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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

As the brass band played the haunting notes of the Last Post, residents may have been in South Woodford but they were transported to every field, trench and combat zone where military personnel fought for the country’s freedoms.

On a cold, crisp Sunday morning, armed forces, dignitaries, residents and religious leaders came together to remember those who gave their lives for the country.

Crowds gathered around Wanstead War Memorial on Sunday, November 12, to remember those who fought and died in war.

A Polish pilot who flew out of RAF Fairlop during the Second World War was given a special mention at the Fairlop Waters Remembrance service on Saturday, November 11.

After a £20,000 refurbishment, a pizza and pasta restaurant is reopening its doors to the public.

After months of building work, a new school learning room with an outside Japanese-inspired water feature has been opened in Ilford.

Little ones limbered up to take part in a circuit exercise class for charity.

Football mad youngsters at Snaresbrook Primary School were delighted by a visit from the official Premier League trophy yesterday.

The sound and vibrations of African drums filled every corner of a school in Barkingside last week.

Good Morning Britain presenters Ben Shephard, Kate Garraway and Richard Arnold let their hair down last night, Thursday, October 5, at the Haven House Children’s Hospice Autumn Ball at the London Marriott Hotel in Park Lane.

The death knell may have rung for long summer evenings but your mood needn’t be dark.

A dad from Ilford has taken on oar-some challenge – paddling a canoe 130 miles to raise money for Stand Up To Cancer.

A Seven Kings gardener got in touch with the Recorder to share his bloomin’ great sunflowers this week.

Return of Wanstead art trail

Wednesday, September 13, 2017

The eighth annual Art Trail Wanstead – the borough’s biggest visual art event – is showcasing the work of up to 150 artists at 50 venues.

Budding young firefighters got the chance to try on equipment and slide down a pole at a fire station open day.

Science professor Lord Robert Winston, instantly recognisable to TV viewers for his programmes Child of Our Time and The Human Body, held more than 350 students wrapt as he gave a lecture at Oaks Park High School on Monday, September 11.

Children at a Barkingside nursery took part in a special fundraising expedition for Barnardo’s with some inspiration from one of the Teletubbies.

Neighbours marked the end of the school summer holidays with a sun-soaked street party.

A park was filled with fun and laughter this weekend as hundreds of people turned out to celebrate Eid al-Adha.

A Woodford Green care home has started using animals and birds as part of therapy for its elderly residents.

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