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Bags for life

Written by Frank Charles Saturday, 08 April 2017

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Wanstead resident Frank Charles has previously featured on these pages as part of our ongoing occasional Angels series of articles. True to form, Frank talks about Feed The Streetz, his latest charitable project

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Love park life

Written by Jo Blackman Monday, 03 April 2017

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Epping Forest keepers are better known for stopping people from starting fires, but one Sunday in March they were doing just the opposite. Jo Blackman from the Friends of Wanstead Parklands reports

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The trouble with trash

Written by Habiba Ahmed Sunday, 02 April 2017

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Recycling Officer Habiba Ahmed invites local children and their parents to take part in recycling activities at Wanstead Library this month, which will feature a recital of the story The Trouble With Dragons

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1,000 purple crocuses

Written by Marian Temple Sunday, 02 April 2017

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A number – 1,000 to be precise – of purple crocuses have been brightening up Wanstead's communal flower beds lately. Marian Temple of the Wanstead Community Gardeners explains where they came from and why

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Migrants on the move

Written by Tim Harris Saturday, 01 April 2017

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Ahead of a guided walk in search of migrant birds on Wanstead Flats this month, Wren Wildlife Group member Tim Harris highlights a few species he hopes to see

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Not just squares

Written by Gordon George Monday, 27 March 2017

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Ahead of a stamp fair in April, Leytonstone, Wanstead & District Philatelic Society member Gordon George talks about unexpected stamp shapes, stamps with holes and stamps for kids

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The Flytipper

Written by Marc Coleman Monday, 27 March 2017

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Ever fly-tipped? Ever thought about fly-tipping? Well, now your days are numbered if you do. Meet The Flytipper, the monstrous creation of award-winning filmmaker and Wanstead resident Marc Coleman

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A walk down gin lane

Written by Emma Clements Wednesday, 22 March 2017

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Emma Clements of local solicitors Wiseman Lee gives some insight into UK licensing laws, how they came about, how they are enforced and why a 266-year-old etching is of significance

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Good shot!: part IV

Written by Tim Reder Tuesday, 21 March 2017

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Football photographer and lifelong Wanstead resident Tim Reder recently published two books about West Ham United and Leyton Orient. In the fourth of a series of articles, Tim explains why he wishes there were more visual records of the football world from the 20th century

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Tudor thriller together

Written by Jonathan Woolf Monday, 20 March 2017

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Cityread London is celebrated in April every year and asks London's residents, workers and visitors to pick up a book – the same book – and read it together. Jonathan Woolf invites you to several local events

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