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Woking v Leyton Orient 

19 Aug

Live coverage of Saturday's National League game between Woking and Leyton Orient.

Fancy dress shop owner fined £6,000 for superhero counterfeits 

18 Aug

A fancy dress shop owner was fined £6,000 after being found with counterfeit superhero costumes.

Man needed stitches after being attacked with knife and crow bar 

18 Aug

A man sustained cuts to his head and arm and needed stitches after being attacked by a man wielding a knife and a crow bar.

‘Disgraceful’ Royal Mail delivery office move confirmed for September 

18 Aug

THE RELOCATION of a Royal Mail delivery office branded “disgraceful” by neighbours has been confirmed for next month.

What happens if you get ill over the bank holiday? 

18 Aug

DOCTORS are urging people to think twice before heading to A&E with an injury or illness over the August bank holiday.

Police launch search to trace missing boy, 17 

18 Aug

Police in Waltham Forest have launched a search to trace a missing 17-year-old boy.

Chigwell actress ‘hid in freezer’ as Barcelona attack unfolded 

18 Aug

Holby City actress Laila Rouass hid in a restaurant freezer as the attack in Barcelona unfolded.

Mayor aims to tackle borough’s rising levels of diabetes 

18 Aug

A mayor who has three decades of experience working as a nurse is using her position to tackle the rising levels of diabetes in the borough.

Want to win a date with these two TOWIE ladies? 

18 Aug

REALITY TV fans are in with a chance of bagging the afternoon TOWIE tea date of their dreams.

VIDEO: ‘Livid’ neighbours woken at 5.30am to ‘council’ workers’ loud pavement washing 

18 Aug

This loud drilling noise that woke people up at 5.30am turned out to be the council washing the pavement.

WATCH: The up-and-coming duo ‘brought up with music in their blood’ 

18 Aug

A duo from Chingford and Woodford have released their debut single.

Smoke from tarmac machine fire could be ‘seen for miles around’ 

17 Aug

THE SMOKE that erupted when a tarmac machine caught fire could be "seen for miles around".

This borough is becoming ‘dementia friendly’ 

17 Aug

Waltham Forest is set to become one of a handful of areas around the country claiming to be dementia friendly.

Company director jailed for orchestrating £1m pension fraud 

17 Aug

A company director who pocketed cash from his own business using a £1 million fraudulent pension scheme has been jailed.

A-Level results day: Moment of truth for students in Chingford and Walthamstow 

17 Aug

EMOTIONS were running high this morning as students across Chingford and Waltham Forest picked up their A-Level results.

Man charged over death of cyclist in lorry crash 

17 Aug

A man has been charged with causing the death of a cyclist after a crash in Buckhurst Hill last year.

A Levels round-up: Students celebrate across Epping Forest 

17 Aug

Hundreds of students across Epping Forest celebrated today as they received their A Level results.

Man put on sex register for seven years after assaulting woman, 25, on the Tube 

17 Aug

A MAN will be on the sex offenders register for seven years after assaulting a woman on the Tube.

Didn’t get the grades you needed? Don’t worry – here are 10 jobs you don’t need a degree for 

17 Aug

MORE than half (54 per cent) of graduates say they’d think again about choosing university as the best way to find a job, says teen magazine Future-Mag.

“I can’t even afford my own funeral – how can I pay £1,500 for a carer?” – Disabled grandad’s plea over social care cuts 

17 Aug

A GRANDAD who doesn’t even have enough money for his own funeral will be forced to pay more than £1,500 a year for a carer.

A-Level results day: Wanstead & Woodford schools celebrate their successes 

17 Aug

It was an emotional morning for students across Wanstead and Woodford as they headed to school to pick up their A-Level results.

Live: A-Level results day – let us know how you did! 

17 Aug

Students across the country are on tenterhooks as they finally get their A-Level results after spending a whole summer waiting for them.

Developers turning NHS centres into ‘family homes’ say they will be ‘100% affordable’ 

16 Aug

A NEW development being built on former NHS sites is promising to be 100 per cent affordable.

Young man in ‘critical condition’ after ‘collapsing’ in street 

16 Aug

A YOUNG man is in a "criticial condition" after collapsing in the street early this morning.

Caught red-handed: Drivers illegally parking in disabled bays right outside council offices 

16 Aug

Drivers have been caught in the act parking in disabled bays without blue badges outside a council office.

Fraudsters are tricking people out of their hard-earned cash by offering them fake council tax rebates 

16 Aug

FRAUDSTERS are tricking people into revealing their bank details by offering them fake council tax rebates.

Closed for business: Chef shuts ‘dream’ restaurant after only seven months 

16 Aug

A CHEF is closing his "dream" restaurant just seven months after opening it.

Hindu festival sees colourful floats, music and dancing fill the streets 

16 Aug

The annual Chariot festival celebrated by the Hindu community took place on Sunday August 13.

Community hub in disused council offices featured on list of worldwide creative spaces 

16 Aug

A creative hub has won praise for its unique style and clever reuse of idle space.

Hydrotherapy pool closure could have ‘frightening’ effect on patients’ health 

16 Aug

PEOPLE with a rare form of arthritis are terrified about what closing an “invaluable” hydrotherapy pool could mean for their health.

Come in star command: Spaceman beams live in Chingford 

16 Aug

A crowd of youngsters from 26 countries spoke with an astronaut in space from a summer camp in Chingford.

Restaurant given controversial alcohol licence despite complaints from neighbours 

16 Aug

A controversial plan to give a restaurant a late night alcohol licence has been approved despite a large number of complaints from nearby residents.

Fed up environment campaigner slams ‘ignorant’ bus drivers who refuse to turn off their engines off near nursery 

16 Aug

A WOMAN has slammed “ignorant” bus drivers who refuse to turn their engines off outside her home where pollution is already double the legal limit.

Crime scene blocks off road after man found beaten up outside pub 

16 Aug

A ROAD has been blocked off overnight after a man was attacked and rushed to hospital.

Lucky escape after chucked cigarette sets flat alight 

16 Aug

RESIDENTS had a lucky escape after a discarded cigarette set a flat on fire.

Watch out for A406 traffic, train delays and road closures this morning 

16 Aug

We've made it to the middle of the week.

Worried about crime in the area? Let these guys know at a meeting next month 

15 Aug

PEOPLE worried about crime will be able to have their voices heard at a meeting next month.

Anger as campaigners claim house-building plan is ‘undemocratic’ 

15 Aug

DISSAPOINTED campaigners say have branded a consultation on where to build new homes in the area “undemocratic”.

Comedian makes heartfelt plea for listeners to back respite charity 

15 Aug

Comedian Arthur Smith has made an impassioned plea on national radio in a bid to encourage listeners to back a Chigwell charity.

Bromley v Leyton Orient 

15 Aug

Live coverage of Tuesday's National League game between Bromley and Leyton Orient.

GALLERY: Chingford throws biggest party of the year 

15 Aug

Thousands of people descended on Chingford for a proper knees-up in the park.

40 years after Elvis’ death fancy dress competition aims to keep the legend’s spirit alive 

15 Aug

A fancy dress competition will be held to find the young Elvis fan who best resembles the “king of rock and roll”.

Want to reduce stress while making new friends? Choir aims to offer singers fun way to learn new skill 

15 Aug

A flautist turned choir conductor is setting up a singing group that will focus on “feeling great as well as sounding great”.

Daredevil student nurse takes on terrifying hospital abseil for air ambulance charity 

15 Aug

A NURSE is braving a 307ft abseil from the top of a 17-storey hospital to raise money for an air ambulance charity.

Philippa Gregory’s new novel shows women navigating dangerous political waters 

15 Aug

This is the true story of the three Grey sisters: Jane, Queen of England for nine days; Katherine, whose lineage makes her a threat to the rightful succession; and Mary, a dwarf disregarded by the court but all too aware of her position as a possible...

How to have your say on the Epping Forest 

15 Aug

Local groups who want to have a say on the future of Epping Forest can join a new committee.

Police issue fresh appeal to trace ‘vulnerable’ man missing for two weeks 

15 Aug

Police in Waltham Forest have issued a fresh appeal to trace a “vulnerable” man who has been missing for almost two weeks.

This mattress cost its owner a £400 fine 

15 Aug

A FLY-TIPPER caught dumping a mattress in an alleyway on camera was fined £400.

Severe delays on Central line after ‘loud bang’ heard at station 

15 Aug

There are severe delays on the Central line after a "fire alert" at Holborn station.

Shocking toll of teenagers stabbed and shot to death in London rises to 15 

15 Aug

The shocking death toll of teenagers stabbed and shot to death in London has risen to 15, three months after Elijah...

‘Heartbroken’ family offers reward for safe return of missing dog 

15 Aug

A “heartbroken” family are offering a reward to anyone with information about their pet dog who has been missing for over six weeks.

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Funding approved for Street Party 

17 Aug

We are very pleased to announce that this year we will be receiving funding from Waltham Forest Council High Street Ward to help cover the costs of the party.

Wildcard Lockwood 

14 Aug

If you have read my blog before, then what I am about to write will come as no surprise.

Be Magnificent exhibition, William Morris Gallery 

12 Aug

The ‘Be Magnificent’ exhibition is the latest in what has been a series of fascinating shows at the William Morris Gallery.

Panto Horse – first attempt… 

8 Aug


Swift Nesting Boxes Proposal 

7 Aug

Follow the link below for information about the proposal to have Swift Nesting Boxes on the road and surrounding streets.

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.

Flood Relief Plans/Consultation 

2 Aug

See PDF.


31 Jul

You know how people go on about how they have never seen Star Wars, well I had a similar claim.

Mini Holland 28-7-17 

28 Jul

MINI HOLLAND Get involved with these consultations.

Planning Matters 

28 Jul


Central Parade wins an Award 

28 Jul

Central Parade has won the Mayor's prize despite the council wanting to demolish the whole site! New London Architect's Mayor's Prize LBWF...

Standard Music Venue 

28 Jul

Standard Music Venue...

Library Update 

28 Jul

Library Statement...

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.

Warner Road Street Party 

23 Jul

My better half lives on leafy, pleasant Warner Road.

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.

Street Party Meeting 18-07-17 

19 Jul

This year you will experience something that you can never unsee.

The Mall Development Plans 

18 Jul

We are aware that some residents have a strong opposition to the new plans for the Mall in Walthamstow Town Centre.

Next planning meeting  

17 Jul

Tuesday 18th July 8pm Coppermill, then every other tuesday.

Walthamstow Garden Party 2017 

16 Jul

The Walthamstow Garden Party is now in its fourth year, though, if I’m being honest, I seem to have lost a year.

Spring Cafe, Forest Road 

15 Jul

Today was a rare Saturday where I get a lie in at my flat and not my partner’s.

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 .


11 Jul

OBJECTIONS TO : dmconsultations@walthamforest.

Street Party 2017 planning meeting 5-7-17- notes. 

8 Jul

A few of us managed to get together after the Swifts meeting yesterday to have a chat about this year’s Street Party.

Village People 

4 Jul

Edna Kim Edna Kim is not afraid of taking on a challenge.

Street Party 

4 Jul

A small boy moon walking down the middle of the road, sounds of gleeful laughter coming from a bouncy castle, neighbours sharing food and having a whole heap of fun.

The outsider who got in 

2 Jul

Leading British fashion designer moves into Ravenswood Industrial Estate Over a decade ago, Simeon Farrar dragged suitcases full of clothes he had designed to London Fashion Week (LFW).


30 Jun

Town Centre Scheme Waltham Forest - Our Community 30 Jun

The Pledge I made to Walthamstow Residents in the 2017 General Election Hi Adrian, Yesterday, I kept the promise I made to residents of Walthamstow to join the fight for our membership of the single market.

Council Survey 

30 Jun

Council Survey about the Borough...

Woodhouse Players 

30 Jun

The truth is rarely pure and never simple.

Marlowe Road Redevelopment update 

30 Jun

Marlowe Road Resident...

Lea Valley Heritage Alliance 

30 Jun

Lea Valley Heritage Alliance...

AHEAD Charity Bike Ride / Walk this Sunday 

30 Jun

Reminder: This Sunday our green space will be the location for the start and end of the annual AHEAD charity walk and bike ride.

We came, we curried, we conquered 

29 Jun

Annual WVRA Curry Supper Quiz With the arrival of summer, March and the WVRA’s annual Curry Supper Quiz feels like another country, very far away.

The Village Festival is back 

28 Jun

Event to return in September Like a friend who suddenly makes an appearance just when you need them, the Village Festival is back on the calendar for 2017.

Marrakesh Express 

27 Jun

There have been a fair few food vans that have come and gone from the bottom end of the market over the last few years.

Walthamstow Village in Bloom 

27 Jun

By Helen Lerner   Walthamstow Village is representing London as a finalist in the prestigious Britain in Bloom national competition and things are really hotting up to get the Village looking stunning.

Froth & Rind and the 60’s Photo Exhibition Review 

25 Jun

After a visit to the excellent Goddards Vet Clinic to pic up a new cat carrier after our cat bust his last one my partner and I wanted to grab some lunch.

Help with Town Centre objections 

24 Jun

CAPITAL REGIONAL’S TOWN CENTRE REDEVELOPMENT 45 Selbourne Road, E17 7JR Planning Application 171355 Some suggestions about where to concentrate objections.

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.

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