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House of broken hearts

Written by Georgina Green Wednesday, 08 February 2017

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Georgina Green will be discussing matters of the heart at a talk for the Woodford and District branch of the National Trust this month as she explores the lives and loves of the residents of Wanstead House

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An apostasy story

Written by Paul Kaufman Monday, 06 February 2017

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At Wanstead Library this month, Lola Tinubu will speak about what she gained and what she gave up when she 'came out' as an atheist. Paul Kaufman, chairman of the East London Humanists, reports

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Shades of democracy

Written by Steve Wilks Saturday, 04 February 2017

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On 9 January at Redbridge Town Hall there was a meeting regarding council democracy. Here, Wanstead resident Steve Wilks offers his thoughts on the potential long-term effects of the proposed changes

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In the middle of our street

Written by Ann Brockway Friday, 03 February 2017

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Ann Brockway, manager of Wanstead House Community Association, has seen the centre flourish in recent years. Once a private home, the venue now welcomes a multitude of visitors through its doors

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The age of fashion

Written by Alexandra Wilde Wednesday, 01 February 2017

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Members of the over-50s Redbridge Rhymesters and young pupils from Snaresbrook Primary School will come together this month to share a fashion-themed poetry session. Poet Alexandra Wilde reports

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Colour at home (advertisement feature)

Written by Rachel Root Monday, 30 January 2017

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As an art history graduate with a passion for art and design, Wanstead resident Rachel Root – owner of interiors studio The Orange Tree – is well placed to help you pick the right colours for your home

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Room for manoeuvre?

Written by Steve Wilks Sunday, 29 January 2017

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It is welcome that the council has made the first step towards listening to residents by holding a long-overdue consultation, says Steve Wilks on the postponement of Wanstead's new parking regulations

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Welcome to the stage

Written by Steve Wilks Friday, 27 January 2017

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Steve Wilks, a director trustee at Vision-Redbridge Culture and Leisure, highlights some of the key work that Redbridge Drama Centre does to culturally enrich the lives of local residents

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Cricketing empire

Written by Saba Nasim Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Local cricket coach Saba Nasim was awarded the British Empire Medal in the 2017 New Year's Honours list. Here, the lawyer and Wanstead ladies' cricket captain gives some insight into her coaching philosophy

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1,508 ...job done!

Written by Tim Harris Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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In January 2016 the Wren Wildlife Group set out to find 1,000 different kinds of plants and animals in the Wanstead area during the year. Aided by keen-eyed local naturalists, the total was 1,508. Tim Harris reports

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