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An accident has closed Ilford Lane at the junction with Britannia Road in both directions. Picture: Google Maps

Ilford Lane is closed in both directions at the junction of Britannia Road, Ilford, following a car accident in the early hours of this morning.

Enforcement officers Awais Shahzada and Ammanuel Asfaw with reporter Matt Clemenson on a patrol in Ilford town centre. Redbridge Council wants to ban spitting, street drinking and deficating in Ilford.

Redbridge Council plans to ban street drinking, spitting and other anti-social behaviour in Ilford town centre.

Yesterday, 15:00
The children of Fulwood Primary School took part in a fancy dress day inspired by their favourite storybook characters, this week 20 years ago.

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

Yesterday, 10:00
The Ilford Hippodrome was hit by a German rocket in January 1945 and was later destroyed.

Following on from his last column, local historian John Barfoot continues to reminisce about the picture palaces that used to entertain pre and post-war audiences in Ilford.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Harry and Theo Kyriacou climbed Kilimanjaro

A father and son duo went sky high, as they scaled the summit of the world’s fourth highest mountain, Mount Kilimanjaro

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Woodford Festival

If you walk around Woodford next weekend, expect to see music, dancing, poetry and theatre on every corner, as their nine-day festival gets underway.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Rev Dr Jack Dunn at his Wanstead church

When Jack Dunn was 11-years-old, he heard God calling him to join the priesthood.

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Aniqah with her mum, Jilly, after she received her A-level results.

A student triumphed in her A-level exams despite visiting her mother, who is suffering from brain cancer, in hospital every single day.

Friday, September 23, 2016
A car crashed into the Prince of Wales pub in Green Lane, Ilford, yesterday evening. Picture: Renata Lahovfka

People enjoying an after-work pint suffered a nasty surprise yesterday when a car crashed into a pub’s front wall.

Sport

Southampton's Charlie Austin (right) celebrates scoring his side's first goal of the game with Virgil van Dijk

The Hammers remain in the bottom three of the Premier League after a dismal display which could have resulted in more goals for the Saints

Yesterday, 15:33
Richard Lawson has been named captain of Lakeside Hammers (pic: Rob Newell/TGSPHOTO)

Lawson looks ahead to tough second leg

Yesterday, 10:15
Fejiri Okenabirhie of Dagenham & Redbridge and Jack Holland of Bromley (pic:David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers boss praises character of side after success at Ravens

Yesterday, 08:50
Ilford's Chris Clark denies Barking rival Paul Oshin (pic: Terry Gilbert)

Mixed fortunes for local rivals

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Leyton Orient boss Andy Hessenthaler looks on (pic: Simon O'Connor)

O’s boss far from happy with showing after the interval at Magpies

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge is congratulated after scoring the opening goal at Bromley (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

National League: Bromley 1 Dagenham & Redbridge 3

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Leyton Orient manager Andy Hessenthaler (pic: Simon O'Connor).

League Two: Notts County 3 (Forte 53, Stead 55, Collins 90+3) Leyton Orient 1 (McCallum 87)

Saturday, September 24, 2016
Nicky Hunt in action for Leyton Orient at Notts County last season (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Andy Hessenthaler will be without one experienced player for the trip to Meadow Lane

Entertainment

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.

Monday, September 5, 2016
Music lovers at the one love festival

As the sun began to set on the weekend at Hainault Forest Country Park the words “jah Rastafari” carried on ringing through the air.

Sunday, August 21, 2016
Saxophonist Leszek Kulaszewicz playing at the Rafa Club, Cranbrook Road, Ilford

Tucked away from public view, the Ilford Rafa Club is one of Redbridge’s hidden gems where friends meet for a drink to the gentle sounds of jazz music. 
Chloe Farand visited and took a trip back in time

Saturday, August 20, 2016
Festival goers at the One Love festival

The founder of one of the world’s biggest reggae festivals has said he’s excited to return to Redbridge, which is the event’s “spiritual home”.

Wednesday, August 17, 2016
Saxophonist Leszek Kulaszewicz playing at the Rafa Club, Cranbrook Road, Ilford

Tucked away from public view, the Ilford Rafa Club is one of Redbridge’s hidden gems where friends meet for a drink to the gentle sounds of jazz music.

Monday, August 8, 2016
Members of the public wear William Shakespeare masks during the parade marking 400 years since the death of the playwright in Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire. Photo: Joe Giddens/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Just what does a man, dead for 400 years and born 112 miles away, have to do with the people of Redbridge?

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