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Over 50s treated to dinner, carols and entertainment at Christmas party thanks to supermarket’s donation 

14 Dec 17

A community association hosted a Christmas party for over 50s at the Ex-servicemen’s Club in Harvey Road, Leytonstone this week.


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More than 100 pupils take part in school’s Dick Whittington panto 

14 Dec 17

More than100 pupils helped put together a production of Dick Whittington for their school’s annual Christmas pantomime last weekend.


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College opens £4m STEM centre to ‘help create workforce of the future’ 

14 Dec 17

Students and staff welcomed a Deputy Mayor of London to their college this week to cut the ribbon of a multi-million pound centre for science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).


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Shopkeepers and police unite in anti-shoplifting crackdown 

14 Dec 17

POLICE are working with worried traders to crack down on shoplifting.


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Number of domestic abuse victims in Redbridge and Waltham Forest eclipses 12,000 

14 Dec 17

MORE THAN 6,000 victims suffered a form of domestic abuse over the past year.


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Redbridge among 20 worst London boroughs for homelessness 

14 Dec 17

MORE THAN 6,000 people in Redbridge are homeless, according to the latest stats.


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‘It’s a tragedy’ – volunteer blasts health bosses for closing dementia nursing home 

14 Dec 17

HEALTH bosses showed “a lack of dignity, respect and compassion” by closing a dementia nursing home.


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Campaigners vow to fight on as Labour councillors approve tower blocks for town square 

14 Dec 17

Upset and dismayed campaigners have vowed to fight on after Labour councillors approved plans for tower blocks in a town square.


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It’s the most wonderful time for a beer 

14 Dec 17

Camden Town Brewery is decking the halls and opening the doors of its Enfield brewery on Saturday 16th Dec to offer Londonders the ultimate festive day out.


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‘We need to portray Britain as a caring country’ – different religious groups combine to help Syrian refugees 

13 Dec 17

A GROUP made up of churches and mosques is praying for donations so a Syrian refugee family can begin a new life in the borough.


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Students project artwork celebrating diversity onto outside of school to reach passersby 

13 Dec 17

Students had their artwork projected onto the outside walls of their school in an effort to reach passersby with their message.


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Rare bat sighted for the first time since the late 1950s 

13 Dec 17

A RARE species of bat has been found for the first time in more than half a century.


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Young woman who grew up in foster care praised for obtaining first class business degree 

13 Dec 17

A young woman who spent her entire childhood in foster care and went on to obtain a first class degree says “anything is possible if you set your mind to it”.


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Man released under investigation after being arrested on suspicion of theft 

13 Dec 17

A MAN has been released under investigation after being arrested on suspicion of shoplifting.


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Coach helping introverted women reach their goals named as one of LindedIn’s Top Voices UK 

13 Dec 17

A woman who set up an agency to help introverted women excel in the workplace has been named as one of LinkedIn’s Top Voices in the UK.


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Fire brigade issue warning after portable lamp causes blaze at house 

13 Dec 17

Firefighters have issued a safety warning after a portable lamp ignited bedding and caused a blaze at a terraced house.


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Thousands enjoy annual Epping Christmas Tree Festival 

12 Dec 17

Thousands of people enjoyed an Epping festive tradition during the town’s annual Christmas tree festival.


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Community donates hundreds of Christmas presents to needy children in ‘amazing’ church appeal 

12 Dec 17

A church has hailed the “amazing” generosity of community members after hundreds of gifts were donated to its appeal to help needy children at Christmas.


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Ambulance crews see busiest day of recent years during ‘extreme’ snowy weather 

12 Dec 17

Off duty ambulance crews were drafted in as paramedics experienced one of their busiest days of recent years during this week’s snowfall.


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Victory for neighbours who campaigned for ‘dangerous’ junction to be widened 

12 Dec 17

Neighbours who campaigned to have a “dangerous” junction altered have welcomed the council’s decision to widen it after the issue was raised in the Guardian.


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Charity dedicated to helping disabled children benefits from golf day organised by former footballer 

12 Dec 17

A CHARITY striving to give disabled children a merry Christmas gained a helping hand from an ex-footballer.


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Save our spines: Patients hit out at hospital for closing hydro pool to make way for Europe’s largest maternity unit 

12 Dec 17

People suffering from a debilitating and painful condition have hit out at an NHS trust for closing a hydrotherapy pool to make way for Europe’s largest maternity unit.


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Hi-vis vests donated to pupils to keep them safe on school trips 

12 Dec 17

Primary school pupils have been handed high visibility jackets to keep them safe on safe on outings.


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Firefighters rush to tackle police station blaze 

12 Dec 17

FORTY people were forced to evacuate a police station after a fire broke out.


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‘She was completely dedicated’ – family pay respects at memorial stone for late hospital trust staff member 

12 Dec 17

DECEASED hospital trust staff have been honoured with memorial stones.


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Fantastically creepy Christmas ghost story collection from authors including Neil Gaiman and M.R. James 

12 Dec 17

Who knows what haunts the night at this dark time of the year? This collection of seasonal chillers looks beneath Christmas cheer to a world of ghosts and horrors, mixing terrifying modern fiction with classic stories by masters of the macabre.


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Dozens attend event to find out about work of magistrates 

12 Dec 17

Dozens of people turned up to an event to find out about the work of magistrates in Waltham Forest.


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Police warn public not to approach ‘extremely ill’ man who disappeared from hospital 

12 Dec 17

Police are searching for an “extremely ill” man who disappeared from Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone at noon on Monday (December 11).


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Failed UKIP candidate who fled to Pakistan after racially abusing Tesco worker jailed in absence 

11 Dec 17

A failed UKIP candidate who fled to Pakistan after she was convicted of calling a Tesco worker a “f***ing foreigner” has been jailed in absence.


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Drivers were racing at twice speed limit when pensioner was hit and killed, court hears 

11 Dec 17

A BMW driver was racing another motorist at almost double the speed limit when he knocked down and killed an elderly man, a court has heard.


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Hundreds attend Christmas street fare to help raise charity cash 

11 Dec 17

Buckhurst Hill continued the countdown to Christmas with a charity street fair.


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Thousands of pensioners treated to free Christmas lunch 

11 Dec 17

Thousands of pensioners were given an early Christmas present when they were treated to free lunches with entertainment at a series of events.


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Recognise anything? Police want to find the owner of this stolen property 

11 Dec 17

Police are trying to trace the owner of property thought to have been stolen.


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Lorry bursts into flames on motorway 

11 Dec 17

Firefighters tackled a blaze in a lorry, which had caught fire on the carriageway of a busy motorway.


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This talented schoolgirl will have her Christmas card delivered to politicians worldwide after winning competition 

11 Dec 17

An artistic schoolgirl who beat hundreds of entrants to be crowned joint winner of a Christmas card competition will see her work of art sent to politicians around the world including Theresa May and Donald Trump.


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Children to receive carol singing advice from professional coach in the United States 

11 Dec 17

MORE than 1,200 children will receive carol singing advice from a professional coach in the United States.


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Leading African musicians to perform at festival aimed at boosting ties with UK’s emerging talents 

11 Dec 17

A group of African musicians and artists will travel thousands of miles to east London to boost ties with the UK’s up and coming talents.


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Choirs debut classical composition written for their school by award-winning composer 

11 Dec 17

CHOIRS debuted a piece of music written especially for their school by an award-winning composer.


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Meet reindeers and have your photo taken with Father Christmas at cosy grotto 

11 Dec 17

YOU can have your photo taken with Santa and see his reindeers at a cosy grotto.


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People with coughs and colds over Christmas period urged to seek treatment at pharmacy as GPs prepare for busy season 

11 Dec 17

People suffering from coughs and colds over Christmas and the New Year are encouraged to see their pharmacist as GPs and hospitals prepare for one of their busiest seasons.


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Communities face rubbish collection delays due to bank holidays 

11 Dec 17

RUBBISH collection dates face disruption at the end of this year and start of next due to bank holidays.


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Snow is falling thick and fast – and it’s bad news for our roads and trains 

10 Dec 17

Snow is coming down thick and fast Trains, buses and roads are badly hit Send your photos to aslater@london.


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Grab a Grand: Missed a week? Get your bonus token here 

9 Dec 17

If you’ve been collecting the Guardian Grab a Grand tokens but have missed a week, now is your chance to catch up.


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Boxing clubs giving youths ‘safe haven away from gangs’ given £30,000 grant form Children In Need 

8 Dec 17

A boxing club founded to offer children and teenagers a “safe haven away from gangs” has been given a grant of £30,000 from BBC Children In Need.


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Former pupils return to school to celebrate exam results 

8 Dec 17

Former students from Epping St John’s School returned for a special ceremony to celebrate their achievements.


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Opening date of new Superdrug branch confirmed 

8 Dec 17

THE OPENING date for a new branch of Superdrug has been confirmed.


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Nominate your selfless borough heroes for Mayor’s Community Awards 2018 

8 Dec 17

THE TIME has come to nominate borough heroes who have given up their time to help their community.


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Concern grows for welfare of teen missing for more than a month 

8 Dec 17

FEARS are mounting over the well-being of a teenager who has been missing for more than a month.


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School celebrates raising thousands at ‘most successful’ Christmas fete 

8 Dec 17

Pupils raised a record amount for their school by enjoying activities at a Christmas fete.


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Scammers ‘will face full force of the law’ if caught using three cup con 

8 Dec 17

SCAMMERS have been targeting shoppers using “an ancient trick” called the three cup scam.







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