Stories of the week

Stories of the week

Rob Bolam with his envelope containing £50 cash

Farzaneh Dadkhah, Zahra Dowlaty and Touran Ranjbar planned to march in Paris

First published in News

The Waltham Forest Guardian looks back at the biggest stories of the week.

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Story one

A chef from Walthamstow was one of the first finders of hidden cash after solving clues posted on Twitter.

The treasure hunt launched by American property millionaire Jason Buzi on Twitter made its way to London after he first started hiding money in San Francisco.

Story two

A group of Iranian women whose family members have been executed in their homeland are calling for UN soldiers to be sent to protect their remaining relatives.

Farzaneh Dadkhah, 56, from Walthamstow, is one of an estimated 50,000 women who will march through the streets of Paris on Saturday demanding protection for Camp Liberty, a refugee camp set up in Iraq for members of the exiled Iranian group the People’s Mojahedin Organisation of Iran (PMOI).

Story three

 

A doctor's surgery has announced it has reverted back to a local rate teephone number after patients spent two years being charged to call a premium rate line.

Earlier this year, the Waltham Forest Guardian revealed patients using the 0844 number, introduced in March 2012, were subsidising phone bill costs at the Handsworth Medical Centre in Handsworth Avenue, Highams Park. The practice was said to be making almost £500 a month.

Story four

Tenants in Waltham Forest could be hit in the pocket next year according to landlords who now face an annual fee of up to £500 per property because of an ‘established link’ between anti-social behaviour and privately rented homes.

At a meeting of Waltham Forest Council’s cabinet a borough-wide scheme was agreed to monitor landlords.

Story five

Waltham Forest Council is one step closer to entering a multi-million pound CCTV deal with three neighbouring boroughs.

The council’s cabinet voted to enter into a £7.4m contract with Newham, Enfield and Redbridge on Tuesday over the maintenance of the camera networks.

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