MANOR PARK SURGERY: Failing Newham medical centre shuttered by CQC

London – VIJAY SHAH via ALEX SHAW and Newham Recorder A poorly performing doctor’s surgery in the London Borough of Newham’s Manor Park area, east London, was ordered to close down after an inspection by the Care Quality Commission (CQC) ruled it as inadequate, reported local newspaper Newham Recorder. The Manor Park Medical Centre, in Romford Road, was responsible for 1,300 local patients. It’s closure came after it failed three inspection reports in a row, the last one carried out in July 2017, the Newham Recorder stated. The CQC, which ensures standards of medical facilities in the UK, was scathing … Continue reading MANOR PARK SURGERY: Failing Newham medical centre shuttered by CQC

STRATFORD CENTRE: Six people hurt in fight and acid attack near shopping mall

London – VIJAY SHAH via ALIA ROPUN, ALAN MCGUINNESS, IAN FRANCIS and Sky News Six men were reported injured after a ‘noxious substance’ was thrown in a street fight near the Stratford Centre shopping arcade in Stratford, east London yesterday at around 8 pm, Sky News said today. The incident occurred near to a Subway restaurant on the Broadway, close to Stratford’s bus station and the Westfield Stratford City retail complex. Three of the individuals needed hospital treatment after having a chemical thrown on them during the mêlée between two separate groups of males, Sky News reported. A 15-year-old boy … Continue reading STRATFORD CENTRE: Six people hurt in fight and acid attack near shopping mall

TOP DOCS: GP surgery in Forest Gate rated ‘outstanding’

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH and PHOEBE COOKE via Newham Recorder A doctor’s surgery located in the Newham, east London district of Forest Gate has been rated ‘outstanding’ despite having a caseload of 13,000 patients and at a time when the National Health Service (NHS) is under strain from government cutbacks and pressure on services, local newspaper the Newham Recorder reported yesterday. The Woodgrange Medical Practice, located on Woodgrange Road in the north of Forest Gate, was recently rated ‘outstanding’ in an inspection report issued by the Care Quality Commission (CQC), an independent regulator of health and social care services in England. … Continue reading TOP DOCS: GP surgery in Forest Gate rated ‘outstanding’

A MILLION MILES TOGETHER: UK Olympic gold champion at launch of Newham keep fit drive

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via Newham Council British Olympic champion and gold medallist Christine Ohuruogu returned to her home borough of Newham to help the council’s special keep fit drive Million Miles Together Challenge, which officially launches today and is designed to encourage residents to be more active. The challenge encourages people to go out and get involved in activities such as running, sports, jogging, yoga and dance to help Newham collectively achieve a million miles in a hundred days. The former 400 metres World Champion and the borough’s mayor, Sir Robin Wales, came together yesterday (Friday 30th October) to announce … Continue reading A MILLION MILES TOGETHER: UK Olympic gold champion at launch of Newham keep fit drive

PEARLS OF EXCELLENCE: Newham Business Awards this October

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via the Newham Mag While often labelled as one of the poorest areas of London, the east London borough of Newham is also a place where people aim to rise above the difficulties of deprivation, and one way where it is obvious is within the Newham business community. Newham is home to hundreds of small and medium-size businesses, ranging from decorators with white vans through independently owned boutiques and restaurants, through to major national businesses such as Tesco and the Wetherspoons gastropub chain. The borough is home to a long tradition of independent entrepreneurship stretching … Continue reading PEARLS OF EXCELLENCE: Newham Business Awards this October

EDITH MUNRO: Newham pays respects to WWI nurse

  London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via The Newham Mag, KAY ATWAL, IAIN BURNS, Newham Recorder and contributors.   Military veterans and members of the Jewish community paid their respects this month to a Newham, east London nurse who gave her life in active service for the country at a special memorial service this past week, council magazine The Newham Mag reports. The nurse, Edith Hilda Munro, was born in a well-off household in Hackney, the daughter of Scottish engineer John Munro, and local Leah Nathan, and had three brothers and sisters. She first began her illustrious career in the … Continue reading EDITH MUNRO: Newham pays respects to WWI nurse

RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015: Newham’s Fanzone

London, UNITED KINGDOM VIJAY SHAH via the Newham Mag Embed from Getty Images As one of the ‘host cities’ for the Rugby World Cup of 2015, the London borough of Newham has pulled out all the stops to welcome the sport’s fans from across the world to watch and celebrate the dozens of great teams taking part, from Australia to Samoa. As part of the celebrations, the borough has opened a special Fanzone at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. Almost 70,000 sports fans from all over the world visited the Park where they were able to view the matches on big … Continue reading RUGBY WORLD CUP 2015: Newham’s Fanzone

VICARAGE PRIMARY: Newham school says goodbye to beloved headteacher

Pupils, teachers and support staff at a Newham primary school came together recently to bid farewell and lots of future success to their headteacher as she leaves for new opportunities, the council magazine the Newham Mag reported recently.  Yvonne Ward, who has been in the teaching profession for 35 years and was headteacher at Vicarage Primary School in East Ham for a decade, was treated to a ‘fond farewell’ by her school. Her leaving ceremony was attended by none other than the Mayor of Newham, Sir Robin Wales, alongside local councillor Quintin Peppiatt. They and Vicarage Primary School children and … Continue reading VICARAGE PRIMARY: Newham school says goodbye to beloved headteacher

SUBLETTING: Newham tenant jailed for illegally renting out council house

A tenant living in a council-owned property in east London has been sent to jail after he was discovered to have been illegally renting out his home against council rules, the Newham Mag reported this weekend. Mubato Nzabi, aged 48, was caught out by council housing inspectors in the borough of Newham, and was subsequently convicted at Wood Green Crown Court in north London of illegally subletting a three-bedroom council house in Ordnance Road, Canning Town, in the south of the borough. He allegedly lied to the council’s housing department and the Department of Work and Pensions, a national government … Continue reading SUBLETTING: Newham tenant jailed for illegally renting out council house

OPERATION VALOUR: Newham remembers its fallen soldiers

The London Borough of Newham recently paid respect to police officers from the area who died fighting on the Western Front during the First World War, the Newham Mag reports this week. In a sombre ceremony of remembrance, wreaths were laid at a memorial to the fallen officers situated at Forest Gate police station on Romford Road in the north of the borough, in the east of London. Attended by local dignitaries and serving police personnel, the memorial, known as the Operation Valour stone, commemorates the 23 police officers who gave their lives for their country in WWI. The officers … Continue reading OPERATION VALOUR: Newham remembers its fallen soldiers