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Zoie O'Brien

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Aquatic fun day at Lea Valley Centre

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:18pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

Raging rapids and assault course to be tried at family fun day.

School girls raise £1000 for families in need

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:09pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

Support assistants and pupils raised cash at school for the Higham Hill Baby Bank.

Bright students compete at maths challenge

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:02pm Tuesday 30th June 2015

Teams of primary school children got involved in code-breaking and other challenges.

Next phase of 'gateway to Walthamstow' development to be considered

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:58am Tuesday 30th June 2015

The next phase of a £20million plan to turn the area around Walthamstow Central station into a modern retail, travel and housing complex could be given the go-ahead next week.

Shopowner fined after alcohol sting

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:13am Tuesday 30th June 2015

A shopkeeper has been fined for selling alcohol to a child during a sting operation.

Mini Holland plans for Lea Bridge Road revealed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:58am Tuesday 30th June 2015

Whipps Cross Roundabout would become a t-junction under the scheme.

Community clean up to spruce up E17 streets

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:02pm Monday 29th June 2015

Walthamstow residents keen to improve area.

Car park wall provides blank canvas for street art

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:35pm Monday 29th June 2015

Street art by Leytonstone man is 13th Wood Street Walls piece.

500 police stop and searches in Waltham Forest in April

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A quarter of stop and searches 'unlawful'

12:48pm Monday 29th June 2015

Arrest rate remains below 20 per cent.

How a tennis course has given a deaf and blind student an invaluable confidence boost

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:10am Monday 29th June 2015

Michael-Angelo Gomes, 24, has started recently communicating verbally with his peers.

Weapon found in police street sweep

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:49am Monday 29th June 2015

Lock knife found by officers during search.

Tory election candidate and karate champion made MBE

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:33am Monday 29th June 2015

A former karate champion, who stood as a Conservative candidate in Walthamstow at the last election, visited Buckingham Palace to collect her MBE this weekend.

Delight as funding found for 'vital' crossing

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:05pm Friday 26th June 2015

Waltham Forest council said it now has the funding to pay for a crossing in Jubilee Avenue.

50k legal bill for council's prosecution over asbestos failings

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:36am Friday 26th June 2015

The legal bill paid by Waltham Forest council during its prosecution for failing to protect its staff from deadly asbestos cost the taxpayer £50,500, it has emerged.  

27-stone estate agent begins weight loss battle

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:43pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

Actress Vicki Michelle dropped in to wish estate agent good luck.

Suicide verdict in station death inquest

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:56pm Wednesday 24th June 2015

Louis Priest, 59, died at Leyton Tube Station in December 2014.

School to bring community together at summer fete

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: BALLOONS: The balloons that The Friends of The Beauchamp Arms released.Picture by Dymock Music Festival

11:15am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Bouncy castle, face paints and raffles for PTA's biggest ever summer fete.

New discount sportswear store announced for The Mall

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:00am Wednesday 24th June 2015

A discount sportswear store is opening in Walthamstow.

Super-fast internet connections to benefit rural areas after district selected for pilot project

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The broadband network is to be expanded

8:13am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Homes in the most rural areas of Epping Forest will be able to access super-fast broadband after the district was chosen as a pilot area for a new project.

Hearn hits out over West Ham's Olympic deal 'secrecy'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Barry Hearn (Courtesy of Action Images)

7:40am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Former Leyton Orient chairman, Barry Hearn, has called for financial transparency over West Ham’s move to the Olympic Stadium. 

Tiny 'studio flat' to be listed at auction for £85,000

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:40am Wednesday 24th June 2015

Another tiny ‘studio flat’ in Waltham Forest has been put up for auction for a surprisingly high price.

Decision date set over venue's late night licence bid

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:25pm Tuesday 23rd June 2015

New owners hope to allow customers in later and serve drinks until the early hours.

New possible Mini-Holland road closures revealed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:27am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Attempt to create 'Blackhorse Village' to improve safety for cyclist and improve environment.

Family of travellers apply to make nursery site four-year home

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:42am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A family of travellers have asked for permission to set up home on the site of a disused nursery. 

Bid to demolish landmark snooker hall for block of flats

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:40am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

A landmark snooker hall could be demolished to make way for a block of flats under new plans.

Prolific burglary gang jailed over night-time school raids

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:36am Tuesday 23rd June 2015

Six members of a gang which burgled schools across Waltham Forest, Essex and Hertfordshire have been jailed.

Traders asked to take part in 'twilight market'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Cockney cash machine in Walthamstow High Street

3:03pm Monday 22nd June 2015

£1.3m being spent in central Walthamstow in a bid to improve the night time economy.

Councillor recognised as first Karen Bellamy Cup awarded to young athlete

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:36pm Monday 22nd June 2015

The diver who shows the most determination and drive will win the annual award.

Detectives trying to trace dog walker after daylight sex attack on teenager

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:29am Monday 22nd June 2015

Woman could hold key information in hunt for attacker.

£70k 'shed dwelling' pulled from auction

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:25am Monday 22nd June 2015

A tiny Walthamstow ‘studio flat’ has been withdrawn from an auction, having been listed with a guide price of £70,000.

Restaurant which employed illegal workers fails in legal challenge over licence

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:31am Monday 22nd June 2015

A restaurant which was caught employing illegal workers has failed in a legal bid to get its alcohol licence reinstated.

Community invited to 'greatest stow on earth'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Autumn Fayre

3:32pm Friday 19th June 2015

Day of entertainment in Walthamstow.

Community clean up bid by 300 housing staff

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:18pm Friday 19th June 2015

Plaxton Court in Leytonstone, Boothby Court in Chingford and Pelly Court were among sheltered housing schemes which were visited by Ascham Homes staff.

Plant powers investigated by school pupils

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:02pm Friday 19th June 2015

The ‘Power of Plants’ programme has been designed to reflect changes in the primary science National Curriculum to help students understand plant parts in more detail.

Shop banned from selling booze submits licence bid

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:50am Friday 19th June 2015

SFW Express is apparently being bought by a new company.

Mini-Holland cycling scheme that has split community 'already having positive impact'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:42am Friday 19th June 2015

Residents voice support for £33million cycling project following launch of legal challenge..

Inquest into Tube death man being held today

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:49pm Thursday 18th June 2015

Louis Priest from Forest Gate was struck by a train in December.

Barts cancer patients could be given 'innovative' treatment

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

2:23pm Thursday 18th June 2015

Barts Health patients can be selected for new treatment if eligible.

Historical Queens Road brought to life by theatre company

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:28am Thursday 18th June 2015

School project teaches pupils about history through drama, songs and workshops.

Landlord ordered to demolish hazardous 'bed in shed' flat after appeal failure

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:49am Thursday 18th June 2015

Building control officers found fire risks and unsafe walls.

Where is Alfred Campbell? Mother searches for biological father after daughter's rare cancer diagnosis

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Thursday 18th June 2015

Mother desperate for family medical history to aid life-saving treatment

Cyclist serious but stable after Hoe Street van collision

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:07pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

Police downgrade condition after initial reports of life-threatening condition.

Man dies aged 93 and leaves £170k to charity

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:43pm Wednesday 17th June 2015

Fredrick Edward Carter suffered from tuberculosis, which affected him throughout his life.

Fashion students pay homage to Alexander McQueen with show collections

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:57am Wednesday 17th June 2015

Fashion students have paid homage to designer Alexander McQueen in their own show.

Group launch legal challenge to controversial Mini Holland cycling scheme

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:56am Wednesday 17th June 2015

Group of residents brought legal challenge over consultation in mini Holland scheme.

Tesco successful in bid to sell alcohol from 6am in E17

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:27pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

Tesco licences extended at three stores.

Radical changes to management of council housing needed - report

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

3:00pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

There must be a radically different approach to the management of council housing in Waltham Forest, according to a town hall report. 

Schools' intake could increase by a third to meet demand

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

12:39pm Tuesday 16th June 2015

Heathcote School and Holy Family Catholic School could be set to expand.

'Outstanding' work of woman recognised with award nomination

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:10am Tuesday 16th June 2015

A Waltham Forest woman has been praised for her ‘outstanding’ work to ensure better lives for dementia sufferers.

Little citizens taught to deal with danger at police event

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:34am Tuesday 16th June 2015

Children faced with dangerous scenarios to teach them the importance of safety.

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