A 14-year-old boy last seen in Waltham Forest has gone missing.Read the full story ›
A group of teenagers have made an anti-terrorism rap video inspired by the knife attack at Leytonstone Tube station.Read the full story ›
A man has been jailed for 16 years after being convicted of a rape and sexual abuse against children.Read the full story ›
A man has been jailed after repeatedly sexually assaulted women, some as young as 13-years-old, on buses in east London.Read the full story ›
Children as young as eight have been referred for specialist drug and alcohol treatment in Waltham Forest.
Charities are calling for improved drugs education in schools following an investigation by the Press Association that revealed the details.
Treatment experts said the most common reason for children to come into contact with drugs and alcohol is through their parents and preventative work is key to heading off misuse among youngsters.
A chicken shop has been closed down, after health inspectors described it as one of "the filthiest premises" they had seen in a long time.Read the full story ›
Waltham Forest has brought a successful prosecution against two men for spitting in the street, the first of any council in Britain. The Evening Standard reports that Khasheem Kiah Thomas and Zilvinus Vitkas were fined £80 under anti-litter laws.
The judge upheld our definition of spit being waste, which means people can now be issued fixed-penalty notices for spitting, just as they would for littering. To have the judge endorse our position is a phenomenal result.
Two years ago, Waltham Forest launched a new campaign to tackle gang culture. They called it "Enough is Enough" - and introduced a host of positive activites for young people.
And it's been a real success. Today the Mayor joined local MP Iain Duncan Smith to find out how they're keeping local young people engaged -- and active.
London Mayor Boris Johnson and Iain Duncan Smith, MP for Chingford and Woodford Green, paid a visit to a scheme called Enough is Enough in Waltham Forest. It was set up two years ago to tackle the local gang culture by keeping young people active.
Chris Robbins, the leader of Waltham Forest Council, and Mr Duncan Smith explained how the scheme had worked.