Features

Charity begins in Wanstead

Written by Scott Wilding Wednesday, 04 April 2012

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Following The Wanstead Society's recent conversion to Small Charity status, chairman Scott Wilding outlines the group's 15 year history and encourages local residents to be a part of their future

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Sweet memories

Written by Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi Tuesday, 03 April 2012

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A new book lifts the lid on life as a sugar girl at Tate & Lyle's factories in the 1940s and 1950s. Authors Duncan Barrett and Nuala Calvi give a taster ahead of their book talk at Wanstead Library this month

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Do you want advice, or something useful?

Written by Sue Rowan Monday, 02 April 2012

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Sue Rowan explains how she approaches her work as a life coach in a society that is full of people ready to offer unwanted advice

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The invasion has begun...

Written by Tim Harris Monday, 02 April 2012

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Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group member Tim Harris, who will be leading a migrant bird walk on Wanstead Flats this month, explains where you should be looking to spot our seasonal visitors

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Running the relay

Written by Luke Williams Friday, 30 March 2012

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Dubbed 'Lukain Bolt' by his gym buddies, Luke Williams, a teacher from Wanstead, is one of almost 8,000 inspiring people announced as torchbearers for the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay

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Nature and nurture

Written by Gill James and Paul Ferris Tuesday, 06 March 2012

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Wanstead Nature Club organiser Gill James explains what is in store for youngsters keen to learn more about the local environment, while Paul Ferris presents a selection of his wildlife photos depicting species to be found on Wanstead Flats in the coming months

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Top of the class

Written by Gillian Haddon Monday, 05 March 2012

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Following the recent publication of a glowing Independent Schools Inspectorate report into Braeside School, head teacher Gillian Haddon explains why she champions single-sex education

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An operatic vision

Written by Anny Wortley-Millek Sunday, 04 March 2012

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Vision Voices Community Opera is a Leyton-based opera group seeking to change the common perception that opera is old fashioned and elitist. Group member Anny Wortley-Millek reports

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Wanstead's Roman villa - what was it?

Written by Richard Arnopp Saturday, 03 March 2012

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In the previous article in this series, Wanstead Parklands Community Project (WPCP) member Richard Arnopp discussed the clues as to where Wanstead's Roman villa may have stood. This month, Richard studies the evidence for what kind of building it might have been

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Taking on a major project

Written by Donna Mizzi Friday, 02 March 2012

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Donna Mizzi explains why the Snaresbrook Arts Project (SAP) urgently needs to raise its profile in order to continue using art as a way to train and employ adults with learning difficulties

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