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Blind pensioner says Mini Holland road crossings are putting her life at risk 

24 May

A BLIND pensioner says Mini Holland’s ‘Copenhagen crossings’ are putting her life at risk.

Accountancy firm step up the heat in memory of former colleague 

24 May

AN accountancy firm stepped up the heat on a charity fundraising day.

Police arrest man with knife near Buckingham Palace 

24 May

A man has been arrested in possession of a knife near Buckingham Palace.

Police step up patrols after terror level raised to ‘critical’ 

24 May

ARMED troops will be sent to guard “key locations” after the terror threat level was raised to “critical” in the wake of the Manchester attack.

What happens to life-limited children’s care if they reach their 19th birthday? 

24 May

CHILDREN with life-limiting illnesses need to work closer with adult hospices to stop them “falling through the gaps” at 19, experts warn.

‘Unauthorised’ massage parlour running in councillor’s building 

24 May

A massage parlour in a building owned by a councillor has been served an enforcement notice.

Lucky escape for family after house catches fire 

24 May

A FAMILY had a lucky escape after their house caught fire.

‘They don’t care about us – we’re being vilified’: Pensioner hits out at social care crisis 

24 May

A 77-YEAR-OLD grandfather is calling on the Government to stop “destroying” the social care system after a week of controversial campaign promises.

Motorcyclist injured in dual carriageway crash 

24 May

A motorcyclist was seriously injured when his bike crashed with a car on a busy dual carriageway.

Happy Wednesday- It looks like it’s going to be a scorcher 

24 May

It's Wednesday already and we have been spoiled by good weather so far this week- and that looks like it will continue today.

Festival celebrates creative projects across east London 

23 May

The Ideas Kitchen is returning for a second year to celebrate and support creative projects in the borough of Waltham Forest.

Want to show off your dance moves at a garden party? 

23 May

Whether you’ve danced all your life or are a complete beginner, MovE17 is looking for local residents to perform the dance Rosas danst Rosas, which is referenced in Beyoncé’s Countdown video, at the Walthamstow Garden Party on July 15 2017.

Crews tackle fire at disused building 

23 May

Fire crews were called to a disused building in Straford after a blaze broke out on an upper floor.

Teenager stabbed in residential street 

23 May

A TEENAGER has been stabbed in a residential street this afternoon.

Mum-of-two writes book inspired by children’s Wanstead Park adventures 

23 May

A MUM-OF-TWO has won the chance to publish a book inspired by the woodland adventures of her and her children.

Police hunt stranger who is offering boys lifts 

23 May

A STRANGER in a white van is reportedly trying to offer children lifts.

Student wins award for ‘excellent’ business work 

23 May

A STUDENT has been awarded for his “excellent” work in business.

Reverend urges people of all faiths to unite in wake of terrorist attack 

23 May

A REVEREND is throwing open the doors to his church to invite people inside to mourn the victims of a suspected terrorist attack.

Finding bone marrow match for little Max ‘would mean the world’ to his parents 

23 May

A MOTHER whose baby son is desperate for a bone marrow transplant says saving his life “would mean the world” to her.

Family flooded with tributes to grandfather who ‘helped thousands’ 

23 May

A GREIVING family have been flooded with tributes for their father who’s “hard work and devotion touched the lives of thousands”.

Council to hold minute silence for Manchester attack victims 

23 May

EPPING Forest District Council have given their condolences to families affected by the Manchester attack.

Tube line now second most frequent in world 

23 May

Trains on the Victoria line will now run once every 100 seconds, making the service the second most frequent in the world.

Neighbours join forces with Town Council to oppose retirement apartments 

23 May

NEIGHBOURS have joined forces with their council to fight plans for a “truly huge” building which they say does not have enough parking spaces.

Shocking story of violence and morality sure to satisfy your true crime cravings 

23 May

Over 10 days during the summer of 1895, 13-year-old Robert Coombes and his 12-year-old brother Nattie pawned family valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside.

Hustings cancelled after ‘horrific’ attacks 

23 May

HUSTINGS due to take place in Epping tonight have been cancelled in the wake of the Manchester attacks.

GP surgery slammed for leaving patients ‘at risk of harm’ 

23 May

A GP SURGERY has been slated by health inspectors for leaving patients “at risk of harm”.

Karate club to teach women only self defence class 

23 May

A FREE self defence class for women is to take place.

General Election candidates suspend campaigning after Manchester blast kills 22 people 

23 May

CANDIDATES in the General Election have suspended their campaigning after a suspected terrorist attack killed 22 people in Manchester.

The heatwave continues today but watch out for delays on the M25 

23 May

Good morning.

Paul McCallum: Eastleigh to sign Leyton Orient striker on two-year deal 

22 May

National League side Eastleigh agree to sign Leyton Orient striker Paul McCallum on a two-year contract.

Liam Kelly: Coventry City to sign Leyton Orient captain on two-year deal 

22 May

Relegated League One side Coventry City agree to sign Leyton Orient captain Liam Kelly on a two-year contract.

Students quiz General Election candidates at college hustings 

22 May

Students had the chance to grill General Election candidates on issues affecting young people at a college hustings.

‘Strong and stable, more like weak and wobbly’ – Social care changes cause campaign trail clash 

22 May

CHANGES to the Conservatives controversial plans for social care have caused a bitter clash on the Ilford North campaign trail.

Leyton Orient manager encourages students to follow football dreams 

22 May

A GROUP of students were paid a visit by professional footballers hoping to encourage them to follow their dreams.

Michael Barrymore entitled to ‘substantial damages’ over arrest, High Court told 

22 May

Entertainer Michael Barrymore should get substantial damages from Essex Police over the wrongful arrest which destroyed his career, the High Court has heard.

Anglers raise £11k for charity 

22 May

ANGLERS raised more than £10,000 for a cancer charity after being touched by an “amazing” cancer survivor’s experience.

Parents stage protest over ‘£25m funding cut’ at borough schools 

22 May

Parents are set to march later this week in protest of plans that could see education funding in Waltham Forest slashed by £25 million.

Pile of junk dumped near children’s play area 

22 May

NEIGHBOURS have slammed fly-tippers for treating a children’s play area “as a glorified tip”.

How to spend this half-term outdoors 

22 May

If you’re struggling to think of ways to keep your children entertained over the half terms holidays next week, check out Lee Valley’s range of events which are taking place across Enfield and east London...

This girl wants Fabrice Muamba, Usain Bolt and Stormzy to help her raise £3,500 for charity 

22 May

AN 11-YEAR-OLD with a hole in her heart is recruiting celebrities to help raise thousands for other children like her.

Mum with epilepsy left housebound during pregnancy – but is now helping others in her shoes 

22 May

A MOTHER with epilepsy who was left housebound while pregnant is reaching out to others in her shoes.

Paedo who preyed on girls as young as eight jailed 

22 May

A MAN has been jailed for a string of child sex offences preying on girls as young as eight.

It might be Monday but it’s going to be HOT and the roads/Tube look good too 

22 May

It might be Monday again, but it looks like it's going to be a scorcher and the roads/tube network don't look too bad either.

JAILED: Brothel kingpin who made £1.6m a year from sex empire 

21 May

A kingpin who ran a string of brothels that raked in more than £1 million a year has been jailed.

Picture of the week: What’s that peeking through the branches? 

21 May

This photo taken by Denise Aldridge in Hawk Wood, Chingford, looks like a large boar is peeking through the tree branches.

Brilliantly bonkers homage to Godzilla 

21 May

COLOSSAL (15, 109 mins) Sci-Fi/Drama/Comedy/Romance/Action.

Then and now: Where’s this leafy road? 

21 May

Here's a lovely shot of Coopersale Street, Essex.

Everyone who has been in court this week 

21 May

Tuesday, May 2...

Then and now: Did you know this cafe used to be an opticians? 

21 May

This photo shows E Dale, Optician, watch and Clockmaker, Chestnut Walk, Leyton, in 1890.

Question: I took seven days off work for flu but my employer won’t give me sick pay. Is that right? 

20 May

The Citizens Advice Bureau will answer any questions you may have relating to the workplace.

Bus takes trip down memory lane on what would have been 70th anniversary 

20 May

A BUS drove through its old route to mark what would have been its 70th anniversary.

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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.

A visit to Walthamstow Wetlands 

15 Apr

By David Baker On Sunday, 27 November, a small but hardy group of individuals led by the Residents’ Association, went on a guided tour of the Walthamstow Wetlands, just off Forest Rd, opposite the Ferry Boat Inn.

How the Planning Process is failing London 

14 Apr

Waterworks junction Bishopsgate Spitalfields William Morris is turning in his grave - the society HQ which he set up - The Society for the Preservation of Ancient Buildings The Gherkin is slowly disappearing as newer developments swamp it...

Planning – even more! 

14 Apr

Alpha Centre This completes the plans for linking the South Grove development (when will that start - over a year since it received planing permission but is being used as a storage yard while Network Rail upgrade the Barking to Gospel Oak line), to ...

May Fair in Lloyd Park 

14 Apr

May Fair...

Playgrounds Under Threat 

14 Apr

Playgrounds Under Threat We seem to be lucky in Waltham Forest and the council still manages to find the funds to maintain and develop our playgrounds which are so important in such a congested area as ours.

Developing a Communications Strategy 

14 Apr

Communications Strategy...

Waterworks Centre – update 

14 Apr

Hi everyone, This is to let you know the good news that Waltham Forest Council has this week approved an application by Markhouse Corner Lea Bridge Residents Association to place the Waterworks Visitor Centre and associated grounds on the list of '...

What is Consultation Waltham Forest style? 

14 Apr

Consultation How many examples of the council's consultation process has led to a change in the plans? I can think of none! Definition "the action or process of formally consulting or discussing".

Walthamstow Village in Bloom 

13 Apr

By Helen Lerner We need your support in 2017! Photograph by Caroline Barton We are thrilled and proud to announce that in 2017, Walthamstow Village has again been invited to represent the London region in the prestigious RHS Britain in Bloom UK-wide ...

Pesticides and Bees 

13 Apr

Many on the road have actively worked to improve the number of bees around by planting bee-friendly plants.

Ancient ruins uncovered in Village 

11 Apr

First substantial Roman find in Walthamstow It turns out the Village has been up and coming for longer than was previously thought after archeologists uncovered prehistoric and Roman remains in the grounds of a local school.

1000 Swifts Registration Open 

10 Apr

It’s free, Register here.

My embarrassing Higham Hill post 

9 Apr

I bet that subject line got your attention.

Single Parent Forum Starting 

8 Apr

There is a single parent forum starting that is focusing on parents raising boys.

Mini Holland 7-4-17 

7 Apr

MINI HOLLAND Markhouse Road Lea Bridge Road Mega dangerous ridge between the two lanes.

E17 Art Trail is coming 

7 Apr

E17 Art Trail...

First World War Open Day 

7 Apr

First World War...

Reminder – Party Tomorrow 

7 Apr

Hi all, just a quick reminder that Wood Street First are holding a party on the new playground area at the top of Marlowe Road near Shernhall Street, Please come along between 12pm 3pm.

Chuldren’s Art Competition – 2017 

5 Apr

Countryside in conjuction with Waltham Forest Housing are running an art competition for children.

1 Forest Road, Forest Works 

4 Apr

Planning Application 170893 Demolition of existing building(s) and redevelopment of the site to provide three buildings ranging from 2 to 10 storeys in height, providing a residential led mixed-use development containing 337 residential units (Use ...

4-10 Forest Road E17 6JJ 

4 Apr

Planning Application 171058 1.1 Watkin Jones Group are bringing forward proposals for a mixed-use development, including student accommodation, on land at Nos 4-10 Forest Road, Walthamstow.

Chequers Pub Redevelopment 

4 Apr

Planning Application 170866 The Chequers Planning Application Bruce Bar Limited: Operational Statement Introduction Bruce Bar Limited is a small, pub based company, operating mainly in the London area.

Warner Project App – The Walks 

3 Apr

The Warner Estate shaped Walthamstow and gave us some of our most recognisable streets.

School Budgets Cut 

30 Mar

School Budget Cuts...


30 Mar


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