Features

National Citizen Service

Written by Rebecca Sear Tuesday, 27 December 2011

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Next summer, 16-year-olds from Wanstead and the wider Redbridge area will benefit from 150 free places on the National Citizen Service (NCS) programme. Rebecca Sear from JLGB, a national youth organisation and NCS provider, reports

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University of later life

Written by Karen Laverock Saturday, 03 December 2011

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There are no age restrictions when it comes to learning, explains Karen Laverock, Chairman of a new local branch of the University of the Third Age (U3A), which launches in the New Year

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Walking to health

Written by Paul Turner Friday, 02 December 2011

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Last year a group of patients from Wanstead Place Surgery decided to form a local walking club. One year on the group leader, Paul Turner, explains the health and social benefits that walking can bring

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Discovering Dickens

Written by Lucinda Dickens Hawksley Thursday, 01 December 2011

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Few people know about Charles Dickens the campaigning journalist, Dickens the celebrated actor or Dickens the amateur detective. These are all things highlighted in a new book by his great-great-great-granddaughter, Lucinda Dickens Hawksley, who will be discussing the life and times of her distant relative at Wanstead Library this month

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Caring for Wanstead

Written by Jason Hesse Thursday, 01 December 2011

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Cambridge Nursing Home in Wanstead is set to become a community hub following a radical transformation. Jason Hesse reports

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Wanstead: good with science

Written by Dr John Fisher Wednesday, 30 November 2011

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Most people walk past the Co-op in Wanstead and barely give it a second glance, yet on that site there once stood a modest house in which a series of observations were made which transformed the worldview of modern science. Dr John Fisher, curator of an astronomy exhibition currently on show at The Temple in Wanstead Park, outlines the work of a local unsung hero of science

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Santa Claus is coming to town

Written by Claire Trevethan Tuesday, 29 November 2011

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Wanstead couple Joe and Ros Toller are just two of a cast of thousands of Santas who will be running at the annual DoItforCharity Santa Run in Greenwich Park this coming weekend. Claire Trevethan, from the Children's Cancer Recovery Project, tells their story

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The Meljon Singers

Written by Danielle John Monday, 28 November 2011

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The Meljon Singers, explains Danielle John, are a 30-strong chamber choir with a wide ranging repertoire who perform largely in east London, south-east Essex, central London... and Italy.

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Allotment life

Written by Paul Donovan Saturday, 29 October 2011

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Gemma and Sandy Sanderson have created their own oasis at the Redbridge Lane West allotments. Paul Donovan, a member of the Wanstead Transition Initiative, meets them

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Winter ducks

Written by Jonathan Lethbridge Friday, 28 October 2011

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Jonathan Lethbridge provides a guide to the species of duck that migrate from their breeding grounds further north to spend the winter months in our comparatively mild climate

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