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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.


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.


Hyperlocal & blogs

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.


Istvan Zoeld / Homegrown Post-Organic 

25 May

I prefer spontaneity and mutability to a pre-established set of motifs or themes.


Local Artists / Waves, Motion & Stillness 

24 May

The exhibition is varied.


Ashton Hertz / Girls & Boys 

24 May

Venue: Luna Lounge Address: 7 Church Ln,  E11 1HG Dates and times: Saturdays 11am – 5pm Monday – Thursday 11am – 3pm Friday 11am – 7pm Sunday CLOSED Venue accessibility: No Artist’s contact: www.


Jake Green / Pie and Mash 

24 May

Born in London, raised in London developing an intimate style of observational photography and film which has become a signature of his work.


Ali Iscan / Flow 

24 May

NEW: Exhibiting 2018’s unseen pieces using mix media, oil painting and sculpture.


Stengun Drawings / Plant Lover 

24 May

The work is a study of botanicals and everything that I love about them.


Sarah Ross / Runaway World 

24 May

Runaway World is a hand created piece of artwork made from mixed media including ink, paint and collage.


Brett Banks and Mary Knight curate / WILD 

24 May

Brett Banks and Mary Knight are curating their second outdoor 3D exhibition, Wild, in the grounds of the Quaker Meeting House.


Pupils from Acorn Paediatric Ward Schoolroom / From little acorns… 

24 May

Some of the lovely young people who have visited the Acorn Ward Schoolroom and Playroom this year have worked with teaching and play staff to prepare a little happiness to share around the hospital.


Ellie Cox, Olmo Ramella, Paolo Ramella / IDENTITY 

24 May

Ellie is interested in investigating how gender affects our identity and how our mental states inform the way we perceive ourselves and others.


From the Darkroom / Shutter Stitch 

23 May

I try to create a “portrait of a place” in my work; a sense of the experience of specific places.


Costakis Costa / My Leytonstone 

23 May

Photos that I’ve taken over 38 yrs Venue: Marios Address: 562a High Road E11 3DH Dates and times: 10.15am – 4.15pm Monday -Thursday and Saturday.


William Claridge / Cultural Landscape 

23 May

This recent series “Cultural Landscape” explores Claridge’s perspective from different cultural settings around Europe, Africa and India.


Shirley Cullum / Open House Show 

23 May

My work ranges from exploring the use of motifs from pre-history, shifting between layers of paint and texture to figures symbolising the connections between us, animals and a chaotic world.


Paul Vallance / Anima rising: surrealistic collage 

23 May

Collage drawing on the influence of surrealism, Jungian psychology and mythology.


Street lighting, 17th May 

17 May

The street light number 15 doesn’t working.


Cars parked on pavements forcing pedestrians on the road – poor visibility, 14th May 

14 May

Risk of collision - pedestrians walking to Leytonstone station at risk.


Join us at the stall tomorrow 11.30-2pm outside Matalan 

11 May

We will be in Leytonstone, outside Matalan tomorrow with our stall.


Important dates for your diary 

10 May

On this coming Saturday, 12 May, between 12.00-14.00, we will be outside Matalan in Leytonstone with our stall.



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