Protesters evicted

Security guards evicted 10 anti-roads protesters from a copse at the site of the M11 link in Leytonstone, east London. There were two arrests. The road will connect the A11 at Hackney Wick with the M11.

The European Elections: Greens attempt to cultivate the protest vote: Sandra Barwick visits Walthamstow to report on the fortunes of a party that may face humiliation in the poll

The Green Party candidate, Jean Lambert, had strategically placed herself on the steps to Walthamstow Central station between a bicycle and a lost-dog notice. Is the Green Party also lost? The polls are forecasting humiliation, a 1 or 2 per cent share of the vote.

Newsbrief: Man 'dead 6 weeks'

The Government's care in the community policy has come under attack after a mental patient lay dead in his flat for six weeks. Malcolm McDuff, 50, was being cared for Forest Healthcare Trust, responsible for discharged mental patients, but a nurse sent to administer his monthly injections said she had not seen him since December. Police found Mr McDuff after breaking into his home in Queens Road, Walthamstow, east London.

Claudia comes of age

London parents are turning to the past to name their newborn and now Claudia, Daniel, Alexander and Sophie are the Kylies and Traceys of the 1990s.

Incest man jailed

A man was jailed for five years at the Old Bailey for sexually abusing his three daughters over an eight-year period. The 58-year-old man, of Chingford, East London, admitted incest.

Tax disc purge hits drivers

A campaign to clamp down on Londoners driving untaxed vehicles caught 12 motorists in the first 20 minutes after its launch yesterday.

Newsbrief: Charter on race

Waltham Forest has become the first London borough to introduce a charter to combat racial attacks. Alan Tobias, the chief executive said: 'Racism is a cancer which ruins the lives of many of our residents. We need to do all that is in our power to stamp it out.'

Tricky customers

Fifty people were arrested in Chingford, Leyton and Walthamstow, east London, after police set up a bogus second-hand shop. Three-quarters of the goods taken to the shop, which included video recorders, jewellery and bicylces, were found to be stolen. Property worth pounds 50,000 was recovered.

Ecstasy haul

Police seized 90 kilos of ecstasy with a street value of pounds 6m and pounds 1m worth of counterfeit Spanish pesetas in raids in Ilford, Chingford and Woodford, in north-east London. Five men were being questioned.

Hunt for rapist

Police were hunting a rapist who dragged a 17-year-old woman into his car in Walthamstow, east London, before holding her captive in a house for 32 hours and sexually assaulting her four times.

Letter: Link road's health and safety benefits

Sir: Your editorial ('Protests illustrate political gridlock', 17 February) is wrong to say that the M11 extension will further damage the quality of life in East London.

Fire widow wins 141,000 pounds damages

The widow of a man who died in the King's Cross station disaster in November 1987, the day she learnt she was pregnant with their first child, was awarded pounds 141,000 agreed damages at the High Court.

Court told boy 'made mistake' over quarrel

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy told the Old Bailey yesterday that he 'might have dreamt' of looking through a hole in his bedroom wall and seeing a struggle leading to the death of his mother, writes John Arlidge.

Boy tells murder trial how he saw quarrel

A SEVEN-YEAR-OLD boy watched the events leading up to the death of his mother through a hole in the bedroom wall, he told the Old Bailey yesterday.

Letter: Tebbit revealed double standards

WHAT A wondrous thing is the logical mind of the white male politician in our society. In his interview with Lord Tebbit of Chingford ('The skinhead's last stand', Review, 20 June) William Leith quotes him commenting on the 'snobbishness' of Harold Macmillan over his Cockney accent, as follows '. . . well, one gets one or two people like that . . . you just go round them. It doesn't worry me at all, except that it shows the paucity of mind of people of that kind, who can't recognise people for what they are. I think that's rather . . . sad.'
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