The Biggest on line activity of the year- dubbed Mega Monday - proved too much for the banks technology on 2nd December, with millions of transactions declined for no reason.
A technological banking glitch on one of the busiest online shopping days of the year left millions of shoppers unable to pay for transactions using their credit or debit cards. Customers of the Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) gro [...]
Almost 90% of Britons will use mobile devices or purchase online to do their Christmas shopping this year – a higher proportion than any other major country – according to PayPal’s global Holiday Shopping Study.
The survey, covering shoppers in the UK, US, Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy, Russia and Singapore, shows that Britons shopping this Christmas will do almost half their festive shopping online or via a smartphone or tablet, comp [...]
A lorry driver from Heywood, who was caught four times with illegal loads of beer smuggled from France, has been jailed for £131,000 fraud.
Simon O'Hare, 29, was stopped on four separate occasions in London, Yorkshire and Cambridgeshire by HM Revenue and Customs (HMRC) investigators with 26 pallets of smuggled beer: - 29 February 2012 at a licensed cash and carry s [...]
VetUK is based in Thirsk and supplies over 1 million pets with cheaper pet meds, veterinary products and pet products online. They sell items for your dogs, cats, horses, small animals such as guinea pigs, rabbits and hamsters; an
VetUK aims to increase the availability and reduce the cost of pet ownership whilst maintaining the highest standards of veterinary care for both you and your pet. They stock a broad range of over 8,000 products with fantastic sa [...]
Britain’s biggest parenting site Netmums is launching their Theatre Awards – dubbed the ‘Parenting Oscars’.
Voting begins on November 25th and local mums and dads are being urged to vote for theatres in the area to put Waltham forest on the cultural map. The competition is open to all local theatres - big and small - listed on the si [...]
After an uncertain few months Chris Bracey announced via Twitter that God's Own Junkyard had found a new home in Walthamstow.
The Neon Boneyard in Las Vegas and God's Own Junkyard in Walthamstow - It may seem like an unlikely pairing, but in the world of neon art and signage Chris Bracey of God's Own Junkyard is a world leader with a cult following. [...]
PEOPLE from Waltham Forest can from now (November 11, 2013) onwards download two charity singles that have been specially composed for a fundraising event taking place next February (2014).
The songs, As One and Get Up and Sign, will be sung during SignHealth’s sign2sing fundraising world record attempt on February 5 and are now available to download from iTunes. Linda Petrons, Events and Corporate Fundraiser at [...]
East Londoner takes on The Big Switch challenge, to save an Area (Walthamstow) £1million on their household & business bills. This is the first franchise of The Big Switch to operate in the East London area.
With prices on the rise The Big Switch could be the solution to keeping bills low. www.thebigswitch.org.uk/walthamstow - Every year we see utility prices rise by 10%, a quick check with the latest offers available, could reduce y [...]
If you're a retailer looking to get more customers through the door and onto your site, and want to know how you can maximise sales through important calendar events, then look no further than RedBorder Ltd. They have launched the
To successfully stay in business retailers must now stay one step ahead of their competition, and be both proactive and reactive when it comes to important annual events. Now in its second year, The Retail Calendar by RedBord [...]
Festival concert for Whipps Cross with “Music Inspired by Love & Literature” will feature guitarist, SAM BROWN from RCM; Waltham Forest Community Choir directed by Marie-Claude Perreault & the Modality Youth Choir. The latter is l
Fresh from supporting international guitarist and current Classic BRIT "Lifetime Achievement" award winner, John Williams in Lincoln, Danielle Mac, is invited to "host" a music event for the “Words Over Waltham Forest” festival. [...]
Wadham FC are a local Charter Standard Football Club and are looking for volunteers to get involved with the community and become football coaches. They are hoping to recruit a number of enthusiastic and committed level 1 qualifie
Wadham FC are based at Wadham Lodge on Kitchener Road in Walthamstow and offer football to local children in the community aged between 7 and 17 years of age. They are a family friendly, non profit making organisation and have exc [...]
Waltham Forest violinist Danielle Mac returns to Newham where her musical journey began.
East London violinist, Danielle Mac, will perform a sonata and other violin works by Mozart, Bach and Sarasate with Ilford pianist, Cathy Davies at their lunchtime recital on Wednesday 28th August 2013 (from 1.10 PM) at St John's [...]
Rotary gives Royal Festival Hall opportunity to Danielle Mac a violinist and concert presenter from Woodford Green in Waltham Forest, East London.
The Rotary Club invites this month, 16-year old musician, Danielle Mac* to perform a violin solo at Rotary Youth Makes Music 2013. She will be accompanied by Ilford pianist Cathy Davies who teaches piano at Bancroft's School and a [...]
TownTalk is still your guide to your town but now it’s had a makeover. It's still as simple to use but now it’s even faster, even smarter and it looks amazing too!
With now over 190 sites (and an ever expanding network) we’ve got everything from local attraction and places to visit, to a directory of restaurants, bars and shops in your area. TownTalk is still the most comprehensive local new [...]
THE NATIONAL deaf healthcare charity SignHealth is (October, 2013) calling for people from Waltham Forest to sign up for a record breaking attempt designed to inspire a generation to sign.
SignHealth hopes more than 150,000 children and adults, including those from Waltham Forest, will participate in its annual sign2sing event in February (2014) and help raise awareness of British Sign Language (BSL). Steve Powe [...]
When Martin joined Free2Learn he had been unemployed for approximately 3 years and his self-esteem was very low as a result of the long period of unemployment. He had tried to get back to work by completing various other training
Martin had enquired at his local Free2Learn branch in Hackney to register onto a FREE Pre- employment Free2Learn course. He was particularly interested in enrolling with Free2Learn because his advisor told him that Free2Learn woul [...]
Do you grow grapes in your garden or allotment that you would like to have made into a clean and pleasant tasting wine? If so, then local community food co-operative Organiclea is inviting you to bring your harvested grapes to its
The Hawkwood Winery in Chingford will accept grapes from households, put them together into two separate batches to make red and white wine, and then return the finished wine to the participating households. It will charge a modes [...]
CHILDREN and adults from Waltham Forest are this month (August, 2013) invited to sign up for a record breaking attempt for the most people signing and singing on the same day.
The national deaf healthcare charity, SignHealth hopes more than 150,000 people including those from Waltham Forest will participate in the annual event taking place on February 5, 2014. Steve Powell, Chief Executive at SignHea [...]
eBay has revealed North London as one of the nation’s leading mobile shopping hot spots.
North London took sixth place in the top ten by total spend between January and June 2013. Birmingham took top position with South London and Sheffield following closely behind. Nottingham and Belfast both also appeared in fou [...]