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Waltham Forest Echo, issue 28, July 2017

Issue 28 – July 2017 Including news of a four towers planned in a landmark Walthamstow development, Leyton Orient out of a jam following takeover, results from General Election 2017; an interview with migrants in the borough one year on from the Brexit vote; a feature on the talking newspaper that’s making local news accessible to partially sighted people; and Bobbie Makoni laying down the lawn in her final sports column.

Issue 27 – June 2017 Including news of a warning over proposed £25m cut to borough’s schools budget, and residents who won a tree feud with a supermarket; an interview with director Barry Bliss, who is celebrating Walthamstow’s silent film industry; a history feature on the industrial heritage of the Lea Valley; plus candidates for Waltham Forest’s three parliamentary seats make their pitch to voters ahead of General Election 2017.

Issue 26 – May 2017 Including news of a new home for a homelessness charity; comment on the closure of Leytonstone Job Centre; an interview with new Waltham Forest Council leader Clare Coghill; a feature on dog ownership; and a history feature on the local impact of the First World War.

Issue 25 – April 2017 Including a front-page feature on the plight of Leyton Orient FC; news of a £63 average rise in council tax; an interview with the co-founder of E17 Art Trail ahead of its launch; a feature on a newly-opened pottery studio, the verdict on Walthamstow’s best pizza joints; and a review of a new exhibition on the history of St James Street.

Issue 24 – March 2017 Including news of a spike in the number of families placed in temporary accommodation, major gaffes by Network Rail on the upgrade of a London Overground line; a feature by a young campaigner calling for people to get active in their community; a history feature on the Bakers Almshouses; and a Palestinian recipe inspired by a family from Leytonstone.

Issue 23 – February 2017 Including news of a petition with nearly 5,000 signatures against plans to rezone marshland for housing; the announcement of Clare Coghill as the council’s new leader; comment on the future of Whipps Cross; and a history piece about the women whose ‘homework’ kept local factories functioning.

Issue 22 – January 2017 Including news of another ‘inadequate’ inspection for Whipps Cross Hospital and the resignation of the leader of Waltham Forest Council; comment on the electrification of the Barking to Gospel Oak railway line; a feature on the borough’s microbrewing industry; a history piece on the infamous Walthamstow Tram Chase of 1909; plus a new letters page.

Issue 21 – December 2016 Including news on a battle over the location of two new schools; criticism over a care home’s closure; an interview with a cancer patient whose online campaign saved lives; news on hate crime rising since Brexit; a feature on child mentoring; and a history article looking at how Waltham Forest celebrated Christmas in years gone by.

Issue 20 – November 2016 Including news on whether the council is meeting affordable housing targets; comment on the relocation of borough libraries; an interview with Leyton MP John Cryer; a feature on Divest Waltham Forest’s recent campaign success; and a history article on the forgotten victim of a Led Zepplin air raid.

Issue 19 – October 2016 Including an appeal to help save local health services; news on how many Syrian refugees have been rehomed in the borough; how the borough’s biggest building site is taking shape; an interview with Stow Festival director Nick Bason; a feature on the charity that’s keeping homeless people fed; and a history piece on living through the world wars.

Issue 18 – September 2016 Including news of success for Waltham Forest athletes at Rio 2016; an interview with the Waltham Forest Citizen of the Year; features on night workers in the borough, fly-tipping, and how OrganicLea wants to transform the food system; plus new sports columnist Bobbie Makoni meets the Waltham Forest Gators swimming club.

Issue 17 – August 2016 Including news of support rallied for the international community; how Brexit fears may have delayed a major housing development; an interview with Canon Steven Saxby; features on campaigning to oppose a skyscraper in Walthamstow; and a look at the reasons migrants have arrived in Waltham Forest over the years.

Issue 16 – July 2016 Including news of anger among business owners who fear they are being priced out of the borough; the winner of a new sustainability award; the closure of a hostel for homeless people; an interview with the founder of a local charity for abuse victims; and a look at how food markets are boosting South Chingford.

Issue 15 – June 2016 Including news of a Chinese charity that has been forced to find a new home; doubts over the impact of expanding of London City Airport; the reopening of Lea Bridge Station; an interview with Chingford MP Iain Duncan Smith; a feature on the borough’s youth provision; and a history piece looking at childhood in the interwar years.

Issue 14 – May 2016 Including news of demands to protect growing space; how residents can contribute to a new history project; the mixed reaction to a proposed town-centre skyscraper; a feature on a music producer who chose to make himself homeless; an interview with FGM campaigner Hibo Wardere; and an events article looking at the local electronic music scene.

Issue 13 – April 2016 Including news of a campaign against home evictions; the transformation of Lea Bridge Road; a street art picture spread; a feature on Wadham Lodge FC; an interview with anti-gangs worker Elroy Palmer; and a history feature looking at maternity care 100 years ago.

Issue 12 – March 2016 Including news of the return of an Art Deco landmark; fears over air pollution; a feature on Whipps Cross Hospital Radio; an interview with Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy; comment on the refugee crisis in Europe; and a preview of a borough-wide growing festival.

Issue 11 – February 2016 Including news on progress creating Walthamstow Wetlands; comment on the NHS junior doctors strike; an interview with a prominent climate change campaigner and violinist; features on Village Youth Club and the London Marathon; plus many more great articles about the Waltham Forest community.

Issue 10 – January 2016 Including news on a ‘crisis’ for local charities; comment on the Mini Holland cycling scheme; an interview with an Afghanistan veteran; features on architecture and campaigns for climate justice; plus many more great articles about the Waltham Forest community.

Issue 9 – December 2015 Including news on a PFI petition handed to health bosses; comment on delays to a voluntary sector review; an interview with artist Barnaby Barford; a feature on Forest Philharmonic Orchestra; plus more great articles about the Waltham Forest community.

Issue 8 – November 2015 Including news on Mini Holland and doubling rail capacity; an interview with a Save Lea Marshes activist; features on The Salvation Army and Vestry House; comment on divestment and Met Police cuts; plus many more great articles about the Waltham Forest community.

Issue 7 – September/October 2015 Including news on cuts to volunatry services, school expansions, end of life care; interviews with volunteers from Transition Leytonstone; features on Alfred Hitchcock, living on welfare; plus many more great articles about the Waltham Forest community.

Issue 6 – July/August 2015 Including new community spaces, public transport, environmental activism and many more stories about your area.

Issue 5 – May/June 2015 Including ethical fashion, self-build housing, the Stammering Association and many more stories about your area.

Issue 4 – March/April 2015 Including Hospital bosses quit as debt mounts, How to volunteer when you don’t have time, X marks the spot and many more stories about your area.

Issue 3 – Winter 2015 Including The Scene is Just the Start, Beating the Credit Crunch, The Art of Wood Street and many more stories about your area.

Issue 2 – Autumn 2014 Including Growing in Chingford, From Cinderella to Success, Walthamstow’s Wild Card, Your Friend in Bed and much more.

Issue 1 – Summer 2014 Including ‘Mini Holland’, Little Free Libraries, E17 Arts Trail, BeBop Baby, Couchsurfing and much more.