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Police stock photo. Picture: PA/ Joe Giddens

A former senior police officer believes plans to merge three east London borough forces is down to funding and “nothing to do with greater productivity”.

Yesterday, 17:53
Redbridge Town Hall

More than 100 secondary school students from across the borough will be honoured at a dazzling ceremony tonight.

Yesterday, 17:23
Redbridge Labour Friends of Bangladesh

A political group hoping to represent the Bangladeshi community celebrated a star-studded launch last week.

Yesterday, 15:59
Christopher Lombard who was shot while working as a doorman in Ilford in 1996

On a cold dark December night 20 years ago, doorman Christopher Lombard arrived at work never to return home.

Yesterday, 13:36
Victim Khalid Safi. Picture Met Police.

A 19–year–old woman was arrested at an address in Redbridge yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Yesterday, 12:43
A woman died the A406 in South Woodford

A woman in her 40s has died after an incident on the A406 earlier this morning, near Charlie Brown’s Roundabout, in South Woodford.

Yesterday, 10:58
Essex police. Picture PA.

An off-road biker from Chigwell has been disqualified for failing to respond to seven speeding offences including clocking up 76mph in a 30 zone.

Yesterday, 10:48
The Barkingside Christmas lights switch on event at Ken Aston Square. Santa with Freddie Eldred aged 3

The festive countdown is truly underway now as residents in Barkingside celebrated their Christmas lights being switched on last night.

Yesterday, 10:41
Walkers in a leafy path in Wanstead Park. Picture: Richard Arnopp

These images by a keen amateur photographer and a member of Friends of Wanstead Parklands, show the area at its beautiful best.

Sport

8 minutes ago
Topgolf is offering special coaching packages this winter (pic Topgolf)

Venue offering seasonal packages to keep golfers in the swing

08:30
Christian Assombalonga of Dagenham & Redbridge and Tyrone Sterling of Dover Athletic (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers coach hopes match against Worthing marks start of successful campaign

07:00
West Ham United's Manuel Lanzini celebrates scoring against Liverpool at Anfield last season (pic PA)

Archant’s Dave Evans, Ned Keating and Jacob Ranson discuss the latest topics affecting our clubs

Yesterday, 19:20
Action from the latest round of matches at the Chance to Shine indoor league at UEL

Champions suffer first loss in two years

Yesterday, 18:00
Ricky Eaton, joint manager of Redbridge (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Motormen prepare to host Essex Senior League strugglers

Yesterday, 17:00
Paul Benson of Dagenham & Redbridge celebrates the second goal at Dover Athletic (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers forward grabbed first goal of second spell last weekend and now has another target in sight

Yesterday, 15:00
Eton Manor skipper Tryson Goodchild (pic: Martin Pearl)

Manor have a big game looming against Chingford next week, but first they must down rivals

Yesterday, 12:36
Corey Whitely of Dagenham & Redbridge and Richard Orlu of Dover Athletic (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers fan Daniel Law is writing a blog during the 2016/17 season

Yesterday, 10:00
Ilford manager Allan Fenn (pic: George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

Essex Senior League Cup first round: Ilford 2 Southend Manor 0

Entertainment

Saturday, November 26, 2016
Marc Seymour is returning after a four year hiatus to the role of the dame in this year's pantomime at the Kenneth More Theatre (photo: Arnaud Stephenson)

He’s larger than life and the belle of the ball, can you guess who I’m talking about yet?

Saturday, November 19, 2016
Lizi Jackson, with seven-year-old twins Layla and Jacob, drew inspiration from her son's autism to pen a children's rhyming book.

A mother-of-two is set to release her first children’s book at the end of National Anti-Bullying Week, letting youngsters know that it’s ok to be different.

Friday, November 4, 2016
Former Woodford County High School pupil, Marion Hertz, has penned a poetry book to raise money for charity.

A children’s author is hoping sales of her second poetry book will help fund much needed holidays for families with sick children.

Tuesday, November 1, 2016
Queen's Theatre Partners in Crime production shots

Intrigue, romance and plenty of 1920s glamour are just some of the highlights of the Queen’s Theatre’s latest offering.

Wednesday, October 26, 2016
The Kenneth More Theatre, Ilford.

The performance of one of the borough’s most loved arts institutions is to be discussed by Redbridge Council tomorrow night.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Be Bop A Lula photos

There’s a big party heading into town and your name is on the guest list.

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.

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