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This woman’s baking skills have raised nearly £6,000 

23 Jun

ONE woman’s baking skills have raised nearly £6,000 for a children’s hospice.

This ‘gentle soul’ has lived through both world wars and she’s just turned 105 

23 Jun

A WOMAN born before the First World War celebrated a very special occasion over the weekend as she turned an incredible 105.

Finsbury Park mosque attack: Darren Osborne charged 

23 Jun

Darren Osborne has been charged with terrorism-related murder and attempted murder after a van drove into people near Finsbury Park mosque, the Crown Prosecution Service has said.

Redbridge Council confirms none of its tower blocks are fitted with sprinklers 

23 Jun

No council-owned tower blocks in Redbridge are currently fitted with sprinklers, it has been confirmed.

Martin Ling: Leyton Orient appoint ex-manager as director of football 

23 Jun

Leyton Orient name Martin Ling as director of football, less than 24 hours after the National League club was taken over.

Campaign launched for redevelopment of failing hospital 

22 Jun

A COUNCIL is calling on people to get on board for its campaign for a new hospital.

Community iftar brings different faiths together 

22 Jun

A COMMUNITY iftar was held at a college to bring people of all faiths together.

Leyton Orient: Dunkin’ Donuts and Baskin Robbins CEO completes takeover 

22 Jun

Businessman Nigel Travis completes his takeover of Leyton Orient, ending Francesco Becchetti's three-year stay as owner.

Orient officially has new owners 

22 Jun

Leyton Orient have officially been sold to long-life Orient fan Nigel Travis the club website confirmed.

Holocaust survivor asks students to make pledge to fight injustices 

22 Jun

A HOLOCAUST survivor asked students to promise not to stand-by and watch injustices take place when he visited them to mark Refugee Week.

Black blood donors desperately needed to fight growing disorder 

22 Jun

THE NHS is appealing for black people to give blood to save the lives of patients with sickle cell disease.

‘Out of control’ bonfire sparks ‘severe’ garden blaze 

22 Jun

AN “out of control” bonfire tore through a garden as it set fire to sheds in two homes.

Youngsters crowned England’s best school football team 

22 Jun

Youngsters from a Buckhurst Hill have been crowned the best school team in England after they won a dream final at a Premier League stadium.

Turkish restaurant’s late-night opening plans rejected after 100 neighbours complain 

22 Jun

A RESTAURANT owner’s controversial bid to stay open until 2am has been rejected after more than 100 neighbours slammed the plans.

Football club raising cash for funeral of former player Elijah Dornelly 

22 Jun

A FOOTBALL club will hold a memorial tournament for one of its former members who was stabbed to death.

Council: ‘No sprinklers fitted in our tower blocks’ 

22 Jun

No council-owned tower blocks in Waltham Forest are currently fitted with sprinkler systems, it has been confirmed.

FOUND: Samera is reunited with her family 

22 Jun

The family of a woman who went missing has confirmed she has been found.

School rated ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in first report after opening 

21 Jun

STAFF at a school are “delighted” after it was judged to be ‘outstanding’ by Ofsted in its first inspection.

Deadline extended: See who has been nominated in our awards so far and add to it 

21 Jun

You’ve had two weeks to nominate your favourite restaurant or food business in our Guardian Food Awards.

Brother of late councillor hopes to fill his shoes 

21 Jun

THE BROTHER of a councillor who died aged 34 is hoping to fill his shoes.

Cricket club having a laugh for fundraiser 

21 Jun

Cricketers will stage an evening of comedy to raise funds for their club.

Teenager walks free from court because his alleged victim had an exam 

21 Jun

A TEENAGER walked free from court after his alleged victim decided not to turn up because he had an exam.

TOWER BLOCK FEARS: Council won’t tell us if flats have sprinklers 

21 Jun

Concerns have been raised over the safety of Waltham Forest’s high-rise buildings after dozens lost their lives in the Grenfell Tower fire.

Family day out to showcase British aircrafts 

21 Jun

A FAMILY day out will showcase the best of British culture.

These ‘drunk’ road markings are confusing both drivers and cyclists 

21 Jun

NEW road markings on a busy main road have been branded “drunk” and “ludicrous” by confused drivers.

Foodie night market set for summer return 

21 Jun

A NIGHT food market is set to return to Walthamstow Town Square for eight weeks starting next month.

Council leader and MPs write to Jeremy Hunt to ‘stop him closing borough’s only A&E’ 

21 Jun

A COUNCIL leader and two MPs have called on the Health Secretary to stop the Government closing the borough’s only A&E department.

STABBING: Man found bleeding outside shop – but is saved by policemen who happened to be there 

21 Jun

A STAB victim was saved by police officers who happened to be investigating a fight at a nearby shop.

‘Shots fired’ in quiet neighbourhood 

21 Jun

Police were scrambled to early morning reports of "shots fired" in a residential road.

Youngsters celebrate launch of new literacy shed 

21 Jun

Youngsters at a Loughton primary school now have a quiet place to read after they opened a literacy shed.

Model who tricked pensioners to feed her crack habit escapes jail 

21 Jun

A MODEL who stole from pensioners to feed her crack cocaine habit wept after being told she will escape jail if she can stay off drugs.

Restaurant owner fighting 100 neighbours to stay open later claims they have been ‘misled’ 

21 Jun

A RESTAURANT OWNER fighting 100 of his neighbours in a bid to stay open later claims the whole fiasco has been a “misunderstanding”.

Net closes in on fly-tipping menace calling himself ‘Jason’ 

21 Jun

THE NET is closing in a fly-tipping menace suspected of dumping tonnes of rubbish mere metres from a waste plant.

Walthamstow man, 33, charged with terrorism 

21 Jun

A MAN is due to appear in court charged with terrorism.

Plans to transform town hall site into modern neighbourhood given go-ahead 

20 Jun

AMBITIOUS plans to transform a town hall campus into a “hub for the whole community” have been passed by a council.

The best rooftop bars to visit this summer 

20 Jun

We have tried, tested and researched the best and highest hot spots to visit throughout the summer...

This woman spent 60 years helping people across the world and now she’s got an MBE for it 

20 Jun

A CHARITY WORKER who has devoted 60 years to helping society’s most vulnerable has been given an MBE.

Take to the skies over Chingford with these mechanic wonders 

20 Jun

One of the oldest model flying clubs in the world is letting the public take to the skies over Epping Forest.

Roll up, roll up! Art Trail organisers call for recruits 

20 Jun

THE WOMAN behind the Wanstead Art Trail is calling for people to get involved in this year’s event.

GALLERY: Health and beauty students strut their stuff on catwalk 

20 Jun

STUDENTS studying hair and beauty took to the catwalk to showcase their new skills.

Man comes forward after ‘utterly horrific’ sexual assault on Central Line 

20 Jun

A MAN has come forward to "help police" after two women were put through an "utterly horrific" sexual assault on board a Central Line train.

Students to rock out at School of Rock 

20 Jun

STUDENTS will rock out on the stage as they perform an iconic musical.

Grandma-of-three gets MBE for 13 years of supporting her local children’s hospice 

20 Jun

AN “INSPIRATIONAL” grandmother has been given an MBE for supporting her local children’s hospice for over a decade.

Yobs destroy table tennis meant for kids 

20 Jun

YOBS have vandalised an outdoor table tennis just two months after it was installed.

Inflatable ‘wiggly worm’ won’t be dangerous for children after Summer’s death 

20 Jun

An inflatable will be among the attractions at a festival after assurances it will not be dangerous for children.

Community space nominated for top architecture gongs 

20 Jun

A new community space in Walthamstow has been shortlisted for two prestigious architecture awards.

‘Don’t let it divide us’ calls MP after mosque terror attack 

20 Jun

Iain Duncan Smith has called for calm after the terror attack on worshippers outside a mosque and said we must not let it “divide us as a nation”.

Council’s parking experiment ‘discriminates’ against shoppers and businesses 

20 Jun

BUSINESSES and shoppers are calling on the council to reverse parking measures that “discriminate” against Woodford Bridge.

Heartwarming message of solidarity after Finsbury Park van attack 

19 Jun

The inspiring quote has been widely shared on Twitter (Picture: Dinendra Haria/REX/Shutterstock) Tube workers have shared a heartwarming messages just hours after the Finsbury Park terror attack.

Man held over Finsbury Park attack is dad-of-four Darren Osborne 

19 Jun

A man held by police over the Finsbury Park attack has been identified as 47-year-old father of four Darren Osborne.

Girl, 15, with learning difficulties found safe and sound 

19 Jun

The family of a 15-year-old girl who went missing confirmed she has been found safe and well.

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Council’s response to the Town Centre questions 

22 Jun

Dear Mr Stannard Thank you for your interest in the application to redevelop The Mall.

A sting in the tale 

21 Jun

How BEE17 and an EpiPen help bring honey to the masses Imagine a red-hot sewing needle slowly pushed into your flesh.

Coots update (the birds formerly known as Moorhens). 

20 Jun

After three attempts to build nests and incubate eggs, only to have all their hard work washed away following massive rainfall, we are cautiously optimistic about the fourth attempt.

Town Hall Campus Plans 

20 Jun

Cabinet Paper Waltham Forest Guardian The Cabinet have agreed development around the Town Hall should be carried out to enable a more efficient Town Hall.

Town Centre – Councillors 

19 Jun


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.

The Big Get Together 

18 Jun

Before anything else yeah, I know I didn’t write about the Art Trail.

The Great Walthamstow Get Together 

16 Jun

In celebration of Jo Cox, MP, murdered last year.

Town Centre to be wrecked 

16 Jun

Story from Walthamstow Echo WALTHAMSTOW TOWN CENTRE Planning Application 171355 45 Selbourne Road E17 7JR The council received this on the 4 th April and have only just put it on the Planning site.

Cygnet rescued. 

15 Jun

Some of you will be aware that a Cygnet somehow became seperated from its parents recently and has been hanging around the flood relief.

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.

Tower Block Disaster 

15 Jun

The horrendous fire at Grenfell Tower is a huge shock and disaster for London to say nothing of the residents who have lost everything.

St Peter’s Redevelopment 

12 Jun

n Invitation to 'St Peter’s: A Unique Forest Church’ Workshop Join us on June 20 th at Peterhouse Centre at 4pm or 6pm Meet Katy Marks, Architect and the Project Team Find out more about our plans and tell us about your ideas for the project St ...

News from the Mill 

12 Jun

News from the Mill...

Object to the new school site 

12 Jun

Hi This is just a quick reminder that, if you want to object to development on the ex-Thames Water depot site, objections need to be submitted by close of business on 7 June .

Carters Steam Fair 

11 Jun

Sometimes, especially right now, it’s nice to not think about think the big stuff.

Leyton and Wanstead election result 

9 Jun

Results for Leyton and Wanstead, as reported by the BBC ( More details here.

E17 Art Trail 2017 

5 Jun

Under normal circumstances, wandering in to a strangers house uninvited, would of course be completely unacceptable, and you would likely get yourself arrested for doing so.

Vicky – Charity Bike Ride 

2 Jun

Vicky, one of our management committee members, is taking part in the “Tour de Waltham Forest Cycle Event” on 24th June 2017.

Yard Sale Pizza 

1 Jun

So for my partner’s birthday her mum decided we should all go to lunch to Sodo Pizza (her mum’s favourite).

AHEAD Annual Charity Walk and Ride, July 2nd. 

29 May

As usual, our green space will be the location for the start and end of the annual AHEAD charity walk and bike ride.

The Waking Marsh 

29 May

Shakespeare once said ‘Get thee to the marshes and fill thy lungs with life’.

Wood St First Summer Event 

28 May

SAVE THE DATE Wood St First will be holding their Summer Event this year back on the Plaza which is to help promote the local businesses along Wood St.

Elmfield Foxes. 

28 May

If you choose to live in London on the edge of the beautiful and peaceful Walthamstow Marshes you will inevitably share your garden with wildlife, especially spiders and urban foxes.

E17 Art Trail Activity Afternoon 

26 May

Save the Date Sunday 18th June 2017 at St Gabriel’s Family Centre (main hall) from 12pm – 4pm  in Havant Road, E17 3JF .

Elmfield wild flower corridor. Please, do not pick us. 

22 May

We’re so pleased the wild flower bee and wildlife corridor we’ve worked so hard to cultivate seems to be doing well and welcome visitors who want to enjoy looking at it.

Perky Blenders – Project 660 

22 May

Do you remember the track by Snap called Rhythm is a dancer? It was released in 1992, and I absolutely loved it.

Aldi chops down trees 

21 May

Former BQ site Residents win...

Lea Bridge road school back again 

21 May

As many friends will know, the government's Education Funding Agency purchased the site at 150A Lea Bridge Road E5 9RJ from Thames Water in 2015 for the purpose of building academy/ free schools.

Tragic events at the Moorhen nest 

17 May

Unusually, a moorhen decided to build a nest in the flood relief channel earlier in the month.

Art Trail 2017 June 3 – 18th 

15 May

Hi all This year’s Art Trail guide is available to download from the Art trail site .

‘Twas Ever Stow’ Exhibition 

14 May

There was a little craft market today in a car park on Hoe Street.

1000 Swifts Over Walthamstow – Elmfield Road Update 

9 May

You will have had a newsletter about the 1000 Swifts project posted through your door in the past few days.

May Fair a success 

5 May

Despite the rain the May Day fair in Lloyd Park was a great success...

Walthamstow Gateway update 

5 May

Planning Application 142873 This is what the additional development on Walthamstow Station Car Park will look like.

William Morris Big Local 

5 May

Subject: WMBL Get Together Hello You may have seen that our next public meeting at William Morris Big Local is coming up.

Christian Kitchen’s new kitchen 

5 May

Christian Kitchen...

St James Street 

5 May

From Stella Creasy's Newsletter Shops and Shopping Around St James Street - Saturday 13th May If you missed Waltham Forest Oral History Workshop’s exhibition at The Mill Community Centre there is still a chance to see (and hear!) it at Vestry House...

May Day at Lloyd Park 

1 May

I’ve never quite made it to the May Day event at the park, even though it’s near where I live.

The Dog & Duck 

30 Apr

When the Dog Duck on Chingford Road closed, rumours began to spread that it was going to become yet another Tesco.

More trees being felled 

29 Apr

The former B Q store in Lea Bridge Road E10 (opposite the Hare Hounds) is finally being turned into the ALDI store.

First World War Open Day 

28 Apr

Vestry House Museum...

Garden Bridge Scrapped 

28 Apr

Garden Bridge Scrapped...

Leyton Sports Ground 

28 Apr

Hi I am emailing you as someone who has expressed interest in the Leyton Sports Ground.

Closure of Coop Bank 

28 Apr

It takes over 2 weeks to get the paperwork to pay in via the Post Office so if you want to use the Post Office after the branch closes give the Coop a ring and get the process set up.

Leytonstone Festival is coming 

28 Apr

Leytonstone Festival...

Public Spaces Protection Orders 

28 Apr

Dear residents, At present Waltham Forest Council is consulting on the introduction of Public Spaces Protection Orders.

Food Festival 

28 Apr

Barbican Garden Party...

Hedgehogs are on the move again. 

28 Apr

We are lucky to have hedgehogs on the street, but garden fences cause them serious problems.


17 Apr

I love the smell of new carpet.

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