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Extra trains not enough to solve overcrowding anger

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Barking to Gospel Oak line part suspended this weekend

1:21pm Friday 19th December 2014

Morning rush hour incident include a child being pushed from train in Leytonstone.

Condolence book opened for Peshawar school victims

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Waltham Forest Town Hall in Walthamstow.

10:42am Friday 19th December 2014

Taliban attack killed 132 children at school in Pakistan.

New year bus strike threat as drivers back equal pay

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:20pm Thursday 18th December 2014

Unite claim 85 per cent of drivers vote for strike action.

Pension black hole could cause 'death spiral' - think-tank

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Town Hall fountain pictured this afternoon (Wednesday) still pumping water

10:10am Friday 19th December 2014

Warning taxpayers may be forced to bail out councils such as Waltham Forest due to 'weak' pension funds.

Dramatic fall in benefit claims

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Herefordshire unemployment figures down

12:50pm Thursday 18th December 2014

The number of people claiming Jobseeker’s Allowance in Walthamstow has fallen by 31 per cent in four years.

'Drug haven' pub could become Buddhist temple

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police officers raided the Lord Brooke pub in March

11:38am Thursday 18th December 2014

Application submitted to turn former 'drug haven' pub into place of worship.

Tower block refurbishment under way

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:01am Thursday 18th December 2014

A Walthamstow tower block is undergoing a £1.2m refurbishment.

Hunt for sick thugs as cat thrown into path of oncoming car

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:36am Thursday 18th December 2014

Witness told by man he did it because he does not like cats.

Date set for council asbestos trial

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Town Hall fountain pictured this afternoon (Wednesday) still pumping water

7:40am Thursday 18th December 2014

Waltham Forest council accused of putting lives at risk by allowing staff to enter affected areas.

Dog not receiving treatment after being confiscated

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:57pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

English Bull Terrier Lucky was taken from his owner in April, pending a court case..

Man killed at Leyton station

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:27pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

Victim pronounced dead at the scene this morning.

Free school bid entering final stages

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: More people are loaning books from Welsh libraries.

12:06pm Wednesday 17th December 2014

The Lion Academy Trust is to undergo its last interview with Department for Education officials to determine whether it will be given the green light to open Barclay Secondary Free School.

Troubled youth charity 'working' on solution

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: CEO Timothy Pain with a mYPad proto-type in Forest Road, Walthamstow

9:55am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Government watchdog to closely monitor Forest YMCA after management failings.

Carer meets Esther Rantzen as she scoops compassion award

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:28am Wednesday 17th December 2014

Mental health support worker crowned most compassionate at awards.

Alcohol ban shop applies for new licence

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police assisted by Trading Standards officers raid Barkers Shop in the centre of Bradford

4:17pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Pat's Mini Mart in Walthamstow had its licence revoked for selling counterfeit alcohol.

Surprise for MP Christmas card competition winner

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:16pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

Madhiya Khan, 10, penned the winning design which will be sent out to thousands this year.

School choirs sing for shoppers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:48pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

School choirs from across Waltham Forest entertained shoppers at The Mall to raise money.

Senior Pakistani MPs discuss anti-extremism work

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:34pm Tuesday 16th December 2014

MPs from Pakistan in Britain to discover how local authorities deliver programmes and support national security.

Plea to cut alcohol related 999 calls this Christmas

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: An ambulance answers a 999 call but was it just from a drunk wanting a lift home?

11:54am Tuesday 16th December 2014

London Ambulance Service called out 72,535 times for alcohol related incidents in December 2013.

Government intervenes over 'financial risk' at Forest YMCA

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: CEO Timothy Pain with a mYPad proto-type in Forest Road, Walthamstow

9:43am Tuesday 16th December 2014

Regulator steps in over financial mis-management months after departure of charity chief executive.

Charity founder warns students about forced marriage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:46pm Monday 15th December 2014

John Cryer MP was also at the talk on Friday.

Teens take on tough topics for 'speak out' competition

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:09pm Monday 15th December 2014

Fourteen teenagers took on subjects from body image to euthanasia.

Call for action at dangerous junctions

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:18pm Monday 15th December 2014

Waltham Forest Green Party has called on the council to consider implementing advanced stop lines to improve safety.

Another shop loses alcohol licence

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:50am Monday 15th December 2014

A fourth Walthamstow shop has had its licence to sell alcohol revoked.

Shoppers donate 18,000 meals for Christmas

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:07am Monday 15th December 2014

Thousands of meals collected over six days.

Fleur East loses out in X Factor final

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: X Factor's Fleur East returned to Walthamstow and everybody loved it

9:50am Monday 15th December 2014

Walthamstow's Fleur East finished in second in the X Factor final last night.

Premier League stars visit Children's ward

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:22am Monday 15th December 2014

Premier League footballers took time out of their busy training schedule to lift the spirits of children in Whipps Cross Hosptial.

Brothers deny illicit alcohol sales

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Arthur Golding will appear at Thames Magistrates Court

3:08pm Thursday 11th December 2014

SFW Express is in the process of appealing a decision by the council to revoke its alcohol licence.

Waltham Forest primary schools performing above national average

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Whittingham Community Primary School in Walthamstow.

12:35pm Thursday 11th December 2014

Many schools in deprived areas achieving benchmark.

Council housing pledge to tackle 16,000 waiting list

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:35am Thursday 11th December 2014

Hundreds of council homes will be built in Waltham Forest in the next few years after the council admitted the housing stock had fallen “woefully behind demand”.

X Factor's Fleur East performs to crowds as community unites behind Walthamstow finalist

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:57am Thursday 11th December 2014

X Factor finalist Fleur East performed to hundreds of friends, family and fans at a packed Walthamstow Assembly Hall yesterday during a homecoming tour.

Carnival queen wins Miss Jamaica crown

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:32pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

A carnival queen has been crowned Miss Jamaica UK.

E17 to Wembley Arena: X Factor's Fleur East before she was famous

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:14pm Wednesday 10th December 2014

Fleur East will visit Walthamstow later today in her own tour bus with Simon Cowell.

X Factor star speaks ahead of final - exclusive

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: X Factor's Fleur East apologises to Mark Ronson

11:39am Wednesday 10th December 2014

Walthamstow's X Factor star Fleur East describes how she was inspired growing up in borough ahead of her appearance in this weekend's final.

Boris accused of 'deception' over ticket office closures

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: London Assembly member Jenette Arnold will open the expo on Tuesday

8:00am Wednesday 10th December 2014

London Assembly member Jennette Arnold attacks mayor as first wave of closures announced.

Repairs to dangerous bridge completed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:32pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Repairs totalling £2.9m to a dangerously weak bridge have finally been completed.

Fifth shop to face committee over counterfeit products

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The flag at waltham Forest Town hall is flying at half-mast in honour of Nelson Mandela.

11:33am Tuesday 9th December 2014

A fifth shop will this week face Waltham Forest council’s licensing committee after selling counterfeit products.

Council treating dead pets 'like rubbish'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:31am Tuesday 9th December 2014

Dead cats are being treated like a “pieces of rubbish” and no effort is being made by the council to contact many worried owners, it is claimed.

Fire crews in 24 hour strike

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Fire crews from Essex and London Fire Brigade at the scene of a house fire in Brunel Road in Chigwell.

8:19am Tuesday 9th December 2014

Fire Brigade Union members are taking part in a 24 hour strike today.

Daughter slams process as Thames Water fined over death of father

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:44am Tuesday 9th December 2014

Raymond Holmes killed by a large vehicle.

One dead in M25 pile-up

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:12pm Tuesday 9th December 2014

Vehicles crashed through the central reservation in the early hours of this morning.

Older People's Charter launched at Christmas event

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:37pm Monday 8th December 2014

More than 1,000 over 60s enjoyed a free Christmas dinner and entertainment.

Partnership 'cutting High Street anti-social behaviour'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:43pm Monday 8th December 2014

Anti-social behaviour in Walthamstow High Street has been reduced by 25 per cent in the last year, according to police.

Youngsters take part in 'Hackjam'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:01pm Monday 8th December 2014

Young people took part in a competition to create their own computer game.

Teenager jailed after gun found

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:26am Monday 8th December 2014

A teenager has been sentenced to nearly seven years in a young offender institution after a handgun was found at his home.

Dropped cigarette costs teenager £200

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A man has been fined for dropping a cigarette butt into an open drain. Library picture

10:08am Monday 8th December 2014

Wanstead teenager failed to pay fixed penalty notice and did not attend court.

'High quality' flats approved

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:21am Monday 8th December 2014

Permission has been given to build 21 homes on a library car park.

Council compensation payouts top 200k for 2013

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Tolga Ulasan rescued the boy from the fountain at Waltham Forest town hall

2:01pm Friday 5th December 2014

Compensation claims by staff last year have so far cost Waltham Forest council £220,000, it has emerged.

Police appeal after squatter criticism

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:51am Friday 5th December 2014

Police are appealing for help from the public to identify squatters who took over a man’s home while he was in hospital.

Thames Water expected to be sentenced over worker death next week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:09am Friday 5th December 2014

Raymond Holmes from Rayleigh was killed in Coppermill Lane in Walthamstow.

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