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Not-so-itsy-bitsy tarantula found scurrying in Walthamstow garden 

29 Mar

A WOMAN got quite a fright when she saw a not-so-itsy-bitsy Chilean tarantula scuttling across her garden.


1920s Walthamstow: Touching fashion insight in rare historical photo 

27 Mar

THE STYLE of 1920s east London is touchingly revealed in a black and white photograph showing two young women outside their Walthamstow home.


Air ambulance touches down in Walthamstow 

24 Mar

AN AIR ambulance has touched down outside a shopping centre.


Peal rings from church for first time in decade as bell tower reopens 

21 Mar

Bells have rung from the tower of a Walthamstow church for the first time since a major renovation project.


Singer finds chart success in US with debut single 

13 Mar

Walthamstow singer Pallab Sarker can’t believe his luck at finding success in the US with his debut single, Morning in Brixton.


Firefighters tackle blaze at sweet shop 

12 Mar

Fire crews closed off a main road in Walthamstow after a blaze broke out at a sweet shop.


The owners of The Mall in Walthamstow have bought The Exchange in Ilford for £78m 

7 Mar

THE biggest shopping centre in Redbridge has been bought for £78 million.


Delays to fire crews up 50% since Mini-Holland began 

28 Feb

DELAYS to fire crews in Walthamstow have risen by nearly 50 per cent since Mini-Holland road closures began, a freedom of information request has revealed.


Muslims in Erskine Road, Walthamstow, invite churches to join charity walk in response to ‘propaganda’ about Islam 

24 Feb

A MUSLIM community will hold a ‘Walk for Peace’ to promote harmony among different faiths.


Duo charged with Walthamstow man’s murder 

24 Feb

TWO men have been charged after a man suffered a fatal a stab wound to his chest.


Man charged with murder of teenager 

23 Feb

A Walthamstow man has been charged with the murder of a teenager beaten to death in Northamptonshire earlier this month.


Walthamstow murder victim named by police 

22 Feb

A MAN who suffered a fatal a stab wound to his chest has been named by police.


This supermarket is moving into the old BHS store in Walthamstow 

7 Feb

Lidl has signed a 25-year deal to take on part of the former BHS store at The Mall shopping centre in Walthamstow.


Chicken shop critic and YouTube sensation heads to Walthamstow 

1 Feb

THE CHICKEN Connoisseur has answered calls to bring his viral food reviews to east London in his quest to find “the pengest munch”.


London’s ‘most-loved’ restaurant is opening new pizza place here 

30 Jan

LONDON’S ‘most-loved’ restaurant is bringing its famed pizzas to brand new premises in Walthamstow.


Stella turns teacher! MP holds citizens workshop for pupils 

19 Jan

MP for Walthamstow Stella Creasy held a citizens’ workshop for primary school pupils to teach them about democracy and the passing of laws.


FEATURE: Cows on the loose in Wanstead, Woodford, Epping Forest & Walthamstow 

19 Jan

When Karen Humpage told people how cows used to roam the streets of the east London suburb where she grew up they said she was “barmy”.


2,000 more cars are using this road every day since Mini Holland launched 

18 Jan

Thousands more cars every day are using a Walthamstow street as a rat-run since the introduction of Mini Holland road closures.


Victoria line closed after signal failure 

16 Jan

Service has been suspended on the Victoria line between Walthamstow Central and Victoria due to a signal failure.


Can you help find Jayden? 

13 Jan

A BOY, 15, has gone missing from Walthamstow.


It’s bad news if you’re commuting from Walthamstow this morning 

10 Jan

After the chaos of yesterday, the road and Tube network will no doubt seem like a walk in the park.


Station closed over ‘fire alert’ 

6 Jan

Walthamstow Central has been closed after a "fire alert" at the station.


Kentucky fried pigeon: Walthamstow bird likes it feather lickin’ good 

5 Jan

THIS hungry pigeon is clearly ignoring the New Year health kick, opting to go the whole hog with a bucket of fried chicken.


Concern for missing man after pick-up truck found dumped 

4 Jan

Concern is growing for a missing man after his truck was found abandoned on a quiet lane in Walthamstow.


Huge fire tears through car service garage 

1 Jan

A massive fire ripped through a car service garage in Walthamstow on New Year’s Eve causing a gas explosion.


Felicity Jones swaps Star Wars for Walthamstow 

23 Dec

Actress Felicity Jones may explore far-flung galaxies in the latest Star Wars film, but now she has been photographed a little closer to home for the National Portrait Gallery.


‘Please forgive Katie Hopkins’ says dad who columnist branded an extremist 

20 Dec

A Walthamstow dad who was paid damages by the Daily Mail after Katie Hopkins branded them Islamic extremists has asked the public to forgive the columnist.


Daily Mail forced to pay family Katie Hopkins claimed had Al Qaeda links £150k 

19 Dec

The Daily Mail has apologised and paid a Walthamstow family £150k after columnist Katie Hopkins claimed they had ties to Al Qaeda.


Church lights up with arty advent calendar 

13 Dec

A Walthamstow church has found a unique way to countdown to Christmas by using its building as a giant canvas.


Another store has signed up to replace BHS in Walthamstow 

13 Dec

Wilko is set to take on some of the space left at the Mall shopping centre in Walthamstow following the collapse of BHS.


Table tennis aces qualify for national finals 

12 Dec

Youngsters from a Walthamstow college have bounced into the national finals of a table tennis championship.


Hyperlocal & blogs

March News // Meeting TH Mayor John Biggs // Walthamstow Listening // Strategy Meeting Tomorrow! 

27 Mar

Since all the hard work on the excellent business rates campaign we have not been resting on our laurels! March has been jam packed with action and we have our strategy meeting taking place tomorrow.


A new food experience – Etles Uyghur Restaurant 

26 Mar

We’re always up for trying something new, and  Etles Uyghur Restaurant   is definitely that.


What’s on Monday 27 March to Sunday 2 April 2017 

26 Mar

Here are details of all activities/events taking place at The Mill this week which are open to newcomers as well as regulars.


Thank You 

25 Mar

Very many thanks to you all our wonderful volunteers, the amazing staff, all of our customers, the Board members, partners, participants, friends, residents of Walthamstow and surrounding areas, and all our well-wishers! We appreciate you all! ...


World Disco Soup Waltham Forest 

24 Mar

Sat 29 Apr, pm TBC – World Disco Soup Waltham Forest and Local People’s Food Forum Launch The Best Before Project is teaming up with Plan Zheros [weblink] and This is Rubbish [weblink to take part in World Disco Soup Day [web link].


An invitation to Stories and Supper – 1 April 

23 Mar

Are you wondering about the stories and the people behind the migration headlines? This is a Supper Club with a twist.


No Community Monday Mon 27 March 

23 Mar

There will be no Community Monday (next Mon 27 March), including no jam making.


Felicia Ruperti 

23 Mar

Felicia Ruperti We are sharing a beautifully written post written by Organiclea in memory of our co-worker and friend Felicia Ruperti who died last Friday 17 March.


LD50 Gallery and the rise of far-right art 

20 Mar

It’s not every day that art inspires protests.


13 Storey block for Strettons 

20 Mar

Waltham Forest Civic Society By email only to wfcivicsociety@gmail.


Saw Chocolate 

20 Mar

Don’t let the elephant out of his pen, he doesn’t get on with the other animals.


What’s on Monday 20 March to Sunday 26 March 2017 

19 Mar

Here are details of all activities/events taking place at The Mill this week which are open to newcomers as well as regulars.


Leyton Orient in trouble 

17 Mar

The Future of Leyton Orient Football Club: Public Meeting Leyton Orient Football club has been served with a winding up petition by HMRC due to the financial management of the club.


Planning – the Changing face of Waltham Forest 

16 Mar

There is more building work and change going on in Waltham Forest than we have ever experienced in the 45 years of living in this Borough.


Closure of 131 Wood Street 

16 Mar

ANNOUNCEMENT It is with great sadness that the Board of Directors of Significant Seams CIC announce the closure of our ‘Community Living Room’ and shop at 131 Wood Street.


Wood Street Coffee 

13 Mar

A few weeks ago I wrote about the creeping invasion of Costa Coffee, the chain that seems to be popping up all over Walthamstow.


Creatives Found. 

12 Mar

It was raining nay spitting.


What’s on Monday 13 to Sunday 19 March 2017 

12 Mar

This week sees the start of a new exhibition in the living room – see first item below about Memories of Shops and Shopping around St James Street.


Memories of Shops and Shopping around St James Street Exhibition 

11 Mar

Tuesday 14 March – Saturday 22 April Public Opening: Thursday, 16 March 2017, 6:30pm – 8pm, All Welcome Waltham Forest Oral History Workshop brings together historic photographs and documents from Vestry House Museum and recorded memories of more...


See us at our Walthamstow stall tomorrow, Sat 11 March, 11.30-14.00 

10 Mar

Dear friends and Palestine supporters, Our regular Wathamstow Palestine info and produce stall is, as always, taking place on the second Saturday of each month 11.30-14.00, in the Town Square at the market, near the Library.


Wellbeing Day 18 March 2017 

9 Mar

Saturday 18 March 2017, 11am–7pm Sssshhhhh…..


Fancy a Pint? 

6 Mar

There are three words that are guaranteed to raise my spirits regardless of how down in the dumps I feel, three words that always make my heart sing, fancy a pint? I know having a drink down the pub isn’t for everyone, but for me, it’s something ...


What’s on Monday 6 to Sunday 12 March 2017 

5 Mar

Below are details of activities/events taking place at The Mill this week which are open to newcomers as well as regulars.


Our Top Takeaways in Walthamstow – updated March 2017 

4 Mar

Walthamstow has more eateries and takeaways than ever before – of course we don’t claim to have tried them all.


ldner: eleni duke 

3 Mar

This week’s LDNER is the founder of Anti-Gallery, Curious Duke and the youngest gallerist in London.


Welcome to Helen Bigham our new Business Development Manager 

2 Mar

Hi, my name is Helen Bigham and I’m the newly appointed Business Development Manager at The Mill.


Treasure out of trash: Incubator space available in E17 

2 Mar

FRP loading bay is soon available for a creative environmentally-minded soul, who wants to join us in our quest for a greener future for our community.


What’s on Monday 27 February to Sunday 5 March 2017 

26 Feb

Below are details of activities/events taking place at The Mill this week which are open to newcomers as well as regulars.


The big Lloyd Park spring clean 

26 Feb

Join us for a day of activities on Saturday 18th March in the park as part of Waltham Forest’s Spring Clean weekend.


New Women’s Cycling group 

25 Feb

We have an exciting new cycling project for women coming up – bringing women together to cycle, support each other, increase confidence and have fun.



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