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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).
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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: firstname.lastname@example.org 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: Lilas.Ougen@newham.gov.uk or Rosanna.Fforde@newham.gov.uk or call 020 3373 3121 or 020 3373 0897.
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.