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Fifteen day delay and £97 charge for property search that takes minutes
Home owners are being made to wait close to a month and pay just shy of £100 for property searches that might take the council minutes.
Morning update: Problems on the roads and rail
Morning all, one or two problems on the roads and rail to be mindful of today.
Sunlight refracting off perfume bottles causes house fire
Sunlight refracting off perfume bottles is believed to be the causes of a house fire which destroyed the property?s first floor and damaged its roof.
Fire rips through row of garages
Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a fire at a range of garages on Westward Road in Chingford.
Four journeys could be cut from key route
A number of services could be cut from a key bus route.
Man dies after police chase
A man has died after a police chase.
Evening update: Keeping you up-to-date
Evening all, one or two problems on the roads to be mindful of tonight.
Councils at 'breaking point' as anti-cuts campaign goes to Downing Street
Labour councillors say they are at ?breaking point? and have backed an austerity campaign to stop cuts to local authorities.
Project celebrating talent of young people aims to address rise in youth violence
A mother-of-one who looks upon young people heading down the wrong path ?as her own? has set up a youth empowerment project to show them that someone cares.
Mum works though marital woes to build free counselling service for domestic abuse survivors
A woman whose marriage was saved partly through counselling has built a free service for those in need.
Harry Potter-themed week sees pupils take part in potion-making and Quidditch games
Pupils got into the Halloween spirit with a Harry Potter-themed week of activities before they broke up for half-term.
Police appeal: Man missing for over three months
A search has been launched to trace a man who has been missing for more than three months.
Council has built no social rent homes in last four years
Redbridge Council has built no homes for social rent in the last four years.
Faster responses and examinations promised as company takes over three key NHS services
Patients have been promised faster response times and quicker examinations following the takeover of three key NHS services.
Would-be-burglars sentenced after failing to rob newsagents
A group of would-be-burglars have been jailed after entering and then leaving a newsagents empty handed.
Is your teacher one of the best?
The hard work and dedication of teachers will be recognised at an award ceremony.
Large stash of jewellery stolen in burglary
Police in Waltham Forest are appealing for information after a significant quantity of jewellery was stolen.
School unveils new energy efficient building
A new building has been officially opened at Roding Valley High School in Loughton.
Morning update: Beautiful sunshine to kick off the new week
Good morning and what a glorious morning it is too.
Students who set up project to tackle youth violence in their community receive Mayor's Team London Award
Students who interviewed hundreds of people in their community for a project to tackle youth violence have been recognised as part of the Mayor?s Team London Awards 2018.
Fallen WWI heroes remembered on the battlefields of Ypres
The county's servicemen who died on the WWI battlefields of Belgium and France have been remembered at a ceremony in Ypres, Belgium, Essex MEP Alex Mayer paid her respects by laying a poppy wreath at the Menin Gate Memorial.
'Inspirational' schoolgirl receives British Citizen Youth Award for her campaign work
A 14-year-old schoolgirl who has been working on community campaigns since the age of seven has received a British Citizen Youth Award.
Would you like to run a cafe?
A company is needed to run the newly refurbished cafe at the Jack Silley Pavilion.
Good grief, Charlie Brown! Exhibition marks comic strip's 70th anniversary
Somerset House in London is opening a new exhibition to mark the 70th anniversary of Peanuts. GOOD GRIEF, CHARLIE BROWN! opens on October 25 and will run until March 3. But while most of us will remember Charlie Brown and his friends in fond childhood memories, what do you really know about how the gang came to be? Anna Slater heads to Sonoma County, California, to see where it all began.
Then and now: Do you recognise these spots?
Things haven't changed much in our then and now pictures this week.
Project tells stories of the textile industry's forgotten women
The history of women in the textile industry will be explored in a new project.
Exhibition will highlight benefits of 81 trees which are destined to be cut down
An exhibition to draw attention to the benefits of 81 trees which are scheduled to be chopped down will be staged by 17 artists.
Music, comedy and dance events happening this month
Upcoming events this month at the Millfield Theatre you won't want to miss...
Building firm's van caught parked across two disabled bays
The van of a company which prides itself on "being respectful" has been caught parked across two disabled parking bays.
Money-spinning festival would be bad for Wanstead Flats
The answer to your headline (Is Wanstead the new Woodstock, Your Local Guardian, October 11) is a firm 'no'. Fortunately Verderer Dr Joanna Thomas had the good sense to say that 'We will get grief' and that Kris Sangani feared for the future of the skylarks and meadow pipits. This is forest land and in 1874 Sir George Jessel, a judge ruled that Epping Forest should 'never be enclosed'. Now it is the residents of Jessel Green who are having to fight to retain their green space and also the reside
Merlot 101: 'The classic grapes of Bordeaux'
?He who loves not wine, women and song remains a fool his whole life long.? -Martin Luther, German priest (1483?1546)
Craftivists, speakers and film makers wanted to counter the Essex Girl stereotype
The stories of inspirational women will be highlighted in a bid to dispel the negative stereotype of ?Essex Girls?.
The way we treat our parks shows we destroy the things we love
There is a lovely seat in Wanstead Park, opposite the grotto, overlooking the ornamental lake.
Warning to parents over safety of three brands of baby gate
Consumer watchdog Which? is warning parents to be wary of child stair gates after three different products sold by major retailers were found to be potentially unsafe.
Couple say fertiliser factory expansion plans "absolutely stink"
A couple living close to a manure plant say proposals to expand the fertiliser factory "absolutely stink".
Evening update: First touch of frost expected tonight
A broken down bus has caused trouble for people trying to get home.
Road which banned cars during work hours named Best Healthy Street of the Year
A street which saw traffic volumes more than halve after vehicles were banned during work hours has been named the Best Healthy Street of the Year.
What's on in East London this weekend, 20th and 21st October 2018
Protesters call for Sadiq Khan to resign
Campaigners called for the Mayor of London Sadiq Khan to resign over Brexit and the way he has ?normalised murders.?
Praise for young artist who raised £1,400 for children's hospice
An up-and-coming artist has been praised for raising more than £1,400 for a children?s hospice by selling his artwork.
Socially minded Scouts alternative get cold and wet
An alternate, more socially minded version of the scouts got cold and wet last month.
Epping Primary School celebrates turning ten
The Epping Primary School's extended family came out on Wednesday afternoon to celebrate its tenth birthday.
Hundreds come out to remember sisters
Hundreds of people came out to raise money and support a young man who lost his mum and aunt within six months.
Magicians, stilt walkers and singers entertain shoppers at mall's birthday bash
The Mall in Walthamstow celebrated its 30th birthday in style, with a huge cake decorated with pictures of retailers to feed 450 hungry shoppers.
"Totally pointless" bicycle slowing barriers to be re-done
A "totally pointless" barrier designed to slow down bikes will be re-engineered.
Delays on the A1, M25 and M11 as working weeks draws to a sunny end
Good morning, It will be a day of sunny spells across our region with temperatures of around 15-17 degrees celcius making it feel very pleasant.
Public outdoes itself with massive air ambulance fundraiser
Supporters of the area's helicopter paramedics have raised a whopping £25,000 during National Air Ambulance Week.
TfL fails to say whether advertising could plug £1 billion deficit
Transport for London (TfL) has failed to answer whether advertising could make a serious dent in its £1billion deficit.
King George Hospital to close cancer unit
King George Hospital is closing its cancer unit.
Lorry smashes into low bridge despite man's warnings
A man's warnings about a poorly signed low bridge proved prophetic when a lorry smashed off its top.
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