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'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.

Pensioners' campaign group AGM arranged

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Quaker meeting house in Jewel Road, Walthamstow will host public meeting about sweat-shops

2:38pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Waltham Forest Pensioner Convention to meet next week.

Burglary gang getaway driver handed suspended sentence

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Kent Police has charged three men with burglary.

12:41pm Wednesday 15th July 2015

Two jailed and one handed suspended sentence over shop burglary.

Landmark building to be transformed by light to mark the start of Eid celebrations

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:38am Wednesday 15th July 2015

Artist commissioned for display at William Morris Gallery.

Temporary housing development considered as homelessness cost soars

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

10:01am Wednesday 15th July 2015

Homelessness expected to cost council over £19m this year.

Award winning actor to perform at Garden Party

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:27pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

Garden Party to feature famous faces.

Suspected drug stash recovered from bush

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:00pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

Khat was made illegal in the UK last year.

Shopping centre considered for extension

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:38pm Tuesday 14th July 2015

Cabinet to discuss possibility of Mall extending upwards.

Court for man accused of holding 132 wraps of crack cocaine

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

11:32am Tuesday 14th July 2015

26-year-old faces five charges relating to handling stolen goods and drugs.

Troubled trust announces new chairman

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Whipps Cross Hospital.

10:04am Tuesday 14th July 2015

New chairman announced after Sir Stephen O'Brien announced departure in February.

Project to bring high streets to life with the sound of music

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:29am Tuesday 14th July 2015

Waltham Forest chosen as one of six boroughs for music project.

Operation Omega nets more knife finds on Waltham Forest streets

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:22pm Monday 13th July 2015

Blades found in Waltham Forest, yesterday.

Council hands out vitamins to pregnant women in bid to boost prenatal health

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:32pm Monday 13th July 2015

Council drive to boost mother and baby health.

Olympic venues handed over to management trust to attract new audience

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:59pm Monday 13th July 2015

Management company to change image of elite sports centres to family fun venues.

400 homes planned for development on E17 industrial estate

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:19pm Monday 13th July 2015

Legal and General purchased site earlier this year in companies first move into private rental market.

Teenagers start LGBT club in bid to stamp out bullying

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:07am Monday 13th July 2015

School pupils hope to open helpline later this year.

'Innovative' shipping container homes on offer to young renters

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:38am Monday 13th July 2015

Shipping container homes to be rented out to non-YMCA residents.

Huge £1.46m funding boost for historic E17 area announced

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:47pm Friday 10th July 2015

The regeneration of the St James Street area of Walthamstow is being joint funded by the council and the Heritage Lottery Fund.

John Cryer MP leaves Leyton for Lewisham home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:25pm Friday 10th July 2015

John Cryer MP said life was 'difficult' with a newborn baby and no family for support Leyton.

'Homeless group' evicted from garages

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:57pm Friday 10th July 2015

Police evicted homeless people from Walthamstow garages.

£15m station re-opening in 2016 'key' to unlocking borough's potential - council leader

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:37pm Friday 10th July 2015

Council leader revealed possibility for development of 1,000 homes around station.

Cancer survival rates in borough some of UK's most improved

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:08am Friday 10th July 2015

Survival rates up to 66.6 per cent in latest figures.

Hundreds ride rapids at Olympic venue Schools Festival

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:02pm Thursday 9th July 2015

Students from the Lammas School in Leyton were among the 500 who were given the chance to try water sports for free.

Garage site attracting anti-social behaviour

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:05pm Thursday 9th July 2015

Warnings have gone out over use of disused site.

Streets to shine after night-time deep cleaning

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:05am Thursday 9th July 2015

Ilford streets given clean in area improvement project.

Grieving family demand Whipps Cross improvements after father's death

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:52am Thursday 9th July 2015

Jason Smith died at Whipps Cross after a series of failings in his care.

Fourteen-flat bid submitted on restaurant site

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:28am Thursday 9th July 2015

A three-storey block has been designed to sit behind the Smiths Restaurant in Fyfield Road, for developers Bluesky Investments Limited.

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