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Breaking news Hunt on for armed robber after raid on bookies

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:53pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Police were called to betting shop at around 12.20 this afternoon.

Police swoop on bookmakers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:42pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Police block off pavement in Hoe Street.

Antic moves to clarify future of former EMD and says it could open by Christmas

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Bill Hodgson, left, and Stella Creasy celebrate with campaigners after government rejects UCKG's EMD cinema appeal

1:18pm Thursday 28th May 2015

Antic founder attempts to clear up confusion around the sale of the former EMD cinema in Walthamstow.

'No quick solution' to Overground 'commuter crush'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:31am Thursday 28th May 2015

Users group reported altercations and injuries due to overcrowding on line through Waltham Forest.

Council releases video apologising for weeks of missed rubbish collections

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Thursday 28th May 2015

Refuse and recycling left uncollected for weeks as new system introduced.

Legal challenge to Mini Holland cycling scheme launched

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:39am Thursday 28th May 2015

Council set to defend scheme "robustly".

Patients 'at risk' in Whipps Cross end-of-life care unit

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:42am Thursday 28th May 2015

Patients receiving end-of-life care at Whipps Cross University Hospital are being put at serious risk, a report by the health watchdog has said.  

100 firefighters tackle large blaze on industrial estate

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:20am Thursday 28th May 2015

A large blaze on a Leyton industrial estate was tackled by 100 firefighters in the early hours of this morning.

Uncertainty over future of EMD cinema after sale to developer announced

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: WALTHAMSTOW: EMD viability report due 'in days'

7:30am Thursday 28th May 2015

Pub company had been expected to take over the building as an entertainment venue.

Young mum's plea for votes in 'life-changing' competition

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:42pm Wednesday 27th May 2015

Sacha Farley from Leyton hopes to win a competition which will get her support from top business mentors.

Expert framers launch E17 Art House to promote community's creativity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:40am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Shop to showcase artists' work as well as selling locally sourced products.

The Blackout Kids: Life in Highams Park during the Second World War

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:40am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Janet Gibbs lived, played and sheltered from bombs in Highams Park during the Second World War.

Barts Health defends leadership after MP criticism

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Idris was beaten up and dumped outside Whipps Cross hospital in 2012

9:31am Wednesday 27th May 2015

Trust claims it is on track to make improvements after John Cryer MP criticism.

Night bus changes must be made with safety in mind - Jennette Arnold OBE

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

1:44pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Transport for London is currently consulting on changes to Night Buses when the Night Tube service launches in September.

Jail time for cab drivers who faked licences

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:35pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

Cab drivers from Walthamstow and Ilford have been handed jail sentences for faking licences.

John Cryer MP slams 'lack of leadership' at Barts Health Trust

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:17pm Tuesday 26th May 2015

MP John Cryer has slammed Barts Health leaders for failure to find permanent replacement for Chief Executive.

Man cautioned for keeping wild bird caged in home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:18am Tuesday 26th May 2015

RSPCA asked officers to visit house in Hibbert Road over fears wild birds were being sold from the address.

Campaigners warn Overground commuter 'crush' could continue until 2018

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:27am Tuesday 26th May 2015

Barking Gospel Oak Railway User Group (BGORUG) is calling for action from TFL.

No arrests after car crashes through fence

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:24am Tuesday 26th May 2015

No injuries reported after accident.

New CPZ to launch across ward next week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:55pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Parking zone favoured by 'majority' of residents according to council.

Cost of fly-tipping in £7m contract 'unknown'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Council Enforcement Officers crackdown on fly-tipping in Folly Lane.

1:58pm Friday 22nd May 2015

True picture of fly-tipping cannot be established due to incomplete records and no contract cost breakdown.

'Born and bred' Waltham Forest councillor elected as Mayor

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:02pm Friday 22nd May 2015

Leader of the council spoke about future after general election at meeting.

Benefit fraudsters claim millions in borough as funding for investigation slashed

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

11:16am Friday 22nd May 2015

Cash paid to fraudsters doubled in five years as government funding for investigations slashed.

Cabinet member resigned a week after controversial Pool and Track decision

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:50am Friday 22nd May 2015

Councillor Karen Bellamy for Higham Hill ward resigned in March, it has been revealed.

Estate agent steps in to help after £10k of charity funding axed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:57pm Thursday 21st May 2015

Council stopped charity funding in 'necessary' round of cuts.

Sailing event to make a splash in Lea Valley

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:46pm Thursday 21st May 2015

The London borough of Richmond team are the defending Thames Water Regatta winners and they are among 33 borough teams hoping to rule the waves in June.

E11 Bid director looking to future after 'validity proving' court ruling

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Left to right: Fawaad Shaihk with town centre manager Dawayne Williams, other E11 BID workers, John Chapman, Gianluca Rizzo and Daniel Olar

1:41pm Thursday 21st May 2015

Deputy district judge Tom King found against traders in court yesterday.

Olympic venue offers sports tasters to children

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:10am Thursday 21st May 2015

Hundreds of primary school children given the chance to try new sports.

Traders lose dispute over 'chaotic' Bid company

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

10:23am Thursday 21st May 2015

Liability orders granted against all traders in court, yesterday.

Heavily pregnant and homeless woman wins battle against council with landmark court ruling

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Thursday 21st May 2015

Woman planning better life for daughter after setting legal precedent in Supreme Court.

Rebel businesses in court to challenge company levy over financial failings

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:14pm Wednesday 20th May 2015

Rebellious traders who have refused to pay a business levy due to the failings of a council-backed business improvement company will state their case in court today. 

Woman sexually assaulted on station platform as onlookers 'fail to intervene'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:26am Wednesday 20th May 2015

Bystanders did not intervene despite the victim screaming, according to reports.

£25k allocated for outdoor gym

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: GYM: pupils from Walworth Special School, Newton Aycliffe,  have an outdoor gym thanks to funding from the National Lottery. Pictured front are teacher, Paul Mansfield, senior residential childcare officer, with pupil Corey Stafford Picture: SARAH CALDECO

8:06am Wednesday 20th May 2015

An outdoor gym is set to be built on a disused playground.

Night bus network shake-up proposed as Tube goes 24 hour

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:45am Wednesday 20th May 2015

Transport for London proposes to cut some extra services but bring in 20 new routes.

Grandmother forced out of garden competition after thieves steal ornaments

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:30am Wednesday 20th May 2015

Garden makeover by family ruined by thieves within 48 hours.

Community steps in to help 'challenging' children

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:02pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

Volunteer mentors spent the last year encouraging primary aged children to channel their energy into exciting projects.

Housing crisis fuelled by failure of councils, report claims

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

1:52pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

The housing crisis in London is being fuelled by the repeated failure of councils such as Redbridge and Waltham Forest to meet building targets for new homes, a report claims. 

'Horrendous driving': Road bans for two men caught racing at 110mph on North Circular

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Delays on the A406.

12:42pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

Reckless drivers who raced at 110mph on the North Circular have been banned from driving. 

Citizens Advice Bureau moves into new home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Citizens Advice Bureau

12:19pm Tuesday 19th May 2015

Waltham Forest CAB re-opened today after move.

Teenage flautist wins place at prestigious school

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:53am Tuesday 19th May 2015

A talented young falutist has won a place at a prestigious music school.

What do you think of London's ambulance service?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Picture by Richard Crease  - 27/10/14  - RC271014bAmbulance1 - stock photo  -  South West Ambulance with blue lights on (21971671)

10:01am Tuesday 19th May 2015

Watchdog to assess performance next month.

Reckless petrol heads banned over 110mph North Circular race in high-powered cars

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Police appeal after cars damaged

7:00am Tuesday 19th May 2015

Reckless drivers who raced at 110mph on the North Circular have been banned from driving. 

Council housing manager missing hundreds of appointments a month

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Marlowe Road estate.

2:58pm Monday 18th May 2015

Ascham Homes falling well short of performance target.

Volunteers sought for 'rewarding' support positions with children

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:24pm Monday 18th May 2015

Volunteers trained to help children in 'safe spaces' in schools in Waltham Forest.

Family's holiday dream dashed after agent forged flight tickets

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:22am Monday 18th May 2015

Flexi Holidays attempted to dupe woman who paid £9,000 for family getaway.

Memorial tournament for footballing father after tragic training death

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:42am Monday 18th May 2015

Father-of-three collapsed during training session last year.

Stella Creasy confirms bid for Labour Party deputy leadership

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Stella Creasy MP

9:41am Monday 18th May 2015

38-year-old said she was inspired to stand by work she has done in Walthamstow

Teen bailed over 'taser phone' find

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:34pm Friday 15th May 2015

Concealed stunner found.

Spike in calls for help to HIV charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: HIV fingerprick blood testing takes just 20 minutes to get the results back

11:36am Friday 15th May 2015

Charity expanding advice line hours after surge in callers.

Students play to thousands at Barbican

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:48am Friday 15th May 2015

Students played alongside violinist Nicola Benedetti.

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