• Walthamstow Stadium housing estate plans approved

    CONTROVERSIAL plans to build a housing estate at Walthamstow Stadium have been approved. 11.55PM: This live blog is now going to close for the night. Thanks for reading and we'll have more reaction to tonight's verdict tomorrow. In brief

  • LEYTON: Fire-fighters tackle blaze at house

    FIRE-FIGHTERS have brought a house fire under control. The blaze broke out in a first floor flat in Coopers Lane, Leyton, earlier this afternoon. The Guardian is awaiting further details of what happened. Click here to follow

  • Woodford athletes compete at Olympic Stadium

    It was a weekend to remember for many Woodford Green AC with Essex Ladies athletes as they took part in the British Universities Championships at the 2012 Olympic Stadium. Despite the cold conditions there were nevertheless some good early season

  • CHINGFORD: Surprise as army sets up missile base

    NEIGHBOURS got a surprise when the army set up a temporary missile base at the bottom of their gardens during an Olympic Games security exercise. Households in Waltham Way, Chingford, were amazed when the army drove up and unexpectedly set

  • CHINGFORD: Guns found as gang crackdown continues

    A STASH of weapons were discovered when armed police raided a house as part of an ongoing crackdown on gangs following a recent escalation in violence. An automatic assault rifle, two handguns, ammunition concealed in condoms and loaded magazines

  • WANSTEAD: Rugby club re-submits Olympic campsite plans

    AN application to use a rugby club as a campsite for Olympics staff has been re-submitted. Eton Manor in Nutter Lane, Wanstead, hope to accommodate 250 tents to generate funds for community sport facilities after the games. A previous application

  • ONGAR: Animal factory plan angers neighbours

    EXPANSION plans at a factory which breeds millions of insects for animal food will lead to even more traffic on the already overburdened roads around it, families claim. Peregrine Livefoods employs more than 100 people at its factory in Hastingwood

  • CHIGWELL: Boys robbed by gang

    POLICE are appealing for information after a group of boys were robbed by a teenage gang. The four boys, who are all aged between 12 and 14, were approached by a group of teenagers in Spider Park, off Chigwell Lane, shortly after 8pm on Friday

  • EPPING FOREST: New Tory leader elected

    THE council's Conservative group has a new leader after the incumbent was ousted by just one vote in a ballot after last week’s local elections. At the elections on Friday, May 4, the ruling Conservative group gained two seats on Epping Forest

  • O's fan's view: Impressed with young stars

    The O’s signed off the season with a victory over already relegated Rochdale as Russell Slade was able for the first time this campaign to introduce youth to the team, including a starting debut for goalscorer Moses Odubajo. This was a luxury

  • Hammers goalkeeper Green interests Spurs

    West Ham United goalkeeper Robert Green could receive an offer from Spurs this summer. The England shot stopper is out of contract at the end of the season and may only be willing to stay at Upton Park if the Hammers are promoted via the play-offs

  • Spurs not alone in Vertonghen chase

    Ajax’s Jan Vertonghen has revealed Spurs are not the only club interested in signing him. The 25-year-old Belgian has been linked with the north London side but he has said Spurs are not the only club chasing his signature. “I have to

  • WOODFORD: Complaints over bus service

    BUS passengers have been left frustrated due to months of disruption to a route through Wanstead and Woodford because of Olympics preparations. Complaints have been pouring in about frequent lateness, delays and terminations of the W14 service

  • 'There's a bit more left in the tank'

    After cruising to his fourth world snooker title, Ronnie O’Sullivan revealed that he plans to take a six month break from the sport. The Rocket’s 8-11 victory over Ali Carter moved him up to fourth on the list of world champions in the modern

  • CHIGWELL: Fire tears through industrial unit

    A BLAZE tore through an industrial unit last night. Two crews from Essex Fire and Rescue attended the fire in Gravel Lane, Chigwell, at about 11.13pm last night (Monday, May 7), but requested a back up crew when they saw the extent of the fire, which

  • WALTHAM FOREST: Six arrested in gang raids

    SIX suspected gang members have been arrested by police in the wake of fears over shootings in Chingford. Officers seized a loaded gun, ammunition and cocaine in the dawn raids, which took place on Friday (May 4). All those taken into