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THEN AND NOW: Recognise this photo?
The only thing to suggest the photo above is not a recent one is the presence of old cars.
COLUMN: "I'm shocked and angered by the increase in crime"
As a fellow resident of Redbridge, like many of you, I?ve been shocked and angered by the recent increase in crime, specifically aggravated burglary, which has been particularly upsetting.
London Borough of Culture: Everything you need to know ahead of results
The Mayor of London is set to announce the first-ever London Borough of Culture at City Hall on Tuesday.
Appeal after man killed in fight
Police are looking to speak to this man after another man was killed in a fight.
COLUMN: Pollution clampdown doesn?t go far enough
By Gwyneth Deakins
Landmark shops could be bulldozed to make way for new homes: "They are spreading destruction everywhere"
A FAMILY business the owner has worked for since he was 14 and a cafe given an eight year lease in September could be demolished under council proposals.
Friday evening travel update: Plenty of traffic to watch out for on your commute home
There's plenty of traffic to watch out for on your commute home this Friday evening but at least you can expect a dry weekend.
Jury out in trial of teacher accused of trying to recruit children for IS-inspired attacks
A jury has retired in the trial of a teacher accused of attempting to recruit children to carry out a series of Islamic State-inspired terror attacks across London.
Meet the club getting people with disabilities involved in snooker
A new initiative aiming to give people with a disability the chance to play snooker
Want to learn more about Orthodox Judaism? Head along to this free event with an internationally renowned speaker
An internationally renowned Jewish speaker will give a lecture on 'inclusive Orthodoxy in the 21st century ' at a synagogue.
Search on to find missing 17-year-old boy
A search has been launched to trace a missing 17-year-old boy.
Missing man, 52, found safe and well
Police searching for a missing 52-year-old man say he has been found safe and well.
Award-winning micro brewery celebrates five years of success
A micro brewery will celebrate its fifth birthday with a party this weekend.
Heartwarming way you can help women with cancer feel their best
A charity needs volunteers to help women and teenage girls struggling with the visible effects of cancer treatment.
NAMED AND SHAMED: Drink drivers banned
Two more drink drivers have been banned after they were caught out by police during a Christmas clampdown.
Save our Town Centre protest because "consultation was totally ignored"
Campaigners fighting plans for ?ugly? high-rise tower blocks in Walthamstow Town Square will occupy the site this weekend to send a message to the council and developers that they are not giving up.
WARNING: How to keep your animals safe as pets die of deadly disease
A vet has issued a warning to rabbit owners to have their pets vaccinated against a deadly disease which killed 14 bunnies.
Bakers urged to whip up a batch for the Air Ambulance
STAR bakers have been called upon to get their spatulas and icing bags working in aid of the Essex & Herts Air Ambulance (EHAAT).
Islamic leaders help promote diversity at #VisitMyMosqueDay
Islamic leaders across Waltham Forest opened the doors of their mosques and invited non-Muslims to learn about their religion?s teachings and origins in an effort to break down barriers in the community.
Police appealing for public's help to trace missing man, 52
Police in Waltham Forest are appealing for the public's help to trace a man who has not been seen in almost a week.
Date set for inquest into teenage hospital death
A date has been set for the inquest into the death of a teenager who died after being transferred twice between hospitals within six days.
Expert warns cold spell could bring snow as bad as 2010
Sub zero Siberian conditions are predicted across England from Sunday which could last for weeks, according to an Essex Weather Centre expert.
"We nearly died" - Friends left with life-changing injuries after hit-and-run crash
TWO friends left with life-changing injuries by a hit-and-run crash on the North Circular are appealing to the public to help bring the driver to justice.
"I could see her head was crowning" - Baby delivered at home by ambulance crew member
A MOTHER has paid tribute to quick-thinking paramedics after they helped her deliver her daughter at home.
VIDEO: Moment "scumbag" thieves force their way into a van to steal tools
THIS is the moment ?scumbag? thieves forced their way into an electrician?s van and stole nearly £2,000 worth of tools.
Travellers move into abandoned garage - and it sparks huge concern
Travellers who forced their way into an abandoned garage and set up camp have been met by mixed reaction from business owners in the area.
Here's how you can help clean up the River Lea oil spill
Huge amounts of oil that has found its way into the River Lea is taking its toll on wildlife along the waterway.
Horse owner's plea over potentially deadly dog waste bags
HORSES are facing a 'slow and painful death' because dog owners are not properly throwing away their pet's poo.
Two children, one adult injured in crash
Two children and one adult were rushed to hospital after being injured in a crash on Tuesday afternoon.
Hero grandfather's tribute to friend with lung cancer
A ?hero? grandfather is challenging himself to run 10 half marathons in 10 months in memory of his friend who recently lost his battle with lung cancer.
Help put Wanstead on the arts map by pitching in to raise £7,500
A PUB is hoping to raise £7,500 to put the area on the arts map and turn it into a creative hub.
Winnie-the-Pooh fans rejoice! There's now an afternoon tea themed around everyone's favourite bear
To coincide with the V&A?s Winnie-the-Pooh: Exploring a Classic exhibition, The Pelham London is hosting a whimsical Silly Old Bear afternoon tea.
Tributes to dad who was "charismatic and eccentric"
The friend of a man who died from multiple injuries in Chingford last week said his greatest memories of his companion are of him dancing to songs sung by his favourite band, Madness.
The care home from hell where elderly were left in squalid conditions
VULNERABLE residents were trapped in lifts, stuck in their beds and left for hours without food, a shocking new report into a closed care home has revealed.
Beloved Pie n Mash shop will FINALLY reopen - and be dedicated to owner's late husband
A BELOVED Pie n Mash shop is finally reopening ? and will be dedicated to the owners late husband.
Council plans third tax hike in three years amid Government funding cuts
Waltham Forest Council is set to hike council tax in the borough for the third year in a row, blaming central Government cuts for increases.
Traffic, tube and weather evening update: What you need to know to avoid travel disruption
The good news is you have made it to the end of another gloomy February workday.
Hangry customers call police as KFC crisis worsens
Hunger can bring out some pretty wild emotions in some people.
Uber drops opposition to English language tests for drivers in London
Uber has dropped its appeal against English language tests for its drivers in London amid its ongoing battle with TfL.
Huge amounts of oil dumped in River Lea
A clean-up operation is underway after a large oil spill polluted waterways and coated wildlife in east London.
Hospice supporters help raise £20k for at mayor's Valentines Ball
Supporters of Haven House Children?s Hospice showed their love by raising more than £20,000 at a Valentines Ball.
Marathon mum back on track after complicated pregnancy
A YOUNG mum who battled through serious pregnancy complications and caring for her sick baby is running a marathon while still on maternity leave.
Woman escapes fire which spread to flat from fast food restaurant
A fire which broke out in a fast food restaurant and spread to a flat overhead is believed to have been caused by the extraction system on the ground floor.
Delays on the Central line and North Circular Road this Tuesday morning
Good morning. If you're using the Central line this Tuesday morning prepare for delays.
COLUMN: Police depend on us to report drug dealing
The good news is that Essex Police plan to increase the number of police officers, Special Constables and control room staff (to improve the 101 service).
Bowls Club future secured thanks to donation
A GENEROUS cash injection from a supermarket will ensure the grass at Epping Bowls Club remains flat.
Atmospheric Victorian mystery perfect for fans of Sarah Waters
Out of the shadows of murky London comes Hester White, a bright young woman who is desperate to escape the slums. When Hester is thrust into the world of the aristocratic Brock family, she leaps at the chance to improve her station in life under the tutelage of the mysterious Rebekah Brock. But whispers from her past begin to poison her new life.
Wanstead pay and display: Controversial parking scheme now in force on High Street
Redbridge Council says drivers caught out by the introduction of Wanstead?s controversial new parking scheme will avoid being fined.
A Harry Potter themed brunch is coming and it's everything we hoped it would be
If you spent your teenage years waiting for that Hogwarts acceptance letter that never came, then you're in luck.
Evening travel and weather update: Try and get home before the clouds open
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