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Community building brought back to life as borough's first cookery school

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9:10am Friday 24th October 2014

Business partners to launch Cordon Verve in Walthamstow next week.

Home burglar caught on CCTV

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8:00am Friday 24th October 2014

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Police response times to rise after surprise station closure

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9:57am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Forum audience stunned by announcement that the last remaining, fully functioning police station in Leytonstone will close today.

Public invited to help council save £45m

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: BBC Antiques Roadshow visits Walthamstow, Waltham Forest Town Hall. (3182014) EL77389_

7:50am Thursday 23rd October 2014

The public is being asked how Waltham Forest council should save £45m by 2018.

£5k motorbike thieves caught on CCTV

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:20am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A home CCTV system has captured the moment two thieves steal a £5,000 motorbike. 

Council stands firm on controversial road re-organisation

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:51am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A road re-organisation scheme which has divided community opinion will go ahead despite concerns, the council has confirmed.

Dispersal zone to tackle 'aggressive' begging

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Leytonstone Tube Station

11:37am Thursday 23rd October 2014

People advised to call 999 if they feel threatened by beggars near Leytonstone tube station.

Public consultation launched on £10,000 ward funding

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4:45pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

The public can get in touch with Leytonstone councillors with ideas for projects in the area.

Mayor of London apology for possible 'oversight' in station closure communication

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Waltham House in Leytonstone

4:04pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

Waltham Forest Station was closed today.

Squatters evicted from Guide hut

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

3:34pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A Romanian family squatting in a disused Guide hut have been evicted and the building demolished.

Library will be a 'hub of activity' after refurbishment

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1:46pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

A wide range of societies and groups will be able to use the library when it opens next year.

Airport denies it is refusing to attend flightpath meetings

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:52pm Thursday 23rd October 2014

London City Airport will attend a public meeting on proposals to change flight paths at Wanstead Library on the evening of November 3.

Dancing great-great-grandmother turns 100

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:26am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Emily West regularly performed with her husband after taking up dancing in her retirement

Pubs to share details of troublesome drinkers

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:07am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Pubs have begun sharing information about troublesome customers under the first scheme of its kind in Walthamstow.

Missing man found 'safe and well'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:54am Thursday 23rd October 2014

A 25-year-old man who has been missing for two weeks has been found in Walthamstow.

£1.1m Drugs gang jailed

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:06am Thursday 23rd October 2014

Walthamstow man sentenced to eight years in jail for conspiring to import heroin in packages of baby clothes.

Growing concern for missing teenager

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:59am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Syed Zar Naqvi, from Walthamstow, has not been seen since Monday.

Community split over roads plan

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The community is at loggerheads over another proposal to re-organised roads, following a row over the ‘mini-Holland’ trial in Walthamstow.

Hotel fire extinguisher vandal caught on CCTV

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:00am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Police in Waltham Forest have issued CCTV footage of a man wanted for criminal damage at Chingford's biggest hotel. 

Man facing jail over £1.1m cross-border heroin find

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

1:06pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

A 26-year-old man from Walthamstow is today facing a lengthy jail term after being convicted of conspiring to import heroin from Pakistan. 

Fears raised over 24-hour McDonald's plan

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:59am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Restaurant close to supported housing and family homes.

Petition launched against flight path proposal

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:45am Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Councillors from both Redbridge and Waltham Forest council have spoken out about the plans.

Future of landmark towers subject of public meeting

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Consultation over the Leytonstone towers' refurbishment begins tomorrow.

1:24pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The public meeting on the future of the Fred Wigg and John Walsh towers will take place on November 4.

Sainsbury's back foodbank to help feed hungry

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Gary Nash is chairman and co-counder of Eat or Heat

5:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

One of the UK's biggest supermarkets has teamed up with a popular food bank whose demand has quadrupled in 12 months. 

'Natural' play equipment planned next to boating lake

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Firefighters have warned people not to risk walking on the ice at Hollow Pond

3:31pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Waltham Forest council is in talks with the Corporation of London for play equipment to be built next to Hollow Pond in Leytonstone.

Update on police station closure due tonight

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:45pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The Leytonstone community ward forum will take place from 7pm tonight.

Inquest date announced into death of autistic man on Christmas Eve

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Rodney Larsh, 20,

2:37pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

The inquest date into the death of an autistic man killed on Christmas Eve has been announced. 

Leisure centre to open after £3.4m refurbishment

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:30pm Wednesday 22nd October 2014

Leytonstone Leisure Centre has been closed for refurbishment for nearly a year.

Burglar caught on CCTV during 7k raid

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Man stole cash and equipment worth £7,000.

Community rescues exotic Golden Pheasant

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:25am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Colourful bird found wandering in residential street

East 17 singer demands Downing Street meeting with PM

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

8:56am Tuesday 21st October 2014

The former E17 singer Brian Harvey was spotted yesterday arriving at the gates of Downing Street and demanding to speak to Prime Minister David Cameron.

Firefighters tackle blaze at warehouses

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

7:45am Tuesday 21st October 2014

A total off 55 firefighters worked through the night on industrial estate.

Campaign group slams possible parks smoking ban

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Langthorne Park

3:15pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Cllr Clyde Loakes, cabinet member for environment for Waltham Forest council, said this week a ban was “certainly an option” the council would explore.

Roofer admits handling stolen goods

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:49pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

A roofer facing fines and community order after admitting he tried to sell on stolen T-shirts before his Walthamstow home was raided.

Great War centenary remembrance service planned

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Remembrance Day service held in honour of servicemen and women

12:24pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

The parade will start from Homebase car park in Leytonstone at 10am on November 9.

Seventy venues up for Love London Awards

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Internationally renowned neon sign business, Gods Own Junkyard attracts 250-300 visitors every weekend

12:17pm Tuesday 21st October 2014

Shops, restaurants and museums shortlisted for Time Out awards.

Thousands raised in honour of 'big man with big heart'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:20am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Former footballers and friends helped raise cash in memory of 'legend' Ray Graves.

Oxford graduate aims to inspire pupils

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

9:34am Tuesday 21st October 2014

An Oxford graduate says she hopes to inspire pupils after taking a job at a school in one of Waltham Forest’s most deprived areas.

Weather warning over high winds

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Weather warnings issued over strong gales

8:06am Tuesday 21st October 2014

Travel disruption expected as tail of Hurricane Gonzalo arrives in south-east.

Knife victim spared jail after admitting carrying blade

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Arson accused trial adjourned

8:12am Monday 20th October 2014

Gregory Bennett told court he has had no support from police since being knifed two years ago.

Prolific shoplifter avoids jail

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Falmouth's Wilkinson store offers a 'helping hand' to community groups

3:46pm Monday 20th October 2014

A prolific shoplifter, who targeted the same high street shops, has avoided jail. 

Restaurant owner accused of animal cruelty

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

2:45pm Monday 20th October 2014

An arrest warrant has been issued for a restaurant owner accused of causing unnecessary suffering to his dogs. 

School investigated over 25k headteacher office spend

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Chingford Hall Head Patricia Davies shares her award with her school children

1:39pm Monday 20th October 2014

Academy trust criticised for breaking procurement rules of office refurbishment and IT contract.

Scouts stage play for Japan trip

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

11:15am Monday 20th October 2014

A group of teenagers selected to attend a global scouting jamboree next year have organised a play to raise funds for the trip.

Smoking ban in parks 'certainly an option'

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: The Conservatives have slammed Waltham Forest Council for refusing to fly its town hall union flag at half mast today

10:58am Monday 20th October 2014

Deputy Waltham Forest council leader says a ban would 'chime' with environmental policies.

Surgery ordered to make repairs

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:38am Monday 20th October 2014

Watchdog says surgery failed to carry out work to address problems identified in February.

CCTV released of beer thieves

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:00am Monday 20th October 2014

Police in Waltham Forest have released two CCTV images of alcohol thieves. 

Woman fined for driving offences

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

10:00am Sunday 19th October 2014

Driver stopped at petrol station.

20-year-old admits carrying knife

East London and West Essex Guardian Series: Knife: Singh’s lock knife with a three inch blade, used in the attack, which officers found in his shoe. Ref:s

1:00pm Sunday 19th October 2014

The unemployed Leytonstone man avoids custodial sentence.

Man wanted for bus damage

East London and West Essex Guardian Series:

12:44pm Sunday 19th October 2014

Police in Waltham Forest have released a CCTV image of a man accused of criminal damage. 






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