North East London hyperlocal portal Friday 24 March 2017

Politicians »


18 Mar

Local schools to lose millions as budgets slashed Local Liberal Democrats are fighting against school funding cuts in Waltham Forest.

IDS moans about the Highest Court in the Land! 

25 Jan

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 ...


12 Jan

Save Our Local Pharmacies Campaign Local pharmacies under threat from the latest Conservative cuts to the national health budget.


22 Dec

Christmas service changes The Council has advised that refuse/recycling collections will be one day later than usual for the week after Christmas.

IDS and caps! 

1 Dec

We came across this interesting quote about our MP, Iain Duncan Smith.


27 Nov

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.


26 Nov

Focus has previously reported on the massive high rise flat developments in Waltham Forest.

Conversations: Buckingham Palace to get repaired … 

19 Nov


Conversation: The kaleidoscope has been shaken again. 

10 Nov

Let’s hope the kaleidoscope will  settle soon as there may well be a new world order.

Conversations – Parliament, Brexit and the Law Lords 

5 Nov

It must be serious when the Law Lords are advising that the terms for leaving Brexit need to be discussed in Parliament.

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Visit our Palestine stall tomorrow, Matalan, High Str E11 

24 Mar

Waltham Forest Palestine Solidarity Campaign (WFPSC) activists will run a stall with Palestine infomation and publicity and produce by Palestinian farmers, tomorrow, Saturday the 25th, 12.00 -14.00, outside Matalan in High Street Leytonstone.

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.

An Evening of Palestine Solidarity in the Wanstead Tap 

3 Mar

Newham Momentum is organising an Evening of Palestine Solidarity on Tuesday 21 March , in the Wanstead Tap - see the attached poster for the event details.

Israeli military prisons are no place for a child 

2 Mar

Please sign the letter to your MP demanding that they take action to protect lives and human rights of over 700 hundred Palestinian children incarcerated in Israeli military jails.

Taste of Palestine in Leytonstone 

28 Feb

Xeinab and her mum Ghada talk and cook Palestinian food in Leytonstone for the Waltham Forest Echo’s Katie Robinson.

The 13th annual Israeli Apartheid Week is here 

28 Feb

Dear friends, Israeli Apartheid Week (IAW http://apartheidweek.

Join us on Saturday the 25th in Leyton 

20 Feb

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.

Palestine stall in Walthamstow tomorrow 

10 Feb

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.

Letter To Taxi Leaks : Conclusive Evidence That A Profit Making Company Should Not Be Running TfL 

29 Jan

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.

John Lewis profiting form destroyed childhoods 

24 Jan

IMPORTANT Petition: Please sign and share.

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Arts blogs »

Clearance Sale, 25th March, 11.00 – 17.00 

23 Mar

   One Day Only – Super CLEARANCE Sale This Saturday, 25th March 2017 11 – 5 pm 131 Wood Street Offers are being taken and viewing appts offered on furniture and high value items, contact us if you are interested.


22 Mar



21 Mar

ARTS COUNCIL - STRATEGIC TOURING PROGRAMME The £35 million Strategic touring programme provides in excess of £15,000 for projects that encourage collaboration between organisations, so more people across England experience and are inspired by the ...


20 Mar

WALTHAM FOREST £1.35 CULTURAL FUNDING SECURED   London Borough of Waltham Forest has secured £1.35 million funding to provide a series of cultural and heritage projects in the Borough.

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.

Clearance Sale, 25th March, 11.00 – 17.00 

18 Mar

Saturday 25 March 2017, 11.00 – 17.00 Clearance Sale , including furniture, computing equipment, and supplies.

Vintage themed sale, this Saturday 18th March, 11.00 – 17.00 

16 Mar

For Sale: All our quite fantastic – if-we-do-say-so-ourselves – knitting machines, sewing machines, super stylised fabrics, lace, trimmings and older tools...

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.


14 Mar

HERITAGE ENTERPRISE GRANTS The Heritage Lottery Fund has announced that its £125 million Heritage Enterprise grants programme is open for applications.

LocaL ARTS JOB OPPORTUNITY: Visitor Services Assistant, Dicover Children’s Centre, Stratford 

13 Mar

Visitor Services Assistant, Dicover Children's Centre, Stratford   Part time SalaryPaid (£15k-20k pro rata) Artformlibraries, literature, museums, theatre, visual arts, Other...

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Features »

Mark Samuels Lasner: A Genius of Collecting and Connecting 

23 Mar

Normal 0 false false false MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Mark Samuels Lasner holding commemorative wombat picture “Mark Samuels Lasner is a genius of collecting, and he is a genius of connecting.

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.

Lost in Epping Forest in the Dark 

21 Mar

“The spirit of devotion for the woods, which breathes through the simple expression of the poet [John Clare], is akin to “that hereditary spell of forests”, which Robert Louis Stevenson describes as acting “on the mind of man who still ...

Spring is here- Free Fence and Shed Paint Offer 

21 Mar

To celebrate the start of spring we are offering all customers up to 10 litres of fence and shed paint for free when they spend £10 in store.

yard sale x rola wala 

20 Mar

Yard Sale are back with another collab and this one’s a good’un.

Six Storeys on Soho: Refined elegance from the first floor to the loft 

14 Mar

Six Storeys is such a fantastic concept, you wonder why other venues haven’t formulated similar ideas .


11 Mar

Which are London's most squashed tube journeys, and when? It's now possible to answer this question thanks to the release of a massive datafile by the TfL digital team.

Wellbeing Day 18 March 2017 

9 Mar

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

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Outdoors »

Birding Hosmer Grove, Maui 

24 Mar

There was only ever really one spot where I was going to look for the endemic Honeycreepers on Maui, and this is Hosmer Grove about half way up the road that leads to the Haleakala Observatory, just after the entrance booth to the park.

Proof that the LVRPA have long planned to sell off land to fund the new ice rink 

24 Mar

We suspected the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority (LVRPA) was lying when Shaun Dawson, the Chief Executive, and Paul Osborne, the Chairman, told us, on 19 January 2017, that there has been no decision to sell of the land around the Waterworks ...

Everglades interlude 

22 Mar

Predictably I got up in the middle of the night, my mistake for sleeping on the flight over.

In praise of being a travel geek 

21 Mar

I am over the Pacific somewhere.

Getting back to Morocco 

19 Mar

You know that post where I mentioned Morocco, the one where I originally planned to write about how great the birds were there but instead wrote four paragraphs of drivel? Yes? Well this is it.

Up Your Street. Issue 10 

19 Mar

Tues Mar 21st £1 on the first day of Spring.10-1pm.

Nearly about Morocco 

18 Mar

I am galivanting again, or I will be by the time you read this.

Migrating socks 

17 Mar

I think I peaked too early.

Hoi An Lanterns 

15 Mar

The entire town is strung with innumerable silk lanterns - outside shops, along streets and waterfronts, in all the bars, restaurants and cafés.

A short stay in central Vietnam 

14 Mar

Rather than stay in Hong Kong, a city that as a family we have already "done", we went to Vietnam for something different.

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Schools »

A day out with the grandkids at Kidzania 

9 Jan

About 10 0r 12 years ago, I read with envy a broadsheet article about a new ‘theme park’ activity opening in the far east.

Just where is the new statutory guidance? 

14 Nov

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.

The Great Highams Park Bake Off 

12 Oct

Our Asdan students raise money for Macmillan Cancer with a highly successful tea party.

Year 12 student Aphra Bennett is inspired by her visit to New Scientist Live 

6 Oct

Just over a week ago I was lucky enough to go to New Scientist Live (and free at that!) and it was extremely inspiring.

Triple P Parenting Workshop at Highams Park School 

27 Sep

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.

Highams Park Students Celebrate Success at Walthamstow Town Hall 

27 Sep

On Tuesday 21st September the school held its annual presentation evening at Walthamstow Assembly Hall.

Residential News 2017! 

21 Sep

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.

Principal’s Newsletter Autumn 1 (2016) 

14 Sep

Below is the text of a letter being sent to parents/carers of all pupils in the school.

GCSE results 2016 

25 Aug

Congratulations to all our year 11 pupils.

GCSE results 2016 

25 Aug

Congratulations to all our year 11 pupils.

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