6 minutes ago
Redbridge Town Hall

A High Court judge has criticised Redbridge Council social services bosses over their handling of a case involving a two-year-old girl who may be taken from the care of her mother.

Anum Iqbal, 5 making a halloween hat at Redbridge Library Fabula Festival.

A celebration of the arts brought a vivid splash of colour to the borough’s busiest library this weekend.

Haven House children's hospice PR manager Scott Roberts with his boots after Channel 4's show SAS: Who Dares Wins. Picture: Haven House

Few people volunteer for army special forces training – which starts by jumping 15 metres into a swirling river in the heart of the Ecuadorian jungle.

25 minutes ago
Girls and women aged 4-24 from the Sakthi Fine Arts Youth Dance Group take part in an Indian classical dance (Bharathanatyam) class at the Jack Carter Centre in Ilford.

Thousands of miles away from India, a group of dancers celebrated a festival of lights named Diwali, in front of a huge crowd this weekend.

Yesterday, 15:00
Redbridge Show.

A look back at the biggest story from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Yesterday, 12:00

A stunning new exhibition exploring Redbridge’s unique, 400-year relationship with western India, is set to thrill and intrigue residents for the next three months.

Yesterday, 10:00
Inspirational war effort posters used the eerie image of the zeppelin - known as 'the baby-killer' - to inspire young men to join the army

In this week’s heritage column, historian John Barfoot tells the story of Alfred de Bathe Brandon, who brought down a German zeppelin while based at Hainault in 1916.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Izar Abdgalil-Bores who has been nominated for a Young Citizen Award by his Mum for cooking and helping the next door neighbour in the garden

He may only be 11 and a long way from entering the world of employment, but for one youngster it is never too early to start mapping out a career plan.

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Woodford and Wanstead Photographic Society member Arnie Gobel's picture SS Nornen at Berrow, in Somerset, was voted best image of the night at an interclub competition. Picture: Arnie Gobel

This beautiful seascape of the Somerset coast, was named best image at a pair of photographic clubs’ competition.


35 minutes ago
Oliver Hawkins of Dagenham & Redbridge and Kingsley James of Macclesfield Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Ned Keating provides player ratings following the 1-1 draw at home to Macclesfield Town in the National League

Essex Leopards coach Stephen Ogunjimi takes on Kayin Darbey (pic Paul Phillips)

Essex Leopards 60 Manchester Magic 80

Ollie Palmer celebrates with his Leyton Orient team-mates after putting the O's 2-1 up at Hartlepool United (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Italian reveals latest on Jay Simpson, Paul McCallum, Yvan Erichot and Aron Pollock plus Sandro Semedo

Yesterday, 08:51
The FA Vase (pic: Empics)

Disappointing exits for Essex Senior League rivals

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Leyton Orient manager Alberto Cavasin urges his team on from the touchline (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Italian reveals chairman Francesco Becchetti made O’s players do double training sessions this week

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Jordan Maguire-Drew of Dagenham& Redbridge and David Fitzpatrick of Macclesfield Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Boss says both Daggers and Silkmen were evenly matched

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Sunderland's Didier Ibrahim Ndong (left) battles for the ball with West Ham United's Dimitri Payet (right) during the Premier League match at the London Stadium.

The Hammers left it late before Winston Reid thumped in the injury-time decider at the London Stadium

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Leyton Orient forward Ollie Palmer shows his support for his cousin Frankie after the full time whistle (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Sky Bet League Two: Hartlepool United 1 Leyton Orient 3

Saturday, October 22, 2016
Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge scores against Macclesfield Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

National League: Dagenham & Redbridge 1 (Okenabirhie 18) Macclesfield Town 1 (Holroyd 90)


Monday, October 17, 2016
Storyteller Andy Lawrence from the Theatre of Widdershins, with characters from Rapunzel and the Tower of Doom, which is being performed at the Fabula Festival. Picture: Jane Barlow

It might start in your head, but the act of reading can take you on a journey around the world and beyond.

Monday, October 17, 2016
Wizard Stories founders Phil Keating and Gary Potter

Young bookworms can immerse themselves in magical worlds of dragons and giants – and enjoy a talk or two – at a festival making its debut.

Saturday, October 8, 2016
Christina Clark leads the Wanstead Rock Choir

With vocal chords well rested over summer, a 100-strong choir is set to rock it out with popular feel good songs.

Thursday, October 6, 2016
Sara Grant's is to meet with young readers and writers at the Redbridge Literary Festival

She loves everything about books, from writing, editing and reading to discussing them, and an author, who hails from across the pond, is set to share her passion at the Redbridge Children’s Literary Festival.

Thursday, September 29, 2016
Ally's World author Karen McCombie is speaking at the first ever Redbridge Children's Literary Festival, taking place at the Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford, in October half-term

A former journalist who gravitated from a teenage magazine writer into a best-selling children’s author is excited to be speaking at the Redbridge Children’s Literary Festival next month.

Saturday, September 17, 2016
An acrobat at Wanstead Festival 2015

A popular community festival will prolong summer celebrations with a day of family activities, performances and live music.

Tuesday, September 13, 2016
The Kenneth More Theatre's brand new production Boorskale, featuring a cast of West End stars. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

A musical comedy featuring three sisters, who were simultaneously widowed after a double-decker bus crash tragically wiped out the village’s dart team, is opening in Ilford tonight.

Friday, September 9, 2016
Wanstead Fringe's open air Kinema.

If you’ve ever wanted to go to the Edinburgh Fringe, but don’t fancy the long journey up to Scotland, then head to the borough’s very own fringe this weekend.

Monday, September 5, 2016
Field of dreams: members of Art Group Wanstead outside the overgrown Evergreen Field, the focus of some of the workshops during the Trail, carrying artwork by Ron Filer and Ron Bowman which will be going outside Allan Burgess House, used by Age UK.

Many of us dream about living in a friendly, cultural hub, with brightly coloured artwork in windows and perhaps even workshops so we can all discover our inner artist.

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