The minor industrial action at the giant Ford motor works in Dagenham didn’t grab the local newspaper headlines at first, just another dispute that I covered in 1968 as a young reporter on the old Romford Times newspaper that summer.

Hundreds of low paid hospital workers in east London begin a seven-day strike in a pay dispute for a 30p-an-hour pay rise claim.

A murder hunt has been launched after a 19-year-old man was gunned down in Ilford late last night.

Schoolkids went head-to-head in a “pitch battle” in the East End to prove who was top dog in this year’s Young Enterprise Fair.

The life of one of Britain’s most famous prime ministers is being celebrated today, exactly 50 years on from his funeral.

Gang members carrying out a string of armed hold-ups and robberies across east London have been jailed at the Old Bailey for a total of 90 years between them.

A woman from Chadwell Heath has appeared in court in connection with the murder of the father of a five-day-old baby in Hertfordshire as police relaunch their appeal to trace the victim’s second cousin.

Nine out of 10 people who live in London want a dedicated TV station for the capital, according to a survey of 40,000 users by

Jack Petchey is the man who has given away £65 million to charity over the past 12 years from his personal fortune.


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