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On the right, the site of the new Bombetta restaurant and deli next to Snaresbrook station. Below are shots from their instagram account of the refurbished restaurant. Councillors are concerned that outdoor drinking in Station Rise, could be unsafe and anti-social. Photo: Google

Plans for alfresco drinking at a new upmarket Italian restaurant have been criticised by councillors and residents who fear it could lead to “drunkenness and anti-social behaviour”.

Yesterday, 18:35
Swaminarayan House Temple followers took part in a charity bike ride

Hindu cyclists pedalled from temple to temple across the capital raising thousands of pounds for a children’s hospice.

Yesterday, 17:00
Love Parks Week Woodland Craft Fair at the Hainault Forest Country Park. Geordie of the Green Man Tree Company carves an owl

Willow-weaving, bodging and spoon-making were just some of the rustic activities on offer at a woodland craft fair on Saturday.

Yesterday, 15:44
Oakfield Playing Fields in Barkingside

The FA has expressed its disappointment after the council included a playing field in its Local Plan on Thursday.

Yesterday, 12:47
Manager of Fruit and Vegtable store A&C Fruiterers, Alan Neat celebrates 45 years of working at the store. Alan Neat and his staff in the store

Customers at one of the borough’s longest running businesses may have noticed an unusual party atmosphere this weekend.

Yesterday, 10:41
The patients at the Ilford Medical Centre in Cleveland Road,  holding a fete to raise awareness for cardio vascular disease.
Yasmin Choudhury, and Shapna Hussain, from East London Genes & Health.

Patients at an Ilford doctor’s surgery held a summer fete to raise awareness of cardio vascular disease and other afflictions.

Yesterday, 10:23
The latest Local Forum in Woodford Green. From left to right: Cllr Michael Stark, Cllr Lloyd Duddridge, Cllr Jas Athwal and Redbridge Council chief executive Andy Donald.

Enforcement officers are to investigate allegations of a car dealership selling vehicles in the road, a meeting heard.

Sunday, July 24, 2016
Dagenham's Ford factory, circa 1970.

Take a look at the stories of note from this week 20, 40 and 60 years ago.

Sport

Yesterday, 15:00
The second half of the 2016 cricket season is under way (pic: Jonathan Brady/PA WIRE)

A round-up of the action from the Essex League Division Three on Saturday

Yesterday, 14:00
Russell Slade (left) and Kevin Nugent returned to Brisbane Road at the weekend with Charlton Athletic. Pic: SIMON O'CONNOR

Addicks boss returned to Brisbane Road for the first time since leaving at the weekend and was given huge applause by home supporters

Yesterday, 13:00
Oakfield Parkonians captain Jibran Azam in batting action. Pic: KEN MEARS

A round-up of the action from the Essex League Division Two on Saturday

Yesterday, 11:30
Craig Robson in action for Dagenham & Redbridge against Bishop's Stortford (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers centre back looking forward to playing at Victoria Road for the first time

Yesterday, 11:00
Fives & Heronians skipper Ben Britton (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

A round-up of the action from Essex Division One

Yesterday, 09:30
Leyton Orient caretaker Andy Hessenthaler watches on (pic: Simon O'Connor).

League Two boss pleased with Yvan Erichot but knows he needs to bring another defender in before August 6

Yesterday, 09:00
Wanstead skipper Joe Ellis-Grewal (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGS Photo)

A round-up of the action from the Essex Premier Division

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Dagenham & Redbridge centre back Luke Pennell (pic: David Simpson/TGS Photo)

Daggers manager down to bare bones at back after defender ruled out for much of season

Saturday, July 23, 2016
Leyton Orient boss Andy Hessenthaler looks on (pic: Simon O'Connor)

Pre-season friendly: Leyton Orient 0 Charlton Athletic 0

Entertainment

Sunday, July 17, 2016
Boorskale cast rehearsing at the Kenneth More Theatre.
It’s a musical comedy about four widows from a small village and their trial and tribulations.
Paul Ritchie Tonkinson, Patrick Clancy, David Alder, Mark Hutchinson,

A musical director swapping Broadway for Ilford is feeling excited about bringing a comedy with a “black sense of humour” to the borough.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
Rahat Fateh Ali Khan is set to perform at the O2 Arena on August 14. Picture: The O2

A veteran Qawwali singer is set to perform his greatest hits at a “magical” arena show.

Saturday, July 16, 2016
A West End performance of the musical Cats, which is on at the Kenneth More Theatre. Picture: PA/Andrew Milligan

The stars of tomorrow are taking the stage to perform one of Britain’s best loved musicals at the Kenneth More Theatre.

Saturday, July 9, 2016
St Augustine's Players - Lessons in Lust and Lies

Turning real life situations into a comic adventure, an amateur theatre group will take its audience on a journey of laughter with three original plays.

Sunday, July 3, 2016
The Spinettes, who are performing at The Streets on Saturday.

For the second year running an exciting street festival will take over Ilford town centre with live music, dance and art.

Monday, June 20, 2016
Rude Kid. Picture: Ashley Verse

A music producer and DJ is set to raise the profile of grime as his new radio show hits the airwaves.

Saturday, June 4, 2016
Violinist Charlotte Rowan, who is part of the classical quartet raising money for Grace Boxall's charity Smiles With Grace.

A talented musical quartet will play their first ever gig in memory of a girl who tragically died of cancer aged just 15.

Monday, May 30, 2016
The Barkingside-based Valentine Singers performing in Oxford.

A choir is set to mark the Queen’s birthday with a concert paying homage to the music spanning her lifetime.

Saturday, May 28, 2016
Poster for the Philip Ridley's Karagula play

An epic journey into the mysterious world of Karagula, the new play by an east London author, could change your vision of the world.

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