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Opinion: Hospital medics endlessly patient

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: RECKLESSNESS: Upper Amman Valley patient groups have expressed anger over the creation of a new "super surgery" which could see three doctors treating 14,000 residents.

2:32pm Friday 24th October 2014

Letter to editor

Editor's View: Why ban smoking when alcohol is costing us billions?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: A man drinking beer

1:46pm Friday 24th October 2014

Alcohol related crime costs us £11 billion a year in policing costs.

Opinion: I will fight NHS waste

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:10am Sunday 19th October 2014

Is cash spent wisely in NHS?

Editor's View: Expect to be named if you appear in court

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

4:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Some do not understand the principle of open justice.

Editor's View: Membership of political parties at historic low

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:00pm Saturday 18th October 2014

Smaller parties growing in popularity, but traditional ones declining.

Opinion: Development plan has clear dangers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: File photo dated 11/07/2007 of a new housing estate being built in Cressington, Liverpool. PRESS ASSOCIATION photo. Issue date: Tuesday, May 13, 2008. The number of jobs in the troubled construction sector is at its lowest level for six years, experts war

6:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

Development will exacerbate current shortage of community facilities

Opinion: Councillors aren't doing much for us

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Flags werev flown at half mast outside the Epping Forest District Council offices in High Street, Epping

4:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

Why can't local councillors be politically independent?

Search on for previous not-so-careful owners

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:20pm Friday 17th October 2014

Appeal to readers to trace history of vintage 1930 MG Midget

Opinion: Cycling scheme bears no resemblance to Holland

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:40pm Friday 17th October 2014

Mini Holland plan should be scrapped

Opinion: Long way to go in racism battle

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: File photo dated 10/12/2013 of Detail of the Official FIFA match ball, the brazuca. PRESS ASSOCIATION Photo. Issue date: Thursday May 29, 2014. From samba stars to sunshine football, whole shanty towns of cliches have clung to the 2014 World Cup finals si

9:30am Friday 17th October 2014

Let’s Kick Racism Out of Football campaign at Leyton Orient football ground this Saturday.

Opinion: Lookalike is nothing like Rod Stewart

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:10pm Friday 17th October 2014

The real Rod Stewart is immaculately groomed

Speaking Out: Ruth Standing on Mini Holland

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:00am Saturday 11th October 2014

Teacher Ruth Standing is speaking out in support of the Mini Holland trial. 

A cause close to Beefy’s heart

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: CHARITY LAUNCH: Sir Ian Botham at the launch of the new charity partnership Picture: STUART BOULTON

12:00am Sunday 5th October 2014

Every week in the UK, 12 young people (that is, aged 35 and under) die suddenly from undiagnosed heart conditions.

Small supermarkets exempt from Sunday trading laws

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Woman stacking shelves in supermarket (10864630)

11:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

Comments on supermarkets abandoning big stores in favour of smaller 'local' outlets fail to note an obvious advantage to them.

Time for answers on mini Holland

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

The introduction of the mini Holland trial in Walthamstow provokes pressing questions.

Speaking Out: John Wright on gun and knife crime

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:00am Saturday 4th October 2014

John Wright from Walthamstow is a public education officer at London Ambulance Service (LAS). 

Card payments on Tube should keep prices down

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:20am Friday 3rd October 2014

Many readers in Waltham Forest will by now have used their contactless credit or debit card to pay for travel on the Underground, DLR, London buses and Overground trains.

Protect frontline workers from attacks

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:13am Friday 3rd October 2014

Waltham Forest’s frontline workers play a vital role in our everyday lives be it keeping our streets safe, helping us in a medical emergency or getting us to work.

Editor's View: Are motorists too lazy to indicate?

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:04am Friday 3rd October 2014

Editor's View

Editor's View: Get tough on filthy takeaways

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:59am Friday 3rd October 2014

Editor's View

College is diferent experience to sixth form

10:08am Monday 29th September 2014

Editor's View

Firework cost

10:06am Monday 29th September 2014

London’s New Year's Eve fireworks showcase the capital to the world and we should delight in its immense popularity. Yet sadly the Mayor of London is making the decision to introduce a £10 charge for this annual event this year. Even children will be charged.

Is this crass management at Whipps?

10:06am Monday 29th September 2014

I was initially surprised at the headline in last week’s Guardian concerning children’s treatment being hit by staff shortages.

Chief executive not on message

10:05am Monday 29th September 2014

Whatever Council Chief Executive Martin Esom’s recent big pay rise (‘Council chief gets pay rise for cuts’, September 18) is for, it certainly is not for answering his mail.

Stronger powers needed to evict travellers

10:04am Monday 29th September 2014

Editor's View

Ward offers a great service

10:02am Monday 29th September 2014

I have first hand experience of observing the work of Heronwood ward, at Wanstead Hospital, over a period of daily visits for six weeks, as my sister was there with a broken right shoulder and a broken left wrist.

We need to oppose plans for the wards

10:01am Monday 29th September 2014

I am writing about the proposed closure of Heronwood and Galleon wards at Wanstead Hospital.

Action is needed on traffic at roundabout

10:00am Monday 29th September 2014

The petition on Redbridge Roundabout, signed by over 2,000 residents, was presented to Redbridge council for officers to liaise with TfL and Mayor of London to persuade them to:

Supermarkets are too big

9:57am Monday 29th September 2014

Editor's View

Putting others before self

9:54am Monday 29th September 2014

Editor's View

Saddened by traders’ view

9:53am Monday 29th September 2014

I am extremely disheartened by the traders in Epping High Street who complained of loss of earnings following the closure of the High Street after the stabbing on September 6 (Epping Forest Guardian, September 18.) A young man was stabbed and is lying critically ill in hospital, and all they can think about is their loss of earnings for just one day. How selfish can people be?

Ward offers great service

9:53am Monday 29th September 2014

I have first hand experience of observing the work of Heronwood ward, at Wanstead Hospital, over a period of daily visits for six weeks, as my sister was there with a broken right shoulder and a broken left wrist.

Send photos of war dead

9:53am Monday 29th September 2014

I am acting on behalf of the authorities at the United Nations Memorial Cemetery Busan South Korea where over 800 British Servicemen are buried.

Food banks show something is wrong

9:52am Monday 29th September 2014

Congratulations to the local churches in Waltham Abbey who have responded to the most basic of human needs, that of being able to adequately feed one's family, by opening and running the second food bank here in Epping Forest (as reported in last week’s Speaking Out column).

Belt-tightening needed

9:51am Monday 29th September 2014

Editor's View

Good news for criminals

9:50am Monday 29th September 2014

Editor's View

Benefit cuts will hit poor

9:49am Monday 29th September 2014

Waltham Forest council is proposing to reduce means-tested Council Tax benefits substantially over the next two years. The benefit is means tested by a calculation based on bare subsistence – i.e. without it people would simply not have enough to live.

Value to community must be recognised

9:48am Monday 29th September 2014

We at the Waltham Forest Civic Society were sorry to read the article (Guardian, September 11) about the closure of the Heathcote Arms public house in Grove Green Road, Leytonstone. This follows other recent closures of public houses in the Borough, including the Waltham Oak, the Antelope and the Royston Arms. Others are threatened. The Waltham Forest Civic Society (WFCS) has been campaigning this year to get buildings and open spaces throughout Waltham Forest listed by the Borough as Assets of Community Value (ACVs). If the Heathcote Arms had been listed as an ACV, then any group that listed it would be given six months to decide whether they wanted to buy the building themselves, or to find a partner willing to take the building on and continue to use it for its existing community purpose.

Thank you for helping

9:47am Monday 29th September 2014

Last Thursday, September 11, I attempted to get on the W14 bus outside Boots in George Lane.  I failed to realise the incline on the ramp (I am in an electric wheelchair) was too steep to allow me to get on as usual. Consequently I fell back rather dramatically on to my head.   There was a lot of blood! It must have been quite frightening to see.  I want to thank the driver and bystanders for their speedy help, with blankets, pillows, and jackets and wet wipes.  The ambulance and police arrived quite quickly and I was scooped up (literally – they use a two-sided scoop) and taken to Whipps for an hour or so while they glued my head together. So thank you for your concern and I’m sorry for causing such a panic and delay. Revd Megan Wylie-Smith,  Manor Court Lodge South Woodford.

Boris has a long legacy of fare rises

9:43am Monday 29th September 2014

The Mayor’s announcement that travel fares in the capital will increase in line with inflation will no doubt be spun by City Hall as Boris doing his bit to help struggling Londoners with the cost of living.

Ghost stories wanted

9:41am Monday 29th September 2014

Editor's View

Scenes past and present

9:39am Monday 29th September 2014

Editor's View

Token acknowledgement

9:38am Monday 29th September 2014

Editor's View

Deer incident ‘regrettable’

9:36am Monday 29th September 2014

I am writing in response to Lesley Carter’s letter (Deer left suffering by the road for too long, Guardian, September 11).

Anti-social behaviour puts town to shame

9:35am Monday 29th September 2014

Editor's View

Comments complacent

9:31am Monday 29th September 2014

I feel sure that I cannot be the only reader to find the reported comments of our local MP in response to the recent local crime wave in last week’s paper (Our policy is to increase the number of police officers out and about in the community and on the streets) very surprising and complacent.

Quickest response still too slow

9:31am Monday 29th September 2014

After the recent local violent assaults, Chief Inspector Denise Morrisey rejected criticism of the police, saying that they got to the scene of the incidents very quickly. We do not want the police to get to the scene of incidents quickly. We want them to be at the scene beforehand, to prevent the incidents happening.

Farewell to a great friend and comrade

9:30am Monday 29th September 2014

Bill Long has suddenly left ‘this mortal coil’, which has come as a terrible shock for his family, friends and many comrades.

EU a moving parliament

9:28am Monday 29th September 2014

The European Parliament has returned to work after the summer recess and as readers may know, the Parliament currently sits in both Brussels and the French city of Strasbourg.

Stop harmful traffic culture

9:27am Monday 29th September 2014

Our traffic culture is damaging our health.






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