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A lot to lose

In the 11th of a series of articles by plot holders at Redbridge Lane West allotments – which are under threat from the adjacent gas works – Margaret de Jong reflects on 25 years of memories at the site


Unsafe as houses

Derek Inkpin from local solicitors Wiseman Lee talks about fraudulent property transactions and the work that needs to be done to protect us from dishonest operators


Coming to Wanstead

Following numerous messages of support for the author of last month’s welcome address, we invited Oleksandra Vietrova to tell us more about her move from Ukraine to Wanstead

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Our precious stones

Wanstead Park has been described as the jewel in east London’s crown. In the second of a series of articles documenting restoration work on the park’s 18th-century Grotto – a gem in its own right – John Sharpe of the Friends of Wanstead Parklands reports on a royal visit. Photo by Geoff Wilkinson


An author’s story

Caroline Moir will be discussing her debut novel Brockenspectre at Wanstead Library this month. Here, the author, teacher, stage manager and mother reflects on her journey into writing