• West Ham join Lukaku race

    West Ham have reportedly joined the race to sign Chelsea striker Romelu Lukaku. The Hammers will have to fight off competition from West Brom and Everton who are both keen on the front man. Lukaku however is thought to prefer a return to West

  • Canaries make Vaz Te approach

    Norwich City are in talks with West Ham United over a season-long loan for Ricardo Vaz Te, Sky Sports are reporting. The striker handed in a transfer request at Upton Park last week and on Friday Sam Allardyce said Vaz Te would be allowed to leave

  • Thorns 'putting bus users in danger'

    People are being forced to walk into a high-speed road to reach a bus stop due to overgrown bushes, it is claimed. Thorn bushes in High Road, Thornwood, are said to have grown across pedestrian access to the only Epping-bound bus stop in the village

  • Orient sign Bournemouth striker Stockley

    Leyton Orient have signed Bournemouth striker Jayden Stockley on a one-month loan. The 19-year-old has completed a transfer deadline day move to the League One leaders and could make his debut in tomorrow night's Johnstone's Paint Trophy tie at

  • Eid celebration in pictures

    Walthamstow Assembly hall was nearly full to capacity as around 800 people flocked to see the council’s annual Eid Celebration on Friday August 30. An array of dance and musical performances, speeches and food made up the three hours of entertainment

  • Campaigners walk over fears of green space development

    Campaigners walked to highlight fears that protected green spaces are under threat from development. A total of 50 people took part in the ‘Walk for a Wild Marshes’ event on Sunday, organised by the Save Lea Marshes (SLM) group. Member Julian

  • MP Cryer explains absence from Syria vote

    MP for Leyton and Wanstead, John Cryer, did not take part in the parliamentary vote on military action in Syria as he was unable to return from a family holiday. Mr Cryer expressed ‘regret’ that he could not secure a flight back to the UK in time

  • New era as performing arts school arrives

    A performing arts college is moving from its north London home to Waltham Abbey as it enters a new era. North London Dance Studio (NLDS) will be known as DNA Studios after vacating its Winchmore Hill address in favour of the more spacious Royal

  • Hammers edge thriller against Newcastle United

    West Ham United Under-21s fought back from 3-0 down to defeat Newcastle United 5-4 this afternoon. Elliot Lee netted twice and Dylan Tombides struck to bring the visitors level at 3-3.  George Moncur gave West Ham the lead before Lee completed

  • Lorry fire causing traffic delays

    There are major delays on a major road after a lorry caught fire. Northbound traffic on the A12 is affected following the blaze in Leytonsone between the Lea Interchange and the Green Man Roundabout. The fire brigade was notified at 2.49pm

  • Family-run Deli with an independent spirit

    A family-run deli is out to prove that innovative independent businesses can still thrive on the high street. The eatery opened its doors in Queens Road, Buckhurst Hill, on August  5 and its homemade snacks are proving a hit. Owners Marc and

  • Community service for man caught with 50g drug stash

    A man caught with 50 grams of Cannabis has been told that he must work for free for 60 hours. Lee Coney, 32, was found guilty of possession of the class B drug after he was caught with the large amount in Lower Sheering in May. Coney, of Sunnyside

  • 'There is no point bringing someone in'

    Leyton Orient owner Barry Hearn insists the club are not looking to sign anyone before tonight's transfer window shuts. The O's chairman has seen his side set a new club record of five consecutive League One wins which has put them top of the table

  • 'There were children crying and praying to God'

    The owner of the local shop on the Orchard Estate saw scenes of chaos and panic as a blaze ripped through a 10th floor flat on Saturday. Two adjacent flats were also damaged and two people - a man and a woman - suffered smoke inhalation and the

  • Library closes for six months ahead of major refurbishment

    Work has begun on the £5million refurbishment of libraries across Waltham Forest. Leyton Library in High Road was the first to close today ahead of modernisation work.  Leytonstone, Walthamstow and Chingford libraries will be turned into ‘Library

  • Shortage of council homes revealed

    There were only seven one-bedroom council properties available last month, despite 3712 people on the housing needing a property of that size. Epping Forest District Council released the figures in response to a Freedom of Information Act request

  • Views sought on mental health services

    The public is being asked to shape mental health services. The NHS Waltham Forest Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG) is seeking the views of those directly affected. Areas being covered include depression and anxiety services, urgent care in

  • Girl found dead named

    An eight-year-old girl who died after a suspected "domestic incident" has been named. Ayesha Ali was pronounced dead at a property in Bedwell Court in Chadwell Heath on Thursday morning. Her mother, Polly Choudhury, 34, appeared at Barkingside

  • Heritage open days at community facility

    A building opened in 1884 is celebrating its history with a two-day event. Lopping Hall, Loughton, was given to the community as compensation to villagers who lost their traditional rights to Lop Wood when the City of London Corporation brought

  • Cash injection for drama society

    A £3,000 boost for a Chigwell drama society could help continue 80 years of entertainment. Chigwell Row Operatic and Dramatic Society (CROADS) was offered the sponsorship by Higgins Homes. The money will go towards improving facilities and

  • Cats alerted owner to high-rise flats fire

    Cats alerted their owner to a blaze in a tower block. Jim Brennan, 66, lives almost directly beneath a 10th-floor flat in Liston Road, Woodford Green, which caught fire on Saturday. He realised something was wrong when his three cats, Piggs

  • Woman faces assault and criminal damage charges

    A woman is set to appear in court this morning accused of assault and vandalism. Lorena Ward, 44, was charged over an incident in Borders Lane, Loughton. It is alleged that on July 19, Ward, of Highwood Lane, Loughton, destroyed wooden decking

  • Stella Creasy explains Syria vote

    MP Stella Creasy has explained why she voted against UK military intervention in Syria. The government was defeated on Thursday after MPs rejected a motion to act against the Assad regime, which is believed to have used chemical weapons against

  • Threatened community garden scoops award

    An under-threat community garden has been chosen as the best of its kind in east London. Wild Note Arts created the space at the rear of the 491 Gallery in Grove Green Road, Leytonstone, but the building has now been sold to developers. The