Features

Reading Guides

Written by Heron Ranger Unit, Wanstead Monday, 06 May 2013

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In August, a group of 20 local Girl Guides and three leaders will be travelling to Africa to inspire young children to read with The Book Bus charity. Heron Ranger Unit, Wanstead discuss their preparations

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Two gun Cohen

Written by Spencer Simmons Sunday, 05 May 2013

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Morris Cohen, the inspiration behind The General Dies at Dawn starring Gary Cooper, will be the subject of a Wanstead Players production at the Kenneth More Theatre this month, directed by Spencer Simmons

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A special award

Written by Christine Twomey Sunday, 05 May 2013

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Wanstead resident Christine Twomey is the director of nursing at Haven House Children's Hospice. Here she explains the work that led to her victory at the recent Young Epilepsy Champion Awards 2013

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Finding Rory

Written by Robert Leversuch Sunday, 28 April 2013

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In a search for the next Rory McIlroy, Wanstead Golf Club are looking to encourage more youngsters to take up the sport, which is now more accessible than ever before, says Robert Leversuch

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The owners of Wanstead Park 1549–1578

Written by Richard Arnopp Saturday, 13 April 2013

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In the fourth of a series of monthly articles looking at the owners of Wanstead Park through history, Friends of Wanstead Parklands member Richard Arnopp continues the story of Richard Rich, and tells of the great events which unfolded there in his time

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Dubai and beyond

Written by Mark Haughton Friday, 12 April 2013

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There's more to Dubai than skyscrapers and luxury hotels, says local travel agent Mark Haughton of Escape Worldwide. The city also acts as a hub for destinations across the Indian Ocean and beyond

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Protect the realm

Written by Beverley Browne Thursday, 11 April 2013

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Beverley Browne, head of the probate department at local solicitors Wiseman Lee, outlines the benefits of taking the time to ensure you have a Will in place that reflects your true wishes

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Clearing the air

Written by Kate Meakin Wednesday, 10 April 2013

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Kate Meakin from Sustrans, a sustainable transport charity, explains why Wanstead needs cleaner air and how a new initiative funded by the Mayor of London is championing the cause

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Stroll through time

Written by Gerard Greene Tuesday, 09 April 2013

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A new exhibition exploring 500 years of gardens, parks and open spaces in the borough opened at Redbridge Museum last month. Museum Manager Gerard Greene walks us through the history

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Raised and replaced

Written by Michelle Elkins Monday, 08 April 2013

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An ambitious campaign to generate thousands of pounds in order to literally raise the roof of a much-loved church in Wanstead is almost at an end. Michelle Elkins explains the final push for funds

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