Wanstead and Woodford

Yesterday, 14:35

Beal High School’s Sixth Form is celebrating after eighteen students received straight A* and A grades.

A big well done to everyone at Bancroft’s School for another fantastic set of A-level results!

The new headteacher at Woodbridge High School is incredibly proud of the amazing results that students have achieved.

The results from the NHS GP Patient Survey have revealed what the best and worst surgeries in Redbridge are.

A woman suffered smoke inhalation and minor burns today after she tried to tackle a maisonette fire on her own in Woodford Green.

Sainsbury’s is trialling a summer holiday multi-sports camp in Redbridge, where children can play and eat a healthy lunch, all for £7.50 a day.

A Central line pervert has been banned from using the underground between 1am and 7am after sexually assaulting two sleeping men in separate incidents at Woodford and Hainault.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

The summer heatwave has been great – unless you’re a regular user of the Central line.

Wanstead’s frappucino aficiandos may be disappointed to find out the High Street branch of Starbucks is closing down.

From drumming to cooking and arts and crafts, children are taking part in a wide range of activities at a summer camp run by charity Jewish Care.

Ponds at a former beauty spot in Wanstead have started to dry up as a result of the heatwave.

From the lost Roman villa in Wanstead to the Iron Age camp in Ilford, grab your little ones and a sense of adventure and head on down to an interactive exhibition about the borough’s buildings past and present.

A burglar left his blood at the scene after he cut himself while smashing into the Co-op in South Woodford.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

This week’s Q&A is with Arfan Akram, who has played cricket for Wanstead Cricket club for more than 23 years, and his dad, Mohammed, is close friends with the newly elected prime minister of Pakistan, and world famous cricketer Imran Khan.

A Woodford Green man has been charged by police with taking part in a violent armed robbery in Kent that left the victim seriously injured.

A new housing development in Ilford, offering 37 affordable homes is scheduled to be completed by the end of summer.

A Woodford Green rapist who targeted a woman sleeping in the bedroom of her boyfriend’s Haringey home has been jailed for eight years.

More than a 100 residents took the opportunity to look over plans for the new Wanstead swimming pool and leisure complex which will be built on Redbridge Lane West.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

On September 14 I am organising an export event in partnership with the Department for International Trade’s Export Hub to visit Woodford Green.

Wanstead residents have been asked to close their windows due to smoke from a grass fire on Wanstead Flats.

A police officer from Wanstead who was accused of smashing a car windscreen in a viral video has been found not guilty.

The London Fire Brigade (LFB) has asked Redbridge Council to ban barbeques in public spaces after it was called out to 47 grass fires in the month of July in the borough alone.

A grandfather who was a longstanding member of the Woodford Green political community has died.

The designs for the new Wanstead swimming pool are about to be unveiled.

A Wanstead police officer accused of sawing and smashing his way through a suspect’s windscreen said he did what was necessary to protect himself, his colleagues and the public.

A Woodford Green pensioner found in possession of child pornography - who volunteered at a Jewish youth community centre - has been spared jail.

Just days after London’s biggest ever grass fire tore through Wanstead Flats, firefighters have sprung into action to tackle a third blaze on the grasslands in a little over a week.

A Wanstead police officer acted like a “bully in uniform” after sawing through a suspect’s car windscreen, a court has heard.

Seven fire engines and 75 firefighters were called to the blaze on Saturday evening.

Hundreds took part in music making and hip shaking at an international disability awareness event in Wanstead.

Special educational needsstudents from Redbridge’s New City College campus have officially opened a new cafe in Wanstead granting them priceless industry experience.

Andrew was opening the boot of his car when he heard a noise, turned around, and was sprayed in the face with acid. He has since been left with life-changing injuries.

Letters, contributions and comments sent in from Recorder readers this week.

Kim Judge, who has launched the Save the Valentine pub campaign, shares her love of the borough

Traffic is mounting on the A406 between Charlie Brown’s interchange and Redbridge flyover following a collision.

Around 100 homeless residents are set to find respite in South Woodford after a three-storey temporary housing scheme has been approved.

The new store will be opening next month.

Wanstead test centre is one of the hardest places to pass your driving test in the country.

Days after London’s biggest grass fire tore through the grasslands of Wanstead Flats, firefighters sprung into action to prevent a second blaze from taking hold.

Councillor Linda Huggett raised funds through a number of events over her 12 month period as mayor.

Stylish residents looking for a new summer wardrobe can now bag the latest trends and help a good cause at the same time.

Road closures have now been removed in the areas surrounding Wanstead Flats after a massive grass fire broke out last Sunday (July 15).


An Ilford shoe retailer and podiatry practice is taking the next step with a move to a new shop just a few doors down.

Redbridge estate agents Sandra Davidson answer the common questions homeowners have when it comes to selling their home, and reveals how you can make sure the sale is stress-free

Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

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