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Blind pensioner says Mini Holland road crossings are putting her life at risk 

24 May 17

A BLIND pensioner says Mini Holland’s ‘Copenhagen crossings’ are putting her life at risk.


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Accountancy firm step up the heat in memory of former colleague 

24 May 17

AN accountancy firm stepped up the heat on a charity fundraising day.


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Police arrest man with knife near Buckingham Palace 

24 May 17

A man has been arrested in possession of a knife near Buckingham Palace.


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Police step up patrols after terror level raised to ‘critical’ 

24 May 17

ARMED troops will be sent to guard “key locations” after the terror threat level was raised to “critical” in the wake of the Manchester attack.


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What happens to life-limited children’s care if they reach their 19th birthday? 

24 May 17

CHILDREN with life-limiting illnesses need to work closer with adult hospices to stop them “falling through the gaps” at 19, experts warn.


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‘Unauthorised’ massage parlour running in councillor’s building 

24 May 17

A massage parlour in a building owned by a councillor has been served an enforcement notice.


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Lucky escape for family after house catches fire 

24 May 17

A FAMILY had a lucky escape after their house caught fire.


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‘They don’t care about us – we’re being vilified’: Pensioner hits out at social care crisis 

24 May 17

A 77-YEAR-OLD grandfather is calling on the Government to stop “destroying” the social care system after a week of controversial campaign promises.


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Motorcyclist injured in dual carriageway crash 

24 May 17

A motorcyclist was seriously injured when his bike crashed with a car on a busy dual carriageway.


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Happy Wednesday- It looks like it’s going to be a scorcher 

24 May 17

It’s Wednesday already and we have been spoiled by good weather so far this week- and that looks like it will continue today.


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Festival celebrates creative projects across east London 

23 May 17

The Ideas Kitchen is returning for a second year to celebrate and support creative projects in the borough of Waltham Forest.


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Want to show off your dance moves at a garden party? 

23 May 17

Whether you’ve danced all your life or are a complete beginner, MovE17 is looking for local residents to perform the dance Rosas danst Rosas, which is referenced in Beyoncé’s Countdown video, at the Walthamstow Garden Party on July 15 2017.


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Crews tackle fire at disused building 

23 May 17

Fire crews were called to a disused building in Straford after a blaze broke out on an upper floor.


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Teenager stabbed in residential street 

23 May 17

A TEENAGER has been stabbed in a residential street this afternoon.


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Mum-of-two writes book inspired by children’s Wanstead Park adventures 

23 May 17

A MUM-OF-TWO has won the chance to publish a book inspired by the woodland adventures of her and her children.


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Police hunt stranger who is offering boys lifts 

23 May 17

A STRANGER in a white van is reportedly trying to offer children lifts.


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Student wins award for ‘excellent’ business work 

23 May 17

A STUDENT has been awarded for his “excellent” work in business.


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Reverend urges people of all faiths to unite in wake of terrorist attack 

23 May 17

A REVEREND is throwing open the doors to his church to invite people inside to mourn the victims of a suspected terrorist attack.


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Finding bone marrow match for little Max ‘would mean the world’ to his parents 

23 May 17

A MOTHER whose baby son is desperate for a bone marrow transplant says saving his life “would mean the world” to her.


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Family flooded with tributes to grandfather who ‘helped thousands’ 

23 May 17

A GREIVING family have been flooded with tributes for their father who’s “hard work and devotion touched the lives of thousands”.


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Council to hold minute silence for Manchester attack victims 

23 May 17

EPPING Forest District Council have given their condolences to families affected by the Manchester attack.


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Tube line now second most frequent in world 

23 May 17

Trains on the Victoria line will now run once every 100 seconds, making the service the second most frequent in the world.


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Neighbours join forces with Town Council to oppose retirement apartments 

23 May 17

NEIGHBOURS have joined forces with their council to fight plans for a “truly huge” building which they say does not have enough parking spaces.


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Shocking story of violence and morality sure to satisfy your true crime cravings 

23 May 17

Over 10 days during the summer of 1895, 13-year-old Robert Coombes and his 12-year-old brother Nattie pawned family valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside.


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Hustings cancelled after ‘horrific’ attacks 

23 May 17

HUSTINGS due to take place in Epping tonight have been cancelled in the wake of the Manchester attacks.


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GP surgery slammed for leaving patients ‘at risk of harm’ 

23 May 17

A GP SURGERY has been slated by health inspectors for leaving patients “at risk of harm”.


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Karate club to teach women only self defence class 

23 May 17

A FREE self defence class for women is to take place.


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General Election candidates suspend campaigning after Manchester blast kills 22 people 

23 May 17

CANDIDATES in the General Election have suspended their campaigning after a suspected terrorist attack killed 22 people in Manchester.


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The heatwave continues today but watch out for delays on the M25 

23 May 17

Good morning.


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Students quiz General Election candidates at college hustings 

22 May 17

Students had the chance to grill General Election candidates on issues affecting young people at a college hustings.


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‘Strong and stable, more like weak and wobbly’ – Social care changes cause campaign trail clash 

22 May 17

CHANGES to the Conservatives controversial plans for social care have caused a bitter clash on the Ilford North campaign trail.


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Leyton Orient manager encourages students to follow football dreams 

22 May 17

A GROUP of students were paid a visit by professional footballers hoping to encourage them to follow their dreams.


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Michael Barrymore entitled to ‘substantial damages’ over arrest, High Court told 

22 May 17

Entertainer Michael Barrymore should get substantial damages from Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which destroyed his career, the High Court has heard.


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Anglers raise £11k for charity 

22 May 17

ANGLERS raised more than £10,000 for a cancer charity after being touched by an “amazing” cancer survivor’s experience.


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Parents stage protest over ‘£25m funding cut’ at borough schools 

22 May 17

Parents are set to march later this week in protest of plans that could see education funding in Waltham Forest slashed by £25 million.


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Pile of junk dumped near children’s play area 

22 May 17

NEIGHBOURS have slammed fly-tippers for treating a children’s play area “as a glorified tip”.


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How to spend this half-term outdoors 

22 May 17

If you’re struggling to think of ways to keep your children entertained over the half terms holidays next week, check out Lee Valley’s range of events which are taking place across Enfield and east London…


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This girl wants Fabrice Muamba, Usain Bolt and Stormzy to help her raise £3,500 for charity 

22 May 17

AN 11-YEAR-OLD with a hole in her heart is recruiting celebrities to help raise thousands for other children like her.


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Mum with epilepsy left housebound during pregnancy – but is now helping others in her shoes 

22 May 17

A MOTHER with epilepsy who was left housebound while pregnant is reaching out to others in her shoes.


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Paedo who preyed on girls as young as eight jailed 

22 May 17

A MAN has been jailed for a string of child sex offences preying on girls as young as eight.


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It might be Monday but it’s going to be HOT and the roads/Tube look good too 

22 May 17

It might be Monday again, but it looks like it’s going to be a scorcher and the roads/tube network don’t look too bad either.


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JAILED: Brothel kingpin who made £1.6m a year from sex empire 

21 May 17

A kingpin who ran a string of brothels that raked in more than £1 million a year has been jailed.


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Picture of the week: What’s that peeking through the branches? 

21 May 17

This photo taken by Denise Aldridge in Hawk Wood, Chingford, looks like a large boar is peeking through the tree branches.


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Brilliantly bonkers homage to Godzilla 

21 May 17

COLOSSAL (15, 109 mins) Sci-Fi/Drama/Comedy/Romance/Action.


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Then and now: Where’s this leafy road? 

21 May 17

Here’s a lovely shot of Coopersale Street, Essex.


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Everyone who has been in court this week 

21 May 17

Tuesday, May 2…


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Then and now: Did you know this cafe used to be an opticians? 

21 May 17

This photo shows E Dale, Optician, watch and Clockmaker, Chestnut Walk, Leyton, in 1890.


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Question: I took seven days off work for flu but my employer won’t give me sick pay. Is that right? 

20 May 17

The Citizens Advice Bureau will answer any questions you may have relating to the workplace.


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Bus takes trip down memory lane on what would have been 70th anniversary 

20 May 17

A BUS drove through its old route to mark what would have been its 70th anniversary.


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Open letter to Aldi: ‘Stop felling our trees’ 

20 May 17

Stand up for trees An Open Letter to Matthew Barnes, CEO, Aldi UK…







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