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A former alcoholic is helping vulnerable and homeless people to turn their lives around by offering free haircuts to boost their self esteem.

The trial of a man charged with attempted murder and possession has been delayed until May 8, the Recorder understands.

A coach who runs football sessions twice a week has won the Mind Wellbeing Award at the British Ethnic Diversity Awards for her work with the Coping Through Football Project.

A performance poet who is set to be the first British Muslim in space, has set a world record for the largest mental health lesson.

IVF treatment, boob jobs and weight loss surgery are some of the NHS treatments that could be axed in the borough to save £55million under new proposals.

A care worker who turned his life around following a troubled upbringing was named runner up at the Prince’s Trust and TK Maxx Celebrate Success Awards.

There are severe delays on the TFL Rail line and the London Overground due to power supply problems in the Romford area.

The Mayor’s Annual Family Fun Run gets under way in little more than a week’s time and a section of the borough’s elderly community is set to benefit.

A trainee veterinary nurse returned to her former school to deliver a special demonstration to pupils to introduce them to the world of work.

A charity which supports adults with physical and learning disabilities will benefit from the funds raised by the Mayor’s Annual Family Fun Run on April 2.

Schoolchildren are being invited to become ‘Happy Helpers’ to raise enough money to pay for a day of care at Haven House Children’s Hospice.

Hundreds of runners from Redbridge are expected to join in the first Mayor’s Annual Family Fun Run next month whilst helping to raise money for local causes.

An exciting new event comes to Ilford town centre next month and it’s hoped that it will leave a lasting legacy on the borough for years to come.

Umar Saeed is only 27 and has already been to jail, become a care worker, received a standing ovation from Thierry Henry and met Prince Charles.

Redbridge and District U3A, a local discussion group, held a celebration this week for the 100th birthday of one of its members.

A range of successful women gave talks to Redbridge College students yesterday to inspire the next generation of females to pursue their dreams.

The organiser of a bridalwear charity fundraiser is already planning for her second after the ‘great success’ of her first event.

Police have released CCTV footage of a man they would like to speak to in connection with a burglary with a £100,000 burglary.

A mum and her daughter have helped a village in Nepal get back on its feet after it was devastated by an earthquake in 2015.

A grieving friend is calling British men to ditch the grooming products and grow a pair of side burns to raise awareness of male suicide.

Throughout February there have been numerous events celebrating the borough’s diversity and openness to mark LGBT+ month.

A mother whose son suffers from one of the rarest diseases in the world is raising awareness of the family’s struggles for Rare Disease Day.

Medical professionals are used to giving out advice on staying fit and healthy but one doctor will walk the walk when she limbers up to run the London Marathon.

If you’ve got concerns, ideas or issues that you believe the council needs to be aware of make sure you have your say in a public consultation.

New data shows that thieves are targeting supermarkets, as well shopping centres, after Redbridge recorded a 27.3 per cent (pc) rise in shoplifting cases last year.

Gentrification is one of the biggest talking points across the capital, and this new play explores the role social media plays.

Three fire engines were called after a blaze broke out in a supermarket this morning.

A social care charity has been recognised with a prestigious award for its commitment to developing staff.

There has been a collision between two cars on a busy high road in less than 24 hours after a similar accident.

A busy high road has been closed following a collision between a police car and a medical vehicle earlier this afternoon.

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