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Church to celebrate 800th Magna Carta anniversary with jubilant feast

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: MAGNA CARTA: A copy of the Magna Carta, dating from 1216, that is held at Durham Cathedral, which will beon display in a new exhibition celebrating the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta. Picture: TOM BANKS

4:50pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A parish church is to celebrate the 800th anniversary of the Magna Carta with a medieval feast, theatrical entertainment and a quiz.

Guardians protect mental health unit from vandals

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Borough's only acute mental health service to close

3:14pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A group of up to thirty 'property guardians' are protecting a mental health facility from squatters or vandalism, it has emerged. 

Station pop-up shop marks end of British rail era

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:19pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

A disused unit inside a train station has been revamped as a temporary pop-up shop to "mark the end of a British railway era".

Relative fundraises £600 in memory of 'angel' cousin

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:50am Wednesday 27th May 2015

A relative of a young boy who passed away has held a fundraiser to keep his memory alive a decade on. 

Cost of living three times higher in Waltham Forest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Jennette Arnold

5:56pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A London Assembly member is calling on mayor Boris Johnson to make businesses pay the London Living Wage following a report on the cost of living. 

Cheaper fares promised in TfL line takeover

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:05pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Commuters using the overground line in Waltham Forest will benefit from cheaper fares as of next week. 

Budding actress chosen for role in star-studded The Railway Children production

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:57pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

A young girl has joined a star-studded cast in a theatre production re-make of a classic children's novel.  

Neighbours' 30 year planning battle aired to nation

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Brian Gage

12:36pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

An on-going battle between a homeowner who flouted planning laws and his "arch nemesis" neighbour, has featured in a documentary about the lengths some will go to, to defend their dream home. 

Waltham Forest third worst for parking at new developments

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:39am Tuesday 26th May 2015

Waltham Forest has been rated the third worst outer London borough for parking provision at new-build housing developments.

New boss announced for crisis-hit hospital trust

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:48pm Friday 22nd May 2015

The country's largest NHS trust has announced a replacement for its departing chief executive on the same day it was judged 'inadequate' by the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

Fight goes on: Bank reject sponsorship offer in cricket club dispute

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:40pm Friday 22nd May 2015

A century-old cricket club's future is still in doubt after a sponsorship deal to quash a £53,000 tree root claim was rejected by an insurance company's lawyers. 

Number plate operation leads to stabbing charge

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:47am Friday 22nd May 2015

A driver has been charged with stabbing a man near a nightclub after a car was stopped in Waltham Forest during a number plate operation. 

Council leader 'proud' of £18k Sister Sledge festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Friday 22nd May 2015

Waltham Forest council has defended its decision to fork out £18,000 for an American super group to perform at a free festival last year. 

'Overdue' support service for parents with disabled children launched

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:01pm Thursday 21st May 2015

A mother-of-two who ended up on anti-depressants when her children were diagnosed with a congenital condition, is calling on struggling parents to seek help through a free support service. 

Bomb squad destroy 'non suspicious package'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:16am Thursday 21st May 2015

A controlled explosion was carried out in a busy high street last night following reports of a suspect package.

Woman sought over fake Valium prescription

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:05am Thursday 21st May 2015

Suspected fraudster tried to get tranquiliser drug with fake prescription

13 arrests in suspected £1.1m benefit fraud scam

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Benefit fraud cost council £300k last year

9:00am Thursday 21st May 2015

Up to 139 Italian nationals living in Redbridge suspected of committing benefit fraud

'Extremely severe' impact on services - national rail strike

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Greater Anglia trains delayed after person hit by train

8:28am Thursday 21st May 2015

An overground line has said the impact on train services will be "extremely severe" if planned strike action goes ahead on Bank Holiday Monday. 

PC cleared of cover-up story in protester assault case

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Violence flares during the student protest in London.

7:41am Thursday 21st May 2015

An officer cleared of concocting a cover up story for a colleague who knocked out a student's front tooth will still face disciplinary action. 

Party defends councillor's position on education panel after damning Ofsted report

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:20am Thursday 21st May 2015

A Conservative party leader has defended a councillor's position on an education scrutiny committee after her role on the governing board at a failing primary school was heavily criticised. 

Man arrested in Pakistani politician murder probe no longer suspect

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:33pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

No further action will be taken against a Waltham Forest man arrested in connection with the murder of a senior Pakistani politician.

School fundraiser in memory of young boy

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Officers found two windows smashed at the school but nothing was stolen

4:43pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

A secondary school is holding a charity event to mark the 10th anniversary of a young boy's death at Whipps Cross Hospital. 

Police prevent suicidal man running onto busy motorway

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Residents of community divided by North Circular welcome proposals to redirect A406 through tunnels

2:46pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Officers on patrol in Waltham Forest stopped a young man at risk of committing suicide running onto a busy dual carriageway.

CCTV appeal over £2k car park bikes theft

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:20pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Thief targeted housing development twice in 24 hours.

Tributes paid to 'one in a million' Stow legend

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:40pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Thrill-seeking racing champion who shaped the history of Walthamstow honoured.

GP who lost control and attacked two Tube workers free to practice

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:30am Wednesday 20th May 2015

A GP convicted of losing control and attacking two Tube workers is free to continue working at two Chingford surgeries, it has emerged.  

Karate club raise £200 in memory of black-belt member

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:06pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A national karate champion helped a club raise £200 for a lung cancer charity in memory of black-belt member. 

Half-term family fun at hunting lodge

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:58pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

Children will be able to explore the history of animals found roaming in ancient woodland and the basics of physics at two upcoming family-themed events.   

Classic jazz concert to boost archives

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:28pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

A concert celebrating the greatest stars in Jazz is being held to raise funds to boost the music genre's national archive. 

Widow's quest for justice after husband 'cheated out of life' by asbestos

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:38am Tuesday 19th May 2015

The widow of a former painter and decorator has begun a quest for justice after her husband died from asbestos-related cancer. 

Recovering drug addict stole baby milk 'to pay rent'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:30am Tuesday 19th May 2015

A recovering drug addict desperate to keep a roof over her head stole baby milk to pay her rent, a court heard.   

Arrest warrant issued for mobility scooter thief

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The mobility scooter looked something like this...

3:35pm Monday 18th May 2015

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of stealing a mobility scooter on Valentines Day. 

'Significant barrier' to development on site targeted by travellers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:52pm Monday 18th May 2015

There are "significant barriers" to any development of a patch of green belt land reported to be repeatedly targeted by travellers, Waltham Forest council has admitted. 

Three accused of imprisoning and beating Spitalfields Market trader over rent arrears

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:10pm Monday 18th May 2015

 

Gang who kidnapped, tortured and sexually assaulted schoolgirl jailed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:33am Monday 18th May 2015

Four people who abducted, tortured and sexually assaulted a teenage girl during a 16-hour ordeal  have been jailed.  

Watch CCTV as thieves target gated housing

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:20am Monday 18th May 2015

Police believe gang of four riding bicycles tail-gated driver to gain access.

Actors rise to the challenge in adult witch hunt play

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

5:19pm Thursday 14th May 2015

A drama academy has risen to the challenge of re-enacting a 1950s play involving adultery, witchcraft and hangings. 

Offenders make estate life safer for residents

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:09pm Thursday 14th May 2015

A team of offenders have been praised for making an isolated area on an estate safer for residents. 

Village festival line-up announced

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:56pm Thursday 14th May 2015

Dozens of new acts and venues have signed up for this year's Chingford Village Festival. 

No crime increase from 24-hour McDonald's

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:44am Thursday 14th May 2015

Crime has not increased in a residential area as a result of a McDonald's branch operating 24 hours a day, police have said. 

CCTV released after stolen bank card used to withdraw cash

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:20am Thursday 14th May 2015

CCTV has been released of a man who withdrew cash using a bank card stolen in a burglary.

Father, mother and teenage twins found dead

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:30pm Thursday 14th May 2015

 

'At risk' horses rescued from field

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:53pm Wednesday 13th May 2015

Horses have been rescued from a field after residents raised concerns for their welfare. 

TfL pledges to improve reliability after line takeover

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:01am Wednesday 13th May 2015

Transport for London (TfL) has pledged £25million to upgrade facilities as part of its takeover of a major line through Waltham Forest - and promised to improve reliability. 

Bus diversions due to roadworks

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:34am Wednesday 13th May 2015

Bus routes serving a busy road in Walthamstow will be diverted due to planned roadworks next week. 

Appeal after cat shot dead

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:46am Wednesday 13th May 2015

Pellet from high velocity air rifle just missed tabby's heart

Teen missing from mental health unit found

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:22am Wednesday 13th May 2015

A vulnerable teenager missing from a mental health unit has been found, according to social media. 

Travellers move onto derelict 'nuisance site'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:20am Wednesday 13th May 2015

A developer has accused Waltham Forest council of hindering any efforts to develop a "nuisance site" targeted frequently by travellers.  

Rising culinary star to give master class

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:21pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

The country's youngest published baker is to give a culinary master-class this weekend. 

Sporting upgrades heading to Chingford parks

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:49pm Tuesday 12th May 2015

New projects to upgrade sporting facilities across two parks in Chingford have been given the go-ahead. 

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