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Walthamstow unions campaign to help homeless charity find new facility

The number of homeless in Waltham Forest is growing by the day. For decades the Christian Kitchen has been providing a square meal everyday of the year for anyone who turns up – now up to around 50 every night.

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The General Election and Voter Registration 2017

To vote in the General Election on 8 June 2017 you must be on the Electoral Register by 22 May 2017   You don’t need to register again if you’ve already registered, but you might wish to check that you

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Give men and women the option to retire at 60

People who reach age 60 and are unemployed have very little chance of finding employment. Technology alone will account for too many redundancies. Youth unemployment is at an all time high and in many cases earlier retirement will free up

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Christian Kitchen charity that feeds 50 homeless every night risks closing after Branches Hostel in Walthamstow throws them out

A CHARITY that provides hot meals for people sleeping rough may be forced to close after a homeless hostel told them they can no longer cook on their premises.  Click here to read more.

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Tenants win – for a change! Butterfields didn’t budge and now for a big party!

Following the news that after a long campaign by tenants against eviction after the sale of their homes by their previous landlord, and their homes having been bought by the housing association Dolphin Living Trust with a promise to keep

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Lifeline for Butterfields tenants as charity agrees deal to buy Walthamstow estate

Tenants at the Butterfields estate in Walthamstow have been handed a lifeline in their fight against eviction after a housing association agreed terms to buy their homes. Click here to read more.

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The Ladies Bridge

Women built Waterloo Bridge during the last World War.  Click here to read more

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Cable Street 80 – Sunday 9 October

Rally in Altab Ali park, march, rally in St George’s Gardens plus many other community and political events https://battleofcablest80.squarespace.com/events/

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diabetes cgm petition

There is equipment available that can monitor blood sugar levels without having to constantly test by pricking fingers which causes calusses and eventual numbing of the fingertips. This new monitor costs £1,000 and will cost £3,000 a year to run,

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Workplace 2020 – Labour survey on what the world of work should look like in 2020

Labour is asking you what the world of work should look like in 2020 because the Tories are letting down working people. Too many of us face low pay and job insecurity. We want to hear about your experiences at

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