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Fancy dress shop owner fined £6,000 for superhero counterfeits
A fancy dress shop owner was fined £6,000 after being found with counterfeit superhero costumes.
Man needed stitches after being attacked with knife and crow bar
A man sustained cuts to his head and arm and needed stitches after being attacked by a man wielding a knife and a crow bar.
'Disgraceful' Royal Mail delivery office move confirmed for September
THE RELOCATION of a Royal Mail delivery office branded ?disgraceful? by neighbours has been confirmed for next month.
What happens if you get ill over the bank holiday?
DOCTORS are urging people to think twice before heading to A&E with an injury or illness over the August bank holiday.
Police launch search to trace missing boy, 17
Police in Waltham Forest have launched a search to trace a missing 17-year-old boy.
Chigwell actress 'hid in freezer' as Barcelona attack unfolded
Holby City actress Laila Rouass hid in a restaurant freezer as the attack in Barcelona unfolded.
Mayor aims to tackle borough's rising levels of diabetes
A mayor who has three decades of experience working as a nurse is using her position to tackle the rising levels of diabetes in the borough.
Want to win a date with these two TOWIE ladies?
REALITY TV fans are in with a chance of bagging the afternoon TOWIE tea date of their dreams.
VIDEO: 'Livid' neighbours woken at 5.30am to 'council' workers' loud pavement washing
This loud drilling noise that woke people up at 5.30am turned out to be the council washing the pavement.
WATCH: The up-and-coming duo ?brought up with music in their blood?
A duo from Chingford and Woodford have released their debut single. The song features a sample from Rosie Gaines? classic, Closer Than Close, and is currently Number 34 in Music Week?s Upfront Club chart.
Live: A-Level results day - let us know how you did!
Students across the country are on tenterhooks as they finally get their A-Level results after spending a whole summer waiting for them. Know someone who did exceptionally well who deserves some recognition? Let us know by e-mailing firstname.lastname@example.org or call, text or WhatsApp 07795 223 610.
Smoke from tarmac machine fire could be 'seen for miles around'
THE SMOKE that erupted when a tarmac machine caught fire could be "seen for miles around".
This borough is becoming 'dementia friendly'
Waltham Forest is set to become one of a handful of areas around the country claiming to be dementia friendly.
Company director jailed for orchestrating £1m pension fraud
A company director who pocketed cash from his own business using a £1 million fraudulent pension scheme has been jailed.
A-Level results day: Moment of truth for students in Chingford and Walthamstow
EMOTIONS were running high this morning as students across Chingford and Waltham Forest picked up their A-Level results.
Man charged over death of cyclist in lorry crash
A man has been charged with causing the death of a cyclist after a crash in Buckhurst Hill last year.
A Levels round-up: Students celebrate across Epping Forest
Hundreds of students across Epping Forest celebrated today as they received their A Level results.
Man put on sex register for seven years after assaulting woman, 25, on the Tube
A MAN will be on the sex offenders register for seven years after assaulting a woman on the Tube.
Didn't get the grades you needed? Don't worry - here are 10 jobs you don't need a degree for
MORE than half (54 per cent) of graduates say they?d think again about choosing university as the best way to find a job, says teen magazine Future-Mag.
"I can't even afford my own funeral - how can I pay £1,500 for a carer?" - Disabled grandad's plea over social care cuts
A GRANDAD who doesn?t even have enough money for his own funeral will be forced to pay more than £1,500 a year for a carer.
A-Level results day: Wanstead & Woodford schools celebrate their successes
It was an emotional morning for students across Wanstead and Woodford as they headed to school to pick up their A-Level results.
Developers turning NHS centres into 'family homes' say they will be '100% affordable'
A NEW development being built on former NHS sites is promising to be 100 per cent affordable.
Caught red-handed: Drivers illegally parking in disabled bays right outside council offices
Drivers have been caught in the act parking in disabled bays without blue badges outside a council office.
Fraudsters are tricking people out of their hard-earned cash by offering them fake council tax rebates
FRAUDSTERS are tricking people into revealing their bank details by offering them fake council tax rebates.
Young man in 'critical condition' after 'collapsing' in street
A YOUNG man is in a "criticial condition" after collapsing in the street early this morning.
Closed for business: Chef shuts 'dream' restaurant after only seven months
A CHEF is closing his "dream" restaurant just seven months after opening it.
Hindu festival sees colourful floats, music and dancing fill the streets
The annual Chariot festival celebrated by the Hindu community took place on Sunday August 13.
Community hub in disused council offices featured on list of worldwide creative spaces
A creative hub has won praise for its unique style and clever reuse of idle space.
Hydrotherapy pool closure could have 'frightening' effect on patients' health
PEOPLE with a rare form of arthritis are terrified about what closing an ?invaluable? hydrotherapy pool could mean for their health.
Come in star command: Spaceman beams live in Chingford
A crowd of youngsters from 26 countries spoke with an astronaut in space from a summer camp in Chingford.
Restaurant given controversial alcohol licence despite complaints from neighbours
A controversial plan to give a restaurant a late night alcohol licence has been approved despite a large number of complaints from nearby residents.
Fed up environment campaigner slams 'ignorant' bus drivers who refuse to turn off their engines off near nursery
A WOMAN has slammed ?ignorant? bus drivers who refuse to turn their engines off outside her home where pollution is already double the legal limit.
Crime scene blocks off road after man found beaten up near pub
A ROAD has been blocked off overnight after a man was attacked and rushed to hospital.
Lucky escape after chucked cigarette sets flat alight
RESIDENTS had a lucky escape after a discarded cigarette set a flat on fire.
Watch out for A406 traffic, train delays and road closures this morning
We've made it to the middle of the week. It's going to be a nice day weather wise, but watch out for the traffic and train delays...
Shocking toll of teenagers stabbed and shot to death in London rises to 15
The shocking death toll of teenagers stabbed and shot to death in London has risen to 15, three months after Elijah
Worried about crime in the area? Let these guys know at a meeting next month
PEOPLE worried about crime will be able to have their voices heard at a meeting next month.
Anger as campaigners claim house-building plan is 'undemocratic'
DISSAPOINTED campaigners say have branded a consultation on where to build new homes in the area ?undemocratic?.
Comedian makes heartfelt plea for listeners to back respite charity
Comedian Arthur Smith has made an impassioned plea on national radio in a bid to encourage listeners to back a Chigwell charity.
GALLERY: Chingford throws biggest party of the year
Thousands of people descended on Chingford for a proper knees-up in the park.
40 years after Elvis' death fancy dress competition aims to keep the legend's spirit alive
A fancy dress competition will be held to find the young Elvis fan who best resembles the ?king of rock and roll?.
Want to reduce stress while making new friends? Choir aims to offer singers fun way to learn new skill
A flautist turned choir conductor is setting up a singing group that will focus on ?feeling great as well as sounding great?.
Daredevil student nurse takes on terrifying hospital abseil for air ambulance charity
A NURSE is braving a 307ft abseil from the top of a 17-storey hospital to raise money for an air ambulance charity.
How to have your say on the Epping Forest
Local groups who want to have a say on the future of Epping Forest can join a new committee.
Police issue fresh appeal to trace 'vulnerable' man missing for two weeks
Police in Waltham Forest have issued a fresh appeal to trace a ?vulnerable? man who has been missing for almost two weeks.
This mattress cost its owner a £400 fine
A FLY-TIPPER caught dumping a mattress in an alleyway on camera was fined £400.
Severe delays on Central line after 'loud bang' heard at station
There are severe delays on the Central line after a "fire alert" at Holborn station.
'Heartbroken' family offers reward for safe return of missing dog
A ?heartbroken? family are offering a reward to anyone with information about their pet dog who has been missing for over six weeks.
Help these adorable children get the playground of their dreams
CHILDREN have issued a heartfelt plea to help them raise money to build an ?amazing? new playground.
The Wanstead Fringe is back and it's going to be 'bigger and better than ever'
A POPULAR fringe festival is returning for the fifth time with organisers promising it will be ?bigger and better than ever?.
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