The book is the first tale involving Camden mortuary assistant Cassie Raven, who is convinced she can hear the last thoughts of the dead person in front of her. It has had great reviews and will delight people who enjoyed Alison’s previous Kiszka and Kershaw series.
You can order the book below from Wanstead Bookshop, or go to the online shop itself.
Wanstead cricketing legend Arfan Akram has been highlighted by the Daily Mail as an unsung hero in an article which explains some of the work done in East London and Essex to engage diverse communities.
An appeal to help give homeless people accommodation during the winter has been launched by the Wanstead Parish.
The churches are hoping to raise £3,500 to help give homeless people somewhere to stay – in part because the parish is unable to offer winter night shelter accommodation, as it did last year, because of coronavirus restrictions.
The appeal would give the homeless people somewhere safe and warm to stay, a meal, professional support from a caseworker and medical experts, and befriending from volunteers. The cost for each person is £25 per night – but £5 of this will be funded by the local authority.
While many residents across Redbridge have in the past few months objected to ‘quiet streets’ projects – roads closed with planters to reduce through-traffic – people living in one Wanstead road are calling for the council to stop it being used as a rat run.
Mansfield Road is used by vehicles avoiding the traffic lights at George Green – in part to get to and from the A12 slip roads – but residents say the number of pedestrians and Wanstead High School pupils who use the road make it unsuitable for the traffic levels.
Longtime Wansteadium reader Kat Ibrahim is encouraging fellow readers to avoid spending loads of money on shop-bought decorations this Christmas.
She said: “I want to share this idea to adorn our homes with fallen branches, stems and other items from nature. I hope it will inspire people to forage in their garden and see what they can make. It’s a very relaxing process, it’s very economical and there’s no need to buy more stuff.”