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Almost 100 businesses in Ilford are using a new state of the art digital radio security technology to crackdown on shoplifting.

Sadie Gomm

Tributes have been paid to a founder member of Ilford Historical Society who has died aged 88.

The Musicians of Bremen in Teatro Vivo's show Fairy-tale Finders, inspired by the stories of the Brothers Grimm. The show is returning to Valentines Mansion, in Emerson Road, Ilford. Picture: Doug Southall

Prince Charming, the Wicked Stepmother and Snow White – these are all characters seared into our consciousness thanks to fairy-tales.

Young adult author James Dawson with Isaac Newton Academy pupils

Six years ago, James Dawson was a teacher in a busy Brighton school, the role of writing in his working life confined to lesson plans and reports.

Ellie Gibb has her face painted by Emma Japry at last year's Fairlop Fair

Organisers are hoping the heavy showers forecast for won’t keep the crowds away from today’s Fairlop Fair.

King Solomon High School.

A project bringing together the stories of London’s Jewish communities during the First World War is coming to Barkingside.

Marks & Spencer on Ilford High Road.

The popular M&S cafe in High Road, Ilford, is set to close this month, yet its replacement in The Exchange Shopping Centre is still unknown.

National Charity Froglife visited Forest Farm Peace garden for a workshop. Alan Kemp and Lisa Herbert making a nature hut

Frog fans had a ribbiting time at an interactive workshop learning all about the water-dwelling hoppers.

The site in High Street, Wanstead. Picture: Google Street View

A residents’ group has branded plans to build flats and a shopping arcade “disgusting”.

Crime & Court

Thu, 13:22

A man shot yesterday morning in Goodmayes has been discharged from hospital.

Wed, 18:00
Heybridge Way, Leyton, where Hassan Chaudhry drove it Pc Shopland. Photo: Google Maps

A former economics lecturer, from South Woodford, who drove into a policeman during a botched getaway has been jailed for 16 months.

Wed, 08:41
Shooting on Green Lane near Goodmayes Road

Police have been called to reports of a man shot in Goodmayes this morning.

Health

Fri, 07:01

A councillor has admitted there is little evidence supporting calls to refer a decision over the future of Wanstead Hospital to the Secretary of State.

Thu, 07:01
Hospital trust boss Matthew Hopkins.

The trust that runs King George Hospital remains in special measures as A&E waiting times are below targets and outpatient services are struggling to meet demand.

Tue, 07:33
Redbridge Town Hall. Picture: Redbridge Council

Cllr Dev Sharma (Lab, Newbury) confirmed that negotiations to provide swimming pools for the public in two Redbridge schools were “very well advanced”.

Environment

Saturday, June 27, 2015

Ron Jeffries has been in protracted communication with Redbridge Council over the untidy condition of some of the gardens near his home in Spearpoint Gardens, Aldborough Road North, Aldborough Hatch.

Friday, June 26, 2015
Jas Athwal, leader of the Redbridge Labour Group

Drivers who block up residential streets near schools will be clamped down on in a proposed scheme.

Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Members of Dera Sacha Sauda help clear an alleyway near Highbury Gardens, Seven Kings

An army of spiritual volunteers have cleared more than 11 tonnes of rubbish dumped in an alleyway.

Politics

A £55million cash injection to help build more than 2,000 new homes in Ilford will kick-start a major regeneration of the town centre.

Saturday, June 27, 2015
Ryan Green on The Voice. Picture: Guy Levy

The 13th annual Redbridge Midsummer Music Festival takes place today and tomorrow in Barkingside and Ilford.

Thursday, June 25, 2015
A local forum held at Sinclair House in Woodford Bridge Road, Redbridge. Picture: Ajay Nair

A local forum will be taking place tonight at William Torbitt Primary School, Eastern Avenue, Gants Hill.

Education

Fri, 17:11

A project bringing together the stories of London’s Jewish communities during the First World War is coming to Barkingside.

Fri, 10:56
Achieve2 R eceive founder Ricardo Robertson with the students.

Community interest company, Achieve 2 Receive, has hosted an exhibition to raise money for an educational trip to the Caribbean for Redbridge students.

Thu, 17:59
The site in High Street, Wanstead. Picture: Google Street View

Plans to build flats and a shopping arcade are due to be looked at by the planning inspectorate once more after it rejected the developer’s appeal last year.

Heritage

Fri, 17:11

A project bringing together the stories of London’s Jewish communities during the First World War is coming to Barkingside.

Fri, 14:15
The site in High Street, Wanstead. Picture: Google Street View

A residents’ group has branded plans to build flats and a shopping arcade “disgusting”.

Fri, 10:56
Achieve2 R eceive founder Ricardo Robertson with the students.

Community interest company, Achieve 2 Receive, has hosted an exhibition to raise money for an educational trip to the Caribbean for Redbridge students.

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