Witnesses sought to Waltham Abbey farm theft

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Former homeless mother made MBE

1:54pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Epping police are appealing for witnesses to a theft at a farm in Waltham Abbey.

Coach business celebrating 40th anniversary

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Nick Brown with father and managing director of Dans Luxury Travel Dan Brown

1:46pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Dan Brown has grown Dans Luxury Travel from one minibus which he drove himself in 1974 to now owning over 50 vehicles

Controversial traffic measures approved despite objections

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Residents kept in the dark over public consultation

1:20pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Controversial plans for traffic calming measures along a heavily-congested road have been approved.

Two children hospitalised after rush hour crash

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Waltham Forest's promotion hopes suffered a setback

3:21pm Thursday 24th April 2014

The girls, aged 10 and 12, suffered minor injuries.

Man jailed following college axe incident

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sir George Monoux College

1:15pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Former Sir George Monoux College pupil jailed.

Banker to run in Sierra Leone marathon

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Waltham Forest's promotion hopes suffered a setback

12:40pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Christopher Shepherd is a member of Woodford Green Athletic Club.

Commercial Feature: Macmillan Night In

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Macmillan Night In

12:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

On Friday 16th May, friends in London will be swapping a night out on the town for a Night In with their favourite people – all in the name of Macmillan Cancer Support.

High street wildflower plea

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Just a few of the beautiful flowers.

12:30pm Thursday 24th April 2014

An environmental action group is urging residents to plant wildflowers throughout Wanstead and Woodford in an attempt to beautify areas of unused space.

Chemical leak shuts hospital road

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Whipps Cross Hospital

12:38pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Fire brigade investigating chemical leak in Leytonstone.

Two in custody after counter-terror arrests

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

12:01pm Thursday 24th April 2014

Two men in police custody.

Spring fair to support foodbank

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Eat or Heat organiser, Gary Nash, to host festive fundraiser for Walthamstow's food bank

11:41am Thursday 24th April 2014

Money to be raised for foodbank which is feeding more families 'every week'.

World Book Night seals visit from award-winning author

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Dreda say Mitchell book Geezer Girls has been selected as one of this year's literary reads for World Book Night

11:10am Thursday 24th April 2014

The author of a book chosen for this year's World Book Night is to speak about the novel and her passion for literature.

Number of pupils getting their preference of schools has increased - council

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ian Bond, Roding ward councillor and deputy leader of Redbridge Council

11:11am Thursday 24th April 2014

Some parents had complained about not receiving any of their top six choices.

Wanstead band to play O2 Academy

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Suburban 100, pictured, performing at O2 Academy.

10:38am Thursday 24th April 2014

A Wanstead band will play the Islington’s O2 Academy in July, it was announced last week.

Sentencing of burglars adjourned

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Wilson is due to be sentenced today

10:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

The sentencing of three men convicted of burglary at a secondary school has been adjourned. 

Primary school told to improve after inspection

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Education watchdog Ofsted today published its findings following its visit to the borough in February

9:49am Thursday 24th April 2014

School told to improve for the second time.

Woman to live on £1 a day to highlight poverty

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Woman to live on £1 a day to highlight poverty

9:34am Thursday 24th April 2014

Chelsea Camp, from Loughton, has set herself the challenge of living five days ‘Below the Line’ as part of the UNICEF anti-starvation campaign.

Scooter club complete decade of donations

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Foresters Scooter Club and children at Whipps Cross Hospital

10:03am Thursday 24th April 2014

Foresters Scooter Club deliver Easter eggs and presents to Whipps Cross hospital on Good Friday every year

Speaking Out: Karen Murray on road safety issues

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mother of four speaks out on road safety issues

9:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

Karen Murray, a walk leader for Epping Forest and Lee Valley is concerned not enough is being done to protect the public along Winchester Road in Highams Park.

Speaking Out: Tom McLaren speaks about antisocial behaviour in South Woodford

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Tom McLaren is urging the police and housing association to help improve residents' lives at Queen Mary's Gate estate.

9:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

My name is Tom McLaren and I’m speaking out about antisocial behaviour (ASB) in South Woodford. 

Man sought in connection to criminal damage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Suspect 146272

8:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Suspect is wanted in connection of criminal damage at a betting shop in Walthamstow

Music for Lunch recitals begin

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Waltham Abbey Church

7:40am Thursday 24th April 2014

The summer season of Waltham Abbey Church’s Music for Lunch recitals begins on April 26.

Epping woman behind new World Cup song

7:28am Thursday 24th April 2014

We’ll Do It Again features a host of celebrities including Simon Cowell, Jonathan Ross, Jamie Oliver and Gary Lineker

Pub celebrates St George's Day

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Landlord of The George in South Woodford Stephen O'Halloran second from left with staff and punters celebrating St George's Day.

10:20am Thursday 24th April 2014

The George Pub in South Woodford marked our patron saint's day yesterday evening.

Parliamentary candidate to commemorate Bangladesh factory collapse

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Bilal Mahmood will mark the anniversary of the Rana Plaza disaster today

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Bilal Mahmood will wear his clothes inside out to mark the first anniversary of the collapse of a clothing factory in Bangladesh which killed more than 1,100 people.

Brothers to release debut rock album

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Stefan Daperis and Alexis Daperis are releasing their debut album on Monday

7:00am Thursday 24th April 2014

Alexis and Stefan Daperis of Everafter were signed up by record label Hummdrumm Records last year.

Town council objects against plans to change Clintons into iCandy

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Epping High Street now

7:01am Thursday 24th April 2014

Epping Town Council has objected to plans which will see Clinton Cards turned into an iCandy store.

Missing children left care 'to avoid deportation' says council

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Conservatives have slammed Waltham Forest Council for refusing to fly its town hall union flag at half mast today

8:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Council says it can account for three of five missing children.

Counter-terror officers make two arrests

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Met Police launches road safety operation with 2,500 officers

3:59pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Six homes searched by police.

New acts announced for the return of village festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: More than 10,000 visitors are expected at the 2014 Chingford Village Festival

4:15pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Up to 50 young sailors and cadets will perform to crowds at the 20th anniversary of the Chingford Village Festival

Pupil raises £500 for Dream Factory

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Epping St. Johns school pupil Molly Curtis with Avrill Mills

2:43pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A pupil at Epping St John’s School has singlehandedly raised £500 for charity The Dream Factory.

Police seek couple after Waltham Abbey theft

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police seek couple after Waltham Abbey theft

2:34pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Police have released CCTV images of a couple they want to speak to in connection with a theft from the Co-op in Waltham Abbey.

School awarded for GCSE success

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Walthamstow School for Girls to open in-house bank for students to learn the finance and business skills

2:23pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Walthamstow School for girls to receive two awards.

St George's Day themed puppet show

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mark Pitman and Iklooshar Malara of Garlic Theatre before the performance

2:01pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Garlic Theatre have toured 15 countries and won five awards for their work.

Tower block residents speak of terrifying ordeal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Seven residents were evacuated from St Patrick's Court around 5am this morning

1:30pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Firefighters were called to the block of flats after residents raised the alarm about water leaking into the electrics and the smell of burning rubber

Deaf club visit police traffic station

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Members of Forest Deaf Club with PC Jason Clauson, pictured in the middle of the group

1:47pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A deaf charity club were shown around a police traffic garage this weekend.

TV personality to headline comedy night

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ben Norris has appeared on BBC comedy panel shows

12:50pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Ben Norris will feature at Wanstead Comedy Night tomorrow

Growing concern over man missing for 41 days

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Lee went missing from Walthamstow on March 13

12:02pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Lee Ralph is also known as Alan Donald.

Man accused of murdering pensioner due in court

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The gang was sentenced at Southwark Crown Court

12:06pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Thomas Blazquez is accused of murdering Rosemary Shearman in September last year.

Man sought after cash machine theft

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police want to talk to this man in connection with the theft

1:44pm Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man withdrew £100 but forgot to take the money

Speaking Out: Steven Neville on environmental issues

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Steven Neville is urging people to save energy and money

11:42am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Steven Neville is running the Green Fair at the Loughton Festival and discusses how to reduce your carbon footprint

Lack of school places blamed on migrating Londoners

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: 32 children have been unable to attend Staples Road Primary School

11:33am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Chris Pond feels a new school may be needed if the problem continues.

Easter display destroyed by thieves

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sue Haggerty, right, with her family and knitted figures

11:24am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Statues stolen from garden.

Families miss out on primary school places

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Avanti Court headteacher James Biddulph with teachers and pupils from both schools

11:27am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Families have been forced to travel for miles and attend schools at odds with their religion after missing out on more local primary school places for their children.

High rise residents evacuated as fire breaks out on sixth floor

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The fire brigade was called to a fire at Boots, Orpington High Street, yesterday evening.

10:50am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

High rise residents were evacuated in the early house of this morning after a fire broke out on the sixth floor.

Patriotic shop owners call for St George's Day celebration

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Manager, Sally King and Sue Olateru of Lanes

10:43am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Shop owners of Epping are calling on the town to put more effort into celebrating St George’s Day.

Man accused of arson and assault due in court

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Wilson is due to be sentenced today

10:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A man accused of starting a fire and assaulting his partner is due in court today. 

Men accused of pub damage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chelmsford Magistrates' Court

9:38am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Duo accused of damaging pub property.

Road accident causing delays

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Whipps Cross Road in Leytonstone is blocked northbound following a rush-hour collision

9:10am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

A road accessed by thousands of commuters is partially blocked this morning following an earlier collision. 

24-hour music marathon announced for charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Choirs, singer songwriters, talented youngsters and full bands will perform over the two days

8:32am Wednesday 23rd April 2014

Organiser's of an annual music festival are to launch a 24-hour live music event to raise money for a charity that helps victims of sexual and domestic violence.







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