Stories of the week

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Kittens found living wild with their ‘Hitler cat’ mother will soon be old enough to be homed. Kittens found living wild with their ‘Hitler cat’ mother will soon be old enough to be homed.

In a new feature the Epping Forest Guardian looks back at some of its biggest stories of the week - and some a bit quirkier.

Click on the links to read the full stories:

Story one

Kittens found living wild with their ‘Hitler cat’ mother will soon be old enough to be homed.

The litter were rescued in High Beach and are currently living at The Scratching Post Cattery in Woodgreen Road, Waltham Abbey.

Story two

A single mother has taken on not one but three new business ventures.

Allison Prior, 55, from Loughton is setting up a dating agency, a jazz night and a comedy night as well as bringing up her 11-year-old son.

Story three

A lottery millionaire has described how he dreamt of his success weeks before hitting the jackpot.

Terry Vigus, 58, from Loughton, said he was left feeling frustrated after matching five numbers during the dream and waking before the sixth was selected.

Story four

Leyton Orient will play at Wembley for the first time in 15 years to contest a place in the Championship after beating Peterborough United 2-1 at Brisbane Road on Tuesday night.

Dean Cox gave Orient the lead on aggregate, thumping home his 16th goal of the season on the hour mark. Substitute Chris Dagnall made sure of Orient’s safe progression from close-range in the 87th minute, before in injury time substitute Conor Washington pulled one back for Darren Ferguson’s side.

Story five

Tenants worried about fire safety in their block of flats claim they have been told by the council to jump out of a window onto a mattress in the event of a blaze.

Residents of Epping Forest District Council-owned homes in Highwood Lane, Loughton, have grown increasingly anxious after witnessing a fatal fire at a nearby home in Monksgrove, which resulted in the death of Betty Jager, on March 5.

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