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In the third of a series of articles by Refugee Welcome Wanstead – a community group planning to welcome a Syrian refugee family to the area – Eleanor Taylor reports on

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Signs of the times

Local resident Lorna Paterson is establishing a series of sign language bubbles in Wanstead to help people learn – and share – the skills for this important form of communication


Testing times

With reports of a lack of blood testing services operating in Redbridge, Nat Cato from Healthwatch Redbridge offers an overview of the options available to Wanstead residents

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Swan lakes

In the third of a series of articles celebrating the swans that reside on the lakes of Wanstead Park and Wanstead Flats, Tracey Adebowale-Jones explains why flight training could have