A burglar who talked his way into people’s homes wearing a police uniform and even handcuffed one of his victims has been jailed for impersonating a police officer.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

As Crossrail looks set to transform the face of Ilford as we know it, there are some who are concerned the heritage of the area is being lost.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Would-be singers, broadcasters and music producers had a day to remember last week when they visited BBC studios in central London.

Councillors fear losing their influence over healthcare in Redbridge after NHS England took control of the borough’s cash strapped Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

Paramedics have been called to Ilford police station almost 1,000 times in the last five years, new figures from City Hall have revealed.

Redbridge Police are appealing for the public’s help to find a 17-year-old who has now been missing for four days.

A resident has told of her anger and frustration as a six-month fight to get a huge pile of rubbish removed from her road goes on.

A plucky group of animals determined to overcome all sorts of obstacles to make their way home.

A person who was hit by a train at Wanstead Tube station on Saturday is in a critical but stable condition in hospital.

Residents fear a gang of thieves using electronics to hack into high-end cars are on the loose in Chigwell.

As an Ilford boy in the 1930s, I enjoyed seasons of simple inexpensive pleasures. Autumn always heralded the conker season, I cannot recall the last time I saw schoolboys playing with conkers on a string.

A look back at the biggest local stories from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

A busy high street pavement was cordoned off by police this evening after a teenager pulled a knife during a fight outside a shop.

On this week’s East London News Review podcast editor Lindsay Jones and reporter Matt Clemenson join Time FM’s Steve Allen to talk otters, housing and the Grand National.

Footballing legend Sir Trevor Brooking has become the latest sporting star to call for Redbridge Council to walk back plans to build on Oakfield playing fields.

A UK Supreme Court decision to uphold a fine imposed on a father who took his child on holiday in term time has split opinion in Redbridge.

Whether you have a front page story or an event that you want to promote, head on down to our community surgery at Le Bistro on Friday to tell our reporter all about it.

A bunch of the borough’s chattiest Jewish gentlemen met with Wes Streeting yesterday.

With spring well and truly upon us, the borough’s wedding planners are battening down the hatches in preparation for the summertime blitz of brides-to-be.

An ambitious scheme to revitalise the River Roding is hoping to bring wild otters back to the area for the first time in 15 years.

Mould on the walls, broken external doors and frequent electrocutions in the shower.

Commuters who leave their cars in high street spaces all day are about to come up against some serious opposition.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting told Ken Livingstone his anti-Semitic views meant he “would not be welcome in Ilford” during a televised interview last night.

A 60-year-old father was left badly shaken when a gang of distraction thieves stole his debit card at a cash machine on Thursday night.

Police officers are searching for a 23-year-old with links to Ilford who is wanted in relation to a number of drug dealing offences.

Almost one in 10 families in Redbridge that were entitled to claim child benefits from the government last year chose not to do so, new statistics have revealed.

An age-defying marathon runner known as the ‘Turbaned Tornado’ used his 106th birthday on Saturday to raise money for starving children in Africa.

A look back at the biggest stories of this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

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