Shelter calls for action as homeless deaths in Redbridge and Waltham Forest rise......

An alarming spike in homeless deaths in east London last year has prompted a charity to call for “urgent action”.  Click here to read more.

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Rebelling against extinction......

Waltham Forest has long been home to people that care about the world around them. Moved by the phenomenal energy of the new Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement, local residents have now taken their campaigning to a whole new level.  Click here to read more.

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1 in 10 women don’t earn enough to qualify for sick pay, TUC analysis reveals......

1 in 10 women workers don’t earn enough to qualify for statutory sick pay, according to new TUC analysis published on Friday.  Click here to read more.

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Activities in Waltham Forest in support of World Homeless Week 6-13 October 2019......

Local people will hold a sleep out in solidarity with homeless people sleeping on the street and to remember those who have died there as well as providing free meals, dental checks, clothing, haircuts and sleeping bags at event marking World Homeless Week in Waltham Forest. Continue reading

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1 in 5 workers are skipping meals to make ends meet, finds TUC poll......

1 in 5 (20%) workers are skipping meals to make ends meet, according to new TUC/GQR polling published recently. Click here to read more.

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Ban zero hours contracts......

Every worker deserves job security.  Click here to find out more and sign the petition.

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Climate strike in Waltham Forest......

A very large crowd gathered at Waltham Forest Town Hall on Friday morning and marched shouting slogans to the town square at the top of the market – all to the rhythm of a samba band. Many then carried on to the main event in Westminster.

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Dave Knight’s funeral......

Dave Knight’s funeral service took place at Manor Park yesterday.

The big chapel wasn’t large enough to hold all those who turned up, with a good number having to stand and listen to the service broadcast outside on speakers. It was a humanist service with dedications from Leyton Orient supporters, Unison Waltham Forest, the East London Runners and his life partner Anne. Continue reading

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Strike for our future......

Student activist Ummi Hoque from Walthamstow urges people to get involved in this month’s climate strike.  Click here to read more.

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‘Green New Deal’ campaign set to dominate Labour conference......

Labour conference is set to be dominated by the campaign pushing for the party to adopt a ‘Green New Deal’, as almost 130 local parties have sent the policy motion for debate at the meeting starting this weekend.  Click here to read more.

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