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A Pakistani student living in Ilford whose bid to extend her stay in Britain was rejected after she failed to tick a box on a form has lost the latest round of a legal fight with Home Office ministers.

October is Black History Month and in celebration Redbridge has a packed programme of events, talks and activities to foster an understanding of black history and honour black contributions to society. Here is a list of some of the exciting events on offer.

The proportion of five-year-olds having both MMR jabs in Redbridge has plummeted, and immunisation rates for the vaccine are extremely low.

An unknown quantity for any car journey is how long you might be delayed.

Families claim they have been left footing the bill for their disabled relatives’ care after Redbridge Council failed to tell them about funding changes.

Hundreds of children in Redbridge could be starting school this month without basic skills such as being able to hold a pencil or go to the toilet by themselves.

The number of thefts from cash machines in Redbridge in the past 10 years is one of the highest in London.

An Ilford college welcomed successful entrepreneurs to judge a Dragon’s Den-style competition held for its students.

Tenants and leaseholders in council homes have been urged to give their views on the housing service.

Redbridge Council raked in more than £138,000 in driving fines from a single street in the borough.

Families facing poverty could struggle to feed and clothe their children over the summer holidays.

1958: A budget investigation into two Redbridge hospitals was launched at Ilford Town Hall with a view to saving taxpayers £40,000 per year.

Meliha Kaya, 22, was speeding as she drove her sister Elif and a friend back from the George pub in Wanstead in 2016.

Figures from NHS Digital show that in Redbridge around 70 victims of FGM - where female genitals are cut, injured or changed for no medical reason - were seen by doctors, nurses or midwives over the last year.

The world may be increasingly dependent on the internet but almost 40,000 people in Redbridge and Waltham Forest have not been online in the last three months, and probably never have.

Families are invited to contribute to a council’s preparations for an Ofsted inspection.

In the 12 months up to March this year 6,244 people from the EU registered for NI numbers.

People starting or developing their businesses can attend a special expo this week.

Twelve children at Glade Primary School, Clayhall, have produced an original song to feature on Unicef’s official website.

Residents in Wanstead were delighted to hear the area has been named as one of the top 10 places to live in London.

Played football with Bobby Moore, Liberal Party politician, environmental activist and successful businessman – these are just some of the highlights of the life of Alan Cornish, who has died at the age of 78.

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.

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