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‘No evidence’ of racist bullying in case of firefighter who took own life

New report published into the workplace treatment of Jaden Francois-Esprit prior to his death by suicide in August 2020 The post ‘No evidence’ of racist bullying in case of firefighter who took own life appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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App connecting donors with their local foodbank gets boost

App Bankthefood has partnered with The Trussell Trust to to notify donors when their local foodbank is running low on supplies The post App connecting donors with their local foodbank gets boost appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Tower tenant slams council’s fire safety management of Leytonstone estate

Sonia McKenzie, who lives in the Fredd Wigg and John Walsh towers, said the council had 'wasted millions' on fire watch wardens instead of using an automatic detection system The post Tower tenant slams council’s fire safety management of Leytonstone estate appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Mayor hails success of City Hall mentoring scheme

Sadiq Khan celebrated the scheme which aims to provide mentors for 100,000 young people The post Mayor hails success of City Hall mentoring scheme appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Sadiq Khan calls for further clampdown on Russian property

The Mayor of London has asked Michael Gove to act against Russians with links to the Kremlin The post Sadiq Khan calls for further clampdown on Russian property appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Leytonstone boozer puts up signs barring non-regulars after ‘issues’

The sign, which says, ‘due to on-going issues regulars only’, was put up this month A Leytonstone pub has insisted it is open for everyone despite putting up a sign on its door banning non-regulars. The sign was put up outside The Bell on Leytonstone High Road sometime in January and reads: “D...

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More support needed for London’s green start-ups

A climate tech hub created thanks to a £1.45million cash injection from Lambeth Council is already 97% full The post More support needed for London’s green start-ups appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Ulez scrappage scheme vehicles to be sent to Ukraine

Vehicles that would otherwise have been scrapped will instead be sent to help with the war effort in Ukraine The post Ulez scrappage scheme vehicles to be sent to Ukraine appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council-owned developer set to be shelved

Slow sales, expensive borrowing, and increased building costs have caused the demise of Sixty Bricks The post Council-owned developer set to be shelved appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Barts Health cleaners call for Covid ‘thank you’ payment at Westminster protest

The workers were employed by outsourced company Serco during the pandemic, and Barts NHS Trust says they do not qualify for the payment The post Barts Health cleaners call for Covid ‘thank you’ payment at Westminster protest appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council set to approve plan for 27,000 new homes by 2035

Tomorrow afternoon cabinet will approve the council's Local Plan The post Council set to approve plan for 27,000 new homes by 2035 appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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£18m in budget cuts agreed in private talks that began months ago

The council's spending plans were published this week but proposed cuts were first discussed behind closed doors last Autumn The post £18m in budget cuts agreed in private talks that began months ago appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Waltham Forest Council confirms 5.7% council tax rise

The move means the average household in the borough will be paying £2,173.72 from April The post Waltham Forest Council confirms 5.7% council tax rise appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Young care leavers now eligible for half-price bus and tram travel

The policy was announced by mayor Sadiq Khan last year and covers London care leavers aged 18-25 The post Young care leavers now eligible for half-price bus and tram travel appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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TfL accused of ‘Disney-fication’ of London Overground with new line names

Conservative assembly member slams illogical name choices in last week’s renaming of routes The post TfL accused of ‘Disney-fication’ of London Overground with new line names appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Leytonstone estate regeneration plans put on hold

It's the second time in six years that the council has reconsidered plans to regenerate the Fred Wigg and John Walsh towers The post Leytonstone estate regeneration plans put on hold appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Francis Road Medical Centre Leyton gets lowest CQC rating

A medical centre in Leyton has been rated 'inadequate' by health care inspectors from the Care Quality Commission (CQC).

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Council-funded Harry Kane statue locked away in storage for years

Two Chingford councillors have struggled to find a home for the £7.2k statue which they commissioned more than four years ago The post Council-funded Harry Kane statue locked away in storage for years appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Israel-Hamas conflict: Labour calls for 'immediate ceasefire'

Sir Keir Starmer has previously called for a “ceasefire that lasts” in the Middle East, but stopped short of using the word “immediate”

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Body found in River Thames in search for Clapham suspect Abdul Ezedi

A body has been found in the River Thames by police searching for Clapham chemical attack suspect, Abdul Ezedi.