South Park locals take part in the world’s largest wildlife survey

This weekend, South Park, Ilford encouraged locals to join bird charity RSPB’s Big Garden Birdwatch survey which helps to keep track of birds and other wildlife. With a chill in the air but a spring in her step Raeesa Mukhtar was happy to join other keen wildlife enthusiasts to help record the findings! Having never …

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Valentines Mansion Channels Its Artistic Side With ‘A Touch of Glass’ Workshop

Artist Amanda Seljubac ran a very popular art workshop in her studio at the mansion on Tuesday. Raeesa Mukhtar went to check it out! What a lovely feeling to walk through the gardens of Valentines Mansion on a cold and foggy morning, and then to be welcomed into the cosy studio of an artist, warmed …

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Festive Farmer’s Market

Homemade jams, sizzling sausages and a lovely view of Valentine's Mansion – it can only mean one thing – the farmer's market, with a christmassy touch, came to Valentine's Park this Sunday, and Raeesa Mukhtar went to check it all out! There's nothing quite like spending a glorious Sunday morning at a farmer's market, and …

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Olympic star comes to Wanstead!

Court set, volleyball enthusiasts at the ready, all that was missing was the sand to make GB Beach Volleyball star Chris Gregory feel completely at home! Raeesa Mukhtar went down to see Chris continue to inspire young people to try new sports at Wanstead Leisure Centre on Wednesday (11 December). Before the court flooded with …

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It’s beginning to look a lot like a Barkingside Christmas!

Donning a Santa hat and munching on Gingerbread men, Raeesa Mukhtar joins Barkingside residents as they welcome the festive season. It's officially Christmas in Barkingside! Okay so, it may not be snowing, the presents haven't all been wrapped and it's definitely not time to buy the turkey… Yet, when I went to Barkingside Christmas light …

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