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The main entrance to Howe Barracks in Canterbury, Kent. Picture: PA/Gareth Fuller

Redbridge Council is to move more than 200 of the borough’s homeless families into a former army compound in Canterbury – 60 miles from Ilford.

An artists impression of outside the Exchange Shopping Centre car par, after the 200 flat development is completed. Picture: Meyer Bergman

Councillors will tonight decide whether to green light proposals to build three tower blocks above the Exchange Shopping Centre’s car park.

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Loxford Polyclinic

A commissioning group has reassured patients at an under-fire surgery that it would only close as a “last resort”.

Ernest James, 35, was jailed for 14 years for trying to rape a jogger in Epping Forest.

A ‘violent sexual predator’ who attempted to rape a female jogger near Epping Forest has been sentenced to 14 years imprisonment.

Firefighter dealing with a small fire at Valentines Mansion

Emergency services were called to Valentines Mansion earlier today after reports of a “smoke logged” basement.

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Redbridge police cadets produced a short film to raise awareness about the danger of knife crime among young people following the death of 16-year-old Charlie Kutuyompo, who was stabbed at a birthday party. 
Front row:  Sergeant Jo Chandler (Youth Engagement Officer Safer Schools), Borough Commander Mandy Beacher, Cadet Olivia Stevens, Mr Ian Levy, Cadet Sam Simkins, Cllr Gurdial Bhamra, Inspector Lee Canter

Redbridge police cadets produced a short film to raise awareness among young people about knife crime following the stabbing of a 16-year-old boy outside a birthday party earlier this year.

Hollywood actress, Rosamund Pike, with two children who helped to launch the Barnardo's new rose. Photo: Dan Hodges/Barnardo's

Barnardo’s ambassador Rosamund Pike launched a new rose to honour Syrie Barnardo and to commemorate the charity’s 150th anniversary at the Chelsea Flower Show on Tuesday.

People enjoying Redbridge Green Fair at Valentines Park in Ilford in 2014

A free green fair will be held in Melbourne Field at Valentines Park, Cranbrook Road, Ilford, on Sunday with a host of activities for people to try something new.

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Maybank Road, South Woodford. Picture: Google Street View

A bus service is being diverted following a car crash this afternoon.

Sport

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Wanstead captain Joe Ellis-Grewal looks on (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

All-rounder pleased as Overton Drive club press for success on all fronts

Russell Slade on the touchline alongside with Kevin Nugent (right) when the pair were Leyton Orient manager and assistant respectively (pic: Simon O'Connor).

Former Wales under-21 international hasn’t been offered a new contract with east Londoners and has looked back on his best memories with the O’s

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Ilford captain Shaz Hafeez looks on (pic: Graham Hodges)

Captain says conditions at Valentines Park left him in two minds

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Hornchurch's Paul Walter picked up 2-11 for Essex's second team (pic: Mick Kearns/TGSPHOTO)

A host of players from the Essex Cricket Leagues helped the county seconds gain the upper-hand on the opening day of their County Championship clash with Glamorgan at Bishops’ Stortford.

West Ham legend Tony Cottee

Our West Ham columnist says the season has been an eight out of 10

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Tom Toolis lines up a shot (pic: claregreenphotography.com)

Former Coopers pupil impresses in relay event in Russia

Yesterday, 18:55
Ravi Bopara appeals for a wicket (pic: Gavin Ellis/TGSPHOTO)

Welsh side earn bragging rights on day three

Yesterday, 15:35
The ground which Ilford Catholic call home in Barkingside

Ilford Catholic’s Andrew Humphrey is writing a blog during the 2016 season

Entertainment

Sunday, May 22, 2016
Robert Habermann will be performing Frank Sinatra: His Way at the Kenneth More Theatre later this month

He’s the most successful male solo artist of all time, so nothing but the best will please fans of the one and only Frank Sinatra.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
The cast of Singin' In the Rain rehearsing. Picture: Barking MAD

As Gene Kelly skips down a Hollywood boulevard, rain drops hitting the pavement around him, everybody knows the words about to come out of his mouth.

Sunday, May 8, 2016
Nishi Pangali with her Bollywood dancers

A popular dance troupe has brought its impressive moves over to the borough to teach children and adults routines made famous in the Indian film industry.

Saturday, May 7, 2016
John Griffiths in his one-man show 40 Years Gone, Parts of my Life

Almost 40 years after making his debut on an Ilford stage, an actor is looking back over his career with a show full of poetry and humour.

Monday, May 2, 2016
John Griffiths in his one-man show 40 Years Gone, Parts of my Life

Almost 40 years after making his debut on an Ilford stage, an actor is looking back over his career with a show full of poetry and humour.

Saturday, April 30, 2016
Barbara Hills

Champion of the community and tireless supporter of the arts Barbara Hills is to be the subject of a new show, which will raise money for drama projects in Ilford.

Saturday, April 16, 2016
Emerging classical guitar talent Alexandra Whittingham will be playing in Wanstead Library on Tuesday.

In only 18 years Alexandra Whittingham has already accomplished what many guitar players might hope to achieve in an entire lifetime.

Saturday, April 9, 2016
Jack Productions are putting on

Two of pop music’s best-loved talents will be celebrated on the stage over the next week, with renditions of their famous songs sure to thrill audiences.

Tuesday, April 5, 2016
Presenters Philip Lester and Martin Levin mourn the loss of Jumbo sound, by sitting at home wearing polo shirts emblazoned with the radio station's logo

A presenter is “devastated” after the radio station he broadcasts on has been forced to close.

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