For the people of Walthamstow L Manze eel, pie and mash shop has always been an institution.
Well now it's officially been recognised as a place of national cultural importance. Established in 1929, the shop has been given Grade 2 listed status because of its beautifully preserved interior. Dan Hewitt went to have a look around.
The shop was given listed status because of its historical interest. The Heritage Minister, Ed Vaizey, says it embodies the standard features of the London eel, pie and mash shop, from the gilt lettering on the shop-front to the white-tiled interior with mirrors, seating booths and marble counters.
A Pie and Mash shop in London's East End has been given official Grade II listed status by the government.
L Manze Eel, Pie and Mash Shop on Walthamstow High Street was originally bought in 1929 when Luigi Manze employed architect Herbert Wright to design it. The Manze family then continued to run the shop until 1970.
A Taoist temple in east London had a surprise visitor during prayers this week when a corn snake slid under the door to join them. The reptile, thought to be an escaped exotic pet, was first seen at the Walthamstow Temple on Wednesday. He was caught and the RSPCA was called.
Animal Collection officer Greg Hagen said: "It was one of the more unusual places I have been to rescue an animal - but snakes can make their way into all kinds of nooks and crannies and obviously saw the gap beneath the door and decided to go for it.
"It is likely that this is an escaped pet and I urge anyone who thinks they may know who the owner is to give us a call. Corn snakes are excellent escape artists.
"It's lucky this one was found as snakes need special environment with a heat gradient in order to survive and so it would not have lasted long in this cold weather. Anyone with any information about this snake should call 0300 123 8018."
Police describe the suspect they're looking for as:
- White, aged between 22-26 years
- Approximately 5ft 11ins
- Slim build and with short dark hair and a brown moustache
- Wearing grey tracksuit trousers and tracksuit top with a white motif on the front of the top
- Riding a purple mountain bike with black handle bars
An autistic teenager has been robbed in an east London underpass while on her way to visit her grandmother. The attack happened on Saturday as the 18-year-old woman was walking beneath the Billet Roundabout in Walthamstow.
A man on a bike approached the victim, and as she tried to ignore him she was punched repeatedly in the head. Detectives have released a CCTV footage of the attack as part of their appeal to identify the man responsible.
Percy Wilding turns 100 today with a large family party being held in east London to celebrate the occasion.
Percy is a local legend who was known for his enjoyment of cycling, long before it became fashionable in London.
Percy has never owned a car but covered thousands of miles across the UK, from John o' Groats to Lands End, on his bike embracing his real passion for cycling.
He rode to work every day for nearly 60 years as he worked well into his eighties.
A man's being treated in hospital, after being shot by police in Walthamstow.
Officers were called out to Hale End Road, at around 8:15pm, following reports that a man had been seen carrying a handgun.
Shots were fired at the man by police officers. First aid was provided at the scene before the London Ambulance Service arrived.
The Met's Directorate of Professional Standards has been informed and the IPCC will also be notified as a matter of course.
Detectives investigating the rape of a 12-year-old girl in Walthamstow have arrested a second 17-year-old male. Another 17 year-old was also arrested yesterday.
The attack took place on Saturday when the girl was assaulted by two men. Police are still asking for potential witnesses to come forward.