The election battle for Ilford North stepped up a gear today as the Conservatives sent out a cabinet minister to campaign with candidate Lee Scott.

A trainee pilot pursued laptop thieves down the A406 after using a burner phone to lure them to a fake meeting.

A 46-year-old from Gants Hill ditched her job and founded an ethical clothing and accessories company after taking an around the globe voyage.

Beavers, Cubs and Scouts participated in a St George’s Day parade at St Mary’s Church in South Woodford.

A pub landlord who was allegedly threatened with a knife by a man over a parking spat is calling on the community to unite across all faiths.

Residents flocked to Ken Aston Square, to celebrate St George’s Day.

You might know there will be an general election in June but do you know who to vote for?

Former Ilford North MP Lee Scott launched his comeback yesterday by knocking on hundreds of doors in Woodford Green.

Disabled people have said “life is still very unfair” in the borough, two years after a damning charity report highlighted the challenges they faced.

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A mother whose son went into septic shock with meningitis after being turned away from A&E, is fundraising for a specialist centre which saved his life.

An Essex County Golf ambassador from Barkingside is attempting to get 54 holes in one day as part of a charity fundraising drive.

Redbridge Council is offering a discount to landlords of houses in multiple occupation (HMO), if they sign up to the licensing scheme by June 12.

Parents across the borough were manically refreshing their inboxes yesterday to find out which school their children will be attending in September and indeed for the next seven years of their lives.

Parents across the borough will be waking up this morning to find out which primary school their children have been placed at.

With rabbits hopping across their pens, lambs joyfully bleating and chicks looking extra fluffy and cute, a visit to the farm seems like the perfect spring activity.

After becoming dependant on sugary snacks and feeling terrible while raising her first child, Dr Sarah Schenker vowed to try a different method with her second. Reporter Ellena Cruse spoke to the nutritionist about the release of her debut book on sugar free eating for all the family

This isn’t just any craft market, but a Wanstead Makers craft market.

Everybody is quick to celebrate Christmas – Yes I know it the wrong season, but stay with me.

An Ilford educator beat off competition from thousands of other entries to win an Outstanding Teacher Design and Technology Award.

Schools in Redbridge will lose £15million of government funding by 2019, as the Department for Education (DfE) plans a new national funding formula.

Mini Alice in Wonderland fans took a leap down the rabbit hole and ventured to Valentines Mansion at the weekend for a Mad Hatter’s Tea Party.

GP appointments will be available over the Easter bank holidays, even if your own doctor’s surgery is closed.

Most families have reached the middle point of the Easter school break and are looking for fun activities to keep their children entertained.

The worried family of a 14-year-old boy, who has been missing for nearly a week, have put out a reward for his safe return.

Young people held debates and created their own political parties as part of an event aimed at engaging youth with politics.

A family are appealing to the public to help find their missing 14–year–old.

A new crime warning system has been launched in Redbridge which sends police alerts from your neighbourhood directly to your home.

A mobile phone thief who led police on a high-speed moped chase on the M11 and A406 has been jailed.

Commuters face long delays if they need to use the Central line this morning.

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