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  • ONGAR: Mums get park fundraising off to an impressive start

    PARENTS kick-started the fundraising effort towards a better playground for their children today (Thursday). read more

  • Laird: 'You just want to win as many games as possible' East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Marc Laird is looking to push on from his appearances this week. Picture: Action Images

    Midfielder Marc Laird stressed there is no specific points target for the O’s as they look to haul themselves away from the League One relegation scrap. read more

  • Bale rejected United East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Gareth Bale's performances for Spurs have seen other clubs linked with a move for him. Picture: Action Images

    Spurs winger Gareth Bale has revealed he snubbed the opportunity to join Manchester United. read more

  • Preview: Orient v County East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jamie Jones played his first game back for Orient as the reserves beat West Ham. Picture: Action Images

    Russell Slade says goalkeeper Jamie Jones will be in contention for tomorrow’s visit of Notts County. read more

  • Capturing Waltham Forest's real sporting champions

    Thirteen Waltham Forest photographers have captured the dedication of sportsmen and women training for victory in clubs and venues across the borough. read more

  • Barnsley v West Ham United prediction East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Sam Allardyce's side will be cheered on by a packed house tomorrow at Upton Park: Action Images

    West Ham United face a trip to Barnsley tomorrow knowing they need to win to keep their fading automatic promotion hopes alive. read more

  • LEYTON: Marshes eviction a 'travesty of justice'

    PROTESTERS have lost a High Court battle over the right to campaign against an Olympic training centre being built on public land. read more

  • WALTHAMSTOW: Gun alert sparks major road closure East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Forest YMCA headquarters in Forest Road, Walthamstow.

    ARMED police closed a main road following reports that a man was seen brandishing a gun. read more

  • Slade: 'Keep the faith' East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Slade: 'Not a time now to feel sorry for ourselves'

    “Keep the faith” was Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade’s message to the fans after his side lost out to Huddersfield Town in their second game in hand on Tuesday night. read more

  • LEYTON: Court ruling restricts Marshes protesters

    A COURT has banned protesters from blocking construction of an Olympic training centre on public land. read more

  • WANSTEAD: Rugby club in race against time to resubmit campsite plans

    A RUGBY club who want to pitch a 250 tent campsite on their grounds during the Olympics are in a race against time to resubmit their planning application. read more

  • Hammers linked with Kilmarnock star

    West Ham United have been linked with a move for Kilmarnock goalkeeper Cammy Bell. read more

  • Conte linked to Spurs

    Juventus coach Antonio Conte has been linked with Tottenham should Harry Redknapp become the new England boss, according to the Daily Telegraph. read more

  • WANSTEAD: No big windfall on pensioner's forgotten savings account East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Les Littlefield with his savings book

    A PENSIONER who found a long-forgotten National Savings bank book under his stairs says he is happy, even though the Post Office dashed any hopes of a big pay out. read more

  • Clarke backs O's for survival East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Tom Clarke in action for the O's against Blackburn Rovers. Picture: Action Images

    There was a familiar face in the opposition ranks at Brisbane Road on Tuesday night as Orient lined up against promotion hopefuls Huddersfield Town. read more

  • WOODFORD GREEN: School duo help to foil muggers

    A SCHOOLBOY who escaped a gang of muggers turned the tables on them when he ran into school, grabbed a teacher and set off in pursuit. read more

  • CHINGFORD: Scout and Guide groups to provide live entertainment

    SCOUT and guide groups from around Waltham Forest will be putting on a live entertainment extravaganza next month. read more

  • HIGHAMS PARK: Fire being treated as suspicious East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Firefighters at the scene today

    POLICE are treating a fire which engulfed most of a disused warehouse as suspicious. read more

  • Desmond Saltmarsh

    SALTMARSH, Desmond Arthur 'Des' Died peacefully on 31st March 2012, aged 81 years. Loving husband of the late Phyllis, much loved father of Stephen and Keith, father-in-law of Maria and Grandad to Anthony, Christopher and Michael. He will be sadly missed by everyone. The funeral service will be held at Lea Valley Church, Waltham Abbey on Wednesday 11th April at 11am. Family flowers only please. Donations for Lea Valley Church may be sent to the Abbey Independent Funeral Directors, 4 Market Square, Waltham Abbey EN9 1DL. Tel: 01992 711892. read more

  • William Taylor

    TAYLOR, William (Bill) Much loved husband, dad, grandad, uncle and friend. Passed away peacefully in hospital on Sunday 1st April, aged 80, surrounded by his family. The funeral service will be held at Epping Forest Burial Park, North Weald, Wed. 11th April at 1pm. All welcome. Please wear colourful attire. No flowers please. Any donations to RNLI. read more

  • Dennis FOURNAISE

    FOURNAISE, Dennis Passed away peacefully on 30th March, 2012 aged 89 years. A much loved Husband, Father and PaPa. His funeral service will take place on Tuesday 10th April at Parndon Wood Crematorium at 4pm. Family flowers only please but donations if desired, may be made payable to ' RNLI ', and sent c/o Daniel Robinson & Sons, Bosworth House, 4 Church Hill, Loughton, Essex IG10 1LA. Tel 020 8508 1008 read more

  • Derek Ernest Miller

    MILLER, Derek Ernest, Formerly of High Beach, latterly of Epping. Son of the late Ivy and Ernie Miller, brother to Ron and Beryl. Passed away on 29th March, 2012 aged 80 years. Sadly missed by family and friends. Funeral service to take place at Parndon Wood Crematorium on Wednesday 11th April at 1.45pm. All are welcome. Family flowers only, donations if desired payable to PAH NHS Trust Fleming Ward Trust Fund may be sent c/o D.C. Poulton & Sons, 134 High Street, Epping CM16 4AG Tel: 01992 572609 read more

  • George David Chandler

    CHANDLER, George David 25th June 1927 - 28th Feb 2012 A devoted husband, father and grandfather. Though missed one only needs to close ones eyes. Donations please to The Margaret Centre, Whips Cross University Hospital read more

  • Doreen Maud Smith

    MRS DOREEN MAUD SMITH 87 Passed away on Sunday 25th March, 2012. Sadly missed by her offspring Christina and Keith. Funeral today at 1.15pm at All Saints Church, Melbourne Road, Leyton E10, with interment at City of London Cemetery. All relatives, e.g Alan Wallis, (Joyce, Roy & Maureen), welcome to contact Christina (Miss Evans) on read more

  • Adrian Peck

    PECK, Adrian Sadly passed away in Whipps Cross Hospital on Sunday March 25th, 2012. Funeral service will be held at St Paul's Church, Woodford Green on Thursday 12th April, 2012 at 2.15pm and burial at Chigwell Cemetery at 3.00pm. Please send any floral tributes to W.English Funeral Directors, Electric Parade, Woodford E18 1AY read more

  • Hilda & Ron Holmes

    Platinum Anniversary Hilda & Ron Holmes Congratulations on your 70th Wedding Anniversary Lots of love from All the Family xxx read more

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