Wanstead and Woodford


Sikhs and Hindus from Redbridge have been celebrating the historical and religious festival of Vaisakhi this week.

With the London marathon fast approaching, we profiled four brave runners from Redbridge raising money for some brilliant charities.

Former Ilford North MP Lee Scott launched his comeback yesterday by knocking on hundreds of doors in Woodford Green.

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A six-year-old girl, suffering a rare and incurable brain tumour, has flown to Mexico with her family for pioneering treatment, in the hope it will save her life.

Tory MP for Woodford Green Iain Duncan Smith has backed Theresa May’s call for an early general election, saying “she has made the right choice”.

Visualising an opera performance, it’s likely you’ll conjure up magnificent domed halls boasting gilded balconies, plush red curtains, opulent painted ceilings.

Gun-related offences have risen across the borough according to official statistics released on Wednesday.

A 56-year-old man attacked a dental nurse and hurled racist abuse at a receptionist because he was unhappy with his treatment before going on to threaten the practice manager to drop the charges.

A councillor has said she is worried about her family’s health after it was revealed that eight nurseries in Redbridge are within 150metres of roads that break the legal pollution limit.

A 56-year-old Woodford Green man attacked a dental nurse and hurled racist abuse at a receptionist after he was unhappy with his dental treatment, a court has heard.

Transport for London (TfL) is going to rerail a section of the Central line between Wanstead and Leytonstone in a bid to stop a “deafening” screeching sound.

Have you ever watched a TV show and wished that you could be closer to the action?

A spectacular Sewa day saw 60 volunteers help make Redbridge a cleaner place.

A man had to be air lifted to hospital on Saturday following an accident involving a motorbike near Gants Hill roundabout.

Barkingside has long been a great place to enjoy a nice lunch at a cafe, but there has traditionally been a lack of diversity when it comes to restaurants.

It may feel like Christmas has only just been and gone, but with Easter soon upon us, here are some holiday highlights families can enjoy.

A bunch of the borough’s chattiest Jewish gentlemen met with Wes Streeting yesterday.

Residents and customers were rushed to safety on Saturday afternoon after a fire sparked by a deep fat fryer blazed through a popular restaurant.

A school in Woodford Green has been lauded with a human rights award, from a world renowned charity.

A group of excited schoolchildren and charity volunteers helped open a new supermarket store.

When Steve Richards left school at 16, without a clue as to what to do next, he had no idea what the future held for him.

Plans to redevelop a three-storey block of flats into a six-storey tower has angered and divided councillors and residents in equal measure.

If you want to avoid the daily game of sardines, better known at the morning commute then you may be living in the right borough.

Come along to our readers’ surgery tomorrow morning at Nice Croissant, in High Street, Wanstead, and chat to a reporter.

Police officers have launched an investigation after a staff member was repeatedly punched in the head by a group of teenagers at South Woodford station.

The friends of an “amazing” teenager who died on Friday have raised more than £10,000 in just four days to pay for his funeral.

Schoolchildren across the borough dress up in all shades of crimson, to raise money for charity on Red Nose Day.

The fight for cleaner air across South Woodford and Woodford Green received a boost on Sunday with the official launch of a new campaign.

An 11-year-old girl, who scaled a climbing wall 708 times for a muscular dystrophy charity – the height of Mount Everest, has been recognised by the Redbridge Mayor.

Passionate activists, high-flying youngsters and dedicated volunteers were honoured at the annual Mayor’s Community Awards last night.

The Central line has been part suspended between Woodford and Epping while Transport for London (TfL) deal with a trespasser on the track.

Come along to our readers’ surgery tomorrow morning at Nice Croissant, in High Street, Wanstead, and chat to a reporter.

Iain Duncan Smith has shared his experiences inside the Houses of Parliament as yesterday’s terror attack in Westminster was underway.

Redbridge’s Muslim leaders have widely condemned the Westminster terror attack believed to have been carried out by a lone Islamic extremist yesterday.

Redbridge MPs have all been declared safe, and are on lock down in Parliament, after a terrorist incident in Westminster this afternoon where four people have been killed.

The classroom was alive with shades of green as little ones took inspiration from the rolling hills of Eire for St Patrick’s day.

An ancient tale which has lost no fame over two millennia is to be given a modern twist by a cast of young performers.

A lengthy debate on changes to the structure of Redbridge Council saw opposition councillors accuse the administration of lacking transparency.

Residents should be on their guard after I was tipped off to a number of reports of fraudsters contacting people by phone, text or email about their council tax.

A seven-months pregnant mother has revealed the terrifying ordeal as she helplessly watched masked burglars trying to break into her home.

Ahead of a congratulatory card from the Queen arriving, family members flocked from afar to join in the big celebrations on Saturday.

Schoolchildren are being invited to become ‘Happy Helpers’ to raise enough money to pay for a day of care at Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Redbridge Council wants residents to help shape the future of the borough by putting forward ideas for the Your Street project.

Close to 100 years ago, a landmark day in British history dawned. Years of protests, hunger strikes, prison spells, even war work, finally led to the moment thousands of women were waiting for, namely their entry into the political system.

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