150 more flats agreed for Marlowe Road Estate in Walthamstow

The developer which has spent years rebuilding a Walthamstow estate has won permission to squeeze almost 150 extra flats onto the site. Plans to rebuild most of the Marlowe Road Estate, replacing... Read more »

NHS boss defends US insurance company GP takeover

An NHS manager has defended the American health insurance giant that took over 50 London GP practices last year after accusations it hired less qualified staff to do the work of GPs.... Read more »

Ilford station new entrance almost finished – but no toilets

The new entrance for Ilford station is now at “95% completion” – but will not include any public toilets. Network Rail had hoped to hand over the new Elizabeth Line station by... Read more »

South east Londoners arrive at Wembley to watch women’s Euros final

Tens of thousands of fans can be seen around Wembley Stadium hours before the women’s Euros final. A sea of England shirts and flags are pouring into the stadium with less than... Read more »

800 homes in tower blocks planned for Ilford Sainsbury’s site

New plans to build more than 800 homes on a town centre supermarket site have been submitted to Redbridge Council’s planning team. Five tower blocks between 36 and 16 storeys high are... Read more »

Darren Rodwell: A properly run country would help east London fix our Dover Brexit problem

Barking & Dagenham contains a potential solution for the freight industry with much more to recommend it too The Tory leadership race has had us all glued to our television screens. Or... Read more »

Family history of Gwynne House that became Prince Regent Hotel

Richard Puller (1747-1826) was a merchant of London and director of the South Sea Company. He inherited the family home at the top of Snakes Lane, which I think was later demolished... Read more »

U21s draw with Dagenham & Redbridge in final pre-season fixture

Dagenham & Redbridge 1-1 West Ham United U21sPre-season Match, Chigwell Construction Stadium, Saturday 30 July 2022   West Ham United U21s concluded their pre-season with a hotly contested 1-1 draw with National... Read more »

Man left partially blind after aggravated burglary in Highams Park

Police say two men are “terrified” to return home after burglars broke in and attacked them – leaving one partially blind. A gang wearing balaclavas forced their way into the property in Selwyn... Read more »

Winning a London Garden Allotment

I signed up for my London garden allotment so long ago that the application was by post and possibly in Linear B. In my borough of the city, there are about two... Read more »