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Man arrested after woman murdered near St James Street

Police found a 32-year-old woman with fatal stab wounds in Lynmouth Road at 3am this morning The post Man arrested after woman murdered near St James Street appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Khan praises Met Police for keeping candidates safe during election

The London mayor has also warned that the threats against politicians could get worse The post Khan praises Met Police for keeping candidates safe during election appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Herbal healing

Medicinal herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad writes about her efforts to co-found, build, and grow a community apothecary in Waltham Forest The post Herbal healing appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Three rushed to hospital after truck and car collide in Chingford

A man was arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following the early morning collision in Kings Head Hill yesterday The post Three rushed to hospital after truck and car collide in Chingford appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Person hospitalised following Walthamstow flat blaze

A second-floor flat above a bike shop on Forest Road was also destroyed in the fire yesterday morning The post Person hospitalised following Walthamstow flat blaze appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Waltham Forest councillors unite against ‘appalling abuse’ of politicians

Both Labour and Conservative members addressed the issue at a council meeting The post Waltham Forest councillors unite against ‘appalling abuse’ of politicians appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Khan hits back at critics over ‘pay per mile’ claims

The latest version of the London mayor’s book includes a dig at opponents who he blames for “misinformation”, reports Noah Vickers, Local Democracy Reporter Sadiq Khan has lambasted his opponents for sharing “misinformation” that he will launch a ‘pay per mile’ system for London driver...

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Row over plans to remove congestion charge exemption for electric vehicles

The number of vehicles registering for the exemption has risen from 20,000 to 112,000 in six years The post Row over plans to remove congestion charge exemption for electric vehicles appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Waltham Forest has ‘healthiest’ streets in outer London

The borough is the top-performing outer London borough in this year's Healthy Streets Scorecard due to its relatively high percentage (50%) of streets that are LTNs The post Waltham Forest has ‘healthiest’ streets in outer London appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Plans for 643 new homes at Lea Bridge Gasworks site green-lit by council

The homes will be in towers up to 21 storeys tall The post Plans for 643 new homes at Lea Bridge Gasworks site green-lit by council appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council starts separate weekly food waste collections

People living in communal flats are the first to benefit from weekly food waste collections, while the new collection will roll out for kerb side properties from September The post Council starts separate weekly food waste collections appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Jump in bus ridership one year on from Superloop launch

New data shows the average increase in passengers on all Superloop corridors and parallel routes since the service launched is 11% The post Jump in bus ridership one year on from Superloop launch appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Londoners urged to help count butterflies this summer

Last year people across London carried out 8,695 counts, spotting 65,210 butterflies and day-flying moths during the Big Butterfly Count The post Londoners urged to help count butterflies this summer appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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17&Central to run six weekends of free rainforest themed craft activities for kids

The free crafting activities will run every Saturday and Sunday from the 27th of July to the 1st of September, from 11am to 4pm in the centre court The post 17&Central to run six weekends of free rainforest themed craft activities for kids appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Leyton man in court facing terrorism charges

Robert Adamski, 28, was charged with several offences following a police investigation into suspected extreme right wing terrorism The post Leyton man in court facing terrorism charges appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Met Police launches new recruitment campaign

A one-minute film showing the challenges and rewards of policing in London will broadcast across on-demand TV The post Met Police launches new recruitment campaign appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Liverpool Street to Chingford line will not run for 16 days from Saturday

Between 20th July and Sunday 4th August no Overground service will run in either direction between Hackney Downs and Chingford while Network Rail replaces a 150-year-old bridge The post Liverpool Street to Chingford line will not run for 16 days from Saturday appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Deputy London mayor accuses previous Tory government of ‘whipping up hatred’

Former Tory mayoral candidate Susan Hall said the remarks were “completely outrageous” and “utterly wrong” The post Deputy London mayor accuses previous Tory government of ‘whipping up hatred’ appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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NHS launches consultation on maternity services in north east London

NHS North East London says it may not have enough capacity in future if it does not change its delivery of maternity services The post NHS launches consultation on maternity services in north east London appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Walthamstow parents raise £8,000 through bake sale for Gaza

The parents say they felt 'despondent and horrified' by the situation for children in Gaza and wanted to do something productive about it The post Walthamstow parents raise £8,000 through bake sale for Gaza appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....