Passionate activists, high-flying youngsters and dedicated volunteers were honoured at the annual Mayor’s Community Awards last night.

Come along to our readers’ surgery tomorrow morning at Nice Croissant, in High Street, Wanstead, and chat to a reporter.

A policeman and two members of the public are among four people killed in a major terrorist incident at the Houses of Parliament.

A Chigwell resident is warning his neighbours after steering wheels and sat navs were stolen from his BMWs, using technology to exploit the keyless entry system.

More than a thousand campaigners young and old marched to Redbridge Town Hall on Saturday to show their support for King George Hospital’s A&E.

The Ginger Pig butchers in Wanstead is closed today following reports of a break-in.

The Elizabethan court in all its glory came to Ilford Historical Society and Redbridge on Monday.

Last week alone we have had some very worrying reports about the current state of our local NHS.

Campaigners are holding a march from Valentines Park to Redbridge Town Hall today, to protest the planned closure of the borough’s only emergency unit.

Residents should be on their guard after I was tipped off to a number of reports of fraudsters contacting people by phone, text or email about their council tax.

Wes Streeting has slammed George Osborne’s surprise appointment as Evening Standard editor saying it is “bad news” for politics and journalism.

A tennis coach father accused of mistreating his daughters for years in a mission to make them Wimbledon champions has been acquitted of child abuse.

Redbridge Council has defended paying an officer £245,000 for redundancy after only three years service to the local authority, as part of its ongoing overhaul.

Eight-year-old Kishan’s special vegetable curry, was served to all his classmates as he triumphed in a school cooking competition.

Detectives investigating the fatal shooting of Ilford nightclub doorman Christopher Lombard 20 years ago have once again appealed for information.

Redbridge Council wants residents to help shape the future of the borough by putting forward ideas for the Your Street project.

More than 100 pupils channelled their inner Ginger Baker and took part in an enormous drumming lesson.

A coach from Newbury Park “tyrannised” his tennis player daughters to fulfil his own ambitions of sporting greatness, a court has heard.

People young and old partied in Goodmayes on Saturday, covering themselves in every colour possible to celebrate Holi – the start of the Hindu new year.

The East End of London has been a hub of activism throughout history.

A former tank driver is about to embark on a new career as a cable jointer, being granted a post with UK Power Networks for National Apprentice Week.

News that the Barking, Havering and Redbridge NHS Trust has emerged from special measures is very welcome – and a testament to the efforts of staff and management during a challenging period for the NHS.

Transport for London (TfL) has promised a full investigation into the derailment of an engineering train’s carriage, which is still causing severe delays on the Central line.

Music news can tell us a lot. This week it was bad news for Bros fans as the Goss brothers announced they were cancelling half of their tour dates.

Commuters from Woodford Green, Wanstead and Gants Hill are suffering huge delays this morning after an empty train derailed at White City, in west London.

The chancellor’s reduction in tax breaks for self-employed people has been described as both tackling the “gig economy” and “anti aspiration” by Redbridge politicians.

The health secretary sent a special video to King George Hospital staff, praising its trust for becoming the first in London to come out of special measures.

The NHS trust which serves Redbridge today was moved out of special measures, with particular praise given to care for children and those suffering with dementia.

Following the fantastic debate in the House of Commons and the reveal of the campaigns which UK Youth Parliament would take on in 2017, Members of Youth Parliament (MYP) all over the UK arranged meetings with their MPs for the National Day of Action.

The mishap at the Oscars has been one of my favourite events of the year.

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