Features

Bespoke cycling

Written by Emilie Charlesworth Sunday, 29 April 2012

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Last year, sustainable transport charity Sustrans began work to improve the cycling facilities in and around Wanstead. Emilie Charlesworth, cycling promotion officer for Sustrans, gives an update on the various schemes that are now running, including one that offers tailor-made cycling routes for those not sure where to go

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Make your vote count

Written by the editor Friday, 27 April 2012

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Next month over 5.8 million Londoners will be able to vote for the Mayor of London and 25 London Assembly Members, who will each serve for the next four years. Euan Holloway from London Elects, the body that runs the election, hopes to inspire people to turn out and vote

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Photo stories

Written by Peter Hughes Friday, 06 April 2012

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Peter Hughes, chairman of Woodford and Wanstead Camera Club –one of the oldest camera clubs in the country – describes himself as a creative snapper rather than a technical photographer, and particularly likes pictures that invoke a story

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Wanstead's secret

Written by John Nolan Friday, 06 April 2012

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Wanstead Golf Club has been described as 'golf's best kept secret for over 100 years'. With its refurbished clubhouse and beautiful parkland setting, club manager John Nolan is more than happy to let the secret slip

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To live well, eat well

Written by Karen Poole Thursday, 05 April 2012

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None of us are likely to starve in the western world, but a poor diet still takes its toll in various forms, says local nutritionist Karen Poole

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Charity begins in Wanstead

Written by Scott Wilding Wednesday, 04 April 2012

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Following The Wanstead Society's recent conversion to Small Charity status, chairman Scott Wilding outlines the group's 15 year history and encourages local residents to be a part of their future

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Sweet memories

Written by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi Tuesday, 03 April 2012

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A new book lifts the lid on life as a sugar girl at Tate & Lyle's factories in the 1940s and 1950s. Authors Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi give a taster ahead of their book talk at Wanstead Library this month

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Do you want advice, or something useful?

Written by Sue Rowan Monday, 02 April 2012

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Sue Rowan explains how she approaches her work as a life coach in a society that is full of people ready to offer unwanted advice

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The invasion has begun...

Written by Tim Harris Monday, 02 April 2012

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Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group member Tim Harris, who will be leading a migrant bird walk on Wanstead Flats this month, explains where you should be looking to spot our seasonal visitors

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Running the relay

Written by Luke Williams Friday, 30 March 2012

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Dubbed 'Lukain Bolt' by his gym buddies, Luke Williams, a teacher from Wanstead, is one of almost 8,000 inspiring people announced as torchbearers for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

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