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‘Shut up or we’ll kill you’: Towpath robbery victim recounts terrifying ordeal as cops appeal for information 

7 Aug

‘Shut up or we’ll kill you’: Towpath robbery victim recounts terrifying ordeal as cops appeal for information 20 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> A gang of masked robbers surrounded a young father as he cycled beside a canal, punched him to the ...


Knifepoint robbers target six men in four days on canal towpath near Lea Valley Marina in Clapton 

4 Aug

Knifepoint robbers target six men in four days on canal towpath near Lea Valley Marina in Clapton 45 minutes ago Ramzy Alwakeel --> Knifepoint robbers have targeted six men in a terrifying crime spree on the towpath by the River Lea since Tuesday.


Knifepoint robbers target six men in four days on canal towpath near Lea Valley Marina in Clapton 

4 Aug

Knifepoint robbers have targeted six men in a terrifying crime spree on the towpath by the River Lea since Tuesday.


Park awarded nine Green Flags for high environmental standards 

19 Jul

NINE open spaces across the Lee Valley Regional Park has been awarded Green Flag Awards for 2017.


Need ideas for Mother’s Day? 

22 Mar

Stuck for mother’s day ideas this year? Find out what is happening at the different Lee Valley Regional Parks across London this weekend...


A wheely good day had by all at Lee Valley VeloPark 

7 Mar

A group of students swapped the playing fields for an Olympic race-track in a one-off physical education lesson.


Olympic boxer Nicola Adams inspiring young cyclists at Lee Valley VeloPark 

1 Mar

The world’s first-ever female boxing champion, Nicola Adams, is hoping to inspire youngsters to join the Prudential Ride London.


MP proposes funding changes for £10m Lee Valley Park 

23 Feb

The funding of a 26-mile long park that passes through Stratford could change if a parliamentary bill is approved.


Adventures in the Lea Valley: stirring images of strange and surreal beauty in East London 

12 Jan

Photograph: Polly Braden and David Campany Ask anyone the reason why they moved to East London, and chances are you won’t hear the response: “To be close to nature.


Take a ramble through the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

30 Dec

A host of free volunteer-led walks through the Lee Valley, including Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, are to be held in 2017.


Paralympic star Andy Lapthorne returns to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

23 Sep

Double Rio Paralympic medallist Andy Lapthorne will return to Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre today in a bid to find the next generation of wheelchair tennis stars.


Plaistow pupils help take over Lee Valley VeloPark 

13 Jul

More than 240 children, including Cumberland School students, got on their bikes for a new cycling initiative.


Aldwyck and Mears provide funding to local school 

11 Jul

Aldwyck Housing Group is delighted to announce it has provided Portfields Primary School in Newport Pagnell with £8,000 to purchase interactive screens for the schools’ new classroom block.


Photographer hanged himself in woods, inquest concludes 

20 Apr

A commercial photographer was found hanged in thick woodland in Lea Valley Park after a lengthy search, an inquest heard yesterday.


Eight-year-old taking on 50 mile cycle from Lee Valley VeloPark 

15 Apr

Cyclists of all ages and abilities are set to take part in the Thames Bridges Bike Ride to raise money for the Stroke Association.


Cycling stars set for World Championships at Lee Valley Velopark 

19 Feb

The biggest names in world cycling will roll into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in two weeks’ time for what is expected to be the biggest UCI Track Cycling World Championships of the modern era.


Lee Valley VeloStudio launches monthly membership scheme 

20 Jan

Set yourself a New Years’ get-fit regime, but struggling to keep up...


Rowing records broken at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park championships 

15 Dec

Thousands visited the Lee Valley VeloPark on Saturday for the biggest-ever British Indoor Rowing Championships.


NSPCC 60 Minute Challenge at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

4 Oct

Runners of all ages and abilities took to the track in the Lee Valley VeloPark this morning for the NSPCC’s inaugural 60 Minute Challenge.


Futuristic cycle training in velodrome could turn you into the next Bradley Wiggins 

17 Sep

A futuristic cycling training gym has been unveiled at Lee Valley Velopark, so heavy smoker and reporter Barnaby Davis was put through his paces.


East Ham pupils take on Olympic slalom course 

10 Jul

Pupils at an East Ham school made a splash when they took on an Olympic canoeing course at Lee Valley White Water Centre.


Sir Bradley Wiggins breaks cycling hour record at Lee Valley Velodrome 

8 Jun

In his own words, Sir Bradley Wiggins has “raised the bar” after smashing the world record for the furthest distance travelled in an hour by bicycle.


Marshes pavilion plans get green light from council ahead of public inquiry 

4 Jun

Campaigners demonstrate the footprint of the proposed pavilion on the Marshes.


Alarm raised over ‘hazardous’ run-off from fresh concrete laid in nature reserve 

12 May

Paths above the Middlesex Filter Beds in the Lea Valley nature reserve.


Second phase of Olympic Park housing scheme approved 

18 Dec

The second phase of a housing development at Chobham Manor on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has received unanimous approval from the London Legacy Development Corporation.


Cycling superstars return to Lee Valley Velopark for UCI World Cup 

10 Dec

The cycling superstars that lit up 2012 returned to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park at the weekend for the UCI Track World Cup.


Young tennis stars compete at Lee Valley finals 

5 Dec

Some of the UK’s brightest young tennis prospects will compete at the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre today.


Wheelchair tennis players do battle in Olympic Park today 

25 Nov

The world’s top wheelchair tennis players will kick off a five day tournament at Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre today.


Competition: Tickets for Revolution Series cycling tournament at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park 

23 Oct

We’re giving one lucky family the chance to win four tickets to see some of the best cyclists in the world compete at round one of the Revolution Series taking place at Lee Valley VeloPark in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park tomorrow.


Plaistow schoolchildren on the heels of Chris Hoy at schools festival 

20 Oct

Schoolchildren cycled in the tracks of Olympians during an exclusive coaching session at the Lee Valley VeloPort.


Feature: Hitting the mountain bike trails at Lee Valley VeloPark 

16 Oct

Cycling in this country seems to be the thing that suddenly all your mates are obsessing over.


Hyperlocal & blogs

What’s in the bags this week – 16 August 

16 Aug

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Fungi, Fruit & Forest Fun 

14 Aug

Summer Activities for Children and Families with Organiclea Some extra opportunities to enjoy Hawkwood and do something a little different this summer! Monday 21st August 10am – 1pm – Mushroom Monday (Booking essential) Come and learn fun ways to...


Open Day Plant Sale 

14 Aug

Open Day and Plant Sale Sunday 27 August, Hawkwood Nursery This month’s open day takes a look ahead to the coming colder months, with an opportunity to skill-up and buy seedlings to plant for winter.


What’s in the bags this week – 9 August 

7 Aug

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Cyclists attacked by armed robbers near Hackney canal 

7 Aug

Officers have urged locals to remain vigilant Pic: Metropolitan Police Police are appealing to Hackney’s boating community for information about a string of armed robberies on a canal towpath.


Community Picnic 20th August 

2 Aug

Join us for a picnic! Save Lea Marshes is organising a picnic on Sunday 20 August, from midday, on the open green space in front of the entrance to the Waterworks Centre.


What’s in the bags this week – 2 August 

31 Jul

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Straw and Clay Building Courses 

26 Jul

Straw Works, straw bale building specialists, are coming to Hawkwood Nursery to run two five day courses, one on straw bale wall raising, and one on clay plastering.


What’s in the bags this week – 26 July 

24 Jul

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Job Opportunity – Stalls 

21 Jul

Saturday Stall worker We run two community market stalls on Saturdays selling organic and ultra-local sustainably grown fruit and vegetables, homemade bread, jams and preserves.


Regional Park honoured with extra Green Flag and renewed Heritage status during anniversary year 

18 Jul

River Lee Country Park today joins eight other green, open spaces across Lee Valley Regional Park as they are each awarded a prestigious Green Flag Award for 2017.


What’s in the bags this week – 19 July 

17 Jul

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Herbal Open Day 

13 Jul

Join us for a plant medicine-themed open day this month as we delve into the healing elements of Hawkwood’s growing site and explore the fluid edges between food and medicine.


A Victory Followed By Worrying Developments 

11 Jul

We are pleased that the decision to refuse the car wash has been upheld and what’s more on grounds which uphold the legal protections for Metropolitan Open Land (MOL).


What’s in the bags this week – 12 July 

10 Jul

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Car Wash: Appeal Dismissed by Planning Inspectorate 

8 Jul

The cordoned off car wash at Leyton Marshes car park, on Lea Bridge Road.


Become a Buddy 

4 Jul

Become an Organiclea buddy Induction day: Wednesday 2nd August 10am – 4pm We are looking for volunteers at Hawkwood Plant Nursery to ‘buddy’ other volunteers who have higher support needs and with this initial support, demonstrate rapidly ...


What’s in the bags this week – 5 July 

3 Jul

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


Lea Valley Heritage Alliance 

30 Jun

Lea Valley Heritage Alliance...


What’s in the bags this week – 28 June 

27 Jun

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


East and Eden 

27 Jun

“Still there’s a light I hold before me, You’re the measure of my dreams” The Pogues, Rainy Night In Soho “There seems to be a lot about measurement at the moment, said Rod, one of this year’s crop of trainees, and now Salad Secretary, on...


Job Opportunity – Schools 

23 Jun

Schools Development Coordinator 2-4 days/week, initial 1 year contract We are seeking to recruit a Schools Development Coordinator to support our expanding work with schools.


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.


What’s in the bags this week – 21 June 

19 Jun

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


June Open Day 

16 Jun

Sunday 25 June is the monthly open day and this time it has a family focus.


Land of Hope and Dreams 

14 Jun

Great bodies of water have passed under the Lea Bridge since lines last lapped onto this blog page.


What’s in the bags this week – 14 June 

12 Jun

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


What’s in the bags this week – 7 June 

5 Jun

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.


FREE: Ice Skating session at Lee Valley 

4 Jun

Hi  I've won an ice skating session at Lee Valley Ice Rink - but I'm unable to use it.


What’s in the bags this week – 31 May 

30 May

Here are the details of this week’s box scheme fruit and veg bags.



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