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An emergency meeting has been organised by a charity after it was inundated by generous Redbridge residents desperate to offer shelter to refugees.

Redbridge Mayor Cllr Barbara White, centre, at the street party. Picture: Anne Hayes

The Mayor of Redbridge boogied past midnight at a street party commemorating the end of the Second World War.

Shalini Ganesh-Ram, 26

A devastated mum has paid tribute to her “beautiful” daughter following her tragic death less than a week after giving birth.

Al Noor primary school head Someena Butt and trustee Sadiq Kothia in the play ground

Councillors are set to debate plans to build a Muslim school at meeting tonight.

Firefighters tackle a blaze in Gants Hill.

London Fire Brigade has released images showing firefighters tackling a blaze which left families homeless on Friday.

The crash at the junction of Springfield Drive and Donington Avenue, Gants Hill, Picture: Lorna Burton

A woman has been hospitalised after being cut free from a car following a two-vehicle crash.

Sameena Imam, 34. Photo credit: West Midlands Police

A “bizarre” combination of poisonous metallic elements was discovered in the body of a shop worker found buried on an allotment, a toxicologist has told a murder trial.

The leaving party for Goodmayes police officer Sgt Seamus Hansford, held at Goodmayes Community Centre and attended by the mayor of Redbridge, Cllr Barbara White, police officers, residents and members of GRASS (Goodmayes Residents' Association). Picture: Keith Stanbury

A popular police officer moving on to pastures new has been given a fitting send-off by the community.

Redbridge Council leader Cllr Jas Athwal hass written a letter to Jeremy Hunt asking him to review the closure of King George Hospital's A&E department.

The leader of Redbridge Council has written an open letter to Jeremy Hunt, requesting a discussion about the planned closure of King George’s A&E.

Crime & Court

Wed, 17:32

A “bizarre” combination of poisonous metallic elements was discovered in the body of a shop worker found buried on an allotment, a toxicologist has told a murder trial.

Friday, August 28, 2015
Radical cleric Anjem Choudary, of Hampton Road, Ilford, will appear at the Old Bailey today, charged with inviting support for Isis.

Radical Islamic preacher Anjem Choudary will go on trial in the New Year for allegedly encouraging support for Isis.

Thursday, August 27, 2015
Wes Streeting MP at a Redbridge Islamic Centre open day earlier this year, with Vaseem Ahmed. Both Mr Streeting and the Centre's leader Bashir Chaudhry have condemned the attack on the Woodford Muslim Cultural Centre on Monday.

Ilford North MP Wes Streeting has spoken out against vandalism on a Woodford Green faith centre, saying it appears “to be fuelled by anti-Muslim hatred”.

Health

The trust running King George and Queens hospitals is paying more on loan repayments to private investment firms than any other across London, a report has found.

Wednesday, August 26, 2015
Queen's Hospital car park

The health trust running King George and Queen’s hospitals increased their car parking takings by more than £200,000 last year.

Saturday, August 22, 2015
Shishu Sharma with a picture of her late husband Ravi

A woman whose husband died eight days after being diagnosed with cancer, has pledged all of her NHS travel expenses to Cancer Research UK.

Environment

Monday, August 24, 2015

Live turtles, dogs and even a coffin are just some of the bizarre things council officers have found fly tipped on the streets of Redbridge.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
Barkingside High Street and its shops

An environmental group is calling on filmmakers of all abilities to tell the world about Barkingside.

Friday, August 14, 2015
Mavra Swales, Ash Khan and Catherine Peel in the garden

“Furious” residents have blasted Transport for London (TfL) over imminent night Tube plans, which they believe will lead to many sleepless nights once introduced.

Politics

Wednesday, August 26, 2015

She may have been born in Italy, but Ivana Bartoletti is a proud Londoner.

Monday, August 24, 2015
The area around Ilford station will receive investment from TfL.

Redbridge Council has announced plans to regenerate Ilford town centre, anticipating £1 billion worth of investment over the next six years.

Monday, August 24, 2015
Ivana Bartoletti

The Labour Party has selected Ivana Bartoletti to stand as its candidate for Havering and Redbridge in next year’s London Assembly elections.

Education

Thursday, August 20, 2015

After several months of waiting, students across Redbridge anxiously ripped open their envelopes to discover their GCSE results.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Phoebe Jones, Marianne Winward, Daisy Lee and Ailish Farrell after getting their GCSE results at Woodbridge High School.

After several months of waiting, students across Redbridge anxiously ripped open their envelopes to discover their GCSE results.

Thursday, August 20, 2015
Pupils celebrate at Forest Academy

Teenagers have been anxiously opening envelopes this morning to see how they did in their GCSE exams.

Heritage

Tue, 16:14

A former stripper has been reliving his glory days following the success of a Hollywood blockbuster.

Friday, August 21, 2015
Ilford War Memorial Gardens. Picture: Ron Jeffries

Historic gardens created in honour of soldiers who lost their lives in the First World War could receive a “deed of dedication”.

Wednesday, August 19, 2015
The proposed development in High Street, Wanstead. Picture: arc7

A controversial decision over plans to build a new shopping mall in Wanstead has been pushed back to September.

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