Iain Duncan Smith, best known for imposing the ‘Bedroom Tax’ has called the highest court in the land a ‘self appointed court’ On the ‘Victoria Derbyshire show’ on BBC yesterday , he proclaimed ‘They’ve stepped into new territory ...
Save Our Local Pharmacies Campaign Local pharmacies under threat from the latest Conservative cuts to the national health budget.
Christmas service changes The Council has advised that refuse/recycling collections will be one day later than usual for the week after Christmas.
We came across this interesting quote about our MP, Iain Duncan Smith.
In March of this year Southwark Council lost a High Court case on water charges which could affect councils all over London including Waltham Forest.
Focus has previously reported on the massive high rise flat developments in Waltham Forest.
Let’s hope the kaleidoscope will settle soon as there may well be a new world order.
It must be serious when the Law Lords are advising that the terms for leaving Brexit need to be discussed in Parliament.
What’s on your mind? One of the features in last weeks news was the plan to move ahead with a new runway at Heathrow.
Our next stall with information about Palestine and Palestinian produce will take place in Leyton, this Saturday the 25th between 11.30 and 14.00.
Our monthly stall in Walthamstow is tomorrow, Saturday the 11th, between 11.30 -14.00 You will be able to find us with our Palestine publicity and Zeytoun produce in the Town Square near the Library.
Dear Taxi Leaks Appertaining to your post about Sky doing away with satellite dishes : At first I wondered why this would be attached to this blog.
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Israel’s interference in UK politics is becoming increasingly public, thanks to the Al Jazeera undercover investigation of behind the scenes machinations by the Israeli agents from the Israeli Embassy and those domestic ones, planted within many UK...
Look at the box of Medjoul dates me and a friend photographed earlier in a Turkish supermarket at the bottom of Walthamstow Market.
Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign is showing a wonderful and award winning Palestinian film '5 Broken Cameras' in the Wanstead Tap at 7pm on this Thursday, 19 Jan 2017 The film is a first-hand account of non-violent struggle in Palestine ...
Large crowd joined in Christmas carols singing earlier tonight, 22 December'16 in Trafalgar Square in London.
On Sunday the 4th we joined a well-attended community event in the St Barnabas Church in Walthamstow.
Here are a few pictures form our Palestine stall earlier today, in the wind-tunnel outside the Poundland in Leyton.
VEOLIA ENVIRONMENTAL TRUST GRANTS The Veolia Environmental Trust has announced that the next closing date for stage 1 applications is the 24th February 2017.
The main event this week is for those who are QUIZICALLY FIT – ie the Mill Quiz on Friday 24 February.
Thank you to BQ for their generous donation of materials and equipment to help redecorate and maintain the building, including paint, a new vacuum and a dishwasher for the workshop! If you, or someone you know, works for a company that could help us ...
As part of its ‘Wise Up To Waste’ campaign, North London Waste Authority (NLWA), alongside Significant Seams and Keep Britain Tidy , is offering north London residents 7 FREE clothes swapping and up-cycling events.
Friday, 24 February 2017 £5.00 per person, 4 people per team.
DOROTHY UNA RATCLIFFE ARTIST FELLOWSHIP The National Trust is offering a 3-month artist residency and commission opportunity at Acorn Bank through its annual Dorothy Una Ratcliffe Artist Fellowship award.
Here are details of activities this week which are open to all, including newcomers – and details include whether the activity is free, if you have to book, or if you can just drop-in.
EAST STREET PUBLIC ART COMMISSION We Made That has been appointed by Southwark Council to carry out a series of improvements in the East Street area of Walworth, London.
Here are details of activities which are open to all, including newcomers – and details include whether the activity is free, if you have to book, or if you can just drop-in.
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This week we were invited to the press preview night of Yard Sale Pizza’s new adventure in Walthamstow.
Last month I queried what was going on with station closures on the District line, and how much of this might be down to staffing issues.
Forthcoming training opportunities are below – this includes: Work-based traineeship opportunities with Organiclea – starting April 2017 Accredited and other courses at Hawkwood and a partner adult learning venue Tree care and fruit growing ...
A weekly round-up of London’s rail transport news… Extending the Northern Line to Peckham and Streatham London Underground Delays caused by overcrowding on the London Underground have tripled over the past five years, new figures show.
Cycling in London is on the increase, however it can be tricky to discover the best routes for cycling in London – the ones that use proper infrastructure, or avoid busy roads, while still getting you from A to B in an efficient manner.
As part of their bi-monthly meetings, TfL releases details about upgrades to the services it manages, often offering insights into otherwise unreported events.
Pudding Mill Lane I hadn’t been back to Pudding Mill Lane on the edge of Stratford for at least a year and the area around Sugar House Lane for around 2, so I was keen to see what was happening there now.
Jason Reid shows that even on a Tuesday in January, there’s still a glitteringly camp night out to be had on London’s gay scene.
On Hackney Marsh the poplars stand forlorn – The dingy old pavilion built of bricks Dilapidated – pot-holed carpark.
Annually I write a poem a day from February 8th to March 8th.
Yesterday evening I bought some posh honey and Maple syrup to take along to pancake day at Claremont in Islington because I can and do.
Council refuse to debate issues raised by Leyton Marshes petition in Full Council Meeting If a petition reaches 4000 signatures Waltham Forest Council say they will debate it in Full Council.
Sun 12th Feb free 10-12 walking wild at Walthamstow Wetlands.
So with no news being posted on London Bird Club site by my colleagues, this looks like it will be the last time I have to do a monthly round up–just follow Twitter.
There has been a terrible, unforgiveable omission in Wanstead listing.
February is one of the worst months for local birding, sandwiched as it is between the excitement of January where everything is interesting again, and the anticipation of the first migrants in March.
About 10 0r 12 years ago, I read with envy a broadsheet article about a new ‘theme park’ activity opening in the far east.
I’m tempted to start this blog with a quick chorus of ‘Why are we waiting” but I thought that could be construed as why are we waiting for another of my blogs.
Our Asdan students raise money for Macmillan Cancer with a highly successful tea party.
Just over a week ago I was lucky enough to go to New Scientist Live (and free at that!) and it was extremely inspiring.
As part of the local authorities early help scheme we are pleased to be able to offer this evidence based programme to the parents of our pupils.
On Tuesday 21st September the school held its annual presentation evening at Walthamstow Assembly Hall.
We are delighted to offer the following Residential visits for July 2017: Pupils will be bringing home letters from Thursday 22 nd September, for more information please contact Mrs L.
Below is the text of a letter being sent to parents/carers of all pupils in the school.
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