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Workers describe street stabbing horror

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:50pm Monday 30th March 2015

Children 'thrive' at outstanding pre-school

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:24am Monday 30th March 2015

Highly qualified staff at a pre-school have been praised for their "exceptional" teaching and leadership. 

Families re-united after 'distressing' school-trip bus crash

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:48am Monday 30th March 2015

Roof of double-decker bus ripped off on Friday.  

Fire warning over 'beds in sheds'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:27am Monday 30th March 2015

A London fire chief has described the 'beds in shed' housing market as a "tragedy reminiscent of scenes from a Charles Dickens novel" as he warned against the heightened fire risks. 

Families evacuated as tree smashes into house

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:58am Monday 30th March 2015

A tree blown over in high winds yesterday caused considerable structural damage.

Government to blame for spread of 'unhealthy' shops - council

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: New shop fronts at Bakers Arms.

7:30am Monday 30th March 2015

Efforts to tackle the spread of bookmakers and pay-day loan shops in high streets are being hampered by the government, Waltham Forest council has said. 

Hustings announced for safe Tory seat

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:30pm Friday 27th March 2015

With less than six week to go before the nation heads to the polls, residents are being invited to quiz candidates hoping to steal a Conservative safe seat. 

EastEnders star launches 'ethical' clothing pop-up

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:06pm Friday 27th March 2015

A former EastEnders star is hoping to bring some variety to Chingford with a new pop-up shop selling 'ethical' clothing . 

Row over blocked pathway for extension

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:16am Friday 27th March 2015

Residents have reacted with anger after a homeowner blocked a footpath while carrying out an extension without planning permission. 

CCTV released in hunt for prolific thief

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:30am Friday 27th March 2015

Man caught in camera as he tried to get refund for microwave he had not purchased.

A406 roadworks this weekend

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:10pm Thursday 26th March 2015

Drivers are being warned to avoid sections of the A406 this week as Transport for London (TfL) carry maintenance works as parts of its road modernisation plan. 

Bug hotel to arrive on estate

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:10pm Thursday 26th March 2015

Creepy crawlies are to given a new purpose-built home this weekend through the help of children and adults living on an estate. 

Waltham Forest high streets among 'unhealthiest' in London

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:20pm Thursday 26th March 2015

High streets in Waltham Forest have been listed as among the "unhealthiest" in London, according to research. 

Special needs school submits second expansion bid

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:12am Thursday 26th March 2015

A specialist school for children with complex needs has submitted a revised plan to redevelop its site after a previous bid was blocked. 

CCTV released in hunt for swimming pool flasher

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:30am Thursday 26th March 2015

CCTV has been released by police of a man wanted for indecent exposure at a swimming pool.

Emergency services scrambled to 'hot air balloon crash'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:00pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Emergency services including a helicopter were scrambled to search a reservoir following reports a hot air balloon crash in Chingford. 

Organic venture a 'showcase for local producers'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:53pm Wednesday 25th March 2015

Two enthusiastic foodies are hoping their new business venture will provide the platform for local producers to showcase their organic foods. 

VIDEO: Garage burglar wanted over £7k theft

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:30am Wednesday 25th March 2015

The man pictured stole a diagnostics machine worth £7,000 from a workshop.

Dancer in professional ballet performance

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:40pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A young dancer has been chosen ahead of hundreds of hopefuls to secure a place in a professional ballet production. 

Park clean-up a 'great success'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:48pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

A community clean-up event at a much-loved park has been hailed as a "great success".

'Escalation' of knife crime in Waltham Forest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:20pm Tuesday 24th March 2015

Waltham Forest is experiencing an escalation in knife crime, according to the head of a group tackling gang activity. 

Pet ban for restaurateur who abused puppies

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:41am Tuesday 24th March 2015

 

Poundland pickpocket caught on CCTV

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:20am Tuesday 24th March 2015

Do you recognise thief who targeted woman?

Woman held at airport remanded in custody

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:47pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A woman has appeared in court charged with possession of an identity document following her arrest at Luton Airport last week. 

Families invited to Easter egg hunt challenge

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:05pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A community group is inviting children and families to attend a two-hour Easter egg hunt. 

Concern over plan to build on flats

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:08pm Monday 23rd March 2015

A plan to build homes on top of an existing block of flats is being fiercely contested by residents, who say it would create and “eyesore” and erode privacy.

Schoolgirl hospitalised after rush-hour collision

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:20am Monday 23rd March 2015

A schoolgirl has been taken to hospital with a "nasty leg injury" following a collision with a van this morning. 

CCTV: Angry gambler wanted over TV damage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:24am Monday 23rd March 2015

Police are appealing for help to find the man pictured after he became angry and smashed a flat-screen TV in a betting shop. 

Man convicted of 'violent and degrading' schoolgirl kidnap torture case

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: St Albans Crown Court.

3:00pm Friday 20th March 2015

A man has been convicted for false imprisonment after a schoolgirl was kidnapped, sexually abused and tortured at a flat. 

Drive-by shooting yards from nursery children

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:44pm Friday 20th March 2015

A man was targeted in a drive-by shooting by a moped rider yards from children leaving a nearby nursery, according to witnesses. 

Vice-chair appointed crisis trust chairman

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Friday 20th March 2015

The troubled health trust which runs Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone has announced its vice-chair will take on the role of chairman next month. 

Fake parking attendant hunted over £3.6k pensioner card theft

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:30am Friday 20th March 2015

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Gang police investigate shots fired on estate

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:10am Friday 20th March 2015

Gang crime officers have been called to estate for an investigation after shots were fired yesterday (March 19) afternoon. 

Sponsorship offer in £53k cricket club dispute

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:00pm Thursday 19th March 2015

A cricket club threatened with closure over a £53,000 insurance bill has offered the company invloved a sponsorship deal in an attempt to bring an end to the saga.  

MP to press Whipps Cross boss on damning report

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:32pm Thursday 19th March 2015

Iain Duncan Smith has vowed to "press" the departing chief executive of Barts Health NHS Trust over the damning Care Quality Commission (CQC) report on Whipps Cross Hospital in Leytonstone. 

Average of one knife crime every day in Waltham Forest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The forum aims to deal with crime issues affecting youth, such as knife violence

11:02am Thursday 19th March 2015

A knife crime was committed almost every day on average in Waltham Forest last year, it has emerged.

VIDEO: Hotel man sought after room trashed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:10am Thursday 19th March 2015

Customer had been warned about noise.

Village Festival organiser predicts 'record turnout'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Organiser Irene Bull with the new leaflets at Chingford Green in Station Road

4:31pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A popular community festival which attracts tens of thousands of visitors year-after-year could see a record turnout this year. 

IDS backs hustings campaign

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford, slammed by National Audit Office today over poor management of welfare reforms

3:33pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

A long-serving MP in a Conservative stronghold has announced he would take part in a hustings in the run-up to May's election. 

Performers chase West End dreams

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:20pm Wednesday 18th March 2015

Young performers will pursue their West End dreams this weekend with a performance of Blood Brothers. 

UKIP candidate vows to 'make mincemeat' of opponents in debate challenge

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:22am Wednesday 18th March 2015

A hustings challenge by the first UKIP parliamentary candidate for Chingford and Woodford Green is gaining pace, after the Labour and Liberal Democrat candidates agreed to take part.

Pub burglar caught on CCTV moments before late-night booze raid

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:00am Wednesday 18th March 2015

Do you know this man?

£600k high street investment approved

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:21pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

Two town centres have been earmarked for significant investment as part of an on-going regeneration project. 

Autistic woman died due to 'neglect' by GPs and hospital staff

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:35pm Tuesday 17th March 2015

A Chingford family’s quest for the truth over the death of a severely autistic woman has received a major boost after a coroner ruled she died as a result of "gross failure" by her GP and hospital staff. 

CCTV: Angry drunk throws chair at bar staff

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:30am Tuesday 17th March 2015

Drunk man angered after being refused a drink

Fundraisers in helipad tour

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:00am Tuesday 17th March 2015

Supporters of a life-saving charity have been recognised for their fundraising efforts with a helipad tour. 

Scooter club in egg run for hospice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:27pm Monday 16th March 2015

Members of a scooter club are to ride through the streets of Waltham Forest next month armed with Easter eggs.  

Anarchist group receive 'mixed response' during march

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:09pm Monday 16th March 2015

A march to kick off a political anarchist's election campaign against Iain Duncan Smith received a "mixed response" from the public and a "personal escort" from the police. 

Your NHS: Barts resignations inevitable given soaring £93m deficit

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:31pm Monday 16th March 2015

An anti-NHS cuts campaigner says the recent resignations of senior management at Barts Health Trust should "come as no suprise" given its £93m deficit. 

Decision to scrap 'life-line' bus service criticised

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:05pm Monday 16th March 2015

Many said to rely on the service.

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