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Newham

(nyo͞o`əm, no͞o`–), outer borough (1991 pop. 200,200) of Greater London, SE England, on the Thames River. Newham is residential in the northeast. The Royal Docks, which are no longer used commercially, are in the south; the London City Airport is there. Few buildings in Newham are more than a century old, because the area's growth stemmed largely from London's 19th-century industrial expansion. The southwest especially suffered from slum conditions. Much of the borough was destroyed by bombs during World War II, but was rebuilt in the 1960s. The borough was created in 1965 primarily from the former Essex boroughs of West Ham and East Ham. Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, constructed for the 2012 Summer Olympics, is largely located in Newham. Although defined as an outer borough under the London Government Act of 1963, Newham is treated as an inner borough for statistical and planning purposes.

Newham

a borough of E Greater London, on the River Thames: established in 1965. Pop.: 250 600 (2003 est.). Area: 36 sq. km (14 sq. miles)
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Two fire crews, one from Coulby Newham Fire Station, one from Stockton Fire Station, were sent to the house where a toaster had caught fire.
Mr Bowden said: "Coulby Newham has been under-invested for a number of years.
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Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales said the council's housing waiting list had risen to 32,000, forcing it to seek homes 160 miles away.
There has been an anonymous complaint to the European Commission, claiming that the pounds 40million being provided by Newham to West Ham represented "state aid".
Not only does the borough of Newham contain the site of the Olympic Park, home to the stadium, aquatics centre and velodrome, but it is the focus of a pounds 22 billion, 25-year redevelopment plan which will see transport links vastly improved, 35,000 new houses built and the creation of 110,000 new jobs - coincidentally the exact number lost when the docks closed in the late 1970s.
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