IMG_2664Patient participation group members picketed outside NHS North East London’s Integrated Care Board HQ last month

Medical Emergency

In the second of a series of articles charting the challenges facing Aldersbrook Medical Centre, Paul Wildish from the patient participation group explains the fight to maintain the same level


Loving mothers

An emotional wellbeing antenatal course will launch in Wanstead this month. Here, Milli Richards and Gemma Capocci from We are Motherly Love offer some tips for pregnancy and beyond


The Lord Shamash

Local solicitors Edwards Duthie Shamash is delighted to announce that Gerald Shamash, a partner in the firm, has become a member of the House of Lords, having been made a


Fence defence

Skylarks successfully bred on Wanstead Flats last year, helped by temporary fencing to prevent disturbance to these ground-nesting birds. Please respect the fence again this year, says Mary Holden


Listen and learn

In the 38th of a series of articles, David Bird from the Redbridge Music Society introduces local pianist Yuki Negishi, who will be performing at Wanstead Library this month

Camp-Fire-v2Camping with CHAOS

Organising CHAOS

Ahead of a fundraiser for Wanstead-based children’s charity CHAOS, co-founder Norman Haynes reflects on the organisation’s beginnings and explains how the money raised will be put to good use


Park Life

In the 10th of a series of articles featuring the images of local photographers who document the wildlife of Wanstead Park and the surrounding area, Mark O’Dell presents his shot of


Checking in

The public inquiry into London City Airport’s expansion plans ended last month. As we await a government decision on the plans, Councillor Jo Blackman explains her contribution to the proceedings


Making Ill will

Disputes concerning wills and inheritance can be tricky and sensitive, and the courts have jurisdiction to make changes, says Kavita Rana from local solicitors Edwards Duthie Shamash

65cc030e-c88d-4f37-b557-689a8f52a128Gillian Merron as a sixth form student

The high life

In the fifth of a series of articles to mark Wanstead High School’s 100th anniversary, former student Baroness Gillian Merron (class of 1977) reflects on her memories and a pathway

cottage-1Painting by Lady Anne Rushout of Grove Cottage, circa 1830

Well preserved

Rosemary Walker looks at the history of the Wanstead Grove Conservation Area and encourages residents to take part in Redbridge Council’s appraisal and management plan consultation