Yesterday, 18:06
Have you seen Leah Pearson? Photo Essex Police.

Police are appealing to the public to help them find a teenager from Chigwell.

The Leader of Redbridge council Jas Athwal with police officers celebrating the fact that there will be a number of new police recruits for the borough

Redbridge is set to benefit from an influx of new police officers thanks to the Metropolitan Police and Mayor of London Sadiq Khan.

Forest School pupils dressed as a range of famous people from history

A weenie Winston Churchill and a junior Joan of Arc were joined by influential people from history to take over a local school for the day.

Whipps Cross Hospital, in Leytonstone, cancelled 28 urgent operations in November. Photo: PA

A backlog of medical results are still being processed by Barts Health Trust after it was hit by a cyber attack.

Model Sehar Zam who has started her own online business selling dresses with the help of the Princes Trust

A few weeks into a new year usually sees broken resolutions but one model from Ilford has made sure her’s is starting with success.

Rabbi Lisa with the Mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Gurdial Bhamra and Ilford South MP Mike Gapes

A synagogue’s new Rabbi says she wants to champion the young and build strong relationships with other faith leaders, after being sworn into her role.

The a12 junction with Barley Lane and Hainault Road, which is closed overnight until April 14. Photo: Google Maps

A busy junction on the A12 is to be closed overnight for the next three months while Transport for London (TfL) install a pedestrian crossing.

Ilyas Hussain, one of three triplets, recently represented Great Britain in the Taekwondo World Championships, held in Vancouver and is a potential Olympian of the future. Picture: Ellie Hoskins

A 15-year-old boy is back in training after suffering defeat by the narrowest of margins at a martial arts competition in Vancouver.

Pat Beverly has been named Queen's Nurse by the Queen's Nursing Institute.

A nurse who has dedicated more than 15 years of her life to helping mental health services in Redbridge has been honoured by a national charity.

Crime & Court

Friday, January 13, 2017
The teenager almost drove a Ford Transit into a police car. Picture: Chris Ison/PA

A Seven Kings teenager, who drove a tipper truck erratically and “nearly crashed” into a police car, was fined at court today.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
A man appeared at court today charged with sexual assault. Picture: John Stillwell/PA Archive/PA Images.

A taxi cab driver accused of sexually assaulting a woman while taking her to Redbridge appeared in court this morning.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Officers would like to speak to the man shown in the CCTV image as he may have information which could help with the investigation. (credit: BTP)

Officers have released a CCTV image of a man they would like to speak to in connection with the incident.


Friday, January 13, 2017
Niall during a boxing session in Romford

Ding ding ding, week two of my resolutions challenge is well under way and I’m pleased to report I haven’t strayed from either of my pledges so far.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
Whipps Cross Hospital, in Leytonstone, cancelled 28 urgent operations in November. Photo: PA

An A&E serving thousands of people across Wanstead and Woodford has been hit hard by what one charity executive dubbed “a humanitarian crisis”.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
King George Hospital

Important funding for the trust that runs Redbridge’s healthcare is at risk after it failed to meet targets on cancer waiting times.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Wanstead High Street, where Redbridge Council want to introduce pay and display machines.

Redbridge Council has “substantially” changed controversial parking plans in Wanstead, following pressure from residents, the Recorder can reveal.

Wednesday, January 11, 2017
Residents of Wanstead who are angered by a new pay and display scheme where there has not been any consultation with the public

Wanstead residents and activists have rallied against plans for pay and display parking, saying it will be the “death of the High Street”.

Thursday, December 15, 2016
A infestation of 'massive' rats, inset, has been found near the Wanstead War Memorial and a primary school. Picture: Ken Mears; Niall Joyce

An infestation of more than a dozen “massive” rats has been spotted in Memorial Green just yards away from a primary school.


Wednesday, January 11, 2017
RE Javed Khan

A survey by a national children’s charity has shown that 70 per cent of teenagers want all schools to have lessons on sex and relationships (SRE).

Tuesday, January 10, 2017
Redbridge Town Hall

Controversial changes to the way Redbridge Council does business have been watered down after a tense meeting last night, but are still likely to become a reality.

Monday, January 9, 2017
Redbridge Town Hall

Proposals that would radically change the structure of Redbridge Council have been branded “miserable” and “draconian” by members of the opposition.


Yesterday, 15:40
Forest School pupils dressed as a range of famous people from history

A weenie Winston Churchill and a junior Joan of Arc were joined by influential people from history to take over a local school for the day.

Friday, January 13, 2017
Students at Woodbridge High School were excited to trial the technology

Several classes of lucky pupils proved that children really are the future as they were given the chance to trial the latest innovation in virtual reality which could transform how they learn.

Thursday, January 12, 2017
The pupils enjoyed a 'fantastic' day planting orchard trees in Goodmayes Park

A group of green fingered children got their hands dirty as they spent the morning planting trees to give their area more greenery and fresh air.


Sunday, January 15, 2017
Prospect Hall in South Woodford, where Redbridge Council tried to ban music after 10.30pm in 1977. Photo: Google Maps.

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

Sunday, January 15, 2017
Ilford Lane in the mid 20th century.

Local historian John Barfoot remembers just what domestic bliss meant in Ilford in the 1930s.

Sunday, January 8, 2017
Rev P J Beech of Holy Trinity Church, in Hermon Hill, South Woodford.

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

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