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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 Chingford campaigner’s plea to ‘end homelessness’; two students writing on whether Walthamstow is changing for better of worse; a history article on the Bakers Almshouses; a sports column on a local badminton club; and a Palestinian recipe inspired by a family from Leytonstone.
Including news of a petition with nearly 5,000 signatures being submitted to the council against its plans to rezone marshland for housing; the announcement of Clare Coghill as the council’s new leader; comment on the future of Whipps Cross following its recent ‘inadequate’ report; a feature on a school teacher whose love of espionage has made her a reality TV star; a history piece about the women whose ‘homework’ kept local factories functioning; and a preview of an art exhibition that invites everyone to draw on their creative spirit.
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 famous Walthamstow Tram Chase of 1909; plus a new letters page.
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.
Including news on whether the council is meeting affordable housing targets; comment on the proposed relocation of borough library buildings; an interview with Leyton and Wanstead MP John Cryer; a feature on Divest Waltham Forest’s recent campaign success; a history article looking at a forgotten victim of a Led Zepplin air raid; and a sports column focusing on a local fencing club.
Including an appeal to help save local health services by Waltham Forest Save Our NHS; 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 from going hungry; a history piece on what it was like to live through the world wars; and a sports column on the hockey club that’s sticking up for disability.
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; a look at the reasons migrants have arrived in Waltham Forest over the years; and a review of an international film festival.
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; a look at how food markets are boosting South Chingford; a botanical history tour; and fifth birthday celebrations for The Mill.
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; a history piece looking at childhood in the interwar years; and a preview of Waltham Forest Green Open Homes.
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; a history feature looking at maternity care 100 years ago; plus many more great articles about the Waltham Forest community.
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; a preview of a borough-wide growing festival; plus many more great articles about the Waltham Forest community.
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.