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CCG wants to cut walk-in centres and make more emergency appointments 

19 Aug

Redbridge CCG want to reduce the number of walk-in centres and increase the number of emergency appointments.


Photos, drawings and first person accounts illustrate ‘A People’s History’ 

19 Aug

This month A People’s History of Walthamstow has been published by James Diamond, an author from the area.


Letter: Joanna Lumley backs Macmillan Cancer Support’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning 

19 Aug

Macmillan Cancer Support’s World Biggest Coffee Morning event is fast approaching and we would love for readers in Essex to get involved.


Maternity helpline gets 1,000 calls per month 

19 Aug

A hospital trust’s maternity helpline is proving popular with new and expectant mums.


Village library and council offices to temporarily close while heating is installed 

19 Aug

A village library and parish council offices will be closed for a week and a half.


PREVIEW: New tour celebrates Thin Lizzy’s Live and Dangerous – 40 years on 

19 Aug

AS ONE of the finest rock drummers of his generation – and his generation spawned a lot – Thin Lizzy’s Brian Downey has been there, done that and got the T-shirt during his long career.


Poundland’s new £1 anti-ageing skincare reviewed 

19 Aug

Budget retailer Poundland has developed six skincare products aimed at tackling wrinkles, Katie Wright reports...


Correction: Article on male ritual circumcision did not reflect my views. 

19 Aug

On May 16, an article about me was published in the East London Guardian about a talk I gave.


Teenage pilot takes stunning aerial photos of fire 

19 Aug

A young pilot celebrating his A Level results took photos of a huge fire as he soared through the skies above.


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Hightide Festival 

18 Aug

Enjoy while you can.


Coppermill Survey 

18 Aug

And another survey! Coppermill...


Road Safety Survey 

18 Aug

Another survey by the Council Road Safety...


Walkabout in the Lea Valley 

18 Aug

Hi everyone, hope that you have five minutes or so to sit down and read some detail!! Introduction and context Please see below the notes made of a walkabout meeting last Saturday between several of our members, friends from Save Lea Marshes and Cllr...


Council ignored guidlines 

18 Aug

Council takes Government to Court Council ignored guidelines...


Town Hall improvements 

18 Aug

The council wants your ideas for improving the gardens in front of the Town Hall.


Lamoud and David are doing food every weekend at The Coppermill. 

10 Aug

Friday night is mostly veggie/vegan burgers and chicken, lamb and beef burgers – all with chips and salad.


Wood Street Library Update 3 

10 Aug

Well for August this has been a very busy month! The Cabinet held a meeting to decide the future of Wood Street Library and the labour Group agreed to relocate it to 3 retail units which are being built on the old Coop site in Wood Street.


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Comment »

Shame He Wasn’t Working For Uber…He Could Have Got A Not Guilty From An ‘On Side’ Magistrate??? 

18 Jul

Milton Keynes Council and Thames Valley Police have shown London, Reading and York, how to put together a case against a Privat Hire driver, illegally plying for hire outside his licensed area, after TfL and Reading council failed miserably to bring ...


What’s TFL’s Connection With Baron Arbuthnot, Nothing To See Here…Mind The Gap! 

15 Jul

Thales awarded London Underground Sub-Surface Lines resignalling contract UK: Transport for London announced on August 3 that it had awarded sole bidder Thales a £760m contract to renew the signalling and train control systems on London Underground'...


VOLUNTEER TAXI DRIVERS NEEDED… LTFUC Trip To Southend On Sea. 

5 Jul

It will not be long before the London Taxi Drivers’ Fund for Underprivileged Children host our annual day trip to Southend-on-Sea.


It’s All Been A Game Of Connection. After Our Dunkirk Moment, We Fight Them On The Streets. 

2 Jul

Remember the Leytonstone Uber driver slasher attack? Turned out he'd been sectioned under the mental Health act, had been on medication for mental health problems...


PRIVACY POLICY 

17 May

Rooms of our Own Privacy Policy This document was created using a template from SEQ Legal (https://seqlegal.


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Politicians »

Chingford Labour Selects Faiza Shaheen As Next Prospective Parliamentary Candidate 

7 Aug

Update by Gary Lefley – Chair – CWG Labour Dear All, It’s an exciting time for Labour in Chingford and Woodford Green.


CLYDE KITSON – veteran local campaigner 

4 Jul

Clyde Kitson – campaigner for local people for many years It is with great sorrow that we mourn the passing of Clyde Kitson, who lost his battle with cancer a few days ago..


FAROOQ QURESHI 

13 Jun

Farooq Qureshi The Liberal Democrats are utterly devastated at the passing of former Waltham Forest Councillor Farooq Qureshi .


Celebrating Carers Week (11 – 17 June) 

7 Jun

Carers Week (11-17 June) is an annual awareness campaign to bring caring right out into the open – recognising and celebrating the contribution carers make to families and communities throughout the UK.


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.


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LocalGov »

Flytipping left unattended for over 2 weeks, 18th August 

18 Aug

This was reported 2 weeks ago, no action has been taken by you council.


Organisational Structure Chart for Adult Social Care & Public Health Directorates 

17 Aug

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to James Withington on 17 August 2018 .


Organisational Structure Chart for Adult Social Care & Public Health Directorates 

16 Aug

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to James Withington on 16 August 2018 .


Organisational Structure Chart for Adult Social Care & Public Health Directorates 

16 Aug

Follow up sent to Waltham Forest Borough Council by James Withington on 16 August 2018 .


Village cafe Old church road, 14th August 

14 Aug

The village cafe at Old church road is taking up quite a large area outside encroaching stopping those who are in a wheelchair having access to the pavement/ kerb Report on FixMyStreet...


Freedom of Information request – Parking 

14 Aug

Response by Waltham Forest Borough Council to Ross on 14 August 2018 .


Freedom of Information request – Parking 

14 Aug

Request sent to Waltham Forest Borough Council by Ross on 14 August 2018 .


Car park at hollow ponds full of rubbish, 13th August 

13 Aug

Main car park at hollow ponds full of rubbish Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): Road Sign Near Entrance To Whipps Cross Hospital Whipps Cross Road, E11 Report on FixMyStreet...


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Local sport »

Jack’s Back! Defenceman Ball Returns to the Den 

16 Aug

The Lee Valley Lions are delighted to welcome defenceman Jack Ball back to the club after almost four years away, as he becomes our latest signing ahead of the 2018-19 campaign.


YOU could help the Lions! 

16 Aug

The Lee Valley Lions are looking for volunteers to help on match days for the following: Announcer Goal Judge Someone to produce and sell programmes A Kit Manager (This person or persons will need to be available for both home and away games...


Lions Strengthen Defence with Trotter 

16 Aug

The Lee Valley Lions are thrilled to announce the addition of defenceman Joe Trotter for the 2018-19 season.


Mallet’s Back Between the Pipes 

15 Aug

The Lee Valley Lions are delighted to welcome back netminder Aaron Mallet, who returns to the team after three years away.


Andrew Stays on for Third Season in Net 

15 Aug

The Lee Valley Lions are delighted to confirm our first goaltender for this season, as James Andrew signs up for his third season with the club.


Former Lions Junior Sullivan Returns Home 

13 Aug

The Lee Valley Lions are delighted to announce our next new face for the 2018-19 season, as forward Jordan Sullivan joins the team.


Berry is Back 

12 Aug

The Lee Valley Lions are delighted to welcome back Joe Berry for the 2018-19 season, after two years away from the Den.


Defensive Talent O’Brien Makes Senior Bow with Lions 

11 Aug

The Lee Valley Lions are delighted to announce defenceman James O’Brien as the next addition to our squad for the upcoming season.


Lions snap up goalscorer Jacobs 

8 Aug

The Lions are pleased to announce the signing of forward Michael Jacobs.


Lions sign Czech forward Hnilica 

8 Aug

Lee Valley Lions are pleased to announce the signing of Tom Hnilica as the club’s non-British trained player for the 2018/2019 season.


Ellis 50th parkrun 

25 Jul

Ellis celebrating completing his 50th parkrun.


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Leyton Orient »

MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Boreham Wood- National League 

18 Aug

On Tuesday night Orient recorded their first win of the new season at Maidstone United, maintaining their unbeaten start to the season.


Leyton Orient 2 Barrow AFC 2, 11/8/18 

12 Aug

A game which...


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Barrow- National League 

11 Aug

On Tuesday night the O’s came agonizingly close to claiming their first win of the season, only for them to be denied all three points thanks to a deflected goal...


School Report: Leyton Orient 2017/18 

14 Jun

Just because the season ended ages ago and it's the World Cup, doesn't mean there isn't time to run the rule over Leyton Orient's class of 2017/18...


MATCH PREVIEW: Gateshead v Leyton Orient – National League 

28 Apr

Leyton Orient make the long trip north to Gateshead to close out their campaign.


MATCH PREVIEW: Leyton Orient v Wrexham AFC – National League 

21 Apr

Leyton Orient will be hoping to put their recent defeat behind them and continue the good form they have shown in recent weeks and finishing the season strongly.


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.


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Outdoors »

The written word and the reading voice 

9 Aug

This is mostly a post for writers, though I think it is equally interesting for pure readers too.


Insects abound 

7 Aug

My herb bed has finished being edible for the year and is flowering like crazy - of particular attraction to legions of hoverflies and hordes of Tachina Fera is the mint.


An armchair full of Magpies 

6 Aug

I am writing this sat in my armchair, which is where I retire to whenever IOC revisions are on the cards.


Sunset over the Flats 

5 Aug

The rest of my birding weekend did not live up to the glory of Saturday morning, but no matter.


Black(wit) Gold 

4 Aug

Last night I made a plan.


Financial planning 

2 Aug

I have never really been one for budgeting, but the recent Chateau improvements have been so painful that I have been forced to actually keep track of outgoings.


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Arts blogs »

Our story so far: the past, present and future 

4 Jul

What do I love about The Mill? Coming in and feeling that I’m visiting the Cheers film set where everybody knows my name! What do I wish for The Mill? I hope we never lose the big glass frontage that shows the world what’s happening inside our ...


2018: a bumper year 

11 Jun

This year Leytonstone Arts Trail (LAT) has a record number of participants – nearly 50 – showing works across the spectrum as well as events and markets to enhance the trail.


Ellie Cox, Olmo Ramella, Paolo Ramella / IDENTITY 

11 Jun

Ellie is interested in investigating how gender affects our identity and how our mental states inform the way we perceive ourselves and others.


Announcing the Grow Your Idea 2 winners! 

10 Jun

We are really pleased to introduce the Grow Your Idea 2 competition winners, who will all be organising activities at The Mill over the next few months.


Who dares wins! 

5 Jun

Article featured in June 2018 Waltham Forest Echo Life without risk is life stuck in a rut.


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Features »

Custom House 

12 Aug

Post to the west Leamouth Post to the south Silvertown Bell Lane LA Lounge This was The Ram which stood at the junction with North Woolwich Road.


Cafe summer holiday closing times 

9 Aug

We’re having a short summer break so the cafe will be closed Fri 10 Aug and Tues 14-Fri 17 Aug.


Epping Forest in the heatwave 

9 Aug

It was probably unwise to head out into the Forest in the peak heat of the day at 3pm.


The Wonderful World of Off-Peak 

8 Aug

TfL is keen to get people travelling on the tube when it’s not so busy, and also beyond Zone 1.


Tickets Alert: Open Day at the Transport Museum overflow depot 

8 Aug

A huge shed packed full of old tube trains, buses, trams, and floors of railway ephemera, this is the Acton depot used by the London Transport Museum to store everything that wont fit into the museum.


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