Wanstead and Woodford

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An eight-year-old girl has won a national award for her short story, The Mum with the Toxic Bum.

A prize-winning 12-year-old chess wizard from South Woodford is encouraging his peers to put down their computer games and try their luck at becoming grandmasters.

Traffic came to a standstill after a black cab collided with a car in Woodford Green.

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

Wanstead actress Charlotte Knowles has appeared as a waitress in the latest series of Channel 4 TV show First Dates, and is hosting her own speed dating event in a few weeks, here she has shared her thoughts on the borough.

Plans to change the constitution of the borough have been unveiled to streamline the planning process and minimise the chance of councillors falling asleep during meetings.

Residents who need to use benefits will only be able to apply online.

Six police officers descended upon a Wanstead restaurant following reports of a bomb which turned out to be bread.

Across the globe, tributes are being paid to an eight-year-old Woodford Green girl who has sadly passed away after battling an incurable brain tumour for more than two years.

A cordon was put in place outside of South Woodford tube station on Saturday morning.

Children enjoyed a picnic in the sunshine in a big marquee outside the school along with activities including a magician, drama and creative workshops and a steel band.

Commuters are facing disruption on the Central and District lines this evening due to two separate signal failures.

A man was taken to hospital after two cars and a motorbike collided in a busy road in Woodford Green.

Officers were called to reports of a shooting in George Lane at the weekend.

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

The Windrush scandal has brought many uncomfortable things to light about the British government and the way it works.

Witnesses have described a heavy police presence outside the station.

Q&A: My Redbridge, Ros Southern

Friday, June 8, 2018

Ros Southern, a director of Redbridge Green Fair and a community engagement facilitator, shares her view of the borough

Wanstead will be included in Sadiq Khan’s extended London’s ultra-low emission zone (ULEZ), it has been revealed this morning (Friday).

Police have launched an urgent appeal to find a missing pensioner who it is believed could be in Wanstead or Newham.

Photographs of the hidden corners of the capital and countries near and far are being displayed at a galley run by a former photojournalist in Wanstead.

Christian and Jewish community members joined Muslim worshippers at a South Woodford mosque to share a meal at the end of a long day of Ramadan fasting.

Several hundred pounds is believed to have been taken from the safe of Holy Trinity Church in Hermon Hill just several days after after the funeral of former vicar Father Robert Hampson.

The South Woodford post office will be staying open!

A Wanstead man has appeared in court charged with the murder of Joseph Williams-Torres.

Haven House Children’s Hospice is holding a special 15th birthday summer fair next month in its Woodford Green grounds.

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

A Wanstead actress who is a waitress on Channel 4’s First Dates is hoping to bring love to the area with her own speed dating event.

A man who roamed the highways of South Woodford and Gants Hill attempting to steal cars at knifepoint has been jailed.

Twelve children at Glade Primary School, Clayhall, have produced an original song to feature on Unicef’s official website.

Children have been learning about the suffragettes and everything they did to fight for women’s right to vote at school for decades.

A father and son who stole burgled figurines and ceramic pottery belonging to the Mayor of Redbridge from outside a charity shop, feel “remorse” for their actions, a court heard.

This summer, children in Woodford Green will be able to join a new multi-activity holiday club launched by Sainsbury’s in partnership with ukactive.

A Snaresbrook resident is furious after paying fees to receive undelivered post which turned out to be Conservative campaign literature.

What’s happening in Redbridge this half-term?

More than five hundred people paid their last respects to a late South Woodford vicar who was at the heart of the community.

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

Redbridge Council has applied for a High Court interim injunction to ban travellers from settling in the borough.

An adventure playground in Woodford Green that is specially built for children and young people with disabilities has been chosen as the new Mayor of Redbridge’s nominated charity of the year.

The first 10k women’s Sparkle Walk raised more than £15,000 for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

A workout instructor raised £150 for charity with a Royal Wedding-themed exercise class.

An award-winning South Woodford restaurant has launched a cocktail masterclass.

The future ownership and use of an 18th century church in Wanstead - the borough’s only Grade I listed building - is currently under review.

More than 20 elderly residents enjoyed a day out in the country thanks to drivers from a Wanstead charity.

Patients should be finding it easier to get a doctor’s appointment due the extended hours being offered by GPs working in the Redbridge Clinical Commissioning Group.


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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