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Pieces of Wanstead II

Written by Neil Clayden Tuesday, 19 December 2017

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Artist Neil Clayden has launched a Wanstead-themed jigsaw in aid of charity. In the second of a series of articles looking at some of the 25 paintings featured in the 1,000-piece puzzle, Neil reflects on his time as an illustrator

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Best friends forever

Written by Steve Wilks Monday, 18 December 2017

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We should all own a pet for the beneficial effects they have on our health and wellbeing, says cat owner Steve Wilks, as he examines the many and varied ways animals can be our best friends

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Mightier than the keyboard

Written by Susan Carroll Thursday, 14 December 2017

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Accompanied by some festive penmanship, Susan Carroll, who runs the weekly Calligraphy Club at Wanstead House, explains the beauty of the handwritten word

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No alcohol, no looking back

Written by Carole Edrich Tuesday, 12 December 2017

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Carole Edrich talks to Mohammed Rahman, owner of Zainab's Kitchen, about why he chose to stop selling alcohol at the Cambridge Park Indian restaurant

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Teaching happiness

Written by Usha Chudasama Monday, 11 December 2017

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Following her book launch at Wanstead Golf Club last month, psychotherapist and former teacher Usha Chudasama offers some insight into raising a happy child

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Designer christmas

Written by Bryony MacQueen Saturday, 09 December 2017

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Bryony MacQueen began producing prints of Wanstead, Leytonstone and South Woodford scenes earlier this year. Here, the graphic designer presents a series of three festive Wanstead images

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Writer made in Wanstead

Written by Chloë Mayer Friday, 08 December 2017

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Local author Chloë Mayer, who's just had her first novel published, describes how she almost burst into tears the first time she saw her book on display in Waterstones

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Peace for her time

Written by Paul Donovan Thursday, 07 December 2017

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As Wanstead resident and peace campaigner Sarah Hipperson celebrates her 90th birthday, Paul Donovan looks back at the life of a stalwart of the Greenham Common protest

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Trees in our landscape

Written by Gill James Sunday, 03 December 2017

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As a tree-themed photography exhibition opens at the Temple in Wanstead Park, Gill James celebrates our local arboreal treasures

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Walking on air

Written by Dave Wallace Sunday, 03 December 2017

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Ahead of a performance of The Snowman soundtrack to accompany a local screening of the festive film this month, Redbridge Brass Band member Dave Wallace celebrates their recent and past successes

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