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Labour MPs defend decision to vote against scrapping two-child benefit cap

Walthamstow MP Stella Creasy and Leyton and Wanstead’s new MP Calvin Bailey joined the vast majority of their Labour colleagues in striking down the SNP motion last night, reports Marco Marcelline Labour MPs in Waltham Forest have defended their decision to vote against scrapping the two child ben...

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Khan calls for government action to tackle stalking ‘failures’

The London Stalking Review found that two thirds of stalking offences in the capital are committed by repeat offenders The post Khan calls for government action to tackle stalking ‘failures’ appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Councillors approve new cinema for Highams Park

The former Regal Cinema, an iconic art-deco building which shut in the 1960s, will be redeveloped The post Councillors approve new cinema for Highams Park appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Surge in complaints recorded about NHS North East London

There was a total of 1,135 complaints about the integrated care board in 2023/24, compared to 253 in the preceding year The post Surge in complaints recorded about NHS North East London appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Khan says he hopes two-child benefit cap will be removed ASAP

The London mayor was careful to avoid aligning himself with rebel Labour MPs who voted against the government over the issue The post Khan says he hopes two-child benefit cap will be removed ASAP appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council pushes ahead with £17m Walthamstow cultural quarter plans

At a planning meeting last week, officials approved proposals to refurbish Vestry House Museum, and transform Chestnuts House into a creative workshop and café, reports Sebastian Mann, Local Democracy Reporter Waltham Forest Council has greenlit two major building renovations as it pushes ahead wit...

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Man charged after woman murdered in Walthamstow home

Shaine March, 45, was charged today with the murder of Alana Odysseos, 32, who was fatally stabbed at an address in Lynmouth Road on Monday morning The post Man charged after woman murdered in Walthamstow home appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council leader: ‘The London skyline is always changing’

Grace Williams said tall housing developments were a net-positive for residents if developers also invest in public transport and infrastructure The post Council leader: ‘The London skyline is always changing’ appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Council commits to arms trade divestment amid pressure from Palestine activists

The council said it will look to pull pension funds from companies linked to supplying Israel with arms but stressed the process would 'take time' The post Council commits to arms trade divestment amid pressure from Palestine activists appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Forty pubs lost in a year across London – but jobs on rise

London went from 3,575 pubs in March 2022 to 3,535 a year later The post Forty pubs lost in a year across London – but jobs on rise appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Call for end of abuse directed at London Fire Brigade staff

London’s firefighters and control room officers reported a 35% increase in incidents last year The post Call for end of abuse directed at London Fire Brigade staff appeared first on Waltham Forest Echo....

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Ladbroke Grove park fatal shooting: Boy named and pictured

The victim of a fatal shooting at a park in London has been named and pictured for the first time by police.

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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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Walthamstow Lynmouth Rd murder: Man arrested after stabbing

A man has been arrested on suspicion of a murder after a woman was stabbed to death in Lynmouth Road, Walthamstow.

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London Waterloo disruption Surbiton incident: Live travel

An incident at Surbiton station has caused travel chaos on train services at London Waterloo.

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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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Great Russell Street British Museum stabbing: Male in hospital

A male is in hospital after a stabbing near the British Museum in London.

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Kings Head Hill, Chingford crash: Truck driver arrested

A man has been arrested on suspicion of causing serious injury by dangerous driving following a rush hour crash in Chingford.

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Piccadilly line set for disruption - closures listed

The Piccadilly line is set for months of disruption ahead of the introduction of new air-conditioned trains.

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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....