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This is stunning 

16 Jun 18

The former antiques shop on Wanstead High Street now unveiled in a very impressive bit of work (previous incarnation below).


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Breakthrough at the Larder 

13 Jun 18

The work to expand the Larder into the former Judith of Wanstead shop has broken through – the wall between the two shops is now down, as are Judith’s iconic signs.


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No bomb at Bombetta 

12 Jun 18

Fears that a bomb had been planted at Bombetta led to six police rushing to the Snaresbrook restaurant.


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Gentrification hits pigeons 

7 Jun 18

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Fringe activities 

5 Jun 18

This is your year to get involved in the Wanstead Fringe.


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New favourite sign 

5 Jun 18

We make no apology for being shop-sign-obsessives.


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Uncertain future for St Mary’s 

5 Jun 18

St Mary’s, photographed by Geoff Wilkinson St Mary’s church in Overton Drive, probably the most admired building in Wanstead, faces an uncertain future as the church community which worships there considers how the building should be looked after.


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Bonfire of the box trees 

17 May 18

Wanstead is currently overrun with nasty little caterpillars which have devastated hundreds of gardeners’ box trees.


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Time Out sees error of its ways 

14 May 18

Time Out has belatedly realised that Wanstead is not part of Forest Gate, following complaints from two Wansteadium readers.


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Wanstead Tube ‘second most dangerous’ 

11 May 18

Wanstead Tube station has come out second highest on the whole London Underground for passenger injuries.


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What IS Time Out’s problem with Wanstead? 

9 May 18

Results of one Forest Gate category Sadly no Wanstead establishments made it to the Time Out Love London Awards 2018.


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Big swing to Labour in Redbridge 

4 May 18

New Wanstead Village councillors (l-r) Paul Donovan, Jo Blackman and Daniel Morgan-Thomas Labour have made huge gains in the Redbridge council elections, winning 13 seats from the Conservatives and now holding 51 out of the available 63 seats.


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Wanstead watercolour, VIII 

1 May 18

The final of the fine watercolours of Wanstead which Wansteadium reader Terry Law painted in the 1990s.


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People of Wanstead Village: Your candidates… 

28 Apr 18

Thursday sees the first occasion where “Wanstead Village” is an actual thing, rather than just a romantic fondly-held notion the name on a couple of road signs.


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Hmm. This is a bit odd. 

27 Apr 18

A tiny camera, almost like the kind of thing you might expect to see in the Moscow Ritz-Carlton? On a lamp-post on George Green? Whatever can it mean? Get Wansteadium in your inbox – sign up for our newsletter here…


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Wanstead win at Lord’s 

20 Apr 18

Wanstead and Snaresbrook Cricket Club – who last year become cricket’s National Club Champions – won against the MCC at Lord’s this week.


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Wanstead watercolour, VII 

31 Mar 18

(The subtitle to this piece by Terry Law could have been “Happier times”.


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Wanstead churches out in numbers 

31 Mar 18

Scenes from the annual silent witness march held by Wanstead churches on Good Friday.


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Wanstead: ‘Too Towie to be hipster’ 

23 Mar 18

With our apologies for not paying sufficient attention, we are happy to report Wanstead’s reappearance on one of those “best places to live” lists, this time in last weekend’s Sunday Times .


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Outside the bubble 

23 Mar 18

Wanstead resident Stefan Rousseau who is chief political photographer for the Press Association (and who captured the moment when Theresa May held Donald Trump’s hand ) is launching an exhibition of his work this weekend.


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Wild side of Wanstead 

23 Mar 18

Building a log pile – one way to encourage wildlife A community project which aims to create a “multi-garden nature reserve” in the heart of Wanstead is being launched this week in an attempt to help compensate for loss of green space.


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The Wanstead pool is coming! And that’s not all 

14 Mar 18

Google Streetview The much-vaunted swimming pool for Wanstead is to go ahead, Redbridge Council has announced, along with a multi-million pound revamp for Wanstead High School which will include a new gym, classrooms, dining and changing area.


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Good work, Wanstead, good work 

2 Mar 18

Behold the fruits of an appeal by the team at the Manor House for blankets and clothing for those in need during cold weather.


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Even more Wanstead snow pics 

1 Mar 18

Martyn Bucknall Martyn Bucknall Jenny Morgan Jenny Morgan

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Culture in Redbridge 

1 Mar 18

A scene from the Wanstead Fringe 2017 Congratulations to Waltham Forest for being chosen as the first London borough of culture – a new scheme organised by the Mayor of London to make cultural investments in a particular borough.


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Letter to Wansteadium: Help save the Odeon 

1 Mar 18

Reader Mami writes: The land on which the South Woodford Odeon cinema is situated is being sold.


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The return of Wanstead snow pics 

28 Feb 18

A great tradition in these parts – Wanstead snow pics – these from our favourite snow photographer Jennifer Schenck.


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Parking: One week on, how’s it going? 

26 Feb 18

It’s a week since the introduction of parking restrictions to Wanstead High Street and surrounding streets.


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Wanstead watercolour, VI 

26 Feb 18

(If viewing on Facebook, click for the full uncropped image).


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The Nightingale: This really doesn’t look good 

20 Feb 18

After a few months in which it looked like the Nightingale Pub could be saved from closure, it appears the attempt has not succeeded.


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Wanstead watercolour, V 

20 Feb 18

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Happy P&D-Day, everyone 

19 Feb 18

After years of debates, false starts, U-turns, consultations and planning, today is the day that Pay and Display comes to Wanstead High Street, along with the introduction of residents only parking on many streets.


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Parking: Nervous? 

16 Feb 18

Dear Councillor Athwal Sorry to disturb you – especially at what might be for you a bit of nervy time.


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The smell of fresh double yellow lines in the morning… 

16 Feb 18

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New names 

12 Feb 18

La grande dame of Wanstead coffee shops, Nice Croissant, is taking another step in its rebranding – it is now known as La Bakerie.


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Wanstead watercolour, IV 

12 Feb 18

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It’s a good day to park 

9 Feb 18

All over Wanstead, single and double yellow lines are being removed and being turned to yellow powder.


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Glass blower 

9 Feb 18

While our anti-plastic straw campaign, The Last Straw for Wanstead , continues, there is definitely a mood around to reduce wasted plastic even more.


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P&D-day looms 

8 Feb 18

A massive programme of pole and machine installation is going on around Wanstead as the council brings in its double whammy of pay-and-display on the High Street and residents parking restrictions elsewhere.


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Crime reaction 

8 Feb 18

Street-by-street Whatsapp groups are springing up around Wanstead as residents who are worried about recent crimes band together to share information about potential threats.


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Wanstead watercolour, III 

8 Feb 18

Another gem from Terry Law.


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Last straw for Wanstead: Serious progress 

29 Jan 18

We are delighted to be able to tell you of another group of brilliant Wanstead businesses which are now supporting our anti-plastic straw campaign.


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Scooter warning 

29 Jan 18

A letter to Wansteadium from reader Keith: Dear Wansteadium, Please be warned about a couple of young gentlemen riding a scooter.


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Wanstead watercolour II 

29 Jan 18

It’s our new weekly series of watercolours, and another taste of Wanstead from 20 years ago, as captured by Terry Law.


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The Last Straw: The Duke comes on board 

22 Jan 18

We’re delighted that the Duke has announced it is now stocking only paper straws.


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Wanstead watercolour I 

22 Jan 18

A few years ago we used to have a weekly photograph of Wanstead.


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Snaresbrook station to go step-free 

19 Jan 18

Transport for London has announced that Snaresbrook station is to be converted to a step-free station as part of a £200m plan to upgrade 13 Tube stations by 2022.


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Wanstead pay-and-display to go ahead on 18 Feb 

19 Jan 18

Sites of where parking notices will be placed.


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The mysterons are back in Wanstead 

18 Jan 18

Mysterious white circles are once again being painted on Wanstead roads, along with the occasional arrowed box.


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Larder’s straw 

18 Jan 18

The paper straws have arrived at the Larder – one of the coffee shops to support the Last Straw for Wanstead campaign to do away with plastic straws.







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