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Electric vehicle and charging is a postcode lottery according to a new study
There is a real postcode lottery when it comes to having an electric car and having somewhere to charge it once you leave home.
Reality TV stars named new ambassadors of children's hospice
Two reality TV stars have been named as the new ambassadors for a children's charity.
College launches its three year strategic plan
A college has outlined its strategy for the future.
Dodgeball tournament held for 400 school pupils
A football team and sports network hosted a dodgeball tournament for 400 pupils.
Minnie Mouse, princesses and the Easter Bunny visit children and elderly at hospitals to spread cheer
Minnie Mouse, princesses and the Easter Bunny visited a hospital to spread Easter cheer.
Midwife runs Paris Marathon to raise money for stillbirth prevention charity
A midwife has raised more than £600 for charity by completing the Paris marathon.
National horse safety campaign sees strong turnout
A national campaign which aims to make drivers aware of horse safety saw a strong turnout last weekend.
UK will be insignificant outside EU
There were three letters last week from leave supporters. None of them made any suggestion as to how we survive economically if they have their way.
Woman scoops award with impressive mother breastfeeding cake at international competition
A woman has be awarded the bronze prize in an international cake competition for a mother breastfeeding cake.
Police under strain over cell space after more than 718 arrests during climate change protests
Police across the capital are under strain after more than 718 arrests were made during a week of climate change protests.
Young performers amaze audiences with an EastSide Story performance
Audiences were amazed on Saturday after a young person's performance of EastSide Story.
Then and Now: Millfield Avenue, Walthamstow and The Highstone, Wanstead.
In this week's Then and Now we see Millfield Avenue during Higham Hill housing scheme. Walthamstow.
Come on Watford! Win it for the little guys
Bill Shankly famously said "some people think football is a matter of life and death. I assure you, it's much more serious than that". He was not far off the mark. For some, football is but a game: for others it is the mirror of life. We soldier on, working hard to pay ?the man?, too tired to unwind fully of an evening before repeating the process again and again. Despite our comparative privilege, our lot can feel like a failure, running to stand still, that is, until Saturday comes.
Anti-knife crime campaign aimed at rallying against negative knife crime messages launched at shopping centre
An anti-knife crime campaign aimed at shining a light on the positive actions of young people has been launched at a shopping centre.
Social media star Kelsey Wells on empowerment through fitness
Thanks to the power of social media, Kelsey Wells has become one of the most famous personal trainers on the planet - with two million Instagram followers and counting.
Morning update: All the travel information you need to make the most of your Easter weekend plans
We must not slip back to the living conditions of 100 years ago
There was a recent programme on television looking back to the days of the Edwardians.
The best wines to have with your Easter egg
?Don't wreck a sublime chocolate experience by feeling guilty. Chocolate isn't like premarital sex. It will not make you pregnant. And it always feels good.?
Fancy a free pint?
Patrons with Neil in their name have a chance to pick up a free pint to celebrate a pub's 25th birthday.
Easter ?eggs?travaganza event held at a children?s hospice charity
An Easter ?eggs?travaganza event proved to be a major boost at a children?s hospice charity.
St George's Day celebrations to take place in Trafalgar Square
The Mayor of London has welcomed celebrations to mark St George?s Day this weekend.
The real argument for EU membership
Your correspondents, Will Podmore, Andrew Smith and Michael McGough (Letters, April 11), make too many points to answer in one letter. So I will not try, but just make one or two comments. First, it would help if it was recognised that our EU membership or not is a complex issue, with many genuine pros and cons, which were mostly buried by hyperbole on both sides in the campaign. A small majority, on a simplistic proposition with no plan for what would actually follow, cannot constitute the ?w
Home Secretary promises to visit borough in wake of stabbings
he Home Secretary has promised to visit Walthamstow in the wake of three stabbings and one shooting in the borough.
Take part in park's city nature challenge
Lee Valley Regional Park Authority is hosting a Walthamstow BioBlitz this April, featuring a number of nature walks at the WaterWorks Centre nature reserve and Walthamstow Marshes. During the events participants will be asked to record their wildlife sightings, creating a snapshot of the wide range of wildlife in these two important sites.
Tobacco fraudsters jailed for evading customs duty on more than two million cigarettes
Tobacco fraudsters have been jailed for evading customs duty on more than two million cigarettes illegally imported.
Traffic congestion expected all round as commuters travel to Easter weekend getaways
Good evening everyone, hope you all have had a good day and looking forward to the Easter weekend. Here is your travel update:
University and Microsoft to hold hackathon event
A hacking event is being held to nurture talents needed by employers in the future.
If you bought Dauphinoise Potatoes from Asda, they might actually be cauliflower cheese
Asda is recalling Dauphinoise Potatoes because some packs have been mistakenly filled with cauliflower cheese.
"Urgent action is required": Locals join climate protesters as council backs calls for climate emergency
Redbridge Council is preparing to table a climate emergency motion ? as local people join protesters taking to the streets in central London.
Aspiring 19-year-old actress who felt ugly after scouring social media found hanged in wardrobe
An aspiring teenage actress who often compared her appearance to others on social media was found hanging in her wardrobe by her dad, an inquest has heard.
Young man stabbed repeatedly after his car was stolen
A man in his early 20s was stabbed after his car was stolen.
Morning update: Delays and signal failures on the Underground mean heavy travel disruption
Free tickets to A Place in the Sun Live for readers
A Place in the Sun Live, Europe?s largest overseas property exhibition and an extension of the hit Channel 4 television series, will be returning to Olympia London on Friday, May 10, to Sunday, May 12.
Labour claim children's services slashed by 81 per cent since 2010
The national Labour group has claimed young people in Waltham Forest have seen a cut of 81 per cent services funding since 2010.
Evening update: Delays on M1, M25, A1, and A405
Builder who botched £17k job ordered to pay money back
A builder has been ordered to pay more than £17,000 in compensation for defective work valued at just £1,124.
Email blunder causes confusion over election polling stations
An internal investigation has been launched this morning following an email sent out by the council containing incorrect European election information.
Extinction Rebellion protesters continue to demonstrate and cause major traffic delays
Major roads in central London continue to be blocked this week following a climate change protest which have seen more than 120 people arrested.
Has our money gone down a pothole?
I have to ask why our roads are in such a poor state of repair, with potholes everywhere.
Possible Tube delays due to demonstration
Here is your travel update for April 17.
52 protesters arrested over climate change demonstration
More than 50 protesters were arrested following a demonstration about climate change.
Mayor gives £11 million to fund portable homes
The Mayor of London has given £11 million to build portable homes in a bid to tackle homelessness.
Suspected gas explosion may have caused house fire
Eight fire engines and around 60 firefighters were called to a fire and suspected gas explosion at a house today.
"They are not on my side": Man attacked three times in park wants council to install CCTV
A man held at knife point and mugged twice in a Redbridge park wants the council to install CCTV to prevent further attacks.
Evening update: Travel and weather report
Here is your travel update for April 16.
London Assembly sends message of support to people in Paris
The London Assembly has sent its support to people in Paris following the fire at Notre Dame Cathedral.
Passengers urged to avoid travelling on LNER trains following damage reports
Passengers are being urged not to travel on London North Eastern Railway (LNER) services on Tuesday after some of the operator's trains suffered damage.
60 firefighters called to tackle house fire
Around 60 firefighters are currently tackling a huge fire broken out this morning.
Police commissioner criticised for "cancelled" visit to the borough post stabbings
The Metropolitan Police?s Commissioner has been criticised for ?cancelling? a visit to the borough.
Schools unable to deal with behavioural problems leading to increase in exclusions
Schools unable to deal with children with behavioural problems and learning difficulties is leading to an increase in exclusions, a report has claimed.
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