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20-year-old man arrested over fatal shooting 

21 Apr

A 20-year-old man is the third person to be arrested in connection with the murder of a man who was fatally shot while sitting in a stationary car.

Psychic and medium promises to deliver detailed messages from loved ones 

21 Apr

A man who describes himself as a “medium, healer and teacher” is coming to the Millfield Theatre in Edmonton on April 26.

Football project praised for helping mental health patients get their lives back on track 

21 Apr

A football project set up to help people dealing with mental health issues has celebrated 10 years of success.

Plan your weekend with our guide to what’s on 

20 Apr

An Evening of Musical Appreciation...

Evening update: Hot weather kicks off the weekend 

20 Apr

Today has already been a scorcher but the hot weather is set to continue over the weekend.

MP says council fire safety must be clearer 

20 Apr

An MP has asked what councils are doing about fire safety in the aftermath of a fatal blaze in a care home.

Transport Hustings: Candidates clash over Mini Holland, air pollution, parking and road safety 

20 Apr

Crowds packed into a community hall on Thursday night to listen to six local election candidates go head to head on key transport issues in Waltham Forest.

Scene of fatal fire at Chingford care home 

20 Apr

This is the scene as police and fire brigade officials attempt to determine what caused a fire at a care home that left one woman dead.

Tube fare dodging is costing TfL millions of pounds 

20 Apr

Fare dodgers on the London Underground have cost Transport for London (TfL)nearly  £2million over the last four years.

Acid attacker lived in forest to avoid arrest 

20 Apr

A man who inflicted horrific burns on two people with acid slept in the forest to avoid arrest.

Leyton Orient v Wrexham 

20 Apr

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

Teenager arrested after stolen car crash 

20 Apr

A TEEENAGER has been arrested after a stolen car was crashed.

Sickening: Pizza parlour closed after mice found running along counters 

20 Apr

A pizza parlour has been closed after inspectors witnessed stomach-churning scenes of mice scurrying along countertops and dead rodents in a pool of grease.

Driving range to replace ailing footgolf pitch 

20 Apr

A NEW driving range could be built on the current site of a foot golf pitch.

Students get insight on tech industry from Wikipedia founder 

20 Apr

Students at a Leyton school were offered an insight into what it takes to make it in Silicon Valley when they received a visit from Wikipedia founder Jimmy Wales.

Candidates stand for local election in all 22 Redbridge wards 

20 Apr

Local elections are on May 3.

Mayor commits to building trade links with Ghana 

20 Apr

The Mayor of London has committed to working closely with Ghana to build important trade links between London and the Ghanaian Capital.

Woman dies in care home fire 

20 Apr

A woman has died after a fire broke out at a home for people with learning disabilities.

This morning update will get you where you need to go 

20 Apr

The sunshine carries on with more cheerful weather and clear skies.

One dead after fire at London flats for adults with learning difficulties 

20 Apr

Twelve people escaped from the flats before the fire brigade arrived (Picture: London Fire Brigade) A woman has died after a fire broke out at a block of flats in Chingford, north east London.

Chingford fire: Woman dies in Connington Court blaze 

20 Apr

More than 70 firefighters were called in to tackle the blaze in Chingford, north-east London.

Big Bang Fair aims to get students excited about science 

20 Apr

A college will hold a ‘Big Bang Fair’ to show youngsters where science and maths could take them in their future careers.

Inspired young people engage with grass roots politics 

20 Apr

As the local elections approach a London charity is inspiring young people to engage with grass roots politics.

‘Monstrous’ flat plans refused following huge public opposition 

19 Apr

PLANS FOR a 'monstrous' retirement block in which residents would be like 'inmates' has been rejected at odds with officers' suggestion.

Waltham Forest Transport Hustings: Where do the parties stand on key election issues? 

19 Apr

We will be bringing you live updates from the hustings in Walthamstow tonight where six candidates will answer questions relating to travel.

London sees highest monthly house price drop in UK 

19 Apr

London saw the most significant monthly fall in house prices in the whole of the UK from January to February this year.

School strikes are part of a big fight over the future of education 

19 Apr

Workers at Connaught School for Girls in Waltham Forest ended a three-day strike on Thursday in a battle over pay.

Evening update: Delays on roads and tube lines as warm weather set to continue 

19 Apr

The warm weather is set to continue into the weekend so enjoy it while you can.

Redbridge house prices increase twice as much as London average 

19 Apr

House prices across Redbridge have been rising twice as fast as the rest of London over the last year.

Extra accommodation and new outreach service part of homeless plan 

19 Apr

A NEW outreach service, landlord incentive scheme and nine temporary homes are part of the council's homeless strategy for 2018/19.

Keith Prince criticises press freedom at City Hall 

19 Apr

Conservative councillor Keith Prince has criticised the lack of press freedom at City Hall during the run-up to the local elections.

School strikes are part of a bigger fight over pay and the future of education 

19 Apr

Workers at Connaught School for Girls in Waltham Forest ended a three-day strike on Thursday in a battle over pay.

Medieval ring bought through public campaign to be shown at museum 

19 Apr

A PUBLIC campaign to save a medieval gold ring from being sold on the private market has been successful.

Cancer patients invited to sign up for service to help them get back on their feet 

19 Apr

Cancer patients undergoing or recovering from treatment are encouraged to sign up for a charity programme to help them get back on their feet.

Local election candidates stand for Waltham Forest wards 

19 Apr

The local elections are on May 3.

MP Cryer: ‘Violent crime wave can’t be disassociated from police cuts’ 

19 Apr

John Cryer has claimed the wave of violent crime sweeping London “cannot be disassociated” from the loss of police officers.

Not bombing Syria in 2013 was ‘missed opportunity’, says IDS 

19 Apr

Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford & Woodford Green, has voiced his support for Theresa May and the cabinet in their decision to bomb Syria.

Exhibition shows war hero and flora enthusiast’s diaries 

19 Apr

AN EXHIBITION will feature the wartime diaries of the great-grandson of the man who forged Big Ben.

‘Thousands of teenage girls in Pakistan are at risk of rape and kidnap’ 

19 Apr

A 14-year-old schoolgirl met with members of the European Parliament in Brussels in a bid to highlight claims of human rights abuses against Christians in Pakistan.

Man found out he was going to be a dad on the same day his dad was given cancer diagnosis 

19 Apr

A man experienced the "best and worst" moments of his life at the same time - when his dad was diagnosed with cancer and his wife fell pregnant on the same day.

Delays after Central line suspended due to signal failure 

19 Apr

Part of the Central line has been suspended in east London after a signal failure.

Handy tips to stop your car from breaking down in the heat 

19 Apr

Did you know that you're more likely to break down when it's hot? These handy tips from Green Flag could save you a lot of aggravation.

Fears dodgy plumbing is dumping sewage in river 

19 Apr

DODGY plumbing may be causing sewage to run into one of the district's rivers.

Sports therapist reaches Everest Base Camp for hospice 

19 Apr

A SPORTS therapist has scaled more than half of the world's tallest mountain for an end of life hospice.

Conservatives double down on Jessel Green destruction and celebrate successes ahead of Local Elections 

19 Apr

THE CONSERVATIVE group has recommitted itself to building on Jessel Green as it looks back on its achievements ahead of the Local Elections.

Morning update: Thursday is going to be a scorcher 

19 Apr

After an extended and chilly winter full of snow and freezing temperatures, we finally enjoyed a spot of good weather yesterday.

Supermarket Sweep’s Dale Winton dies at 62 

18 Apr

Supermarket Sweep's Dale Winton has died aged 62.

MP fights for justice for those raped and murdered by sexual predator 

18 Apr

An MP slammed “a pathetic response” from Prime Minister Theresa May over a suspected killer believed to be in India.

Evening update: Suspensions on Tube 

18 Apr

Evening everybody.

Record numbers of children offered preferred primary place 

18 Apr

Record numbers of children were offered their first choice of primary school across Waltham Forest and Redbridge.

Four arrested after shots fired near overground station 

18 Apr

Four people were arrested after gunfire was heard near Leyton Midland Road station.

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Planting on the green space 

19 Apr

We are so lucky to look out onto a green space instead of a row of houses.

Brioche Burger 

14 Apr

After seeing the delightful ‘Love, Simon’ at the Empire last Saturday my partner and I decided to double up our spending in the local evening economy and give Brioche Burger on Hoe Street a try.

Village People: Linda Green 

14 Apr

Linda Green might struggle to call herself an artist, but she certainly is one.

Battle of the Buses 

12 Apr

Voices raised as cuts made to W12 service Despite protests from thousands of service users, the Council and local MPs, Tfl is sticking to its decision to have cut the W12 service by a third.

Fifteen Years of Walthamstow Village in Bloom 

10 Apr

The Bloom team is celebrating a milestone.

Elmfield Road has always known how to party. 

9 Apr

This was taken outside numbers 27/29/31 in May 1935.

Food for Thought 

8 Apr

Local’s blog is a literary feast Photographs by Brian Ziegler Eric and Daniella in action Have you ever been reading a book and the author’s description of a dish or a memorable dinner has got your mouth watering and left you thinking, ‘Oh I ...

Council street party road closure form for 2018 requires this box to be ticked 

7 Apr

I understand that there is no specific funding allocated for Street Parties for this financial year.

The Joys of Commuting! 

6 Apr

One of the Wragg stagecoaches, drawn by Thomas Moxon A history of Walthamstow’s transport into the city.

Cider House Rules 

5 Apr

Distribution duo open tap room on Ravenswood Estate Claire (left) and Alice are leading a cider revolution Alice Churchward and Claire Isherwood are on a mission to convert all those people who associate cider with swigging out of a plastic bottle as...

End of an Era 

3 Apr

The owners of La Ruga and the East London Sausage Company are moving on  It’s all change in Orford Road as two of the street’s long-standing businesses are up for sale.

Wood Street First AGM – Invite 

3 Apr


A Dead Good Idea 

2 Apr

Adopt-a-grave scheme to help spruce up St Mary’s churchyard With its dozens of mature trees, vast areas of grass, shrubs and flowering plants, the churchyards of St Mary’s Church constitute the biggest greenspace in the Village at almost four ...

Notes from Elmfield Road Summer Street Party 2018 Planning Meeting 22nd March 2018. 

24 Mar


Perky Blenders @ The Magistrates 

21 Mar

I like to think of myself as an all weather cyclist, but there is one thing that gets to me, cold fingers.

Town Centre Decision 

21 Mar

The Mayor wants the scheme to proceed Capital and Regional's awful scheme for the Town Centre shopping Mall has been given the go ahead by Mayor Sadiq Khan.

10th Annual Summer Street Party 2018 – first planning meeting 

17 Mar

Thursday March 22nd, 8pm-ish, Coppermill Pub.

Town Centre – urgent action needed 

17 Mar

Urgent action needed We’ve had the letter from City Hall saying Stage 2 Approval is scheduled for Tuesday March 20 th and we’ve written requesting an urgent meeting.

Fred Wigg and John Walsh Towers 

17 Mar

Estate redevelopment put on hold John Walsh and Fred Wigg Towers...

Zoe Lady Hart Dyke 

17 Mar

Dear friend, Please find attached the publicity poster for a talk I will be giving at the Leyton Leytonstone Historical Society meeting on Wednesday 21 March, at St John's Church Hall, Leytonstone High Road, London E11 1HH at 7-45pm.

Council to buy Cinema 

12 Mar

Council to buy cinema...

Forest Bar + Kitchen 

11 Mar

Having been a long time fan of Forest Wines I was really excited that they were opening a bar on my commute.

Marlowe Road – the Coop and the Navy Lark 

9 Mar

Here is an interesting tale.

Lake of Stars Event Tomorrow 10/3 

9 Mar

The Lake of Stars are holding their events in Hoe Street Wood Street tomorrow.

Council buying houses 

9 Mar

LBWF to buy houses...

Action on Air Pollution 

9 Mar

Action on Air Pollution...

Volunteers and the Law 

9 Mar

Volunteers and the Law...

Armstrong Audio 

5 Mar

With feet like blocks of ice and a semi frozen face, I stumbled in to Armstrong Audio last week in search of a warm cuppa.

Lake of Stars Event 10th March 18 

4 Mar

Wood Street First are working along with the Lake of Stars Charity event in Wood Street on Saturday 10th March 2018.

Town Centre Gyratory Junction 

3 Mar

The article below reports that the gyratory junction at the top of Selbourne Road is to be delayed by a year although the replacement bridge work is finished.

Jassie Mo didn’t go (far)… 

1 Mar

E xclusive! If you remember Penny Fielding’s Beautiful Interiors shop at 34 Orford Road (now part of the Orford Saloon tapas bar and deli), you will surely remember Penny’s equally beautiful resident shop cat, Jassie Mo (aka J-Mo or Mish).

Culture in Redbridge 

1 Mar

A scene from the Wanstead Fringe 2017 Congratulations to Waltham Forest for being chosen as the first London borough of culture – a new scheme organised by the Mayor of London to make cultural investments in a particular borough.

Success for Waltham Forest 

28 Feb

YES!  They’ve done it!! Waltham Forest has won a £1.35 million competition to be named the first Borough of Culture  M ayor of London,  Sadiq Khan, said the council’s bid — one of 22 received — was “ambitious in scale and placed local ...

Spring Clean Park 

28 Feb

Hi all, This Sunday 4th March 1-3pm we will be holding a community Spring Clean as part of Waltham Forest’s Spring Clean 2018.

FAQs – surviving life in a Conservation Area 

27 Feb

The Village is fortunate to have two Conservation Areas within its boundaries.

First signs of spring? 

27 Feb

If you’d like to adopt a tree near to your home, let Cliff know and – so long as it doesn’t compromise access – he’ll build a planter like this that you can look after.

Boroughs of Culture 

27 Feb

Waltham Forest and Brent named first London boroughs of culture Sadiq Khan said the scheme would ‘give all Londoners, regardless of background, the opportunity to enjoy the capital’s fantastic cultural riches’.

Skate Park Events 

26 Feb

Skate Park Events 2018  The Conservation Volunteers and Skate Park Users’ Group (SPUG), will be holding a joint event on: Tuesday, 3rd April – Skate Park Skills and Etiquette.


25 Feb

Just what we need when the days are closing in and the mercury is dropping: a warm golden glow for the Village from the recent award ceremonies for London in Bloom and Britain in Bloom.

Residents Peacefully Protesting about the Town Centre Plans 

24 Feb

Organised by the Save Our Square Campaign 1,000 or so residents and groups came out to protest at the plans by the council to destroy the Town Centre with 4 monstrous tower blocks over 30 storeys high and the loss of 32% of the openspace.

Council Tax Rise 

23 Feb

The council tax rise is 5% - that's nothing compared to the 62% rise the Rates went up by in the 1970s under Neil Gerrard, Leader of the Council, who went on to be MP for Walthamstow from 1992 to 2010.

Reuse of Coop Bank premises 

23 Feb

From Stella Creasy MP's Newsletter The Bank Job: Walthamstow Debt Project HSCB (Hoe Street Central Bank) launches in March 2018 in the former CoOp Bank in Walthamstow.

MP and the Town Square 

23 Feb

Stella Creasy MP has explained her criteria for scrutinising the Town Centre Plans.

Daffodil Day celebration 

23 Feb

Winter Social...

Council’s Consultation process 

22 Feb

Council's Consultation...

Hackney Singers Concert 

22 Feb


Save Our Square 

22 Feb

To: astannard01@gmail.

The Real Al Company 

19 Feb

Tap rooms are like busses, you wait ages for one to come along and suddenly there’s loads of them.

Town Hall development update 

18 Feb

Town Hall development...

Concrete Soldiers viewing 

18 Feb

Come and see the film Concrete Soldiers on Saturday 24th at 6pm in Harmony Hall after the demo.

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