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This woman’s baking skills have raised nearly £6,000 

23 Jun

ONE woman’s baking skills have raised nearly £6,000 for a children’s hospice.

This ‘gentle soul’ has lived through both world wars and she’s just turned 105 

23 Jun

A WOMAN born before the First World War celebrated a very special occasion over the weekend as she turned an incredible 105.

Finsbury Park mosque attack: Darren Osborne charged 

23 Jun

Darren Osborne has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder after a van drove into people near Finsbury Park mosque, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Redbridge Council confirms none of its tower blocks are fitted with sprinklers 

23 Jun

No council-owned tower blocks in Redbridge are currently fitted with sprinklers, it has been confirmed.

Martin Ling: Leyton Orient appoint ex-manager as director of football 

23 Jun

Leyton Orient name Martin Ling as director of football, less than 24 hours after the National League club was taken over.

Campaign launched for redevelopment of failing hospital 

22 Jun

A COUNCIL is calling on people to get on board for its campaign for a new hospital.

Community iftar brings different faiths together 

22 Jun

A COMMUNITY iftar was held at a college to bring people of all faiths together.

Leyton Orient: Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins CEO completes takeover 

22 Jun

Businessman Nigel Travis completes his takeover of Leyton Orient, ending Francesco Becchetti's three-year stay as owner.

Orient officially has new owners 

22 Jun

Leyton Orient have officially been sold to long-life Orient fan Nigel Travis the club website confirmed.

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Council’s response to the Town Centre questions 

22 Jun

Dear Mr Stannard Thank you for your interest in the application to redevelop The Mall.

A sting in the tale 

21 Jun

How BEE17 and an EpiPen help bring honey to the masses Imagine a red-hot sewing needle slowly pushed into your flesh.

Coots update (the birds formerly known as Moorhens). 

20 Jun

After three attempts to build nests and incubate eggs, only to have all their hard work washed away following massive rainfall, we are cautiously optimistic about the fourth attempt.

Town Hall Campus Plans 

20 Jun

Cabinet Paper Waltham Forest Guardian The Cabinet have agreed development around the Town Hall should be carried out to enable a more efficient Town Hall.

Town Centre – Councillors 

19 Jun


Village Pre-School Event 

19 Jun

Just to let everyone know that the Village Pre-School will be holding their Summer Fair this Sunday, 25th June at Walthamstow Cricket, Tennis Squash Club, E17 3QN.

The Big Get Together 

18 Jun

Before anything else yeah, I know I didn’t write about the Art Trail.

The Great Walthamstow Get Together 

16 Jun

In celebration of Jo Cox, MP, murdered last year.

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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 »

Campaigning in Chingford and Woodford Green 

24 May

As a mark of respect and solidarity for those affected by the atrocity in Manchester, all campaigning has been suspended until further notice.

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.

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LocalGov »

Traffic Fines for turning right at Leytonstone McDonalds 

23 Jun

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

Street lights not working except for 1., 22nd June 

22 Jun

The street lights are not working on Chesterfield Road (E10 6EW) and on Ely road.

Lots of rubbish dumped, 21st June 

21 Jun

Rubbish and furniture pieces dumped next to bin Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 103 Beulah Road, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...

Fly tipping, 21st June 

21 Jun

Some road work Barrie's have been dumped on weale road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 6 Weale Road, E4 Report on FixMyStreet...

Hole in pavement outside No 8 Boscombe Avenue, 20th June 

20 Jun

Small, deep hole in pavement outside No 8 Boscombe Avenue, E10 Report on FixMyStreet...

Paint Spill on Pavement, 20th June 

20 Jun

Big paint spill has been left uncleaned.

Street light on dark road not working for 1 year!, 20th June 

20 Jun

The new street light that Waltham Forest council installed a year ago (to replace a falling street lamppost) has not worked since they installed it.

Tesco trolley dumped, 19th June 

19 Jun

At the bottom of the steps is a dumped Tesco trolley.

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Local sport »

Jones & Hounslow Next to Re-Join Lions 

22 Jun

The Lee Valley Lions are very happy to announce the returns of Simon Jones and Lee Hounslow for the upcoming season.

Alley and Fox First to Return 

15 Jun

The Lee Valley Lions are delighted to announce the returns of Captain Nick Alley, and Chris Fox for the 2017/18 season.

Alex Concadoro Memorial Game – The Team 

7 Jun

The Team For The Alex Concadoro Memorial game has been confirmed...

Pre Season Training 

6 Jun

The start date for the 2017/2018 seasons preseason have been agreed.

2017/2018 Fixtures 

31 May

This seasons 1st XV fixtures have been announced...

Summer closure planned for Lee Valley Ice Centre following Authority investment to repair facilities and safeguard future 

26 May

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority today (Thursday 25 May) agreed a plan to carry out 500,000-worth of repairs to Lee Valley Ice Centre in Lea Bridge Road, Leyton.

Pre-Season Friendlies 

25 May

Preparations for the 2017/2018 season are under way...

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.

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Leyton Orient »

Ling Appointed as Director of Football 

23 Jun

Leyton Orient’s new owners have wasted little time in making their first appointment and it is likely to be a welcome one for O’s fans as a familiar face has...

Consortium Complete Takeover of Leyton Orient 

22 Jun

It has been announced that a consortium led by Chairman and CEO of Dunkin’ Brands Inc and life-long Orient fan Nigel Travis has purchased Leyton Orient, bringing Francesco Becchetti’s disastrous three-year...

Francesco Becchetti era over at Leyton Orient as he sells club to consortium 

22 Jun

Francesco Becchetti has sold Leyton Orient to a business consortium headed by Nigel Travis, a lifelong fan and chief executive of the Dunkin' Brands Group.

Judge dismisses bid to wind up Leyton Orient 

12 Jun

A winding-up petition against Leyton Orient has been dismissed at a High Court hearing...

Cash Boost For Some EFL Clubs – 2017 

7 Jun

Cash Boost For Some EFL Clubs - 2017 Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:07/06/2017 21:52:00 The EFL Futures scheme has now given a pound;750,000 boost to those Football League clubs who introduced young English players into their starting line up...

March For Men 2017 Has Begun 

3 Jun

March For Men 2017 Has Begun Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:02/06/2017 23:44:00 On Friday Jeff Stelling started his 40 club and 400 mile journey for Prostate Cancer UK.

Leyton Orient fans group proposing administration as last resort to save club 

25 May

Leyton Orient Fans' Trust has announced it could try to save the struggling club from liquidation by taking it into administration...

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.

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Outdoors »

Modern listing is rubbish 

22 Jun

Although adding new birds to lists isn’t much of a pressing concern these days, I had at least given the Elegant Tern buzzing around the south coast a little bit of thought.

Amended Lea Valley Eastside Vision waved through by Cabinet 

20 Jun

The Cabinet at the London Borough of Waltham Forest have waved through the amended Lea Valley Eastside Vision.

Egretta gardenetta 

19 Jun

Yesterday was very pleasant indeed in London.

Iceland, where to start? 

18 Jun

Where to start indeed.


15 Jun

Don’t miss the new East.

A tweet of diminishing returns 

13 Jun

I just returned from Iceland, a glorious trip in which I suffered severe sleep deprivation in the pursuit of birds.

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Arts blogs »

What’s on – Monday 19 June to Sunday 25 June 2017 

18 Jun

The BIG event this week is the Great Millish Bake Off on Saturday 24 June .

What’s on Tuesday 13 to Sunday 18 June 2017 

11 Jun

The Mill is open Tuesday to Friday, 9.30am-6pm – and Saturday and Sunday, 10am-2pm.

The train now leaving Platform 9 3/4 is for a galaxy far, far away… 

11 Jun

We would like to thank volunteers and everyone who came to Star Wars V Harry Potter on 20 May 2017.

When the imagination wakens 

10 Jun

Mixed media at the Quaker Meeting House A varied and exciting exhibition that celebrates imagination in all its diversity.

Wanstead Quaker Meeting House – exhibitions and events 

10 Jun

When the Imagination Wakens Wanstead Quakers welcome you to their exhibition and accompanying events at the Meeting House...

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Features »

anthony falco x yard sale 

21 Jun

Pizza lovers listen up! Anthony Falco, the former chef of Roberta’s NYC (one of the most renowned pizza joints in the world) is flying over to London this summer to hook up with Yard Sale.

The Blackbird Leys Estate, Oxford: ‘Never accepted as part of the city proper’ 

13 Jun

This is the 200th post on the blog.

Topsy-Turvy: Of Houses, Hair, and Hammersmith 

13 Jun

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The Ching 

8 Jun

6 ♦ Chingford/Walthamstow The former boroughs of Chingford and Walthamstow were once destined to merge, that is until Leyton was added to create what we now know as Waltham Forest.

Wetlands Trail – Woodberry Wetlands to Walthamstow Wetlands 

6 Jun

The approach to Woodberry Wetlands from Harringay Green Lanes was dominated by the, to put it mildly, ‘controversial’ redevelopment of Woodberry Down Estate .

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