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Hainault resident Derek Hall recalls more memories of the Blitz in east London.

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

How are you coping with the heatwave? Or, as they call it in other countries, summer.

A petition calling for fairer parking at bays that require users to use a mobile phone service is to be debated by Redbridge Council after amassing a staggering 1,582 signatures.

A broken down train at Ilford is causing severe delays for commuters from Stratford to Romford.

A Redbridge resident who had his car stolen from his driveway by high-tech thieves has revealed the shocking ease with which the criminals were able to take his car.

Today is set to become the hottest June day in more than 40 years, prompting a nationwide health warning to be issued for a severe heatwave.

The neighbourhoods around Ilford Lane exploded into vibrant celebration last night as the Pakistani community in the area celebrated an historic cricketing win.

Fighter pilot Ken Trott had completed his basic flight training in Canada and wanted to join the coastal command and fly a flying boat.

An Ilford pharmacist who stole almost £5,000 worth of prescription drugs from pharmacies in Havering and Dagenham, which he then sold on the street, has been jailed.

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

Not many of us can claim to have been savvy businessmen at the age of 15, and even fewer of us can claim to have created a moral enterprise at such a young age.

A 22-year-old woman has admitted hiding her brother at her Ilford home after he made a daring escape from Pentonville prison in November.

If you’re a fair and just person interested in a rewarding volunteer role then the Ministry of Justice is holding an event just for you.

Redbridge Central Library is set to become a hive of activity and technological innovation at a special event this Saturday.

A church is hosting a Great Get Together community picnic to share the message that we have more in common than that which divides us.

A nutrition-conscious pair of entrepreneurs are getting ready to celebrate six months of success for their fledgling food-based business.

Creative media students from Redbridge College have premiered a new documentary film they were inspired to produce for the leading international charity Unicef.

A bunch of the borough’s young bookworms got a treat when an author visited their school to take them on a trip back in time.

The end of a residents’ association founded in 1989 proved to be a new beginning for the playground equipment in one Ilford primary school this week.

Activists who have spent years battling against Redbridge Council’s plans to build 850 homes on Oakfields finally got the chance to put their concerns to a planning inspector at a meeting today.

Redbridge Council was accused of picking and choosing what it decided was green belt at a meeting on the borough’s long term housing plans yesterday.

The wife of a man gunned down in Pakistan nine months ago has revealed the traumatic affects the incident has had on her life back home.

Controversial plans to build 850 homes on playing fields in Newbury Park will see seven football pitches moved more than two miles away, a planning inspector heard today.

A drug dealer has been jailed for nearly three years after he threw a parcel of cocaine from a car while being chased by police.

Proposals for an eco-living estate that would provide more than 300 homes in Ilford town centre are to be unveiled at a public exhibition next week.

Hainault resident Derek Hall continues his account of what life was like as a young boy in east London during the Blitz.

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

Independent candidate for Ilford North Doris Osen has thanked her supporters after she managed to almost quadruple her support in the constituency.

The Environment Agency has issued a warning after toxic levels of bacterial algae were found in one of the lakes at Wanstead Park.

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