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Yesterday, 15:59
Christopher Lombard who was shot while working as a doorman in Ilford in 1996

On a cold dark December night 20 years ago, doorman Christopher Lombard arrived at work never to return home.

Redbridge Town Hall

More than 100 secondary school students from across the borough will be honoured at a dazzling ceremony tonight.

Redbridge Labour Friends of Bangladesh

A political group hoping to represent the Bangladeshi community celebrated a star-studded launch last week.

Victim Khalid Safi. Picture Met Police.

A 19–year–old woman was arrested at an address in Redbridge yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

A woman died the A406 in South Woodford

A woman in her 40s has died after an incident on the A406 earlier this morning, near Charlie Brown’s Roundabout, in South Woodford.

Essex police. Picture PA.

An off-road biker from Chigwell has been disqualified for failing to respond to seven speeding offences including clocking up 76mph in a 30 zone.

The Barkingside Christmas lights switch on event at Ken Aston Square. Santa with Freddie Eldred aged 3

The festive countdown is truly underway now as residents in Barkingside celebrated their Christmas lights being switched on last night.

Walkers in a leafy path in Wanstead Park. Picture: Richard Arnopp

These images by a keen amateur photographer and a member of Friends of Wanstead Parklands, show the area at its beautiful best.

Homeless camp on Havelock Street in Ilford

A worsening crisis in the borough means between 10 and 20 homeless people are sleeping rough behind the Ilford Exchange shopping centre every night, in the freezing cold.

Crime & Court

Yesterday, 15:59
Christopher Lombard who was shot while working as a doorman in Ilford in 1996

On a cold dark December night 20 years ago, doorman Christopher Lombard arrived at work never to return home.

Yesterday, 13:36
Victim Khalid Safi. Picture Met Police.

A 19–year–old woman was arrested at an address in Redbridge yesterday on suspicion of conspiracy to murder.

Yesterday, 10:58
Essex police. Picture PA.

An off-road biker from Chigwell has been disqualified for failing to respond to seven speeding offences including clocking up 76mph in a 30 zone.

Health

Friday, December 2, 2016
The UK AIDS Memorial Quilt displayed at St Paul's Cathedral in central London. One of the quilts will be displayed in Redbridge Central Library tomorrow. Picture: Victoria Jones/PA

An iconic quilt panel, commemorating the lives of those lost to the AIDS epidemic in the UK, will be on display in Ilford tomorrow.

Wednesday, November 30, 2016
Ilford North MP Wes Streeting promoting his campaign to save King George Hospital's A&E in Barkingside this week.

A petition to save the borough’s only A&E will be visiting 35,000 Redbridge homes in the coming weeks.

Friday, November 25, 2016
Goodmayes Hospital, where Nelft are based.

Care provided to a father of three found dead soon after being hospitalised following a suicide attempt was “not appropriate”, an inquest has heard.

Environment

Yesterday, 10:41
Walkers in a leafy path in Wanstead Park. Picture: Richard Arnopp

These images by a keen amateur photographer and a member of Friends of Wanstead Parklands, show the area at its beautiful best.

Friday, December 2, 2016
The Ornamental Lake, in Wanstead Park, which has drained and created a large swathe of mud.

Keen birdwatchers and other nature lovers have complained that the water level in Wanstead Park’s lakes has significantly dropped, causing large swathes of mud.

Monday, November 21, 2016
Contractors have been brought in to repair electric mains cables after Thames Water were working in the street

National Grid is investigating a damaged cable, which could cause eight weeks of roadworks in a residential street.

Politics

Tue, 14:00
Kate Kennedy, David Stephens, Nicholas Smith, Cllr Elaine Norman, Chris Gannaway, Sadiq Khan, Cllr Jas Athwal, Cllr Dev Sharma and Cllr Debbie Kaur-Thiara (credit: Ron Jeffries)

Campaigners are celebrating after a long-fought battle for improved transport access for disabled and elderly commuters at Newbury Park station has been won.

Friday, November 25, 2016
Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond arriving in Downing Street. Photo: Jonathan Brady/PA Wire/PA Images

An MP has blasted the chancellor of the exchequer’s Autumn Statement, unveiled on Wednesday.

Thursday, November 24, 2016
Ilford North MP Wes Streeting with Kaleigh's bear, and Scott Lau. Mr Streeting has campaigned for more funding into DIPG.

Kaleigh is a six-year-old girl who lives in my constituency of Ilford North.

Education

Wed, 17:00
Pupils at Beal High School planting trees as part of their environmental campaign with Principal Terese Wilmot, Simon Wassell from ISC and Rob Laird

Pupils braved the cold weather on Tuesday to plant 234 silver birch tree saplings as part of a environmental campaign.

Wed, 09:38
Children at St Antony's Catholic Primary School in Woodford Green dressing in their nightclothes to raise awareness and money for the Salvation Army's homeless night shelter.

Pupils at a primary school spent a day in their pyjamas to raise money and awareness to combat rough sleeping.

Friday, December 2, 2016
Redbridge schools were ranked 9 out of 152 local authorities according the latest OFSTED league tables.

Parents can rest assured about the state of the borough’s schools after the latest OFSTED league tables showed Redbridge to be one of the highest performing in the country.

Heritage

Sunday, December 4, 2016
Landmark locations across Redbridge. The old Wanstead Hospital building

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

Tuesday, November 29, 2016
Alec Tiffin

An Ilford athletics club has paid tribute to one of its long standing members, Alec Tiffin, who died earlier this month.

Sunday, November 27, 2016
King Hussein of Jordan visited King Solomon High School in this week in 1996.

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

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