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Final two retail park brands revealed
The final two units at the Epping Forest Shopping Park are on the verge of being let.
267 die each year due to bad air, council prepares for Clean Air Day and launches action plan
Around 267 people die in Waltham Forest each year from long term exposure to poor quality air, figures show.
Curtis David Ellis, 23, of Gants Hill charged with Ilford stabbing
A man has been charged with grievous bodily harm after another man was stabbed in the back.
Housing plan for 'eyesore' garden centre
An "eyesore" garden centre on Green Belt land could be demolished and replaced with houses.
Findings of investigation into a Redbridge councillor's conduct due next month
The outcome of an investigation into a councillor accused of asking for political favours is to be published next month.
Big changes as football club aims to relive former glories
Hope has been renewed for a football club reduced from playing Premier League teams to abandoning matches due to a shortage of players.
Mum knows best: Family's battle over disabled son's feeding tube pays off after four years
An eight-year-old boy living with quadriplegic cerebral palsy has become the first child in Waltham Forest to be fed real food through a tube while at school.
Mechanic and client fined £130 in ten minutes on "honey trap" road
A mechanic and his client were fined a total of £130 in just ten minutes on a road which brought in £138,000 for the council in four years.
Former West Ham player marks 60th wedding anniversary
A former West Ham player and his wife are celebrating their diamond wedding anniversary six decades after their wedding was paraded on the front of their local paper.
Expect delays on the Piccadilly line and Overground this morning
You?re already half way through the week and the sun is showing no sign of disappearing.
Campaigners feeling 'concerned but not defeated' after Heathrow third runway approved by Cabinet
Campaigners fighting plans for a third runway at Heathrow Airport feel ?concerned but not defeated? after Cabinet backed the controversial extension.
You're less likely to die young if you enjoy the odd tipple
A study showing people who enjoy the odd tipple are less likely to suffer a premature death than teetotallers has been welcomed by British cancer experts.
Salad growers hosted in Parliament
Salad crop growers and horticulturist were invited to the Houses of Parliament to discuss the future of the industry in the area.
'An accident waiting to happen': Pensioner calls for site of fatal fire to be secured
A pensioner living next to a care home which burned down in April, killing one person, says the insecure building is ?an accident waiting to happen?.
Thinking behind controversial Mini Holland scheme explained on walking tour
Whatever side you sit on, the Mini Holland cycling scheme is a controversial subject.
Driver named following Christmas drink and drug crack down
A driver has been named and shamed by police after being caught in their Christmas anti-drink and drug crack down.
'I want an apology': WWII veteran claims council took 12 hours to attend after kitchen flooded
A WWII veteran is demanding an apology and £200 from the council after it took 12 hours to send help while his kitchen flooded with ?dirty, stinking water?.
FGM victims urged to visit new clinic at Whipps Cross
Victims of the ?horrific? practice of female genital mutilation (FGM) can now get help at a walk-in clinic at Whipps Cross Hospital, which is the first of its kind in the country.
Young recyclers donate nine tonnes of old clothes
Thousands of pounds has been raised by school children who donated one and a half African elephants worth of old clothes.
RSPCA uses cooking oil to free fox cub who was ?wheely? stuck
A fox cub who got his head stuck in the hole of an abandoned car wheel has been rescued by RSPCA officers - with the help of vegetable oil.
Can you help police find this missing 14-year-old girl?
A search has been launched by officers in Waltham Forest to trace a missing 14-year-old girl.
Poll results: Tiny minority still not wearing seatbelts
A tiny minority of people have admitted to driving without a seatbelt.
Arrests made in cannabis farm bust
A drugs bust led to the arrest of four people.
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Listed planter and desk takes council's business case bill to quarter of a million pounds
A listed planter means a business case looking into how council staff can be fit into one building will cost a quarter of a million pounds.
Nearly 100 new Tubes to be built on Piccadilly line
Transport for London (TfL) has announced a £1.5 billion contract to build nearly 100 new Tubes along the Piccadilly line in order to increase peak-time capacity by 21,000.
Mayor calls for ban on sales of new petrol and diesel vehicles
The Mayor of London is calling on the government to ban the sale of new diesel and petrol vehicles by 2030.
Church to welcome female composers from across the globe for fundraising concert
Female composers from around the globe will gather in Walthamstow for an evening of classical art song.
MP calls for parliamentary debate on ULEZ expansion
An MP has called for a parliamentary debate on the proposed expansion of the Ultra Low Emissions Zone (ULEZ).
How your boiler could kill you this summer
Your central heating boiler could be silently KILLING you this summer - with the warmer months identified as a key carbon monoxide poisoning risk.
Sunshine set to last all week and continue into weekend
Looking for some Monday motivation as you face your commute home today? The sunshine is set to continue throughout the week and into the weekend.
Lib Dems accused of abusing public office in leisure centre campaign
The Conservative group has rounded on political opponents charged with running a 'misleading' campaign to save Epping's sports centre.
Local MP meets French president
An MP met with the French President to discuss a Franco-British young leaders? programme.
Plans to close renowned dogging hot spot and restrict access to tea hut
Action could be taken to close a renowned dogging and fly-tipping hot spot.
Council approves 48 houses on council land, not one is affordable
Waltham Forest Council has approved 48 new houses on council land but ? not one will be affordable.
Man, 27, arrested after car flips onto roof
A 27-year-old man has been arrested on suspicion of taking a vehicle without the owner?s consent after he flipped a car onto its roof early this morning.
Can you help this group trekking 150 miles for homeless hostel reach its fundraising target?
Trustees and colleagues at a homeless hostel who are walking the London Loop have reached the half-way point of the 150 mile challenge ? and raised more than £2,800.
Residents fear asbestos exposure at primary school
Neighbours want to ensure children and staff are not exposed to asbestos at a primary school during building and demolition works.
Calling all artists: get a thrill out of seeing your work on show at this year's Wanstead Arts Trail
Creative people can get a "real thrill" out of seeing their work on display when the Wanstead Art Trail kicks off.
Head of air ambulance named director of the year
The head of a life saving helicopter service has been named director of the year.
Three cars stolen in burglary
Burglars stole three cars from one property.
Morning update: There for you every morning
?I don?t like Mondays.? ?Tell me why?? ?Because there is bound to one two problems on the roads this morning!?
MP backs better cervical cancer screening
The district's MP has thrown her weight behind a campaign to raise awareness of the potentially life-saving benefits of cervical screening tests.
Father's Day story: Seven-year-old girl's 'overwhelming' gesture in memory of grandfather
A ?remarkable? seven-year-old girl surprised her parents by holding a charity bake sale for the hospice who took care of the grandfather she never met.
Well known town cat immortalised in fiction
A well known black and white cat has been immortalised in a children's book.
Sunshine could protect you against bowel cancer
Getting out and about in the sun could protect you against bowel cancer, a new study found.
Award for volunteer museum team
Volunteers instrumental in the curation of a museum's exhibitions have won an award.
Cyclist injured in crash at busy junction
A cyclist suffered facial injuries when he was hit by a car in Walthamstow.
Police launch search to trace missing boy, 14
A search has been launched by police in Waltham Forest to trace a missing 14-year-old boy.
Lazy Brits say walking for more than 30 minutes is 'too far'
The average Brit considers anything more than a 30 minute walk to be 'too far' to do on foot, according to research.
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