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Concert at Christ Church

Written by Una Barry Monday, 02 January 2012

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A concert of European sacred music will take place at Christ Church, Wanstead next month. Soprano Una Barry, who will be performing with organist Mark Underwood, explains their respective musical backgrounds and what to expect from the Sunday afternoon event

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Rewarding loyalty

Written by Jan Willis Sunday, 01 January 2012

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As high street shops across the country fight for survival, local marketing expert Jan Willis explains how a new smartphone app she has created will benefit Wanstead's local businesses and shoppers alike

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2012 travel trends

Written by Darren Vurnum Sunday, 01 January 2012

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This is the time of year when many people start planning their holidays, but with so many destinations to choose from it can be hard to know where to begin. Darren Vurnum, from local travel agent Escape Worldwide, takes a look at the likely long-haul hotspots for 2012

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Moments in Wanstead

Written by Gary Lashmar and Claudia Carter Saturday, 31 December 2011

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Local photographers Gary Lashmar and Claudia Carter have been documenting the world around them by photographing people in public places on a daily basis. Here they present a selection of images from the project taken on and around Wanstead High Street

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Scanning the Park

Written by Richard Arnopp Thursday, 29 December 2011

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As the Wanstead Parklands Community Project (WPCP) prepare their Heritage Lottery Fund bid, WPCP member Richard Arnopp reports on the group's programme of archaeological investigation

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National Citizen Service

Written by Rebecca Sear Tuesday, 27 December 2011

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Next summer, 16-year-olds from Wanstead and the wider Redbridge area will benefit from 150 free places on the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. Rebecca Sear from JLGB, a national youth organisation and NCS provider, reports

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University of later life

Written by Karen Laverock Saturday, 03 December 2011

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There are no age restrictions when it comes to learning, explains Karen Laverock, Chairman of a new local branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A), which launches in the New Year

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Walking to health

Written by Paul Turner Friday, 02 December 2011

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Last year a group of patients from Wanstead Place Surgery decided to form a local walking club. One year on the group leader, Paul Turner, explains the health and social benefits that walking can bring

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Discovering Dickens

Written by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley Thursday, 01 December 2011

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Few people know about Charles Dickens the campaigning journalist, Dickens the celebrated actor or Dickens the amateur detective. These are all things highlighted in a new book by his great-great-great-granddaughter, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, who will be discussing the life and times of her distant relative at Wanstead Library this month

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Caring for Wanstead

Written by Jason Hesse Thursday, 01 December 2011

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Cambridge Nursing Home in Wanstead is set to become a community hub following a radical transformation. Jason Hesse reports

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