East London and West Essex Guardian

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 16:48:02 +0000
Dartford Crossing fees 'about making money, not cutting congestion'
Dartford Crossing charges have been described as “morally dubious” after new figures show income generated at the bridge has increased to nearly £200 million.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:45:05 +0000
Freight train derailment may lead to weeks of cancellations and delays
A freight train derailment may lead to weeks of cancellations and delays, Network Rail has warned.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 15:08:50 +0000
Leytonstone woman reaches dream weight after shedding 10 stone
A Leytonstone woman has reached her dream weight after shedding 10 stone.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 13:01:16 +0000
Met police could face legal challenge on facial recognition
London police could face a court battle over their decision to use live facial recognition on the general public.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:22:15 +0000
Police investigation launched into alleged Leytonstone rape
Police are investigating a reported rape in Leytonstone over the weekend.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Man charged for assaulting victim with tree branch in Chigwell
A man has been charged after using a tree branch to attack and injure an elderly man.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Ian Duncan Smith blasts China and Huawei 5G network proposals
An MP has said Britain is involved in a cyber war with China and blasted plans to allow telecoms giant Huawei to play a role in the UK’s 5G network.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:20:00 +0000
Five people wanted for Boots perfume distraction theft in Loughton
Five people are wanted for questioning after a four-figure sum worth of perfumes were stolen in a distraction burglary.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +0000
Help Redbridge Equalities & Community Council celebrate 50th anniversary
February 2020 marks the 50th anniversary of the formal registration as a charity of Redbridge Community Relations Council, the direct ancestor of today’s Redbridge Equalities & Community Council.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0000
Leyton man jailed for life for role in 'ferocious' gang machete murder
Machete wielding gang members have been jailed for the murder of a 19-year-old man near a busy cinema complex in a ‘ferocious’ post code rivalry attack.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 09:23:03 +0000
Second man charged in connection with Seven Kings triple stabbing
A second man has been charged in relation to the fatal Seven Kings triple stabbing.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 07:03:48 +0000
Morning update: Traffic on M25 and flooding on A40
Good morning, here is the travel news for today.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Woolwich ferry workers plan more strikes over pay
Woolwich ferry workers will strike again in February and March in an ongoing bid for better pay.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 05:00:00 +0000
David Kurten announces run for Mayor of London
A former UKIP politician who co-wrote the party’s 2019 manifesto has handed in his membership to run for Mayor of London as an independent.

Tue, 28 Jan 2020 17:00:00 +0000
Wetherspoon pubs tell parents with children they can only have two drinks
HOW many drinks would you have when you're out with your kids?

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:39:38 +0000
Man dies after being hit by train near Waltham Cross causes major delays
A person has died after being hit by a train, resulting in major travel disruptions and cancellations.

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 16:10:03 +0000
Two men left injured after mass fight in Chigwell road
A late-night brawl involving a large group of people resulted in police and paramedics being called out to defuse the scene.

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0000
Ilford man who posed as banker charged with fraud
A man has been charged in connection with five reported courier frauds in Essex where fraudsters have posed as bank workers.

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:30:13 +0000
Eectric van grants open to businesses as ULEZ expansion approaches
Small businesses can bid for grants to replace their vehicles with electric vans in preperation for the expansion of the ULEZ.

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 12:29:14 +0000
Over 200 cannabis plants found in Chigwell home - man due in court
A man is set to appear in court today after over 200 cannabis plants were seized following a house raid.

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +0000
We can't blame Brussels for our problems any more
I was very pleased to see that all the correspondents in the last issue agreed that austerity and laissez-faire policies have been bad for us. The Conservative Party manifesto rejected the austerity policies imposed by the pro-EU governments of Camer...

Mon, 27 Jan 2020 09:55:04 +0000
Van driver wanted after cyclist hit in Chigwell
Police are appealing for information after a cyclist was in collision with a van that failed to stop in Chigwell.

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 15:30:00 +0000
Met Police officer with crippling bowel condition needs treatment
A police officer who can only poo once every two months due to a crippling bowel condition is trying to raise £30,000 for an operation to help relieve her ailment.

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0000
The Only Way is Essex stars support fostering campaign
Two The Only Way is Essex stars have thrown their weight behind a fostering initiative

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Comedy charity night is bringing laughs to Highams Park pub
A comedy charity night is bringing laughs and good will to a Highams Park pub.

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 11:11:00 +0000
We have to accept the result of democracy
We would all like to stop “going over” Brexit (Letters, January 16). We voted to leave nearly four years ago but the political class in Westminster delayed it and hoped to prevent it.

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0000
Comedian Simon Evans comes to Finchley with new stand-up show
After twenty years of watching one of the country’s most erudite, well-loved and downright funny comedians, Simon Evans’s fans could be excused for thinking they know who is and what he’s about. Dry, teasingly non-PC and openly baffled by much ...

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 08:00:00 +0000
Walthamstow Toy Library chosen to 'enliven' Langthorne Park
The Toy Library have been appointed to run the Langthorne Park Pavilion, as part of a “revival” planned for the area.

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Then and Now: A vanished street
Sometimes an area changes beyond recognition - and that seems to be what has happened here.

Sun, 26 Jan 2020 18:00:00 +0000
Are cremations killing us? Deadly pollution secrets of crematoriums
Environmental campaigners say more needs to be done to cut fumes from cremations which can produce as much harmful pollution as a car driving twice the length of the UK.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 20:00:00 +0000
What is the point of the 21st Century?
And so, another decade dawns as we still wait for the century to fire. Summarising decades past is easy using but a few words: the 1920s were roaring, the 1930s depressed followed by the conflict of the 40s. The 50s were conservative followed by t...

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 16:00:00 +0000
Up to one in fifty London homes could be a holiday let
As many as one in fifty London homes could be short term holiday lets, analysis by London Councils has revealed.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 16:10:34 +0000
Police name three men stabbed to death in street fight in Ilford
Three men who were stabbed to death in a fight in Ilford have been named by police.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 15:00:00 +0000
Parents launch petition to prevent Chigwell nursery from closing
A petition has been launched by parents to save a long-running nursery from closing down.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 11:00:00 +0000
We should have been told about MP Eleanor Laing's bid to be deputy speaker
Last week your paper reported on the election of our local MP, Eleanor Laing, to the post of the Chairman of Ways and Means in the House of Commons, making her the principal Deputy Speaker and the first woman to hold this post.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:30:00 +0000
Free exhibition and workshops in East London celebrate the art of drawing
An upcoming exhibition will celebrate the revival of drawing in London’s historic Docklands.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 07:01:35 +0000
£250k grant for electric car charging hub part of plans for Ley Street green revolution
Redbridge will be one of the first in the UK to create a fast charging hub for electric vehicles thanks to £250k grant.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 06:00:00 +0000
Met’s facial recognition technology 'dangerous, oppresive and completely unjustified'
Civil rights campaigners have condemned the Metropolitan Police’s roll-out of facial recognition technology as “dangerous, oppresive and completely unjustified."

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 15:30:00 +0000
This dog food has been urgently recalled over salmonella risk
DOG owners have been urged to check and return dog food found to contain salmonella.

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 11:30:00 +0000
Sainsbury's cheaper than Tesco, Asda, Morrisons and Waitrose
The cheapest supermarket in the UK in 2019 has been named by Which?

Sat, 25 Jan 2020 10:00:00 +0000
UK facing potential landlord exodus in 2021
The UK could end up with fewer landlords due to stress and Brexit, according to a survey,

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 18:25:03 +0000
Court hears how Leyton labourer was crushed to death by falling glass
A Romanian labourer was crushed to death by nearly half a tonne of glass panels in a horrific accident at a warehouse, a court heard.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:37:13 +0000
Five people arrested after drug Class A drugs, sword, axe found in Essex drugs warrant
Five people have been arrested during a warrant executed as part of ongoing work to tackle drug dealing and the violence and exploitation which is linked to it.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 16:05:00 +0000
Sadiq Khan attacks Boris Johnson over Grenfell panellist
Sadiq Khan has attacked the Government’s “careless approach” to the Grenfell Inquiry, after a member of the investigation was linked to the company that made the flammable cladding on the tower.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 15:03:24 +0000
Waltham Forest selective licensing scheme extended five years
A licensing scheme to crackdown on rogue landlords has been extended by another five years.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 14:10:00 +0000
Man charged with murder following death of 61-year-old woman in Chingford
A man has been charged with murder following the death of a 61-year-old woman at a residential address in Chingford.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 13:00:00 +0000
Appeal launched to find dog stolen in Waltham Cross on Christmas Eve
Officers are appealing for the public’s help to trace a dog that was stolen on Christmas Eve.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:51:02 +0000
Met Police officer not guilty of using unlawful force to hit teen with baton
A police officer has been cleared of using unlawful force after striking a teenager with a baton when conducting a stop-and-search.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:00:00 +0000
Rak-Su and I'm a Celebrity star Myles Stephenson attacked in Chigwell restaurant
X-Factor winner Myles Stephenson was reportedly attacked in a restaurant.

Fri, 24 Jan 2020 12:48:09 +0000
Shaun Bailey promises training for ex-knife offenders
The Conservative candidate for Mayor of London has promised training for knife offenders to help them turn their lives around.

home