a topping out ceremony.

Representatives from Newham Council and developers English Cities fund(ECf), who worked together on the scheme, celebrated the completion of Lumire, the third and final phase of the Rathbone Market project in Barking Road.
On completion, the £160 million development will have created 650 homes, retail spaces, a community facility and two public spaces including a permanent home for Rathbone Market.
Deputy Mayor Councillor Lester Hudson said: “We have always had a vision for the area of better housing, more community facilities and jobs for residents. The Rathbone Market scheme offers all this and preserves a permanent home for the market.”
Councillor Hudson and ECf chairman Sir Michael Lyons were presented with ceremonial trowels by main contractors John Sisk and Son to mark the topping out ceremony.

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