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Muslims hold vigil in Westminster to mark anniversary of terror attack 

29 Mar

MEMBERS of a minority Muslim sect joined police officers on Westminster Bridge to mark the one week anniversary of a terrorist attack.

Is this the worst wedding ever? 

29 Mar

What is the worst wedding you have ever been to...

Bags of marijuana and knife discovered behind GP surgery 

29 Mar

BAGS of marijuana and a knife were discovered round the back of a medical centre by police.

Only 46 per cent of elderly are doing their bowel cancer checks – even though it kills 1,300 a month 

29 Mar

ONLY 46 per cent of elderly people in Redbridge and Waltham Forest are doing their recommended bowel cancer checks.

‘Exceptional’ Muslims awarded for their services to the community 

29 Mar

‘EXEPTIONAL’ Muslims have been awarded for their services to the community.

Masked raiders ransack home with sledgehammer 

29 Mar

MASKED raiders smashed their way into a home in the middle of the night while a family lay sleeping.

IDS joins fight to save Orient 

29 Mar

A SENIOR Tory MP is throwing his weight behind a campaign to save Leyton Orient.

Outrage as residents slam council’s ‘broken promises’ on parking scheme consultation 

29 Mar

People are outraged over "broken council promises" around a highly-contentious parking scheme.

‘Pivotal moment’ for UK as PM signs EU divorce papers 

29 Mar

Theresa May has gathered her senior ministers in Downing Street as the UK prepares for a "pivotal moment" in its journey to a future outside the European Union.

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Wood Street First AGM 

30 Mar

Just a quick reminder that our AGM is on Today, Thursday 30th March 2017, at 2pm in the Marlowe Road Project Shop, 168 Marlowe Road, E17 3HE.

Party on the Playground 

29 Mar

Hello all, please see below our event for Saturday 8th April 2017.

Bob’s 89th Birthday Party Saturday June 3rd. 

28 Mar

Bob’s inviting his family, friends and neighbours to celebrate his birthday on June 3rd out on the green for the afternoon.

Battery hens looking for homes. 

24 Mar

The British Hen Welfare Trust is looking for good homes for weary ex-battery hens.

Wood Street First AGM 

24 Mar

Wood St First will be holding their Annual General Meeting at  The Marlowe Road Project Regeneration Office (Project Shop)  168 Marlowe Road, London, E17 3HE Starting at 2pm on Thursday 30th March 2017.


23 Mar

Wood Street First would like to pass on our congratulations to Saira Mir the PL84U AL-SUFFA group for winning a bronze award for their World Interfaith Harmony event.

Party at the Playground 

23 Mar

Save the Date Saturday 8th April 2017 at the Temporary Playground situated between Marlowe Road Shernhall Street, E17 (near the old Lord Brooke Pub).

13 Storey block for Strettons 

20 Mar

Waltham Forest Civic Society By email only to wfcivicsociety@gmail.

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Comment »

Visit our Palestine stall tomorrow, Matalan, High Str E11 

24 Mar

Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign (WFPSC) activists will run a stall with Palestine infomation and publicity and produce by Palestinian farmers, tomorrow, Saturday the 25th, 12.00 -14.00, outside Matalan in High Street Leytonstone.

See us at our Walthamstow stall tomorrow, Sat 11 March, 11.30-14.00 

10 Mar

Dear friends and Palestine supporters, Our regular Wathamstow Palestine info and produce stall is, as always, taking place on the second Saturday of each month 11.30-14.00, in the Town Square at the market, near the Library.

An Evening of Palestine Solidarity in the Wanstead Tap 

3 Mar

Newham Momentum is organising an Evening of Palestine Solidarity on Tuesday 21 March , in the Wanstead Tap - see the attached poster for the event details.

Israeli military prisons are no place for a child 

2 Mar

Please sign the letter to your MP demanding that they take action to protect lives and human rights of over 700 hundred Palestinian children incarcerated in Israeli military jails.

Taste of Palestine in Leytonstone 

28 Feb

Xeinab and her mum Ghada talk and cook Palestinian food in Leytonstone for the Waltham Forest Echo’s Katie Robinson.

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Politicians »


18 Mar

Local schools to lose millions as budgets slashed Local Liberal Democrats are fighting against school funding cuts in Waltham Forest.

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.

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LocalGov »

Climate risk in pension fund Investment Strategy Statements 

29 Mar

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Simon Bullock on 29 March 2017 .

CCTV car with engine idling 

29 Mar

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Ruth Calland on 29 March 2017 .

Pothole at top of Fairlop Road, 29th March 

29 Mar

Pothole opposite the bus stop Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 10 Fairlop Road, E11 Report on FixMyStreet...

CCTV car with engine idling 

29 Mar

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Ruth Calland on 29 March 2017 .

Dumped Mattress and bed frame, 29th March 

29 Mar

Just witnessed this person dumping a bed.

Dumped Fridge, 29th March 

29 Mar

Fridge dumped Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 275 Hainault Road, E11 Report on FixMyStreet...

Shisha/Waterpipe smoking 

28 Mar

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to s Devi on 28 March 2017 .

Forest Side road is completely broken – holes, damaged surface, 28th March 

28 Mar

Road has been deteriorating for about 2 years and needs re-laying Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 2 Woodedge Close, E4 Report on FixMyStreet...

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Local sport »

Lions Finally Overcome Racers 

29 Mar

Having come close in two of the previous three meetings with Haringey, Lee Valley travelled to Alexandra Palace looking to end their losing run against their local rivals.

Racers 4 v Lee Valley 6 – Match Report 

29 Mar

Lee Valley took the spoils in an entertaining London derby at Alexandra Palace on Saturday night.

25/03 v Lee Valley 

26 Mar

Racers last home game of the season, unfortunately ended in a 4 – 6 defeat to close neighbours Lee Valley Lions.

Chingford Under 17’s in Plate Final Action 

21 Mar

Chingford RFC Under 17's play in their plate final this Weekend...

Slough v Haringey 18/03/17 – Match Report 

21 Mar

Racers endured a nightmare evening on their first visit to Slough’s temporary rink.

Lions Discipline Falters in Chelmsford Loss 

21 Mar

After three straight games with new champions Peterborough, the Lions travelled to last season’s league winners Chelmsford Warriors.

Last night v Jets 

19 Mar

Sadly last night Racers were on the wrong end of a 15 – 4 beating by Bottom-of-the-table Slough Jets.

Hong Kong 7’s International Call Up….. 

17 Mar

Chingford RFC Full Back included in Jamaica Hong Kong 7's squad.

Chingford RFC Hosts Self Defence Classes. 

17 Mar

Every Wednesday and Saturday...

Lions End Peterborough Series With Double Loss 

16 Mar

Following the previous week’s trip to new champions Peterborough Islanders, the Lions were looking to bounce back from the 8-3 loss that saw the hosts secure the title.

Chelmsford Game Redscheduled 

14 Mar

This Saturday’s game away to Chelmsford has now been moved to Sunday 19/03.

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Leyton Orient »

The Solid Foundations of Success 

29 Mar

As Crawley hammered the final nails into Orient’s season, thoughts turned immediately to next season.

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed 

27 Mar

EFL Awards 2017 Shortlists Revealed Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:27/03/2017 21:24:00 The Football League have now confirmed the shortlists for the awards categories for this years EFL Awards.

Video – Crawley 3-0 Leyton Orient 

27 Mar

Video - Crawley 3-0 Leyton Orient Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:27/03/2017 08:39:00 A first victory in seven for Crawley put another nail in Leyton Orient's coffin we they bid to stay in the Football League.

League Two 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17) 

26 Mar

League Two 2016/17 Golden Boot Battle (27/3/17) Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:26/03/2017 16:22:00 With most playing 39 League Two games in the 2016/17 season, this year could still see a few players break the 20 goal mark.

Vital View – League 2, 25th-26th March 2017 

26 Mar

Vital View - League 2, 25th-26th March 2017 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:26/03/2017 13:35:00 With Doncaster and Plymouth yet to play Portsmouth took advantage to close the gap and extend it on the chasing pack.

Stats: Crawley Town v Orient 

25 Mar

Stats: Crawley Town v Orient Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:25/03/2017 16:57:00 All the stats from Crawley Town (3) vs (0) Orient, Broadfield Stadium, 25/03/17 Att: 2,918...

Crawley v Leyton Orient – Team Sheets 

25 Mar

Crawley v Leyton Orient - Team Sheets Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:25/03/2017 14:20:00 Leyton Orient go to Crawley as the visitors to the Broadfield Stadium for the latest League 2 game.

MATCH PREVIEW: Crawley Town v Leyton Orient – League Two 

25 Mar

Leyton Orient will be hoping to lift themselves off the foot of the League Two table by getting a positive result against out-of-form Crawley Town.

Crawley v Leyton Orient – Follow Live On Twitter 

24 Mar

Crawley v Leyton Orient - Follow Live On Twitter Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:24/03/2017 21:04:00 Leyton Orient go to the Broadfield Stadium as the visitors to Crawley today, this will be a 3pm kick-off.

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Outdoors »

When not birding in Hawaii 

28 Mar

So what else of Maui then? Beyond birding Hosmer Grove for the endemics I didn’t actually do much birding, as I had seen all the waterbird endemics on my last visit.

Slow Sundays 

27 Mar

Sunday continued in much the same vein as Saturday, but without the birding.

Maui List 

26 Mar

Here’s a list of the native birds I saw on Maui, ie the ones that got there of their own accord rather than being brought there by people.

My perfect day 

25 Mar

Today was a pretty perfect day.

Birding Hosmer Grove, Maui 

24 Mar

There was only ever really one spot where I was going to look for the endemic Honeycreepers on Maui, and this is Hosmer Grove about half way up the road that leads to the Haleakala Observatory, just after the entrance booth to the park.

Proof that the LVRPA have long planned to sell off land to fund the new ice rink 

24 Mar

We suspected the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) was lying when Shaun Dawson, the Chief Executive, and Paul Osborne, the Chairman, told us, on 19 January 2017, that there has been no decision to sell of the land around the Waterworks ...

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Arts blogs »


28 Mar

SÌRA Sìra –an Arabic word meaning biography, story; a human life in its course- is a non-profit organization that seeks to create a platform for high quality photojournalism and documentary photography.

What’s on Monday 27 March to Sunday 2 April 2017 

26 Mar

Here are details of all activities/events taking place at The Mill this week which are open to newcomers as well as regulars.

Thank You 

25 Mar

Very many thanks to you all our wonderful volunteers, the amazing staff, all of our customers, the Board members, partners, participants, friends, residents of Walthamstow and surrounding areas, and all our well-wishers! We appreciate you all! ...

Clearance Sale, 25th March, 11.00 – 17.00 

23 Mar

   One Day Only – Super CLEARANCE Sale This Saturday, 25th March 2017 11 – 5 pm 131 Wood Street Offers are being taken and viewing appts offered on furniture and high value items, contact us if you are interested.


22 Mar


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Features »

Easter holidays 

28 Mar

Looking to dance off all the Easter feasting? Find out if your class is taking a break for Easter below or join us in Peckham on Easter Sunday for Easter Hop South .

A new food experience – Etles Uyghur Restaurant 

26 Mar

We’re always up for trying something new, and  Etles Uyghur Restaurant   is definitely that.

World Disco Soup Waltham Forest 

24 Mar

Sat 29 Apr, pm TBC – World Disco Soup Waltham Forest and Local People’s Food Forum Launch The Best Before Project is teaming up with Plan Zheros [weblink] and This is Rubbish [weblink to take part in World Disco Soup Day [web link].

Mark Samuels Lasner: A Genius of Collecting and Connecting 

23 Mar

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Mark Samuels Lasner holding commemorative wombat picture “Mark Samuels Lasner is a genius of collecting, and he is a genius of connecting.

An invitation to Stories and Supper – 1 April 

23 Mar

Are you wondering about the stories and the people behind the migration headlines? This is a Supper Club with a twist.

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