Features

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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Baby sensory's first birthday

Written by Nicola Archibald Monday, 03 January 2011

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Baby Sensory classes have been running in Wanstead for the past 12 months. With hundreds of babies already graduated from the programme, Nicola Archibald, leader of Baby Sensory in Wanstead, explains why baby development classes have such an essential part to play in the first year of a baby's life

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2011 and counting...

Written by Patrick McClelland Monday, 03 January 2011

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When money is not as plentiful as we would like and when the cost of living seems to keep rising, it's important to make some New Year's resolutions that will help to improve your financial situation. Wanstead based Independent Financial Adviser, Patrick McClelland, offers advice on controlling your finances in 2011

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Art on another level

Written by Donna Mizzi Monday, 03 January 2011

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Art lovers who live in this stretch of east London won't always need to head into town to see new works. They will be able to enjoy original art by visiting the Upstairs Gallery at The George, Wanstead. By Donna Mizzi

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