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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.


Sign up for jumble trail to raise money for school 

29 Jun

A community group is offering the chance for Leytonstone residents to grab a bargain while raising money for a school.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


Waves of Disappearance: cinematic topographies of the North Eastern frontier 

28 Jun

This is an article I wrote at the end of 2006 for University of East London’s Journal of East London Studies – Rising East 6.


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.



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