Medea, a Greek play where revenge and hatred leaves behind a trail of blood and violence, has been chosen as the first Classics Production of Woodford County High School throughout its 93 year history.  The school has several productions throughout


    Has anyone noticed the abundant's of apostrophe's in plural's? Once confined solely to greengrocers (apparently), this misuse of the apostrophe is widespread amongst adults and young people, in my area, anyway. “CD's and DVD's for sale”, “Bring your


    At my school, at least once a year, comes a celebration of sound, and this one was no different from the others. The highlights included a cellist's mimicry of a butterfly's colours, the resonance filling the whole room, and a piano sonata

  • Defoe hat-trick gives Spurs first Europa League win

    A Jermain Defoe hat-trick sealed Tottenham Hotspur’s first win in the Europa League this season as they beat NK Maribor 3-1 at White Hart Lane. Andre Villas-Boas’ team bounced back from a disappointing loss to Wigan Athletic on Saturday and grabbed


    It is no pleasant thing to wake up to find that your car is no longer outside your front door. Nor is it the greatest fun to spend your Sunday morning with the police on the other side of your coffee table. Yet such scenarios have begun to be a regular

  • 12 Students Go On An Expedition

    On Halloween, 6 boys and 6 girls from Buxton School embarked on a trip outside London for two days and a night in the forest in order to complete their Duke of Edinburgh silver and gold awards. To develop map reading skills, independance and

  • Fun Fundraisers for Haven House

    For the past seven years, local mother of two Michelle Vanlint has held fundraisers for Haven House Children’s Hospice, with her most successful Cake Sale raising a total of £1300 for the charity.   Haven House Children’s Hospice cares for


    On the 3rd November, after months of hard work and dedication, the third annual autumn Spirit event succeeded in raising the bar yet again for youth achievement in Redbridge. Yes, it’s remarkable that anything could top the extraordinary display of

  • East London Runners dig deep

    East London Runners recorded some impressive results to continue their good form on the road. Patrick Brown was again victorious in the Wanstead 5km flats notching a time of 18.19, the result follows his victory in the same event last time out.

  • Surgery gets yoyo craze back "op" and running

    Aadam Elahi,a Year 11 student at Seven Kings High School, has started a yoyo club which aims to teach students how to yoyo and carry out tricks. I interviewed Aadam about the club and his yo-yoing background. When did you start yo-yoing and why

  • Barkingside's Fireworks Brighten Faces

    The infamous Guido Fawkes, a Catholic terrorist who attempted to kill King James I by blowing up the Houses Of Parliament, would never know about the festivities that he inspired (even in secular modern-day England), which occur each year on the Fifth

  • Ex-football star delights pupils with primary school visit

    FORMER England football star Sol Campbell delighted pupils at a primary school when he popped in to speak about his career. The ex-Arsenal and Tottenham defender met with children and staff at Ainslie Wood Primary School in Chingford, in trip arranged

  • Waterbird count in Wanstead Park

    VOLUNTEERS are needed to help count waterbirds in Wanstead Park. The Wren Wildlife and Conservation Group monitor population numbers on a monthly basis during the winter months and will be out counting on November 18. Anyone interested in helping


    The local Brownie community play such an active role in the local area, and inspire so many young girls to achieve from a very young age. Yet what about those who lead these girls? From the local South Woodford brownies, I decided to interview Ellen

  • Magistrate is banged up for charity

    A MAGISTRATE who is used to banging up criminals became a prisoner himself for a day to raise money for a children’s charity. Malcolm Bell from Buckhurst Hill, who sits at Chelmsford Magistrates’ Court, was bundled onto former naval ship HMS President

  • Photographs from past and present displayed in new book

    The Loughton and District Historical Society was formed 50 years ago this year and to mark the anniversary it has collected 150 pictures from its archive which show how some things have changed and some things have stayed the same in the town. The

  • Youth vs. Politics; Young people have their say!

    On Wednesday 17th October, future generations of voters in the London Borough of Redbridge were given the platform to grill local politicians on a spectrum of topical issues. Linking in with the nationwide Local Democracy Week campaign, members of

  • Anger as kitchen is dumped on Wanstead Flats

    WALKERS who set out to enjoy a morning stroll on Wanstead Flats were dismayed to find a mountain of rubble in their way. Professional magician Martyn Rowland and his girlfriend Cassandra Crouch were taking their dog Lily for her morning walk when

  • Old pupil looking for pictures of former school

    MOST people have the odd class photo stored away in a box, but one man has collected thousands of pictures from his old school ahead of its 75th anniversary. Graham Frankel, 63, was a pupil at Buckhurst Hill County High School in Roding Lane and

  • Takeaway wants to stay open until 5am seven days a week

    POLICE have objected to a takeaway's bid to serve food until 5am seven days a week amid fears it may attract gangs. The owners of Kebabish in Palmerston Road, Walthamstow, have applied for a licence to extended its hours - which includes staying

  • Inspired by the Far East

    Emma Barratt’s life-long love of Far Eastern culture has influenced the clothes she wears, the way she decorates her house, she’s even going to Japan for her honeymoon next year. And it has also inspired her artwork – a selection of which the Walthamstow

  • Gala diamond jubilee concert

    In this glittering year, the Chigwell Choir is holding a gala concert to celebrate its very own diamond jubilee. The choir, conducted by Alexander Campkin, will be performing Weber’s Jubilee Mass, Mozart’s Regina Coeli in C Major, and Donna Nobis

  • Cakes, Cakes and yes you probably guessed it, more cakes

    Are you getting ready to walk down the aisle? Or are you going to be a year older than you were yesterday, or do you simply just like cakes? Well if that’s the case Hello.   Introducing ‘Pick A Cupcake’ an upcoming cake business Based in

  • Leap forward for bid to open free school

    A CHRISTIAN group's plans to open a large secondary school have taken a major step forward after more than 500 families pledged their support. Oasis Community Learning, in partnership with the parent-run Walthamstow Secondary School Initiative

  • Woman will never walk home alone again after balaclava mugging

    A WOMAN has warned people to be on their guard after she was targeted by a mugger in a balaclava on her way home from South Woodford tube station. Julie Davis, 41, of South Woodford says she will never walk home alone at night again after the terrifying

  • Objects should be beautiful and useful

    Curator Carol Naylor is hosting a walking tour of the current exhibition at the renovated William Morris Gallery – Everyday Encounters. The show is a response by members of The Society of Designer Craftsmen to William Morris’ quote about household

  • Bike thief caught through classified ads

    A BIKE thief was discovered after posting classified adverts for the cycles he stole on a website. Nikita Panfilov, 21, of The Avenue, Loughton, stole eight cycles from outside Epping, Loughton and Buckhurst Hill Underground stations between July

  • Remembrance Sunday art events

    An army of artists have assembled to question how we relate to conflict in the modern world. At precisely 11.05am on Remembrance Day, more than 30 performers will occupy spaces in ten underground stations where they will interpret a series of works

  • The art of moving Londoners around

    The Tube has had a great year with visitors flocking to the capital for the Queen’s Jubilee celebrations and London 2012. Whether you’re a regular commuter or a weekend traveller, the underground system plays a part in all our lives connecting us quickly

  • Three more arrests in petrol station murder probe

    THREE more men have been arrested in connection with the murder of a 29-year-old man who was found on a petrol station forecourt. The three, aged 21, 23 and 20, were arrested this morning on suspicion of the murder of Thomas Cudjoe and are being

  • Waltham Forest Guy Fawkes night goes out with a BANG !

    Children and adults of all ages gathered at Chestnut field (behind Walthamstow town hall) on Monday 5th November to mark the 407th anniversary of the gunpowder plot; were Guy Fawkes and co-conspirators unsuccessfully attempted to blow up parliament

  • Charity volunteers seek to tackle loneliness and isolation

    A CHARITY is reaching out to the lonely and isolated during a national week to celebrate the work of volunteer 'befrienders'. Voluntary Action Epping Forest runs a befriending service, introducing trained volunteers to locals who find themselves

  • Demolition decision deferred

    A DECISION on whether to allow the demolition of a building to create new flats and a shop has been deferred. Chalkwell Holdings asked for permission to knock down 1 to 5 Station Approach near Snaresbrook station and replace it with a new retail unit

  • Missing pregnant woman found

    A MISSING pregnant woman has been found. Emma Aldington, 25, of Harold Hill, in Havering is due to give birth this month and was believed to be living in Redbridge or Newham. She was found on Tuesday at an address in Newham.    

  • Sixty stalls at craft market

    A TOTAL of 60 stalls will feature in a craft market spread across two churches in the run-up to Christmas. The annual Leytonstone Arts and Crafts Market will this year be held on Saturday December 1 at St John's and Leytonstone Methodist Church

  • Staff to fly flag for Epping Forest in Lord Mayor's Show

    A GIANT puppet planting trees on a custom built float will represent Epping Forest in one of the capital's biggest annual celebrations. Forest staff and volunteers will join the Lord Mayor's Show in London on Saturday, parading from the Mansion

  • Police Borough Commander to answer questions on Twitter

    THE Borough Commander of Redbridge Police will answer questions on Twitter today (November 8). Detective Chief Superintendent Sue Williams, will host her Twitter chat between 2pm-3pm. Anyone who has a question for DCS Williams should tweet

  • Slade: We deserved more

    Leyton Orient boss Russell Slade believes his team deserved more from the match after the O's lost 1-0 to MK Dons last night. A solitary first half goal from Ryan Lowe was enough to condemn Orient to their four consecutive defeat. But Slade

  • Poets invited to evening of verse

    POETS are invited to present their work at an event later this month. Aldersbrook Library in Park Road is hosting an evening of verse on November 27. Enthusiasts can also recite their favourite works by other writers. Tickets for the event,

  • Operatic society to stage traditional tale with a twist

    A THEATRE group will bring a traditional fairy tale to the stage next week - with a twist. Members of Loughton Operatic Society are putting the finishing touches to their production of Mr Cinders, a 1920s-set version of the classic children's story

  • Man killed in crash named

    A DRIVER who died when his BMW left the road and overturned has been named. Nigel White, 45, from Harlow, was killed in the crash on the southbound M11 near Epping on Sunday morning. Anyone with information on the crash should call the Essex

  • Polling cards found dumped in block of flats

    DUMPED polling cards have left upcoming elections at risk of being targeted by fraudsters, according to a man who found a pile near his home. Tony Anderson, 71, of Howard Close, Waltham Abbey, found the polling cards for the police and crime commissioner

  • Armed robbers jailed

    A GANG of armed robbers who held up a supermarket have been jailed. The foursome, which includes Walthamstow man Ahmed Sufi, 23, pleaded guilty after a Co-operative store in Ealing was targeted back in February. Isleworth Crown Court heard

  • Man cut free following four-vehicle crash

    A MAN was cut free from his car after a four-vehicle crash this morning. The smash happened at about 6am on the M11 northbound between junctions six and seven. Fire crews from Loughton and Harlow attended and the man was rescued by 6.40am.