A Police Community Support Officer (PCSO) has been charged with rape, blackmail and misconduct in a public office.
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Friday 04 May 2012
Mick Shaw was a firefighter by profession, but it was in fighting racism and the rise of the far right in British politics that he first made his name.
Wednesday 02 May 2012
Further to Steve Bunce's obituary (28 April), I hadn't seen Terry Spinks for many years and I was pleasantly surprised when, sometime in the late 1990s he came into my pub, The Woodman, at Stanford Rivers, Essex, writes Eddie Johnson. He was having treatment at a hospital nearby and his devoted cousin Rosemary was taking him home for the weekend and they decided to have a drink (non-alcoholic) before continuing the journey to Chadwell Heath.
Monday 30 April 2012
Sam Allardyce believes West Ham have banished the poor home form which cost his side automatic promotion as they head into the play-offs this week.
Sunday 29 April 2012
West Ham United 2 Hull City 1
Friday 27 April 2012
Rupert Murdoch's News International offered £2m to sponsor an academy in east London close to the company's headquarters at Wapping, it emerged yesterday at the Leveson Inquiry.
Wednesday 25 April 2012
Kevin Rawlinson meets Newham locals who say empty homes are being wasted
Tuesday 24 April 2012
A Labour-run council in east London has been accused of ‘social cleansing’ after it revealed plans to move some of its poorest residents as far away as Stoke-on-Trent.
Thursday 19 April 2012
Unions, it is sometimes said, are a broad church, made up of members with a vastly differing array of opinions.
Wednesday 18 April 2012
A Scotland Yard officer accused of racially abusing a suspect will be charged after a prosecution U-turn.
Friday 06 April 2012
West Ham's latest bid to move into the Olympic Stadium is "fundamentally flawed" and should be disqualified, according to the Leyton Orient chairman, Barry Hearn.
Thursday 05 April 2012
A blaze at a goods yard which ran underneath an electricity line caused almost 90,000 properties to be without power this afternoon.
Tuesday 03 April 2012
A crackdown on prostitution in the Olympic boroughs is putting the lives of sex workers at risk, it has been claimed.
Monday 26 March 2012
Taxpayers are facing another hefty bill if West Ham United win the bid to move into the Olympic stadium, as officials hope.
Friday 23 March 2012
A musician has appeared in court charged under the Dangerous Dogs Act after five officers were mauled during a raid.
Friday 23 March 2012
A man who made legal history by appearing in court in a hospital bed was today found guilty of a double murder.
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