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The procedure which made West Ham the first choice to move into the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games was not compromised, an independent investigation has ruled.

Hunt for boy widens

Police searching for nine-year- old Daniel Handley, who has been missing from his home in Beckton, east London, for more than a week, were visiting car boot sales and supermarkets to try to jog the memory of shoppers who may have seen him.

Garden to be dug up in hunt for boy

Police searching for a missing nine-year-old boy are to dig up the garden of the family home in Beckton, east London. Hopes are fading of finding Daniel Handley alive after his disappearance last Sunday.

Fears for boy grow as hunt by 100 police draws blank

FEARS were growing last night for the safety of a nine- year-old boy missing from his home since Sunday.

Tuberculosis takes its toll: 410 people in Tower Hamlets, Newham and Hackney are suffering fron TB. An estimated 4,000 EastEnders are 'carriers'. Esther Oxford reports

In the kitchen of a council flat on the Isle of Dogs lies a boy swathed in rags: dirty, smelly, thin, sick.

Law Report: Council has duty to house 'homeless' unborn child: Regina v Newham London Borough Council, Ex parte Dada Queen's Bench Division (Sir Louis Blom-Cooper QC) 15 July 1994

An unborn child is a 'person who might reasonably be expected to reside' with a homeless person.

New tests at 'poison' nursery

A second investigation is being launched into a nursery at the centre of a contamination scare which allegedly left staff with blisters, blue mouths and severe stomach pains.

Death driver's sentence 'lenient'

A MOTORIST jailed for 28 days after knocking down and killing a young girl who had recently overcome leukaemia was dealt with too leniently, Sir Nicholas Lyell QC, the Attorney General said yesterday. He has applied to the Court of Appeal for leave to have Colin Vano's sentence reconsidered.

Race motive suspected in murder of white boy: Friends find teenager stabbed in street

DETECTIVES hunting the gang of Asians who murdered a 15-year-old white boy believe a racial motive could lie behind the killing. There have been a number of similar attacks in the area recently.

Inquiry into day centre stabbing: An inquiry has been launched into the death of a man at a mental health day centre in Stratford.

Brian Bennett, 57, was repeatedly stabbed in the body and head last week.

Obsessions: Pool of talent: Waterhouse Studios in London's East End offer professional facilities at cheap rates. Dolly Dhingra put on her cans

Water seems to be a running theme when it comes to recording studios in East London. Once there were the popular Steam Rooms in Poplar and now there's the recently re-opened Waterhouse Studios - to be found underneath a swimming pool. While Newham residents get their kit off to go swimming, they usually do it to the distant sounds of some young hopeful letting off steam on a drum kit somewhere below.

Fake dollars 2m seized

FORGED currency with a face value of dollars 2m (pounds 1.3m) was recovered during a police raid on a house in Plaistow, east London. The seizure follows the discovery in April of a counterfeiting operation in Islington, north London. A man aged 61 is to appear at Bow Street magistrates' court today.

Stie unseen: A cast-iron urinal in Beckton

Every day thousands of Londoners should bless the name of George Jennings. Few history books will let you into the secret, but Jennings was the Victorian entrepreneur who built London's first public conveniences.

Poet of the other Stratford: Blake Morrison reports on how a deprived East End suburb is rediscovering its most famous son

THIS WEEK, Stratford's most famous poet will at last have his plaque. No, not that Stratford, nor that poet, but Gerard Manley Hopkins, whose connections with the East End of London - or semi-rural Essex as it was when he was born in Stratford 150 years ago - are little known or celebrated.

Poet to be remembered

Author and poet Seamus Heaney is to be guest of honour at Newham council's ceremony to commemorate local poet Gerald Manley Hopkins, who was born in Stratford 150 years ago.

Kent site expected to get nod for tunnel link station

JOHN MacGREGOR, the Transport Secretary, is expected to confirm Blue Circle's Ebbsfleet site in Kent as a definite intermediate station on the Channel tunnel fast rail link during parliamentary questions this afternoon.
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A safari in modern Britain: Rose Rouse reveals how her four-year tour of Harlesden taught her as much about the UK as it did about NW10

Rose Rouse's safari in modern Britain

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Manchester City will rise again but they need to change their attitude

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History catches up with Erich Honecker - the East German leader who praised the Iron Curtain and claimed it prevented a Third World War
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