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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.


Reports round-up: Anti-fascists humiliate Nazi EDL in Nottingham 

9 Aug

Also: Unions slam payouts for post office bosses | Walkouts can win at London Met | Pride marches in Brighton and Leeds | Sussex hospital drivers vote to strike for liabilities | Nationwide gets shifty?in Swindon | Cleaners' fight is over at 100 Wood...


Hospital opens new £5 million operating theatres 

29 Jul

Two new, state-of-the-art operating theatres have opened at Whipps Cross Hospital, after a £5 million renovation project.


Striking cleaners protest for sacked colleagues in City of London 

28 Jul

Striking cleaners and their supporters protested outside the 100 Wood Street corporate offices in the City of London financial district last night, Wednesday.


Victory for cleaners, but the battle goes on 

21 Jul

Workers at 100 Wood Street in the City of London won a significant victory yesterday, Wednesday, as Thames Cleaning backed down and offered them the London Living Wage of ?9.20 an hour.


Children’s ward celebrates launch of new £25k garden 

20 Jul

Children staying on Acorn Ward at Whipps Cross Hospital have been given a new garden to enjoy, after a £25,000, charity-funded project.


Fun in the sun during community celebration 

19 Jul

PEOPLE enjoyed some fun in the sun with live music, food and games keeping the crowds entertained at Highams Park Day.


IDS opens ‘landmark’ new breast cancer unit at hospital 

4 Jul

An innovative new breast cancer unit, which aims to provide patients with faster diagnosis, has launched at Whipps Cross Hospital.


Reports round-up 

14 Jun

Workers At 100 Wood Street corporate offices in the City of London financial district are on all-out strike.


Car crashes into building at Whipps Cross Hospital 

6 Jun

A car smashed into a building at Whipps Cross Hospital, knocking down a wall at one of the health centre’s units.


Lack of neurologists could lead to repeat of mother’s death, coroner warns 

2 Jun

A coroner has warned a lack of neurologists at Whipps Cross Hosptial could lead to future deaths...


Hospital launches new scheme to help dementia patients 

17 May

Whipps Cross Hospital is introducing a new scheme to help patients with dementia record their preferences, in a bid to improve their hospital experience.


Whipps Cross Hospital handed £500,000 grant for new dementia services 

11 May

Whipps Cross Hospital has been awarded almost £500,000 to improve its services for patients with dementia.


Missing woman last seen at Whipps Cross Hospital 

21 Apr

Police have issued an appeal to find a missing woman who was last seen at a hospital.


MP announces public NHS meeting after talks with junior doctors 

7 Apr

John Cryer has announced a public meeting on the NHS after talks with Whipps Cross junior doctors on strike.


Junior doctors march to Walthamstow 

6 Apr

Striking junior doctors at Whipps Cross Hospital are marching from picket lines to spread their message to the general public.


Women’s Institute raffle off quilt for hospital’s premature baby unit 

29 Mar

The Women’s Institute (WI) is lending its quilting skills to raise money for a premature baby unit at Whipps Cross Hospital.


64-year-old completes 30th 5K Swimathon in 30 years 

22 Mar

Jim Wright, of Richmond Avenue, Highams Park, is one of only four who have finished the Swimathon every year since it was founded.


MUM’S THE WORD: A tribute to Whipps Cross 

27 Feb

Columnist LOUISA LEAMAN pays tribute to the everyday heroes who helped deliver her baby at Whipps Cross Hospital...


Junior doctors strike again outside Whipps Cross Hospital in row over contract changes 

10 Feb

Junior doctors are striking for the second time this year today (February 10) in a row over changes to their contracts.


Apprentice wins award for work on Walthamstow Stadium development 

19 Jan

Billy Caney, of Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park, was given best overall performer by his construction apprenticeship training agency K10.


Housing workers get festive to help families in poverty 

23 Dec

Housing workers have donned their novelty knitwear to raise money for families in poverty this Christmas.


£20,000 reward announced 20 years on from brutal murder of retired teacher 

14 Dec

Joy Hewer was stabbed and sexually assaulted in her flat in Wood Street, Walthamstow, in October 17, 1995.


“We are very sorry for the failings” Whipps Cross admits faults after postman’s A&E death 

20 Nov

WHIPPS CROSS HOSPITAL has apologised for multiple failings in the care of a popular retired postman who died in the A&E department.


Hyperlocal & blogs

Mini Holland 24-2-17 

24 Feb

MINI HOLLAND Healthy Streets Campaign to reopen our streets Sadiq backs MH Lea Bridge Road update Markhouse Village work is underway despite the web site denying it!! Markhouse Village Forest Road Highams Park...


Wood Street First -Appeal 

1 Feb

Wood Street First is putting in place some amazing plans to continue our events, projects and community work in 2017.


Rusting Bench at Beech Hall Road, 25th January 

25 Jan

First reported on Mon 3 October 2016, We still have a rusting bench and part of a litter bin at the end of Beech Hall Road near Hale End Road bus stop.


Unkempt flower beds at Wadham Bridge, 25th January 

25 Jan

First reported in 2016.


The cows in Wanstead 

18 Jan

Dover Road, Aldersbrook.


Happy New Year 

1 Jan

May the Wood Street First Committee wish, all of the people who have subscribed to our site, a very Happy New Year hopefully an enjoyable prosperous one.


Blowing out the cobwebs – Leyton Loop via Hackney Marsh and Whipps Cross 

31 Dec

Needed to stretch the legs for the first time post-Yuletide sloth and gluttony.


A large of bags cotaining Christmas rubbish dumped by bus stop, 27th December 

27 Dec

A large number of plastic bags cotaining Christmas rubbish and furniture/toys dumped by bus stop on Hale End Road (near to Wadham Bridge Roundabout).


Christmas Party 2016 – Sold Out 

15 Dec

Sorry folks but we have totally sold out of tickets and this means there will DEFINITELY BE NO TICKETS available on the door.


Party Time 

14 Dec

Sorry but tickets are no longer available to be purchased online for our Christmas Party Event that is being held at Walthamstow Cricket, Tennis Squash Club this Saturday, 17th December 2016.


Party Time 

13 Dec

GOING, GOING GONE!!!!   Just to let you know that tickets for our great family Christmas Party  at Walthamstow Cricket Club on Saturday 17th December you will not be able to be purchased on-line from 5pm tomorrow (14/12).


Wood Street First Party 

10 Dec

Now that our Festive Fayre we only have 7 days to wait till we can party.


Winter Festive Fayre 

9 Dec

   Our Winter event is on tomorrow, Saturday 10th December , at Our Lady St George Primary School, E17 Fun for all the Family From 12pm to 4pm  with a Santa’s Grotto / Magician / Live Music / Side Stalls / Inflatable slide / Santa’s Workshop...


6 days to go to our Winter Festive Fayre 

4 Dec

Hi all, just to say only 6 sleeps left till Santa will pay a visit to our Winter Festive Fayre on Saturday 10th December at Our Lady St George’s Primary School (Upper Site) E17 3EA.


Winter Festive Fayre – Reminder 

30 Nov

Hi all, just a quick reminder that our Winter Festive Fayre will be on Saturday 10th December at Our Lady St George’s Primary School (Upper Site).


Mini Holland 25-11-16 

25 Nov

MINI HOLLAND Here are some updates on construction work which is in progress: Lea Bridge Road Wood Street junction: Works starting January 2017 to Spring 2017 We are starting some minor works in early January at the Wood Street junction with Lea ...


4 used syringes on Buck Walk near Wood Street end, 19th November 

19 Nov

4 used syringes seen on Buck Walk near Wood Street end.


Wood Street wins International Award 

19 Nov

Significant Seams is proud to announce Wood St (where we are based) as the winner of the Great Street Award at The URBANISM AWARDS 2017.


Greatest Street in the UK 

18 Nov

Wood Street of course...


Mini Holland 18-11-16 

18 Nov

MINI HOLLAND Village residents the MH winners Church Hill residents the losers At last a safe crossing in Shernhall Street How to create gridlock - close Shernhall Street and have emergency water works in Wood Street at the same time! The ...


Another Success 

18 Nov

Well done Vicky, one of our committee members.


Christmas Party 2016 

18 Nov

Fancy a Party for all the family, well look no further ! Please click on the link for more information to apply for tickets   Christmas Party 2016...


Congratulations – Wood Street ! 

17 Nov

Wood Street First are so pleased to announce – that at the Academy of Urbanism Awards last night  (Wednesday 16th November 2016), WOOD STREET E17 took the “GREAT STREET AWARD” .


Issue 35. Up Your Street 

11 Nov

Tues 15th Nov £1 for The Mill.


Festive Fayre 

9 Nov

Wood Street First – Festive Faye 10th December...


Rusting Bench at Beech Hall Road, 7th November 

7 Nov

Rusting bench and remains of litter bin by bus stop end of Beech Hall Road/ and Hale End Road.


Clothes and beer cans dumped next to clothes bin.Obviously couldn@t be bothered to open it! Now pouffe added., 2nd November 

2 Nov

Flytipping next to clotheas bank Nearest road to the pin placed on the map (automatically generated by Bing Maps): 226 Wood Street, E17 Report on FixMyStreet...


Our Christmas Party 

1 Nov

We are organising a CHRISTMAS PARTY for all the family in conjunction with Walthamstow Cricket, Tennis Squash Club on Saturday 17th December Near Wood Street Railway Station Ticket prices will be just £4 per adult (accompanied children Free) in ...


Winter Festive Fayre – Save the Date 

31 Oct

   FESTIVE FAYRE Save the Date Saturday 10th December  at Our Lady St George Primary School Shernhall Street, Walthamstow, E17 3EA.


Update on Whipps Cross Hospital 

21 Oct

Whipps Cross hospital - another set of plans...



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