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Aspiring entrepreneurs grill business founders for success tips to get ahead of the bunch 

21 Feb

ASPIRING entrepreneurs hungry for success grilled a panel of experts in an effort to get ahead of the bunch at a recent event.

Ultimate test for primary school teacher turned weightlifter 

21 Feb

A PRIMARY school teacher will compete in a weightlifting contest after deciding to get fitter four years ago.

Thieves jailed for dragging policeman along with car after stealing cash 

21 Feb

TWO thieves have been jailed after they dragged a police officer down the road with their car while trying to escape with a pensioner’s cash.

Could this shish be the best in the business? 

21 Feb

A WOODFORD GREEN kebab house could soon be crowned one of the best in the country.

Man chased by gang and knifed multiple times has life-changing injuries 

21 Feb

A YOUNG man has suffered “life-changing injuries” after being chased by a gang and knifed multiple times.

Foster parent awarded for helping 100 vulnerable kids excel in education 

21 Feb

A FOSTER parent who has looked after nearly 100 children in nine years has encouraged others to register as carers.

Falkland Islanders get visit from east London MP ahead of war anniversary 

21 Feb

FALKLAND Islanders got a visit from an east London MP to mark this year’s 35th anniversary of the Falklands War.

Tube strike to go ahead after last-ditch talks fall through 

21 Feb

A strike by London Underground workers is to go ahead after last-ditch talks failed to resolve a row over "displacement" of staff.

Every school child in east London can get a book about Humanism for free 

21 Feb

SCHOOL CHILDREN in east London are being given books about Humanism for free.

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Hyperlocal »

Costa Stow 

20 Feb

In the Gremlins films, the fictional furry Mogwai creatures reproduce when they get wet.

The History of Lloyd Park 

17 Feb

Available now in the William Morris Gallery is Sue Nisbet's definitive book about Lloyd Park.

Drawings in Winns Gallery 

17 Feb

Drawings at Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park's Aveling centre...

Curry Quiz 

17 Feb

WVRA Annual Curry Quiz, Saturday 25 March, 7pm We'd be delighted if youwould join us at this year'sannualCurry Supper Quiz on Saturday 25 March, this year to be held at the WF Community Hub (old Asian Centre) 18A Orford Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 ...

New life for street party disco ball 

10 Feb

Hi Folks, I’m afraid the street party disco ball suffered a major injury a while ago after it managed to fall out of out loft.

Walthamstow Wetlands Facebook Page 

1 Feb


Wood Street First -Appeal 

1 Feb

Wood Street First is putting in place some amazing plans to continue our events, projects and community work in 2017.

Brioche Burger 

30 Jan

Brioche Burger isn’t any ordinary burger restaurant, at least that’s what they say on their website.

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Comment »

Join us on Saturday the 25th in Leyton 

20 Feb

Our next stall with information about Palestine and Palestinian produce will take place in Leyton, this Saturday the 25th between 11.30 and 14.00.

Palestine stall in Walthamstow tomorrow 

10 Feb

Our monthly stall in Walthamstow is tomorrow, Saturday the 11th, between 11.30 -14.00 You will be able to find us with our Palestine publicity and Zeytoun produce in the Town Square near the Library.

Letter To Taxi Leaks : Conclusive Evidence That A Profit Making Company Should Not Be Running TfL 

29 Jan

Dear Taxi Leaks Appertaining to your post about Sky doing away with satellite dishes : At first I wondered why this would be attached to this blog.

John Lewis profiting form destroyed childhoods 

24 Jan

IMPORTANT Petition: Please sign and share.

Zionist threat to end Jewish support for Tories 

24 Jan

Israel’s interference in UK politics is becoming increasingly public, thanks to the Al Jazeera undercover investigation of behind the scenes machinations by the Israeli agents from the Israeli Embassy and those domestic ones, planted within many UK...

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Politicians »

IDS moans about the Highest Court in the Land! 

25 Jan

Iain Duncan Smith, best known for imposing the ‘Bedroom Tax’ has called the highest court in the land a ‘self appointed court’ On the ‘Victoria Derbyshire show’ on BBC yesterday , he proclaimed ‘They’ve stepped into new territory ...


12 Jan

Save Our Local Pharmacies Campaign Local pharmacies under threat from the latest Conservative cuts to the national health budget.


22 Dec

Christmas service changes The Council has advised that refuse/recycling collections will be one day later than usual for the week after Christmas.

IDS and caps! 

1 Dec

We came across this interesting quote about our MP, Iain Duncan Smith.


27 Nov

In March of this year Southwark Council lost a High Court case on water charges which could affect councils all over London including Waltham Forest.


26 Nov

Focus has previously reported on the massive high rise flat developments in Waltham Forest.

Conversations: Buckingham Palace to get repaired … 

19 Nov


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LocalGov »

Ward Funding 

21 Feb

Follow up sent to Waltham Forest Borough Council by marita keremezo on 21 February 2017 .

Ward Funding 

21 Feb

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to marita keremezo on 21 February 2017 .

EHCP for children with specials educational needs 

21 Feb

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Christina Savage on 21 February 2017 .

List of commercial properties or land in enfield with empty buildings relief 

20 Feb

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to andrew bent on 20 February 2017 .

Abandoned bed frame, 20th February 

20 Feb

Single bed frame fly tipped.

Fly tipping, 20th February 

20 Feb

Several bags of household waste.

Ward Funding 

20 Feb

Request sent to Waltham Forest Borough Council by marita keremezo on 20 February 2017 .

List of commercial properties or land in enfield with empty buildings relief 

20 Feb

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to andrew bent on 20 February 2017 .

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Local sport »

Chelmsford v Haringey 18/02/17 – Match report 

20 Feb

Two well-matched teams played out a close game in front of a bumper crowd at the Riverside on Saturday evening.

Tonight’s result 

18 Feb

Haringey were at Chelmsford tonight, but just came out on the wrong end of a 4 – 2 defeat.

First Period Blitz Gives Islanders Victory 

15 Feb

With the final stretch of the season approaching, a short benched Lee Valley took on league leaders Peterborough Islanders, who were yet to lose in the league this season.

The Swiss are coming….. 

14 Feb

Chingford welcome a Swiss touring team.

Tonight’s match 11/02/17 

11 Feb

Racers came away from Invicta Mustangs tonight with a 5 – 2 victory.

Wolves u16s 5 Vestry Red 1 

8 Feb

After a strong first half defensive display by Vestry, Wolves completed another convincing win with a fine second half performance.

Wolves u12s 4 Cowley 0 

8 Feb

Another good performance this week saw Wolves run out 4-nil victors against very tough opponents.

Wolves u13s 1 Elite 8 

8 Feb

For the third time this season Wolves were given a football lesson by one of the top three.

Mustangs Fight Back to End Lions Run 

8 Feb

After as stunning comeback victory in Gillingham the week before, Lee Valley were looking to tie the series between themselves and Invicta Mustangs in the final meeting between the two sides.

Wolves u13s 2 Ilford Colts 4* 

7 Feb

Wolves went down four two to an Ilford team fielding unregistered players (and forfeiting the points) in a closely contested game.

Wolves u12s 5 East Ham Rovers 2 

7 Feb

A win was just what Walthamstow needed after their defeat a week earlier and that's just what they got with their third match against East Ham Rovers this season! Wolves took a 1-nil lead when Imran converted Louie's pass.

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Leyton Orient »

Football League – Fixture Day & 2017/18 Key Dates 

20 Feb

Football League - Fixture Day 2017/18 Key Dates Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:20/02/2017 21:39:00 The Football League have released the key dates for the coming 2017/18 season, and the all important fixtures will be released on Wednesday June...

Video – Leyton Orient 2-3 Notts County 

20 Feb

Video - Leyton Orient 2-3 Notts County Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:20/02/2017 10:50:00 Battling back from two down Leyton Orient looked to have gained a point against Notts County.

Vital View – League 2, 18th February 2017 

20 Feb

Vital View - League 2, 18th February 2017 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:20/02/2017 08:28:00 Doncaster's winless run went on but they remain three points ahead of Plymouth.

Stats: Leyton Orient v Notts County 

18 Feb

Stats: Leyton Orient v Notts County Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:18/02/2017 23:19:00 All the stats from Leyton Orient (2) vs (3) Notts County, Brisbane Road, 18/2/17 Att: 5,585...

MATCH REPORT: Leyton Orient 2-3 Notts County – League Two 

18 Feb

Leyton Orient fought back from two goals down to draw level, but it was in vain as Notts County scored a third goal to give Kevin Nolan a victory on...

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Notts County – League Two 

18 Feb

Leyton Orient will have been boosted by the much-needed win in midweek as they prepare to host fellow strugglers Notts County, whose form has picked up of late.

Orient v Notts County – Follow Live On Twitter 

17 Feb

Orient v Notts County - Follow Live On Twitter Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:17/02/2017 12:41:00 Leyton Orient are at Brisbane Road with Notts County the visitors today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

Man of the Match v Plymouth Argyle: Gavin Massey 

17 Feb

Gavin Massey was voted Total Orient Man of the Match against Plymouth Argyle with 56% of the vote.

Vital Preview – League 2, 18th February 2017 

17 Feb

Vital Preview - League 2, 18th February 2017 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:17/02/2017 08:42:00 The 2016-17 season continues with the latest round of games this weekend.

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Outdoors »

Goodbye T46 

20 Feb

On Hackney Marsh the poplars stand forlorn – The dingy old pavilion built of bricks Dilapidated – pot-holed carpark.

A Poem A Day .IWD 2017 

18 Feb

Annually I write a poem a day from February 8th to March 8th.

Beggars Belief 

18 Feb

Yesterday evening I bought some posh honey and Maple syrup to take along to pancake day at Claremont in Islington because I can and do.

Waltham Forest Council Refuse To Debate Waterworks Development 

15 Feb

Council refuse to debate issues raised by Leyton Marshes petition in Full Council Meeting If a petition reaches 4000 signatures Waltham Forest Council say they will debate it in Full Council.

Up Your Street Issue 5 

11 Feb

Sun 12th Feb   free 10-12 walking wild at Walthamstow Wetlands.

Gimme an O… 

10 Feb

The suspense has, I suspect, been killing you.

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Arts blogs »


21 Feb

VEOLIA ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST GRANTS  The Veolia Environmental Trust has announced that the next closing date for stage 1 applications is the 24th February 2017.

What’s on Monday 20 to Sunday 26 February 2017 

19 Feb

The main event this week is for those who are QUIZICALLY FIT – ie the Mill Quiz   on Friday 24 February.

Thank you to B&Q for their support 

19 Feb

Thank you to BQ for their generous donation of materials and equipment to help redecorate and maintain the building, including paint, a new vacuum and a dishwasher for the workshop! If you, or someone you know, works for a company that could help us ...

Swap, Mend & Up-cycle with Wise Up to Waste 

16 Feb

As part of its ‘Wise Up To Waste’ campaign, North London Waste Authority (NLWA), alongside Significant Seams and Keep Britain Tidy , is offering north London residents 7 FREE clothes swapping and up-cycling events.

Join us for the Famous Mill Quiz! 

15 Feb

Friday, 24 February 2017 £5.00 per person, 4 people per team.

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Features »

Epic Lea Valley Hike from Leytonstone to Hertford 

21 Feb

7.30am and the dog has pissed in my boot.

Dunlap Award Winner Sarah Leonard 

20 Feb

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The Big Pink Pizza Oven – a sneaky peek at Yard Sale Pizza, Walthamstow 

18 Feb

This week we were invited to the press preview night of Yard Sale Pizza’s  new adventure in Walthamstow.

Tube station closures due to non-availability of staff 

17 Feb

Last month I queried what was going on with station closures on the District line, and how much of this might be down to staffing issues.

Traineeships and Training opportunities with Organiclea & other friends 

10 Feb

Forthcoming training opportunities are below – this includes: Work-based traineeship opportunities with Organiclea – starting April 2017 Accredited and other courses at Hawkwood and a partner adult learning venue Tree care and fruit growing ...

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