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COLUMN: “I’m shocked and angered by the increase in crime” 

24 Feb

As a fellow resident of Redbridge, like many of you, I’ve been shocked and angered by the recent increase in crime, specifically aggravated burglary, which has been particularly upsetting.

London Borough of Culture: Everything you need to know ahead of results 

24 Feb

The Mayor of London is set to announce the first-ever London Borough of Culture at City Hall on Tuesday.

Appeal after man killed in fight 

24 Feb

Police are looking to speak to this man after another man was killed in a fight.

COLUMN: Pollution clampdown doesn’t go far enough 

24 Feb

By Gwyneth Deakins...

Friday evening travel update: Plenty of traffic to watch out for on your commute home 

23 Feb

There's plenty of traffic to watch out for on your commute home this Friday evening but at least you can expect a dry weekend.

Jury out in trial of teacher accused of trying to recruit children for IS-inspired attacks 

23 Feb

A jury has retired in the trial of a teacher accused of attempting to recruit children to carry out a series of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks across London.

Meet the club getting people with disabilities involved in snooker 

23 Feb

A new initiative aiming to give people with a disability the chance to play snooker...

Want to learn more about Orthodox Judaism? Head along to this free event with an internationally renowned speaker 

23 Feb

An internationally renowned Jewish speaker will give a lecture on 'inclusive Orthodoxy in the 21st century ' at a synagogue.

Search on to find missing 17-year-old boy 

23 Feb

A search has been launched to trace a missing 17-year-old boy.

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Residents Peacefully Protesting about the Town Centre Plans 

24 Feb

Organised by the Save Our Square Campaign 1,000 or so residents and groups came out to protest at the plans by the council to destroy the Town Centre with 4 monstrous tower blocks over 30 storeys high and the loss of 32% of the openspace.

Council Tax Rise 

23 Feb

The council tax rise is 5% - that's nothing compared to the 62% rise the Rates went up by in the 1970s under Neil Gerrard, Leader of the Council, who went on to be MP for Walthamstow from 1992 to 2010.

Reuse of Coop Bank premises 

23 Feb

From Stella Creasy MP's Newsletter The Bank Job: Walthamstow Debt Project HSCB (Hoe Street Central Bank) launches in March 2018 in the former CoOp Bank in Walthamstow.

MP and the Town Square 

23 Feb

Stella Creasy MP has explained her criteria for scrutinising the Town Centre Plans.

Daffodil Day celebration 

23 Feb

Winter Social...

Council’s Consultation process 

22 Feb

Council's Consultation...

Hackney Singers Concert 

22 Feb


Save Our Square 

22 Feb

To: astannard01@gmail.

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Comment »

Could The Leytonstone, Buckingham Palace And Exhibition Road Atrocities Been Avoided… With A More Competent TfLTPH? By Jim Thomas 

9 Oct

Leytonstone Slasher, Palace Attacker And Exhibition Road Driver.

Jailed: Minicab rapist who plied student with drink and drugs 

17 Sep

A minicab tout who twice raped a student after plying her with cocaine and alcohol has been jailed for 14 years.

TfL In Another Alleged Cover Up : No Mention Of Palace Attacker Being A PH Driver In National Press. 

31 Aug

Last week, after the Palce knife attack, the main media failed to make any mention or connection, of the terrorist/attacker being an Uber driver.

ASH Architects for Social Housing 

20 Aug

Rooms of our Own attended an ASH event at the ICA on 15th August where Co-Ops for London launched their report.

RUSS Workshop 

20 Aug

Lewisham’s Rural Urban Synthesis Society, more easily referred to as RUSS, is doing really well.

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Politicians »

Welcome to Marginal Chingford 

14 Jul

In Chingford Woodford Green we are keeping up the pressure on Iain Duncan Smith and the Tories as we campaign for the new kind of politics that only Labour can deliver.


26 Jun

Lib Dem campaigner Bob Sullivan Following the disaster in West London, former long-serving Liberal Democrat Councillor Bob Sullivan contacted the Council to confirm that they are preparing to look the tower and high rise blocks in Waltham Forest and ...

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.

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LocalGov »

Damaged my rim and tires by turning in to the Pentney Rd, London E4 7HB, 24th February 

24 Feb

Are you serious with this road? Never been there but turned at night and was shocked.

Licensing Information 

23 Feb

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to L.

Licensing Information 

22 Feb

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to L.

Bent lamppost, 22nd February 

22 Feb

Something has hit this lamppost Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 3 Pembroke Road, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...

Elective Home Education team and numbers of children known and deregistered 

22 Feb

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to KNorman on 22 February 2018 .

Churned up green space, 22nd February 

22 Feb

Corner cut by truck Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 39 Hatch Lane, E4 Report on FixMyStreet...

5 bins still being stored on pavement. Now on opposite side of road work during the day blocking pavement here as well, 21st February 

21 Feb

I have been reporting this problem since September last year.

Rubbish on the pavement, 21st February 

21 Feb

Lots of rubbish on the pavement since yesterday afternoon.

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Local sport »

Oxford & Basingstoke Report 

21 Feb

Lions Shut Out by Leaders Oxford In their only home game in the month of February, the Lee Valley Lions welcomed the league leading Oxford City Stars to town on Saturday.

Test post 

18 Feb

Testing the size of the font.

Lee Valley Park Farms reopens for February half term with special Conservation Week event 

8 Feb

Event: Conservation Week at Lee Valley Park Farms  Date: Saturday 10 to Sunday 18 February 2018  Time: 10:00 - 17:00  Price: 10 Standard Entry for Adults, Children (2 17 years) and Concessions (senior citizen or registered disabled); FREE...

Lions Pay the Penalty in Pitbulls Defeat 

8 Feb

Two weeks after their third overtime loss of the season against Slough, the Lions travelled to Oxford to take on the Bristol Pitbulls, hoping to go one better and finally win a game this campaign.

Amersham and Chiltern RFC Away – Coach Trip 

7 Feb

The 1st XV travel to Amersham and Chiltern for what could prove to be a very important game...

Rare native goats find pastures new in River Lee Country Park 

6 Feb

A group of endangered Old English Goats moved into Cheshunt Marsh last week in the 1,000 acre River Lee Country Park to help improve the area for a range of important wildlife.

Lions Foiled by Jets in Overtime Thriller 

25 Jan

After seven weeks away from home, the Lee Valley Lions finally returned to the Den for their first home game of 2018.

Come and enjoy a romantic rendezvous at Lee Valley Regional Park this Valentine’s Day 

22 Jan

Give your loved one a Valentines to remember this year, by ditching the stereotypical romantic meal for two with one of our fun-filled activities across Lee Valley Regional Park.

Lions Vanquished by Phoenix 

18 Jan

The Lee Valley Lions ended a run of three away games on the bounce on Sunday as they travelled to Surrey to take on the Guildford Phoenix.

Resolute Lions Beaten in Bracknell 

9 Jan

After ending 2017 with an 18-1 defeat in Oxford, the Lee Valley Lions hoped to kick off 2018 with a better result.

Message From Matt Lockwood 

20 Dec

A quick message from Head Coach Matt...

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Leyton Orient »

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Gateshead – FA Trophy Quarter Final 

24 Feb

Leyton Orient return to Brisbane Road for an FA Trophy Quarter Final tie against Gateshead.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Chester FC – National League 

20 Feb

Leyton Orient are on the road again as they travel to the Deva Stadium to face struggling Chester.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Tranmere Rovers – National League 

10 Feb

Leyton Orient return to Brisbane Road for league action on Saturday, however, they will face a tough test against high-flying Tranmere Rovers.

MATCH PREVIEW: Dover Athletic v Leyton Orient – FA Trophy 

3 Feb

Leyton Orient turn their attention to cup action as they travel to Dover Athletic for a third-round FA Trophy tie.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Aldershot Town – National League 

27 Jan

Leyton Orient return to action this weekend as they play host to Aldershot Town.

Vital Football Backs The Pride Of Britain Winner Appeal 

23 Jan

Vital Football Backs The Pride Of Britain Winner Appeal Vitalfootball:Leyton Orient:23/01/2018 12:13:00 Vital Football backing the Pride of Britain winner Moin's appeal.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Boreham Wood – National League 

6 Jan

Leyton Orient will be looking to return to winning ways in their first home game of 2018.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Bromley – National League 

30 Dec

Leyton Orient will be hoping to keep their winning streak going in their final game of 2017.

MATCH PREVIEW: Maidstone United v Leyton Orient – National League 

22 Dec

Leyton Orient turn their attention to the FA Trophy this weekend as they make the short trip to Coles Park to face Isthmian League North Division side Haringey Borough.

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Outdoors »

Our response to the LVRPA’s draft Biodiversity Action Plan 

18 Feb

Since its inception, Save Lea Marshes has banged on the LVRPA’s door and asked to join conversations about how the marshes are managed.

In which my new camera is broken 

17 Feb

I went out birding today.

Fond memories 

13 Feb

There is a trend afoot in blogging circles at the moment to relive past glories.

We’re all going on a gull hunt 

12 Feb

Yesterday Dante found a Ring-billed Gull on the Thames, a pukka adult.

Let’s go fly a kite 

11 Feb

No really, that's what we did, we flew a kite, and it's all because of Blue Planet II.

Wanstead not Birder 

9 Feb

I have not raised binoculars to my eyes for about ten days now.

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Arts blogs »

What’s on Monday 19 to Sunday 25 February 2018 

18 Feb

NEW this week – The Mill Quiz on Friday 23 February and then, on Sunday 25 February, the first workshop in a series by Hedge Herbs on using herbs for practical medicine.

What’s on – Monday 12 to Sunday 18 February 2018 

11 Feb

Below are details of all activities taking place this week which are open to newcomers or for which a waiting list is in operation.

The Mall Charity Cares Thank You! 

11 Feb

A big thank you to The Mall, Walthamstow for their support in 2017!  We were delighted to be the Mall Cares Charity Partner in 2017.

We’re celebrating Book Giving Day! 

7 Feb

14 February 2018 10am – 6pm FREE Celebrate reading with us! We will be giving away free children’s books for younger children on Book Giving Day , 14 February 2018.

Souper Wednesday’s return on 14 February! 

7 Feb

Every Wednesday, starting 14 February 2018 12 noon – 2pm Open to everyone, food available until it runs out Soup £3 a bowl; cake of the week £2.50 Volunteer Nat Di Maggio, and his alter ego Big Buddah’s Thai Kitchen , will be relaunching our ...

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Features »

Busy down at the Bakers Arms… 

22 Feb

It’s been busy recently with new shops opening down at the Bakers Arms end of Hoe Street.

forest bar + kitchen opens in walthamstow 

21 Feb

It’s a great time for wine bars in London at the moment.

William Morris Society at the Morgan Library 

19 Feb

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yard sale to open in leytonstone 

19 Feb

Good news if you live in Leytonstone – one of London’s best pizza joints is coming your way this March.

Banking crisis for Northern line passengers 

19 Feb

Bank branch passengers are warned that there’ll be fewer trains and Kennington station will be closed for around four months later this year.

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