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POLL: Will McDonald’s new delivery service encourage obesity? 

23 Jun

The launch of the Leytonstone McDonald’s home delivery service has come under fire from an obesity campaigner who says it will only deepen the “greater health divide”.


Leytonstone Festival promises something for all music tastes 

15 Jun

THIS year’s Leytonstone Festival promises a line-up of performances and events that will not leave revellers disappointed.


History: Leytonstone House was home to two generations of politicians 

13 Jun

Edward Buxton (1840-1924) was a Liberal Party politician and served as MP for Walthamstow from 1885 to 1886.


Theatre company explores love and loss in wartime Europe 

30 May

Leytonstone?based theatre company Woodhouse Players will be showcasing Allies in the Ardennes, a historical play written by author David Flanagan, who has also lived in Leytonstone all his life.


Group from Tower Hamlets, Hackney, Leytonstone and Greenwich charged with anti-deportation protest at Stansted Airport 

3 May

Seventeen people have appeared in court today charged over an anti-deportation protest which saw activists lock themselves to a plane at Stansted Airport.


Festival fever to hit the high road 

3 May

FESTIVAL fever is set to hit Leytonstone High Road this month.


School rated in UK top 100 for exam results 

2 May

A Leytonstone school has been recognised by the government for gaining some of the most-improved GCSE results in the country.


Labour deputy leader hits the Leytonstone campaign trail 

27 Apr

LABOUR deputy leader Tom Watson has hit the campaign trail with "lifelong friend" John Cryer in Leytonstone.


To BID or not to BID: Council under fire over controversial business levy 

12 Apr

THE COUNCIL is coming under fire for collecting money from a dormant company set up to boost business in Leytonstone.


Does this Leytonstone cemetery hold clues on Jack the Ripper’s final victim? 

14 Mar

More than a century on from his crimes, experts and amateur sleuths alike remain fascinated by Jack the Ripper.


Happy Thursday! But there’s traffic delays in Ilford and Leytonstone this morning 

9 Mar

Happy Thursday! We're well on our way to the weekend now, but there's two more commutes to get through before the pub on Friday.


Chain ‘still committed’ to reopening historic pub despite sale problems 

28 Feb

A popular pub chain insists it remains committed to reopening a historic Leytonstone boozer, despite delays purchasing the property.


‘Keep Leytonstone Jobcentre open’ demand protestors against ‘savage’ welfare cuts 

22 Feb

HUNDREDS of people are petitioning the Department for Work and Pensions against its “savage” plans to close several jobcentres in east London.


Man who survived beheading attack at Leytonstone Tube station says Trump’s terror attack list ‘helping ISIS’ 

10 Feb

The President claimed the attack on Lyle Zimmerman was among 78 incidents which did not receive enough media coverage...


Do you think this comedian’s joke has a chance of winning the final of the UK Pun Championships? 

8 Feb

Leytonstone comedian Nigel Lovell only started on the comedy scene six years ago but has made it to the final of the UK pun championships 2017, which will be held in Leicester in April.


Leytonstone tube stabbing on Trump ‘under-reported’ terror attack list 

7 Feb

US President Donald Trump has named the 2015 Leytonstone tube stabbing as one of 78 “terrorist acts” he has accused the Western media or deliberately ignoring.


Artist handed OBE on New Year Honors list 

4 Jan

A Leytonstone artist says he is “completely surprised” after being awarded an OBE in the New Year Honours.


Search for attackers after man beaten and mugged 

28 Dec

Images have been released of two men police would like to speak to after a man was assaulted in Leytonstone.


Hip hop artist swaps career in law for music 

15 Dec

Leytonstone hip hop artist Lemzi’s career path took a dramatic turn after he graduated from the University of Manchester with a degree in law and criminology.


Central line closed with reports of ‘man with knife’ at Bank station 

14 Dec

The central line has been closed due to a police incident (Picture: PA) The central line has been closed due to a police incident with reports of a ‘man with a knife’ at Bank station.


Breaking – Central line on London Underground suspended as ‘Bank station evacuated by armed officers’ sparking rush hour chaos 

14 Dec

Transport For London announced at 5.40pm that there would be no services on the central line between Leytonstone and White City...


Central line trains not stopping at Stratford 

14 Dec

The Central line is closed between Leytonstone and White City this evening due to a police investigation.


‘So simple, so fresh and, honestly, so delicious’: Spanish cooking class review 

14 Dec

Our feature writer Mattie Lacey-Davidson reviews a new Spanish Tapas cooking class in Leytonstone.


Exhibition to honour creative people in Leyton and Leytonstone 

27 Nov

Studio 3 Arts, based in Church Lane, is honouring an array of inspiring people in Leyton and Leytonstone for its latest exhibition, Creative Profiles.


Outraged parents think school’s new unisex toilets will rapidly sexualise their children 

26 Nov

Buxton School in Leytonstone is adding the unisex loos into its new building (Picture: Google SV) A primary school is planning to fit unisex toilets for pupils, but hundreds of angry parents are trying to put a stop to it.


This inspirational family starred on this year’s Children in Need 

22 Nov

THE INSPIRATIONAL story of a Leytonstone family’s severely-disabled son featured on this year’s Children in Need.


Bravery award for heroic junior doctor caught up in Leytonstone Tube attack 

15 Nov

A HEROIC junior doctor who rushed to the aid of a victim of a knife attack has been given a prestigious bravery award.


A little bit of early festive fun is on the way 

4 Nov

Churches and businesses are set to bring a little early Christmas cheer to Leytonstone when a huge fair is staged in the town centre.


Have you seen this man? 

3 Nov

A MAN, 26, has been missing from Leytonstone for nearly a week.


Protesters tell Barclays ‘don’t bank on fracking’ 

1 Nov

Campaigners launched a protest outside a Barclays branch in Leytonstone in opposition to the bank’s funding of fracking.


Missing diabetic girl, 10, without medication since Saturday 

24 Oct

Concerns are growing for a diabetic girl, who went missing in Leytonstone on Saturday.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Art in a bakery 

13 Jun

Well, there’s art in a lift, art in caffs, art on the underground so today I went to see shyly if my three works of art looked presentable on the white walls next to a sixties’ cutie faded framed print at Butlers Bakery in downtown east London in...


Clickety Click 

10 Jun

They came from all corners of east London.


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...


Let’s fill Leytonstone returns 

9 Jun

Every year Leytonstone Arts Trail invites everyone – children and adults alike – to participate in the trail by putting their own artistic creations into windows and gardens.


Celebrating ten years of the Trail 

9 Jun

Ten years old! Double figures.


A creative century 

9 Jun

Leytonstone’s history of creativity is one of inclusion, engagement and experimentation stretching as far back as its Victorian terraces.


Proofs for the 2017 Guide 

8 Jun

These proofs are intended for the artists participating in the Trail to check their own entry.


Three days, three exhibitions. 

6 Jun

That was the week that was.


Old West Ham to Stanley Kubrick’s Beckton 

4 Jun

Here’s some footage from the walk I did for Chapter 2 of my book This Other London in the summer of 2012, just before the London Olympics – starting in Leytonstone then going past West Ham Church and the site of Stratford Langthorne Abbey onwards...


CHRIS LORD / WHEN THE IMAGINATION WAKENS: LIVE POETRY 

4 Jun

Live poetry at Friends Meeting House Local poets reading their own work, and lovers of poetry reading poems of others; to accompany and complement the visual arts contribution by local quakers.


ART CATCHER / ST JOHN’S IN BLOOM 

4 Jun

Participatory artworks at St John the Baptist Church St John the Baptist Church together with Art Catcher Ltd and associated artists invite fellow creatives and the local community of all ages and backgrounds to join them in creating large scale ...


TAMU NKIWANE / HOUSE DIMPLEX 

4 Jun

DIY project space at Norlington Studios House Dimplex is a project space for Art, music and Performance events that disseminate in and around unit 5 at Norlington Road Studios.


DEEP THOUGHTS – NOMI RANA 

4 Jun

Paintings and drawings at Little Saigon During the day my work is nice and bright, come the night the dark comes out to play! Venue: Little Saigon Address: 686 High Rd Leytonstone, London E11 3AA Dates and times: Saturday 12–10pm Sunday 12–10pm ...


CARL BREWSTER – SPEAKING OF LONDON 

4 Jun

Photographs at Chef’s Corner The unity between the visual image and the spoken word.


PAZ MEDINA: TALES OF NOWHERE+ARTNET01 

4 Jun

Illustrations at The Luna Lounge Paz is a talented illustrator and fashion designer deeply inspired by surrealism, science fiction, art nouveau and psychedelia.


MARK HALLILEY: TRACES 

4 Jun

Painting / drawing at Artist’s home I use different media and processes to create images, which can be figurative or abstract.


JO PAUL: THREADS 

4 Jun

Mixed media at Theatre of Wine My work explores the intricate connections and dynamic relationships that we have with others and the intimate deep connection we strive for with the self, using textures, traces, threads and a variety of tactile ...


MIXED MUSE: MIXED MEDIA MADNESS 

4 Jun

Mixed media at Leytonstone United Free Church Acrylics, water colours, mixed media, life drawing, still-life drawing – variety is the key to the exhibit.


MARGARET SPIERS / BALANCE 

4 Jun

Fused glass at Leytonstone Library A selection of fused glass work focusing on colour, shape and texture.


Willie Nash and Arlene Wandera / Open Studios 

4 Jun

Photography and sculpture at Unit A-8 Norlington Studios Willie Nash is a photographer that creates surreal narratives that involve large scale sets and costumes.


test 

3 Jun

Mixed media at Fill the gap CreativeBloc, (the collective of creatives), meet regularly in Leytonstone, Loughton, and Walthamstow.


Fly tipping, 3rd June 

3 Jun

An assortment of household furniture and waste by the car park opposite the medical centre Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): High Road Leytonstone, E11 Report on FixMyStreet...


2017 – registered artists list 

2 Jun

EXHIBITORS 01 Nomi Rana / Deep Thoughts Little Saigon   02 Carl Brewster / Speaking of London Chef’s Corner   03 Claire Zanelli, Emma Zanelli, Alison Reader / Still:Life Leyton Technical   04 Paz Medina / Tales of Nowhere+ArtNet01 Luna Lounge...


People parking on public footpath’s, 26th May 

26 May

This is an almost every day problem especially every friday nights and saturday know happening almost every day!!!!!!!! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 35 Cathall Road, E11 Report on FixMyStreet...


Mattress on street, 8th May 

8 May

Mattress Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 294 High Road Leytonstone, E11 Report on FixMyStreet...


Rotary Foundation Entertains 

30 Apr

Debbie Hodge (RIBI President 18-19) and District Governor Helen were present at the event.


Leytonstone Festival is coming 

28 Apr

Leytonstone Festival...


Issue 14 Up Your Street 

22 Apr

Monday 24th April free 2-3pm.


LEYTONSTONE ARTS TRAIL 2017 Call for Artist 

6 Apr

LEYTONSTONE ARTS TRAIL 2017 Call for Artists - Registration Deadline Approaching http://www.



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