Wanstead and Woodford

Yesterday, 17:27

A cyclist who suffered a fractured shoulder alleges that a bus driver hit him on purpose in a road rage incident in South Woodford and TfL is investigating it.

A 21-year-old has been charged following reports of a series of seual assualts in Wanstead

Police are appealing to the public for information about a series of linked sexual assaults in Wanstead.

The Police Commissioner has paid tribute to a serving officer killed in a motorcycle crash on his way to work.

Cows tracked using satellite technology are being released into a park after a 150 year-long absence of cattle grazing.

Tributes have been paid to a police officer killed in a motorbike crash on his way to work.

A Woodford Green resident is encouraging everyone to know the signs of meningitis after her best friend died from the disease in her first week at university.

Redbridge Council has warned the owners of a restaurant and bar in Woodford Green that was failing to comply with social distancing guidelines.

Hundreds of homes are in danger of being flooded with sewage if a project to control the River Roding is not funded.

A pen pal project set up during lockdown to connect members of the Jewish community has uncovered a pair of Redbridge relatives.

The winners of the Mayor of Redbridge’s Community Awards have been revealed highlighting the stars of the borough who go out of their way to help others.

After the death of his mum, a Woodford County High School teacher walked the length of 12 Tube lines in 12 days - more than 350 miles - to raise money for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Video Building collapses in South Woodford

Thursday, September 10, 2020

A building in South Woodford collapsed but there were no reports of any injuries.

A subway used by parents and children to get to Snaresbrook Primary School has been cleared after it was flooded for weeks.

Three bikes were stolen from a Wanstead charity which refurbishes donated bicycles to raise money for Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Patients in Redbridge are facing waiting times of more than two months to get blood tests, delaying treatment and medication.

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

Redbridge Council plans to become much stricter about alcohol licences in Ilford Lane in response to anti-social behaviour and residents’ complaints.

A teacher in Wanstead has taken on the Ration Challenge to understand just how little food Syrian refugees live on and to raise money to support them.

Some rush hour buses are set to become school-only services in a bid to maintain social distancing as youngsters return to the classrooms,

Wanstead Climate Action will hold a day of action next weekend as part of a campaign for better air quality in the borough.

Locations across Redbridge are among those included in this year’s Open House London.

Haven House Children’s Hospice, Woodford Green, is encouraging people to complete a virtual fundraising event - The 24/7 Challenge, which represents the time and attention it puts into caring for seriously ill children.

A factory fire in South Woodford is believed to have been caused by hot embers from the incinerator igniting the blaze.

Charity runners who can no longer participate in October’s London Marathon are being encouraged to join running club Sikhs in the City for a socially distanced marathon.

Around 60 firefighters attended a factory blaze in South Woodford.

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

Detectives are appealing for witnesses after four men were stabbed during a fight outside a nightclub. Two men from Redbridge were part of a group who were arrested.

Three brothers in South Woodford held a competition to measure the tallest and widest sunflowers grown from the seedlings the boys had given to 50 of their neighbours in May to cheer them up during lockdown.

The government has made a U-turn on its A-levels and GCSEs grading system after critics called it “unfair” and likened it to “a postcode lottery”.

Tenants in a temporary housing block are being contacted by the council after temperatures inside homes reached a sweltering 36 degrees last week, with no way of opening the windows.

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

Three boys in South Woodford gave out 50 sunflower plants to their neighbours to mark Mental Health Awareness Week and Eid and are holding a competition to see who has the tallest flower.

Two separate fires at Wanstead Flats damaged up to three hectares of grass and shrubland.

A hospice chief executive is taking part in a walk from John O’Groats to Land’s End in a bid to raise a six-figure sum for the charity.

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

A temporary mortuary built on a beauty spot at the height of the coronavirus pandemic has been removed and will give way to a new wildflower habitat.

A barber has been fined £100 for placing two chairs outside his shop so elderly customers could wait while social distancing.

Children and young people across Redbridge got creative as part of a competition expressing their life under coronavirus lockdown.

A Woodford Green care home has created an outdoor visiting area to allow its residents to see family and friends once again.

The new normal has been Drew Davies’ for some time.

A cyclist who was trapped under a car in an accident in Woodford Green was saved by the quick action of the first people on the scene who lifted the vehicle off him.

Hyper realist South Woodford artist Kelvin Okafor has launched a new exhibition in central London’s Oxford Street in support of the Black Lives Matter (BLM) movement.

A group of parents have transformed a fallen oak tree in a South Woodford park into a carved dragon.


For the past six months, employers and employees have been adapting to ways of working from home. The green light has now been given to many people to go back to offices safely. From flexible hours and staggered starting times to deep cleaning, we’re getting ready for new ways of working.

School’s in for summer – and beyond – with health experts agreeing that pupils safely returning to their studies is “positively” the right thing to do. It’s vital for all children’s welfare, not just in terms of students’ future education but also mental and physical well-being, as well as social interaction of classmates.

Ever been to a restaurant or shop and wondered what a dry aged steak was – and why it came with a higher price tag than fresh meat?

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