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Over 50s treated to dinner, carols and entertainment at Christmas party thanks to supermarket’s donation 

14 Dec

A community association hosted a Christmas party for over 50s at the Ex-servicemen’s Club in Harvey Road, Leytonstone this week.


Police warn public not to approach ‘extremely ill’ man who disappeared from hospital 

12 Dec

Police are searching for an "extremely ill" man who disappeared from Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone at noon on Monday (December 11).


Snow in London shuts down tube lines causing travel chaos 

10 Dec

Snow falls in Leytonstone in East London this morning (Picture: Jeff Moore) There are severe delays on tube lines and buses today as London struggles to cope with snow.


Looking for gift ideas? This Christmas market trail has over 70 stalls to choose from 

1 Dec

A Christmas Market Trail will return to Leytonstone this weekend for the third year running.


TfL Central Line delays: Person killed after being hit by Tube train at Leytonstone 

13 Nov

A person has died after being hit by a train at a busy Tube station.


Home raided as part of huge police crackdown on gang crime 

9 Nov

A home in Leytonstone was raided as part of a police crackdown on gang crime and drug supply.


The owners of the Leyton Star are opening their new Leytonstone pub this week 

25 Oct

A popular pub chain is set to open its second branch in Waltham Forest later this week.


‘Man’s face slashed’ in Leytonstone knife attack 

9 Oct

The victim is in hospital with facial injuries where he remains in a serious condition.


Ale and cider lovers are in for a treat this weekend 

18 Sep

An ale and cider festival will be held at The Red Lion pub in Leytonstone High Road this weekend.


Ofcom slams Channel 4 News for wrongly naming Leytonstone extremist as Westminster attacker 

11 Sep

Ofcom has slammed Channel 4 News after it incorrectly named a Leytonstone extremist as the perpetrator of the Westminster terror attack.


Annual street festival draws crowds 

5 Sep

The annual Leytonstone StreetFest returned last weekend to bring a dynamic mix of workshops and activities for all the family.


Budding scientists, lawyers and engineers rip open their GCSE grades 

24 Aug

TEENAGERS tore open their GCSE grades today to find spectacular results, at Norlington School in Leytonstone, London.


Leytonstone braces itself for the biggest party of the year 

7 Aug

The biggest party in Leytonstone's social calendar is returning once again next month.


Driver with a ticket confronts parking warden for fining him 

4 Aug

Mr Moore recorded the moment he confronted the council attendant in Wolverhampton (Picture: Tom Moore/Facebook) A parking warden was caught on camera handing a driver a fine – despite him having paid for a ticket.


Two arrested after plane passenger ‘spots man sending text about abusing children’ 

3 Aug

Michael Kellar was allegedly sending a text about sexually assaulting children (Picture: AP) Two people have been arrested after a plane passenger allegedly noticed the man sitting in front of her was sending a text about sexually assaulting children.


Legoland retires a tiny Prince Phillip figure from its Buckingham Palace display 

3 Aug

Happy retirement, tiny Philip (Picture: Legoland) The repercussions of Prince Philip’s retirement from royal duties are being felt in ways that you couldn’t imagine.


Helicopter police officer spied on people sunbathing naked and having sex 

3 Aug

Adrian Pogmore has admitted misconduct in a public office (Picture: SWNS) A police officer spied on people sunbathing in their gardens and having sex outside from a helicopter flying overhead.


Man ‘stabbed in the bum’ on platform at Leytonstone station 

3 Aug

ONLOOKERS were in 'shock' after a man was stabbed in the bum stabbing on the platform of Leytonstone Underground station.


Man stabbed in the backside in unprovoked rush hour attack outside east London train station 

3 Aug

The man was stabbed in the backside at Leytonstone station just before 7pm, by two males and a female, who are still on the run, police said...


Woman gets 15 months in prison for pushing boyfriend to suicide with chilling text messages 

3 Aug

Carter was on the phone to her boyfriend when he died (Picture: AP) A 20-year-old woman has been sentenced to two and a half years after sending text messages to encourage her boyfriend to kill himself.


Man ‘stabbed on platform at Leytonstone tube station’ 

3 Aug

Leytonstone tube station (Picture: Google Maps) There has been a stabbing at Leytonstone tube station tonight, soon after rush hour.


Hero computer expert who stopped cyber attack that hit the NHS is arrested 

3 Aug

Marcus Hutchins has been arrested (Picture: Getty) A British computer expert who helped to stop the cyber attack that brought down the NHS has been arrested.


Young woman died after doctors refused her a scan and claimed she had a stomach bug 

3 Aug

Tessa Harker was sent home from hospital twice in the week of her death (Picture: North West News Service) A young woman died after doctors refused to give her a crucial scan, instead insisting she was suffering from nothing more than a stomach bug.


Fake policeman ‘killed man during bondage session then fled to Italy and murdered another’ 

3 Aug

Jason Marshall pretended he was a policeman when he allegedly attacked Peter Fasoli (Picture: PA) A man who was caught on camera smothering a computer repairman in his own home, fled to Italy after the murder and killed another man, a court heard.


Syrian refugee builds new life as an NHS doctor 

3 Aug

Dr Tirej Brimo is now working as an NHS doctor in Stafford (Picture: BBC) A Syrian refugee has finally graduated as a doctor in the UK after starting his degree 10 years ago in Aleppo.


Flat Earthers ‘turned down £38,000’ to promote this film poster 

3 Aug

Lots of people think Earth looks like this (Picture: Getty) Say what you want about Flat Earthers, but you can’t accuse them of selling out.


Counterfeit handbag empire brought down after thousands of fakes found in lock-ups 

10 Jul

Five fraudsters have escaped jail after a fake handbag-selling empire was uncovered operating from Leytonstone lock-ups.


Hero PCs nominated for bravery award for tackling Leytonstone tube attacker 

10 Jul

Four police officers who tackled the Leytonstone tube knifeman have been nominated for a top bravery award.


‘Five car pile-up’ in High Road 

7 Jul

Emergency services have been called to reports of a multiple car pile-up in Leytonstone.


Community festival kicks off to great start 

6 Jul

THE annual Leytonstone Festival has kicked off to a great start.


Flat destroyed in fire at converted block 

3 Jul

Four fire engines were dispatched when a block of converted flats burst into flamed in Leytonstone.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Leytonstone Community Fridge 

15 Dec

Community Fridge National Scheme...


London’s weekly railway news #227 

17 Nov

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… There’s a garden inside a tube station ticket office London Underground Sadiq Khan’s deputy mayor for transport has come under fire after “temporarily pausing” plans to buy more Jubilee ...


Street light not working at crossing, 14th November 

14 Nov

Street light above zebra crossing isn’t working, dangerous as drivers may not see people waiting.


Waltham Forest’s Environment 

27 Oct

London Toxicity Charge Cllr Loakes posted this on Facebook: Following yesterdays road traffic incident on Leytonstone High Rd, along with a recent incident in Hoe St, involving a pedestrian and the death of a pedestrian on Lea Bridge Rd just a couple...


Leytonstone on BBC London Robert Elms Show ‘Round Your Manor’ 

18 Oct

It was a real pleasure to go on the Robert Elms Show on BBC London yesterday to talk about the wonders of Leytonstone as part of the ‘Round Your Manor’ feature.


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.


Rubbish to be collected, 17th September 

17 Sep

Suitcases and trolley found in flower bed area along Cobden Road E11 next to alley way and opposite Sansom/Acacia Estate (door 123-159) Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 468 High Road Leytonstone...


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.


The kerb has broken away exposing a sharp metal plate., 13th September 

13 Sep

At the junction between Grove Green Road and Kingswood Road, the kerb has broken away where the metal strip crosses the pavement (the road crosses a bridge).


We are Local Sustainable Heroes! 

11 Sep

The Mill has been awarded the accolade of Local Sustainable Hero Award 2017  from ItDoesTheJob.


Rubbish in neighbours garden, 5th September 

5 Sep

Neighbour has had rubbish building up in their garden for weeks and they do not attempt to get rid of it Address is 64 Kingswood Road, Leytonstone Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 60 Kingswood...


Crane without warning light, 28th August 

28 Aug

Crane near Leytonstone overground station doesn't have a warning light at night.


The Heathcote Arms to re-open in October 

18 Aug

Great news at last regarding our beloved Heathcote Arms in Leytonstone.


Open City Documentary Festival (5-10 September) 

18 Aug

As part of this year’s Open City Documentary Festival (5-10 September), we will be presenting a collection of events around artists/filmmakers John Smith and Andrew Kötting.


Vibrating house since roadworks, 5th August 

5 Aug

There has just been a ramp/raising of the road outside my house, on Grove Green Road, near Drayton Road, as part of the ongoing works in the area.


London’s weekly railway news #212 

4 Aug

A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Sitting in the driving seat on a DLR train London Underground Proposals for Old Kent Road’s Underground station name SE1 The Mayor of Watford has said she will “not let go” of plans for a ...


Tree leaning over at 30 degree angle, 21st July 

21 Jul

Tree at corner of Leytonstone High Road and Ferndale Road is seriously leaning over, and no longer has any supports.


Extended shows…. 

16 Jul

Did you miss any of the shows? – well fear not – there is still an plenty of art on the High Road and beyond this week-end and through til August… Starting from the top of the High Road: All You Read is Love – Kate & Kev Rice (plus others) ...


How was it for you? 

16 Jul

We are sad that the official Trail is over but… we love the fact that some art still remains and are still gathering feedback from everyone who showed or visited the Trail.


10 inch pothole, 14th July 

14 Jul

Sunken drain about 10 inches by 6 inches and 3 inches deep.


Trip hazard due to incomplete pavement works, 10th July 

10 Jul

After carrying out the works for the mini-holland project on the junction of Langthorne Road and Grove Green Road the pavement which was dug up by the contractor hasn't been resurfaced and is now very uneven and a trip hazard due to the...


Wanstead’s Santander branch to close 

7 Jul

Santander has written to its Wanstead customers to tell them that their branch is to close in November.


Laura Lea / Come Create! 

5 Jul

Come and create at Laura Lea: packed full of beautiful artwork and homewares, not to mention Arts Trail exhibition by Hannah Slaney, raffle for Great Ormond Street Hospital and Kids Competition (win £50 of art materials, Laura Lea Design is pushing ...


Like what we do? 

3 Jul

We hope you’re enjoying the Trail – loads more to see and do this week, with a final glorious week-end ahead of us.


Open Houses and Private Views 

2 Jul

Open House exhibitions Several artists are opening their own homes / gardens to show their work this week – a particular privilege to visit.


Calling Young Artists 

2 Jul

We’ve got some brilliant events for children and families coming up – Young Artists of Leytonstone, come and join the Trail! I love Leytonstone under 15’s competition I Love Leytonstone Because….


Meet artist Rebecca LINDSAY – ADDY 

30 Jun

Arts Trail: Have you shown this work before / hosted this event before? No I haven’t.


Meet mixed-media artist Jo Paul 

30 Jun

Jo Paul is showing at Theatre of Wine Arts Trail: Have you shown this work before? Two of the pieces I am showing have been shown before – one is an Amnesty International commission.


Meet Hannah Slaney, photographer and image-maker 

29 Jun

Hanny Slaney is showing at Laura Lea Design Arts Trail: Have you shown this work before / hosted this event before? Some of the works have been shown before at Laura Lea design, also at Le Petite Corner back in March this year and previously at The ...


Meet Illustrator Paz Medina 

29 Jun

Paz Medina is showing at Luna Lounge.



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