A South Woodford author inspired by the real life case of a serial child killer has released her debut novel.

During my National Service in the armed forces, I spent a Christmas Day on duty. Memorable? It was for me!

It’s that odd period between Christmas and New Year when all the presents are opened and everyone’s stomachs are stuffed.

According to Redbridge Council, cloth nappies have better cost, health and environment benefits

Gallery: Wanstead Christmas lights switched on

Friday, November 24, 2017

Hundreds of families braved the chilly weather as they gathered for Wanstead’s annual Christmas lights switch-on on Thursday, November 23.

The Christmas Market at St Peter’s Church, Aldborough Hatch, was crowded on Saturday, November 18, with visitors stocking up on homemade preserves, cakes and plants for Christmas.

Valentines High School sixth former Alizeh Moin has got a lot on.

Crowds gathered around Wanstead War Memorial on Sunday, November 12, to remember those who fought and died in war.

After a complicated journey, P/O Stanislaw Kurowicki arrived at RAF Station Fairlop on August 21, 1943, to serve with 317 (Wilenski) RAF Squadron.

An 11-year-old Barkingside girl has just started secondary school despite having had chemotherapy for the last seven years to tackle an aggressive tumour.

A hardworking pupil, who has hit 100 per cent attendance despite having to commute two hours from temporary accommodation in west London, is this week’s Young Citizen nominee.

A 17-year-old from Ilford, who won the prestigious 2016 RSPCA Young Wildlife Photographer Award, is exhibiting his work this month in Valentines Mansion.

A 14-year-old girl who completed an incredible 54 holes in one day to raise money for charity is this week’s Young Citizen Award nominee.

With cancer being on the rise, free awareness training has been set for Redbridge residents to help them recognise the health symptoms that could signify cancer.

Kaleigh is a six-year-old girl who lives in my constituency of Ilford North.

Families wrapped up warm on Friday night, braving the cold to officially kick off Redbridge’s Christmas festivities.

This week the chairman of the Fairlop Heritage Group takes a look at how much of the timber for the Royal Navy of the 17th century came from Hainault Forest.

Old Routemaster buses have not been seen in Redbridge since they were withdrawn from service more than 10 years ago.

A Barkingside woman who died after a routine kidney stone operation was “always healthy”, a third inquest into her death has heard.

A supermarket has created a pop up shop, which will serve as a temporary replacement for its store after it was wrecked by a fire.

It’s been a landmark in Ilford town centre for more than 100 years, and now the Harrison Gibson site is due for redevelopment.

A thieving postman who stole envelopes containing bank cards then emptied people’s accounts to cover his drug debts has been jailed for 12 months.

Many people aren’t aware of the glory days of Ilford FC, one of the borough’s oldest sporting institutions.

The dangers of roads which intersect golf courses have been highlighted by the family of a man fatally struck by a van.

A dangerous driver – whose two friends died when he crashed his car – has lost an appeal bid to get his jail sentence reduced.

A Barkingside Cafe will be holding a Christmas party to ensure elderly residents do not find themselves alone this festive season.

Ilford’s Salvation Army are calling for volunteers and donations to help offer sanctuary to the borough’s homeless during the cold evenings of winter.

We’ve rounded up the spookiest Halloween events and some cracking fireworks displays for Guy Fawkes’ Night, all taking place in Redbridge this week.

As the final chapter of the Downton Abbey drama begins to unfold on TV screens, it is time too to tell the story of the sublime life and loves of Dame Maggie Smith, its star performer as the Dowager Countess of Grantham.

Tucked away in Chigwell, a family run dance school, only 18 months old, is thriving.


Redbridge Estate agents Sandra Davidson’s hassle-free service guarantees rental income for your property, whether it is occupied or not. Here they share details of the Guaranteed Rent Scheme and how it can help you avoid the regular stresses associated with managing a let.

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