Features

Make a difference this Christmas

Written by Sarah Ballan Saturday, 19 November 2016

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Make Wanstead – a group of local designers, makers and artists – invite you to their first Christmas market next month, which will be raising funds to help support children in Ghana. Sarah Ballan reports

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Safe as sheds

Written by PCSO Alan Winston Friday, 18 November 2016

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Whether it's a 'man cave', 'she shed' or simple allotment hut, you have to keep them safe, says PCSO Alan Winston of the Wanstead Safer Neighbourhoods Team

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Countdown conundrum

Written by Debra Rose Wednesday, 16 November 2016

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If you own a leasehold property, you need to be aware of the unexpired term left on your lease, says Debra Rose, a partner in the property department of local solicitors Wiseman Lee

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A good send-off

Written by Sarah Tully Tuesday, 15 November 2016

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David Bowie's death in January has effected change within the funeral world, says Sarah Tully, who explains why an unconventional send-off can be more personal than a traditional service

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Field of history

Written by Millicent Brown Monday, 14 November 2016

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In the first of a series of articles about the history of Snaresbrook Football Club, Millicent Brown explains how the donation of Nutter Field to the people of Wanstead has enabled generations to play soccer

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Walking through time: part III

Written by Jane Grell Saturday, 12 November 2016

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The Newham Striders is a walking group inextricably linked to Wanstead through its 93-year-old leader Stanley Silburn. In the third of a series of interviews, Jane Grell finds out about local landmarks

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Sound of change

Written by John Stewart Thursday, 10 November 2016

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Wanstead has been badly hit by London City Airport's decision earlier this year to concentrate its flight paths, says John Stewart, chair of HACAN East, which is campaigning to end the practice

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Caring community

Written by Steve Wilks Wednesday, 09 November 2016

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Redbridge is a low crime borough and the local Neighbourhood Watch group want to maintain this and promote closer community ties. Chairman of the Safer Neighbourhood Panel Steve Wilks reports

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A heavy subject, relatively speaking

Written by Dr John Fisher Monday, 07 November 2016

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The North East London Astronomical Society will be showing a selection of astronomical films – including one about Einstein's theory of gravity – at Wanstead House this month. Dr John Fisher helps to bring you up to speed on Einstein's work, which was published in 1915 and is still the currently accepted description of gravitation in modern physics

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Worth the honey?

Written by Eric Beaumont Friday, 04 November 2016

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Eric Beaumont is chairman of the Epping Forest Beekeepers' Association, which runs an apiary in Wanstead. Ahead of a talk for the Wanstead Park Women's Club, Eric offers a glimpse into a difficult hobby

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