• Orient midfielder joins Southend

    Leyton Orient midfielder Marc Laird has joined Southend United on a two-month loan deal. The 26-year-old has only made two substitute appearances this season and has moved in a bid to get first-team football. Meanwhile, Orient's trip to MK

  • LEYTONSTONE: 'Birkfest' this weekend

    AN ALL-DAY music festival is being held at a popular pub this weekend to raise awareness about a campaign to save it from being turned into flats. The free 'Birkfest' event is from 2pm this Sunday (October 28) at The Birkbeck Tavern in Langthorne

  • WANSTEAD: Flats fireworks "sheer madness"

    CAMPAIGNERS who opposed an Olympics police base being built on Wanstead Flats have criticised a decision to hold a fireworks display on the site. A 35,000 sq ft area of the green space has recently been reseeded after the controversial temporary

  • LEYTONSTONE: Fraudster conned women looking for love

    A "CHARASMATIC" fraudster who wooed lonely women on the internet to trick them into handing over cash has been jailed. Hery Agunu, 25, of Odessa Road, Leytonstone, adopted the persona of a widowed American businessman under a number of aliases to form

  • HIGHAMS PARK / WALTHAMSTOW: Man charged over stabbing

    A MAN has been charged over a stabbing earlier this week. Karl Thompson, 42, is accused of knifing a 31-year-old at a house in Larkshall Road, near the junction with Ropers Avenue in Highams Park, on Tuesday night (October 23). The wounded

  • WANSTEAD: Litter pick around park

    FRIENDS of Wanstead Parklands are holding a litter pick. Anyone interested in taking part should meet at the Temple in Wanstead Park at 11am on Sunday. The litter picks take place twice a year to clean up the park. For more information

  • Leyton Orient v Coventry City preview

    Leyton Orient will be aiming to halt their slide down the League One table tomorrow when they host Coventry City. The O's have lost four of their last five league games and have only found the net once during that period. Back-to-back defeats against

  • HISTORY: Mod shares his memories of the district in new book

    THE years when teenagers in winkle pickers riding scooters filled pubs and coffee bars in Epping Forest have been revived in a new book. Alan Hammond was one of the Mods who toured the area’s youth clubs and village halls during the 1960s, finding

  • Wigan v West Ham United preview

    West Ham United will be aiming to maintain their impressive start to the season when they travel to struggling Wigan Athletic in the Premier League tomorrow. The Hammers are currently seventh in the table after thrashing Southampton 4-1 last weekend

  • EPPING: Town's oldest pub recognised for top-notch real ale

    STAFF at a historic pub have raised a pint to celebrate landing a sought-after spot in a national real ale guide. The Black Lion pub, which is Epping's oldest, has been chosen by members of the Campaign for Real Ale (CAMRA) to appear in the 2013

  • Wanstead juniors take no prisoners

    Wanstead juniors took to the field as the Under-8s, Under-9s and Under-10s played out triangular tournaments against Cheshunt and Eton Manor. Eton Manor 0-15 Wanstead Under-10s The Under-10s were first up in this mini tournament against local

  • CLAYHALL: Children can learn how to be a nature detective

    CHILDREN can learn to become a nature detective and how to track down wildlife during half-term. A park ranger will show inquisitive youngsters how to look for wildlife in Claybury Park, Clayhall. Children will also be able to play nature themed

  • HAINAULT: Spooky walk through country park

    A SPOOKY Halloween walk will take place through a country park. The walk will take place as the sun goes down through Hainault Forest Country Park, in Forest Road, Hainault. It will start at 5pm on Wednesday and will include a collection of

  • WALTHAMSTOW: Police 'ban' EDL static protest

    POLICE have announced new restrictions which in effect ban the far-right English Defence League (EDL) from holding even a static protest in Walthamstow this weekend. The government confirmed yesterday that all marches would be banned in Waltham

  • Anthony John Balme

    BALME, Anthony John Died 12th October 2012 aged 71. Formerly of Walthamstow, Tottenham and Leyton. A caring father to Mark & Jay, devoted husband to Tina and loving grandfather to Kerryann, Charlotte, Harrison & Dominic. To rest in South Yorkshire.

  • Joan and Albert Grogan

    JOAN & ALBERT GROGAN Congratulations Mum and Dad on your Diamond Wedding Anniversary 25th October 2012 Love Georgia, Martyn, Stephen and families xx