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• It may seem like ancient history, but the case of former Leyton and Wanstead MP Harry Cohen, who was censured after the MPs’ expenses scandal, is not over. New evidence has come to light, the House of Commons Standards and Privileges committee has said, meaning Mr Cohen could yet claim a £65,000 award usually made to MPs who step down. More details

• The Mike Leigh film Another Year, which is set in Wanstead, is one of the films of the year as chosen by the New Statesman’s excellent film critic, Ryan Gilbey (who is also set in Wanstead).

• Who would have thought some new windows in flats above a shop could be interesting? Wanstead’s Smarter High Street campaign, now with an introductory video, below, tells the tale behind the new frames above Judith of Wanstead.

The Smarter High Street Campaign for Wanstead from Smarter High Street on Vimeo.