North East London hyperlocal portal Monday 18 December 2017

Wood Street news

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).

Duchess of York meets cancer patients and staff at hospital’s centenary celebrations 

21 Nov

One hundred years after King George V and Queen Mary visited Whipps Cross Hospital to officially name it, staff celebrated the milestone with another Royal visit.

Whipps secures £6.8m grant for new maternity and women’s units 

13 Nov

Work is set to begin next year on a £6.8 million project to improve care for women and babies at Whipps Cross Hospital.

New dementia wards open at Whipps Cross after £500k overhaul 

24 Oct

Dementia wards at Whipps Cross have been overhauled to make them safer for patients in a £500,000 project.

Winners of photography competition set to go on show at hospital 

10 Oct

Winners of a competition for budding photographers will see their work go on display on the walls of Whipps Cross Hospital next month.

Troubled hospital sees rating improve after fresh inspection 

12 Sep

Troubled Whipps Cross Hospital has seen its rating upgraded after signs of improvement were noted in a recent inspection.

Comedians win top award for TV pilot set in Highams Park 

31 Aug

Two comedians have picked up a prestigious award for their TV show pilot set in Highams Park.

Think your photography can get the nod from David Bailey? Now’s your chance to prove it 

11 Aug

Legendary photographer and local hero David Bailey is judging a competition showing the community’s love for Whipps Cross Hospital.

Council leader: ‘Show your love for Whipps Cross’ 

7 Aug

THE COUNCIL leader wants you to show your love for Whipps Cross Hospital.

HOSPITAL HEROES: Nominate amazing staff who go above and beyond for an award 

24 Jun

The Guardian Series is working with Whipps Cross Hospital to celebrate the heroic staff who go above and beyond to care for us.

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.

Gang due in court accused of illegal cock-fighting 

8 Jun

TWO MEN from Ilford and another from Highams Park are due in court today charged with illegal cock-fighting.

Armed police storm offices in search of gunman – but it was a ‘hoax call’ 

7 Jun

Armed police were scrambled to a possible hostage situation in Highams Park - only to find out it was a "hoax call".

Blood test patients still turned away fortnight after cyber-attack 

30 May

Blood test patients were still being turned away from Whipps Cross almost a fortnight after the hospital was hit by a cyber-attack.

Cyber attack latest: Whipps Cross still facing IT problems 

15 May

Whipps Cross Hospital is still facing IT disruption after Friday’s global cyber-attack as non-emergency patients are told to go elsewhere.

Whipps Cross Hospital hit by major cyber-attack 

13 May

A CYBER-ATTACK at Whipps Cross has forced the hospital to cancel appointments and divert ambulances.

LETTER: ‘Obesity service at new Whipps Cross should be on bottom floor to avoid wear and tear on lifts’ 

13 May

I just had to write after reading the news about the plans for the Whipps Cross hospital site.

Government hand £600k to hospital to beat winter pressure at busy A&E 

25 Apr

Whipps Cross Hospital has been awarded more than £600,000 in funding to combat pressure on its A&E department this winter.

Then and now: Whipps Cross Corner 

22 Apr

IT might look a bit more mystical in sepia tones, but Whipps Cross corner has stayed largely the same.

‘We have improved significantly’ says hospital in special measures 

20 Apr

Bosses insist improvement of care at Whipps Cross has been “significant”, despite the fact the hospital remains in special measures.

Think you can take a better photo of Highams Park lake? 

20 Apr

BUDDING photographers are being challenged to capture a popular beauty spot.

Hundreds of homes on cards as trust looks to rebuild ‘ageing’ hospital 

19 Apr

Healthcare bosses are drawing up radical plans to transform the Whipps Cross Hospital site, including space for “hundreds” of homes and new leisure facilities.

Trust calls for £500m redevelopment of failing hospital 

27 Feb

Troubled Whipps Cross Hospital could undergo a £500 million redevelopment under new plans.

Cancer op on misdiagnosed pensioner caused his death, coroner rules 

27 Jan

A pensioner who was misdiagnosed at Whipps Cross Hospital was killed by unnecessary surgery, an inquest has ruled.

Mum left with permanent nerve damage after botched tooth op 

9 Jan

A mum has been awarded £15,000 compensation after a botched tooth removal at Whipps Cross Hospital left her with permanent nerve damage.

Health watchdog slams ‘inadequate’ hospital in new report 

15 Dec

A healthcare watchdog has issued another damning report into Whipps Cross Hospital after inspectors saw dying patients left in “visible pain”.

Author finds haunted chair in Chingford 

2 Nov

Halloween may be over for another year but author Nathan Toulane, who grew up in Highams Park, is keeping the ghostly theme alive in his new horror and thriller novel, Tabitha Bates set in Chingford and Stratford.

Patients could be ‘put at risk’ if doctors are reduced 

28 Sep

Campaigners say plans to reduce the number of GPs in East London could put both patients and the future of Whipps Cross Hospital at risk.

Have your say on service changes at hospital 

26 Sep

Patients are being asked to help shape the services provided at Whipps Cross Hospital in future.

Highams Park Festival displaying sculptures made of junk 

8 Sep

The Highams Park Festival is showcasing an array of exhibitions and events curated by a range of artists across the area this week.

Family fun and free health checks at hospital open day 

22 Aug

Staff at Whipps Cross Hospital will stage an afternoon of family fun when they host an open day next month.

Hyperlocal & blogs

Update Pictures 

15 Dec

Aldi in Lea Bridge Road Formerly BQ Whipps Cross Roundabout being Mini Hollandised (wrecked!) Before ...

Christmas Market & Circus Pictures 

14 Dec

At last we have images from our Event we held in association with Woodside Primary Academy on Sat 9th December 2017.

Christmas Circus Tickets – Dec 2017 

22 Nov

Tickets for the Circus performances are now available to purchase online.

Christmas Event 2017 – more details 

13 Nov

Please click on the link for more details.

Waltham Forest Bid for Culture Borough 

6 Nov

Please click on the link below to register your vote  http://www.

Missing bricks from flower beds on Wadham Bridge, 30th October 

30 Oct


Battered caravan and vans parked, 10th October 

10 Oct

Battered caravan and vans parked for months.

West Ham CLP Events & Campaign Grid (29/9/17) 

30 Sep

Campaign Events Grid Saturday 30/9/17 11am Royal Oak, Hale End Road IG8 9LN, Canvass, Alan Griffiths lead, West Ham CLP Secretary, Chingford Marginal ( It’s a Labour National Campaign Day!) Saturday 30.9.17 11-2pm Bobby Moore Statue, Central Park Rd...

Travellers in Wood Street 

19 Sep

About a week or so ago Travellers moved into the old Dairy site in Wood Street.

Planning Update 

19 Sep

Strettons - have they moved? Town Centre A curious sign appeared in the Town Centre indicating that the Mall was a listed building! It appears to be a mistake as the planning department says the correct one will appear tomorrow (Wednesday) so look ...

Telegraph pole, 19th September 

19 Sep

A wire has broken on the telegraph pole and is stretched across whole road Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 207 Wood Street, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...

Mini Holland Update 

15 Sep

MINI HOLLAND Changes to Waltham Forest Whipps Cross Roundabout...

Homies On Donkeys 

11 Sep

Wood Street market is one of those Walthamstow places that I’ve been banging on about for years.

Huge pot hole, 9th September 

9 Sep

Huge holes feel like damaging vehicles at 20mph! Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 113 Hale End Road, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...

Mini Holland 1-9-17 

1 Sep

MINI HOLLAND Whipps Cross Roundabout Original post by Anthony Bootle from North Leyton (19 replies): Could somebody kindly advise upon the alterations to this roundabout Reply form Simon Munk London Cycling Campaign Infrastructure Campaigner ...

A Big Thank You 

4 Aug

Thanks to all those who battled through the rainy day to try and keep our event running last Saturday, 29th July.

Mini Holland 28-7-17 

28 Jul

MINI HOLLAND Get involved with these consultations.

Planning Matters 

28 Jul


Wood Street First Summer Event 

26 Jul

Just a quick reminder we are holding our Summer Event this Saturday (29/7) on the Wood Street Plaza.

Plaza Party Entertainment Line-up 

24 Jul

Please see below some of our entertainment line-up for this Saturday’s event (29/7).

Children’s Creative Art Club Session 

24 Jul

Hi all, just a quick reminder that we are holding our first Creative Art Club session today (Mon 24th July) at St Gabriel’s Family Centre, Havant Road E17 3JF from 1pm – 4pm.

Vicky’s Bike Ride 

22 Jul

To Members and friends of Wood Street First A huge Thank You to everyone who sponsored me on my charity cycle ride for Target Ovarian Cancer.

Summer holidays 

14 Jul

Find out whether your class is taking a break for summer below.

MINI HOLLAND update 11-7-17 

11 Jul

MINI HOLLAND Maybe someone more techy than me can explain why the council is using an Icelandic web address to consult on more Mini Holland plans! According to wikipedia .

Bricks missing from flower beds on Hale End Road, 10th July 

10 Jul

Bricks missing from flower beds on Hale End Road by post box (near Wadham Bridge).

Flower beds on Wadham Bridge, 10th July 

10 Jul

State of flower beds on Wadham Bridge after thousands spent on cycleway.

Flower beds on Wadham Bridge, 10th July 

10 Jul

Reported again on 5 June - Nothing has happened! Flower beds by Wadham Bridge/Hale End Road have been left unkempt and growing weeds.

Village Pre-School Event 

19 Jun

Just to let everyone know that the Village Pre-School will be holding their Summer Fair this Sunday, 25th June at Walthamstow Cricket, Tennis Squash Club, E17 3QN.

Wood St First – E17 Art Trail 

15 Jun

Just a quick reminder that Wood St First are hosting a family art activity this Sunday 18th June , as part of the E17 Art Trail Please come along, the activity will run from 12pm – 4pm in the St Gabriel’s Family Centre Main Hall.

When is a church not a church? 

11 Jun

St Mary’s Music Hall What next? Lea Bridge Road Mosque’s Casino Whipps Cross Temple’s Friday Night Shenanigans.

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