Wanstead and Woodford

Yesterday, 15:00

To fight coronavirus lockdown blues, a Woodford Green councillor is calling on chess players young and old, expert and beginner, to join the Redbridge Lockdown Chess Club.

Police were called to the Woodford Green Sainsbury’s shop in the early hours this morning to reports of a ram raid.

While school is shut a Woodford Green teacher is doing his part to make up for PPE shortages by building visors for NHS staff using the school’s 3D printer.

Despite the coronavirus lockdown the Wanstead farmers market went ahead yesterday and was only shut down an hour before closing.

Friends and colleagues of former Fairlop councillor Brian Lambert have paid tribute after he died of coronavirus.

A Woodford Green man appeared in court charged with firearms and drugs offences.

A makeshift morgue is being built on Wanstead Flats.

Four fire engines and around 25 firefighters were called to a basement fire in a nursery in Wanstead this morning.

Two Redbridge Catholic primary schools have put off deciding whether to become academies until after the coronavirus lockdown ends.

A 32-year-old man was stabbed in the back on Sunday afternoon in Woodford Green and police are appealing for information to help find two men suspected to be involved.

A Woodford Green band aren’t letting coronavirus lockdown stop them from getting their music out.

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

A Woodford Green charity saving disabled dogs is urgently calling for donations after seeing a drop in visitors to its shop following the coronavirus outbreak.

Haven House Children’s Hospice is appealing for help as it expects to lose more than £500,000 in vital funding during the coronavirus crisis.

Do you have a support group or organisation in Redbridge which is helping those in need during the coronavirus pandemic? Email reporter and we will update the directory.

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The chief executive of a children’s hospice in Woodford Green has admitted the charity needs community support “more than ever” as it faces an expected decline of income in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.

Five teenagers have been summonsed to court to answer two charges of robbery apiece at Basildon Youth Crown Court.

Figures released by the National Office of Statistics has revealed Redbridge’s areas of highest income.

A service marking International Women’s Day was held at a synagogue in South Woodford.

A children’s ensemble made up of pupils at two schools in South Woodford and East Ham has been nominated for a prestigious stage award.

Wildflowers were planted in Wanstead as part of an initiative to improve biodiversity.

Volunteers in Wanstead are raising money to help re-settle a refugee family made homeless by the war in Syria.

A series of events is taking place across Redbridge inviting children to celebrate playwright William Shakespeare.

A 26-year-old man was hospitalised in a road rage incident in Woodford Green and police want to speak to the owner of a vehicle who was involved.

Faith leaders and friends expressed tributes to one of the founders of the Redbridge Faith Forum who died last week.

A GP practice group that runs clinics in Woodford Green and Clayhall has once again been rated Good by health inspectors.

Students at a Woodford Green high school were rewarded for raising a literal truck load of donations to support a homeless charity.

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan praised the work of a Woodford Green charity at a City Hall reception.

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

A group of artists are undertaking a community storytelling project to find the common thread among the diverse people of Redbridge.

A Woodford Green park has re-opened after being closed yesterday in the “interest of public safety”.

A park in Woodford Green has been closed until further notice “in the interest of public safety”.

Redbridge residents are being encouraged to clean up the borough as part of an initiative this spring.

The winning candidates elected by Redbridge to the UK Youth Parliament haved pledged to tackle knife crime and environmental issues after more young people than ever before cast their votes.

Work starts this week in a bid to reduce noise on the Central line between Wanstead and Leytonstone.

Two people suffered injuries in an early morning car crash in Wanstead yesterday (Sunday, February 23) that saw the driver of one vehicle flee the scene before police arrived.

A fly-tipper who illegally dumped the contents of an entire garage ended up nearly £2,000 out of pocket following a successful prosecution by Redbridge Council.

An exploded generator outside a South Woodford church left three vehicles sitting abandoned and burnt out at the roadside and damaged the building’s exterior.

Comedian Jon Richardson hosted a gig in Bethnal Green to raise funds for a Woodford Green charity.

Firefighters are at the scene of a fire involving vehicles and part of a church in South Woodford.

A fashion designer who has dressed PMs, royalty and movie stars was awarded as designer of the year.

Parents and staff at a Chadwell Heath Catholic primary school are opposing plans to convert it to an academy.

Muslims, Jews and Christians found the commonality between their religions at the first meeting of the year for the East London Three Faiths Forum in Gants Hill.


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