Wanstead and Woodford


The creme de la creme of Essex reality TV ventured to South Woodford for the opening of a new Lebanese fusion restaurant last night.

A Ray Lodge Primary School pupil who was named as a runner-up in an art competition to celebrate 100 years of women in the Met Police has been given a certificate in honour of her achievement by Commissioner Cressida Dick at New Scotland Yard.

Want to learn how to manage your manager? Or perhaps you need a little help getting that very vocal team member to play ball? Whatever your professional dilemma, a Wanstead based career coach can support you through it.

The family of an eight-year-old Woodford Green girl who bravely battled an incurable brain tumour for more than two years, have unveiled a wooden butterfly sculpture at her school to mark one year since her death.

Haven House Children's Hospice in Woodford Green has launched a new campaign to highlight the vital role it plays in supporting children and families living with a life-limiting condition.

Supermarkets introducing parking charges are encouraging scammers, the chairman of Redbridge's Neighbourhood Watch has claimed.

Councillors have joined customers fighting a supermarket's decision to charge for parking.

Seven roads in Redbridge will be closed during school drop-off and collection times and motorist will be fined if they do not comply.

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

A police officer who smashed the window of a suspect during an arrest in 2016 in a case of mistaken identity has been found guilty of gross misconduct by the Independent Office for Police Conduct (IOPC).

Pupils are set to get a taste of the theatre when they take to the stage alongside professional opera singers.

In an effort to raise awareness and address misconceptions about asylum seekers, Wanstead Quakers are showing a film about one person's journey to the UK.

The future of 11 post offices in Redbridge would be secured under a Labour government, the shadow chancellor has announced.

Lord Alan Sugar discussed Brexit, Trump and Spurs last week to help raise more than £47,000 for Haven House Children's Hospice, a charity based in Woodford Green.

After a quarter of a century of playing football outside of the borough, Woodford Town Football club is coming home to Ashton Playing Fields.

The inaugural exhibition of a newly-formed arts group in Woodford Green was hailed a resounding success by organisers.

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

Metropolitan Police detectives investigating an attempted smash and grab raid on a Woodford Green cash machine have released CCTV footage of a man and a distinctive vehicle they need the public's help in tracking down.

Two DJs from Wanstead are set to host a house music festival in Chelmsford for 30,000 revellers.

Men in Redbridge have a higher life expectancy than women in the borough and women can also expect 10 months less in good health than the average across England, new data shows.

Plans to demolish a nursery in South Woodford and build a nine-storey office building in its place have been met with objections from local residents.

Lots of people have completed the gruelling three peaks challenge in 24 hours, but few can say they did it with their eyes shut.

Two teenagers were robbed of their mobile phones in Wanstead after they were threatened with a gun.

The sister of a "loving and kind" man stabbed to death in Forest Gate has paid tribute to him.

An 11-year-old girl from Barkingside has scored the highest mark possible on the Mensa IQ test - two points higher than the estimated IQs of Professor Stephen Hawking and Albert Einstein.

Neighbourhood Watch said it does not back the Conservative party, after its logo was printed on party campaign leaflets which were distributed in Redbridge.

An original play by a Woodford Green student has been shortlisted for the National Theatre's annual playwriting competition for 14 to 19-year-olds and will be read by professional actors as part of a festival in July.

A Barkingside man who lived at a Barnardo's home when he was six-months-old and seriously ill has launched a campaign to encourage people to volunteer at the charity's shops to help support vulnerable children and young people.

It's set to be a scorcher this weekend as Britain basks in temperatures of up to 30C - but fire-fighters are warning residents to take care to avoid a repeat of last year's spate of grass fires.

Central line trains have been suspended due to concerns for the welfare of a person in a "precarious position" at Leyton.

Nearly half of children living in Ilford South are living in poverty according to new figures from a children's welfare organisation.

Around 25 firefighters were called to a fire in Tiverton Avenue in Clayhall this afternoon (Wednesday, May 22).

Emergency services were called to reports of a group of people fighting in Wanstead yesterday (Sunday, May 26).

Pupils at a Wanstead school raised nearly £6,100 in a sponsored cycle last month for Orphans in Need, a charity supporting orphans and widows worldwide.

What's happening in Redbridge this half term?

Pupils at a Woodford Green school spent a week carrying out a whole host of exercises to mark Mental Health Awareness Week.

London's walking and cycling commissioner Will Norman joined pupils in Redbridge to celebrate the strides they've made to get healthier by walking to school.

Elderly residents living in a block of flats in Woodford Green were left without hot water for five days.

The outgoing Mayor of Redbridge has raised more than £90,000 for a charity which provides adventure play opportunities for disabled and disadvantaged children, young people and adults.

A parcel of land behind homes in Woodford Green is coming up for auction next month.

Essex Freemasons have joined with charity Lifelites for a 3,000 mile journey across Britain - part of a nationwide fundraising challenge to ensure that 700 terminally ill and disabled children receive the specialist care they need.

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

Parents have written to a school's governors in protest about plans to make it an academy.

A South Woodford business owner has set up a petition to fight against new parking restrictions at Sainsbury's, which she says will add to the decline of an "already struggling" high street.


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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