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Wanstead and Woodford

Fri, 17:21

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.

A former tank driver is about to embark on a new career as a cable jointer, being granted a post with UK Power Networks for National Apprentice Week.

Police are investigating after reports that four men, one allegedly wearing a red mask, tried to break into Woodford Green homes yesterday evening.

The NHS trust which serves Wanstead and Woodford is “letting down too many patients”, according to its chief executive.

Transport for London (TfL) has promised a full investigation into the derailment of an engineering train’s carriage, which is still causing severe delays on the Central line.

Commuters from Woodford Green, Wanstead and Gants Hill are suffering huge delays this morning after an empty train derailed at White City, in west London.

The chancellor’s reduction in tax breaks for self-employed people has been described as both tackling the “gig economy” and “anti aspiration” by Redbridge politicians.

Young readers had a blast this week after they were treated to a £300 shopping spree in an independent book store.

A mosque has suffered a set back in a long-running battle to expand after the national Planning Inspectorate denied its appeal this week.

A slip road entrance on to the A406 North Circular Road is closed at Waterworks Corner in South Woodford due to an overturned lorry.

The fight to save the George Lane Post Office is well underway after activist residents and MP Iain Duncan Smith took to the streets on Saturday.

A tiger was photographed in South Woodford on Thursday along with a caterpillar and a Gruffalo.

The organiser of a bridalwear charity fundraiser is already planning for her second after the ‘great success’ of her first event.

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary with a £100,000 burglary.

Hundreds of children in Redbridge are being exposed to levels of air pollution which could permanently damage their health.

There are surely not many careers more rewarding than nursing, the occupation of the compassionate, who devote much of their waking hours to caring for others, making the most monumental difference to so many lives.

A new dance class has started for children with Down’s syndrome, and after the first lesson it is already almost full.

Regression therapist Nicolas Aujula, held a session in South Woodford, taking residents back in time on a journey into their past lives.

A mother whose son suffers from one of the rarest diseases in the world is raising awareness of the family’s struggles for Rare Disease Day.

With deadly combat skills and an aura oozing masculinity Ant Middleton is a dangerous combination to behold (and that is just from Google images).

Mini Einsteins from schools across Redbridge and beyond took part in a special science competition at Forest School, in Snaresbrook.

Barts Health NHS Trust wants to completely overhaul Whipps Cross Hospital, and renovate its ageing buildings and sprawling layout.

Heavy traffic on the M11 southbound, A406 southbound from South Woodford, A12 westbound, and minor delays on the Central Line.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

A “team of people” have been scoping houses in South Woodford and earmarking them for burglary with white chalk, according to head of Redbridge Neighbourhood Watch.

From the dusty plains of New Mexico to the snow-kissed mountains in Canada, a South Woodford man is walking 3,000 miles to raise money for a mental health charity.

A business owner has called for something to be done to prevent a fast-food chain “killing” the high street.

The fun didn’t stop for 75 children at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre’s half term day camp last week.

My nieces and I stood in total disbelief when my mum said she was not making Sunday dinner.

She did her driving test in Wanstead first time round, but now that it has been named the hardest area in the UK can reporter

Commuters are facing big delays this morning as Tube workers continue strike action.

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