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'Very real threat' posed to much-loved cinema by company's plan to sell land
A ?VERY real threat? is being posed to a much loved cinema by a company?s plans to sell land.
JAILED: Trafficker lured Romanian girl to work at Walthamstow brothel
A human trafficker who used Facebook to prey on a ?naïve? Romanian teenager before forcing her into prostitution in the UK has been jailed.
Can you help this mum who quit her job to help lonely care home residents?
An ambitious mum who quit her job while on maternity leave and set about launching a not-for-profit organisation is crowdfunding to make her dream a reality.
Football club offers free home game tickets to people living with dementia
People living with dementia and their carers can nab themselves free tickets to see Leyton Orient play Macclesfield Town this weekend.
Two-thirds of adults in Redbridge are overweight or obese
TWO-THIRDS of adults in Redbridge are overweight or obese.
Teacher could clinch national award in televised ceremony
A TEACHER is in with a chance of winning a national award for her exceptional contribution to the profession.
Widower dies after fracturing neck in accidental fall
A WIDOWER died from a fractured neck after suffering a fall at her daughter?s home, a coroner has found.
Parking meter supporter slams opponents, calling their criticisms 'unclear'
A SUPPORTER of parking meters has blasted objectors? claims that they will damage business as ?ludicrous and completely wrong?.
Outgoing green waste collection scheme 'a complete disaster'
AN OUTGOING garden waste collection scheme has been branded ?a complete disaster?.
'They don't want to speak to us' - activists blast council over alleged lack of public forum publicity
NEIGHBOURS say Redbridge Council has not followed its democratic duty to publicise an important meeting about garden waste and parking. Residents have said information about the public meeting at Wanstead House on Tuesday, October 24, is ?conspicuous by its absence?. The public forum meeting is the first being held in just under two years after area committee meetings were scrapped.
Driver hit by fines for parking in front of his own home despite having valid permit
A DRIVER was slapped with of pounds worth of fines for parking outside his own home- despite having a valid permit. John Lochrie, of Priory Close, South Woodford, was confused when he received two tickets, each worth £110. Mr Lochrie successfully overturned both tickets after arguing his resident?s permit allowed him to park on the yellow line. Now Mr Lochrie, who has had a valid residents? permit to park in the road since last November, expressed relief but feared it could happen again. ?I am relieved but half of me suspects they would try to give me a ticket if I parked there again. I haven?t parked in the same spot since the last ticket. ?At the moment I feel okay about it but I don?t know if they are going to do anything about the yellow line or keep allowing their traffic wardens to give tickets.? Drivers who do not have a permit are not allowed to park there between 8.30am and 6.30pm Monday to Friday. He believed he was punished for abiding by the rules. The 24-year-old said: ?It?s frustrating knowing I can park there and the wardens don?t know what the sign says. It feels like they?re trying to put a ticket on for the sake of it.? He successfully appealed a ticket he received in June for parking in the same space. The reason given for the parking ticket was changed from being parked in a restricted zone to being parked on a yellow line. The sign stops drivers parking from that point onwards unless they are a resident. ?I feel like I?m being picked on because this isn?t happening to other cars. While I?m parked there it?s just my car that?s received a ticket. I haven?t seen others receive them. ?There?s not much justice in there. Every time they put a ticket they put it right on top of the residents? permit I have on the front window.? Redbridge Council introduced restrictions in Priory Close last November, informing residents that the double yellow line system would be replaced by a residents? only system. Mr Lochrie, who works as a team leader at TK Maxx, added: ?The first time I received a ticket for parking in a restricted zone. The restricted area happens to be that same area I paid for residence parking ?I challenged it and they changed it to being ?parked on a yellow line?. I again challenged, which I won, as the letter stated I had parked in a designated area for residents. John also received two tickets in the last two weeks for parking in a restricted zone.
Waltham Forest and Redbridge are fining more fly-tippers than almost any other councils
Redbridge and Waltham Forest councils have dished out more on-the-spot fines for fly-tipping than almost any other local authority.
Project encourages youngsters to use art to tackle extremism online
ASPIRING artists are putting their skills to good use by launching a project to tackle the threat of extremism online.
Council project overspend of more than £5m on budget
Redbridge Council has been forecast to overspend on its budget by more than £5 million this year.
Students praise 'inspiring' professionals for offering advice on careers
Bankers and firefighters were just some of the people on hand to discuss career paths with students at Kelmscott School this week.
A&E wait times at troubled hospital are 'worst in country'
A hospital trust has been ranked as the worst in the country for meeting target wait times for A&E patients.
Neighbours call for action from TfL over 'menace' trees
Neighbours are fed up with the ?menace? of trees outside a tube station, which are flooding their homes with millions of seeds.
'Charity animal clinic is a Godsend and others on benefits should make use of it' says this happy dog owner
A couple on benefits who have been using a mobile veterinary clinic for eight years say it is a ?Godsend? and want to encouorage others struggling to pay for their pets? healthcare to avail of the service.
The Grove Hotel review: a quirky luxury retreat
Approaching the Grade II-listed The Grove Hotel, with its five-star rating and illustrious history, is admittedly a little bit intimidating. But the moment I stepped into the lobby, all my worries were immediately soothed by the friendly staff and the welcoming atmosphere.
Future footballers grin next to Premier League trophy after competition win
PUPILS posed with football?s most prestigious trophy after their school clinched first prize in a competition.
Bellow your hearts out to classic Bob Dylan, The Beatles and Ed Sheeran songs at tribute night
FANS OF The Beatles, Bob Dylan and Ed Sheeran will be treated to an evening of the artists? beloved songs.
GUILTY: Gang shot teenager in 'senseless' murder over takeaway fight
Three men have been found guilty of the ?senseless? murder of a teenager shot dead purportedly over a row in a takeaway.
'I love what I do' says accountant who scooped top award for helping small businesses grow
An accountant who scooped a top award for his company says the key to his success is doing what he loves most ? helping others grow their businesses.
Mayor and London Assembly member clash over Uber decision
The Mayor of London?s has defended Transport for London?s decision to ban Uber from the capital, despite concerns that it could cost Londoners millions of pounds.
Boundary changes: How east London's Commons seats could look unrecognisable at next election
The Boundary Commission has proposed sweeping changes to Parliamentary constituencies in east London under its latest plans.
Black History Month: Pupils awarded for projects on inspiring leaders and athletes
Pupils at Emmanuel Community School had a joint cause for celebration when their Diversity Week festivities coincided with Black History Month.
Police launch search to find missing man, 64
Police in Waltham Forest have launched a search to find a man missing since last week.
Pupils get a taste of the world of work at Children's Takeover Day challenge
Schoolchildren got a taste of the world of work when they shadowed security, marketing and management teams in a shopping centre.
Diwali 2017: Communities unite for festival of light
Worshippers from a wide range of faiths united to celebrate the annual Diwali festival last weekend.
Opening of Marks & Spencer branch will not take place this year
THE OPENING of a Marks & Spencer branch that was take place earlier this month will not happen this year.
PHOTOS: Red skies over east London during Storm Ophelia
Storm Ophelia had the unexpected consequence of turning the sun red yesterday afternoon.
Woman fined after handing waste over to fly-tipper
A woman has been ordered to pay more than £1,000 after waste she gave to a trader was fly-tipped on the street.
Gothic ghost story is perfect reading for Halloween
1866. Newly married, newly widowed Elsie is sent to see out her pregnancy at her late husband?s crumbling country estate. With her new servants resentful and the local villagers hostile, Elsie only has her husband?s awkward cousin for company. Or so she thinks. For inside her new home is a locked room, and beyond that door lies a 200-year-old diary and a deeply unsettling painted wooden figure.
UPDATE: Man dies after falling ill while driving on A12
TRAFFIC has been thrown into chaos after a car crashed into a fence.
Find your inner Batman at this year's charity 'Pumpkin Plod'
HALLOWEEN fans have been urged to cultivate ?their inner Batman? for a sponsored charity walk.
Cyclist 'seriously injured' during crash with car
A cyclist is in a serious condition in hospital after he was involved in a crash with a car.
Pensioners and pregnant women among 'at-risk' groups urged to get flu jab
Pensioners, pregnant women and people with long-term health conditions are among those being urged to get the flu jab as winter approaches.
JAILED: Teenage robber stole luxury watches worth thousands using fake gun in raid
A teenager robber who made off with thousands of pounds worth of luxury by using a fake gun during a raid has been jailed.
VIDEO: The moment thieves steal tuk tuk by pushing it away with car
CCTV footage has emerged of brazen theives using an unusual method to steal a tuk tuk parked in a residential street.
Why has Storm Ophelia turned the sun red?
A red sun spotted by residents across east London this afternoon is remarkably being caused by Storm Ophelia.
Sister's tribute to hero brother, 19, who was killed in Afghanistan
A SISTER is challenging herself to honour her marine brother who was killed in Afghanistan to make sure he ?lives on? through her.
How you can help spread Christmas cheer to hospital patients this year
A charity has launched an appeal to help spread a little festive cheer to those who will be spending Christmas in hospital.
Man rushed to hospital after being hit by car at busy junction
A man was rushed to hospital after being hit by a car on Saturday evening.
London City Airport provides free training and employment course for aspiring hospitality workers
ASPIRING hospitality workers received a boost after London City Airport stumped up funding for a free employment and training course.
MP Stella Creasy joins in on the fun at launch of pizza celebrating community's diversity
A café has created a pizza with eight different toppings to celebrate the diversity of the community it serves.
Pregnant women to benefit from 24-hour home maternity care
PREGNANT women will soon benefit from a new form of home maternity support.
Father and son lose appeal over claim they 'couldn't remember' who was caught doing 100mph on M25
A father and son who refused to admit which of them was caught speeding at almost 100mph on the motorway have lost an appeal against their sentences.
Diamond rings stolen after burglars break into house
Two diamond rings were stolen after burglars were able to gain access to a home.
Police launch manhunt after person threatened with gun
Police are hunting a man after a person was threatened with a gun during an incident in Waltham Abbey.
Neighbours blast petrol station expansion, fearing overdevelopment
PEOPLE have blasted plans to expand a petrol station, fearing overdevelopment.
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