Wanstead and Woodford

Friday, August 23, 2019

A Woodford Green hospice has suffered a "devastating blow" after thieves stole cash and damaged property at its Romford charity store.

Bancroft's School in Woodford Green is celebrating another year of "excellent" performances at GCSE by its pupils.

Staff and students at Woodbridge High School are celebrating another record-breaking GCSE results day with their best ever haul.

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

The former Chingford and Woodford Green Labour candidate has entered the race to be the next MP for Ilford South.

A care home in Woodford Green has been told it Requires Improvement by health watchdogs after inspectors found breaches in relation to safe care and treatment.

East London residents can get fully immersed in the nationwide Agatha Christie week next month when Wanstead Library is transformed into the scene of a classic murdery mystery.

The chief executive of a healthcare organisation providing GPs and other services across east London has promised he will continue searching for innovative new ways to meet the challenges the area faces.

An inter-generation fun run is being held in Redbridge on August 26 to raise funds for the mayor's charities.

The producers of one of the plays at this year's Wanstead Fringe Festival have a role going spare suitable for a young Wanstead actor.

A pornographic clip showing a woman touching herself in front of Wanstead Lake has been slammed by a Redbridge councillor.

There were lots smiling faces today at Bancroft's School in Woodford Green as students collected their A-level results.

The headteacher of Woodbridge High School said he is "so proud" of the "excellent" A-level grades his students have achieved.

The director of Beal Sixth Form said he is "delighted" with the newly merged academy's first set of A-level results.

It has been another bumper year for results at Wanstead High School as the headteacher paid tribute to his students' hard work.

It's been another year of A-level success at Forest School in Wanstead.

This week's Recorder/Rotary Young Citizen nominees went the distance when they took part in a Race for Life and together raised more than £1,500 for charity.

An Only Way is Essex star won thousands of pounds for a Woodford Green disability charity.

An Ilford businessman feels lucky to be alive after a near-death experience on Saturday.

A woman remains in a "critical condition" after an incident in Gants Hill yesterday.

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

Police are appealing for witnesses to come forward after a man in his 60s was stabbed in Wanstead last night as he was robbed by a gang of four thugs.

A conservation group says a music festival at a wildlife haven has been given the go-ahead without a full understanding of the risk to rare species.

A Wanstead pensioner who was fined £150 for leaving a piece of cardboard on top of a paper bin while he was doing his recycling has said he will not pay it, even if it means he goes to prison.

Parents of children at Our Lady of Lourdes primary school had applied to the High Court for a judicial review against Brentwood Diocese, which oversees the administration of all Catholic schools in the area.

A young South Woodford church member who raised nearly £800 for a homeless day centre in Ilford after cycling 30 kilometres from Hertfordshire to London is this week's Young Citizen nominee.

Keys to the Kenneth More Theatre (KMT) were handed over to Redbridge Council's social arm yesterday (Monday, August 8).

A man was taken to hospital after suffering a head injury in South Woodford.

Business owners are hoping to permanently bring back a monthly market to South Woodford.

Residents in South Woodford are "enormously relieved" after plans to build a nine-storey tower block above a nursery were dropped by developers.

The noisiest section of the whole Underground is going to get an upgrade, much to the delight of commuters.

Architect and TV presenter George Clarke has criticised Redbridge Council's temporary accommodation for homeless families in South Woodford in his latest programme on council housing.

A new pay-as-you-go parking scheme is being "imposed" on residents and visitors, objectors said.

The borough might have to put up with increased noise in the evenings and weekends if London City Airport (LCA) is expanded.

A bearded dragon has been reunited with her owners after she was found by children in Ray Lodge Park - a month after she went missing.

Police have closed Wanstead Station after a person died on the tracks.

A new Argos store is opening in Sainsbury's South Woodford this week, creating 12 new jobs for the community.

A scout from Woodford Green has joined thousands of others from across the world for two weeks of activities in West Virginia, North America.

Emergency services were called to Woodford Green this afternoon after a woman was hit by a car.

Lots of different species of wildlife frequent parks and green spaces in Redbridge, but this variety is probably less common.

Redbridge Council has given a residents group £12,000 to buy two clocks for Chadwell Heath Station.

Green areas in Wanstead are being left to grow wild as residents look to boost biodiversity and attract different types of wildlife.

MPs in the borough have reacted to the news that Boris Johnson has won the Tory leadership contest, making him the new prime minister.

Police were called to reports of a man acting suspiciously at Woodford Mosque in South Woodford yesterday (Sunday, July 21).

Residents in Chadwell Heath have big plans to regenerate the area in and around the train station to mark the arrival of the Elizabeth Line.


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?

The Exchange in Ilford has added a state-of-the-art, Savannah-themed play area, with hand painted animal sculptures, to its brand new family zone, designed by American creative agency Playtime

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