Wanstead and Woodford

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Large crowds gathered at Wanstead's war memorial on Saturday lunchtime as the town came together to mark Remembrance Sunday with a poignant memorial service.

A Wanstead Wetherspoons may be forced to get rid of its betting machines after staff there repeatedly failed to stop children from using them despite previous warnings from the police.

Art students were treated to a surprise masterclass from artist and print master Stanley Jones MBE while on a school trip.

A Hainault teenager who has received a scout award for twinning toilets and raising £800 for charity is our Recorder/Rotary Young Citizen nominee this week.

More than £1.3million of taxpayer cash was spent on consultants to advise Redbridge Council on major building works in 2017/18.

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

An armed robber threatened a staff member with a handgun before making off with cash at a bank in Wanstead yesterday morning (Thursday, November 7).

Tube stations across Redbridge suffered unplanned closures eight times between New Year's Day 2018 and the end of July this year, new figures released by Transport for London have revealed.

Redbridge will host six wreath-laying events this weekend. Here we list where and when each of them will take place.

A choir that received seed money from mayor of London Sadiq Khan put their practice to good use by harmonising for the homeless and will be performing for a children's hospice at the end of this month.

Transport for London has defended its decision to cut Central line services between Woodford and Hainault next year - despite more than 8,400 people signing a petition against the move.

A South Woodford asylum seeker centre has been praised by Lord Levy, the recently retired President of Volunteering Matters.

The Recorder takes a look at the history of some of the area's most famous estates and manor houses and how they impacted the area's place names

The star-studded cast of Sleeping Beauty show talked to the Recorder this week about all the panto fun they have planned for Christmas at the Kenneth More Theatre.

Ilford firefighters rescued an agile dog who managed to climb to the top of a 20ft tree in Wanstead Park on Friday, October 25.

Vets at Ilford's PDSA pet clinic were finally able to get to the bottom of a lucky cat's paw problems... After they discovered the poor pet had punctured his pad with a pin.

Citizens Advice Redbridge is set to unveil a radical change to its services tomorrow (Friday, November 1).

More than 2,400 people have signed a petition calling on TfL not to go ahead with planned "Central line improvement" works that would see services between Woodford and Hainault reduced significantly from January next year.

Five neighbourhoods in Redbridge are among the 20pc most "deprived" in the country, according to government figures.

A young man was shot dead by mistake in a "ruthless and planned attack" as part of a bloody turf war by rival youths, a court has heard.

A Woodford Green man raced to become the top fundraiser for the charity that saved his dad's life.

Adventure playground Elhap in Woodford Green has won a London-wide award.

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

Today we have been given confirmation that the proposal to hold a festival on Wanstead Flats has been withdrawn.

The story of a Hornchurch terrier suffering from a ruptured abscess is one of many reasons why Redbridge vets are calling for tougher laws on the sale of fireworks.

Developers have submitted a fresh planning application to demolish a former GP surgery in Woodford Green and replace it with nine flats.

A charity is appealing for information after its month-old mobile library for homeless communities was stolen from outside Wanstead Quaker Meeting House.

Residents are invited to a public meeting to discuss anti-social behaviour and drug-related crime in South Woodford.

Up to 300 new homes could be built in Seven Kings as part of the council's plans for a community hub and new GP surgery.

Parcel postboxes have been unveiled in locations across east London, including Ilford and Woodford Green.

Police are urgently appealing for the public's help in finding a 45-year-old Wanstead woman who has now been missing for a week.

A serial burglar operating out of secret workshops in Woodford Green and Brentwood has been ordered to pay Lord Sugar more than £170,000 in compensation after targeting his Chigwell home during a £1.2 million crime spree.

Plans to host a festival for up to 50,000 music lovers on Wanstead Flats have been withdrawn by the organisers.

South Woodford residents are calling for traffic calming measures after two speeding cars "smashed" into a mum-to-be while she was putting her son in his car seat.

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

Admissions to Downshall Primary School could be cut and limits on the number of disadvantaged children admitted to grammar schools could be scrapped under policy changes proposed by Redbridge Council.

Three members of an organised crime gang operating brothels in east London using women trafficked into the UK have been jailed for a total of 24 years.

The owner of a Wanstead convenience store has been fined £200 after failing to show he was disposing of his waste legally.

A rugby group has received an award from the Mayor of London for its work putting on coaching sessions for children at two schools in Redbridge.

To celebrate Grandparents' Day, Jewish Care is shining a light on a "wonderful" 85-year-old volunteer.

Seven hundred former pupils returned to Woodford County High School last week to celebrate its centenary.

An animal lover and former social worker from South Woodford will be honoured for her outstanding dedication to rescuing sick and injured street dogs in Sri Lanka.

Woodford Green parents believe a resident has employed a private parking enforcement company to issue fines to parents and school staff.

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

A gang of county lines drug dealers from across east London have been brought to justice after they were found guilty of transporting Class A drugs from London to Exeter - often using coerced children as drug mules while bragging about their illegal lifestyles on Snapchat.


The weekday routine of most working parents needs to run like clockwork but often resembles a circus. If that routine involves any under 5s, you may need all the help you can get.

Defence classes for children such as Krav Maga are fun, healthy activities that can reduce the risk of bullying, build self-confidence and teach discipline

It's the debate fans across the UK are discussing - so where better to find out more about the iconic burger than behind the scenes in a local McDonald's restaurant?

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