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Muslims hold vigil in Westminster to mark anniversary of terror attack 

29 Mar

MEMBERS of a minority Muslim sect joined police officers on Westminster Bridge to mark the one week anniversary of a terrorist attack.


Is this the worst wedding ever? 

29 Mar

What is the worst wedding you have ever been to...


Bags of marijuana and knife discovered behind GP surgery 

29 Mar

BAGS of marijuana and a knife were discovered round the back of a medical centre by police.


Only 46 per cent of elderly are doing their bowel cancer checks – even though it kills 1,300 a month 

29 Mar

ONLY 46 per cent of elderly people in Redbridge and Waltham Forest are doing their recommended bowel cancer checks.


‘Exceptional’ Muslims awarded for their services to the community 

29 Mar

‘EXEPTIONAL’ Muslims have been awarded for their services to the community.


Masked raiders ransack home with sledgehammer 

29 Mar

MASKED raiders smashed their way into a home in the middle of the night while a family lay sleeping.


IDS joins fight to save Orient 

29 Mar

A SENIOR Tory MP is throwing his weight behind a campaign to save Leyton Orient.


Outrage as residents slam council’s ‘broken promises’ on parking scheme consultation 

29 Mar

People are outraged over "broken council promises" around a highly-contentious parking scheme.


‘Pivotal moment’ for UK as PM signs EU divorce papers 

29 Mar

Theresa May has gathered her senior ministers in Downing Street as the UK prepares for a "pivotal moment" in its journey to a future outside the European Union.


Notorious party venue decides AGAINST booze licence after police appeal 

29 Mar

A NOTORIOUS party venue believed to be a gang hotspot has decided not to apply for an alcohol licence.


Not-so-itsy-bitsy tarantula found scurrying in Walthamstow garden 

29 Mar

A WOMAN got quite a fright when she saw a not-so-itsy-bitsy Chilean tarantula scuttling across her garden.


10 arrests after dawn raids in crackdown on drug dealing 

29 Mar

TEN people were arrested in a series of dawn raids to combat drug dealing.


Tanning salon suffers unfortunate shop sign malfunction 

29 Mar

A TANNING salon is leaving passer-bys red-faced with laughter after an unfortunate shop sign malfunction.


Adam Hills to join Russell Kane at children’s hospice’s first ever comedy gig 

29 Mar

A SELLOUT stand-up has been announced as the headliner for a children's hospice's first ever comedy fundraiser.


Head of lucrative sex empire faces jail 

29 Mar

The head of a lucrative sex empire is facing jail after admitting a series of offences including making money from prostitution and human trafficking.


Morning update: everything you need to know this Wednesday 

29 Mar

We have reached the middle of the week and the last thing you need is to get held up on your commute this morning.


GOTCHA: Man tackles ATM thief while busy high street ‘turns a blind eye’ 

28 Mar

A MAN who made a citizen’s arrest on an ATM thief is calling on the community to “not turn a blind eye” when trouble arises.


MP Cryer: Losing ‘national treasure’ Orient would be unthinkable 

28 Mar

MP John Cryer believes it would be akin to “losing a national treasure” if troubled Leyton Orient cease to exist.


‘He should be sacked’: Mother confronts bus driver who ordered her to fold buggy 

28 Mar

A MOTEHR-OF-TWO is calling for a bus driver to be sacked after he ordered her to fold her buggy before boarding a bus.


Supervet has a MARATHON challenge saving under-threat orangutans 

28 Mar

A VET is preparing himself for the ultimate test of stamina – running 26.2 miles in this year’s London Marathon.


On your marks: Pupils sign up to help teacher run marathon for homeless charity 

28 Mar

A TEACHING assistant training for marathons to raise cash for a homeless charity has enlisted the help of her pupils.


Hundreds help family pay funeral costs for ‘inspiring’ teen 

28 Mar

HUNDREDS of people are helping a family pay for the funeral of an “inspirational” boy who died suddenly after fighting an “aggressive” leukaemia.


Cyclist says council is ‘waiting for someone to get killed’ before sorting out dangerous junction 

28 Mar

A CYCLIST battling for improved road safety measures claims authorities are “waiting for someone to die” before they sort out a dangerous junction.


Man subjected to ‘disgraceful’ prolonged sexual assault on London Underground 

28 Mar

Police are appealing for information after a man reported prolonged sexual assault on his way to work (Picture: Getty) A man was subjected to a ‘disgraceful’ prolonged sexual assault by another man on the London Underground.


Ilford teenager among gang charged after car crashes into people outside pub 

28 Mar

FOUR teenagers have been charged after a car crashed into a crowd of people outside a pub.


‘Dont make our diabolical air quality any worse’ – campaigners ask for A406 pollution crackdown 

28 Mar

CAMPAIGNERS are calling on authorities to stop “diabolical” air quality levels getting worse with emission charge changes that could mean more cars through their area.


Boy, 17, slashed in face with knife in unprovoked attack 

28 Mar

A TEENAGER was slashed in the face with a knife in an unprovoked attack.


Mum-of-three calls for east London sustainable food revolution 

28 Mar

A MOTHER-OF-THREE wants to start an east London food revolution after the stresses of motherhood distracted her from shopping local and eating well.


Teenager shot as he sat ‘helpless’ in back seat of Mercedes 

28 Mar

A TEENAGER shot and killed while he sat helpless in the back seat of a car.


Here’s your Tuesday morning update 

28 Mar

Weather...


Maths masterminds top of the class in east London 

27 Mar

Young Leyton brainboxes have been crowned east London’s best mathematicians in a team competition.


Stolen BMW found dumped miles away in residential street 

27 Mar

A BMW stolen in the dead of night was found dumped a few miles away in a residential road.


Mouldy house putting baby’s health at risk 

27 Mar

A FAMILY say a hole in their roof is causing “disgusting” mould and putting their newborn’s...


If you were worried Wanstead Park would be festival-less this year, this woman’s got it sorted 

27 Mar

A COMMUNITY that was left without their summer festival when it ended last year need not be disappointed.


Council plan to buy police station in Waltham Abbey 

27 Mar

A COUNCIL is considering making a bid for a former police station recently put up for sale by the force.


Bar could lose licence over late-night ‘customer appreciation’ party 

27 Mar

A Leyton bar could be stripped of its licence after neighbours were kept up by a late-night "customer appreciation party".


JAILED: ‘Persistent’ burglars get over 16 years in prison 

27 Mar

A PERSISTENT pair of burglars have been sentenced to over 16 years in prison.


Muslims condemn terrorism at Walk for Peace 

27 Mar

HUNDREDS of Muslims took to the streets to raise money for charity and condemn the Westminster terror attack.


Two men charged after M25 police chase 

27 Mar

TWO men who were arrested in connection with a car chase on the M25 will appear in court.


Tesco pulls beers and ciders from shelves over Brexit row 

27 Mar

A SUPERMARKET has pulled more than half of a company's beer and cider range from its shelves after the brewer tried to increase prices following the Brexit vote.


Pedestrian in hospital after crash with car 

27 Mar

A pedestrian is in hospital after being hit by a car.


Disabled swimmers crowned champions of London at charity event 

27 Mar

A TEAM of disabled swimmers who won gold in a swimming challenge were treated to a bonus prize when Olympic diver Tom Daley congratulated them.


Danny Webb: Leyton Orient could come back ’10 times stronger’ from relegation 

27 Mar

Manager Danny Webb says Leyton Orient would "come back 10 times stronger" from relegation if he is given enough support.


Family of tourist killed in London terror attacks thanks community for generosity 

27 Mar

The family of the US tourist killed in the Westminster terror attack said they had been through a "humbling and difficult experience", but they have "felt the love of so many people".


East London terror suspect to face no charges 

27 Mar

An east London woman arrested in connection with the Westminster terror attack will not face charges.


1920s Walthamstow: Touching fashion insight in rare historical photo 

27 Mar

THE STYLE of 1920s east London is touchingly revealed in a black and white photograph showing two young women outside their Walthamstow home.


Firefighters battle for three hours to put out blaze at shop 

27 Mar

FIREFIGHTERS battled for three hours to put out a blaze at a parade of shops.


Man found hiding in garden of property arrested after street fight 

27 Mar

POLICE searching for a man after a street fight broke out found him cowering in the back garden of a property.


£200k cash injection ‘critical’ to library’s survival 

27 Mar

A LIBRARY will soon be offering 3D printing and robot kits to make sure it stays open for generations to come.


Appeal to find driver in hit-and-run that left two men seriously injured 

27 Mar

CCTV images of a hit-and-run that left two men seriously injured have been released on the first anniversary of the incident.


Armed raiders ransack house in Epping 

27 Mar

ARMED imposters claiming to be from a water company forced their way into a house and ransacked it.


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Wood Street First AGM 

30 Mar

Just a quick reminder that our AGM is on Today, Thursday 30th March 2017, at 2pm in the Marlowe Road Project Shop, 168 Marlowe Road, E17 3HE.


Party on the Playground 

29 Mar

Hello all, please see below our event for Saturday 8th April 2017.


Bob’s 89th Birthday Party Saturday June 3rd. 

28 Mar

Bob’s inviting his family, friends and neighbours to celebrate his birthday on June 3rd out on the green for the afternoon.


Battery hens looking for homes. 

24 Mar

The British Hen Welfare Trust is looking for good homes for weary ex-battery hens.


Wood Street First AGM 

24 Mar

Wood St First will be holding their Annual General Meeting at  The Marlowe Road Project Regeneration Office (Project Shop)  168 Marlowe Road, London, E17 3HE Starting at 2pm on Thursday 30th March 2017.


Congratulations 

23 Mar

Wood Street First would like to pass on our congratulations to Saira Mir the PL84U AL-SUFFA group for winning a bronze award for their World Interfaith Harmony event.


Party at the Playground 

23 Mar

Save the Date Saturday 8th April 2017 at the Temporary Playground situated between Marlowe Road Shernhall Street, E17 (near the old Lord Brooke Pub).


13 Storey block for Strettons 

20 Mar

Waltham Forest Civic Society By email only to wfcivicsociety@gmail.


Saw Chocolate 

20 Mar

Don’t let the elephant out of his pen, he doesn’t get on with the other animals.


Mini Holland 17-3-17 

17 Mar

MINI HOLLAND Transport Borough of the Year Mini Holland a success Leytonstone progress Wood Street junction with Lea Bridge Road Whipps Cross Roundabout months behind schedule Oak Hill Speed Bumps Dear Resident / Business owner, RE: Construction of ...


Library Consultation Update 

17 Mar

Library Local Consultation 13 March 2017 Thank you for your response to our Library Local consultation and for your interest in being ‘actively involved’.


St James Street Exhibition 

17 Mar

St James Street Exhibition...


Leyton Orient in trouble 

17 Mar

The Future of Leyton Orient Football Club: Public Meeting Leyton Orient Football club has been served with a winding up petition by HMRC due to the financial management of the club.


Holy Family – New Sports Hall 

16 Mar

Holy Family School have decided to destroy the green playing fields by Vinegar Alley and replace it with a Sports Hall.


Mini Holland 16-3-17 

16 Mar

MINI HOLLAND Billet Road Markhouse Road So how will the cyclists and pedestrians cope with this? And even more mature trees destroyed for what? A cycle lane already exists here!! The council screwed up the planning permission for these mobile phone ...


Planning – the Changing face of Waltham Forest 

16 Mar

There is more building work and change going on in Waltham Forest than we have ever experienced in the 45 years of living in this Borough.


Save the Community Pool 

16 Mar

Keep THE COMMUNITY POOL at Waltham Forest College OPEN! https://www.


Wood Street Coffee 

13 Mar

A few weeks ago I wrote about the creeping invasion of Costa Coffee, the chain that seems to be popping up all over Walthamstow.


New market 

9 Mar

An area can’t have too many farmers’ markets, and the good news is that the one in Aldersbrook which was tried out before Christmas is returning on Saturday.


Local neighbourhood watch meeting. 

8 Mar

People from Chester and Salop roads are getting together for a meeting on Saturday 18th March, 10.15am at The Mill.


Fancy a Pint? 

6 Mar

There are three words that are guaranteed to raise my spirits regardless of how down in the dumps I feel, three words that always make my heart sing, fancy a pint? I know having a drink down the pub isn’t for everyone, but for me, it’s something ...


Even More developments 

2 Mar

Here are some horror stories: LEA BRIDGE STATION AREA Waltham Forest Council Cabinet, in advance of considering the so-far-undisclosed outcomes of the recent Lea Valley Eastside "Vision" public consultation, met yesterday to decide on the shape of a ...


A whole lot going on in 2017 

26 Feb

Greetings, park users! We’re planning another season of great events – here’s a run-down for the year ahead.


The big Lloyd Park spring clean 

26 Feb

Join us for a day of activities on Saturday 18th March in the park as part of Waltham Forest’s Spring Clean weekend.


Marlowe Road 

24 Feb

Work has started on rebuilding the whole estate.


Mini Holland 24-2-17 

24 Feb

MINI HOLLAND Healthy Streets Campaign to reopen our streets Sadiq backs MH Lea Bridge Road update Markhouse Village work is underway despite the web site denying it!! Markhouse Village Forest Road Highams Park...


Changing Face of Volunteering 

24 Feb

Changing Face of Volunteering...


Carefree Kids 

24 Feb

Dear All As you might know, Carefree Kids charity recently held our first poetry competition, and have produced a beautiful booklet of the winning poems, kindly financed by Stow Brothers, the estate agent in Walthamstow.


Significant Seams 

24 Feb

Significant Seams...


Response to Town Centre Exhibition 

24 Feb

WALTHAMSTOW TOWN CENTRE EXHIBITION Having visited the Town Centre exhibition in the Mall (24 th and 25 th February) we were very disappointed to see the lack of detail.


1000 Swifts Over Walthamstow 

23 Feb

A few people on the street are planning on participating in the 1000 Swifts Over Walthamstow Project.


Costa Stow 

20 Feb

In the Gremlins films, the fictional furry Mogwai creatures reproduce when they get wet.


The History of Lloyd Park 

17 Feb

Available now in the William Morris Gallery is Sue Nisbet's definitive book about Lloyd Park.


Drawings in Winns Gallery 

17 Feb

Drawings at Winns Gallery in Lloyd Park's Aveling centre...


Curry Quiz 

17 Feb

WVRA Annual Curry Quiz, Saturday 25 March, 7pm We'd be delighted if youwould join us at this year'sannualCurry Supper Quiz on Saturday 25 March, this year to be held at the WF Community Hub (old Asian Centre) 18A Orford Rd, Walthamstow, London E17 ...


New life for street party disco ball 

10 Feb

Hi Folks, I’m afraid the street party disco ball suffered a major injury a while ago after it managed to fall out of out loft.


Walthamstow Wetlands Facebook Page 

1 Feb

https://www.


Wood Street First -Appeal 

1 Feb

Wood Street First is putting in place some amazing plans to continue our events, projects and community work in 2017.


Brioche Burger 

30 Jan

Brioche Burger isn’t any ordinary burger restaurant, at least that’s what they say on their website.


Concern about proposed entrance to Wetlands 

23 Jan

Many of us pass through the marshes every day (cycling to/from work, walking the dog or just walking) and are already a bit amxious about the increased traffic when the Wetlands open.


More cows 

23 Jan

Photo: Karen Kehoe Photo Connie Law More pics, plus ur two favourite comments from the discussion about the days when cows would roam freely around Wanstead.


Chris Hill 

20 Jan

Chris Hill Chris Hill died on the 16th January.


Tree Musketeers 

20 Jan

ALL events are free and open to everyone.


Library Consultation nearing its end 

20 Jan

Library Consultation...


Is the Green Belt under threat? 

20 Jan

Dear Lea Valley Federation I hope you will forgive my cold calling you by email but in the circumstances; perhaps you will forgive me.


Starlighters panto 

20 Jan

For info for residents Dear Friends/Colleagues, Following on from the huge success of our Xmas Lunch which bridged the gap between the younger and older generations, Starlighters will be putting on an amazing pantomime performance at the Community ...


Save Lea Marshes Campaign 

20 Jan

Sign the petition Lea Valley Eastside LBWF Hi A huge thank you to everyone who emailed Members of the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.


All Good In The Wood 

16 Jan

Tortoises have the right idea don’t they? Instead of facing the relentless grim grey of winter, they tuck them selves up and nod off until the spring.


Marlowe Road 

13 Jan

Redevelopment begins...


Bywaters site to be housing 

13 Jan

Housing on Bywaters site...


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