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Missing Walthamstow family 'feared to be Syria-bound'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Zahira with children son's Muhammad,12, Amaar, 11, Aadid, 4, and daughter Safiyyah, 9, at London City Airport

11:25am Saturday 29th August 2015

CCTV images of a mother and her four children have been released by counter-Terrorism police over fears they could be travelling to Syria.

Licensed ice-cream vendor 'banned' from trading at council festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Mike Bell signed his first contract to trade at Ridgeway Park in 1996

8:02am Friday 28th August 2015

A vendor who has sold ice creams at the same park for almost 20 years was 'banned' from trading at a council festival.

Hate preacher accused of 'inviting support for ISIS' due in court

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Anjem Choudary is accused of "inviting support for a proscribed organisation, namely ISIS"

7:17am Friday 28th August 2015

A radical cleric accused of "inviting support for ISIS" is due in court this morning.

Visit to illegal encampment nets eight arrests

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A make-shift clothes lines at the site in Orient Way

2:45pm Thursday 27th August 2015

A group of migrants have been arrested after a local authority, police and immigration officers paid a visit to an illegal encampment.

Fire crews called to sinking narrow boat

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Photo of the sinking boat posted on Twitter by @ShulemStern

1:48pm Thursday 27th August 2015

Fire crews were called to deal with a sinking narrow boat that started filling with water after reportedly crashing through a protective boom.

Council 'lobby' TfL to keep express bus route

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Kelly Harrison next to the 558 bus stop in Billet Road, Walthamstow

12:19pm Thursday 27th August 2015

A campaign to make a temporary bus route permanent has been backed by a local authority and councillors.

Heritage group in search of east London's 'unsung' female activists

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Share UK founder and project manager of 'From Poland to Waltham Forest' Esther Freeman outside Vestry House Museum

10:05am Thursday 27th August 2015

A not-for-profit group is on the hunt on to find women who changed the face of east London over the past 100 years.

Normal service resumes on overground after rush-hour delays

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: New-look TfL overground train passes through Highams Park

9:22am Thursday 27th August 2015

A good service has resumed on a busy overground line following rush-hour delays caused by a signal failure.

Grade-II listed library reopens after £1.5m refurbishment

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Council leader Chris Robbins checks out the stock in the children's section of the

5:03pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

A grade-II listed library that remained closed for almost a year has re-opened today following a £1.5m refurbishment.

Indebted hospital trusts spent £190m on PFI repayments

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Barts £1.1bn PFI scheme is the single largest NHS PFI project

3:57pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

Health trusts that run the two main hospitals in the area are "the most indebted in London" and spent £190m last year alone paying off private companies, a report has found.

Mural reveals history of 150-year-old pub

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Royal Oak general manager Rhonda McCutcheon with chairman of the Highams Park Planning Group (HPPG) Gordon Turpin and Gill Poulter

1:16pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

Final moments of dramatic shoot-out in the 'Tottenham Outrage' took place next to the Royal Oak pub

Amputee saddles up for life-saving charity cycle ride

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Malcolm Hingle during the Ilkley White Rose Classic cycle race through the Yorkshire Dales in 2014

11:11am Wednesday 26th August 2015

A retired policeman, who had his leg amputated after being hit by a car during a surveillance operation, is raising funds for a life-saving charity.

Teen arrested in dawn raid ahead of Notting Hill Carnival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: 18 year-old arrested on suspicion of drug dealing at Chingford address

9:46am Wednesday 26th August 2015

Police have swooped on a home in Waltham Forest as part of a London-wide crackdown on drugs and weapons ahead of this weekend's Notting Hill Carnival.

Pensioner 'struck' by transit van after confronting attempted brick thieves

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police at the scene in Hainault Road, Leytonstone, this morning

2:28pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

Police are appealing for witnesses after a pensioner was struck by a transit van as he tried to stop two men stealing bricks from his front garden.

Commuter petitions TfL to keep 'express' bus route

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:03pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

A commuter is calling on Transport for London to "keep the borough moving" by making a temporary 'express' bus route permanent.

Brigade spent £156k on animal rescues

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:55am Tuesday 25th August 2015

Firefighters in the capital spend more money each year on rescuing animals than freeing trapped children. 

Pedestrian injured in collision

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:14am Tuesday 25th August 2015

A pedestrian has been taken to hospital after being knocked over this morning. 

Pair arrested after police pull over van containing stolen tyres

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:50am Tuesday 25th August 2015

Two men have been arrested of suspicion of theft after a van containing stolen spare tyres was stopped by police.  

Flags flown at half-mast for airshow crash victims

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:24am Tuesday 25th August 2015

Flags outside an airfield and a council's town hall are flying at half-mast in respect of the victims of the Shoreham Airshow crash at the weekend. 

Tube strikes suspended as 'goodwill gesture'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:43am Tuesday 25th August 2015

A union representing over 400 Tube workers has suspended two 24-hour walkouts planned for this week  as a "goodwill gesture", it has said. 

Your NHS: 'Don't be worried about having a hip replacement' - councillor

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

6:12pm Monday 24th August 2015

A Conservative councillor has come forward with his story that involved undergoing a hip replacement three years after being diagnosed with osteoarthritis. 

Unemployed graduate lands job through car sale

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:50pm Monday 24th August 2015

Graduate turned to online car buying giant as quick solution to money problems

Petition launched against factory 'bedsits' plan

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:02pm Monday 24th August 2015

Plans to convert part of a 1930s factory into bedsits are being contested by residents over fears it will lead to low-quality high density housing. 

Borough's schools produce 'best-ever' GCSE results

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:47am Monday 24th August 2015

Waltham Forest schools perform better than ever before with provisional GCSE results showing a 3% increase in top grades across five subjects

Suspects sought after woman followed and robbed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Suspect 186931

9:48am Monday 24th August 2015

Police have released CCTV images of three suspects after a woman was attacked and robbed after being followed.

Pupils enrol at 'state-of-the-art' sixth form following GCSE success

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Year 11 pupils celebrate success at Holy Family Catholic School

2:01pm Friday 21st August 2015

Pupils are preparing to enrol at a school's brand new sixth form building after achieving "fantastic" GCSE results.

Parking fines written off after residents 'unnecessarily' penalised

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Maynard Road become part of a controlled parking zone in 2014

11:47am Friday 21st August 2015

A number of parking fines have been written off after residents were penalised 'unnecessarily' for not renewing their permits, it has been revealed.

Your NHS: Lack of access to GP by homeless community is putting pressure on A&E

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:50am Friday 21st August 2015

Homeless people struggle to register due to no proof of address or form of ID

'Dragon' Duncan Bannatyne awards gym member with £14k Audi

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:39am Friday 21st August 2015

A gym member has been presented with a brand new £14,000 by Dragons Den star Duncan Bannatyne. 

Buses remain on diversion after burst main

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:19am Friday 21st August 2015

Route's 212, 179, 397 and 444 remain on diversion

Fire brigade control room staff launch six-day strike

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Firefighters on strike at Woodford Fire Station today.

7:51am Friday 21st August 2015

A series of strikes are taking place from today until next week over cuts to services that could see firefighter numbers reduced by a quarter. 

VIDEO: Ladbrokes gambler sought over £800 damage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:40am Friday 21st August 2015

£810 worth of damage at Ladbrokes in Walthamstow

'Record-breaking' GCSE success at top boys school

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Year 11 pupils at Norlington Boys for School produce record-breaking results

7:04am Friday 21st August 2015

A top boys school is edging closer towards its goal of becoming a "world-class leader in education" by producing some record-breaking GCSE results.

School 'pulls out all the stops' to ensure GCSE success

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Year 11 girls at George Mitchell jump for joy after opening GCSE results

4:37pm Thursday 20th August 2015

A school which "pulled out all the stops" this year to ensure pupils got the best possible grades, has done exactly that.

Pupils conquer caring needs, language barriers and long-distance travel to scoop top marks

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Buxton pupil's Saheem Hassan, Aaron Ige, Ugne Brigyte, Alfie Murray and Emma Pham celebrate GCSE success

3:51pm Thursday 20th August 2015

A headteacher has said she is "extremely proud" of today's successful GCSE results that saw some pupils battle full-time caring needs, language barriers and long-distance travel to achieve top marks.

Boost in GCSE results a 'testament' to pupil's hard work at Educating East End school

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pupils hold up white boards with their overall GCSE results at Frederick Bremer in Walthamstow

2:02pm Thursday 20th August 2015

A school made famous last year for its fly-on-the-wall Channel 4 documentary has produced some of its best GCSE results to date.

Pupils triumph over harder grading system with improved GCSE results

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Pupil's Sharon D'Andrea, Xenia Rosu and Emily Cook

12:31pm Thursday 20th August 2015

Pupils at a secondary school showed mixed emotions this morning as they picked up their GCSE results.

CCTV image released after man attacked in pub toilet for 'looking at girlfriend'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:32am Thursday 20th August 2015

Police have released a CCTV image of a suspected attacker after a man was punched 'repeatedly' in a pub toilet.

Sex attacks and violent crime increase across Tube network

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Detective Chief Constable Adrian Hanstock

7:20am Thursday 20th August 2015

Reports of sexual assault on London Underground have risen by almost a third in twelve months, new figures show.

400 homes affected by 48-hour power cut to receive £200

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Grove Green Road area of Leytonstone is one of the areas affected

4:45pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

Hundreds of homes are set to receive £200 as a result of being inconvenienced by a 48-hour power cut.

Protest organised against controversial 'secretive' U.S. trades deal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:03pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

A demonstration is to take place on the streets of Waltham Forest this weekend in protest against a 'secretive' U.S. trades deal.

IDS under fire after department exposed for faking benefit sanctions leaflet

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Secretary of State for Work and Pensions, Iain Duncan Smith at Waltham Forest College in February congratulating students for completing an pathway to employment programme.

12:41pm Wednesday 19th August 2015

A Department for Work and Pensions (DWP) leaflet designed to show the positive benefits of sanctions has been removed after it was exposed for making up claimants and stories.

First-time buyers face 16 years of saving to afford a Waltham Forest home - Tessa Jowell

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Tessa Jowell has said tackling the housing crisis would be her number one priority as London mayor

11:12am Wednesday 19th August 2015

First-time buyers in Waltham Forest will have to save for more than 16 years before they can afford their own home, new figures show.

Red Cross sworn in after almost 400 homes affected by power cut

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Grove Green Road area of Leytonstone is one of the areas affected

10:12am Wednesday 19th August 2015

A humanitarian aid charity has been sworn in to help vulnerable residents after a power cut wiped out electricity to almost 400 homes.

Image released of alleged Leytonstone shoplifter

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Darren Curran's last address was listed as Preston Road, Leytonstone

7:22am Wednesday 19th August 2015

Officers in Waltham Forest are appealing for the public's help in identifying an alleged prolific shoplifter.

Manual labour replaces herbicide at hidden nature reserve

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Some of the volunteers on the first digging day in early August

4:11pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

Eco-friendly volunteers have been manually clearing overgrowth at a hidden nature reserve in preparation for a new meadow.

Pensioner's playground transformed into Alice in Wonderland scene

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: White rabbit Maddie McDermott, March Hare Dean McDermott, Madhatter, Aaron Chappell and Cassie Jones dressed as Alice

2:51pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

A pensioner's playground for retired people was transformed over the weekend into a scene out of 'Alice in Wonderland'.

Mother launches crowd fund to help blind son learn basic literacy skills

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:43pm Tuesday 18th August 2015

A mother has launched a crowd fund appeal to help her blind son learn how to read and write.

VIDEO: Watch shocking moment Iceland pickpockets steal £200 from pensioner

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:40am Tuesday 18th August 2015

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Buses on diversion due to burst main

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:42am Tuesday 18th August 2015

Route's 179, 444, 212 and 397 are on diversion

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