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

24 May

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

Accountancy firm step up the heat in memory of former colleague 

24 May

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

Police arrest man with knife near Buckingham Palace 

24 May

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

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

24 May

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.

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

24 May

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

‘Unauthorised’ massage parlour running in councillor’s building 

24 May

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

Lucky escape for family after house catches fire 

24 May

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

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

24 May

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

Motorcyclist injured in dual carriageway crash 

24 May

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

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Hyperlocal »

Elmfield wild flower corridor. Please, do not pick us. 

22 May

We’re so pleased the wild flower bee and wildlife corridor we’ve worked so hard to cultivate seems to be doing well and welcome visitors who want to enjoy looking at it.

Perky Blenders – Project 660 

22 May

Do you remember the track by Snap called Rhythm is a dancer? It was released in 1992, and I absolutely loved it.

Aldi chops down trees 

21 May

Former BQ site Residents win...

Lea Bridge road school back again 

21 May

As many friends will know, the government's Education Funding Agency purchased the site at 150A Lea Bridge Road E5 9RJ from Thames Water in 2015 for the purpose of building academy/ free schools.

Tragic events at the Moorhen nest 

17 May

Unusually, a moorhen decided to build a nest in the flood relief channel earlier in the month.

Art Trail 2017 June 3 – 18th 

15 May

Hi all This year’s Art Trail guide is available to download from the Art trail site .

‘Twas Ever Stow’ Exhibition 

14 May

There was a little craft market today in a car park on Hoe Street.

1000 Swifts Over Walthamstow – Elmfield Road Update 

9 May

You will have had a newsletter about the 1000 Swifts project posted through your door in the past few days.

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Comment »

Pictures from our vigil last night in Walthamstow 

19 May

Balfour Declaration centenary - 69 years of Israel's illegal and brutal occupation of Palestine - 1500 Palestinian prisoners on hunger strike for over a month.

Join WFPSC vigil tonight 6.30 in Walthamstow Town Square 

18 May

Tonight we will remember: - 100 years of the fateful Balfour Declaration which promised Palestinian land to the Zionist movement.

Visit our Palestine Solidarity stall in Walthamstow 

12 May

Tomorrow, Saturday 13 May ’17, we will devote our stall to Balfour Declaration and 69 anniversary of dispossession of the Palestinians.

Palestine stall on Saturday 22nd April in E10 

21 Apr

You will find us with our Palestine stall near the Leyton tube in the shopping area between the TK Max and the Poundland, tomorrow, Saturday the 22nd April.

Cork conference report 

6 Apr

A report about the Cork conference will appear soon.

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Politicians »

Labours Manifesto – brief points 

16 May

Earlier today, Labour’s election manifesto was launched in Bradford.


12 May

All the information is likely out of date including contact details for Party Officers.


11 May

HI! This website is no longer in use and the information is out of date .

No cuts to school budgets say Chingford Parents 

9 May

The public meeting held on Monday 8th May at St Annes Hall, Chingford was determinedly against Tory cuts to local childrerns education.

Tory education policy: budget cuts + ideology = chaos for our schools 

29 Apr

Theresa May would like this general election to focus on Brexit, but she can’t avoid responsibility for the chaos in our public services, the NHS and our schools.

This Government is doing nothing to improve our air quality in Chingford &Woodford Green 

26 Apr

Theresa May’s snap election has hit her government’s plans for a diesel car scrappage scheme, where drivers who own older, polluting vehicles would have been offered £2,000 to trade in their cars.

General Election – Thursday 8 June 2017 

18 Apr

Having spent months denying that she would call an early election, this morning Theresa May did just that.

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LocalGov »

Leaking water main / manhole, 23rd May 

23 May

A water main has been leeking for the past 4-5 days.

Safety Advisory Group Meeting Minutes – Leyton Orient Football Club – January 2017 – April 21st 2017 

23 May

Follow up sent to Waltham Forest Borough Council by Paul Turner on 23 May 2017 .

Pothole opening up – cavity beneath!, 23rd May 

23 May

Junction of Vansittart and Odessa.

Head of Service ORG Chart 

23 May

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Helen Carver on 23 May 2017 .

Head of Service ORG Chart 

23 May

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Helen Carver on 23 May 2017 .

Traffic Fines for turning right at Leytonstone McDonalds 

23 May

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Jamie Cook on 23 May 2017 .

Pile of rubbish including wood, 23rd May 

23 May

Large pile of rubbish on verge by road side looks like dumped from van Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Snaresbrook Road, E11 Report on FixMyStreet...

Traffic Fines for turning right at Leytonstone McDonalds 

22 May

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Jamie Cook on 22 May 2017 .

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Local sport »

Lions Open Skates Start in June 

20 May

The Lee Valley Lions would like to announce that we will be hosting our Summer open sessions, starting on Tuesday June 6th at Lee Valley Ice Centre .

Lions End of Season Awards Winners 

17 May

The Lee Valley Lions had their end of season get together on Saturday, and presented three awards for the season.

Alex Concadoro Memorial Game 

17 May

The Help for Heroes Memorial game returns for another year.

British and Irish Lions 

12 May

All 3 test matches will be live on the big screen.

Take part in the Great Newham Run 

12 May

Do you want to take part in the Great Newham Run on 2 July? Wheelpower has charity spaces available! The Simplyhealth Great Newham London Run will take runners through Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

New Bushcraft ‘Wild’ Campsite set to open in Lee Valley this June 

9 May

Its time to abandon the creature comforts of home and embrace your wild side - Lee Valley Almost Wild Campsite is almost here! Opening to the public on Friday 30 June, Lee Valley Regional Parks new bushcraft-inspired campsite, located on the...

Chingford Are Recruiting 

9 May

After narrowly narrowly missing out on promotion to National League 3 South we're looking to bolster our squads ready for the 2017/2018 season.

Touch Thursdays 

9 May

Touch Thursdays are returning...

Last week before school exams 

9 May

Just to let you all know that tonight will be our last badminton session before the school exams start and the hall becomes unavailable for us to use.

EIHA Statement for 2017/18 Season 

7 May

English Ice Hockey Association press release Sunday 7 May 2017 STRICT EMBARGO TO 8PM ON SUNDAY 7 MAY 2017 National League South format agreed 2017/18 Following the NIHL South section meeting on Sunday 7 May, the EIHA is pleased to announce...


25 Apr

Our 1st XV playoff fixture will be at HOME...

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Leyton Orient »

Eagle Investments 2017 Limited – What we know so far 

21 May

On the 11th May 2017 'Eagle Investments 2017 Limited' was incorporated on the Companies House register for UK Businesses.

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18 

18 May

FA Boosts Cheating Powers for 2017/18 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:18/05/2017 16:15:00 The Football Association announced earlier today that they have extended their powers when it comes to punishing retrospective simulation.

Football League Attendances Up In 2016/17 

11 May

Football League Attendances Up In 2016/17 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:11/05/2017 20:28:00 With the curtain coming down on the three Football League tiers, the EFL have released figures showing that more than 18million fans walked through the...

Leyton Orient End Of Season Awards 2016/17 

8 May

It's been 5 managers since my last blog.

MATCH PREVIEW: Blackpool v Leyton Orient – League Two 

6 May

Leyton Orient conclude their season with a trip to Bloomfield Road to face play-off hopefuls Blackpool.

Barton Ban Boosts Betting Rethink? 

5 May

Barton Ban Boosts Betting Rethink? Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:05/05/2017 14:45:00 Following on from the 18 month football ban for Joey Barton following his betting habits, the Football Association have confirmed they are considering ending...

MATCH REPORT: Leyton Orient 1-3 Colchester United – League Two 

1 May

Leyton Orient lost their final home game of the season in bizarre circumstances.

Leyton Orient 1 Colchester United 3, 29/4/17 

30 Apr

Let me tell you about a genuine recurring nightmare of mine .

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Colchester United – League Two 

29 Apr

Leyton Orient host Colchester in their final home game of the season.

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Outdoors »


22 May

This morning I did not even see a Swift .

A veritable procession 

21 May

I went to Rainham today for the third time in as many weeks, the place is on fire at the moment.

Rainy Day 

17 May

This morning I thought a rat was in my bedroom.

Nearly over 

16 May

You feel that it is just about over.

Ditch of Dreams 

13 May

The Whinchats were fantastic, but look what else was in this ditch! Yes, Great Reed Warblers , and lots of them.


10 May

"And a Black-winged Stilt must drop in one of these days surely?" I wrote this yesterday, idly wondering what new species might propel my Rainham list to the magic 200.

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Arts blogs »

What’s on Monday 22 May to Sunday 28 May 2017 

21 May

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

Lactic Fermentation – Sauerkraut, Kimchi and Preserved Lemons 

18 May

Saturday, 17 June 2017, 2pm – 5pm Cost: £45 Open to anyone, 8 participants maximum An in-depth introduction into everything you need to know about lactic fermentation techniques.

The Journal to the Self Workshop 

16 May

Tuesdays, 4pm-6pm Starting 6 June 2017, four sessions £80 for the whole course of 8 hours, £20 drop in per 2 hour session For adults, max 6 people Be your own therapist.

Become a Friend of The Mill 

15 May

Become a Friend of The Mill The Mill is an independent community space, run for and by the people of Walthamstow, with a big welcome for everyone.

What’s on Monday 15 May to Sunday 21 May 2017 

14 May

The BIG event this week is on Saturday 20 May  –  an afternoon of activities and much more for children to enjoy a  Star Wars vs Harry Potter event.

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Features »

Farang – get there quick! 

21 May

We stumbled across  Farang  during a weekend walk from Finsbury Park to Highbury, and after drooling over the menu we booked a table for Sunday lunch.

Sidekick Empathy 

14 May

One significant creative revolution in the workplace over the last decade has been the relentless advance of what's called "tone of voice".

E17 Art Trail @ FRP! 

11 May

When science of mixology meet kids imagination, art is born! FRP is giving the opportunity for kids to create their own shelter of biodiversity (Bird and Bat Boxes, Plant Containers) at a low price! Thank to this activity, kids are able to buy their ...

Walking Roman Roads Near London 

11 May

Three months ago today I set out under a murky sky with the temperature hovering around zero, bound for a section of the old Roman Ermine Street that passes through the woods between Broxbourne and Hertford.

How much of London have you been to? 

8 May

You may be a Londoner, but how much of London have you actually been to ? Here's a chance to find out, and to compare your score with others.

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