Features

William Morris

Written by Christine Fairfax Saturday, 04 June 2011

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William Morris (24 March 1834 - 3 October 1896) eventually developed into a designer, poet and idealistic socialist of enormous influence. But how many residents realise that he drew his earliest inspiration from our locality? Ahead of a Wanstead & Woodford WEA presentation at Wanstead Library this month, Christine Fairfax, a local art history enthusiast, investigates his life and times in the area

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Cooking with kids

Written by Janet Oliver Saturday, 04 June 2011

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We all try to provide healthy and balanced meals for our children, but they are not always appreciated by the young food critics. Janet Oliver, from local children's cookery school Scrumptious Pumpkin, offers advice for kids' tea time

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No trick questions

Written by the editor Monday, 02 May 2011

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Ahead of his appearance at Wanstead Library this month, trick shot master and former professional snooker player John Virgo answers a few quick fire questions about himself and his recently published biography of Alex 'Hurricane' Higgins. Interview by Lee Marquis

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Stories to tell

Written by the editor Monday, 02 May 2011

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He went to school with several members of The Beatles, was shot in the legs during the Nigerian Civil War and had an Iranian Fatwa issued against him. Former newsreader Peter Sissons will be telling some interesting stories at Wanstead Library this month as he discusses his autobiography, When One Door Closes. Interview by Lee Marquis

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Sunshine, pay the bills

Written by Ben Saunders Sunday, 03 April 2011

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Just under a year ago the Government introduced the feed-in energy tariffs, designed to encourage homeowners to use small scale renewable energy systems. Ben Saunders of SoGoSolar explains the benefits of installing one such system – solar photovoltaic (PV) panels

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Meet Larry Lamb

Written by the editor Saturday, 02 April 2011

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Ahead of his appearance at Wanstead Library this month, Larry Lamb talks to the Wanstead Village Directory about his newly published autobiography, Mummy's Boy. Interview by Lee Marquis

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Taking the initiative

Written by Zoe Sprigings Monday, 07 February 2011

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The Wanstead Transition Initiative is one of thousands of Transition groups all over the world. Local resident Zoe Sprigings offers her own perspective on the project and the opportunities available for the town – and world – in which we live

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Uncovering Wanstead Park

Written by Laura Lawson Saturday, 05 February 2011

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With Wanstead Park on the English Heritage At Risk Register and with many of the park's key features overgrown by shrubs and bushes, Laura Lawson, Projects Officer for the City of London, explains the plans being developed to restore and revitalise the park

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Wanstead Library: the next chapter

Written by Steve Roberts Saturday, 05 February 2011

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Wanstead Library reopened at the end of January, following six weeks of closure for the installation of new equipment. Steve Roberts, from Axiell – the company behind the new systems – explains the benefits

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This year I will...

Written by Nikolaos Souvlakis and Sofia Farsati Monday, 03 January 2011

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The start of a New Year empowers us to abandon bad habits and adopt more healthy routines. However, by the end of January we often find it is difficult to keep our goals; we are discouraged and go back to our familiar patterns. Nikolaos Souvlakis and Sofia Farsati, of Wanstead based Noesis Psychotherapy Practice, offer their tips for making your resolutions a reality

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