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20-year-old man arrested over fatal shooting 

21 Apr

A 20-year-old man is the third person to be arrested in connection with the murder of a man who was fatally shot while sitting in a stationary car.

Psychic and medium promises to deliver detailed messages from loved ones 

21 Apr

A man who describes himself as a “medium, healer and teacher” is coming to the Millfield Theatre in Edmonton on April 26.

Football project praised for helping mental health patients get their lives back on track 

21 Apr

A football project set up to help people dealing with mental health issues has celebrated 10 years of success.

Plan your weekend with our guide to what’s on 

20 Apr

An Evening of Musical Appreciation...

Evening update: Hot weather kicks off the weekend 

20 Apr

Today has already been a scorcher but the hot weather is set to continue over the weekend.

MP says council fire safety must be clearer 

20 Apr

An MP has asked what councils are doing about fire safety in the aftermath of a fatal blaze in a care home.

Transport Hustings: Candidates clash over Mini Holland, air pollution, parking and road safety 

20 Apr

Crowds packed into a community hall on Thursday night to listen to six local election candidates go head to head on key transport issues in Waltham Forest.

Scene of fatal fire at Chingford care home 

20 Apr

This is the scene as police and fire brigade officials attempt to determine what caused a fire at a care home that left one woman dead.

Tube fare dodging is costing TfL millions of pounds 

20 Apr

Fare dodgers on the London Underground have cost Transport for London (TfL)nearly  £2million over the last four years.

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Planting on the green space 

19 Apr

We are so lucky to look out onto a green space instead of a row of houses.

Brioche Burger 

14 Apr

After seeing the delightful ‘Love, Simon’ at the Empire last Saturday my partner and I decided to double up our spending in the local evening economy and give Brioche Burger on Hoe Street a try.

Village People: Linda Green 

14 Apr

Linda Green might struggle to call herself an artist, but she certainly is one.

Battle of the Buses 

12 Apr

Voices raised as cuts made to W12 service Despite protests from thousands of service users, the Council and local MPs, Tfl is sticking to its decision to have cut the W12 service by a third.

Fifteen Years of Walthamstow Village in Bloom 

10 Apr

The Bloom team is celebrating a milestone.

Elmfield Road has always known how to party. 

9 Apr

This was taken outside numbers 27/29/31 in May 1935.

Food for Thought 

8 Apr

Local’s blog is a literary feast Photographs by Brian Ziegler Eric and Daniella in action Have you ever been reading a book and the author’s description of a dish or a memorable dinner has got your mouth watering and left you thinking, ‘Oh I ...

Council street party road closure form for 2018 requires this box to be ticked 

7 Apr

I understand that there is no specific funding allocated for Street Parties for this financial year.

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Our Palestine stall outside Matalan in E11, 14 April ’18 

14 Apr

See the photos from our successful stall today outside Matalan in the Leytonstone High Street.

St James St Car Park 

25 Mar

You will all know that we were in the process of buying the Car Park site when Cllr Coghill reneged on the deal.

WFPSC protests outside Walthamstow HSBC Bank, 17 March’18 

19 Mar

Please see the video of our singing protest outside Walthamstow HSBC against Bank's involvement in financing Israel's military.

Singing for Palestine: HSBC protest, 17March’18 

16 Mar

Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign (WFPSC) Singing for Palestine Join us and demand that HSBC stops financing Israel’s arms industry Tomorrow, Saturday 17 March ‘18 11.00-13.00 Meet outside HSBC Bank’s Walthamstow branch, 192 Hoe Street...

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.

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Politicians »

MS Awareness Week 23-29 April 

18 Apr

23-29 April 2018 is MS week, which is a chance for us all to do our bit to raise awareness and money to make sure no one has to fight MS alone.

Grenfell – Fight For Justice Talk 

24 Mar

Join us on Monday 26th March for special guest speaker Mark Wrack.

London – Ultra Low Emission Zone 

24 Mar

Sorting the FACT… from the fiction.

#UnseatIDS Festival 23rd June 2018 

24 Mar

A two-day festival of campaigning, music, comedy and speeches – to  #Unseat  Iain Duncan Smith whenever an election is called.

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.

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LocalGov »

Deep potholes, 20th April 

20 Apr

Deep potholes damaging buses Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 20 Grange Park Road, E10 Report on FixMyStreet...

Severe pot holes, 20th April 

20 Apr

Severe potholes along a 100yard length damaging buses Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 20 Grange Park Road, E10 Report on FixMyStreet...

Area dark because of poor lighting, 20th April 

20 Apr

Street light fell down during renewal of gas pipes.

No Right turn between 7.30am – 9.30am, 20th April 

20 Apr

No Right Hand turn signs between hours of 7.30am and 9.30am were meant to have been put in place by 1st April 2018 for Leadale Avenue.

Sofa flytipped, 20th April 

20 Apr

Sofa left on corner Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 213a Francis Road, E10 Report on FixMyStreet...

Dislodged kerbstone sticking up – pedestrian and vehicle damage hazard, 19th April 

19 Apr

Kerbstone at edge of dropped kerb next to zebra crossing zigzag lines has been dislodged by heavy goods vehicles parking on and driving over footway when delivery to The Sidings.

Temporary ramp not removed, 18th April 

18 Apr

During the recent pavement works for the mini Holland scheme a tarmac ramp was installed to provide access down to the pedestrian walkway which was on the road.

Various potholes along Chelmsford Road, 17th April 

17 Apr

Numerous potholes varying in size along Chelmsford Road going towards Bulwer Road.

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Local sport »

Still no badminton this week 

17 Apr

Unfortunately the school are still not able to let us use the sports hall and so there's no badminton again this week.

Treat your little heroes and princesses to a magical May Bank Holiday at Lee Valley Park Farms 

13 Apr

Event: Super Hero and Princess Weekend Venue: Lee Valley Park Farms , Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF Date: Saturday 5 Monday 7 May 2018 Times: 10:00-17:00 Price: Standard Entry - 10 Adult or Child.

Lions End Season With Mustangs Defeat 

12 Apr

After their planned matches against Peterborough (awarded 0-0) and Swindon (awarded to the Lions 5-0) were both cancelled, the Lee Valley Lions played their last game of the season against the Invicta Mustangs on Sunday.

Summer sessions 

11 Apr

The Lions will be running summer sessions which will commence on Tuesday 5 June 2018 and continue each Tuesday thereafter until 31 July 2018.

Our 1st XV prop needs your support 

9 Apr

Ben Branfield is running the London Marathon.

3rd XV Plate Final 

6 Apr

Head to Thurrock RFC and support our 3rd XV...

Lions vs Swindon Cancelled 

6 Apr

The first of our two home games this weekend, against Swindon Wildcats has now been cancelled and will not be re-scheduled.

Lions Fall to Buffalo After Poor First Period 

29 Mar

The Lee Valley Lions looked to make up for a frustrating 8-4 loss on the road in Swindon the previous weekend as they welcomed the Basingstoke Buffalo to the Den.

Seven Mad Minutes Cost Lions in Swindon 

29 Mar

After a weekend off, the Lee Valley Lions returned to action on Saturday as they travelled to Swindon to take on the NIHL2 Wildcats.

No badminton again this week 

27 Mar

Unfortunately we're still not able to use the sports hall tonight.

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority reviews its car park charges 

23 Mar

Lee Valley Regional Park Authority yesterday (Thursday 22 March) agreed to implement a set of changes to recently introduced car park charges in and around River Lee Country Park .

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Leyton Orient »

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Barrow – National League 

7 Apr

Leyton Orient return to action at Brisbane Road as they host struggling Barrow.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Maidenhead United – National League 

2 Apr

Leyton Orient will be hoping to make it three wins in a row when they host Maidenhead United.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Woking – National League 

24 Mar

Leyton Orient will be looking to finally record a home win and move away from the relegation zone.

MATCH PREVIEW: Eastleigh v Leyton Orient – National League 

17 Mar

The O’s will need a dramatic improvement following Tuesday night’s defeat, as they travel to face Eastleigh.

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Ebbsfleet United – National League 

10 Mar

Leyton Orient will now have to turn their attention to the National League after being knocked out of the FA Trophy in the week.

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

6 Mar

The O’s will be looking to put their capitulation from the first tie behind them and return to winning ways on the road when they make the long trip to...

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.

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Outdoors »

Endless Fox sex delivers results 

18 Apr

I am pleased to report that all my sleepless nights earlier in the year have been worthwhile.


18 Apr

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Still sh** at gulls 

17 Apr

Knew it looked interesting, but as usual not quite there on the execution...

Tree Pipit 

14 Apr

Back to the records again and I discover, not only how variable our reporting has been but that Tree Pipit, like Ring Ouzel, are much commoner in the autumn period at a ratio of 4:1 in favour of return migration.

Treat your little heroes and princesses to a magical May Bank Holiday at Lee Valley Park Farms 

13 Apr

Event: Super Hero and Princess Weekend Venue: Lee Valley Park Farms , Stubbins Hall Lane, Waltham Abbey, Essex, EN9 2EF Date: Saturday 5 Monday 7 May 2018 Times: 10:00-17:00 Price: Standard Entry - 10 Adult or Child.


11 Apr

With the addition of a Whitethroat and a surprise male Brambling, we have reached three figures, and in the second fastest time, which sounds quite good.

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Arts blogs »

Help us create The Mill of the future! 

15 Apr

Want to shape the future of The Mill? We’re looking for new Trustees.

Thirsty? Refill at The Mill! 

8 Apr

We’ve always offered free tap water, and hot drinks for a small donation of 50p, and you can now find us on the Refill app ! Refill is a national, practical tap water campaign that aims to make refilling your bot tle as easy, convenient and cheap ...

Ton up for Don! 

3 Apr

Walthamstow resident Andrew Donald ‘Don’ Campbell is celebrating his 100th birthday this month The Mill does like to host a good party; exhibition launches, children’s birthdays, Star Wars Day, or my favourite, Apple Day.

Chase your dream – Waltham Forest Echo February 2018 

14 Mar

The Mill Singing Group Walt Disney once said: “All our dreams can come true if we have the courage to pursue them.

EMD Cinema: Set for revival… 

12 Mar

  The McGuffin Film Society is pleased to confirm that Waltham Forest’s councillors will next week be asked to consider an ambitious plan to secure the long term future of the EMD Cinema as a flagship venue for arts and culture.

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Classes over the Early May Bank Holiday 

19 Apr

May is the month of bank holidays! Check out the list below to find out which classes are open over the Early May bank Holiday.

Morris and the Gardens of Spring 

13 Apr

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Ravilious & Co 

13 Apr

We detoured from the M6 via the M42 to the M40 and a few miles south of Warwick we arrived at Compton Verney to see the exhibition Ravilious Co: The Pattern Of Friendship .

Map of London’s miniature steam train rides 

5 Apr

We all love a steam train, and while the big beasts make occasional weekend trips though the city, there are a surprisingly large number of miniature steam trains chugging along little railways around parts of London as well.

Fuck 18 this Saturday! 

4 Apr

Catch a tawdry, time-travelling jaunt in Walthamstow this weekend! Fuck 18 is the latest show from Bread and Butter Productions coming to The CentrE17 this Saturday.

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