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A-Level results day: Moment of truth for students in Chingford and Walthamstow 

17 Aug

EMOTIONS were running high this morning as students across Chingford and Waltham Forest picked up their A-Level results.


VIDEO: Firefighters on scene as blaze breaks out at restaurant 

12 Aug

Fire crews were called to Walthamstow town centre after a blaze broke out at a restaurant.


House prices in area have doubled over past five years 

4 Aug

The cost of an average home in Walthamstow has more than doubled in the past five years, new research has found.


Gigs look set to return to this famous old music venue 

27 Jul

Live concerts look set to return to a historic Walthamstow music venue as part of a redevelopment of the site.


Bringing the glory days of 1960s Walthamstow back to life 

27 Jul

A new exhibition is bring the glory days of 1960 Walthamstow back to life...


Plans approved for £130m project to build 300 new homes 

24 Jul

Plans have been approved for a £130 million project in Walthamstow, which developers say will provide more than 300 new homes.


Singer returns home after finding fame in Rio by busking on streets 

21 Jul

Every artist has a story to share about their rise to stardom, but Walthamstow singer Jesuton has forged a path like no other.


Wolf of Walthamstow may donate profits from his £25,000 tuck shop to charity 

20 Jul

A TEENAGE sensation who made £25,000 from a tuck shop he set up in his school toilets is considering donating the profits to the charity that mentors him.


GALLERY: Record numbers attend annual festival 

18 Jul

CROWDS flocked to the annual Walthamstow Garden Party last weekend.


Crowds flock to festival for music, comedy and theatre 

18 Jul

CROWDS flocked to the fourth annual Walthamstow Garden Party last weekend.


Have you seen this man? No one has seen him since Thursday 

15 Jul

A MAN has gone missing from Walthamstow.


Smiles all round at women’s group summer festival 

12 Jul

The Women of Walthamstow Uniting summer festival took place on Sunday (July 9) in Walthamstow Town Square.


Garden party offers something for all the family 

11 Jul

THE annual Walthamstow Garden Party will take place this weekend.


Boy dubbed ‘Wolf of Walthamstow’ makes £50,000 selling sweets at school 

10 Jul

Nathan John-Baptiste poses in a suit (Picture: Walking Talking Shop) A schoolboy who started with £5 has enjoyed a plush lifestyle, with trips up the Shard and fine dining, by selling sweets at school.


Schoolboy dubbed Wolf of Walthamstow builds £50,000-a-year tuck shop empire from boys’ toilets employing 11 sellers and taking orders from Snapchat 

10 Jul

Nathan John-Baptiste, 15, says he likes dining at The Shard skyscraper and plans to become a millionaire by working in stockbroking...


This Turkish restaurant is coming to Walthamstow- and critics say only Gordon Ramsay can beat it 

6 Jul

A popular kebab chain, rated the second best place to eat in London behind a Gordon Ramsey restaurant, is replacing bust retail giant BHS in Walthamstow.


Joyce shares insight into life during WWII as she celebrates 100th birthday 

3 Jul

WHEN Joyce Roden moved to Walthamstow in 1949 it was an entirely different place.


Tower blocks in Walthamstow ARE being investigated in wake of Grenfell disaster, MP claims 

30 Jun

Stella Creasy has claimed tower blocks in Walthamstow are having their cladding investigated amid rising safety concerns.


FOUND: ‘Vulnerable’ woman who went missing 

30 Jun

A 'vulnerable' Somali woman who went missing from Walthamstow has been found.


Appeal issued to find ‘vulnerable’ missing woman 

30 Jun

A “VULNERABLE” Somali woman has gone missing from Walthamstow.


Comedy club announces top name acts rehearsing material for Edinburgh Festival 

27 Jun

The Red Imp Comedy Club, in Walthamstow, has announced its line-up of comic acts who will perform at the club throughout July in the lead up to this year’s Edinburgh Festival.


Foodie night market set for summer return 

21 Jun

A NIGHT food market is set to return to Walthamstow Town Square for eight weeks starting next month.


Walthamstow man, 33, charged with terrorism 

21 Jun

A MAN is due to appear in court charged with terrorism.


Community space nominated for top architecture gongs 

20 Jun

A new community space in Walthamstow has been shortlisted for two prestigious architecture awards.


Walthamstow witness to Finsbury Park mosque attack: ‘people were shocked and screaming’ 

19 Jun

A Waltham Forest man says people were “shocked and screaming” in the aftermath of an attack where a van was driven into worshippers near a north London mosque.


Fire rips through restaurant in high street 

15 Jun

A FIRE broke out at a restaurant in Walthamstow High Street in the early hours of this morning (Thursday, June 15).


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.


Then and now: Does it look different in black and white? 

10 Jun

Then and Now: Forest Road in Walthamstow looking towards Wood Street with Kingsley Road on left.


MP Creasy says nation wants ‘different direction’ after landslide win in Walthamstow 

9 Jun

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy says voters have called for the country to move in a “different direction” after she was re-elected with a huge majority on a good night for Labour.


GE2017 – Here’s why the Walthamstow candidates think you should vote for them 

6 Jun

AHEAD of the General Election this Thursday, June 8, we asked parliamentary candidates for Walthamstow to tell us why they deserve your vote.


Shock for school kids as England star pops in for lunch 

6 Jun

Children at a Walthamstow primary school had a lunch break they will never forget when they were joined by England striker Harry Kane.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Wildcard Lockwood 

14 Aug

If you have read my blog before, then what I am about to write will come as no surprise.


What’s on Monday 14 to Sunday 20 August 2017 

12 Aug

The BIG event this week is making the BIG animal! Local artist Vanessa is looking forward to local children’s help with constructing a new animal for the playroom.


Be Magnificent exhibition, William Morris Gallery 

12 Aug

The ‘Be Magnificent’ exhibition is the latest in what has been a series of fascinating shows at the William Morris Gallery.


Make Your Mark – monthly drawing class for all abilities 

10 Aug

5 – 25 September 2017 Monday evenings, 7pm – 9pm The Chequers and The Mill £50 covers all materials, room hire and model hire.


Mill Book Club Autumn 2017 

9 Aug

First Tuesday of the month, 7pm – 9pm £1 donation Everyone welcome In Autumn 2017, The Mill Book Club will be reading: 1 August – It Can’t Happen here, Sinclair Lewis 5 Sept (NO SESSION – reading The Mill On The Floss, George Elliot) 3 Oct...


FREE Training for Waltham Forest voluntary and community organisations 

9 Aug

The Community Waltham Forest (CWF) September 2017 to March 2018 free training programme is now available.


Call for Artists – Urban Nature Photography Exhibition 

9 Aug

Urban Nature: A photography exhibition exploring the urban and where nature and the city collide.


Women of Walthamstow Uniting! 

7 Aug

Amarjit and Mo at The Mill’s 5th Birthday Party.


Fabrications Exhibition Review 

7 Aug

By Beverley Harknett Do you have an interest in the creative use of textiles and materials? If so the latest exhibition at The Mill is a must for true fans of the fabric.


T-Shirt Design Workshop 

7 Aug

8 – 9 August 2017 2 – 4:00pm.


What’s on Monday 7 to Sunday 13 August 2017 

6 Aug

Here is a list – in date and time order  – of this week’s events and/or activities which are open to all.


Help make a new giant Mill animal 

6 Aug

Saturday 18 and Sunday 19 August 2017 10.30am – 1pm and 1.30pm – 4pm Free For children of all ages,  under 8s must be accompanied.


Team Mill recommends some Summer Reads #MillReads 

6 Aug

Looking for some summer reading? Why not drop by the Mill Honestly Library? Here’s a few recommendations from our staff and volunteers.


Holloway Prison Site 

3 Aug

Many of you will know that the Holloway Women’s Prison has been closed and the women sent out of London to prisons elsewhere.


New opening: Tuyo, Broadway Market, Hackney 

2 Aug

Tuyo  is a sunny, bright and airy  Mediterranean  restaurant with an E astern slant.


It’s been a long time! 

31 Jul

We know we havent posted much information lately, but we HAVE been busy.


Bru 

31 Jul

You know how people go on about how they have never seen Star Wars, well I had a similar claim.


The Walthamstow Mystery 

31 Jul

Today’s blog continues  with a look at another of the “other” murders that took place in London in 1888, that were not related to the Jack the Ripper crimes, but which took place in the same year.


What’s On – Monday 31 July to Sunday 6 August 2017 

30 Jul

Here is a list – in date and time order  – of this week’s events and/or activities which are open to all.


Buenaventura Cafe September Takeover! 

29 Jul

We are excited to welcome Buenaventura Vegan Tapas to the Hornbeam, for the month of September.


Mini Holland 28-7-17 

28 Jul

MINI HOLLAND Get involved with these consultations.


The Creative Team for our week long programme… 

28 Jul

Significant Seams are pleased to introduce the Creative Team leading an exciting week long summer programme focused on Natural Dyes and the Ecology of Craft for Waltham Forest residents 11-19 years old.


August: No Community Mondays, Plenty Going On! 

26 Jul

Community Mondays will not be running during August so that our fantastic crew of volunteers and facilitators can have a well-earned break.


Waltham Forest Green Open Homes – call for homes 

26 Jul

Have you done something with your home or workplace that makes it energy efficient or eco in some way? You might have gone the whole hog with solar panels, or have nifty gadgets that help you save energy.


Project Runway – fashion design day camp for 14-19 year olds 

25 Jul

31 July- 4 August 2017 2 – 4:00pm For 14-19 year olds Free – booking essential A catwalk show to display a variety of seasonal outfits, designed during the week-long camp.


The Secret Suburb – Higham Hill Walthamstow 

24 Jul

This was a tip-off from a friend and the realisation that I had actually never been to Higham Hill , it had remained mythologised as the termination point of the W15 bus with the automated robot voice stating its identity as the ‘W15 to Higham Hill...


Warner Road Street Party 

23 Jul

My better half lives on leafy, pleasant Warner Road.


What’s on – Monday 24 July to Sunday 30 July 2017 

23 Jul

Here is a list – in date and time order  – of this week’s events and/or activities which are open to all.


Montessori Play Group North London 

22 Jul

Every Monday, 24 July – 21 August 2017 Cost: £8 (siblings £4) Montessori Baby Group 9.30am – 10.20am Pregnancy – 15 months Montessori Toddler Group 10.30 – 11.20am 15 months – 4 years Support and encourage your child’s love of learning ...


1940s/50s French Antique Kitchen Unit 

20 Jul

  "Have nothing in your house that you do not know to be useful, or believe to be beautiful.



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