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Bumper A* hall for Davenant as numerous students prepare for Oxbridge
Just shy of a quarter of exams taken at the Davenant were graded an A* or A and just over a half were awarded one of the top three grades.
Roding Valley celebrates big jump in top grades
Roding Valley High School leavers are celebrating a nine percent increase in the number of A* and B grades.
Not a single councillor backs plans for "over-dominant" flats
Officers in favour of plans for a "dominant" and "degrading" block of flats were overwhelmingly overruled by councillors.
Floral art society celebrates 55 years of success
Walthamstow Floral Art Society will celebrate its 55th anniversary with a party on Wednesday, August 22.
Don't panic if you didn't get your grades
It's the day of recognition, and maybe your results are not quite what you hoped for - or maybe they are better than expected.
Boy, 17, suffers horrific burns in acid attack
A 17-year-old boy has suffered burns in an acid attack in east London.
Small businesses sought for awards
Entrants are being sought for the FSB Celebrating Small Business Awards 2019.
Morning news update: Cooler weather is on its way
Good morning. Here is your morning update for Thursday August 16.
Free wifi to be rolled out throughout borough
Free public Wi-Fi has been rolled out in town centres and shopping areas across the borough.
Junk Hunters call on homes and businesses to dispose of waste responsibly
A north London-based junk clearance company is branching out to cater for east London communities and is encouraging households and businesses to refrain from fly-tipping.
Travel watchdog warns passengers will be 'worse off' when fares increase
A travel watchdog is warning that passengers will be ?confused, angry and worse off? when rail fares increase next year.
Girl, 14, missing for second time in three weeks
A 14-year-old girl has gone missing for the second time in three weeks.
Bankrupt chartered surveyor struck off for ill practice
A bankrupt property manager found guilty of ill practice has been made to pay thousands in costs and has been struck off his industry's official body.
Couple left homeless and without possessions after flat fire criticise council's response
A couple who found themselves homeless after their flat was damaged by a fire, destroying all their belongings, have criticised a council for its response to their tragic circumstances.
Firm friends toast new mental health support group
A couple of best friends who met at a now closed support group have spoken of their delight following the launch of its successor.
Residents praised for neighbourhood plan feedback
Residents who completed and returned their neighbourhood plan consultation form and comments have been praised for their community spirit.
Special education service good, but worries remain
A special needs education service has been given a positive report from Ofsted ? although some concerns have been raised.
Race against time to reunite pregnant mum with daughter in Jamaica
A mother who is 37 weeks pregnant is in a race against time to be reunited with her seven-year-old daughter who lives in Jamaica before the birth of her baby.
Charity says Government funding "won't go far enough" to get people off the streets
A homeless charity says a £100 million Government strategy ?won?t go far enough? to get people off the streets.
Dementia café offers advice and support to sufferers
A care home has opened a dementia café.
Sugar and veg recalled over listeria concerns
An urgent recall has been issued for a number of items over fears they may spark a listeria outbreak.
PICTURES: Chingfest celebrates the best of soul and R&B music
Thousands danced to some R'n'B favourites at a soul festival.
Women need to attend cervical screenings to help early cancer diagnosis, say NHS
Women aged 25 to 64 are being encouraged to attend their cervical screening appointments to help early detection of cancer.
Grey skies over London as the M25 remains below full capacity
Volunteers to continue legacy of pensioner who specialises in tracing missing dogs
A pensioner who founded a volunteer group to trace missing dogs is relaunching it to ensure her legacy is continued for many years to come.
Frontline services at risk after Brexit, fear London Councils
Frontline health and social care services could be at risk after Brexit, local authorities fear.
MPs react to Westminster's suspected terror attack
MPs have reacted to a car crashing into barriers outside Westminster this morning.
Road closed on A1 due to incident
Evening everyone. One or two problems on the roads and rail to be mindful of tonight.
20-year-old who decided university wasn't for him is named Apprentice of the Year
A trainee accountant has won an all-expenses paid trip to Paris after being named east London?s Apprentice of the Year by social mobility charity, Leadership Through Sport & Business.
?Shocking and frightening?: MPs react to terror attack in Westminster
MPs have reacted with shock and condemnation to a terror attack outside Parliament this morning which left at least three people injured.
End of the line for furniture shop following the death of its well-known and eccentric owner
A 53 year-old furniture shop is to cease trading months after its well-storied owner died.
Thousands of members of the Royal British Legion take part in pilgrimage to Ypres
Members of an east London branch of the Royal British Legion joined thousands of others on a pilgrimage to the WWI battlefields in Belgium to honour fallen soldiers.
Terror attack: witnesses describe 'loud bang'
Witnesses have described a car ploughing through cyclists and into a security barrier outside the Houses of Parliament in a "deliberate" attack, as police arrested a terror suspect.
Praise for government's homelessness fund, but claims it doesn't go far enough
The leader of Redbridge Council has praised the government for setting up a rough sleeping fund.
Royal British Legion promises entertainment for all the family at fun day
The Chingford branch of the Royal British Legion will hold a family fun day for both members and non-members in the community.
Mayor "utterly condemns" terrorism after attack on Parliament
Mayor of London Sadiq Khan says he ?utterly condemns? acts of terrorism in the wake of an attack on Parliament this morning.
Suspected donkey derby cardiac arrest inspires defibrillator drive
A suspected cardiac arrest at the donkey derby inspired a first aid company to install a public defibrillator.
Pedestrians injured in Houses of Parliament car crash
A man has been arrested after a number of pedestrians were injured when a car crashed into security barriers outside the Houses of Parliament, Scotland Yard said.
Anti-hate crime project and mum-of-fives youth group win police funding
A project that improves the self-esteem of women and an anti-hate crime drive are two of the schemes that received police funding last year.
Pervert banned from travelling on the Tube
A pervert has been banned from travelling on the Tube at night - because he kept touching sleeping passengers.
Magic and history combine in captivating new novel
It is 1917, and while war wages across Europe, in the heart of London, there is a place of hope and enchantment. The Emporium sells toys that capture the imagination of children and adults alike: patchwork dogs that seem alive, toy boxes that are bigger on the inside, soldiers that can fight battles of their own. Into this family business comes young Cathy Wray, running away from a shameful past. The Emporium takes her in, makes her one of its own. But Cathy is about to discover that the Emporium has secrets of its own.
Experience is better over university degrees
Employers now favour relevant apprenticeships or experience over university degrees, a study has found.
Heavy traffic on the North Circular Road this evening
Good afternoon. Here is your evening update for Monday, August 13.
New technique dramatically increases life expectancy for patients with rare bile duct cancer
Patients at an east London hospital who are suffering from a rare and difficult-to-treat form of cancer have had their life expectancy extended thanks to a new method of treatment.
Patients struggle to book a doctors appointment and rank their GPs as some of the worst in the country
Patients are finding it increasingly difficult to contact their family doctor over the phone, and they are also seeing their GPs less regularly.
Campaigners 'extremely disappointed' about relocation of Crown post office
Campaigners who have spent the past year fighting plans to relocate a Crown post office have been left feeling ?extremely disappointed? after the controversial move was confirmed.
64 year-old computer programmer wins UK's over-65 chess championship
A retired stock exchange technician has been crowned the UK's over-65 chess champion - despite being 64.
Charity worker battles 100 miles of wind and rain for stem cell research
A mum-of-two took on a gruelling 100-mile cycle through London and Surrey for a blood cancer charity.
College praised for work to tackle rise in knife crime
A college has been praised by the deputy mayor of London for policing and crime for its response to the surge in knife crimes across the capital.
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