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Diesel spillage closes section of high road 

16 Jul

A section of Leytonstone High Road has been closed and diversions are in place due to a hazardous diesel spillage.


Author visits school for book tour and urges students to fundraise for refugees 

5 Jul

Students at a girls’ secondary school were given an insight into the refugee crisis when an author visited their school in Leytonstone.


Hospital invites kiddies to explore ambulances and learn about NHS at open day 

13 Jun

Families are invited to Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone for an open day to celebrate the past, present and future of the NHS.


Pensioner with dementia disappears from care home 

8 Jun

A search has been launched to trace a pensioner who disappeared from a care home in Leytonstone.


Aspiring chef secures spot in final for prestigious culinary scholarship 

1 Jun

A Leytonstone woman is one of 16 aspiring chefs to reach the final of a prestigious culinary scholarship programme.


School trip opens pupils’ eyes to work of council 

21 May

Pupils at a Leytonstone school were given an insight into how local government works by the mayor of their borough.


THEN AND NOW: Children playing in 1905 

7 May

This wonderful photo shows children playing in Harrow Green, Leytonstone.


Two children rescued from blaze at block of flats 

26 Apr

More than 20 firefighters pulled two children and two adults from a blaze at a converted block of flats in Leytonstone.


Leytonstone man tells government to deliver hard Brexit 

17 Apr

A man has urged Theresa May’s government to listen to the the “silent majority” and deliver a hard Brexit.


Get to know your community better at this weekend market 

14 Apr

A community market will be trialled in Leytonstone on four Saturdays this spring.


Streets cordoned off after early morning gunfire in Leytonstone 

11 Apr

Police have taped off several roads in Leytonstone after a firearm was reportedly discharged in the area.


Do you want your artwork displayed? 

30 Mar

Calling all artists.


Looking for somewhere to showcase your works of art? Sign up for this festival 

29 Mar

Calling all artists.


1000th tree planted in the Waltham Forest since October 2017 

22 Mar

The thousandth tree planted in Waltham Forest since October 2017 went up this morning, outside Connaught School for Girls in Leytonstone.


Man, 73, dies after five-car pile-up 

25 Jan

A man has died after a five-car pile-up on the A12 in Leytonstone.


Leytonstone crash: Hunt for BMW driver after man, 73, dies in five-car pile-up in east London 

25 Jan

A man has died following a five-car smash in east London.


Leytonstone crash: Man fighting for life after crashing car into lamppost in east London 

21 Jan

A man is fighting for life after crashing his car into a lamppost on a major east London road.


Central line part suspended and severe delays on rest of line 

11 Jan

The Central line will be suspended between Leytonstone and Marble Arch from 11am this morning for emergency engineering works.


School opens new building to students after £20m redevelopment 

8 Jan

A Leytonstone school seen the first lessons taught in its new building after a £20 million redevelopment project.


‘Warm and welcoming’ school rated ‘Good’ in new Ofsted report 

20 Dec

A Leytonstone school has been praised by inspectors after it received a “Good” rating from Ofsted.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Pie and Mash on the Leytonstone Arts Trail 

9 Jul

Jake Green’s brilliant photographic Pie and Mash project is on display at the Noted Eel and Pie House during the Leytonstone Arts Trail .


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...


FAROOQ QURESHI 

13 Jun

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


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.


Life Drawing / Free taster sessions 

5 Jun

Three consecutive two-hour classes in a spacious church hall in Leytonstone led by artist Michael Martin.


Margaret Spiers, Emma Mistry, Natalie Keymist / Three artists plus 

5 Jun

Glass, illustrations and photographs from a talented group of artists.


Jeff Moore / Ordinary Extraordinary 

5 Jun

A series of black and white portraits with a small intimate interview for each subject documenting seemingly ordinary women and celebrating their extraordinary contribution to society.


Rob Reed and Miguel Souto / Delimitations 

5 Jun

Paintings by Rob Reed and photography by Miguel Souto which invite reflection on the limits of time and space in the urban environment.


Waltham Forest Arts Club / Sources of Inspiration Walk and Exhibition 

29 May

Waltham Forest Arts Club and St John’s Church are inviting artists from Leytonstone and guest artists from beyond to create a piece of art to function as a placard or banner, portraying their personal source of inspiration.


Catherine Purves & Elizabeth de Monchaux / Directions 

29 May

Elizabeth de Monchaux: I enjoy the way the natural world disrupts the man made.


Nicky Stockley / Not in a gilded cage 

29 May

Hand made and decorated birds of Leytonstone.


Curated London Artisan Market 

29 May

Curated London Artsan Market is bringing together 30 handpicked artists, designers and makers from in and around the local community offering exclusive handmade items at excellent value.


Willie Nash and Arlene Wandera / Open Studios and Exhibition 

29 May

Willie Nash is a mixed media artist working within the mediums of Photography, Sculpture and Theatre.


Antonietta Torsiello / Responsive 

29 May

Looking at the importance of nature in expansion obsessed environments.


Paolo Boccacci / Cumulus 

29 May

My visual work explores the boundaries of vision and the subconscious perception of the world.


Claire Brett / Tamed 

27 May

Drawings and paintings in a small garden exploring humans’ relationship with other life.


Rupert Greyling & Martine Charalambou / Texture Colour 

27 May

Rupert’s work explores the effect of entropic forces on abstract man made ideals and materials, by simulating the concepts of human creation and exposing them to natural elements that transpose the original with a form that is similar, but with a ...


Elaine Kasket / Girl and the Sea 

27 May

I am a Leytonstone resident, psychologist, writer, and amateur photographer, and since the inception of the Arts Trail I have exhibited images from the window of my house.


Sue McQueen / A series of Prints and Paintings 

26 May

Sue McQueen is a painter and printmaker who lives and works in London.


Creative Bloc / Group Show 

26 May

Creative Bloc is a boundless and mobile group of artists whose shifting membership and wide catchment guarantees a lively and always changing membership.


Leytonstone & Wanstead Synagogue / Pop-up 

26 May

All participating artists are either members or supporters of, and local to, Leytonstone and Wanstead Synagogue.


Matthew Pritchard / All the fun of the fair 

25 May

“Scream if you want to go faster,” says the man, with a crooked grin.


Stuart Cameron / Portraits 

25 May

I have participated in the Art Trail about 6 times.


Carne Griffiths / Open Studio 

25 May

Although based near Hastings, I have kept strong links with Leytonstone, working from my studio on Norlington Road and using it as a base for my studio practice.


Helen Rowe / The Local 

25 May

Combined traditional and digital media graphic illustration based on and around and celebrating the beauty of the local area.


Carole Edrich / Messages in Movement 

25 May

Dance expresses the drive to create the perfect moments.


Samira Shah / Power of Mind, Creation of Hand, Eye for Art 

25 May

Samira has enjoyed art since a very young age, studying a diploma in graphic design in India before moving to London where she has been running her own family business alongside pursuing her art.


Sally Taylor / Affectionate Portraits of Local People 

25 May

Sally Taylor brings her incredible eye for detail to a new series of oil portraits of local people from the Francis Rd area.


Talvinder Sehmbi / Talvs Toons Showcase 

25 May

This is a variety of artwork I created over the years including A3 comics strips, cartoons and comic book art all inspired by the likes of underground music, cult films and comic books.



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