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Almost 30 acts from across the borough played in Barkingside and Valentines Park this weekend, as part of the Midsummer Music Fest.

A credit card fraudster has been jailed for two years for scamming small businesses out of £45,000 of bathroom tiles, washing machines and alloy wheels.

A Wanstead school is bidding to bag a massive cash boost from Tesco to refurbish its playground, and is calling on readers to help.

People young and old enjoyed a day out in the sun at the St Peter’s Church flower show on Saturday.

Hundreds of children took part in a mass yoga session to raise money for an animal charity in Sri Lanka.

The Met have launched a new campaign to try and reduce the amount of scooter thefts and crack down on moped enabled crime.

The cladding at the Orchard Estate is to be “upgraded as a matter of urgency”, even though tests show it is different to Grenfell Tower’s.

After more than ten years in the making, today passengers stepped onto the state of the art Elizabeth line trains for the first time.

The legacy of a former chairman of the Friends of Valentines Mansion will remain cherished forever at the iconic building in Ilford.

A passionate volunteer for Haven House Children’s Hospice and Parliamentary worker has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s Birthday Honours.

The man brutally attacked in Eton Road on Monday was “shot six times”, according to the chairman of the Muslim Community Centre, yet still survived.

A Turkish restaurant will today find out whether it will be able to sell alcohol until 1am, despite fears from residents it could lead to drunken anti-social behaviour.

The eastbound carriageway of the A12 is still closed between Romford and Chadwell Heath, after a water main burst.

Three of Redbridge’s most senior Labour politicians have written to the health secretary urging him to stop the closure of King George Hospital’s A&E.

Three new spaces have opened in Redbridge Central Library, allowing access to technology, business advice and a new heritage centre.

With the first council meeting after the general election days away, the Redbridge Conservatives have shuffled their shadow cabinet with an eye on 2018.

Tech savvy youngsters were thrilled at the array of events on show in Ilford town centre on Saturday, June 17.

Cyclists in Redbridge will be excited by the latest cycle route to open in the borough, connecting Barkingside and Ilford with Mile End via quiet back roads.

A man “bleeding heavily” fled into a mosque for help after being shot and stabbed in a residential Ilford street this afternoon.

Beautiful ballet interpretations from a classic Shakespearean love story, Dracula and The Nutcracker will be performed in one show coming to Ilford next month.

There are queues on the A12 and A406 at Redbridge roundabout after a car and a lorry have reportedly crashed.

It feels like we’ve been stood up. Not that I’d know.

Rising up like two shark fins piercing Ilford’s skyline, Pioneer Point is its most recognisable landmark for newcomers by train or car.

A seven-year-old girl, who is undergoing pioneering treatment for a rare brain tumour in Mexico, is making “inspirational progress”.

Redbridge Council is reviewing fire risk assessments in all 18 of its high rises following the tragedy in Grenfell Tower this morning.

Parkhill Junior School pupils launched their learning sky high recently with a brilliant day focused on science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM).

In an election billed as the coronation of Theresa May, Labour upset the odds and increased their seats to 262 leading to a hung Parliament.

Opinion: Slowing speedsters who hare around

Saturday, June 10, 2017

Not too long ago I was crossing the road and a speeding driver nearly hit me, passed within inches.

Cycling or walking around Woodford Green Pc Dave Harvey and the Monkhams Safer Neighbourhoods Team try and make themselves as accessible as possible.

Labour’s Mike Gapes has held Ilford South, the seat he has represented since 1992, increasing his majority significantly.

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