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Historic trains defiled in "pointless graffiti" attack

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Volunteers at the vandalised Epping Ongar railway have vented their frustration at the perpetrators.

New show directs house hunters to borough

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: DJ Charlie Sloth

4:07pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Estate agents in Hoe Street to feature in Monday night show.

Police appealing for witnesses following two robberies

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Essex Police believe the two knifepoint robberies may be linked.

Residents slam decision to scrap Christmas tree funding

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:52pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The Guardian spoke took to the streets to ask residents of Wanstead their opinion on the scrapping of the Christmas tree from council funding.

Application for new secondary school approved

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The school is set to become the town's first secondary school in 25 years.

Annual school festival to educate Olympic hopefuls

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Launch of the Lee Valley VeloPark (the former London 2012 cycling venue) with ambassadors Laura Trott OBE and Mark Colbourne MBE. The venue  includes Velodrome, Road Circuit, BMX track and MTB skills section. (12/3/2014) EL75635_1

3:01pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Students from two Epping Forest schools will experience training in cycling, tennis and hockey next month.

High school celebrates launch of 2015 sixth form

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Christian Cavanagh outside Debden Park High School

2:45pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

The school is one of four in the district to have been given the go-ahead in July.

800 sign 'declaration' against bookies at rally

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:23pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Council to consider application for sixth high street betting shop on Monday.

Kickstarter launched to expand box library project

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:32pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

A planning group passionate about literacy has launched a crowdfunding page to install Little Free Libraries in Highams Park. 

'Failing' primary school unveils £10,000 climbing frame

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:34pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Headteacher Carel Buxton believes special measures will be lifted this term from Snaresbrook Primary School.

54 applications turned down in fast food fight

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Fast food is being targeted by the Council to provide healthier options

12:05pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Since 2009 54 applications for fast food restaurants have been rejected.

Students create graffiti mural at US Ambassador's home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The US Ambassdor has invited a team of aspiring artists from Waltham Forest's largest college to unleash their talent at his London residency. 

Essex Highways rejects calls for barrier at 'dangerous junction'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:38pm Tuesday 30th September 2014

Patricia Eustace was killed in 2008 after being struck by an out of control car.

Community clean-up at 'robbery hotspot'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:45am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A clean-up of an overgrown area of Wanstead Flats took place on Saturday.

Station link officially opened

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:36am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Ribbon cutting ceremony took place on Friday.

Boxer launches flu jab campaign at hospital

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:25am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Ollie Pinnock, a professional boxer, received a flu jab himself.

Primary school unveil stained glass window

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The window was a gift from headteacher Linda Wiskin.

Father and 11-year-old son complete 2,000-mile cycling trip

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

The Chair of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands and his son cycled 2,000 miles in 49 days.

New scheme to benefit landlords and tenants

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Flags werev flown at half mast outside the Epping Forest District Council offices in High Street, Epping

9:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A scheme supporting landlords across the district was launched last week.

Photographic exhibition offers a glimpse into Archbishop's life

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:29am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Exhibition displayed for the first time outside of Africa.

Historic trains vandalised by graffiti gang

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Epping-Ongar Railway.

9:42am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Graffiti vandals have attacked the Epping Ongar Railway by "tagging" the sides of three of their historic trains.

Operation nets illicit alcohol and 12,000 cigarettes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:06am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A trained sniffer dog has helped officers uncover illicit alcohol and thousands of mix-branded cigarettes from two off-licence premises in Waltham Forest. 

West Ham defender fined over police assault

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: James Tomkins arrives at court

8:40am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A Premier League footballer has been fined for assaulting a police officer outside an Essex nightlcub. 

Indian takeaway 'crawling with German cockroaches'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Cockroaches have been found at an Indian takeaway in Highams Park.

Man sought over kebab shop assault

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:30am Tuesday 30th September 2014

A CCTV image has been released by police in Waltham Forest of a man wanted in connection with an attack. 

TfL promises action over illegal encampment

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:20am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Landowners have promised to take court action in removing an illegal encampment of up to 30 eastern-European migrants from a woodland area. 

Petition for street lights to stay on all night handed to MP

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Tuesday 30th September 2014

Residents concerned at a perceived rise in crime handed a petition to keep street lights on from ‘dusk-til dawn’ to their MP.

Troll jailed for abusing MP on Twitter

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Clive Hewitt photo. Stella Creasy speaking at the House of Commons in support of Narrative Eye.

2:10pm Monday 29th September 2014

An internet troll convicted of repeatedly sending "menacing" messages to Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy has been jailed. 

Pub could be demolished for new apartment block

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:56pm Monday 29th September 2014

A pub could be demolished to make way for a new apartment block after developers made their plans public.

M25 delays as lanes close overnight

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Motorists face delays on M25

3:13pm Monday 29th September 2014

Two lanes will close overnight for the next month.

Man guilty of damaging war memorial in court

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:40pm Monday 29th September 2014

A man guilty of damaging a war memorial erected in honour of Chingford bomb raid victims, will be sentenced today. 

Successful litter pick retrieves supermarket trolleys

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:53pm Monday 29th September 2014

The council called for volunteers last week after discovering an 'alarming' amount of litter in the town.

Bid to double size of block of flats which will 'overshadow neighbouring properties'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:22pm Monday 29th September 2014

Woodford Green MP Iain Duncan Smith believes the plans will cause issues of parking, loss of privacy and noise to nearby residents.

New vicar 'excited' after induction

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:22pm Monday 29th September 2014

Reverend Ola Franklin was inducted as the new vicar of St Paul's Woodford Bridge by Bishop Peter Hill on Tuesday.

Controversial plans lodged to convert church hall into homes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:59pm Monday 29th September 2014

The consultation period on the plans ends in on October 16.

Unions to unite for motorcade over pay

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:42pm Monday 29th September 2014

Unions will travel in motorcade to demand a pay rise for ordinary workers.

Pub wins floral award for second time

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:24pm Monday 29th September 2014

A picturesque pub has taken the coveted crown in an annual flower contest.

School confirms significant GCSE results drop

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Denice Halpin

1:12pm Monday 29th September 2014

Confirmation follows the resignation of headteacher Denice Halpin last week.

Square named after innovative football referee

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:27pm Monday 29th September 2014

Ken Aston was a headteacher at Newbury Park School and the former referee is believed to have introduced red and yellow cards to football.

CCTV of pound shop suspect released

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:00pm Monday 29th September 2014

Police are appealing to the public to help identify a suspected shop burglar.

Spiritualist church raise £1k for air ambulance trust

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:44pm Monday 29th September 2014

The event consisted of three mediums sharing clairvoyance messages with audience members.

Pop-up business hub to be launched

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:48am Monday 29th September 2014

Local businesses and entrepreneurs across Redbridge are being invited to use the business hub which is opening on Wednesday.

Woman accused of taking kitchen knife to council offices

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Town Hall fountain pictured this afternoon (Wednesday) still pumping water

11:46am Monday 29th September 2014

Woman, 41, to appear in court today

Thames Water admits causing worker's death

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:34am Monday 29th September 2014

A water company has indicated it will plead guilty to a negligence charge after a worker was crushed to death over four years ago.

Fundraising workout to be held at school

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Karen Smith before her ballroom exercise class at Woodford County High School

11:15am Monday 29th September 2014

Anyone aged over 14 can get involved.

Search for King Harold's remains approved

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: WALTHAM ABBEY: Spotlight on abbey church

11:19am Monday 29th September 2014

Date for start of search to be set next month

Nomadic cat honoured

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Much-loved Tetley the cat.

10:57am Monday 29th September 2014

Plaque and garden in honour of Walthamstow's 'most famous feline'.

Council appoints new manager for sports centre

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:51am Monday 29th September 2014

The club has faced controversy since plans were revealed in July.

Macmillan cancer fundraiser at opticians

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:32am Monday 29th September 2014

Staff were fundraising for Macmillan Cancer.

Car crash leaves passenger with spinal injuries

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:27am Monday 29th September 2014

A car accident has left one passenger with serious spinal injuries.






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