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The Wanstead Fringe is ON 

15 Aug 17

We’re delighted to confirm that the Wanstead Fringe 2017 will take place between 9 and 16 September.


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Doctor in the House 

15 Aug 17

The death of Doctor in the House author Richard Gordon is a moment to remember again this picture from the opening scenes of the TV programme which were filmed outside what is now Clock Court.


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A pot of gold 

15 Aug 17

There is literally a pot of gold at or near the George pub, in case anyone was smart enough to be searching on Monday evening.


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Wanstead parking plans ‘dramatically reduced’ 

12 Aug 17

Google Streetview The campaign against radical reorganisation of parking restrictions in Wanstead, which saw passionate demands for proper consultation among Wanstead residents and businesses, seems to have won the argument.


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Phone snatching hits Wanstead 

4 Aug 17

The wave of mobile phone snatching by moped riders which has hit central London in the past few months has arrived in Wanstead.


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Gail’s arrives in Wanstead – and is a thing of beauty 

3 Aug 17

Gail’s Bakery has launched – on schedule – and many Wanstead people already seem to love it.


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Redbrige: We WILL save money 

1 Aug 17

Redbridge Council says it will in fact save money from the withdrawal of Meals on Wheels which have been axed across the borough from today (1 August).


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Scrapping Meals on Wheels won’t save Redbridge any money 

29 Jul 17

EXCLUSIVE Redbridge Council is scrapping Meals on Wheels from Tuesday but we can reveal that it won’t be saving any money by doing so – even though rising costs were the justification for the decision.


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Some break-in 

25 Jul 17

Longstanding Wanstead children’s clothes shop Bambini has been broken in to – amazingly through its outside wall.


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Farewell meals on wheels 

21 Jul 17

Redbridge Council is pulling the plug on its meals on wheels service from next week – but has offered elderly residents advice on how to use online supermarkets instead.


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Judith! Say it ain’t so! 

21 Jul 17

Judith’s – long one of Wanstead’s most celebrated features – appears to be on the way out.


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Wanstead on film, episode 10 

14 Jul 17

Unnamed TV programme being filmed this morning at Wanstead Hairdressers in Woodbine Place.


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Tank please 

14 Jul 17

Wanstead Community Gardeners write: “Many of you have admired the two old metal water tanks filled with flowers which are currently brightening up the corner of Mansfield Road.


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Wanstead’s Santander branch to close 

7 Jul 17

Santander has written to its Wanstead customers to tell them that their branch is to close in November.


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Bread volunteers 

5 Jul 17

Gail’s bakery, due to open next month on Wanstead High Street, is inviting volunteers to take part in distribution of unsold bread each day to charities and people in need.


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Graffiti appeal 

5 Jul 17

Racist obscene graffiti was scrawled in chalk on a path in Christchurch Green yesterday, in a style which attempts to appear childish.


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Logic problem 

4 Jul 17

Not sure the logic of directing passengers with accessibility needs to Snaresbrook while the Wanstead station escalator is being repaired really stands up to much scrutiny.


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Jo Jo’s a go go 

3 Jul 17

There’s no doubt now that trendy baby shop JoJo Maman Bebe is opening on Wanstead High Street, with signs and adverts now visible .


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Lush garden 

3 Jul 17

Picture: Bente Dahl The community-maintained garden at Snaresbrook station is at its peak at the moment.


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Wanstead songbirds 

3 Jul 17

Congratulations to singers from Wanstead-based company Songbird Sessions who were on BBC One on Saturday night in the choir competition Pitch Battle.


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Hip brew 

30 Jun 17

We must mark the full opening of Wanstead’s latest café, Bare Brew , the fruits of much hard work by friends Gemma and Lisa who have done a great job in turning a derelict empty shop into something cool and hip.


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Gail’s is really coming… this is the proof 

21 Jun 17

This is real transparency – the Gantt chart setting out the refurbishment of Barclays Bank for it to become a Gail’s Bakery – displayed in the shop window.


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We are loving this… 

20 Jun 17

The Wanstead-themed products made by resident Bryony MacQueen are just about the coolest thing going.


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Is there a rich art-loving philanthropist out there? 

20 Jun 17

St Mary’s, as photographed by the inestimable Geoff Wilkinson This beautiful watercolour of St.


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This now counts as a spate 

13 Jun 17

A Ghostbusters Robin Reliant, fully bedecked and ready for action from its base somewhere in the Counties.


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Seriously? 

13 Jun 17

“Seriously?” asks regular snapper Marcus Tylor.


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Leyton and Wanstead election result 

9 Jun 17

Results for Leyton and Wanstead, as reported by the BBC ( More details here.


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Missing animal… a HAWK?? 

8 Jun 17

Not the sort of poster you see every day.


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Some questions it would be really good to have answers to 

8 Jun 17

There are some unresolved questions following the incident on Hermon Hill on Wednesday which it would be good if the Met Police could answer.


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Hermon Hill attack: Police should clarify matters 

7 Jun 17

An incident in which a Wanstead nursery worker was injured with a knife at 9.30am on Hermon Hill by three women reportedly shouting “Allah” is not being treated as terrorism by the Metropolitan Police.


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Stabbing ‘not terrorism’ 

7 Jun 17

The Ilford Recorder is reporting that a nursery worker was stabbed on Hermon Hill on Wednesday morning by three women who, it is reported, shouted “Allah Allah”.


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Wanstead to get a Gail’s Bakery 

19 May 17

EXCLUSIVE: The saga of the former Barclays Bank on Wanstead High Street has reached a conclusion with an announcement that Gail’s Bakery is to open a new shop on the site.


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Mysterious hall closing? 

11 May 17

Picture: Google Streetview Users of the Aldersbrook Community Centre are trying to work out what its future is, after word went around that it was to close down.


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By all means take part, but… 

29 Apr 17

…don’t do what this photographer appears to have done and take bluebell photos from among the flowers themselves.


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Wanstead Corner House statue stolen 

28 Apr 17

The statue of Venus which has been elegantly situated in the Corner House garden for the past two years has been nicked.


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Strangely intriguing II 

28 Apr 17

OK so this is beginning to look either like trolling, performance art, or attention seeking.


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Scenes from the library 

24 Apr 17

Wanstead Library refurb in full flow, as observed by neighbour Sally Anne who is wondering what will happen to the discarded furnishings.


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Chocka 

24 Apr 17

Wanstead High Street New Wanstead Hermon Hill all chockablock on Monday morning with queueing traffic.


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Space age 

21 Apr 17

Anyone care to volunteer the story behind the space shuttle which has takes off and lands regularly in Grosvenor Road? Tinfoil seat covers are a nice touch.


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Front page 

21 Apr 17

Best of luck to the new Turkish barber opening in the former Closet site.


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Exciting news! The successor to the much-loved Andrew’s Builders Merchant is… 

12 Apr 17

Oh.


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Clearly anti-social. But strangely intriguing 

12 Apr 17

On a garage in Nightingale Lane.


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Bluebell boycott 

12 Apr 17

This year Wansteadium is minded to boycott photographs of bluebells in Wanstead Park – we don’t want to be accused of encouraging people to walk on the bulbs to get pictures… walking on them destroys the flowers, compacts the soil, damages …


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Vansky 

7 Apr 17

Got to cherish the passive aggressive sarcasm  acerbic wit displayed by this spate of posters attached to decrepit vehicles parked on Aldersbrook streets.


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Time to be consulted 

7 Apr 17

People of Wanstead.


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That big thing? Looks like it’s Superdrug 

5 Apr 17

Rumours that Superdrug is coming to Wanstead have been confirmed by a job advert published by the company .


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Something big is coming 

5 Apr 17

Wanstead’s lamented Londis, and its neighbour, the missing Midland hollowed HSBC are being redeveloped.


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Looking good 

5 Apr 17

Wanstead’s newest estate agents, Stow Brothers, is now open and looking good.


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Wanstead on film again 

30 Mar 17

Wansteadium reader Peter sends intelligence from Forest School, which he says is “sort of Wanstead, E17 postcode notwithstanding”.


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More cuts 

30 Mar 17

Really? Is that all they could find to replace The Closet? @Wansteadium pic.







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