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Zoie O'Brien

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Eight face deportation after illegal encampment arrests

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:05pm Friday 28th August 2015

Eight men from across EU arrested on site.

Free cycling on National Fitness Day

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:55am Friday 28th August 2015

FREE cycling sessions will be held at the Lee Valley VeloPark.

Brazen brick thieves left victim in 'pool of blood' after running him down in the street

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Brazen brick thieves left victim in pool of blood after running him down in the street

2:04pm Wednesday 26th August 2015

A man who was mowed down in the middle of the street and left in a pool of blood as he tried to stop a theft from his home is ‘lucky’ to be alive.

Trial date set for Plane Stupid Walthamstow woman

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Climate change activists staged a protest minutes before appearing in court over grounded flights at Heathrow

12:42pm Tuesday 25th August 2015

Climate change activists plead not guilty.

£11m Victoria Line project running on time for improved service at Walthamstow

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:02am Tuesday 25th August 2015

As a flurry of commuters navigate their way around a station closure, temporary bus stops, and alternative routes out of E17, under the streets of Walthamstow, it is all systems go.

VIDEO: Watch the moment Monty the 'life saving' dog comes home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:37pm Friday 14th August 2015

Monty the dog was missing for five months.

Calls for improved treatment by tenant after five weeks of 'raining in cupboards'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Wednesday 19th August 2015

Pensioner calls for improved treatment from Ascham Homes.

Free skills sessions for older and disabled residents

2:53pm Thursday 13th August 2015

Music therapy, relaxation and activities are on offer through the ‘Our Hearts’ project with sessions being held at Cornerstone Church Hall, in Canterbury Road, Leyton.

Former Tory candidate named as one of top women in sport

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:51am Thursday 13th August 2015

Molly Samuel-Leport named as 'woman to watch in the fast lane'.

'Life-saving' dog re-united with owner after being 'chained up' for five months

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:02am Thursday 13th August 2015

Dog returned to owner underweight and with skin issues.

Councillor 'cleared of any wrongdoing' after Facebook Prophet row

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:22am Thursday 13th August 2015

Councillor apology for using F word during exchange.

Tory mayoral candidate visits E17

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Zac Goldsmith in Walthamstow (34962651)

3:33pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

A Tory MP hoping to become the next Mayor of London visited Walthamstow yesterday.

Questions raised about asbestos discovery in town hall

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Nick Tiratsoo and Trevor Calver have repeatedly called for someone at the town hall to be held accountable for asbestos failings  (34932475)

2:43pm Wednesday 12th August 2015

ASBESTOS was discovered in the town hall over 18 months after Waltham Forest council was told to deal with the problem, it has now been revealed.

Brazen thief jailed after strangers came to woman's aid in daylight theft

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:25am Wednesday 12th August 2015

A brazen thief has been jailed for two years after strangers came to the aid of a woman he was attempting to steal from.

Appeal over plans to turn pub into temple dropped

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Lord Brooke in Shernhall Street, Walthamstow (33799959)

2:33pm Tuesday 11th August 2015

A Buddhist group which was refused permission to turn a pub into a temple have dropped their appeal against the decision.

Countryside Live set to return to borough

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Countryside Live set to return to borough

3:06pm Monday 10th August 2015

A POPULAR event will return to Waltham Forest, it has been announced.

More health budget cuts could 'widen inequality'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:41pm Monday 10th August 2015

Government cuts could see hundreds cut from health budget in Waltham Forest.

'I could teach them a thing or two' - Walthamstow's own 'Magic Mike' on 25 years as a male stripper

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:37pm Thursday 6th August 2015

Brian Jason never wanted to be a stripper but ended up pretending to be younger to continue his career.

Stella Creasy MP hits out at bank claiming customers are 'confident' about debt repayment

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Stella Creasy is campaigning against poverty in the UK. (7/5/2015) EL83519_34 (34377320)

11:58am Thursday 6th August 2015

Claims that more Brits are in control of their debts and that consumer confidence is rising have been slammed by MP Stella Creasy.

Investigation after CCGs accused of unfair tendering process

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:10am Thursday 6th August 2015

An investigation has been launched to establish if the health care commissioners for Waltham Forest properly selected a provider for services.

Boy, 15, denies carrying weapons and drugs

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:42am Wednesday 5th August 2015

A teenager will appear in court today charged with possession of crack cocaine, heroin, cocaine and a knife.

Healthwatch to host meeting on improving ambulance service

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Ambulance speeds along on an emergency call down Commercial Road. Stock. Wednesday 22nd October 2014. (33596415)

12:53pm Tuesday 4th August 2015

People with mental health issues and their carers invited to meeting.

Six figure sum won to boost business

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: REDBRIDGE: Council chief exec on 'PM salary'

1:24pm Monday 3rd August 2015

A six figure sum to improve the economy in Redbridge has been secured by the council.

London mayoral candidate tells e17ers why he wants their vote

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:04am Monday 3rd August 2015

A shortlisted Labour candidate for the London mayoral election who is ‘passionate’ about improving the city he calls home, came to Walthamstow on Friday.

Knife discovered by officers in Leyton

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:58am Friday 31st July 2015

Another knife has been taken off the streets of Waltham Forest as police continue to search areas for the weapons.

Caution for man who threatened PCSO with an axe

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:58am Friday 31st July 2015

An axe-wielding man who threatened a PCSO has been given a caution.

'Street furniture' plans for Leytonstone to encourage community interaction

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Karen Janody with her designs for community seating. Queens Yard, Hackney Wick. (29/7/2015) EL84764_3 (33569215)

2:14pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Street furniture could encourage the community in Waltham Forest to interact and make friends with neighbours, according to an artist with big designs for Leytonstone.

Segregation of Walthamstow terrorist in UK prison was unlawful - Supreme Court rules

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Tanvir Hussain was one of three men convicted of a plot to launch suicide attacks on flights from Heathrow to America (Metropolitan Police/PA)

12:19pm Wednesday 29th July 2015

Terrorists who plotted to bring down aeroplanes after plotting together in Waltham Forest have won challenges in UK's highest court.

Communities reminded of importance of screening during Ethnic Minorities Awareness Month

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:50pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

Some cancers more common in different communities.

Overzealous parking wardens accused of 'causing trouble' for small businesses

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Twaled Jooman says his customers are being unfairly ticketed by the council's parking officers because they are loading and unloading. Blackhorse Lane, Walthamstow. (27/7/2015) EL84745_4 (33430540)

2:23pm Tuesday 28th July 2015

Overzealous parking wardens in Waltham Forest are causing problems for small businesses, a shopkeeper has claimed.

Hundreds enjoy Eid Cup tournament

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Edi Cup was held in Leyton on Saturday

11:44am Tuesday 28th July 2015

Scores of aspiring young footballers took part in the annual Eid Cup, this weekend.

'Give young people a voice' - Waltham Forest Liberal Democrats

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:19am Tuesday 28th July 2015

I regularly meet lots of the young people in Waltham Forest. They’re passionate about such a wide

High-value custom bike stolen ahead of charity ride

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chigwell police officers chased the man along the M11

7:25am Monday 27th July 2015

A high value hybrid bike which was going to be used to raise money for charity has been stolen.

Appeal over missing mother

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Patricia Hannington

8:59am Friday 24th July 2015

A missing mother may be away from home without vital heart medication, police have said.

Ascham Homes 'confident' removing balcony doors will make residents safer

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Leytonstone towers

3:50pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

The possible removal of balcony doors from tower blocks in Leytonstone will not have an impact the safety of residents, Ascham Homes has claimed.

'We thought we were in the right place' - devastated partner calls for answers after retired postman dies in A&E

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Roger Garrett from Walthamstow

1:28pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

The devastated partner of a former postman who collapsed and died in Whipps Cross Hospital has called for answers as to why he was made to wait ‘three hours’, without being checked by doctor.

Dog team accused of heavy handed tactics after pets seized

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Lilly the Bichon Frise

12:53pm Thursday 23rd July 2015

An animal lover whose two dogs were seized by Waltham Forest council said he has been left bewildered by the ‘heavy handed’ actions of the authority.

Arrest warrant for man accused of carrying crack cocaine

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Arrest warrant for man accused of carrying crack cocaine

9:44am Thursday 23rd July 2015

An arrest warrant has been issued for a man accused of carrying 132 wraps of crack cocaine in Leytonstone.

Tower residents' anger as Ascham Homes served order over 'fire escape route'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Leytonstone towers will soon be regenerated in a four-year project which will slash social housing numbers

1:26pm Wednesday 22nd July 2015

Ascham Homes has run into double trouble with tower block residents and the fire service after it was served with a deficiency notice.

Popular librarian dies after 'short illness' in USA

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Gina worked in Walthamstow for many years

9:47am Wednesday 22nd July 2015

A popular former council worker and film buff has died.

Marlowe Road: How will £130m change a 'run down' E17 estate?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Tuesday 28th July 2015

Marlowe Road Estate regeneration is set to begin next year.

Moped rider injured in crash at busy junction

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:05pm Tuesday 21st July 2015

A moped rider has been injured in a crash with a car in Walthamstow, this afternoon.

Battle against rogue landlords in E17 to feature in new series

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:19am Friday 17th July 2015

Clampdown on rogue landlords filmed for BBC series

£2.5m museum refurbishment work well underway

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Floor plans for the new EFDC Museum

8:19am Friday 17th July 2015

The £2.5m refurbishment on Epping Forest District Museum is well underway, new pictures have revealed.

Woman hit on head by cyclist who tried to take her clothes off in second attack on Leyton and Hackney Marshes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:58am Friday 17th July 2015

Two women were chased along Leyton and Hackney Marshes this week before one was subjected to an attempted sex attack.

Detectives link attempted sex attack with chasing incident on Marshes

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:48am Friday 17th July 2015

One woman hit over the head before man attempted to take her clothes off.

Magistrates' court facing closure under government proposals

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:33pm Thursday 16th July 2015

The only magistrates’ court in Waltham Forest is now facing closure as the government looks to ‘modernise’ the justice system.

Inaugural sports day for new academy

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:39am Thursday 16th July 2015

Walthamstow Primary Academy pupils met in Lloyd Park.

Pensioner accused of leisure centre assault

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Over view of pool

9:38am Thursday 16th July 2015

Court adjourned to find interpreter.

Waltham Forest over legal limit for microscopic 'cancer causing' dust in the air

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:22pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Estimates 129 people died in Waltham Forest as a result of toxic air in 2008.

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