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Leytonstone tube attack 5 December 2015

is one of the most tolerant multicultural parts of London. Tonight’s attack is not about Syria or Islam, it’s just senseless evil.

Speculating on the motives of the attacker is not helpful — that’s a job for the police.

The reports are that the police have tasered the suspect and taken him into custody alive. Hopefully that will allow them to try and understand how anyone thinks they can justify an attack on innocent people.

My thoughts go out to the people who have suffered terrible injuries tonight and to their families and friends and I wish them a full and speedy recovery.

The Metropolitan Police are asking for anyone who saw anything suspicious to call the Anti-Terrorist Hotline on 0800 789 321 and to contact them if you captured video or photo footage of the incident.

You can also follow the Metropolitan Police on Twitter
@metpoliceuk for the latest updates.

Time Out article on Leytonstone and its best bits

“Leytonstone’s been tipped as a hot spot for a while now, but thankfully it’s escaped the Shoreditch-style makeover that most up-and-coming areas succumb to”

Read the full and very positive article on Timeout published on 15 August 2015.

BBC One Show looking urgently for a Leytonstone family

The BBC TV show ‘The One Show’ are looking for an outgoing family from Leytonstone to take part in their live one hour programme on Wednesday 27th May — all from the comfort of their sofa in their very own home!

Anyone who is interested in getting involved will need to allow filming to take place in their house that afternoon and evening.

If this sounds like you, then all you need to do is email the team at: theoneshow@bbc.co.uk – with your contact details, and if possible a photo of your family — and don’t forget to put the words ‘Family of the Week’ in the subject header.

Ashley Jenkin
Researcher

This is a direct message from the BBC, please do not contact http://www.leytonstonetoday.net asking for more information, or with your details, as we know nothing more than what is in this message and your emails will not be forwarded!

Damon Albran's walk around Leytonstone

Follow Damon Albarn’s tour round Leytonstone

Damon Albarn’s first solo album, Everyday Robots, which will be released soon includes songs based on memories of his childhood in Leytonstone (21 Fillebrook Rd) including ‘Hollow Ponds‘ and ‘Mr Tembo’, a track which features the choir from the Pentecostal City Mission Church on the corner of Kingswood Road and Colworth Road.

In the programme Damon Albarn talks of the positive influence that his childhood in Leytonstone had on his music.
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Hollow Pond fire pictures

Hollow Ponds after the fire

Fire damage near Snaresbrook Court and the small pond

Undeterred by yesterday’s fire, the boats were back on Hollow Pond today and people were out enjoying themselves in the albeit cloudier weather, but the scenes of devastation made it clear that this was by far the worst fire to have hit this part of the forest for very many years.

Fire damage was not confined to one area but affected parts of the forest near Snaresbrook Road and the former lido, and a much larger area from the main pond past the small pond and down towards Snaresbrook Court (some media reports yesterday described this incorrectly as Wanstead Flats — slightly confusingly this part of the forest is formerly known as Leyton Flats due to it being historically part of the old Borough of Leyton and Leytonstone).

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Hollow Ponds evacuated as fire breaks out

Hollow Ponds FireThe Hollow Ponds area was evacuated by police this afternoon as fires broke out and smoke engulfed the pond and surrounding forest. Rowing boats were called in and people were asked to leave as fire engines moved in to tackle the fire towards the north end of the main and small ponds.

Fire engines had already attended a fire earlier in the day by Snaresbrook Road causing the road to be shut off to traffic and further traffic disruption was caused along Whipps Cross Road and surrounding roads as a result of the later fire.
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Leytonstone summer festivals start

Summer in Leytonstone

The sun is shining, the boats are out on Hollow Ponds, and this weekend sees the start of Leytonstone’s summer festival season kicking off with the Leytonstone Arts Trail from 6-14 July and the Leytonstone Festival from 11-21 July.

Look out as well in house and shop windows for art appearing as part of Let’s Fill Leytonstone with Art.

This month also sees the return of the Sunset over London Tower Tours at St John’s Church giving spectacular views to the City and beyond.


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Love Your High Street Leytonstone Saturday 8 June

Love Your High StreetSaturday 8 June 2013 is Love Your High Street Day in Leytonstone organised by the London Borough of Waltham Forest and E11 BID.

There will be a day of activities in Leytonstone Town Centre including a pop up Hitchcock cinema, silent disco, open day at St John’s Church and regular activities like the E11 Market.

Don’t miss the opportunity too to visit the Stone Space’s Star Walls exhibition which closes on 9 June and Woodhouse Players’ The Oedipus Plays on Friday 7 and Saturday 8 June.

Waltham Forest residents will also get vouchers to spend in local shops.

Watch Jonathan Ross on Hitchcock tonight

Leytonstone tubeDon’t forget to watch ITV’s documentary tonight 10pm-11pm about Sir Alfred Hitchcock presented by Jonathan Ross. Both Hitchcock and Ross were born in Leytonstone, so this documentary promises to give a unique insight into Hitchcock, who is celebrated in Leytonstone with mosaics of his films at Leytonstone tube on the Central Line.

More information:

Help a local charity: become a trustee

Carefree Kids logoLocal charity Carefree Kids is looking for some additional trustees.

Here’s their ad below and you can find out more from their website: www.carefreekids.org.

Please pass this message on if you have any social media sites.
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