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Starch House Lane playing fields, the home of Shield Academy FC. Picture: Google Maps.

A teenager has been arrested after an under 16s football match turned ugly and resulted in two teenagers and a man being squirted in the face with a “noxious substance”.

George Lane shops and restaurants

A business owner has called for something to be done to prevent a fast-food chain “killing” the high street.

From left, reporter Ann-Marie Abbasah and Alison Jacob enjoy mocktails at Miller & Carter Woodford Green. Photo: Ann-Marie Abbasah

My nieces and I stood in total disbelief when my mum said she was not making Sunday dinner.

12:38
Reporter Ellena Cruse taking her driving test through the streets of Wanstead

She did her driving test in Wanstead first time round, but now that it has been named the hardest area in the UK can reporter

The couple were robbed in South Park Drive (Pic: Google)

A police hunt is underway after a couple in their 50s were robbed at knifepoint by masked burglars who broke into their home in Ilford.

Corey Covington at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre

The fun didn’t stop for 75 children at Redbridge Jewish Community Centre’s half term day camp last week.

From left, Matthew Todd and Karl Todd.

Staff from a national charity aim to show off their talents at a fun night to the sounds of pop and rock classics.

Strike by London Underground drivers on the Central Line led to long queues this morning at stations like #Ilford (via @KhayerChowdhury)

Commuters are facing big delays this morning as Tube workers continue strike action.

Costa Coffee, Cranbrook Road.

One of the men accused of running a drugs ring from Ilford station operated alone and “sold drugs to survive”, a court has heard.

Sport

17:13
Ian Culverhouse has left Dagenham & Redbridge to take charge of King's Lynn Town (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers number two swaps east London for Norfolk to take charge of Linnets

Redbridge joint-manager Dave Ross (left) in good spirits during their London Senior Cup tie against AFC Wimbledon alongside Ricky Eaton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo).

Joe Gent scored a consolation for the Motormen during their London Senior Cup second round tie

Eton Manor's Ben Lockyer (left) and Nick Sheppard tackle a Thurrock opponent (pic: Martin Pearl).

New Wilderness outfit gave a debut to forward Harry Reid off the bench and he caught the eye

Leyton Orient boss Danny Webb helps Callum Kennedy to his feet after the full time whistle against Notts County (pic: Simon O'Connor).

O’s boss reflects on the goals they conceded during Saturday’s 3-2 defeat to relegation rivals Notts County

Sipho Mtyanda scored a hat-trick for Ilford in their win over London Bari (pic George Phillipou/TGS Photo)

The Foxes take on Enfield tonight in the Gordon Brasted Memorial Trophy looking to reach the quarter-finals of the competition

13:00
South Woodford's Garry Neicho has been called up for England over-50s duty (pic: Graham Hodges)

Shed icon to take part in international tournament in South Africa next month

West Ham legend Tony Cottee

Our West Ham Columnist hails the Cowley brothers and talks about winter breaks

Leyton Orient's stand-in captain Paul McCallum celebrates his goal against Notts County (pic: Simon O'Connor).

23-year-old full of praise for teenagers currently impressing under Danny Webb

Entertainment

From left, reporter Ann-Marie Abbasah and Alison Jacob enjoy mocktails at Miller & Carter Woodford Green. Photo: Ann-Marie Abbasah

My nieces and I stood in total disbelief when my mum said she was not making Sunday dinner.

Yesterday, 10:00
Syreeta Kumar as Dr Gupta and Gina Isaac as Eva in Made In India. Picture: Robert Day

As themes for a play go, the global implications of the growth of India’s surrogacy industry is pretty out there.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
Tight modern is coming to Ilford. Picture Creative Future.

It maybe small in stature but what it lacks in size it more than makes up for in creative talent. Ellena Cruse spoke to Tight Modern staff about showcasing artists who have overcome barriers.

Saturday, February 18, 2017
#Haters. Pic: Zbigniew Kotkiewicz

Gentrification is one of the biggest talking points across the capital, and this new play explores the role social media plays.

Friday, February 17, 2017
Goodmayes-born author David Merrifield will be holding a book signing at Redbridge Central Library in Clements Road, Ilford, on February 18.

A self-professed Redbridge “old boy” who became a successful author, is excited to return to his home town for a special book signing this weekend.

Saturday, January 28, 2017
Rachael with her mum Letitia. Picture Rachael Featherstone

After her mother was diagnosed with cancer, Rachael Featherstone quit her job to spend time with her and started writing. She tells Ellena Cruse about her debut novel and the death of her mum.

Friday, January 27, 2017
Charles Dickens, liived in Grosvenor Road Wanstead.
Reporter Ann-Marie Abbasah

“Now, what I want is facts,” begins a famous novel.

Monday, January 23, 2017
C & A sale window, March 1960, this is now the site of Wilko on Cranbrook Road, Ilford. Picture: Redbridge Museum and Heritage Service

Suits with ties, shimmering saris, and a sneaky pair of boxers peeking out of low slung jeans are just a few of the garments on display when you walk down Ilford High Road.

Saturday, January 21, 2017
Charlie Condou and Victoria yeates in character - The Crucible at Queen's

You may not think a play written in the 1950s about witch trials in the 17th century would have much in common with today’s audiences.

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