shadowBecause of the site’s elevation, campaigners say a six-storey block will tower above neighbouring houses

Real Snaresbrook

Liz Calvert is one of many residents who will be living in the shadow of the blocks of flats proposed for Snaresbrook Station car park. The Real Snaresbrook campaign believes the community deserves better

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All hands on deck

Participating in an art workshop can complete an ideal leisure day, as young Wanstead Festival visitors discovered last month. Art Group Wanstead’s Donna Mizzi reports on the organisation’s “Hands On” project

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local focus

James Ball was one of the winners in the Wren Wildlife Group’s photography competition, announced in Wanstead last month as part of their 50th-anniversary celebrations. Here, the estate agent explains the development of his interest in photography and local wildlife



We live in a world of regulation where you need a piece of paper to tell you that you have complied with a regulation, says Derek Inkpin from local solicitors Wiseman Lee


A lot to lose

In the 15th of a series of articles by plot holders at Redbridge Lane West allotments – which are under threat from the adjacent gas works – Sally Parker recalls how she first discovered the site